Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

The hotel

Featuring a certain sense of pizazz throughout as well as numerous contemporary comforts and state-of-the-art facilities, the Sofitel Washington on Lafayette Square provides all the answers to your shopping, sightseeing and entertainment dreams. Head to the Opaline Bar & Brasserie for French-inspired cuisine and a specialty cocktail. All in all this is one Washington postcode that's worthy of your attention and not just because of the White House, the Washington Monument and the National Theatre which are all within a well-aimed stone's throw from the Sofitel's front door.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated on the corner of Lafayette Square bordering the White House and close to numerous downtown sites including Smithsonian museums, war memorials and vast green parks. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

237 rooms and suites on 12 floors. All with air-conditioning, 55” HDTV, Bose© sound system, mini-bar*, coffee maker, separate bath and rain shower, hairdryer and iron and board. Superior Rooms are 370-400 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Deluxe Luxury Rooms are 400-450 sq ft and have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are 426-475 sq ft and have a separate living area with additional TV, with 1 king-size bed in the bedroom and pullout sofa bed in the living area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 

Opaline Bar & Brasserie (classic French food, seasonal dishes and cocktails, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Fitness centre. In-room spa services*. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning and ironing service*. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: one person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

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Traveller rating

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Apr 5, 2020 Jeremy061 Anchorage, Alaska

Casey is always ready and willing to go the extra mile. Made the stay much more enjoyable than it could have been considering the city was on lockdown for coronavirus prevention measures. Hotel is located in the heart of downtown DC with easy access to all the sights.
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Apr 3, 2020 160ninay

After an incredibly long travel experience, I arrived at the Sofitel and most of the hotel was closed due to COVID-19 and they were operating on a skeleton crew. Despite all of this, service never waivered and Casey was a big reason for that. From helping me with parking, assisting with baggage and check-in, organizing the luggage in the hotel,… Read more
After an incredibly long travel experience, I arrived at the Sofitel and most of the hotel was closed due to COVID-19 and they were operating on a skeleton crew. Despite all of this, service never waivered and Casey was a big reason for that. From helping me with parking, assisting with baggage and check-in, organizing the luggage in the hotel, and even bringing our Uber Eats to the door. Casey was amazing in getting me settled. Read less
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Mar 28, 2020 kwright777

Stayed for the weekend and enjoyed every second! Every need that we had Casey tended to with no problem at all and made sure they were fulfilled. Enjoyed our stay very much and will return in the future!
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Mar 17, 2020 traveler_tp24 Taipei, Taiwan

This was the second time to stay in Sofitel. When we checked in, we got a small room, and we asked for a bigger room, and the staff moved us to a suite with surcharges. The room was spacious and clean, with a living room and nice view. Right across the hotel, there's a deli to have breakfast. It only takes five-min walk to the White House, and… Read more
This was the second time to stay in Sofitel. When we checked in, we got a small room, and we asked for a bigger room, and the staff moved us to a suite with surcharges. The room was spacious and clean, with a living room and nice view. Right across the hotel, there's a deli to have breakfast. It only takes five-min walk to the White House, and 10-min walk to the nearest Macy's. The concierge was helpful when we tried to find a hair salon. They helped us make a reservation. Overall, I highly recommend Sofitel, and would love to stay there when I visit again. Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 Blondebomb007 Sydney, Australia

We are very impressed with Casey, we had a few teething problems with our room and he resolved them promptly and also went above and beyond to make our stay amazing by assisting us with what we needed. We have noticed that all the staff here are polite and can not do enough to help us from manager to the doorman and those in between. They always… Read more
We are very impressed with Casey, we had a few teething problems with our room and he resolved them promptly and also went above and beyond to make our stay amazing by assisting us with what we needed. We have noticed that all the staff here are polite and can not do enough to help us from manager to the doorman and those in between. They always have a smile on their face and are ready to assist in any way they can, nothing is too difficult and especially in this uncertain time of the Coronavirus and the stress that is has put everyone under. We will definitely be back. Read less