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. With some of the most important neighbours on the planet you'll quickly become accustomed to the finer things in life as from the French flair of ICI Urban Bistro to the speciality Martinis served in Le Bar, this is an excellent chance to discover just how the other half get their kicks. Aside from the fab food and drink selection you'll also be treated to a modern fitness suite and in-room spa services, both of which are designed to ease your energy levels into the evening or help you recover from a day of retail therapy or cultural sightseeing. 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.

Hotel information

237 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 55” HDTV, BOSE radio, complimentary WiFi, mini-bar*, separate bath and rain shower, hairdryer and iron and board. Superior Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping max 2 adults or 4 adults.

Luxury Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping max 2 adults or 4 adults.

ICI Urban Bistro (modern French comfort food; open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Le Bar. Fully-equipped fitness room (strengthening equipment, treadmills and free weights). In-room spa services* (massage and beauty treatments). Business centre with support staff and WiFi access. 24-hour room service* (hot dishes and cold snacks). Currency exchange. ATM. Gift shop. Concierge services. Laundry/dry-cleaning and ironing service*. 24-hour security staff.

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel in perfect spot in DC

Aug 19, 2019 Sven L Red Bank, New Jersey

Fantastic hotel. Hit right on all counts. Check in was a breeze, the car valet came out and asked our name on the street when we pulled over and basically took care of everything and we were in our room in like 2-3 minutes (expensive to park at $64 per day...my only gripe. You can self-park one block away at a public grange for 1/3 the price). … Read more
Fantastic hotel. Hit right on all counts. Check in was a breeze, the car valet came out and asked our name on the street when we pulled over and basically took care of everything and we were in our room in like 2-3 minutes (expensive to park at $64 per day...my only gripe. You can self-park one block away at a public grange for 1/3 the price). Rooms were good size, clean, modern room with minibar and coffee machine. Wonderful bed! Great shower. Lots of new release pay per view movie options, Easy check out on the TV menu. Lobby is nice and location cannot be beat. Only negative issue I had was that we only stayed here one night. My wife and I wished we could've spent a whole week here...maybe next time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful and convenient location. Be financially prepared.

Aug 18, 2019 dianaehj

We stayed here for our anniversary. We got a Priceline deal. The hotel is beautiful. Whoever did the interior design knows what they are doing. There is also tea and other beverages being served at no charge in the lobby. Location is great. We walked pretty much everywhere, and you can from here. The carpet in our room was dated, although it… Read more
We stayed here for our anniversary. We got a Priceline deal. The hotel is beautiful. Whoever did the interior design knows what they are doing. There is also tea and other beverages being served at no charge in the lobby. Location is great. We walked pretty much everywhere, and you can from here. The carpet in our room was dated, although it sorta fit with the decor. We were nervous to touch anything like beverages because we thought we would be charged. In fact, you feel this way continuously while in the hotel. Maybe if you're a big shot and have a lot of money to burn, you won't be intimidated by this. However, if you're just looking to have a nice time with this opportunity of a five star hotel, be ready to have some extra money set aside for hidden/not as obvious costs. For example, parking is around 56 a night. To get around this, we found a Groupon for Union Station. You will get charged a 25 amenity fee at checkout. You will need at least 100 in your account for the deposit. And for the love of God don't eat at the restaurant. The waiters, while very polite, will come up to you asking if you want juice or tea or another beverage, making it sound like they are included. They are not. There will also be a 18% food charge or something like that on your bill. The food was amazing however. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, friendly staff and excellent location

Aug 14, 2019 Jacobcrew Hervey Bay, Australia

We stayed here for three nights in May 2019. Our room was well appointed and comfortable with a great view to the street - perfect for people watching!. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful although a special shout out to Sebastian in the restaurant. He is a true gentleman and gave the hotel an Old World feeling- something sadly… Read more
We stayed here for three nights in May 2019. Our room was well appointed and comfortable with a great view to the street - perfect for people watching!. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful although a special shout out to Sebastian in the restaurant. He is a true gentleman and gave the hotel an Old World feeling- something sadly lacking in this day and age. Thank you Sebastian for making The Sofitel feel like a home away from home. The food is great, we had room service one night as well as breakfast every morning. The bar is very welcoming and just what we needed after a long days walk around the capital, the barman also gave us a great tip for a special restaurant, The Occidental. A special place with a great history and the best steak and crabcakes, it was the best meal we had all trip! The location of the hotel is unbeatable - a short walk around the corner and we found the White House! As Aussie tourists visiting Washington DC for the first time, we found the city very impressive, easy to navigate, full of amazing sights and monuments and beautiful street scapes.We would love to return someday and will definately stay at this hotel again when we do. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent location - nice comfortable room - some issues though

Aug 9, 2019 898frank Virginia

For a business trip I stayed 4 nights at this hotel. Location is perfect for central DC, just a short walk to the subway station (McPherson Square Station, exit White House). Had booked a standard room but got upgraded due to my Accor gold status. Room was clean and housekeeping did a very nice job every day. Bed is the comfortable Sofitel bed,… Read more
For a business trip I stayed 4 nights at this hotel. Location is perfect for central DC, just a short walk to the subway station (McPherson Square Station, exit White House). Had booked a standard room but got upgraded due to my Accor gold status. Room was clean and housekeeping did a very nice job every day. Bed is the comfortable Sofitel bed, bathroom was large enough and had a separate shower. Room was also quiet and airco worked fine with outside temps up too 100F. I had planned to do some work in the room but that proofed to by a bit difficult. The desk had a chair that was not suited at all, it was way to low to sit at a desk (and I'm over 6ft). Only solution was to put a few pillows in the chair and sit on them, not that comfortable. My hotel reservation included breakfast but the hotel only serves a la carte. This meant I got a 30$ credit for breakfast. That seems a lot but breakfast is rather expensive and this won't get you the so called Opaline breakfast ($25) due to added costs. The quality though was pretty good. At arrival I got a welcoming letter addressed to Mrs xxx (I am a Mr...) which is a bit sloppy. It promised some delicacies but they never showed up. A late check out was also mentioned but it turned out that it was difficult to get that organised. 13:00 is definitely not a late check out! It took some effort to change that into 15:00. I used the fast check out expecting to receive an invoice by email but never got one. Had to call to get that fixed. All in all the stay was OK and I slept well. Staff was friendly and polite. But there's a couple of things that need some refinement by the management to have a truly 5 star experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An absolutely perfect holiday!

Aug 6, 2019 gkme84 Grove City, Ohio

The Sofitel was exquisite. In a fabulous location, close to the metro and many top-notch restaurants and bars - not to mention all the sights - an absolute treasure. And the staff - incredible. Special shout out to Toufik. He was hands-down the VERY best server I've ever had the pleasure of dining with in all my years. His level of service was… Read more
The Sofitel was exquisite. In a fabulous location, close to the metro and many top-notch restaurants and bars - not to mention all the sights - an absolute treasure. And the staff - incredible. Special shout out to Toufik. He was hands-down the VERY best server I've ever had the pleasure of dining with in all my years. His level of service was beyond expectation. We just can't say enough about this wonderful hotel and how it MADE our entire trip one we will always remember. Will ALWAYS stay in this hotel hence forward when visiting DC. Read less