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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating I love this hotel

Nov 14, 2019 juliecamille70 Kensington, California

I have stayed here twice for work trips and cannot say enough good things. The staff and the service is top notch. It is a big hotel but feels small and warm. I just love that about it b/c as a woman traveling alone for work I like to feel that the staff are looking out for me. The rooms are really nice. A full bath and separate shower, very nice… Read more
I have stayed here twice for work trips and cannot say enough good things. The staff and the service is top notch. It is a big hotel but feels small and warm. I just love that about it b/c as a woman traveling alone for work I like to feel that the staff are looking out for me. The rooms are really nice. A full bath and separate shower, very nice curtains, and wonderful beds and bed linens. The location is super convenient to many things. The hotel is immaculate - rooms, entry, hallways, etc. I really am impressed and will certainly stay here again and for personal trips, too. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Venue, Greatr Staff, Great Experience

Nov 13, 2019 Mark L

This was our 3rd time at the Siofitel Washington and it was the best. The staff is couteous and cannot do enough for you, the catering people were on top of everything and always asking what else they could do, and the location and beautiful Eurpean style hotel are unbeatable.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Shocking customer service

Nov 11, 2019 travelmfnmgl

Terrible customer service! The Front Desk offered to post a set of letters for me. 3 weeks later I started to receive complaints from the intended recipients who had not received the letters. Despite repeated efforts using the recommended methods to contact the hotel, I have not received a response. I even tried to call Accor HQ in London which… Read more
Terrible customer service! The Front Desk offered to post a set of letters for me. 3 weeks later I started to receive complaints from the intended recipients who had not received the letters. Despite repeated efforts using the recommended methods to contact the hotel, I have not received a response. I even tried to call Accor HQ in London which takes you to a recored message saying the voice mail is all and no longer taking messages! The letters were obviously not posted, but the evidence suggests all is not well with the Accor Group of hotels. Whenever an organisation refuses to respond, it is very annoying. In my case, I represent an 800-year old University that is consistently ranked in the world's top 5 so our professional reputation is being badly damaged by this situation. My local dry cleaners has better customer service. Great customer service costs nothing. Covering-up a mistake and closing ranks behind the organisation suggests an institutional defect. I won't be staying here again and I'd strongly recommend you don't either. Nice hotel in a great location with a good breakfast restaurant. If you want a gym, which should be standard for a 5* hotel, stay somewhere else. Read less
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Nov 11, 2019 Adrian G

This itself is one the best hotels I stayed in. Great place, very clean, well designed, big screen in the room, fairly cheap(except of a car park), really helpful concierge and polite (lady was from Philly who gave some advice about the city as we were headed to Philadelphia in next few days). Just great in overall
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very Pleasant City Hotel

Nov 8, 2019 rainman37 sydney

The Washington Sofitel ticks all the boxes. It is well located - only a 5 minute stroll from the White House. It has a very pleasant and welcoming bar area and restaurant. The bar area extends to the side walk which was a great place to sit with a choice of well priced cocktails and watch the world go by. The rooms are … Read more
The Washington Sofitel ticks all the boxes. It is well located - only a 5 minute stroll from the White House. It has a very pleasant and welcoming bar area and restaurant. The bar area extends to the side walk which was a great place to sit with a choice of well priced cocktails and watch the world go by. The rooms are a good size and well structured with very a comfortable king bed along with quality linen and an good sized bathroom as well . The staff are friendly and very helpful in planning what to visit and when in this city of many features. Read less