Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, Washington DC

Virgin rating

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

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. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning and ironing service*. Complimentary WiFi.

This hotel has a resort fee of $34.79 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Urban Experience fee includes the following: 

  • Morning Tea & Coffee in The Lobby 
  • Refreshing Afternoon Beverage in The Lobby 
  • Premium WiFi Access 
  • Morning Guided Runs 
  • Yoga Classes 
  • $10 Movie Credit Per Day (for Platinum ALL Members) 
  • $10 Laundry/Dry Cleaning Credit Per Day

*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

  • Excellent (2593)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Expecting 5 star, didn't experience it

May 12, 2024 Surfliner LA

Spent five days in DC, decided to splurge on a five star hotel in a good location. The Sofitel was not bad, but not worthy of fives stars. Shower was too small, cleaning was on demand only by placing the hanger on the door (instead of automatic with no DND hanger), maintenance was called on a non-working outlet that was never addressed, and… Read more
Spent five days in DC, decided to splurge on a five star hotel in a good location. The Sofitel was not bad, but not worthy of fives stars. Shower was too small, cleaning was on demand only by placing the hanger on the door (instead of automatic with no DND hanger), maintenance was called on a non-working outlet that was never addressed, and service was in some cases below average, especially for five stars. I would not stay there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Hotel

May 10, 2024 John A Daytona Beach, Florida

The hotel and the restaurant are excellent and the location is perfect. The White House is just across the street. It's close to several great places to eat.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, Great stay!

May 9, 2024 darrelp808 Norman, Oklahoma

First time to stay at Sofitel in D.C. The location is perfect. Right in the middle of all things Federal Government. Also makes it easy to see the sites from this base of operations!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel close to White House

May 7, 2024 MitchellC319 Davis, California

Elegant boutique hotel. Amazing service. Our room was amazing. Very large for a regular king room. Beautiful bathroom. Comfortable. The service is impeccable. Would stay again in a heartbeat!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Je Taime, Sofitel !👌🏽✨

May 7, 2024 kbetty2017 Closter

I adored this French boutique hotel bc they have the perfect ambiance. Beautifully adorned with parisian decor and historic charm, it’s the perfect place to relax & indulge. Soft warm lighting, the cutest cast iron bathtub, Balmain body products, plush white robe, room service, and a Bose alarm clock stereo. 🧖🏻‍♀️ Located in Lafayette… Read more
I adored this French boutique hotel bc they have the perfect ambiance. Beautifully adorned with parisian decor and historic charm, it’s the perfect place to relax & indulge. Soft warm lighting, the cutest cast iron bathtub, Balmain body products, plush white robe, room service, and a Bose alarm clock stereo. 🧖🏻‍♀️ Located in Lafayette Square….close to The White House & The Lincoln Memorial. Read less