Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Washington DC, USA

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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A small issue turned into a dream stay

Jul 14, 2019 Lisa B Maryborough

Beautiful hotel in fantastic location. How lucky were we to get a gorgeous suite after guest relations sorted Out our tiny issue. They really made us feel special even after a minor glitch to our origins room
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Jul 9, 2019 Robert J

My wife and I were excited about our trip on the 4th of July and the location of the hotel. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful but at every turn I felt like I was being robbed with the prices of food and support. We pulled in into valet and my truck never moved from where I parked it until I checked out the next day but still charged me $65.… Read more
My wife and I were excited about our trip on the 4th of July and the location of the hotel. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful but at every turn I felt like I was being robbed with the prices of food and support. We pulled in into valet and my truck never moved from where I parked it until I checked out the next day but still charged me $65. Food was outrages for example two drinks and a cheese platter for lunch = $70. We later ordered room service…1 BLT, 1 Ham & Cheese sandwich and two bottles waters = $80. Then there where shady fees on the bill. The room was clean but there was no fitted sheet on the bed and the air conditioning couldn’t keep the room cool. Very Disappointed. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dishonest Housekeeping and poor customer service

Jul 9, 2019 Astutetraveler777

My husband and I spent one night at the Softel DC. We checked out early the next morning and I accidentally left a very expensive pair of shoes behind in the room. When we got home we called about the shoes and we were assured that someone would get back to us as soon as they talked with housekeeping. After the Fourth call 3 days later, the person… Read more
My husband and I spent one night at the Softel DC. We checked out early the next morning and I accidentally left a very expensive pair of shoes behind in the room. When we got home we called about the shoes and we were assured that someone would get back to us as soon as they talked with housekeeping. After the Fourth call 3 days later, the person at the desk told me that the reason they didn’t call us back was that they weren’t able to leave a voicemail ( not true) and that the housekeeper didn’t find any shoes in the room. So...one of their “honest” housekeepers is wearing my shoes!!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An incredible stay!

Jul 8, 2019 Ann S Atlanta, Georgia

I recently took my granddaughter to Washington DC to celebrate her 10th birthday. I chose to stay at Sofitel because I have stayed at DC Sofitel in the past and I knew they would make our stay there special. I couldn't believe how special! I contacted the Concierge to arrange several things. He asked in passing the reason for my return visit. … Read more
I recently took my granddaughter to Washington DC to celebrate her 10th birthday. I chose to stay at Sofitel because I have stayed at DC Sofitel in the past and I knew they would make our stay there special. I couldn't believe how special! I contacted the Concierge to arrange several things. He asked in passing the reason for my return visit. I told him my granddaughter was turning 10. All of the arrangements were perfect and when we arrived in our room there was a cake with my granddaughters name on it and several mementos of DC for her (hats and T-shirts)! the look on her face made the trip! Thank you to Mefin and the entire staff for making this celebration even more wonderful. Ann Salo Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Average service for a 5 star hotel

Jul 6, 2019 Damobau Brisbane Region, Australia

We checked in but no staff to assist with our bags. Checked and they took for ever to serve us as there was only 1 staff checking in at 2pm. Then he staffed our accor membership and got none of our benefits. Ordinary really. Room good except view of the garbage.