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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Feb 20, 2020 frankaN879WD

Casey checked us in this evening with great care and attention to detail. I had called earlier in the day to ask for attention to my reservation as it was my first time staying with this brand & location and I was bringing my wife for a get away weekend from Alabama. Casey was able to upgrade our room and worked to get us the late check out that… Read more
Casey checked us in this evening with great care and attention to detail. I had called earlier in the day to ask for attention to my reservation as it was my first time staying with this brand & location and I was bringing my wife for a get away weekend from Alabama. Casey was able to upgrade our room and worked to get us the late check out that we had hoped for on our return day. Go, Casey!!! Read less
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Feb 19, 2020 demny

I 've stayed at the hotel before, and on this last visit, there was a very efficient gentleman at the front desk. His name was Casey, I run a service business, and this is the type of employee that we all need, and are fortunate to have as a patron. Thank you!
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Feb 18, 2020 FellowTraveler757614

Hotel is very pretty- close to The White House and walking distance to museums & monuments. Rooms were clean & beds were comfortable but service could have been better and only one very small elevator was ever working at a time so we often found ourselves waiting at least 5 minutes to get one that wasn't already full. Casey is an excellent… Read more
Hotel is very pretty- close to The White House and walking distance to museums & monuments. Rooms were clean & beds were comfortable but service could have been better and only one very small elevator was ever working at a time so we often found ourselves waiting at least 5 minutes to get one that wasn't already full. Casey is an excellent employee...helped us remedy an issue our first night and was the most attentive employee we encountered our whole trip. Read less
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Feb 15, 2020 Mlleron New York City, New York

I have stayed her often trough the years bu this will be the last time. I get to DC 4 or five times a year and there are certainly better options. I travel a lot and spend over 60 nights a year in hotels around the world. From the beginning of my visit I knew it was going to be a bad one. I came in in a cab from the train station on the rain. … Read more
I have stayed her often trough the years bu this will be the last time. I get to DC 4 or five times a year and there are certainly better options. I travel a lot and spend over 60 nights a year in hotels around the world. From the beginning of my visit I knew it was going to be a bad one. I came in in a cab from the train station on the rain. I got out of the car and got drenched getting my bag out of the trunk. The door people were too engaged laughing at something on their phones that they didn't notice me. When I got to the door no help either, they just said that I have to pull not push. The rooms are ok, but the beds are overly soft and feel old. The towels in the bathroom are threadbare and coarse. And what really pisses me off is the $25 a day "Guest Amenity Fee". Wonder whoa those amenities are- IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MORE MONEY just charge what you need for the room and don't throw in extra surcharges. Only thing I will miss about this hotel is the excellent and always friendly bar staff. Read less
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Feb 15, 2020 N3446VFcherylb

Stayed here many times but this time there was a Problem with the TV but Casey was able to have it working in no time. thank you for the great service Casey, he arrived promptly and even had the parts needed on hand.