The Watergate Hotel

Washington DC, USA

The hotel

The Watergate Hotel has been making headlines since its 1965 launch. Back then it was because of its trailblazing curving architecture, which mimicked the bordering Potomac River and riled the DC conservatives. Then it was for the legendary 1972 Watergate scandal – you can even tour the notorious Room 214 today (if it’s not occupied). But today it’s for its luxury, with musts like free WiFi and bike hire eclipsed by the Argentta Spa’s sleek pool; Kingbird’s fine American dining; The Next Whisky Bar’s amber nectar and matching décor; the summer rooftop bar’s 360 degree skyline views, and its Foggy Bottom location, 10 minutes’ stroll from Georgetown and 1.4 miles from The White House.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in a prime location overlooking the Potomac River on one side, and the Kennedy Centre on the other. Short walk from Georgetown shops, bars and restaurants, and 1-mile from the Lincoln Memorial. Transfer time from Washington International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

336 rooms and suites, all with flat screen TV, plush bathrobes, La Bottega bath amenities, mini-bar*, iron and board, hairdryer, Nespresso™ coffee machine and safe. Superior Double Rooms are 275 sq ft, and have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Double with Balcony Rooms are 300–375 sq ft and feature a private furnished balcony, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe King with Balcony Rooms are as above, but have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe King with River View Rooms are located on higher floors with views of the Potomac River, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Double with River View and Balcony Rooms are 375–450 sq ft, and feature views of the Potomac River from the furnished private balcony, with 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Premier King with River View and Balcony Rooms are as above, but have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

  • 4th night free (resort fee included) for stays completeted between 19 Jun '19-31 Dec '19 if booked before 30 Sep '19. All Room Types based on availibilty. Offers may not be combinable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Black out dates apply.

Kingbird (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). The Next Whiskey Bar. Top of the Gate (rooftop bar and lounge). Afternoon tea* (Saturdays and Sundays, between 2:00–4:00pm only). Room service*. Indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Spa*. Fitness centre. Valet parking $52 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change). Complimentary WiFi.

This hotel has a resort fee of $25 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - Access to the indoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room - Access to the 24-hour fitness centre with bottled water and towel service - Complimentary bike rental (subject to availability) - Car service within 2 miles of the hotel (subject to availability) - Overnight shoe shine service - Local and long distance domestic phone calls - Morning coffee in the lobby - Daily newspapers - Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: children under the age of 16 years are not permitted to stay in a room with balcony.

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Jul 20, 2019 BackPacker277257

Clean & comfortable room. The mattress was excellent. Very quiet. Outstanding staff!! Anytime we had a need it was cheerfully attended to. Coffee & tea with newspapers offered early. So easy to get a cab, no waiting.
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Jul 16, 2019 MaryM32164 Daytona Beach, Florida

From check in to check out our 3 days at the Watergate Hotel were amazing! The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was beautiful and well appointed. The beds were very comfortable. We had a balcony which was perfect to relax and watch the planes. The shower was awesome. Room service was quick and delicious! I loved staying at the… Read more
From check in to check out our 3 days at the Watergate Hotel were amazing! The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was beautiful and well appointed. The beds were very comfortable. We had a balcony which was perfect to relax and watch the planes. The shower was awesome. Room service was quick and delicious! I loved staying at the Watergate Hotel! Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 Sven H

The tour about the watergate scandal was very interesting and entertaining. My congratulations to our tour guide Zacharia Powers. He was extremely well prepared. He was able to answer all our questions.
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Jul 11, 2019 mdwhalen90

I recently stayed at the Watergate and it was amazing. I stayed over the 4th of July weekend so it was very busy one of the nights i had ordered a bottle of alcohol to my room. Room service called me back and said they didn't have it on hand I asked for anything comparable and they agreed to call me back. They called me back and told me they would… Read more
I recently stayed at the Watergate and it was amazing. I stayed over the 4th of July weekend so it was very busy one of the nights i had ordered a bottle of alcohol to my room. Room service called me back and said they didn't have it on hand I asked for anything comparable and they agreed to call me back. They called me back and told me they would send someone to the store to get the bottle i wanted at no additional cost. if that's not great customer service then i don't know what is. Read less
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Jul 10, 2019 bobr218 Buffalo, New York

On one of the hottest days of the year, there was no a/c in the elevators. The open "bays" on the opposite side of the elevators were a storage area for tray tables carelessly placed. Not the sight anyone wanted to be greeted with upon the elevator doors opening.