4.6 out of 5

"We booked 7 rooms at the Sofitel and got a great deal on a lovely hotel through Travelocity. The rooms were beautiful with plenty of outlets for devi ... " More

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Hotel Description

5-star luxury hotel near White House

City center retreat

Within a 15-minute walk of this Downtown Washington D.C. hotel, you'll find White House and Ford's Theater. Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A terrace, limo/town car service, and a library are also on offer.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts such as pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 237 guestrooms offer thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers. Other amenities include free WiFi, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Superior Room (Working Area)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$144 per night

Executive Suite (Executive)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Room (Working Area)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Luxury Room, City View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square ratings based on 64 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Everyone (21)
5 out of 5
The location was perfect since we were in DC to view the White House Christmas decorations. We loved everything about staying at the Sofitel. The staff was very helpful with all of our questions. The beds and pillows were very comfortable and the room was very quiet...no street or hall noise. I would definitely stay at Sofitel again on a return trip to DC.

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 7, 2018 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, I am very pleased to hear that you loved everything about your stay and that you found the team helpful with all your questions. I am also very happy to hear that you found your accommodations quiet and comfortable, and that you found our central location perfect. Thank you again for taking the time to leave a comment and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Karla Erales General Manager

2 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 12, 2018

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Nov 12, 2018 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We hope your next visit is a pleasant one Merci! -Karla Erales General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018

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Sep 27, 2018 by Karla

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We look forward to your next visit! A bientot! -Karla

5 out of 5

Business Trip to DC

Pros: The bed was SO nice.
Cons: Cheaper minibar prices?
Location: Near White House. Good restaurants nearby at decent prices.
We booked 7 rooms at the Sofitel and got a great deal on a lovely hotel through Travelocity. The rooms were beautiful with plenty of outlets for devices and REALLY comfortable beds! Great location -- near the White House -- with lots of restaurants nearby. Be sure to look at the minibar prices before partaking.

Posted by , from Virginia Beach, VA on Aug 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 24, 2018 by Karla

Thank you KThaigal for leaving such a detailed and informative review. We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay with us I am very happy to hear that you found the rooms beautiful, and the beds to be really comfortable, and thank you for the pun, the beds are SO nice. I am also delighted to hear that you liked our location, as you mentioned, were are centrally located and near many restaurants and local attractions. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Karla

5 out of 5
This is a very sophisticated, upscale hotel with modern furnishings that is in walking distance to the Washington monuments and museums. The room was quiet and extremely clean. However, breakfast is not included and valet parking is a staggering $65 per day. That said, I felt that the room price was a reasonably good value, just park elsewhere.

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel close to EVERYTHING!

We had a 3 night stay. We were in DC for college tours Loved the hotel and all of its accommodations. Staff was very pleasant. Food was delicious! Will definitely stay again!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 1, 2018 by Patrick Vincelette

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay as well as our restaurant. We hope to welcome you back soon.

5 out of 5

A nice short stay

It was my first time to DC and I picked this hotel due to its proximity to my office. It came out the hotel is nice and clean. Good breakfast served in the bistro. Also it's short walk to White House and the town center for shopping. It's close to blue metro line and is easy to commu to museums. I will stay here again next time here.

Posted by , from Vancouver on Feb 8, 2018

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Feb 14, 2018 by Alexandra Byrne

Thank you for your review and photos!

3 out of 5

Not Bad but Not Great

Pros: Location, free wifi,
Hotel Staff is very friendly as most hotels are. Building was conveniently located for all the tourist attractions as the white house is right around the corner. I purchased a room with a city view. The view was of a dumpster in an alley and the rooms on the other side of a U shaped building. Not appealing at all. Not worth the extra money. Nice mini bar and they claim to restock it everyday. I was there 3 days and it did not get restocked once. It does not have a bar with a tv if you like to get a cocktail and watch news or game while wife or kids get ready. Not a deal breaker but good to know. If you like a shower with water pressure this is not the place. Trickling rain effect with luke warm water just didnt cut it for me. I dont know if it was because it was very cold out but the water never got hot the way I like it. My daughter likes hot baths and they did have a tub so thats nice but I do not think it was cleaned at all while we were there. Hair was still in tub when we got back from sightseeing. I paid like $55 extra a night for free breakfast. What they dont tell you is that it only includes breakfast for one and its only $28 value even though they know you have a guest. Math didnt add up. All in all nice hotel but not worth the money in my opinion.

Posted by , from NC on Jan 2, 2018

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Jan 8, 2018 by Alexandra Byrne

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5 out of 5

Washington DC Trip

Pros: Friendly staff
Location: Loved the location, within walking distance to over 75% of the major attractions...
Everything was great: staff was very friendly and always willing to help, the food was good and the location excellent.

Posted by , from Florida on Aug 8, 2017

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Aug 14, 2017 by Alexandra Byrne

Thank you for your review. We're so glad you were able to take advantage of our central location and were thrilled with our services!

3 out of 5
Pros: Location
Cons: Housekeeping. Also had to ask for an in-room coffee machine and then every day to ask for more coffee and cups
Location was perfect. Staff said all the right things but didn't follow through. Had lots of difficulty getting the room cleaned ...maybe because we didn't leave early but even when we mentioned to staff that we were going out and wanted it cleaned within next few hours, it was not done. We expect a hotel of this caliber to work around our schedule - not theirs. We stayed in Sofitel Paris and thought it was fabulous. Disappointed with this one

Posted by , from palm springs on Jan 3, 2017

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About the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Location 806 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and a library are also featured at the luxury Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. Parking is available for a fee. This 5-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 237 guestrooms or units
  • 12 levels
  • 6 conference rooms
  • Built in 1999
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (9.4 km / 5.8 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Metro station: McPherson Sq. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square offers 237 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 55-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Washington hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 11 AM and on weekends from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Opaline Bar and Brasserie - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 28.70 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room bottled water

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 30 and USD 50 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 16.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 64.90 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Sofitel Lafayette
  • Sofitel Lafayette Hotel
  • Sofitel Lafayette Hotel Washington DC Square
  • Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
  • Sofitel Washington Dc Hotel Washington Dc
  • Washington Dc Sofitel
  • Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel
  • Sofitel Lafayette Square Hotel
  • Sofitel Lafayette Square
  • Accor Washington Dc

You should know

  • Up to 3 children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of Historic Hotels of America.