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Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, City View

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children)

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Luxury Room, 2 Double Beds, City View

Max Occupancy: 5 guests (up to 3 children)

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Suite, 1 King Bed, City View (Prestige)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children)

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child)

Get an overview of this hotelFrench-inspired luxury accommodations near the White House

With a stay at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, you'll be centrally located in Washington, steps from Treasury Building and Ellipse.

This 4.5-star hotel is close to White House and Ford's Theater.

Make yourself at home in one of the 237 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as a fitness center or make use of other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This hotel has 6 meeting rooms available for events.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Once hailed as Le Petit Grand Dame in the early 1900s, the historic Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square combines original French architecture and grandeur with modern convenience. Located on the corner of Lafayette Square near the White House, the hotel offers 6 meeting rooms that carry the names of Parisian landmarks and districts.

A 24-hour business center and wireless Internet access are available to guests as well as a fully equipped fitness center. ICI Urban Bistro serves fresh and contemporary French cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 24-hour room service is also available. The trendy and chic Le Bar serves specialty cocktails and light fare.

The Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is a smoke-free property.

  • Restaurant 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Total number of rooms - 237 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Year Built 1999 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired internet access ( 16.95 USD )

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
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Where to Eat

iCi Urban Bistro - Contemporary American cuisine with a French twist. Seasonal outdoor terrace. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch weekdays.

Sample menu for iCi Urban Bistro

Appetizers:

  • Pan-Seared Sea Scallops
  • Onion Soup Gratinée
  • Frisée and Watercress Salad

    Main courses:

  • Sautéed Maine Lobster
  • Prime NY Steak and Frites
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto

    Desserts:

  • Chocolate Fondant
  • Brisk Coconut Parfait Bomb
  • Apple 'Tarte Tatin'

    Le Bar - Off the lobby, this popular watering hole is a meeting place for DC power brokers. Generously sized armchairs and sofas invite patrons to relax and partake in the French art of conversation. Open from early afternoon until late evening.

    Sample menu for Le Bar

    Appetizers:

  • Crab Cake Salad
  • Baby Spinach Caesar Salad
  • Cheese Plate

    Sandwiches:

  • Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
  • Roast Beef
  • Ham and Cheese

    Evening snacks:

  • Chicken Satay
  • Smoked Shrimp Quesadillas
  • Lobster and Vegetable Spring Rolls

    Drinks:

  • Jefferson (Frïs Vodka, Grand Marnier, Black Raspberry Liqueur, Sweet and Sour Mix)
  • Moët & Chandon, Brut, Imperial Rosé
  • Viognier, Zaca Mesa, Santa Ynez, 2000
  • Château Greysac, Médoc, France, 1999

    Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square offers room service 24 hours a day.

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    Nearby Things to Do

    • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

    Accessibility

    To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

    • Accessible path of travel 
    • Accessible bathroom 
    • Roll-in shower 
    • Accessible parking 
    • In-room accessibility 
    • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
    • Braille or raised signage 

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 3 PM

    Check-out

    Check-out time is noon

    Payment types

    Pets

    Pets allowed

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

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    Fees

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 16.95 (rates may vary)
    • Valet parking fee: USD 48.00 per day (in/out privileges)
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per day
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    We should mention

    Up to 3 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    Awards & Affiliations

    • Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is listed in the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.
    • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.
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