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4.1 out of 5

"Rooms seem to be a little tired.However the bathrooms were beautiful,and you dont want to get out of the shower. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 07 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

5-star luxury hotel near Kennedy Center

City center retreat

Within a 15-minute walk of this Foggy Bottom hotel, you'll find Kennedy Center and Georgetown Waterfront Park. Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Art Museum of the Americas are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a restaurant are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Make the most of the fitness center and a rooftop terrace, and relax with drinks at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 336 individually furnished guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Comforts include premium bedding and down comforters, while espresso makers and bathrobes are thoughtful touches. Housekeeping is available once per stay.

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$256* Per night/room Jul 25 - Jul 26

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Double Room, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room, Balcony

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (Ambassador)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Watergate Hotel ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Watergate Hotel

Everyone (14) Couples (2) Family (2)
1 out of 5
Terrible service at the property. The room advertised was not the one I received. After speaking to the front desk I was told to contact Travelocity directly , thanks a 5 star property and my complaints were all but ignored. The room was loud and drilling , yes a drill could be heard at 10:30 PM in the room next door. I was told I could move to another room if I paid extra for the actual room I booked and that was in the pictures on the Travelocity site. After spending a night with the heat not working they finally moved me to another room. I was amazed at the lack of customer service for this property. Understaffed and not worth the money to get this level of poor service. Contacted Travelocity directly and was on a continuing hold for over an hour and never could resolve the issue. It was hot potato from hotel to Travelocity for any kind of credit or response. Avoid both

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5 out of 5

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jan 6, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 6, 2020 by Watergate Hotel

Dear guest, It was our pleasure to ensure a five-star experience during your recent trip to Washington. Do come again! Warm regards, The Watergate Hotel

4 out of 5
Rooms seem to be a little tired.However the bathrooms were beautiful,and you dont want to get out of the shower.

Posted by on Dec 7, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 9, 2019 by TWH

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Washington and we are pleased to find that you adored our spa-like baths. We appreciate your added feedback and we hope we have the chance to fully impress with another Watergate experience in the months and years ahead. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 25, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 27, 2019 by TWH

Thank you! It was a joy to welcome you for a treasured Watergate experience and we hope that your memorable visit will soon lead to another. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 19, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, We are elated to find your perfect scores and we look forward to earning similar results during each of your future Georgetown visits. Until then, The Watergate Hotel

4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 12, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, We appreciate your sign of approval and we look forward to welcoming you back to Georgetown, hopefully, one day soon. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 24, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 27, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, Earning your perfect scores means the world to us and we hope that your cherished Georgetown experience will soon result in you joining us again. Kind Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 6, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, We thank you for the rave review and we look forward to you joining us for another city retreat, hopefully, one day soon. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5
Service was excellent. Cannot say enough about the friendliness and training exhibited. You rarely see that anymore.

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 23, 2019 by TWH

Greetings, This is just what we love to find in our reviews. Our Watergate colleagues thank you for the wonderful accolades and on behalf of our entire team, we invite you to visit again just as soon as you can. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from June 1 2021 to October 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Property Features

The Watergate Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Event space at this hotel measures 27000 square feet (2508 square meters) and includes a conference center. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury The Watergate Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 336 guestrooms or units
  • 15 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 27000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2508 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1965
  • Dining venue
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Long-term parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) (9.1 km / 5.6 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (8 km / 5 mi)
  • Metro station: Foggy Bottom Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking, self parking, and extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Watergate Hotel offers 336 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 47-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

The Top of the Gate - This rooftop bar serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

The Next Whisky Bar - This cocktail bar serves dinner and light fare. Open select days.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Argentta Spa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 7
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 200 per pet, per stay
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children; please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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.

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • One child stays free
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.
  • Debit cards

Fees

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

  • Resort fee: USD 33.34 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

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 20 and USD 45 for adults, USD 12 and USD 33 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 52 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 200 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 300 (subject to availability)

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

Hotel Names

  • Watergate Hotel Washington
  • Watergate Hotel
  • Watergate Washington
  • The Watergate Hotel Hotel
  • The Watergate Hotel Washington
  • The Watergate Hotel Hotel Washington

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.