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4.5 out of 5

"We spent 2 nights at this hotel. At check-in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe River View on the 14th floor from a Superior King Room ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 01 Jul 2019

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Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£174* Per night/room 9 May - 10 May

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

Hotel Description

The shopping around The Watergate Hotel gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from George Washington University. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 restaurants and 3 bars. Built in 1965, this 5-star hotel has 336 rooms over 15 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a pillowtop bed in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with pillowtop beds, flat-screen TVs and minibars
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at one of the 2 restaurants, or stop for a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking, self-parking and extended parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Indulge with body wraps, manicures and pedicures or facials at Argentta Spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and complimentary bicycles
  • Guests have great things to say about the comfortable guestrooms and the proximity to shopping
  • Within a 15-minute walk of Kennedy Center and Georgetown Waterfront Park
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

The Watergate Hotel ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Watergate Hotel

Couples (1)
4 out of 5
We spent 2 nights at this hotel. At check-in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe River View on the 14th floor from a Superior King Room as we were visiting DC for our honeymoon. The hotel is quiet, the lobby is nice. The rooms are large, clean and the River View can be quite nice. Ask the Concierge for a tour of the Scandal Room. We didn't use the pool or spa as they close quite early in the evening. The Bad: The town car has limited hours so we couldn't use it. The service is the bad bit, we arrived about 30 minutes before the check-in hour, we were pre-registered and we were told we would be called once the room is ready. We have went to have lunch and waited for the call. Needless to say we were never called to be informed that the room was ready, so we returned at the hotel in the evening. As a result, we had to change our plans as we wanted to shower and get changed. I mentioned this when picking-up the key and the gentleman at the Front Desk quickly made-up a lie / reason and offered no apology. Later in the day we called the Front Desk for some ice several times and we had to wait about 50 minutes to receive it. Same story the next evening. We requested the towels and bedsheets in the room be washed with fragrance-free detergent a few days before the trip, we were assured that they would but they failed to do that. I complained about the bad service and I managed to find a nice person that waived the resort fee for the 2 nights as compensation.

Posted by , from London on 1 Jul 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jul 2019 by TWH

Dear Guest, Congratulations to you and yours and thank you for allowing The Watergate Hotel to serve as your honeymoon destination. We are delighted to find that you enjoyed your ample accommodations and we are thrilled to read that your visit included a tour of our famous “Scandal Room”. We have long believed that success is all in the tailoring and we regret to learn that requested details were missed. We thank you for bringing this to our attention both while at the hotel and in the form of your review, as this type of feedback provides us with thought for further coaching and development of the team. We do pride ourselves on creating flawless experiences and we thank you for accepting our apologies. On behalf of all of us, we wish you both a lifetime of health, happiness and love and we hope to one day welcome you again so that you can both enjoy the magical experiences we are known to create. Until next time. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5 out of 5
Kind and friendly employees, helpful, respectful, excellent service

Posted by on 25 Feb 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Feb 2020 by TWH

Dear Guest, Comments like yours melt our heart and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughtful review. It was a pleasure to have you with us and we trust the days ahead will bring us together again. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 15 2021 to May 31 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)
  • Sauna

Property Features

The Watergate Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business centre. Event space at this hotel measures 27000 square feet (2508 square metres) and includes conference centres. A fitness centre, a steam room, and a rooftop terrace 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 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 27000 sq ft of conference space
  • 2508 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1965
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business centre (24 hours)
  • Conference centre
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are 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
  • Lift
  • 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 (8.5 km / 5.3 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 forms of accommodation 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-per-view films. Bathrooms include baths or showers, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottles of 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
  • Films for purchase
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.

The Top of the Gate – On-site rooftop bar.

Whisky Bar – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room, a fitness centre 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 and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

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
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any 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 lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre

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!
  • Cots (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 confirmationService 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

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.

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 all 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 sanitiser. Contactless checkout 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 wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No cots (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 centre 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 40 for adults, and 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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