The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037, United States
+1 202 827 1600

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8.8

Excellent
based on 3,485 reviews
The Watergate Hotel - Washington, DC, United States
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Hotwire £147
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 1.3 mi
Location rating 8.3
Nearest airport Washington All airports
Distance to airport 1.0 mi

Rooms

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Double rooms

£341+

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Nightly + local taxes & fees
Unknown
£341 per night

Superior rooms

£135+

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Provider
Nightly + local taxes & fees
King bed
£135 per night
King bed
£147 per night
King bed
£147 per night
King bed
£153 per night
King bed
£161 per night
King bed
£161 per night
Unknown
£163 per night
Unknown
£166 per night
Unknown
£168 per night
Unknown
£168 per night
King bed
£177 per night
King bed
£179 per night
Unknown
£184 per night
Unknown
£204 per night
Unknown
£206 per night
Unknown
£249 per night
Unknown
£258 per night
Unknown
£273 per night

Deluxe rooms

£230+

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Nightly + local taxes & fees
Unknown
£230 per night
Unknown
£238 per night
Unknown
£245 per night
Unknown
£272 per night
Unknown
£272 per night
Unknown
£277 per night
Unknown
£277 per night
Unknown
£287 per night
Unknown
£309 per night
Unknown
£352 per night
Unknown
£372 per night
Unknown
£453 per night

King rooms

£538+

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Provider
Nightly + local taxes & fees
Unknown
£538 per night

Premier rooms

£386+

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Nightly + local taxes & fees
Unknown
£386 per night
Unknown
£509 per night

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  • Good
    Mar 2020
    8.0

    Very clean, friendly staff, and great location..

    Very poor breakfast..

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    10.0

    The room was amazing, a beautiful view over the Potomac. We could see the amazing sunsets, watch students rowing on the river and look out on the people simply taking a walk. We loved the pool, and I was impressed by the gym, which was very good for a hotel, in my experience. The lifts were very fast! Service was always cheerful and friendly.

    Breakfast was probably the least favourite bit. The buffet was a bit unimaginative, although there was a good range of food to order.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    9.0

    Excellent breakfast. Room with river view was spacious and comfortable. Hotel is moderate walking distance to some restaurants and Lincoln Memorial at the beginning of the National Mall. Quick cab ride from museums at far end of Mall.

    The hot tub in pool area was still cool at 10:00 am on our last morning.

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    10.0

    The location was perfect and the staff were extremely helpful and thoughtful.

    No issues

  • Excellent
    Mar 2020
    10.0

    Staff went out of their way for me, I felt. Room was gorgeous and bed was incredibly comfortable. Fantastic location. Highly recommended!

    I was hoping for a Watergate gift shop to bring home memorabilia :)

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About

Overview

The Watergate Hotel is an indelible piece of American history that is ready to show guests the future of hospitality.

There’s nothing sneaky about it: the Watergate is set to impress. Guests have the option of staying in the coveted scandal room, which was used in the actual break-in in 1972. It is decorated by Lyn Paolo, who designs costumes for the hit show Scandal. It features a 48” flat screen TV and even robes to help you “Cover Up.”

The rest of the rooms and suites each have their own unique charm and appeal. Instead of using a cookie-cutter framework for room design, the Watergate makes each room as significant as the guests that occupy them. Touches of luxury are incorporated into the experience such as marble bathrooms with warm, welcoming tones that inspire comfort.

The dining experience is as iconic as the hotel’s history itself. Guests can dine either inside or outside. Regardless of the choice, they will be surrounded by awe-inspiring architectural choices, accented by modern, clean lines and oversized fixtures. The option to sit in a couch-comfortable chair while gazing outside is available, as is a position on the patio with an impressive view on the side. The cocktail list features signature creations with fresh ingredients. At the Kingbird, guests have the option to indulge in freshly cooked beef, locally sourced fish and seafood, and farm fresh ingredients from local area suppliers.

The Watergate provides an opportunity for guests to truly blend in with a piece of American history.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8.8 Excellent

based on 3,485 reviews

8.8

Wellness Area

8.3

Location

4.6

WiFi

4.1

Value

Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Comfortable beds
  • Great view

Check in

15:00

Check out

12:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities

Parking
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Business centre
Internet
Concierge service
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
Spa
Hot tub
Indoor pool
No smoking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Sauna
Storage available
Terrace/Patio
EV charging station
Lift
Massage
Library
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Hairdryer
Long-term parking (surcharge)
Steam room
Wedding services
Rooftop

FAQs when booking at The Watergate Hotel

Does The Watergate Hotel have any special services for couples or honeymooners?

If you are going to The Watergate Hotel on a special trip with your loved one, consider booking a romantic Urban Glamping With The Stars experience where you get a one night accommodation in the hotel’s Glamping Globe with access to a range of VIP services such as a dedicated butler, a star gazing session and a late-night marshmallow roasting session. Alternatively, book a Couples experience at the Argentta spa which will give you both a relaxed and rejuvenating feeling, or a Pedal and Picnic experience where you get to enjoy a bicycle ride and a gourmet picnic meal prepared by the hotel’s chef.

How many pets can I bring with me to The Watergate Hotel?

The Watergate Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel and welcomes both dogs and cats, as well as any other domestic pets, as long as they are under 50 lb in weight. Pets can stay on a complimentary basis, however you will need to pay a refundable deposit of $150 on arrival, which will be credited towards your bill or refunded back to you at the end of your stay assuming your pet hasn’t caused any damage.

What days of the week does The Watergate Hotel offer Afternoon Tea?

Afternoon Tea sessions are held every Saturday and Sunday at The Watergate Hotel, between the hours of 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Aside from an unlimited supply of tea, jams and Devonshire cream, you will be able to enjoy sweet and savory treats prepared by the chef such as sandwiches and homemade scones. The experience costs $55 per person and $25 per child aged 5 to 12 years old, with kids under 5 years old admitted free of charge.

What are some of the fitness experiences I can take part in at The Watergate Hotel?

If you are looking to join a group fitness class, you will find a yoga session to join every Sunday morning which is followed by brunch. The session starts at 9:00 am with the 50m vinyasa yoga class and the full experience costs $60. Alternatively, you can join the Sunrise Morning Yoga + Juice session which consists of a 50m yoga session followed by a juice of your choice from the Juice Bar. This experience starts at 7:00 am every Wednesday morning and costs $25 per person.

Does The Watergate Hotel have any activities I can book for a meeting or a team bonding event?

Whether you are organizing a meeting with business partners or taking part in a workshop, look into booking the Watergate Spy Package, which will add a bit of a twist and excitement to your event. Your guests and yourself will be treated to two days of spy-themed activities that start with receiving the program itinerary as a top secret file, you will be trying to save the world with the Operation Spy activity, drink martinis and cocktails and enjoy an exquisite 3-course meal, and a guest of honor will get to stay in the special Scandal Room. This package is available for a minimum of 15 guests and for a 2 nights stay. (Prices checked 15/05/19).

Where is The Watergate Hotel located?

The Watergate Hotel is located at 2650 Virginia Avenue NW in Foggy Bottom - West End, 1.3 miles from the centre of Washington. Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the closest landmark to The Watergate Hotel.

When is check-in time and check-out time at The Watergate Hotel?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at The Watergate Hotel.

Does The Watergate Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, The Watergate Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

Does The Watergate Hotel offer free parking?

No, The Watergate Hotel does not offer free parking.

Does The Watergate Hotel offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Watergate Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is The Watergate Hotel from the airport?

The Watergate Hotel is 3.4 miles from Washington Reagan-National.

Can you bring pets to The Watergate Hotel?

Yes, The Watergate Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does The Watergate Hotel have a pool?

Yes, The Watergate Hotel has a pool on-site.

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial 0.7 mi
  • Lincoln Memorial 0.8 mi
  • White House 1 mi
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial 1.2 mi
  • Washington Monument 1.3 mi
  • National Museum of American History 1.5 mi

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