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The Watergate Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

The Watergate Hotel

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

good property. room was a little on the small side for the price, but staff was professional and friendly. Parking is too expensive.

Elegant and relaxing stay at the Wagergate. Highly recommended.

Excellent room and hotel facilities. Staff were good.

This is a “World-Class” hotel. We live locally to the Watergate and when we realized that a heavy snowstorm was coming, we decided to weather the weekend storm in comfort and style. We checked in and walked in falling snow to the Kennedy Center Opéra House just one block away... very romantic! The professional staff, fine dining, spa, and 24 hour room service made our two-day stay quite memorable. Planning another getaway at the Watergate is on our agenda.

Booked a room for an anniversary trusting the five star ranking. Room was in disrepair. More than a few things were broken including the towel rack in the shower, the curtain ( frozen in either up or down), the bedside phone. The food at the bar was expensive and below average quality. The service at the bar was terrible and the staff had a very negative attitude as we purchased only one alcoholic beverage with our $100+ food order. The valet parking was very slow. Allow 30-45 minutes to get your car even if you call ahead. I could go on, but this should be enough to tell you it’s not a top wuakity hotel. It’s a raggedy, sorry excuse for premium lodging.

It was a great experience! Very comfortable and enjoyed the view.

Very nice and clean and very friendly hotel great views of the Potomac River

I have never written a review before, but our stay was truly so awful that I had to. When we arrived the staff could not find our reservation and blamed me for booking last minute. They finally found it after about a 15 minute wait. Not the end of the world, but not great when trying to entertain a small child. I asked where the pool was, our main mission for the day, was given directions, but not told that the heater was broken and it was too cold to swim in. We made our way to the pool, checked in with the spa attendant, still told nothing, but she forgot to give us robes and towels. Searched the changing room, nothing, so we had to back track and ask for them. Again, not the worst thing, but not amazing. Make it to the pool, absolutely frigid, cannot swim in. Jacuzzi also out of commission. No signs, no communication. Go to the showers to try and warm up, also no hot water! It was truly so miserable. Call the front desk to inquire. They apologize and say this is the first they heard of it, but all other guests in the pool area said they complained and the spa attendant snapped at me when I asked, said she had been dealing with complaints all day. They did refund the resort fee which was appreciated, but still, strike 2. And finally, at 4am hot air just starts billowing into the room, waking us all up because it’s so hot and uncomfortable. Truly a terrible stay, from staff to amenities. With so many options in the city, this is not worth it!

Rooms and fitness facilities better than expected. Good conference location.

The rooms are hideous. Stayed in the king suite and the room was covered in a thick layer of dust, the air conditioner is outdated and didn't work so called the front desk and they sent an engineer up to "fix it" yet it didn't help. The a/c kept adjusting several times at night (7-10 times) which kept waking us up. The room has thick curtains which you have to manually pull down, yet it was still bright in our room because there were too many gaps between the curtain for the room to be blacked out (which is annoying when you try sleeping in a warm room and wake up all the time because of the sounds that the air conditioner makes. I was told that i was going to get an upgraded room and two hour complimentary late check out due to VIP status and that didn't happen. Honestly I was ready to leave the minute I got to the room and saw how hideous the decor was (mostly because of the dust). Breakfast was very basic and cost over 60 bucks for two people. Definitely not worth that cost, the coffee sucked. Stay at a better hotel that values cleanliness, has more modern decor, and keeps their word about what to expect prior to arrival (upgraded room/late checkout/etc). I get it, the idea is to keep the old charm of the hotel, but if that's the plan then at least have a modern air conditioner when it is 93+ degrees outside and also don't have a dirty room. Very disappointed.

Good location.FOOD and drinks very expencive. Bed is very comfortable. I will give a 4 star rating. I would expect more for 5 stars:more complementary drinks.

Hotel room was super clean and staff was fantastic! Location is great I would definitely recommend this hotel.

The Watergate Hotel was a very pleasant surprise. The redesign is beautiful and the hotel has every amenity you could want for an enjoyable stay. They've embraced the hotel's history -- but not in a backward-looking way with a vibe that is fun and modern.

Warm, welcoming staff. Fabulous amenities, pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, spa, gym.

This is one of the best hotels in the DC area. It is clean, well maintained and centrally located.

2650 Virginia Ave NW Washington DC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to George Washington University and Kennedy Center
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Foggy Bottom, The Watergate Hotel is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as Kennedy Center and Georgetown Waterfront Park. This 336-room, 5-star hotel has 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 47-inch a flat-screen TV with cable channels and pay movies. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, an espresso maker, and free newspapers.


Property features

At The Watergate Hotel, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Valet parking is offered for USD 52.00 per day. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, securing valuables, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a steam room, and a rooftop terrace.

Room options

Deluxe King Room w/ Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premier Double/Double with Balcony and Riverview

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Premier King w/Riverview and Balcony

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double/Double with Balcony

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Watergate Hotel

Everyone (36) Couples (2)
5
Everyone

By on May 4, 2019

Review comment responded on May 6, 2019

Greetings, Your perfect scores mean the world to us and we thank you for passing them along. It was a pleasure to serve as your city abode and we look forward to you joining us again in the weeks and months ahead. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5
Everyone

By on Apr 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 26, 2019

Dear guest, We're thrilled to have earned your five-star rating, and trust that your warm memories of your time with us will bring you back to see us soon. All the best, The Watergate Hotel

5
Everyone

By on Apr 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2019

Greetings, It was a joy to welcome you to Georgetown and we hope your perfect Watergate experience included a relaxing afternoon in Argentta Spa. If not, no worries, as this might provide you with the perfect excuse to visit again. We appreciate your top scores and we look forward to welcoming you back one day soon. Best Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5
Everyone

By on Apr 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 17, 2019

Greetings, It was a pleasure to have you join us and we are thrilled to find that your visit was so perfectly enjoyed. We thank you for sharing your top scores and we invite you to visit us in Georgetown again, hopefully, one day soon. Best Regards, The Watergate Hotel

4
Business Business Travelers

good property. room was a little on the small side for the price, but staff was professional and friendly. Parking is too expensive.

By on Apr 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 8, 2019

Dear Sal, We appreciate the kind words regarding our Watergate colleagues, details which will be shared and celebrated with them. Your added feedback is also of value and on behalf of all of us, we look forward to welcoming you again in the months and years ahead. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5
Partner Couples

Elegant and relaxing stay at the Wagergate. Highly recommended.

By on Feb 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 12, 2019

Dear BrFr, This is just what we love to read! We thank you for the wonderful endorsement and we look forward to welcoming you again one day soon. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5
Everyone

Excellent room and hotel facilities. Staff were good.

By on Jan 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 18, 2019

Dear J, This is just what we love to hear! We are delighted that you felt so at home and we look forward to recreating your cherished experience the next time you join us. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5
Everyone

This is a “World-Class” hotel. We live locally to the Watergate and when we realized that a heavy snowstorm was coming, we decided to weather the weekend storm in comfort and style. We checked in and walked in falling snow to the Kennedy Center Opéra House just one block away... very romantic! The professional staff, fine dining, spa, and 24 hour room service made our two-day stay quite memorable. Planning another getaway at the Watergate is on our agenda.

By on Jan 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 15, 2019

Dear Guest, We take great joy in welcoming locals of Washington and we thank you and yours for choosing to spend your snowfall escape with us. It is a delight to find that you so enjoyed and it warms us to read that your visit included many of the experiences available within our urban resort, including time in Argentta Spa and dining at Kingbird. Once more, the pleasure was ours and we look forward to welcoming you both again in the months ahead. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

1
Everyone

Booked a room for an anniversary trusting the five star ranking. Room was in disrepair. More than a few things were broken including the towel rack in the shower, the curtain ( frozen in either up or down), the bedside phone. The food at the bar was expensive and below average quality. The service at the bar was terrible and the staff had a very negative attitude as we purchased only one alcoholic beverage with our $100+ food order. The valet parking was very slow. Allow 30-45 minutes to get your car even if you call ahead. I could go on, but this should be enough to tell you it’s not a top wuakity hotel. It’s a raggedy, sorry excuse for premium lodging.

By on Jan 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 3, 2019

Dear Guest, Warm greetings from Georgetown. It was a pleasure to welcome you and yours though we are sorry to read that your visit fell short of expectation. We appreciate you sharing your impressions and we hope you can accept our sincerest of apologies as the experience you have described is certainly not reflective of the cherished moments we wish to create. We would love nothing more than to host you again so that you can enjoy that type of experience and we do hope that you might allow us another opportunity. Warm Regards, The Watergate Hotel

5
Everyone

It was a great experience! Very comfortable and enjoyed the view.

By on Dec 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Dec 18, 2018

Dear Mandy, This is just what we strive to provide. We thank you for sharing the wonderful feedback and on behalf of our entire Watergate team, we look forward to hosting you again in the months ahead. Best Regards, The Watergate Hotel