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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

5-star hotel
806 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005(202) 730-8800
1,296 reviews
Top-rated
Near public transport
Great location
Luxurious vibe
Great service
Elegant lodging in a 19th-century landmark, offering a French bistro, a lounge bar & a gym.
Save $60 if you stay 7–8 Jun.
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Location summary

5.0
Neighbourhood: Northwest Washington
Excellent for visitors
Leafy, affluent area including historic Georgetown, pandas at the National Zoo & the White House.

Review summary

Some review summaries provided by TrustYou.
4.5
Excellent
1,296 Google reviews

People often mention

Service
Mentioned in 343 Google reviews
85% positive
Property
Mentioned in 334 Google reviews
88% positive
Location
Mentioned in 218 Google reviews
90% positive
Pets
Mentioned in 8 Google reviews
62% positive
Cleanliness
Mentioned in 111 Google reviews
90% positive
Parking
Mentioned in 43 Google reviews
44% positive
Sleep
Mentioned in 78 Google reviews
73% positive
Atmosphere
Mentioned in 93 Google reviews
95% positive
Bathroom
Mentioned in 52 Google reviews
62% positive
Amenities
Mentioned in 63 Google reviews
44% positive
Couples
Mentioned in 13 Google reviews
85% positive
Food
Mentioned in 55 Google reviews
73% positive
Breakfast
Mentioned in 50 Google reviews
70% positive
Business
Mentioned in 22 Google reviews
59% positive
Wellness
Mentioned in 5 Google reviews
60% unfavourable
Bar
Mentioned in 12 Google reviews
67% positive
Entertainment
Mentioned in 11 Google reviews
73% positive
Wi-fi
Mentioned in 12 Google reviews
42% positive
Kitchen
Mentioned in 13 Google reviews
69% unfavourable
Restaurant
Mentioned in 16 Google reviews
88% positive
Air conditioning
Mentioned in 7 Google reviews
86% unfavourable
Fitness
Mentioned in 10 Google reviews
60% unfavourable
Transit
Mentioned in 11 Google reviews
91% positive
Nightlife
Mentioned in 6 Google reviews
50% positive
Family
Mentioned in 8 Google reviews
62% positive
Gym
Mentioned in 5 Google reviews
60% positive
What guests are saying
Erin Gloeckner"He enjoyed his salmon with rice and veggies and the human food was tasty too."
Kenneth Henderson"Great location and good sized rooms, no coffee service in rooms"
Connie Mazella"Rooms area nice size and great restaurant for a quick bite to eat after work."
Hotels.com reviewer2 months ago
I love this hotel. My 5th year in a row we stay there during Thanksgiving. Fantastic, friendly staff, perfect location, great ultra clean and bright r...
Bryana month ago
I love the location and the staff were just fantastic. I was concerned when there were no soaps or shampoos and there was a used bar of soap on the si...
Visited in March
Janet3 weeks ago
I understand we’re in the middle of a pandemic but there’s no excuse for poor upkeep of the rooms during this time. I had to switch rooms multiple tim...
Andrew2 months ago
+Overall a very nice property. Good location in relation to tourist attract...
-My internet did not work in the morning. I had to talk to their front desk...
Expedia reviewer3 months ago
I liked everything except the air conditioning in the room. Impossible to make it cooler, always too hot
Orbitz reviewer3 months ago
The location of the Sofitel is ideal. Close to the grounds of the White House, 15 minute walk (at most) to either the Washington Monument or the Natio...
Travelocity reviewer4 months ago
In a great location at a reasonable price with super nice and helpful staff from the lounge to the front desk to the doorperson staff.
Jason5 months ago
+Location
Wotif reviewer9 months ago
Location was great.We didn’t like the fridge in the room. We like to be able to use the fridge to keep water cold and not have it purely as a minibar...
Trip.com Membera year ago
Short walking distance to the White House. Beautiful suite, great food, excellent service. Will definitely return!
Ebookers reviewera year ago
Superb level of comfort and class in central DC. Everything about the hotel offers class and style with a distinct European feel. Even the interior ro...

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About this hotel

In a grand 1880 building on the corner of Lafayette Square, this upscale hotel is a 6-minute walk from the White House, a mile from the National Mall and 2 miles from the United States Capitol.

Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 11:00

Popular amenities

Air conditioning
Breakfastextra charge
Wi-Fi
Parkingextra charge
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Review summary

Some review summaries provided by TrustYou.
Rooms3.9Location4.7Service3.0

Ratings by traveller type

  • Business
    4.2/5
    Rooms
    3.9
    • Guests liked the large, clean rooms, though some commented maintenance could be improved
    • Guests liked the large bathrooms, though some said cleanliness could be improved
    Location
    4.7
    • Shopping, sightseeing, restaurants & bars nearby
    • Easily accessible by car
    Service
    3.1
    • Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff
    • Guests spoke highly of the reception staff
  • Couples
    4.3/5
    Rooms
    4.0
    • Guests liked the large, clean rooms, though some said they were dated & maintenance could be improved
    • Guests liked the large bathrooms, though some said cleanliness could be improved
    Location
    4.8
    • Shopping, sightseeing, restaurants & bars nearby
    • Near public transit
    Service
    3.2
    • Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff
    • Guests spoke highly of the reception staff
  • Families
    4.2/5
    Rooms
    3.7
    • Guests liked the large rooms, though some said they were dated & maintenance could be improved
    • Guests liked the large bathrooms, though some said cleanliness could be improved
    Location
    4.7
    • Shopping & sightseeing nearby
    Service
    3.0
    • Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff
    • Guests spoke highly of management & reception
  • Solo
    4.4/5
    Rooms
    4.1
    • Guests liked the large, clean rooms, though some commented maintenance could be improved
    • Guests liked the quiet rooms & comfortable beds
    Location
    4.8
    • Sightseeing nearby
    Service
    4.5
    • Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff
    • Guests spoke highly of the reception staff

Reviews

People often mention

Service
Mentioned in 343 Google reviews
85% positive
Property
Mentioned in 334 Google reviews
88% positive
Location
Mentioned in 218 Google reviews
90% positive
Pets
Mentioned in 8 Google reviews
62% positive
Cleanliness
Mentioned in 111 Google reviews
90% positive
Parking
Mentioned in 43 Google reviews
44% positive
Sleep
Mentioned in 78 Google reviews
73% positive
Atmosphere
Mentioned in 93 Google reviews
95% positive
Bathroom
Mentioned in 52 Google reviews
62% positive
Amenities
Mentioned in 63 Google reviews
44% positive
Couples
Mentioned in 13 Google reviews
85% positive
Food
Mentioned in 55 Google reviews
73% positive
Breakfast
Mentioned in 50 Google reviews
70% positive
Business
Mentioned in 22 Google reviews
59% positive
Wellness
Mentioned in 5 Google reviews
60% unfavourable
Bar
Mentioned in 12 Google reviews
67% positive
Entertainment
Mentioned in 11 Google reviews
73% positive
Wi-fi
Mentioned in 12 Google reviews
42% positive
Kitchen
Mentioned in 13 Google reviews
69% unfavourable
Restaurant
Mentioned in 16 Google reviews
88% positive
Air conditioning
Mentioned in 7 Google reviews
86% unfavourable
Fitness
Mentioned in 10 Google reviews
60% unfavourable
Transit
Mentioned in 11 Google reviews
91% positive
Nightlife
Mentioned in 6 Google reviews
50% positive
Family
Mentioned in 8 Google reviews
62% positive
Gym
Mentioned in 5 Google reviews
60% positive

Neighbourhood – Northwest Washington

Stretching from the National Mall to Maryland, Northwest is home to many major landmarks, including Smithsonian museums and the White House. Checkered with cobblestone streets and townhouses, Georgetown is an upscale hub of shops and pubs. Farther north is the soaring, neo-Gothic Washington National Cathedral and the National Zoo, with its beloved pandas. Adams Morgan buzzes with eclectic bars and global dining.

Hotel location score

5.0
Excellent location overall for sightseeing, recreation, dining and getting around
4.9 Excellent for proximity to things to do
4.9 Excellent for proximity to restaurants
5.0 Excellent for proximity to transit
4.7 Excellent for airport access
Scores are calculated based on data from Google Maps and Google reviews
806 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
1. The White House
Landmark, historic home & office of the United States president, with tours for visitors.
Rating (12,850)
4.1
Distance
4 min
2. United States Capitol
Iconic, domed classical building housing the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives, open for tours.
Rating (4,044)
4.6
Distance
10 min
3. Lincoln Memorial
Parthenon-inspired tribute to Abraham Lincoln with a 19-ft. marble statue, murals & reflecting pool.
Rating (41,234)
4.8
Distance
8 min
4. Washington Monument
Landmark obelisk rising from the National Mall that honors America's first president.
Rating (16,078)
4.7
Distance
7 min
5. National Mall
Washington Monument plus memorials to Lincoln, MLK, FDR, WWII & Vietnam vets along a grassy mall.
Rating (106,936)
4.8
Distance
5 min
6. Smithsonian Institution Offices
Government-run, free-admission complex including 19 museums, 9 research/cultural centers & a zoo.
Rating (263)
4.4
Distance
8 min
7. Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Museum documenting the history of aviation & space exploration, with displays of vehicles & more.
Rating (35,838)
4.7
Distance
8 min
8. Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Columned rotunda in the style of Rome's Pantheon on the man-made reservoir known as the Tidal Basin.
Rating (6,815)
4.8
Distance
8 min
9. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
From dinosaur exhibits to displays of rare gems, this acclaimed museum celebrates the natural world.
Rating (31,017)
4.8
Distance
12 min
10. National Gallery of Art
Permanent collection holds American & European works in 2 buildings & a sculpture garden.
Rating (11,861)
4.8
Distance
8 min
11. Ford's Theatre
The site of Lincoln's assassination, this historic theater offers nightly performances & tours.
Rating (4,950)
4.7
Distance
8 min
12. International Spy Museum
Interactive look at the history of espionage features more than 600 artifacts & devices used to spy.
Rating (7,522)
4.3
Distance
10 min
13. Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Famous zoo housing thousands of animals, including popular giant pandas. Free admission.
Rating (26,885)
4.6
Distance
13 min
14. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Monument to Vietnam War service, featuring a wall with over 58,000 names of dead & missing soldiers.
Rating (1,250)
4.8
Distance
7 min
15. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Memorial pays tribute to slain civil rights leader near where he delivered "I Have a Dream" speech.
Rating (5,628)
4.8
Distance
10 min
From
Dulles International Airport
Taxi 40 min
Public transport 55 min
From
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Taxi 14 min
Public transport 19 min
From
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport
Taxi 44 min
Public transport 1 hr 35
Nearby
Public Transport stops
Crystal City Station 10 min
Union Station 14 min
McPherson Square 2 min
Farragut North 9 min
Gallery Pl-Chinatown 14 min

About this hotel

Check-in time: 16:00
Check-out time: 11:00

Address & contact information

806 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 730-8800

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Popular amenities

Air conditioning
Breakfastextra charge
Wi-Fi
Parkingextra charge

Internet

Wi-Fi

Policies & payments

Smoke-free property

Children

Child-friendly

Parking & transport

Parkingextra charge

Accessibility

Accessible

Pets

Pets allowed

Food and drink

Restaurant
Bar
Room service
Breakfastextra charge

Services

Front desk24-hour
Full-service laundry

Pools

No pools
No hot tub

Wellness

Fitness centre
No spa

Business & events

Business centre

Rooms

Air conditioning
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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
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