The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington DC, DC, USA
Foggy Bottom

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  • Rooms19.5
  • Public Spaces19.5
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19.5
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Hotel Description

It would be foolish for the Watergate Hotel to run away from its reputation — it was, after all, the site of what’s still the biggest scandal in American politics since Teapot Dome. So this venerable D.C. institution, fresh off nine years of closure followed by a massive renovation, is sailing straight into the wind, positioning itself as the ideal venue for hosting a (hopefully not career-ending) scandal of your own.

In a town whose high-end hotels are conservative almost to a fault, the Watergate is refreshing for the fact that it’s not just luxurious, but visually decadent as well. Designer Ron Arad is responsible for the interiors, combining retro modernism with cutting-edge curves to complement architect Luigi Moretti’s vintage plan, and all the hotel’s staff, from the doormen to the housekeepers, were costumed by Mad Men designer Janie Bryant.

The rooms are luxe, in a monochrome palette, a welcome departure from the college-club colors favored by other Washington hotels. If you’re lucky your balcony will face the Potomac River — and if you’re not just lucky but a bit ruthless as well, you’ll probably be in a Diplomat or Presidential suite, with acres of indoor space and, in the latter case, not one but two commanding upper-floor balconies.

Kingbird is the fine-dining restaurant, Top of the Gate the rooftop bar with the 360-degree panoramic view, and the Next Whisky Bar is the place to enjoy a dram or two with your co-conspirators. Just don’t take any unnecessary risks — as your room key reminds you, at the new Watergate there’s “no need to break in.”

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Hotel Criteria

  • 336 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Please note: Pets are allowed at The Watergate Hotel.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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    • 1 ft²/0 m².
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    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 1000 ft²/92 m².
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    Views: harbour.

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    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • flat panel television
    • hardwood floor
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
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    • 1 King Bed
    • 1300 ft²/120 m².
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    Views: harbour.

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    • crib (on request)
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    • hairdryer
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    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Superior King

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 265 ft²/24 m².
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    Views: courtyard or city.

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    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • La Bottega bath amenities
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe King with Balcony

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    Views: harbour, courtyard or city.

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    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • La Bottega bath amenities
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe King

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 300 ft²/27 m².
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    Views: courtyard or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • La Bottega bath amenities
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Double

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Double Beds or 2 Queen Beds
    • 325 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: courtyard or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • La Bottega bath amenities
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Double With Balcony

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds or 2 Double Beds
    • 325 ft²/30 m².
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    Views: harbour or city.

    This room includes:

    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • safe
    • turndown service
  • Premier King with Balcony

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 350 ft²/32 m².
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    Views: harbour.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • Guestrooms have river views
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • La Bottega bath amenities
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Premier Double with Balcony

    • Fits 4 people
    • 2 Queen Beds or 2 Double Beds
    • 400 ft²/37 m².
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    Views: harbour, courtyard or city.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iron
    • La Bottega bath amenities
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • sofa
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • One Bedroom Suite

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 550 ft²/51 m².
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    Views: harbour, courtyard or city.

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    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • air conditioning window unit
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • La Bottega bath amenities
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • rain shower
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate living room
    • sofa sleeper
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • One-Bedroom Suite Accessible

    • Fits 2 people
    • 550 ft²/51 m².
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    Views: harbour, courtyard or city.

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    • flat panel television
    • minibar
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  • One-Bedroom Suite with Balcony

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    • 1 King Bed
    • 700 ft²/65 m².
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    Views: harbour.

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    • sofa
    • turndown service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • ATM/bank office
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free wi-fi
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Please note: Pets are allowed at The Watergate Hotel.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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