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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

4 stars
View map of 806 15th Street NW, WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON, DC 20005

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
119 reviews
Lovely stay for conference

I stayed here for a conference at the convention center. By far, the nicest hotel in the area. Easy... See full review

  • katherine m.
  • Apr 19, 2015
Business Trip

I was not as awed as I expected to be of the hotel lobby, but my room absolutely blew me away! The... See full review

  • Bri B.
  • Apr 17, 2015
Elegant hotel with classy restaurant steps away from the White House

The Sofitel Washington D.C. Lafayette Square is located in an updated historic landmark built in 1880. Its elegant furnishings, art pieces and interior appointments cement its classy reputation. The on-site restaurant, iCi Urban Bistro, offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. It serves upscale French bistro cuisine and homemade pastries for breakfast and dessert. Guests can mingle at one of D.C.'s best bars, Le Bar. The bar's glamorous atmosphere goes well with high-end cocktails, such as the Napoleon martini. There is a multi-lingual staff.

Highlights
  • Oversized rooms and suites have a modern Art Deco theme
  • Located steps away from the White House in a historic building
  • Boasts one of the best D.C. bars, Le Bar
Location
The hotel is one block from the White House in downtown D.C., close to Dupont Circle and numerous restaurants and attractions.
Rooms

There are 237 oversized rooms and suites with a modern Art Deco theme and a historic feel. They include plasma TVs, work desks, complimentary wireless Internet access, safe deposit box, minibar, phones with voicemail and marble bathrooms. Guests appreciate the original artwork and fresh flowers in the rooms. Suites have a separate living room.

Features
The hotel is in a prime location on Lafayette Square. The on-site restaurant, iCi Urban Bistro, serves upscale French bistro cuisine made with local ingredients. The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, and guests should not miss the freshly baked pastries. The hotel has a fitness center. Valet parking and private indoor parking are available (fees apply).
Transportation
  • McPherson Square Metro stop
  • Regan National Airport
  • Dulles International Airport
Attractions
  • The White House (0.2 mi/ 0.3 km)
  • Washington Monument (0.8 mi/ 1.2 km)
  • Georgetown (1.5 mi/ 2.4 km)
  • The National Mall (.6 mi/ 1 km)
  • United States Capitol (1.5 mi/ 2.3 km)
  • Union Station (1.5 mi/ 2.3 km)
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art (0.7 mi/ 1 km)
Business
  • Business center with support staff
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet
  • Translating/interpreting service
  • 5,896 square feet of event space
Policies and fees
  • High-bandwidth wired internet access is available at $16.95 USD per day
  • Overnight valet parking costs $46 USD + tax per day.
  • Free accommodation and breakfast for one child under 12 years old sharing parents' room (with space for a crib, rollaway bed or by using existing bedding) having breakfast as a family. No club access.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Rooms

2 Db beds Dlx
LUXURY ROOM - 2 Double beds, Large Working Area, City View. 450 sq.ft. or 42 sq.m./Marble bath w/separate shower/2-phone lines/LCD TV/Minibar/AirCond/Dataport/High speed access/Voice mail/Hair dryer/Electronic safe/Iron. NO ROLLAWAY Amenities. Crib upon r
Suite 1 Kg bed Sup
Prestige Suite with king-size bed and separate living room,. At least 600 sq. ft (56 m²) spacious bedroom & separate living room. Large desk with 2-line phone & voicemail, high-speed Internet. LCD TV. Bathroom w/ separate glass-enclosed shower & bathtub.
2 Db beds Sup
SUPERIOR ROOM - 2 Double beds, Working Area. 400sq.ft or 37sqm/Marble bath w/separate glass enclosed shower/2-phone lines/LCD TV/Minibar/AirCond/Dataport/HSIA/Voice mail/Hair dryer/Electronic safe/Iron. NO ROL Amenities. Crib upon request.Connecting rooms
JrSuite 1 Kg bed
Junior Suite - 1 king-size bed, living room, work area, large bathroom. At least 475sq.ft (44sqm) Spacious 1 bedroom with 1 separate living room. Large desk with 2-line phone and voicemail, High-speed internet. LCD TV. Bathroom with separate glass enclose
1 Kg bed Dlx
Luxury Room - 1 king-size bed, large working area, city view. 400sq.ft or 37sqm/Marble bath w/separate shower/2-phone lines/Minibar/LCD TV/AirCond/Dataport/High speed access/Voice mail/Hair dryer/Electronic safe/Iron.ROLLAWAY UPON REQUEST. Crib upon requ
1 Kg bed Sup
SUPERIOR ROOM - 1 King size bed, Working Area. 370sq.ft or 34 sqm/Marble bath w/separate glass enclosed shower/2-phone lines/LCD TV/Minibar/AirCond/Dataport/HSIA/Voice mail/Hair dryer/Electronic safe/Iron. NO ROL amenities. Crib upon request. Connecting r

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Ice machine
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
Porters
FAX
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Shower
Iron
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

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Hotel Map

38.9005 -77.034
Nearby airports
IAD, (IAD), 41.84, KM, W; BWI, (BWI), 51.49, KM, N;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Lafayette Square: 0.2 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.3 mi
  • Blair House: 0.3 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.4 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 0.4 mi
  • National Aquarium: 0.4 mi
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 0.5 mi
  • Lafayette Square: 0.2 mi
  • J Edgar Hoover FBI Building: 0.2 mi
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts: 0.2 mi
  • Decatur House: 0.3 mi
  • Blair House: 0.3 mi
  • Renwick Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Boy Scouts Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Albert Einstein Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • National Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Freedom Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • National Geographic Society: 0.4 mi
  • Warner Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Zero Milestone: 0.4 mi
  • National Aquarium: 0.4 mi
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art: 0.5 mi
  • Presidents Park: 0.5 mi
  • Ronald Reagan Building: 0.5 mi
  • Octagon House: 0.5 mi
  • Fords Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Federal Triangle: 0.5 mi
  • Old Post office Pavilion: 0.6 mi
  • Chinatown: 0.6 mi
  • National Museum of American Art: 0.6 mi
  • Department of Treasury: 0.6 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • International Spy Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Art Museum of The Americas: 0.6 mi
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Studio Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Washington Convention Center: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of American History: 0.7 mi
  • Verizon Center: 0.7 mi
  • National Museum of Natural History: 0.8 mi
  • Washington Monument: 0.8 mi
  • National Archives: 0.8 mi
  • Koshland Science Museum: 0.8 mi
  • National World War II Memorial: 0.8 mi
  • National Academy of Sciences: 0.9 mi
  • Constitution Gardens: 0.9 mi
  • National Building Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Ripley Center: 0.9 mi
  • Judiciary Square: 0.9 mi
  • Reflecting Pool: 0.9 mi
  • Smithsonian Institution: 0.9 mi
  • Newseum: 0.9 mi

Dining

ICI URBAN BISTRO
ICI Urban Bistro offers a fresh and contemporary twist on traditional French bistro cuisine. Offering French comfort food using the best local ingredients, ICI Urban Bistro provides patrons with the perfect place to mix, mingle, share and enjoy.
LE BAR
Le Bar is located at the entrance to the hotel on the left. Le Bar is open from 10 a.m. until midnight from Monday to Sunday. Complimentary coffee and tea is available from 6.30 a.m. until 10 a.m. every day.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
119 out of 119
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
douglas m.
Business
N/A
May 19, 2015

Horrible things in room

We went to DC for our kid's spring break in April and stayed 3 nights. The hotel staff was very friendly with the exception of one very inappropriate encounter my daughter and wife had (will expand on). When we checked in and went to our room, we found a dirty glass, some dirty tissue, and worst of all a condom! We informed the front desk who immediately came up and said that they would do a thorough check of the room while we went to dinner. We never heard from management on what we thought was unacceptable, but because the staff in general was very friendly, we didn't mind too much. One day, however, my 14 yr old daughter and wife entered the hotel and were harassed by someone who worked there, but was not the doorman. We spoke to the concierge about it and he assured us that we would look into it. We were never contacted by anyone about the matter. The last day we were checking over the room to make sure we didn't leave anything behind and found under our beds: a dirty bottle full of some cream of sort, more dirty tissues, and ANOTHER USED CONDOM! Clearly the room was never cleaned right the first time or any other time. We called and asked to have the manager come up. The cleaning manager came up and was rightly embarrassed and apologetic. She took only one of our movies rented and 2 days of parking off our bill for compensation, leaving one rental, a bottle of wine and one day of parking. REALLY? My husband said he felt like he was on lets make a deal. We didn't ask for anything, but felt a little slighted by the weak attempt on their part to make amends. We have stayed at many 4 star hotels and this is NOT one! We left feeling dirty about our stay and did not feel like we stayed at a quality hotel at all.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
katherine m.
Business
brooklyn
Apr 19, 2015

Lovely stay for conference

I stayed here for a conference at the convention center. By far, the nicest hotel in the area. Easy to get to, warm and comfortably elegant. Would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bri B.
Business
N/A
Apr 17, 2015

Business Trip

I was not as awed as I expected to be of the hotel lobby, but my room absolutely blew me away! The room exceeded my expectations and made up for the dated lobby/bar/restaurant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Crystal A.
Business
Jacksonville
Apr 15, 2015

Great choice

Came here for a girls' trip and the cherry blossom festival. Really can't say enough great things about the hotel and staff. Every single staff member was polite and helpful. Seriously, all of them smiled and did everything to make our stay perfect. The concierge even gives you free bottles of water if you ask. Room was spotless, the shower stuff smelled fantastic, and the towels were enormous. The restaurant downstairs was not my taste (escargot and such) but the deli across the street (called Devon and blakely's?) was exquisite for breakfast and lunch and Georgia Browns is around the corner for dinner. Georgia Brown's had the best she crab soup and fried chicken I've ever tasted and the drinks were all super delicious-especially the sangria. We were so impressed, we went there two nights in a row. Anyway, hotel location is perfect. Right around the corner from the White House and a stop on most of the tour buses. The metro station is a few blocks away but the walk isn't bad. Plenty of restaurants and a CVS nearby. The stuff that comes in the fridge is super expensive ($10 for gummy bears?!) so plan ahead and hit up the CVS for snacks and drinks. overall, A+ rating for the Sofitel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hamida
Business
Garland
Apr 9, 2015

Great Location and Customer Services

Stephanie was cheerful and a pleasure to check in with. All staff personnel were happy and helpful. This is a great location which allowed us to walk nearly everywhere. I loved my stay, will consider this hotel again when travelling.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jenny L.
Business
New York
Apr 6, 2015

Weekend getaway

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Junior Suite for three nights. The living room was spacious but the bedroom was on the smaller size. Location of the hotel was excellent. Within walking distance to most tourist attractions and close to the metro. The front desk was very friendly and helpful, but maid service needs improvement. We didn't get refills of coffee, cups or toiletries.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
david A.
Business
N/A
Dec 30, 2014

Location style and value

Sofitel is a top end marque in the Accor group All classes of hotel in the group offer good value and Sofitel is no exception Great reception, VERY comfortable bed with a featherbed on top of the mattress. Good size room with excellent bathroom Two blocks to White House so great for walking to Mall

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The Mall, its museums and White House a 5 minute

Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Michael from Daytona
Business
Daytona, FL
Nov 26, 2014

Great family trip

Everything about this hotel, and the staff was exceptional. Will stay with them again when we return to DC.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BizTraveler2014
Business
Mountain View, Ca
Oct 9, 2014

Upscale feel in centric location

The Sofitel is a good choice for business travelers. Good location for access to K street area and the Federal Circuit. For tourist travelers the White House is a couple of minutes walk. Clean facilities, good restaurant and bar and friendly staff. The finishes are a bit dated and worn but it's an old building so not unexpected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Dinning at the bar is a good alternative for solo travelers. The full restaurant menu is available.

Review of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Oaksland
Business
Asheville, NC
Aug 23, 2014

Old world service

We were greeted in the reception area by the most attentive receptionist I have had in this country! After confirming our identity, the receptionist actually walked us to the elevator and asked us to call if she could do anything to make our stay more enjoyable. Each time we walked toward the exit door It was opened by a doorman who asked if we needed a cab----and each time we tipped him for hailing a cab, he sincerely thanked me. This staff could be used to train others! The hotel was nice, ideally located near the White House but it is the attention to detail by the staff that makes the hotel truly extraordinary.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The White House is beautiful at night and is the perfect distance for an after dinner walk.

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