Sofitel Washington DC
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Woke to a rainy, foggy day. Had reserved a tour of Congress. Once again, great tour. Real, unadulterated history. Only problem, Reps and Senate rooms not open. Nonetheless, great experience. Planned to take drive to see some of countryside. Went to Annapolis. Home of US Naval Academy, capital of Maryland, perched on Chesapeake Bay and sailing Mecca. Could barely see bay through fog and rain, but somehow added to occasion. Talked our way onto Naval Academy using Jason's ...
Wow what a full on packed but interesting and enjoyable day have I had today!!! ... Woke up, got ready and left hostel by 6 am to head to the bus by 6-30 ! ... Whoo Hoo I was on the way to Washington DC ... On the way we passed through New Jersey, Delaware and
Then it happened we headed into Washington District Columbia and I got my first glimpse of the Capitol !!! WOW O WOW, I was seeing something I had seen heaps on TV ...
... where the Lincolns were sitting when the shots were fired is preserved. It is quite weird being in a place where someone has been killed, especially when we have come across his name time and time again on our travels. After seeing the theatre, we go across the road to see the house where Lincoln was carried after he was shot. We even see the bed where he was laid. It is a poignant end to the Lincoln ...
... the parade ended, so we went in the Museum of Natural History right across the street for an hour.after that we took the next train to Glenmont Station where our car was parked and drove back to Ashton.when we got there we packed our staff and loaded some of it in the car. After we had some great dinner we watched a little bit of TV and went to bed because we would need to get up early next ...
... important behind which we managed on a one night stay in Newport. Our SatNav tends to be a little behind the curve and late instructions on a 7 lane Interstate have sent us spiralling on an unintended sight-seeing tour more than once. And then there's tourist anxiety syndrome.(TAS) This occurs after you have left one never to be returned to place and the first person you talk to at the next place says' Great place, did you see...' and we realise we didn't even know it was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sofitel Washington DC
Great value and great location.
I just got back from a weekend stay at the Sofitel and I definitely feel like I got my money's worth. I booked through their website for $149/night for a Fri and Sat night stay. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets were soft and smooth. The bathroom has a nice shower and separate tub (although the tub was a bit shallow). The concierge was foreign so I don't know if she understood that I wanted information about getting to Annapolis but she was very nice and eager to help, and she did get me the directions although I wanted to know about other transportation options. The downtown location is very convenient and within easy walking distance to attractions.
Our stay at the Sofitel Lafayette Square was a weekend of excellent service and an experience in superb accomadations. Le Bar is everything a lounge should be!!
The food was magnific'........
Great Downtown Value
Very nice hotel! My wife and I stayed only one night (8 October 2004), but had a great experience. The staff, across the board, are very courteous and helpful. The room was a bit small, but very comfortable. The bed was one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in. The blanket was very warm, but we just turned the air conditioning to a colder setting and snuggled in. Had breakfast in Cafe 15 in the hotel. While expensive, the price included fresh squeezed OJ and coffee or tea. The eggs benedict were lucious! The only drawback was that the valet parking is steep ($26 + tax) and it took a while to get our car since the parking facility is several blocks away. We would definitely stay here again!
A well run hotel
All the staff that we dealt with at this hotel were very courteous and helpful. Room was clean and nicely decorated. All this at a very reasonable weekend rate. This was the best hotel in DC that we stayed in for the price. We intend to stay at the Sofitel on our next visit to DC. The only negative was the $26 they charge for parking.
One of the best!
We stayed at the Sofitel for three nights at the end of May, and it turned out to be a fantastic decision. It's only a short walk to all the major Washington tourist destinations; a few blocks from the White House, the Monuments, and The Mall. Everything about the hotel was spot on; excellent rooms, very comfortable beds, modern bathrooms, and very helpful staff. Would highly recommend this hotel as an excellent place to stay in Washington DC.
Love the Sofitel Lafayette-Top Notch Staff
Beautifully decorated and comfortable rooms even though ours was on the small side, with a large and luxurious bathroom. The entire staff was professional, warm and courteous especially the concierge staff. Every one I came in contact with was a pleasure to deal with. Outstanding breakfast in the restaurant and a lovely bar for afternoon cocktails. How refreshing to stay in a hotel where service is the number one priority.
Very pleased with my stay. Really nice staff. Would recommend. Very impressive rooms.
Very good upscale hotel
I was there with my girlfriend for 4 days at the end of March. The location is great as it's very close to the White House, the staff was helpful and the room and bathroom were modern, very well decorated and well kept. They also have a good restaurant and a nice bar. The only inconvenience I found was that you couldn't open the windows in the rooms, so either you like A/C or you must get by with less air...
Sofitel is Tres Bien!
Upscale hotel in downtown DC. Walking distance to White House and The Mall. Friendly and efficient staff. Small, but well appointed rooms with quality down duvets and linens. Very large marble bath with seperate walk in shower and tub. Lovely restaurant. Highly recommend this hotel. Check for rate specials.
Service and accommodations
All expectations for service and accommodations were exceeded. Problems or issues (none encountered) were avoided or immediately handled. Crew were helpful from door entry personnel to housekeeping services.
Housekeeping was especially prompt in room needs and most approachable when guests had requests.