Sofitel Washington DC
Travel Blogs from Washington DC
I can't believe it - on the day we are having the countertop installed, we get a snow day! Very good thing too. When we went over to clean things off in the kitchen we discovered two broken cabinets. Someone stepped on the front of the cabinet box and broke it. In two places. Thank god Gustavo was able to fix it, but ...
... On either side of the mall moving from the Capital Building are the Smithsonian museums and art galleries (all free). After these is the Washington Monument, the large speary thing. From here if you take a direct right you head to the White House, otherwise you continue to the WWII memorial and the reflection pool infront of the Lincoln Memorial. The memorial is where most demonstrations take place, i.e. where Martin Luther King had a dream ...
... in a mysterious military enterprise.
Parkersburg to Winchester VA - the weather cleared enough for us to enjoy a great ride through the Monongahela National Forest. Thick, lush, forest with great twisting roads.
Winchester to Washington - another great ride through scenic palatial estates, polo grounds, and horse properties with lush grasses, trees and flowers. Riding thought quaint towns like Upperville, and Middleburg. Then the last 20 ...
Air and Space museum - Apollo 11 Command Module (the actual one) - Gemini and Mercury command modules. Mercury (Friendship 7), the one used by John Glenn when he passed over Perth and called it the "City of Lights". - Ameila Airheart's Plane used in Night of the Museum 2 - The Wright Brothers plane - V2 Rocket - Unmanned planes - The plane used in the first scenes of the 6 million ...
... Jose Andres's restaurants.
Backstory: The ONLY restaurant I wanted to go to in D.C. was Minibar (Andres's flagship). The restaurant only does two seatings of six total people per night at which they serve a 35 course tasting menu. They take reservations exactly 30 days in advance beginning at 10 a.m., first come first serve. On July 12th at 9:45 a.m., I sat with three phones ready to compete for reservations. However, I was instead informed they were ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
More great choices in Washington DC
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Washington DC
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations
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.