Sofitel Washington DC
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSofitel Washington DC
Wonderful hotel with great service and just two blocks from the White House. Convenient to the National Mall and all attractions.
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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.
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Waking early we set off towards Capitol Hill, stopping at a local breakfast joint - the Lincoln Waffle Shop. Great food including corned beef hash and waffles.
Next stop was the National Archives and for those wondering, everything DC opens at 10 not 9 a.m. so we were first in line for the Archives. Fortunately an overnight storm had …
Started the day off with a visit to "America's Hangar" - the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Steven Udvar-Hazy Center. Unbelievable the number and variety of planes and spacecraft represented here. The SR-71 Blackbird steals the show followed closely by the Space Shuttle Discovery but there is so much more to see.
Following the visit …
... of our own.....winning! Except it's not really a room, it's a hallway with no door between the stairs & the shared bathroom which they have put two bunk beds. What do you except for $20 a night? Drop off our bags & head out for a belated lunch/early dinner.
On the walk through town we pass a huge group demonstrating that Jesus wasn't white, get death stared....probably should have picked a different street to walk ...
... didn't want to continue which annoyed me as I'd really wanted to see the National Mall and Capitol building.
Headed back towards the White House to find somewhere to have lunch. Settled for Subway
of all places.
Simon and the boys went back to our apartment while I went off to the Metro to try and suss it out. It looked pretty hard to follow and not remotely easy like Manhatten.
Back "home" to chill ...
... exhibits, moon landers, shuttles, rockets and the original wright plane. Well recommended!
The next morning was Shelley’s birthday! 29 grand years. Being the amazing boyfriend that I am I of course cooked up a great breakfast treat of bacon and eggs before we headed out for the day. We went straight to the capitol as we’d got there at closing yesterday and missed out on a tour. We walked straight into a tour ...