Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel 5 stars

Customer review rating 4.5/5 11,467 reviews

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
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This hotel is Planet 21 Silver

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Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

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Services and practical information
  • Online check-in
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • ParkingPaying
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Pets allowed
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioned
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-outPaying
  • Laundry
  • Boutiques/shopping
  • Porter
  • Concierge
Catering
  • Breakfast
  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
Leisure and activities
  • Fitness centre
Business services
  • 6 meeting room(s)
  • Business centre
  • Copy/print service available
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Hotel location

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

806 15th Street NW
20005
washington, d.c.
united states

Tel: +12027308800

Fax: (+1)2027038440

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

  • MC PHERSON SQUARE :  BLUE/ORANGE MCPHERSON SQUARE

  • By plane

    BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL APT At 51.49km / 32 miles

  • By plane

    DULLES INTL AIRPORT At 41.84km / 26 miles

  • By plane

    RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT At 6.44km / 4 miles

  • By train

    UNION STATION At 2km / 1.24 miles

GPS :38.900385, -77.033594

Companies

  • AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION 0.1 km / 0.06 mi
  • NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY 0.4 km / 0.25 mi
  • WORLD BANK 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Companies

Your meetings and events

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square offers premier downtown conference facilities featuring elegant meeting spaces, superb cuisine and exemplary service. From start to finish our expert event professionals will handle every detail with style.Choose from elegant Washington DC meeting spaces including the exquisite 1,700-square-foot Paris Ballroom and six multi-purpose rooms. Onsite catering featuring modern French cuisine with a contemporary twist completes your meeting experience.

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General equipment

  • Indoor and Outdoor facilities

  • Videoconferencing

  • Audio and video equipment

  • Podium

  • Day light

  • WIFI access

  • Syndicate rooms

  • Video equipment

  • Airconditioned meeting room

  • High speed transmission line

General equipment

When organizing your meeting, the hotel will be happy to discuss the availability of its facilities and services with you.

Our accommodations

Guest rooms and suites at our Washington DC luxury hotel include exquisite furnishings and vibrant artwork, blending Art Deco with modern chic. Each marble bathroom within our downtown DC luxury hotel has a glass-enclosed shower and separate bathtub.

SUPERIOR ROOM - 1 king-size bed, working area

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 34 / 366 sq ft
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Shoe polisher
  • Automatic wake up call

SUPERIOR ROOM - 2 double beds, working area

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 37 / 398 sq ft
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Shoe polisher
  • Automatic wake up call

LUXURY ROOM - 1 king-size bed, large working area, city view

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 37 / 398 sq ft
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Shoe polisher
  • Automatic wake up call

LUXURY ROOM - 2 double beds, 1 pull-out sofa bed, large working area, city view

  • Max. number of persons: 5
  • Area: From 42 / 452 sq ft
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Shoe polisher
  • Automatic wake up call

1 King Bed - ADA accessible, interior view

Accessible room
  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 40 / 431 sq ft
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • Ironing board and flat-iron
  • Shoe polisher
  • Automatic wake up call
Rooms

Our restaurants and bars

Opaline Bar and Brasserie

Type of cuisine: French

Opaline Bar and Brasserie serves classic French with a Washington DC twist. Located steps away from the White House and other monuments our all-day menu includes: Oysters on the Half Shell, Boudin Blanc, Steak Frites, Rattatouille and other classics.

Opaline Bar

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Opaline Bar at the Sofitel Washington, DC Lafayette Square draws inspiration from local culture and French art de vivre. The Bar offers classic bites such as Escargot and Deviled Eggs, as well as more satisfying plates like Moules Frites, Croque Monsieur

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ALL Rating 4.5/5

11,467 reviews

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3,746 reviews

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Prime Location

TripAdvisor rating 4.5/5

Servellon37 17/06/2020 TripAdvisor review

My wife and I wanted a hotel located near Black Lives Matter Plaza and within walking distance to the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, and we accomplished this by staying at the Sofitel Hotel.

Beautiful hotel

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Bryan Couples - 29/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I love the location and the staff were just fantastic. I was concerned when there were no soaps or shampoos and there was a used bar of soap on the sink. Felt unsafe a little with the corona thing. No room service was understandable though.

Dear Mr. A., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Good hotel and good location

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Lusine Families - 25/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I liked it. It has good location good stuff clean room.

Thank you Lusine for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you liked the hotel and liked our central location, as well as that your accommodations were clean. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations
Customer review rating 4.5/5

Michael Couples - 25/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We were guests during the Coronavirus panic and the staff were just wonderful during this time. They could not do enough for us. They were all very helpful, friendly and efficient. We will not name them because each and every one were great.

Thank you Michael for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that the team was wonderful during your stay, and that everyone was helpful, friendly and efficient. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as wonderful as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Good Stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Sarah Families - 24/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We stopped here along our college tour visits. Great service and great room. Very comfortable bed and easy walk to many attractions.

Thank you Sarah for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you had a good stay with us and that you received great service from the team. I am also happy to hear that your liked you found your accommodations comfortable, and that you liked our central location. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Good stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Friends - 23/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had a great time

Thank you Samarth for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you had a great time with us and a good stay overall. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

nice location,

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Ted W. Families - 21/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

close to white house and other areas, close to some restaurants. Good bar, they remember your drink preference.

Thank you Theodore for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you liked our central locations, and that you enjoyed our Opaline Bar. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

OK but more four star than five

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Families - 20/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The rooms were ok but nothing special - feel that they were a little dark and basic.

Dear Richard H., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Great location, very helpful and caring staff.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - 19/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We are frequent visitors to your hotel and my wife loves the fact that the wait staff and doormen remember us and welcome us "home"

Thank you Richard for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. Thank you for being loyal guests. I am very pleased to hear that you found the team helpful and caring, and that staying with us always feels like home :-). I am also very happy to hear that you liked our central location. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Nice staff, considerate, above and beyond

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Justin Couples - 18/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Got there at 9am, early check in originally scheduled for roughly 12 noon but they had space for us and let us in early no problems. Amenities were all there, however the refridgerator would not open for us (we were ready to pay for some alcohol after a long night of flying but, oh well). However everything else was amazing, bed was clean and comfy, shower pressure amazing, good customer service from janitorial services, honestly zero complaints except for the fact that our fridge literally would not open.

Thank you Justin for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that the team was considerate, accommodating, and went above and beyond, as well as that you found your accommodations amazing, clean, and comfortable. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Well located. Outstanding service at reception

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Vincent P. Business - 18/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

My only concern is the invoicing of that stay. I've been charged USD 403,12 for that night. Though my accounting department reports a USD 370,14 charge on our bank account. We do not have any receipt for this and I do not recall having been asked to pay that amount. Can I ask you where does this come from?

Dear Mr. P., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. Please check your email linked to the account, we have sent you a copy of your final folio. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations
Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - 17/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

This is the second time I've stayed at this hotel and I have enjoyed every minute there. The staff are professional and friendly, the hotel is clean and the location is outstanding.

Thank you Jessica for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed every minute of your stay with us, and that the team was friendly and professional. I am also very happy to hear that you found the hotel clean, and our central location outstanding. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as enjoyable as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Great location

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anita S. Families - 16/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

It was a good stay overall but Cleanliness should improve. One of my items fell in the crack between the table and the wall. I had to move the table to get it and found a lot of junk on the floor from many years probably!

Thank you Anita for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am pleased to hear that you had a good stay overall and that you liked our central location. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our housekeeping team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

location was great and service was wonderful

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Lynda Business - 16/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

When I walked in the place felt historic and cozy. A lovely fragrance filled the entrance area. A large beautiful green velvet settee filled the wall area in the entrance and a wonderfully polite but never in your face staff. They understood the art of service. There were 2 bottles of complimentary water. The bed was comfortable, and the sheets and towels were plentiful and quality. Two plush terry cloth robes were available. Everything to make you feel perfectly comfortable and comforting hotel room.

Thank you Lynda for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you found the service from the team wonderful, and that the hotel felt cozy and fragrant. I am also very happy to hear that your accommodations were well stocked, and perfectly comfortable. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as wonderful as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Very peaceful hotel.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Lt Solo - 15/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The Concierge, Front Desk, Opaline staff, EVERYONE was great. I arrived at 7 AM and was allowed to check in early, after an overnight flight from L.A, that was GREATLY appreciated. My stay here was VERY nice, I will re- visit Sofitel @Lafayette Square.

Thank you Letrecia for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased that everyone on the team was great, and accommodating with early check-in, and that you had a very nice stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Comfortable stay; very friendly and helpful staff; excellent breakfasts; very close to White House and all tourist attractions.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Nick S. Couples - 13/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

All good. Second stay at the hotel. Room cleaning could have been better (cleaning materials left in room).

Thank you Nick for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you had a comfortable stay with us, and that the team was very friendly and helpful. I am also very happy to hear that you liked our central location, and the food at Opaline Brasserie. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations
Customer review rating 4.5/5

Mohamed A. Families - 13/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I am overly dissatisfied with my experience during the stay. The hotel is disconnected from my typical Sofitel's expectations. Check-in experience was not pleasant, as we have to wait for few minutes until the receptionist show up at the desk (we arrived around 1 am). From there, there was absolutely ZERO help with the luggage, no bell man, no concierge, nothing. Throughout the stay, no appreciation for a platinum member, no welcome package, no welcome drink, no in-room fruits, nothing. The same experience at the check out,. early check out, waited for a while for the receptionist to show up. The only good part of the hotel wit the hospitality of the host the Opaline restaurant, we showed up late for breakfast, around 11.05 and she was gracious enough to let me and the kids have breakfast. AZ super nice lady that truly represented Sofitel. The rest of the stay is to be forgotten, extremely disappointing.

Dear Mr. A., Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. Exceptional service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. First of all, thank you so much for the wonderful comments about the Opaline Restaurant team members and their willingness to assist. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies for the inconvenience you experienced during your check-in as well as upon departure. Please rest assured that we have taken the appropriate measures to address the problems and that your feedback has been shared the team. Our relationship with our guests is of paramount importance. I’m confident you will allow us another opportunity to showcase our hotel product in a much more positively way and give you the experience you should have had this past week. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly should your travel bring you back to the Nation’s Capital. Sincerely, -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Great location, but no hot water on the last day

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Justin Business - 13/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel and service was amazing, however, that was all forgotten when the hot water was not working the final day of my stay.

Thank you Justin for taking the time to leave feedback, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you found the service at the hotel amazing, as well as that you liked our central location. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our Engineering Team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be a pleasant one. Sincerely, -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Great location!

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Sarah &. S. T. Families - 13/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

We loved the location of the hotel ... right around the corner from the white house!

Thank you Sewell for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to heat that you loved our central location. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our Front Office Team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Well located

Customer review rating 4.5/5

K Families - 13/03/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel was beautifully decorated and the staff was very nice- especially those in the restaurant where we ate breakfast several mornings. However, the beds in the room were too small (doubles instead of queens) and there were a number of things broken in the room.

Thank you Frederick for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased that you liked the hotel décor, and that the team was very nice, especially at Opaline Brasserie. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations
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