Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel 5 stars

Customer review rating 4.5/5 11,480 reviews

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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
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This hotel is Planet 21 Silver

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Services in the hotel and nearby

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

Paying

Services and practical information
  • Online check-in
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • Private indoor parking (Nearby)Paying
  • 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
  • BreakfastPaying
  • 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
Information message

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.

Room descriptions and layouts

meeting rooms

From 1 to 180 

attendees

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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 accommodation(s)

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
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Nespresso machine
  • Ironing board and flat-iron(...)

SUPERIOR ROOM - 2 double beds, working area

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 37 / 398 sq ft
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Nespresso machine
  • Ironing board and flat-iron(...)

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

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 37 / 398 sq ft
  • Views: City View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Nespresso machine
  • Ironing board and flat-iron(...)

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
  • Views: City View *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Nespresso machine
  • Ironing board and flat-iron(...)

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
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Nespresso machine
  • Ironing board and flat-iron(...)
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

Our guest reviews for
Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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ALL Rating 4.5/5

11,480 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5

3,761 reviews

2020 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of excellence 2020

Somewhat disappointing, will likely not return

Customer review rating 3.0/5

Guest Business - 02/03/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I was surprised that the property has 'slipped' a bit since my last visit. Worn edges/corners on furniture were a surprise for this level of hotel (and ostensibly not attributable to Covid restrictions). The absence of room service, while understandable to a degree given Covid restrictions, would have been less disruptive with some sort of self-service food area (vs having to rely on Uber eats). While the location of the property is quite convenient, I will likely try another hotel, e.g., Four Seasons, during my next stay.

Dear Glenn J., Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. 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. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies for your dissatisfaction with the hotel property and offerings. Please rest assured that have share your feedback with our team. Our relationship with our guests is of paramount importance. We hope that you will present us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely,
Customer review rating 5.0/5

Sylvester L. Business - 26/02/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Excellent

Dear Sylvester L., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. 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,

Tired hotel

Customer review rating 2.0/5

E. Families - 18/02/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

I had been looking forward to visiting this hotel again after five years since my last stay. Unfortunately this five star hotel didn’t not live up to its rating. The rooms were tired looking and not very clean, the temperature knob in the shower fell off and parking was five blocks away. It was a disappointing stay and I felt like a three star hotel would have been better. This one had no luxury feel.

Dear Sophia E., Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. 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. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. Please rest assured that we have noted your concerns and will share it with the team. Our relationship with our guests is of paramount importance. We hope that you will present us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely,

Ok stay

Customer review rating 3.5/5

Alex Families - 13/02/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

The hotel generally is ok. A little outdated

Dear Mr. s., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. 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,

Had everything we needed!

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Couples - 01/02/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything was great and very accommodating. We needed down alternative pillows and they were there already in our room. The staff was very very friendly!

Dear Emily C., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. 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,

Good Stay

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Mike A. Business - 29/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Staying at the Sofitel hotel was a wonderful and delightful experience. I enjoyed my stay immensely. It was very clean, well kept, and the staff showed the upmost professionalism. I would definitely recommend this establishment to family, friends and colleagues.

Dear Michael A., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. It is so nice to hear what wonderful stay you had 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 provide quality service. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

Great Hotel, Great People

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Henry M. Friends - 14/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Best Hotel in DC. The staff is as good as it gets and the rooms, dining and lounge are the best. My go to place when in DC.

Dear Mr. M., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. 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!. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back again very soon. Sincerely,

Fantastic Staff

Customer review rating 5.0/5

Celise S. Friends - 09/01/2021 Confirmed reviews ALL

Wow, the kindness and genuine care of the staff really made our trip.

Dear Celise S., We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. 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,

Fantastic Location, Accommodation & Service

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

catsherwin Business - 12/11/2020 TripAdvisor review

Highly recommend the Sofitel Washington DC. The location was amazing, the hotel beautiful, super comfortable beds and a great shower! The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful - I stayed during Covid and felt safe here at all times.

Bonjour!! Thank you so much for the great review following your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC! We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Very Disappointed

TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5

SirJamesManila 24/07/2020 TripAdvisor review

I am writing to tell you how disappointed I was in the lack of service from this hotel. The non-existent housekeeping was a major disappointment. After 3 days, I hated my room. There is no logical reason to prevent housekeeping from cleaning a guest's room when the guest is out. Closing you restaurant while others stay open in your area was another major inconvenience. I my opinion, your management has used Covid19 as a way to reduce your overhead at the expense of your guests. The front desk staff did an amazing job attempting to do everything they could since your management pushed everything onto them. In hindsight, I wish that I had stayed in an Airbnb.

Dear Sir James Manila, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, we strive to provide a superior and safe service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We appreciate your sharing your concerns. In light of ongoing news regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken measures in order to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of our guests and colleagues. We are sorry to hear that the adjustment of services was a disappointment, but are happy to hear that the front desk staff did an amazing customer service job. We truly hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely,

Prime Location

TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5

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 3.5/5

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 5.0/5

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 5.0/5

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 5.0/5

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 3.0/5

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 5.0/5

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

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