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The Watergate Hotel

5-star5 stars
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20037, United States of America

Luxury hotel with spa, near Kennedy Center
  • Free WiFi
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Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Great location
Great pool
Bar is awesome

The Watergate Hotel

from £233
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe King with a Riverview
  • Deluxe Double/Double with View
  • One Bedroom Suite-King
  • Deluxe King Room w/ Balcony
  • Deluxe Double/Double with Balcony
  • Premier King w/Riverview and Balcony
  • Premier Double/Double with Balcony and Riverview
  • Superior Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony
  • Suite (Diplomat)
  • Suite (Ambassador)
  • Family Room (Connecting)
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (Diplomat)
  • Family Suite, 3 Bedrooms (Diplomat)
  • Superior Room, Accessible
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, River View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Accessible

What’s around The Watergate Hotel


  • In Foggy Bottom
  • Kennedy Center (9-minute walk)
  • Lincoln Memorial (17-minute walk)
  • White House (21-minute walk)
  • Georgetown University (28-minute walk)
  • Washington Monument (28-minute walk)
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial (16-minute walk)
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park (12-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) 14-min drive
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall) 50-min drive
  • Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) 31-min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) 33-min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) 40-min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) 39-min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) 46-min drive
  • Washington Union Station 17-min drive
  • Alexandria Station 21-min drive
  • Lorton Station 26-min drive
  • Foggy Bottom Station 7-min walk
  • Farragut West Station 19-min walk
  • Farragut North Station 20-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 336 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 15 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • Car charging point

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 27000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 2508
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1965
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 47-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Argentta Spa has 7 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.


The Top of the Gate – On-site rooftop bar.

Whisky Bar – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

The Watergate Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Watergate Hotel Washington
  • Watergate Hotel
  • Watergate Washington
  • The Watergate Hotel Hotel
  • The Watergate Hotel Washington
  • The Watergate Hotel Hotel Washington
  • The Watergate Hotel Hotel Washington


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments, and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 33.34 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access (may be limited)
  • Fitness centre access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 300

Valet parking costs USD 52.00 per day with in/out privileges

Extended parking costs USD 52 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 35 for adults, and USD 12 and USD 33 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 200 per pet, per stay

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 1,491 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Should be on people's bucket list
There is no doubt that The Watergate Gate is full of history. From the moment of arrival, one can't help but think about everything that has been happening in this hotel. And yhe hotel itself does not disappoint. The design hints at the Watergate Scandal throughout the hotel which is great fun to explore. The room was spacious and well equipped. A special mention has to go the Nespresso machine which is a great feature to have. The bathroom is big and the shower is fantastic. The only thing better than the shower is the bathrobes. Never ever have I worn anything more comfortable. It goes without saying (I hope) that the room was spotless and I found it just as spotless at the end of every day when I returned. A massive thanks to Housekeeping who did a marvellous job. I almost wish I hadn't been in D.C. for work in order to enjoy the hotel even more. Just because I know it's important to me (and most likely others): the bed is quite soft which just isn't for me. But that's personal preference; nothing to fault the hotel over. Finally, don't miss out on a drink in the rooftop bar. The views are incredible. I cannot wait to stay there again!
Philip, gb5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Outstanding service from everyone I met.
gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Breakfast could use more variety otherwise good
Luke, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
A Lovely Hotel (Tea Situation Needs Sorting!)
A lovely and plush hotel overall, with lots on site, including shops underneath the adjacent Watergate East complex and and ice rink on the roof. It is a little walk away from the main points of interest e.g. The Mall/Whitehouse/Arlington, but it is set in a nice location and it is nice to be a bit quieter at night. There aren't many shops or restaurants near by so a cab is a necessity for you evening meal. One area of improvement though is the hot beverages in the room. As a British traveller a cup of tea in the morning is a must, and I understand that not all countries appreciate that, but when you are charged a $25/per day resort fee (which is not mentioned on this site bytheway!) I would have assumed that you would get more than two thimble pots of UHT milk, which doesn't even cover the four espresso pods in the room, and two tini cups, of two different sizes (a half cup and an espresso cup) meaning taking turns for the cup is required! I wouldn't have minded too much if I hadn't been charged $13 for the first cup of tea on room service only to be told on the second occasion that I could get a kettle and tea bags for free from housekeeping, and even then I felt like I was scrounging from them for milk. I think in summary, it is a lovely hotel and how they play off the scandal is classy and funny, however getting a proper hot drink set up in the room would help cement the foundations of the luxury theme they are aiming for.
Matthew, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel
Gorgeous hotel. Very professional staff who make you feel very welcome. Drinks are very expensive though.
Kelly, gb2 night business trip

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