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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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  • Charming and helpful team. Beautiful interiors and architecture. Great food. Can’t fault…Feb 16, 2020
  • Historical revamped hotel , very nice and clean , friendly front desk staff Nov 30, 2019

The Watergate Hotel

from £210
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony
  • Deluxe Double Room, Balcony
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony
  • Premier Double Room, Balcony
  • 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-min walk
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial - 16-min walk
  • Lincoln Memorial - 17-min walk
  • White House - 21-min walk
  • Georgetown University - 28-min walk
  • Washington Monument - 28-min walk
  • Smithsonian Castle - 36-min walk

Getting around

  • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) 14-min drive
  • Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall) 44-min drive
  • Washington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) 30-min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) 33-min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) 34-min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) 32-min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) 46-min drive
  • Alexandria Station 12-min drive
  • Washington Union Station 15-min drive
  • New Carrollton Station 16-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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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* on site

  • Electric 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
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
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.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines.

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 20 and USD 40 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.

FAQs for The Watergate Hotel

  • Does The Watergate Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Watergate Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is The Watergate Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from 18 March 2020 to 1 October 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Watergate Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Watergate Hotel?
    Yes. Valet parking costs USD 52.00 per day. Extended parking costs USD 52 per night.
  • Is there a pool at The Watergate Hotel?
    Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Watergate Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 200 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Watergate Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 300 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Watergate Hotel?
    Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Nottie Bianche (4-min walk), Kingbird (5-min walk) and Dish (5-min walk).
  • What is there to do near The Watergate Hotel?
    Recommended spots to visit include Kennedy Center (9-min walk) and Georgetown Waterfront Park (12-min walk), along with Vietnam Veterans Memorial (0.8 mi) and Lincoln Memorial (0.9 mi).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 1,313 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
Very good 8.0
The hotel was very nice and in a beautiful position. Rooms were well designed and comfortable. Very convenient for the Kennedy Center. Our only complaints were lack of variety in the breakfast buffet (no meats and smoked salmon had not been delivered!) and the cost of parking:$52/night seems outrageous.
Sarah, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful stay at the Watergate
Excellent all round service. Friendly and very helpful staff Wonderful Hotel amenities. Centrally locates to excess all the popular spots in Washington. We had the room overlooking River Potomac, wow! Thoroughly recommend the hotel.
Bimal, gb5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good hotel
Nice place to stay.
Alan, gb2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Mixed review
They messed up the booking and room type and then rushed me to move when they put me somewhere else in the first place. generally the staff are super slow and not very friendly. Restaurant and bar service is painfully slow, and not very attentive. the hotel itself is great though, the rooms are very comfortable and it's pretty quiet. wifi is good throughout and the housekeeping is very thorough.
gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
Good location, room had a lovely view as requested. Thank you.
gb2 night family trip

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