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The Watergate Hotel

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Rooftop bar, al fresco dining, open selected days
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, minibar

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The Watergate Hotel

5.0 star property
Riverfront aparthotel with spa, near Kennedy Center

8.4/10 Very good

1,086 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20037

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Northwest
  • George Washington University - 3 min walk
  • National Mall - 8 min walk
  • White House - 21 min walk
  • Washington Monument - 27 min walk
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture - 28 min walk
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 36 min walk
  • Capital One Arena - 39 min walk
  • Arlington National Cemetery - 41 min walk
  • National Air and Space Museum - 44 min walk
  • Smithsonian Institution - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) - 15 min drive
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 31 min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) - 33 min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) - 36 min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) - 38 min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) - 46 min drive
  • Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) - 59 min drive
  • Alexandria Station - 14 min drive
  • New Carrollton Station - 17 min drive
  • Washington Union Station - 17 min drive
  • Foggy Bottom Station - 7 min walk
  • Farragut West Station - 19 min walk
  • Farragut North Station - 22 min walk


  • Sequoia - 6 min walk
  • Farmers Fishers Bakers - 7 min walk
  • Fiola Mare - 8 min walk
  • Bangkok Joe's - 8 min walk
  • Beefsteak - 8 min walk

About this property

The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 10-minute walk of National Mall. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps or facials. An indoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and apartments offer nice touches such as dressing gowns, slippers and pillowtop beds with down duvets. Fellow travellers love the nearby shopping and comfortable guest rooms. The property is only a short walk to public transportation: Foggy Bottom Station is 7 minutes away.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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


  • One child (16 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*

Property amenities


  • Indoor pool
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massages
  • 7 treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Aromatherapy
  • Prenatal massages
  • Body scrubs
  • Swedish massages
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massages
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Sports massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Valet parking on site (USD 58.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking on site (USD 58 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Electric car charging station on site

Family friendly

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Restaurants on site

  • The Top of the Gate
  • The Next Whisky Bar


  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: USD 20-45 for adults and USD 12-33 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Minibar
  • Private picnics


  • Premium bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided


  • Bath or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Towels provided
  • Dressing gowns
  • Hairdryer
  • Slippers

Living spaces

  • Library


  • 47-inch flat-screen TV with cable service
  • TV in a common area
  • Pay films

Outdoor areas

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • 24-hour business centre
  • Computer station
  • Desk
  • Conference centre (27000 square feet of space)

Climate control

  • Air conditioning


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet friendly
  • USD 200 per pet per stay


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • Lift
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible (with limits)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Safe at front desk
  • Laptop-compatible safe

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • Near the airport
  • Near a metro station
  • In the city centre
  • In the historical district
  • On the riverwalk

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Free bike hire on site

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system
  • Smoke detector
  • Window guards


  • 336 rooms
  • 15 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 1965
  • Individually furnished

Special features


The on-site 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.

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 – This rooftop bar serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
The Next Whisky Bar – This cocktail bar serves dinner and light fare. Open selected days.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 37.93 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Spa access (may be limited)
    • Hot tub access
    • Fitness centre access
    • Sporting facilities or equipment
    • Business centre/computer access
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room safe
    • In-room bottled water
    • In-room coffee
    • Concierge service
    • Housekeeping

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 20 to 45 for adults and USD 12 to 33 for children
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 300 (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 200 per pet, per stay


  • Valet parking costs USD 58.00 per day with in/out privileges
  • Extended parking costs USD 58 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>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.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.</p> <p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Watergate Hotel Washington
Watergate Hotel
Watergate Washington
The Watergate Hotel Aparthotel
The Watergate Hotel Washington
The Watergate Hotel Aparthotel Washington

Frequently asked questions

Does The Watergate Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Watergate Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Watergate Hotel?
As of 3 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Watergate Hotel on 19 Feb 2023 start from £378, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 58.00 per day. Extended parking costs USD 58 per night. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Watergate Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 300 (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Watergate Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. The Watergate Hotel also has an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, The Top of the Gate offers al fresco dining. Nearby restaurants include Sequoia (6-min walk), Farmers Fishers Bakers (7-min walk) and Fiola Mare (8-min walk).
What's the area around The Watergate Hotel like?
The Watergate Hotel is located on the waterfront in Northwest, a short 7-minute walk from Foggy Bottom Station and 8 minutes' walk from National Mall.



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10/10 Exceptional

You have to stay here
Staying at the water gauge is absolutely amazing. The property is beautiful inside and out. The amenities are spectacular. I had a Riverview room that was beautiful.
Jeffrey, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kereece, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location, some services lacking
There was no coffee pot in room. The restaurant service for breakfast was slow and disorganized. On site parking costs were out of line with other options in the area
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christian, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The hotel was nice and clean it just that my room was by the elevator and it mad noise and I couldn’t sleep
natacia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thais, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Home away from home...
The Watergate Hotel just gets better and better. To an individual, the staff is superior to any hotel in D.C. or elsewhere. The pool is the finest. The hotel's overall design is magnificent. Walked to the Kennedy Center to see a play and a new exhibition there and discovered the National Textile Museum just a few blocks away. Half the joy of a trip to Washington is staying at The Watergate.
ALAN, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Will be back
Beautiful, clean, gorgeous, comfortable. The staff is above and beyond friendly and helpful. It’s close to all the historical land sights.
Eva, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

The property was nice, front desk was a bit rude he made me feel like I didn’t have a reservation. Attitude was nasty and for the price you pay you expect better service and I was highly disappointed.
Ashley, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Josue, 1-night trip
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