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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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Why We Love It

  • Recently renovated guest rooms, including new 55-inch flat-panel TVs, plush new bedding and USB charging stations 
  • The hotel's fresh look was inspired by a blend of contemporary American design and French elegance 
  • Located minutes from the White House and just one block from the Metro

"One of the Top 10 Hotels in D.C." -- Travel + Leisure

Map & Directions

A taxi from the Ronald Reagan National Airport will cost approximately $25 and take 10 minutes. From Dulles International Airport, a taxi will cost approximately $75 and take 35 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

The elegant Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is located adjacent to the park's northeast corner, just steps from the White House. When it was revamped in 2015 to update all guest rooms, the hotel's art deco style received a contemporary update, taking its inspiration from the Palace of Versailles and the White House in a balance of French and American elements.

Each of the 237 "pleasantly spacious and well designed rooms" (Oyster.com) were recently refreshed with rich carpeting, plush linens and the Sofitel's signature SoBed with a featherbed topper, pillows and duvet. USB charging stations and 55-inch flat-panel TVs round out the more modern touches, and the bathrooms feature marble counters, a rainfall shower, a separate bathtub and luxurious Lanvin bath amenities. 

Other guest perks include nightly turndown service with bottled water, free overnight shoeshine service, complimentary Wi-Fi and newspaper delivery. While the hotel doesn't have a full spa, the Sofitel does offer in-room spa services, and there's a fitness center as well. 

The hotel's iCi Urban Bistro features traditional French cuisine with contemporary American twists. The chicken and mushroom crepes and foie gras with sour cherry compote are two of the bistro's signature dishes; Gayot called the bistro "sophisticated [and] distinguished." For drinks, the hotel's Le Bar lounge features Champagne by the glass along with signature cocktails and handcrafted martinis.

From the press:
  • "Feels like a petit pocket of Paris ... staff are unfailingly polite and helpful" -- Oyster.com
  • "Simple and handsome ... combines European style with American efficiency" -- Washingtonian.com
  • "Its caring, multilingual staff offers a warm welcome and great service" -- Fodor's

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child. Extra bed available on request and in Luxury King Room only: $50 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request. A $500 (subject to tax) incidental hold will be placed on the credit card presented upon check-in.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee of $61.36 (tax inclusive), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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