Washington

The Watergate Hotel

Elisabeth Barker
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • This iconic waterfront hotel reopened in 2016 after $125 million renovation
  • Embraces its infamous history with tongue-in-cheek details like keycards marked “No Need to Break In”
  • Staff uniforms by "Mad Men" costume designer recall fashions of the 1970s
  • The rooftop bar overlooks the Potomac River with "some of the best views in Washington" (Washington Post)

"Back and arguably better than ever" -- Forbes Travel Guide
82%
Enjoyed This
(22 Member Ratings)
"The staff was fantastic, they helped me out when my phone died, provided me with extra water after a night out at their bars, and kept me company while I was waiting over an hour for my ride. A+"
Jessie
Apr 23, 2018
Columbia, MD, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is 4.5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Guests can expect to pay approximately $20 in cab fare to reach the destination or ride the Metro’s Blue Line for 30 minutes to the Foggy Bottom station.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Recently reopened after a $125 million renovation, the Watergate is moving from infamous to just-plain-famous as Washington's newest 5-star destination hotel. Featuring a restaurant and three bars, afternoon tea service, an indoor pool and a full-service spa and salon, the hotel is "a legend ... sleek, sexy and ready to wow" (Gayot). 

Rooms were revamped with modern comforts like 48-inch flat-panel televisions, floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms and Nespresso coffemakers. Wi-Fi is complimentary in all rooms and public areas. All accommodations have balconies with views of the city or river and are designed with sleek, mid-century furnishings and dark wood accents. And yes -- you can even book "The Scandal Room," which has been redesigned in '60s mod furnishings and historical memorabilia by Lyn Paolo, designer for the TV show "Scandal."

Original features like a grand marble staircase and mosaic-tiled saltwater pool have been restored while new additions to the property include a contemporary bar where whiskey isn’t just for drinking, but fine bottles circle the room in eye-watching design. The Kingbird restaurant serves French-American fusion while Top of the Gate serves craft cocktails with stunning rooftop views of the Kennedy Center, Potomac River, Washington Monument and the D.C. skyline. 

From the press:
  • "New luxury digs inside a building infamous for its role in presidential history" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "Decor is sleek and chic...recent guests lauded the impeccable design" -- U.S. News & World Report
  • "The hotel's stylishly modern guest rooms ... have some of Washington's most Instagram-worthy views" -- Forbes Travel Guide

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • 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: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Cribs are available on request (and based on availability) free of charge for children up to age 2 in Deluxe King, Deluxe King with Balcony, Premier King with Balcony, One-Bedroom Suite and One-Bedroom Suite with Balcony only. 

Extra bed available on request (and based on availability) for one child up to age 12 in Premier King with Balcony, One-Bedroom Suite, One-Bedroom Suite with Balcony only free of charge.

Extra bed available on request (and based on availability) for one adult in Premier King with Balcony, One-Bedroom Suite, One-Bedroom Suite with Balcony only: $50 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be applied by hotel.

Extra person charge is $30 (subject to tax), per person, per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets (dogs, cats, and domestic pets - maximum weight: 50 pounds) are allowed on request, free of charge. Conditions and restrictions apply.

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: The hotel offers Valet Parking (with in/out privileges) for $52.00 per night. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

82%
Enjoyed This
(22 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Watergate Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The staff was fantastic, they helped me out when my phone died, provided me with extra water after a night out at their bars, and kept me company while I was waiting over an hour for my ride. A+
Other Comments
Their Next bar is so photogenic and has a delicious pineapple drink that I just loved! However, they don't serve all the same drinks at the different bars, so when I needed whipped cream for a drink on the rooftop bar, they didn't have any. But they did have blankets since it was chilly! Much appreciated, Amber!
Jessie Apr 23, 2018 Columbia, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rood Top Bar
Other Comments
Loved it...
Sandra Mar 19, 2018 Richmond, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The history, the location, the staff.
Other Comments
Fantastic bed, great shower, wonderful staff. Great location, and the history!!
Theo Feb 19, 2018 Mahopac, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
The pool and staff
Melissa Feb 12, 2018 Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Other Comments
Flooded stretching room at the gym which was addressed with overflowing buckets for three days! Also, housekeeping services were provided at 4 pm! Seperately, I attempted to make appointment at the spa and was informed that they didn't have enough massage therapists working that weekend- Presidents weekend!! Very disappointing to say the least!
Kim Feb 20, 2018 Short Hills, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location, for me, was the best thing going for this hotel. And the staff were super friendly.
Other Comments
Not so much that something disappointed me but nothing special at all.
April Mar 06, 2018 Alexandria, VA, USA

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