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The Watergate Hotel

Anika Maiberger
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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)


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. 

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  • 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


  • 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


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

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.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $28.70 inclusive of tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes;

  • Access to indoor pool, sauna, steam room
  • 24-hour fitness center with bottled water and towel service
  • Complimentary bike rental (upon availability)
  • Car service within 2 miles of the hotel (upon availability)
  • Overnight shoe shine service
  • Local and long distance domestic phone calls
  • Morning coffee in the lobby
  • Daily newspapers
  • 24-Hour business center

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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

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.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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