Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square Hotel 5 stars

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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square
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Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

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Services and practical information
  • Online check-in
  • WIFI/Internet Access
  • ParkingPaying
  • Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
  • Pets allowed
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Air conditioned
  • Languages spoken at the hotel
  • Reception open 24 hours a day
  • Early check-in/Late check-outPaying
  • Laundry
  • Boutiques/shopping
  • Porter
  • Concierge
Catering
  • Breakfast
  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Room service
Leisure and activities
  • Fitness centre
Business services
  • 6 meeting room(s)
  • Business centre
  • Copy/print service available

Hotel location

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

806 15th Street NW
20005
washington, d.c.
united states

Tel: +12027308800

Fax: (+1)2027038440

Contact email

Check-in from 15h00

Check out up to 12h00

  • MC PHERSON SQUARE :   BLUE/ORANGE MCPHERSON SQUARE

  • By plane

    BALTIMORE-WASHINGTON INTL APT At 51.49km / 32 miles

  • By plane

    DULLES INTL AIRPORT At 41.84km / 26 miles

  • By plane

    RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT At 6.44km / 4 miles

  • By train

    UNION STATION At 2km / 1.24 miles

GPS :38.900385, -77.033594

Our accommodations

Guest rooms and suites at our Washington DC luxury hotel include exquisite furnishings and vibrant artwork, blending Art Deco with modern chic. Each marble bathroom within our downtown DC luxury hotel has a glass-enclosed shower and separate bathtub.

SUPERIOR ROOM - 1 king-size bed, working area

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 34
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar

LUXURY ROOM - 1 king-size bed, large working area, city view

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 37
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar

SUPERIOR ROOM - 2 double beds, working area

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 37
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar

LUXURY ROOM - 2 double beds, 1 pull-out sofa bed, large working area, city view

  • Max. number of persons: 5
  • Area: From 42
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar

1 King Bed - ADA accessible, interior view

  • Max. number of persons: 2
  • Area: From 40
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar

JUNIOR SUITE - 1 king-size bed, sitting area with pull-out sofa, interior view

  • Max. number of persons: 3
  • Area: From 39
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar

JUNIOR SUITE EXECUTIVE - 1 king-size bed, pull-out sofa in separate living room area

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 44
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar

PRESTIGE SUITE - 1 king-size bed, pull-out sofa in separate living room area, city view

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 56
  • Views: City side *

* Subject to availability

  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar

PRESIDENTIAL SUITE - 1 king-size bed, pull-outsofa in separate living room area, city view

  • Max. number of persons: 4
  • Area: From 167
  • Wireless internet in your room
  • High speed internet
  • Bathrobe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar

Our restaurants and bars

Opaline Bar and Brasserie

Type of cuisine: French

Opaline Bar and Brasserie serves classic French with a Washington DC twist. Located steps away from the White House and other monuments our all-day menu includes: Oysters on the Half Shell, Boudin Blanc, Steak Frites, Rattatouille and other classics.

Opaline Bar

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Opaline Bar at the Sofitel Washington, DC Lafayette Square draws inspiration from local culture and French art de vivre. The Bar offers classic bites such as Escargot and Deviled Eggs, as well as more satisfying plates like Moules Frites, Croque Monsieur

Your meetings and events

Our meeting rooms

  • Number of meeting rooms: 6

  • Maximum size: 150

  • Maximum capacity: 200 people

  • Maximum banquet capacity: 170 people

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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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ALL Rating 4.5/5

11,076 reviews

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TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5

3,707 reviews

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I expected more from a Sofitel

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - 16/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Upon entering the room, I found an odor machine on the floor where it remained for 2 days until I brought it down to the front desk. The towels I was provided were worn and you could see through sections of them. The wallpaper in the bathroom was peeling off. This from a hotel that just underwent a renovation. I expected much better. Moreover, I was charged a $300 security deposit upon check in. Very disappointed.

Dear Jennifer Q., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Nice, spacious and comfy rooms, Room Amenity fee throws you off though

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Heidar Couples - 16/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The Sofitel offered us two room during our three night stay, and both were identical and really comfy and spacious. Didn't use much of the facilities but they have a nice bar lounge area and breakfast selection, a bit pricey but maybe to be excpected with full service. What really throws you off though is the Guest Amenity Fee, not a big sum but should be inclued in the room price.

Dear Adalbjorn T., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Fantastic experience!

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Ernest Business - 16/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Great stay. Antoine and Nora were fantastic! Thanks again!

Thank you Ernest for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us and that Antoine and Nora provided great service, and that you had a great stay with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as fantastic as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations
Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - 15/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Was a great experience all around.

Thank you William for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you had a great experience with us. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as great as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Everything you could want from a hotel

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Margot Couples - 15/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Everything was perfect. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was clean and room was comfortable. Bath products were also nice. Restaurant and bar were excellent. Best eggs Benedict ever. Cheese platter was delicious.

Thank you Dan for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am delighted to hear that everything was perfect during your stay and that the team was very friendly and helpful. I am also very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your accommodations and in-room amenities, as well as that you found the food at our Opaline Bar and Brasserie excellent. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as perfect as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Great location, clean and quiet

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Couples - 15/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Enjoyed our stay. Room was clean, spacious and quiet. Nice modern décor throughout

Thank you Paul for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that your accommodations were clean, spacious, and quiet, and that you liked the décor. I am also very happy to hear that you liked our central locations and found the hotel clean and quiet. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Very nice hotel

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - 15/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

No problems--the hotel was great.

Thank you Martin for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very happy to hear that you liked the hotel and that you had a problem-free stay! It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as great as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Slick and stylish modern hotel

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Ruth Business - 15/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

A very pleasant stay in this lovely, stylish and chic hotel. Staff are delightful, providing excellent service. Food was superb - bar ambience also very pleasant.

Thank you Ruth for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that the team was delightful and provide excellent service during you stay, and that you liked the ambiance at our Opaline Bar. I am also very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food at Opaline and found us a stylish, lovely, and chic hotel. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as delightful as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Luxury one nighter

Customer review rating 4.5/5

C. Families - 14/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Had to stay in DC an extra night due to weather and found Sofitel. Wish I had stayed here the entire trip! Room was beautifully appointed everything was top notch from beds, bedding to tv. Beds were very comfortable with feather toppers and pillows. Bathroom was lovely with lighted makeup mirror and robes. Will stay here next time.

Thank you Dessa for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that your stay with us was very comfortable, and that your accommodations were beautifully appointed and top notch. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as luxurious as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Excellent

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Joe F. Couples - 14/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Smooth process checking in and out. Great service from the concierge, along with Michael and Aliun at the front desk.

Thank you Joe for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am delighted to hear that you had an excellent stay with us and that you received great service from our front desk and concierge team and that your check-in and check-out process were smooth. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as excellent as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Great location, beutifiul building, but they need serious help

TripAdvisor rating 4.5/5

Sailingbill63 Couples - 14/01/2020 TripAdvisor review

This was my second stay at this hotel. I am a regular at Sofitel's in Germany, Paris and Chicago, but I have to say the level of service and room service and the hotel wine offering needs serious help. We ordered room service most nights and every meal except for one had problems to the extent we set most things back. Steak way overcooked, tuna tartar looked like it had been sitting in the sun for the day, wine list is terrible and the service was mediocre at best. We were in the bar most days and the service was great! However, the hotel really needs to raise their game with the wine list. I was shocked at the lack of proper wine for a high end French hotel. I realize this is the US but there is a reason those of us from Europe stay at European hotels and a proper wine list is one of them. I had long discussions with staff and hotel management daily about this. They appreciated the feedback and in the end they acknowledged it needed serious improvement. Lastly, the 7th floor we were on had serious problems. Water leaked from the ice maker flooding the hall and lobby, blowers blowing dust everywhere when you get off the elevator, etc... I would have expected this in Holland but not at a Sofitel. i will give it one last shot the next time I find myself in DC

Dear Sailingbill63, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Sofitel Hotels & Resorts, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, -Karla Erales General Manager

Houskeeping lacking

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - 13/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I came back to my room at 5pm having been gone all day and found that housekeeping had not made up my room. I called housekeeping on the phone and they said they would be right up to do it. An hour later, still no service, so I went to the concierge and he arranged it eventually. Not the sort of service I expect from a Sofitel.

Dear Stefan C., Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. Exceptional service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. Please rest assured that we have taken the appropriate measures to address the problem with our Housekeeping services in order to prevent any future occurrence. Our relationship with our guests is of paramount importance. We hope that you will present us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

My New Favorite Hotel

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Suzanne M. Business - 13/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

The Sofitel at Lafayette Square, Washington D.C. is my new favorite hotel. It was a tremendous value for the money, with white glove service and a beautifully-appointed comfortable room for a price on par with less luxurious hotels in the area. It was walking distance to everything there is to see in the District. We were there on business, and it was walking distance to our destination. Breakfast at the Opaline was so spectacular that we came back for lunch. The French cuisine at the Opaline would be reason enough to stay here. Instead, it was the cherry on top of an already wonderful experience.

Thank you Suzanne for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am delighted to hear that we are your new favorite hotel and that you felt like your stay was a tremendous value for money, as well as beautifully appointed, and comfortable. I am also very pleased to hear that you found our Opaline Brasserie spectacular and reason enough to stay. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as wonderful as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

My favorite place to stay in DC!

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Rachel R. Business - 13/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

I love every visit to Sofitel. The staff and facilities are perfection.

Thank you Rachel for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am delighted to hear that we are your favorite place to stay in D.C, and that you found our team and facilities perfect. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as perfect as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Owesome

Customer review rating 4.5/5

N. Families - 13/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

my family and I stayed at the Lafayette Lafayette Washington DC in early January 2020, very satisfying. Strategic location, friendly receptionist. Highly recommended, I will stay at this hotel on my next visit.

Thank you N. for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you had an awesome stay with, and that you and your family had a satisfying stay with. I am also very happy to hear that the team was friendly and that you liked our central location. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as awesome as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Vary satisfying stay

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Larry Business - 13/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Good experience at a reasonable price

Thank you Lawrence for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you had a good experience with us and that your stay was satisfying overall and reasonably priced. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as satisfying as the previous one. A bientot! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Jan 2020

TripAdvisor rating 4.5/5

stuartbarrowcliff Business - 13/01/2020 TripAdvisor review

Very comfortable and quiet rooms. Excellent restaurant. However, the equipment in the fitness room is really out of date and is in serious need of upgrade - this is becoming an issue in thinking about where to stay in DC as I come frequently and having good work out equipment is a top consideration.

Thank you Stuart for taking the time to leave a review, I am pleased to hear that your accommodations were comfortable and quiet, and that you found our Opaline Brasserie excellent. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our engineering team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as comfortable as the previous one. Merci! -Karla Erales General Manager

Great except the gym needs an update.

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Business - 12/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Room was great and lobby coffee is good enough to prevent a trip to Starbucks.

Thank you Matthew for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am very pleased to hear that you had a great stay with us and that you enjoyed the welcome coffee in the lobby. It is always a pleasure to receive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as great as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations

Great Hotel @ DC

Customer review rating 4.5/5

Gal Couples - 12/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Very good hotel with a great location, big and spacious room and great breakfast! bar/restaurant at the hotel is very good with reasonable prices.

Thank you Gal for taking the time to leave a review, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am pleased to hear that you considered us a great hotel in a great location, as well as that your accommodations were big and spacious. I am also very happy to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast at Opaline Brasserie. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as great as the previous one. Merci! -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations
Customer review rating 4.5/5

Anonymous Solo - 11/01/2020 Confirmed reviews ALL

Wifi in room was weak Cable channels did not match book info

Dear Norva H., Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. Exceptional service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. Please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. Please rest assured that we have taken the appropriate measures to address the problem with our WiFi services and channel guide in order to prevent any future occurrence. Our relationship with our guests is of paramount importance. We hope that you will present us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Cordialement, -Veronique Stalport Director of Operations
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