Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

Washington, D.C., DC
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563 reviews

About Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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Guests have the unique opportunity to experience one of the most exclusive hotels in the capital of the United States at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. The top-notch amenities, excellent customer service, and luxurious accommodations are ideal for any business or pleasure related trip.

This contemporary downtown hotel is located at the corner of Lafayette Square and borders the White House. The building itself is an updated historical landmark that was first built in 1880 and continues to impress its visitors with its Art Deco motif which showcases rich colors and striking lines. It currently contains 237 guestrooms and 17 suites.

Every guest at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square can enjoy complimentary WiFi, a 55” HDTV, a Nespresso or Keurig coffee machine, and access to the fitness center and in-room spa services. There is more than 5,500 square feet of meeting an banquet space available to guests who intend to host an event here.

Near the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is the National Museum of Women in the Arts less than a quarter mile away. In addition, the White House is walking distance from the hotel.

Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the many guided tours available in Washington D.C. to learn about the history and significance of the area. There are a variety of tour options including ghost tours provided by DC Ghosts as well as more personalized tours offered by Custom Tours of DC.

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is located perfectly for guests to see the wonder of nation’s capital. The nearby attractions, luxurious accommodation, and convenient amenities make this hotel a great place to stay.

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Amenities at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • First-aid kit
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Private entrance
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Allergy-free room
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


  • Window
  • Family rooms
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Streaming service
  • Radio
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV
  • Smartphone dock


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • Valet parking


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Terrace/Patio

Things to do

  • Gift shop


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

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8.0 Very good
Pros:Bathroom was excellent, location was great.
Cons:Room service was very expensive, there was a $10 delivery fee, then 18% gratity automatically added, and when they deliver, then there’s another line for a tip the receipt. Also the air conditioning in the room was terrible. By day 3, I would say it finally got to 74 in the room, after being set to 65 the entire time.
8.5 Very good
Cons:No drinking water in the lobby. Beds not comfortable
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:We experienced the sweetest women at the front desk, both named Anna. One even kindly gave us a room with a view at no additional charge since it was my boyfriends first time to DC. She recommended some great dinner spots which we loved. Also, the gentleman outside the next morning were so friendly, we chatted with them for a while before our Uber came. Kudos to everyone for welcoming us home after a long trip abroad. Made us feel so happy to be back.
Cons:Hair dryer could use an upgrade but was definitely sufficient to get the job done.
8.0 Very good
Pros:very comfortable bed and room
Cons:Most of the staff was excellent but one person was not friendly and didn't make effort to upgrade the room since the door of the room they gave me was broken. A second person immediately changed the room for the better.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:I liked everything. The room was modern, well appointed, with a comfortable bed, and spacious bath. The staff was as pleasant and helpful as any I have encountered in some time. The location is great! I ate in the restaurant once and I enjoyed my meal. I look forward to my next visit.
Cons:The closet space in the room I had was limited and would probably be tight for two people. This is a very small fault in an otherwise very pleasant stay.
5.7 Fair
Pros:Location, excellent door men.
Cons:No premium channels. Broken toilet that was "fixed" twice but I had to fix it myself a couple times. No water pressure. House keeping only left us with 1 towel. View of a brick building 6ft from my window. Bar staff were disruptive and joking loudly with doormen while people waited at the bar.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The people at the front desk, the concierges, the doormen, and the housekeeps were truly concerned about my comfort and seeing that I had the best possible time in Washington. Your concierges are extremely knowledgeable and took the time necessary to help me find stores and restaurants; making phone calls for me to get things done. My own family doesn't care for me that well!
Cons:Cannot think of anything. Oh, there is one little thing, the front door to my room, number 302, sticks. I meant to inform the front desk, but it was so insignificant compared to everything else, that I forgot.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The staff and service was first-rate and the location made walking easy to the various monuments and museums. Also the train station was in easy walking distance.
Cons:I can honestly say that there was nothing bad about this wife and I had a wonderful time!
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Cons:Miscommunication in the lounge regarding a wine selection, and subsequently being overcharged.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Location and cleanliness


806 15th Street Northwest, Washington, D.C., DC 20005

What's nearby

  • White House432 yd
  • International Spy Museum0.6 mi
  • National Museum of American History0.7 mi
  • National Museum of Natural History0.8 mi
  • Washington Monument0.8 mi
  • Smithsonian Castle0.9 mi
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum0.9 mi
  • National Mall0.9 mi
  • National Gallery of Art1 mi
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial1 mi
  • Air & Space Museum1.1 mi
  • Lincoln Memorial1.2 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and December.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Thursday. The most expensive day is usually Monday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $218, while the most expensive was $300.
  • How long should you stay at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

  • Why should I definitely eat at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?

    Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square has an on-site restaurant called Opaline. This modern French brasserie offers a contemporary twist on classic French cuisine, with a menu that is sure to satisfy any craving. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. One reason you should definitely eat at Opaline is its focus on high-quality locally sourced ingredients. Opaline's menu is full of standout dishes, such as the Poisson du Jour with vegetable tagine, harissa, and citrus, or the crispy Duck Confit with roasted root vegetables, fig, and port wine reduction. The restaurant also offers a range of starters, entrees, and shareable plates.

  • What amenities can business travelers enjoy at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?

    Business travelers visiting Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square can enjoy a range of amenities focused on making their stay productive and comfortable. The hotel offers a 24-hour business center which is fully equipped with printers, fax machines, and other necessary equipment to ensure guests can take care of their work needs at any time of the day or night. In addition, the hotel's six meeting rooms can accommodate a variety of needs. The hotel also has a conference space that spans an impressive 5,500-square-feet, making it a great choice for larger events such as conferences, conventions, and corporate retreats.

  • What is the best way to get to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)?

    The best way to get to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square from Ronald Reagan National Airport depends on your budget and preference for transportation. Taxis are the most convenient option if you have a lot of luggage or prefer a private and direct ride. The journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes. A cheaper option is to take the Metrorail. You can take the Yellow Line train from DCA to Gallery Place-Chinatown station, then transfer to the Red Line train towards Shady Grove and get off at Farragut North station, which is within walking distance of the hotel. The entire trip takes approximately 40-50 minutes.

  • What services at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square are best suited for families?

    If you are looking for family-friendly accommodation in Washington DC, the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is an excellent choice. The hotel allows children aged 11 years old and under to stay for free when staying with their parents in the same room. This service provides an excellent opportunity for families to save money without sacrificing comfort or quality. The Sofitel also offers free cots for families with young children, making it easy to create a comfortable sleeping arrangement for babies and toddlers. For families who need to take a break and enjoy some adult activities, the Sofitel offers in-room childcare services for a surcharge.

  • What amenities at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square make it ideal for people with reduced mobility?

    Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is equipped with several amenities that make it ideal for people with reduced mobility. For instance, the hotel has accessible entrances and public areas, allowing people with reduced mobility to easily move around the hotel. The hotel also has a designated accessible parking area close to the main entrance, making it easy for guests with mobility issues to park their vehicles. The rooms are equipped with several accessibility features including wider doorways and the bathroom facilities have grab bars, lowered fixtures, and seats in the showers, making them more accessible for guests with mobility issues.

  • Where is Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square located?

    Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is located at 806 15th Street Northwest in Downtown, 0.4 miles from the center of Washington, D.C.. White House is the closest landmark to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square.

  • How far is Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square from the airport?

    Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is 3.1 miles from Washington, D.C. Reagan-National.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square.

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