The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20037, United States
+1 202 827 1600

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The Watergate Hotel
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Sun 6/26

About The Watergate Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

The Watergate Hotel is an indelible piece of American history that is ready to show guests the future of hospitality.

There’s nothing sneaky about it: the Watergate is set to impress. Guests have the option of staying in the coveted scandal room, which was used in the actual break-in in 1972. It is decorated by Lyn Paolo, who designs costumes for the hit show Scandal. It features a 48” flat screen TV and even robes to help you “Cover Up.”

The rest of the rooms and suites each have their own unique charm and appeal. Instead of using a cookie-cutter framework for room design, the Watergate makes each room as significant as the guests that occupy them. Touches of luxury are incorporated into the experience such as marble bathrooms with warm, welcoming tones that inspire comfort.

The dining experience is as iconic as the hotel’s history itself. Guests can dine either inside or outside. Regardless of the choice, they will be surrounded by awe-inspiring architectural choices, accented by modern, clean lines and oversized fixtures. The option to sit in a couch-comfortable chair while gazing outside is available, as is a position on the patio with an impressive view on the side. The cocktail list features signature creations with fresh ingredients. At the Kingbird, guests have the option to indulge in freshly cooked beef, locally sourced fish and seafood, and farm fresh ingredients from local area suppliers.

The Watergate provides an opportunity for guests to truly blend in with a piece of American history.

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Amenities at The Watergate Hotel

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Valet parking

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key 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

Services and conveniences

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

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Adapted bath
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator


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

Pool and spa

  • Heated pool
  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Indoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Steam room
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Saltwater pool
  • Massage
  • Sauna


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower


  • Family rooms
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • River view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Long-term parking (surcharge)
  • Private parking
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • TV


  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


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


  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Bicycle rental

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals


  • Fitness center

Reviews of The Watergate Hotel

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7.7 Good
Cons:Experienced late check-in - room wasn't ready for 2 hours. Limited hot water. Location not convenient for tourist activities, although okay for Georgetown.
7.1 Good
Pros:Staff was great. Friendly and helpful.
Cons:Hotel is older and in need of some updates.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:Everything about my stay at The Watergate was top notch. The hotel and rooms really are as nice as in the pictures. Most hotels never seem to be as they present themselves. The Watergate, however, does NOT disappoint! Opening my room door for the first time felt as if I was walking into the photos themselves. The staff are incredible. There was an unforeseen issue with my flight coming into town, making me a day late. A simple 2 minute phone call to the hotel (no BS wait times) to give them a heads up was all it took. Upon arrival the next day, the very first person I interacted with had full knowledge of my situation, knew me by name, and already had my room key in-hand. Check-in and check-out was a breeze. Can't beat the location (a short walk and I was at the White House) and the restaurant downstairs (Kingbird) is phenomenal. Would highly recommend to anyone.
10.0 Excellent
Pros:An absolutely wonderful stay. Couldn't have asked for more.


2650 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20037

What's nearby

  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial0.7 mi
  • Lincoln Memorial0.8 mi
  • White House1 mi
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial1.2 mi
  • Washington Monument1.3 mi
  • National Museum of American History1.5 mi
  • United States Holocaust Memorial Museum1.5 mi
  • Jefferson Memorial1.6 mi
  • National Museum of Natural History1.7 mi
  • International Spy Museum1.7 mi
  • Smithsonian Castle1.7 mi
  • Arlington National Cemetery1.7 mi



Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Watergate Hotel

  • If you are going to The Watergate Hotel on a special trip with your loved one, consider booking a romantic Urban Glamping With The Stars experience where you get a one night accommodation in the hotel’s Glamping Globe with access to a range of VIP services such as a dedicated butler, a star gazing session and a late-night marshmallow roasting session. Alternatively, book a Couples experience at the Argentta spa which will give you both a relaxed and rejuvenating feeling, or a Pedal and Picnic experience where you get to enjoy a bicycle ride and a gourmet picnic meal prepared by the hotel’s chef.

  • The Watergate Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel and welcomes both dogs and cats, as well as any other domestic pets, as long as they are under 50 lb in weight. Pets can stay on a complimentary basis, however you will need to pay a refundable deposit of $150 on arrival, which will be credited towards your bill or refunded back to you at the end of your stay assuming your pet hasn’t caused any damage.

  • Afternoon Tea sessions are held every Saturday and Sunday at The Watergate Hotel, between the hours of 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Aside from an unlimited supply of tea, jams and Devonshire cream, you will be able to enjoy sweet and savory treats prepared by the chef such as sandwiches and homemade scones. The experience costs $55 per person and $25 per child aged 5 to 12 years old, with kids under 5 years old admitted free of charge.

  • If you are looking to join a group fitness class, you will find a yoga session to join every Sunday morning which is followed by brunch. The session starts at 9:00 am with the 50m vinyasa yoga class and the full experience costs $60. Alternatively, you can join the Sunrise Morning Yoga + Juice session which consists of a 50m yoga session followed by a juice of your choice from the Juice Bar. This experience starts at 7:00 am every Wednesday morning and costs $25 per person.

  • Whether you are organizing a meeting with business partners or taking part in a workshop, look into booking the Watergate Spy Package, which will add a bit of a twist and excitement to your event. Your guests and yourself will be treated to two days of spy-themed activities that start with receiving the program itinerary as a top secret file, you will be trying to save the world with the Operation Spy activity, drink martinis and cocktails and enjoy an exquisite 3-course meal, and a guest of honor will get to stay in the special Scandal Room. This package is available for a minimum of 15 guests and for a 2 nights stay.(Prices checked 15/05/19).

  • The Watergate Hotel is located at 2650 Virginia Avenue NW in Foggy Bottom - West End, 1.2 miles from the center of Washington, D.C.. Vietnam Veterans Memorial is the closest landmark to The Watergate Hotel.

  • Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at The Watergate Hotel.

  • Yes, The Watergate Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Watergate Hotel is 3.4 miles from Washington, D.C. Reagan-National.

  • Yes, The Watergate Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.

  • Yes, The Watergate Hotel has a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

1.2 mi

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Nearest Airport

Washington, D.C. All airports

Distance to airport

1.0 mi