Great hotel, I'll definitely stay there again when I'm in DC. It's right in the heart of everything, just a couple short blocks from the White House. The bed/pillow/blanket were heavenly ~ that's the best I've slept in ages. Everyone working at the hotel and in the restaurant where we had breakfast was really nice and friendly. Highly recommend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Would stay again"
Service and ambience were the perfect blend of professional and personal. We have stayed in other areas of DC, but the Sofitel's location fit our itinerary .Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Hotel, Fantastic Service, Great Location"
This hotel was so convenient my only regret is not having more reason to be at the hotel! my room was extremely comfortable, the beds posh, and the service amazing. All of the staff were extremely considerate and attentive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Venue and Location"
Overall, a great location. Within 7 minutes of the Metro Red and a 3 minute walk to the Orange/Blue lines, which takes you to most of the important sites, including Smithsonian and the National Mall. The actual room, however left something to be desired. The bed we were on felt like it was a wood plank with cotton stuffed in it with a white sheet. The […] water pressure was almost non-existent in the shower, and the towels they provided felt like 10 grain sand-paper. terrible. Would expect better from a 199/night hotel, especially one so well-appointed otherwise, with such great staff service. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Amazing facilities with only two complaints. First, the linens are HOT. Every night we were there, we woke up sweating under the comforter (there's just one big comforter without any thinner sheets). Second, the hotel is very conveniently located near the White House and the metro. The downside of that? It's right next to the metro and Lafayette Square, […] which means there are a good number of homeless meandering, especially if it's cold. It's not a deal breaker, but beware. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is luxurious yet comfortable. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The bathroom is "to die for" especially the lighting. Very flattering. Only complaint is that they never use a top sheet and we always forget to request one before arrival.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to the White House"
It was my wife's birthday and they left a special gift in the room for her, very thoughtful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cannot wait to try their other locations!"
First off the hotel staff was phenomenal, after the front desk attendant had small talk with us she found out we were staying for our anniversary and bumped us up to a nicer room free of charge, after dropping our luggage off we went out to dinner and came back to a large glass bottle of Evian and complimentary dessert of tiramisu with 'happy anniversary' […] written on an edible sugar bar. The room was spotless, very comfortable bed, nice decor, very nice bathroom with a separate shower stall and nicely sized bath tub, well stocked mini bar with speedy and delicious room service. If I had a down side to our stay it would only be that I felt valet parking was steep as was the mini bar prices. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Location is seriously fab. Hotel is great, the room was a bit small, but you are paying for location. It feels like an older Ritz property or something similar. The building has been redone, but redone well. The staff are really great, very well spoken, very very helpful and many of them have foreign accents which gives you a feeling that everyone is […] not from there. I like the vibe. The downstairs restaurant is always busy, every night of the week. Even the kids said "there is a party here every night." It is not a party hotel tho, just always people around. We would stay here again. If you are looking for a room with a view, make sure you ask. Some of the rooms face the interior (our junior suite did). There are rooms with a view down to the street but we did not upgrade, we didn't even notice anyway however, if that is important to you make sure you ask. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"time in DC-close to WH- BHO"
nice hotel, tres bien , gr8 location and room, few stains on the carpet and one seat -foot stool, but nice room/hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
very nice, close to everything and a great staff....what else can I sayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What a lovely stay"
Everything was better than expected. BUT, and there's always a but, Our room faced an internal completely blocked exterior well. Not very nice view. And there was very little closet or drawer space. We were only in for an overnight stay. Didn't bring that much with us. Still we were very tight with storage. However, everything else was lovely. Great […] service. Wondered if the reduced rate through Hotels.com gave us an inferior room Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of the best in DC"
This is what you expect from a high end hotel. In fact they exceeded all expectations. Great staff. Very clean. Hopefully they can maintain this level in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent central location 2 blocks frm Whitehouse"
Gorgeous hotel, at proximity of all major attractions. Very courteous and helpful staff. Very accommodating with the children (we had our 6 year old twins with us!). Beautiful facilities. Stylish and comfortable bedroom and bathroom. Highly recommended.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great time staying at the Sofitel"
The hotel was in a perfect spot for our visit of Washington and attending a conference. The people could not have been any nicer or accommodating for me and my traveling companion. From the concierge, the sedan driver that picked us up from the airport, the door attendants that always greeted us with a warm welcome and helping us to get cabs- everything […] was first class. If I had to mention anything about what to fix- it would be the beds. They were VERY lumpy and soft- some people might like that- but I would have preferred a harder mattress. Other than that, great trip and I will definitely stay at the Sofitel next year for our next meeting. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We had a nice stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is overall a great hotel. I would definitely recommend it. There are three things that could be improved upon: 1) Internet service is not good. It is quite slow and it kept disconnecting and sending me back to the login page, more than four times in one single hour. 2) The room was very dimly lit for my taste. 3) I think I saw a mouse at the lounge, […] but I hear this is a common occurrence in Washington, DC. I saw one too in a five star hotel not far away a couple of years ago. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great location! Walk to museums, restaurants, etc."
This was our first stay at the Sofitel and their staff made our stay perfect. They were so kind and went out of their way to make our birthday weekend special. The room was spacious, the bathroom was well appointed and the bed was very comfortable. We would absolutely stay there again next time we visit DC!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great but the bed was only a few feet from the door.Genuine Expedia guest review
We wanted a hotel close to the sights within in the City and this hotel had it all, very close to the White House and the other monuments were either only a short stroll away or the Metro was right behind the hotel and everything was accessible within a few stops. The hotel staff were courteous and friendly and we were welcomed in both English and French, […] the room was comfortable and very clean, the housekeeping staff brought us additional towels and bottled water when we requested it. We didn't use the hotel restaurant but we did help ourselves to the room service for breakfast and it was wonderful. Don't have a bad thing to say about this hotel!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Lovely hotel in the heart of downtown Washington. Easy walk to all Smithsonian museums; monuments and memorials also walking distance, but a bit further. Staff was delightful. Room was roomy and comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable, Excellent, and Convenient location"
I stayed at this hotel for two days. The Sofitel Hotel had excellent staff who were very helpful and pleasant. The room was clean, and the bed was so soft and comfortable it was easy to fall asleep after a long day of walking. This hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the memorials and the Smithsonian museums. Also, the restaurant […] within the hotel has wonderfully delicious food. My favorite dish was the butternut squash gnocchi. When we felt like eating out, there was plenty of small restaurants and fast food places to eat between the hotel and the places we went to sightsee. The Sofitel is a beautiful hotel. The free Wifi was also a plus. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"wonderful staff- excellent hotel"
the service here is phenomenal. I can't recall the last time every employee I spoke to was so courteous. The room was in great condition, and clean throughout our stay. thanks for a great weekend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient, Comfortable, and Clean Hotel"
Front desk and valet staff were very friendly and helpful. Comfortable room with excellent shower and plenty of space in bathroom.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Service - Well maintained facility."
Overall very nice stay. Great staff who went out of their way to assist us with an early check in. Clean, well maintained hotel. Enjoyed our stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location, great comfort, expensive though"
I was very impressed by this hotel. The room size was surprisingly large for the heart of DC. And it had a separate sitting and sleeping area. The bathroom had a bath and separate shower which I love. The beds were very comfortable and each bed (I stayed with a friend in two double beds) had 4 pillows. There were ample windows but the coverings blocked […] out light very well and we heard no street sounds at all. The staff were exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. Regardless of job title they were always willing to answer questions or make recommendations tailored to your likes/dislikes. The only cons I can think of are: 1) it is very expensive. But that is normal for the area. We didn't take a cab or the metro once during our stay because we could walk to every single major tourist attraction and there were plenty of restaurants of all kinds. And 2) the cost of the food in the hotel bistro was too much for us to eat there. It was higher than local eateries. I was disappointed by this because the items on the menu looked fantastic but were just not priced in a way we thought was reasonable. Note: we did have a few (expensive!) drinks at the bar and they made me a cocktail they had never heard of (and it is very difficult to find this particular drink so I don't fault them) but we told them how to make it and they did and it was delicious! They are focused on pleasing the customer at this place and it shows. Overall an amazing visit and would definitely go back again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great service, the entire staff. Food was very good. Pasta on the menu was a surprise (French??) Would have like more classical French dishes .Genuine Expedia guest review
"Classy hotel, right in the heart of the sights"
We booked two rooms at this hotel while visiting DC with freinds. Had a great dinner at the hotel, and were very impressed with the classy atmosphere. The hotels.com rate was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"excellent DC choice"
fantastic location and superb staff... every person we came in contact was friendly and professional. would definitely treat ourselves and stay there again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great location but not quite great stay."
Very convenient, with well appointed rooms and amenities. Couple of relatively minor issues: heat had not been checked and was not working. Fix occurred the morning after a call was placed, with a very apologetic and nice workman who had not received the complaint call. Ran out of coffee in the lobby at 8:00 and replacement took a while and produced […] coffee that was not hot. Internet connection was a bit problematic, but fixed promptly; seemed like a system issue that was relatively common, but easily addressed. That said, it required a phone call. Finally check in and check out were relatively slow, though personnel were polite and apologetic. On the positive side, when hotel staff were made aware of the heating fix issue, they offered service recovery and were very apologetic. All staff were unfailingly pleasant and helpful with restaurant suggestions and directions. As stated, rooms are very nice. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent hotel. Close to white house"
Great service. Great attention by staff knowning I had my kids. They brought cookies and milk for them. That is great customer service and attention.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful room- great location!"
I was unsure what to expect, but thus hotel knocked it out of the park!! I didn't want to leave. The room and lobby were both beautiful and classic. The staff was friendly and very helpful yet unobtrusive.Genuine Expedia guest review
Close to everything D.C. - excellent staff and very nice hotel - this is a boutique hotel - not for people who want to have breakfast or lunch on the go - sit down restaurant and bar food pricey! Does not have a room frig. bring your own snacks the minibar in the room prices were ridiculous! Don't get me wrong, we liked to hotel other than those is […] sues. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great location. Beautiful hotel. Ate breakfast at restaurant, service was not great, but food was good. Nice bar. would definitely stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great staff and location!"
What a great location and attentive staff. This hotel was a great choice. My only (and I wouldn't necessarily think of this as negative) comment would be that the bed was rather uncomfortable - very firm. I would have hoped for a more posh mattress. I suppose all part of the life-cycle of hotel furnishings.Genuine Expedia guest review
It was a very nice hotel with excellent service. Close to Metro, buses, White House and other monuments.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel in a perfect location"
Everything our 2 night stay was just perfect. We would not change a thing.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice downtown hotel within walking distance of con"
Nicwe friendly hotel at evrey level from start to finish. Excellent location twitheasy walk to monuments and convention center. Comfortable and nicely attired roomsGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel offered what I was hoping for -- a clean room in a well maintained hotel, staffed by intelligent and friendly people. The hotel is located in a safe neighborhood and was within walking distance to the areas we visited. We were treated very well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice hotel"
Clean hotel and excellent service. Enjoyed my stay there .Less than 5 mins walk to the White House.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great staff and awesome location. The rooms were clean and very comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
Perfect location in the middle of it all. Just a few steps from the white house. Impeccable everything, French flare. DIning at hotel also very good.Genuine Expedia guest review
We changed rooms three times in 24 hours..... out stay was actually awful!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location downtown two blocks from White House"
We have stayed at these hotels before in other cities and have always been pleased. The staff here are the most friendly and helpful people you will find at any hotel. For example, after the front door is opened for you, the doorman will greet you by name and if your arms are full, he will accompany you to the elevator, open the door and press your […] floor number button by memory. The rooms are ample sized and the feather beds are everything they are represented to be. Besides White House proximity, there are numerous shops and restaurants nearby and we'd suggest you try Tosca, where we had a superb meal. A bit spendy, but well worth the price. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Classy hotel steps away from many attractions"
Had a wonderful stay! Every staff member treated us like royalty and made us feel valued. Rooms could use a few updates but overall were beautifully kept.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel was beautiful. The location was perfect, couldn't have been anymore convenient Rooms were perfect. Very dark and quiet at night. And the staff were more than friendly! I will definitely stay at a Sofitel again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful Stay at the Sofitel!"
My sisters and I went to Washington for the first time. Having read the reviews of the hotel, we selected it due to its look, character and definitely location. We were not disappointed. The staff were accomodating and extremely friendly and were always welcoming us back to the hotel or wishing us a good day. The smiles were not forced. The hotel itself […] was charming. We were seeking a nice hotel, close to everything, that was clean and had a good reputation. The room was large with comfortable bedding and a sofa bed. The TV was situated is a strange location, but we weren't there to watch TV. The clost of the wifi was high, so we did not use it. Many hotels I have stayed in offered free wifi, but again, we were there to surf the internet. The food was excellent and the coffee the best!! French press coffee - it was a true delight. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This was my first trip to Washington DC and I wanted to stay near the "sights". I was extremely impressed with the sofitel. The staff was excellent upon arrival with service and even recommending places to visit at different times to avoid crowds. There Restaurant was fantastic. I will be a customer of this hotel on all my future trips to Washington […] DC Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It is a nice hotel. The staff are friendly, helpful and eager to make your stay more comfortable. The food was good and although room service is pricey it was well worth it for convenience sake. (Be aware they automatically add a gratuity and room service fees to listed room service pricing). It would have been nice if they had provided a coffee maker […] in the room but the coffee offered downstairs was fresh and high quality. As far as the room goes, some of the surfaces like the carpet was a little worn but it didn't detract from the overall comfort or luxury. They provided a full sized hair dryer and a magnifying mirror in the bathroom but the mirror is not lighted and therefore not very useful. One strange thing was the lack of a top sheet in the bedding but the bed itself was comfortable and changed daily from my experience. You can't beat its location being a mere block and a half from the White House. Bring comfortable shoes, as it is a bit of a walk to museums but not necessarily far enough to justify a cab. Overall I was extremely satisfied and if i were visiting Washington D.C. again would stay there a second time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Business in DC"
Sofitel is a well-established French brand that I have enjoyed around the world. This hotel is no exception, although less elegant than its European counterparts. The rooms are well accommodated, of a decent size and include both a shower and bath. I also appreciated the amount of natural light that fills the room. My only small complaint, and this […] is very personal, was my inability to open the windows for fresh air. I was working, so didnt have time to explore the rest of the hotel. Also unfortunate that room service is quite over the top. Imagine elevated hotel prices, plus 18% room service fee, plus another 5% gratuity? A bit excessive. Otherwise, Sofitel is always solid. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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