The Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square stands 1 block from the McPherson metro station Blue and Orange lines. The White House stands 2 blocks from the hotel. Also in close proximity is the National Mall and Memorial Parks, Verizon Center, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Chinatown, The Kennedy Center, the Holocaust Museum, and National Arboretum.
Fronted by American and French flags, this European-style hotel's entryway leads to a marble-clad lobby decorated with dark-wood furnishings and original artwork. A mini-library located adjacent to the lobby offers plush red-velvet seating and an atmosphere of French-inspired elegance. Dining options include iCi Urban Bistro, which presents a contemporary twist on traditional French bistro cuisine. Le Bar, located at the entrance to the hotel, is a popular hang out for Washington DC's nightlife. The business center houses 3 computer stations and offers fax and photocopy services. A total of 3,300 square feet of function space accommodates events. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas for a fee. A complimentary, 24-hour fitness center houses cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. Pets are welcome. Smoking is not permitted.
This 12-story property offers 237 modern-style guestrooms embellished with Art Deco accents. Black-and-white photographs of famous Washington, D.C., landmarks grace the walls. Sofitel My Beds consist of pillowtop mattresses, down duvets, and a selection of down and throw pillows. Refrigerators are available for a fee upon request. All rooms include flat-screen televisions. High-speed wired Internet access (surcharge) and wireless Internet access (complimentary) is available. Laptop-compatible, in-room safes are complimentary. Bathrooms contain separate bathtubs and separate glass-enclosed showers.