Ratings based on 2,071 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller frommiami fl

sofitel washington

Posted 28-Apr-2016
Pros: la decoración, su ubicación y sus restaurantes
Cons: los baños estan un poco chicos además de verse un poco viejos
Location: muy accesible para el turismo ya que el capitolio esta cerca así como un centro comercial enorme , me encanto todo además que pasa el transporte publi
muy bien ubicado, con acceso de taxis, transporte publico, ideal para conocer washington, cerca de tiendas y centros comerciales, muy elegante y cerca del capitolio. su rrestaurante de comida francesa una delicia, además de los desayunos de servcio al cuarto
4out of 5
by A verified traveller fromSF Bay Area

Great location if you don't need to get work done

Posted 22-Apr-2016
I really like this hotel, and have stayed here many times. The staff is simply exceptional, the location very convenient, the rooms attractive and comfortable... BUT: the Internet access is unpredictable and slow, and the support service is unconscionably bad. In other words, if your work actually requires high-speed access (for which they charge $17/day), you are out of luck. To be fair, again the hotel staff is fantastic -- friendly, thoughtful, attentive, engaged. When I have spoken to them about the Internet service, they've acknowledged that it's a perennial problem. But a solution is beyond their power, of course. There are also some signs of fatigue in the infrastructure (one of the elevators, for example, wheezes and shakes like each trip might be its last). I travel to DC frequently, so I'll try the Sofitel again from time to time to see if the ownership steps up because, as I said, there's much to like about this hotel. Two tips if you stay here: (1) request an Aeron chair from one of their conference rooms, because the standard chair for the desk is better suited for lounging; and (2) be sure to check out the White House Deli across H Street -- arguably the best chicken salad I've had in my life.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromNew York

Beautiful hotel close to White House

Posted 9-Apr-2016
Checking in was a breeze the hotel looked beautiful and modern. The luxury king was a decent size not big but not small. Liked the big screen tv and bed was comfortable and soft. Bath room was large and nice. Check out was quick everything was perfect. Would come back again
Comment from Hotel Management
14-Apr-2016 by Joseph C, Director of Operations, Hotel Management
Dear Ray, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square. I am glad to know you enjoyed our accommodations. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback, I am sure it 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. Warm regards,
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromArkansas

Beautiful hotel, close to everything!

Posted 28-Mar-2016
Pros: We loved the room, the decor, and the location.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: We were close to everything except the zoo, which was only a 10-minute cab ride away.
We loved everything about the Sofitel! Hotel staff were warm, courteous, and very thoughtful-- all without being overly intrusive. And the location could not have been better.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

loved hotel-great location-spacious room

Posted 23-Mar-2016
Excellent hotel- great big rooms- very clean and modern.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller fromUnion NJ

Will definitely stay here again..

Posted 22-Mar-2016
Incredible hotel, very comfortable room and clean bathroom. The staff was very helpful and courteous.. Overall one of the best hotel experiences I've ever had!
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Nice hotel

Posted 7-Mar-2016
It was excellent hotel. Great staff. The food was expensive in the restaurant. Not sure if I would recommend that.
3out of 5
by A verified traveller fromPennsylvania

Nice Stay...Could Have Been Better

Posted 6-Mar-2016
Pros: The food The location The front desk staff The room
Cons: Attention to details. This is supposed to be a 4.5 star hotel, there should have been more attention placed on the small things.
My husband and I stayed here for a couple nights to celebrate Valentine's Day. The maneuverability in front of the hotel to check in/out is quite frustrating. My husband and I were forced to valet because there is pretty much no other parking (no parking garage close and street parking is a nightmare). Plus, when I tried to leave the area in front of the hotel to find other parking, the doormen/valet attendants had me blocked in and waiting for over 15 mins to pull out so I just left my car there to valet, It kind of felt like a set up. The staff at the front desk was very nice and made check in a breeze. Our room was nice and the bed was comfortable. We only had one set of bath linens so we had to request more. I loved the separate shower and bathtub but unfortunately our bathtub water ran out EXTREMELY slow so we didn't bother to use it (even though that was one of the main reasons I chose this hotel). Room service was amazing. There was a disturbance on our floor that I called security about and they resolved the situation very quickly and very quietly, which was impressive. During our stay, there was ice and snow but the hotel did not ensure that salting was done efficiently at the front door. I even advised the concierge that it was very slippery out front but he did not seem interested. The hotel is close to all the attractions you want to see in D.C. so it's in a great location. It's within walking distance to everything.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

close to white house charm

Posted 1-Mar-2016
Pros: staff, rooms, convenience
Cons: dining
Location: white house
enjoyed our stay. simply wonderful. the folks and location were perfect for a weekend getaway.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 29-Feb-2016
Very nice staff, great location, clean room, and comfy bed