by Amanda Geronikos
Following extensive renovations, Washington, D.C.’s Watergate Hotel reopened with much fanfare in 2016. The luxurious property, which grandly overlooks the Potomac River, is a short walk from the closest metro station.
The deluxe Washington D.C. hotel offers more than 336 guestrooms and suites with flat-screen TVs, Nespresso machines and complimentary Wi-Fi, plus floor-to-ceiling marble bathrooms. Most accommodations have one king or two queen beds. Cribs are available upon request.
Pro Tip: For a real treat, book a stay in the American Girl doll-themed suite, which debuted in 2018.
The Watergate Hotel features an indoor swimming pool, with three lap lanes and an aerobic area. While it’s best for adults, kids are welcome. A fitness center is also available to guests of the hotel, as is an amazing spa.
Our Editor Loves
- Luxury Washington D.C. hotel
- Location on the Potomac River
- Deluxe guestrooms and suites
- Free Wi-Fi
by Sara R
We thought we made a good choice booking a room at a “historical” hotel. A big mistake. We were greeted by an unfriendly foreign front desk person. The room was mediocre at best, super outdated and untidy. I can’t believe they call this a 4-5 star hotel?!? Seriously?!
So much noise at night , people talking in hallways at 1am. So sad that we chose this hotel and will never repeat the mistake again. The only plus was the friendly doorman.
Booked here because of the interconnecting rooms reviewed and advertised. Worked out great -had super rooms separate but private hall way between on high floor with balcony and views of Potomac. Service and advice was top notch , take a bow Theo on concierge desk. Great locale to stay in some much more evening life than downtown.Breakfast super, rooms space and decor great, relaxed place. Saw pool, gym on last day looked great too - will aspire to use next time.