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The Watergate Hotel

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Indoor pool
Premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, minibar
Suite, 1 Bedroom, View | Living area | 47-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, TV, pay movies
Daily full breakfast for a fee

Overview of The Watergate Hotel

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The Watergate Hotel

5.0 star property
8.6 out of 10 Excellent
8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20037

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNational Mall12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSmithsonian Institution18 min walk
  • Popular LocationWhite House4 min drive
  • AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)13 min drive

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About this area


Located on the waterfront, The Watergate Hotel is in Northwest, a neighborhood in Washington with great shopping. Kennedy Center and Art Museum of the Americas are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Georgetown Waterfront Park and White House are two other places to visit that come recommended.

What's nearby

  • Kennedy Center - 7 min walk
  • George Washington University - 7 min walk
  • National Mall - 12 min walk
  • Smithsonian Institution - 18 min walk
  • White House - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Foggy Bottom Station - 7 min walk
  • Alexandria Station - 14 min drive
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 14 min drive


  • Farmers Fishers Bakers - 7 min walk
  • CIRCA at Foggy Bottom - 9 min walk
  • Sequoia - 7 min walk
  • Starbucks - 6 min walk
  • Roti - 9 min walk

About this property

The Watergate Hotel

Luxury Washington aparthotel in Northwest, walk to George Washington University
A full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a restaurant are available at this smoke-free aparthotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 3 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a sauna. Each apartment offers comforts like a pillowtop bed and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Thoughtful touches include bathrobes and slippers, and also available are a minibar and a down comforter. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
The Watergate Hotel offers 336 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 47-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided once per stay.

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

The onsite spa has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.


Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • 7 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot stone massages
  • Indoor pool
  • Prenatal massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Sports massages
  • Steam room
  • Swedish massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Valet parking on site (USD 58 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking on site (USD 58 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Family friendly

  • Children stay free (see details)

Restaurants on site

  • Kingbird Restaurant
  • The Next Whisky Bar
  • Top of the Gate


  • Daily full breakfast available 6:30 AM–10:30 AM for a fee: USD 20–45 for adults and USD 12–33 for children
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • A restaurant
  • Champagne service
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Minibar
  • Private picnics


  • Down comforter
  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Towels provided


  • 47-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable channels
  • Library
  • Pay movies
  • TV in common areas

Outdoor areas

  • Rooftop terrace


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (27,000 square feet of space)
  • Desk chair
  • Laptop workspace
  • Meeting rooms

Climate control

  • Air conditioning


  • Pet friendly
  • Fee: USD 200 per pet per stay
  • Service animals exempt from fees


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicles
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible gym
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Blackout drapes
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free bottled water
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Phone
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Safe at front desk
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Location highlights

  • In a historical district
  • In the city center
  • Near a metro station
  • Near the airport
  • On the riverwalk
  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals on site
  • Gym on site

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system
  • Smoke detector
  • Window guards


  • 1 building
  • 15 floors
  • 336 rooms
  • Ballroom
  • Built in 1965
  • Connecting units available
  • Electric car charging station
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Individual furnishings

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: USD 300

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 200 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 16 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Free rollaway/extra beds
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 37.93 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Business center/computer access
  • Concierge service
  • Fitness center access
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room bottled water
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room safe
  • Phone calls
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Spa tub access
  • Sporting facilities or equipment

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: approximately USD 20–45 for adults, and USD 12–33 for children
  • Valet parking fee: USD 58.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking fee: USD 58 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 200 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: USD 300 (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly)

Property is also known as

Watergate Hotel Washington
Watergate Hotel
Watergate Washington
The Watergate Hotel Aparthotel
The Watergate Hotel Washington
The Watergate Hotel Aparthotel Washington

Frequently asked questions

Does The Watergate Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Watergate Hotel?

As of Jun 10, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Watergate Hotel on Jul 2, 2023 start from $319.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Watergate Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 200 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at The Watergate Hotel?

Valet parking is available for USD 58.00 per day. Extended parking is available for USD 58 per night.

What time is check-in at The Watergate Hotel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at The Watergate Hotel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for USD 300 (subject to availability).

Where is The Watergate Hotel located?

Located in Northwest, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kennedy Center and Georgetown Waterfront Park. Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Art Museum of the Americas are also within 1 mi (2 km). Foggy Bottom Station is 7 minutes by foot and Farragut West Station is 19 minutes.




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Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Poor


Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities
Dead surrounding areas, looks desolate. Poor room cleaning
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent

Tammy, New Braunfels

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
From the moment we entered we were glad we chose to stay at this landmark hotel. Bernal was so kind and helpful when we checked in and made us feel very special. Everyone was professional, we were greeted as we left and welcomed when we returned from our day out. The hotel was quiet, never any noise from the halls, but the whiskey bar and top of the gate were still festive and lively. Drinks were very steep, but a liquor store on the lower level in the watergate shops allows for a less expensive drink in your room. Would love to see an outdoor pool for hotel guests in the future. Loved the convenient location, close enough for us to walk to everything. Only needed our metro card when we ended up so far away we didn’t want to walk back. Honestly though if walking is not a problem you could probably do without it.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The watergate is definitely an impressive hotel with a mostly attentive staff. My only critique was the fact that I was charged twice for incidentals by accident and that the process of booking the afternoon tea was arduous. They use open table for the restaurant reservations which wasn’t working for me so I eventually tried to book the reservation with the restaurant directly in person, the restaurant confirmed me over the phone but then a few minutes later sent me another link to open table where the same issue persisted. I was able to book the reservation eventually but when I got to the restaurant I was given another bill even though the experience was prepaid. I explained to the waiter that I had already booked online and showed him my confirmation which wasn’t an issue. But it just showed me the 3rd party open table reservation is super flawed and I think the hotel should do away with it and do something different for reservations. Other than that I really enjoyed my stay, the afternoon tea was great and the area around the hotel is super walkable.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff, very helpful and in the heart of everything
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
Very expensive with service they provide. Shower leaking, shower door leaking Not enough room service. We had 3 rooms but all of them had sone issue and needed to change the room. But other issues with that room also. Not recommended.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
This place is everything it says it is. Everything and everyone was amazing.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was fantastic!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
5 star ratings, 5 star prices, 3 star condition. Although the watergate is a beautiful hotel and the staff is totally 5 star, the entire place is OLD OLD OLD and OUTDATED. My room was clean but riddled with stained carpets, stained drapes, AC was temperamental and the furniture was dark, old and from the 70’s. The Down stair lounge with red rose chairs were all filthy. Restaurant chairs were tearing, the surrounding area made me feel like I was in a 3rd world country. Someone please power wash the outside, paint, and buy some new furniture.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay

adam, Sal Lake City