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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square sits in one of the most exclusive locations in the nation’s capital, with the White House as its neighbor. The hotel, which opened in 2003 in a circa-1880 former bank building, gives a distinctly European feel, and seems much smaller and intimate, considering its size.

Although its primary clientele consists of business people from all over the world, families or couples on vacation will also enjoy and appreciate the sophistication of the hotel’s furnishings, soothing colors, the plush accommodations, the professionalism and courteousness of the staff and the world-class dining options found on site.


All 237 well laid-out guestrooms and suites in Sofitel Washington DC are beautifully decorated, blending Art Deco with contemporary elegance. Magnificence and function coexist in Sofitel Washington DC and the result is an extremely luxurious accommodation fit for royalty.

Each room is equipped with the finest furnishings and trimmings which include audible smoke alarms, dead bolts, sprinklers, 110/120 V AC, airconditioning, an in-room safety depost box, minibar, pay-per-view channel(s), Bose sound system, satellite/cable colour LCD TV, voicemail, Wi-Fi internet access, high speed transmission line, RJ 11 outlet, RJ 45 outlet, security peephole, two telephone lines and marble bathroom with separate glass-enclosed shower, L’Occitane en Provence bath products, Frette bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, and makeup/magnifying mirror.

Room Types

Superior Room offers 370-400 square feet of space featuring either one king bed or two double beds and a working area.

Luxury Room offers 400-450 square feet of space featuring either one king bed or two double beds, with a large working area and a view of the city.

Junior Suite offers 475 square feet of space featuring one king bed, a separate living room, a work area and a large bathroom with separate glass-enclosed shower and bathtub.

Hotel Amenities

Sofitel Washington DC is part of a French-owned international chain and as such, the brand aims to provide world-class and exemplary personal service. Among them are the following:

  • Multilingual staff (English, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese)
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Car hire service desk
  • Cash machine
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning/ironing
  • Overnight shoe shine
  • Porter
  • Tourist information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gift shop/newspaper shop
  • Private indoor parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Comply with American Disability Act
  • Ramp access
  • Reduced mobility facilities
  • Business services
    • Business centre with support staff
    • Copy/print service
    • Fax machine
    • Self service business centre
    • Translating/interpreting service
  • 24-Hour security staff
  • Complies with Hotel Safety Act 1990
  • Video camera at bldg entrance
  • Video surveillance in hallways
  • Smoke alarm in public areas


Sofitel Washington DC has perfected the art of culinary excellence and offers these onsite dining options:

ICI Urban Bistro offers a refreshing and contemporary twist to time-honored French bistro fare. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also provides 24-hour room service to guests of Sofitel Washington DC.

Le Bar is the place where guests can sit back and enjoy a quite drink or dinner in a cozy and lavish setting. Complimentary tea and coffee is available at Le Bar from 6:30am until 10am every day. It also provides 24-hour room service to guests of Sofitel Washington DC.

Meetings and Events

Sofitel Washington DC is perfectly situated in Lafayette Square and offers 5,896 square feet of event space, with seven multi-purpose rooms, which is why it’s a favorite of business people. That and the impeccable service provided by the hotel’s meeting and event planning team is the reason why Sofitel Washington DC sees a lot of repeat clients.

Paris Ballroom can accommodate up to 180 people.

Bastille can accommodate up to 40 people.

Concorde can accommodate up to 56 people.

Madeleine can accommodate up to 75 people.

Montmartre can accommodate up to 40 people.

St. Germaine can accommodate up to 10 people.

* The number of people accommodated in each multi-purpose room may vary depending on room setup.

Standard amenities available include a business center with support staff, copy/print services, fax machine and self-service business center. Upon request, Wi-Fi, internet connectivity, translating and interpreting services and video equipment can be supplied.

For those considering Sofitel Washington DC as their wedding location, the hotel offers the Paris Ballroom, with its gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows and a private entrance for guests.

Local Attractions

Millions of tourists and business people flock to Washington, DC each year to experience first-hand the historic landmarks and vibrant tourist destinations that the nation’s capital has to offer. Below are just some of them, a mere few minutes away from Sofitel Washington DC:

  • Lincoln Memorial
  • The White House
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Georgetown Park Mall
  • Union Station
  • National Theatre
  • Kennedy Center
  • National Arboretum
  • The National Zoo
  • Laurel Race Track
  • Verizon Center
  • RFK Stadium

Sofitel Washington DC is a graceful hotel – with its stylish lobby, spacious accommodations, lavish beds, exceptional service and distinctly European ambiance – your visit to the nation’s capital is made even more memorable and refined.

Sofitel Washington DC
806 15th Street NW
Washington, DC
Telephone: (202) 730-8800
Fax: (202) 730-8500

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