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Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

806 15th Street NW | Washington, DC 20005-1101  [SEE MAP]Washington, DC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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This hotel is extremely close to the White House and the National Mall
There is no pool or spa facility on-site
Sitting next to Lafayette Square in downtown D.C. – just minutes from the White House and the National Mall – the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is an excellent choice for travelers looking to take full advantage of the city's sights. But this property also caters to the luxury set with its services and facilities, including its fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Accommodations come equipped with contemporary furnishings and high-end touches like marble bathrooms and glass-enclosed showers, not to mention HDTVs, stocked minibars and sumptuous linens. Lodgers were equally complimentary of the Opaline Bar & Brasserie for its gourmet French fare and attentive wait staff. Though some recent guests bemoan Sofitel's high price tags, most claim that the hotel gave them the best night's sleep they'd had in ages. (What's more, members of the ALL - Accor Live Limitless program can earn points towards a free night's stay).
Washington, DC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 237 rooms
Primary View
City center



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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This stately boutique, French-owned hotel takes its cue from the nearby White House, with its eye-catching, French-accented, American heritage decor. A meticulously detail-oriented staff, chic (albeit somewhat petite) guest rooms, and the ICI Urban Bistro beloved for its creative French dishes are just some of the reasons guests keep coming back.

Washingtonian Magazine


Two blocks from the White House, this Sofitel outpost combines European style with American efficiency. Rooms are simple and handsome, and an in-house library offers reading materials for guests to peruse.


This 237-room upscale hotel, part of a French-owned international chain, opened in 2002 in a former office building. With its spacious rooms, stylish bistro and bar, and a decidedly European feel in the center of old downtown near Lafayette Park and the White House, it's popular with both international and domestic business travelers and families.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3756 have reviewed the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3756 reviews 4.5 (based on 3756 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square combine French flair with contemporary dark wood furnishings and colorful artwork. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a separate tub and glass enclosed shower, a minibar and an LCD television. For families, suites and villas are more spacious, as many standard rooms cannot accommodate rollaway beds.
  • Complimentary mineral water
Nightly resort fee$26

Standard room size370 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in a renovated historic building on the corner of Lafayette Park across from the White House, the Sofitel Washington DC brings chic French style to this venerable neighborhood. Several restaurants and some of Washington's most iconic monuments and attractions are within walking distance of the hotel.
  • McPherson Square metro station (Blue, Orange and Silver lines) within walking distance
  • On-site car service desk
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is about 5 miles south, and Dulles International Airport is about 27 miles west
  • 24-hour valet parking ($55)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The on-site Opaline Bar & Brasserie serves French comfort food with a contemporary twist in a modern setting. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., the restaurant also provides 24-hour room service for the hotel.

    Number of restaurants1

    Cuisine TypesFrench

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    Standard amenities such as cribs and high chairs are complimentary, but some of the smaller guest rooms cannot accommodate rollaway beds.
    • Children's menus available
    • Board games available
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The contemporary fitness center at the Sofitel Washington DC offers cardio machines with individual televisions, weight-training equipment, and a variety of exercise accessories from medicine balls to yoga mats.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Located close to the White House and its office buildings, the Sofitel Washington DC features modern conference facilities, including an elegant ballroom and multipurpose meeting rooms. The hotel offers expert event planners and full-service catering from Opaline, and can accommodate events for up to 180 guests.
      • Audiovisual equipment and teleconferencing available
      • Staffed business center
      • Multilingual staff

      Number of meeting rooms6

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The Sofitel Washington DC welcomes pets up to 50 pounds for a $500 refundable deposit.
      • Guests must sign a pet damage waiver
      • Pets allowed (free)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting


      The Paris Ballroom at the Sofitel Washington DC is a popular wedding venue for small to medium-sized weddings and receptions. The elegant ballroom can accommodate up to 160 banquet guests and 200 reception guests, and with contemporary French cuisine provided by Opaline, celebrations are imbued with sophisticated European style.
      • Professional wedding planners

      Maximum wedding guest capacity160

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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