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The Watergate Hotel

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Rooftop bar, alfresco dining, open select days
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Premium bedding, down comforters, pillowtop beds, minibar

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The Watergate Hotel

5.0 star property
Riverfront aparthotel with spa, near Georgetown Waterfront Park

8.4/10 Very good

1,069 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
2650 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20037
Main amenities
  • 336 smoke-free apartments
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Free use of bicycles
  • Valet parking
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds available (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Foggy Bottom
  • George Washington University - 3 min walk
  • National Mall - 8 min walk
  • Lincoln Memorial - 17 min walk
  • Georgetown University - 20 min walk
  • White House - 21 min walk
  • Washington Monument - 27 min walk
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture - 28 min walk
  • National Museum of Natural History - 36 min walk
  • Capital One Arena - 39 min walk
  • Arlington National Cemetery - 41 min walk

Getting around

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 14 min drive
  • Washington Dulles Intl. Airport (IAD) - 31 min drive
  • Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) - 33 min drive
  • Gaithersburg, MD (GAI-Montgomery County Airpark) - 36 min drive
  • College Park, MD (CGS) - 40 min drive
  • Manassas, VA (MNZ-Manassas Regional) - 46 min drive
  • Baltimore Washington Intl. Airport (BWI) - 62 min drive
  • Alexandria Station - 14 min drive
  • New Carrollton Station - 17 min drive
  • Washington Union Station - 17 min drive
  • Foggy Bottom Station - 7 min walk
  • Farragut West Station - 19 min walk
  • Farragut North Station - 22 min walk


  • Sequoia - 6 min walk
  • Farmers Fishers Bakers - 7 min walk
  • Fiola Mare - 8 min walk
  • Bangkok Joe's - 8 min walk
  • Beefsteak - 8 min walk

About this property

The Watergate Hotel

The Watergate Hotel features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 5-minute walk of George Washington University. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps, or facials. An indoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and apartments offer up nice touches like espresso makers, bathrobes, and pillowtop beds with down comforters. Fellow travelers love the nearby shopping and comfortable guestrooms. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Foggy Bottom Station is 7 minutes away.


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.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • One child (16 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*

Property amenities


  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massages
  • 7 treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hot stone massages
  • Prenatal massage
  • Body treatments
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • Sports massage
  • Swedish massages
  • Body scrubs


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 58.00 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Extended parking on site (USD 58 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Electric car charging station on site

Family friendly

  • Children stay free (see details)

Restaurants on site

  • The Top of the Gate
  • The Next Whisky Bar

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker


  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: USD 20-45 for adults and USD 12-33 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Minibar
  • Private picnics


  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided


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

Living spaces

  • Library


  • 47-inch flat-screen TV with cable service
  • TV in a common area
  • Pay movies

Outdoor areas

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Terrace


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Desk
  • Conference center (27000 square feet of space)

Climate control

  • Air conditioning


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


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

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Safe at front desk
  • Laptop-compatible safe

Location highlights

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

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals on site

Safety features

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


  • 336 rooms
  • 15 floors
  • 1 building
  • Built in 1965
  • Individually furnished

Special features


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.


The Top of the Gate - This rooftop bar serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
The Next Whisky Bar - This cocktail bar serves dinner and light fare. Open select days.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 37.93 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Pool access
    • Spa access (may be limited)
    • Fitness center access
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Sporting facilities or equipment
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • In-room safe
    • In-room bottled water
    • In-room coffee

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 20 and USD 45 for adults, and USD 12 and USD 33 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 300 (subject to availability)


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 200 per pet, per stay


  • Valet parking costs USD 58.00 per day with in/out privileges
  • Extended parking costs USD 58 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed with adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

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 can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Watergate Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Watergate Hotel?
As of 3 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Watergate Hotel on 9 Dec 2022 start from CA $462, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Watergate Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 200 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at The Watergate Hotel?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 58.00 per day. Extended parking costs USD 58 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Watergate Hotel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 300 (subject to availability). Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at The Watergate Hotel and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. The Watergate Hotel also has an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room.
Are there restaurants at or near The Watergate Hotel?
Yes, The Top of the Gate offers alfresco dining. Nearby restaurants include Sequoia (6-min walk), Farmers Fishers Bakers (7-min walk), and Fiola Mare (8-min walk).
What's the area around The Watergate Hotel like?
The Watergate Hotel is located on the waterfront in Foggy Bottom, a short 7-minute walk from Foggy Bottom Station and 8 minutes' walk from National Mall.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Will be back
Beautiful, clean, gorgeous, comfortable. The staff is above and beyond friendly and helpful. It’s close to all the historical land sights.
Eva, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

James, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Watergate was great! Close to everything!
The girl at the front desk was amazing…Azis (Sp?), the bellman, was great! They were so nice and friendly & courteous that it made our stay special…I will definitely be staying at the watergate again!
Richard, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Back again..
The Watergate was built to last. Everything they do is about the guest, so pamper yourself.
Timothy, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

JORGE, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

No hot water, non-working outlets, staff entered room without knocking just walked unannounced.
Chadrick, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

William, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Average hotel with limited dining options nearby
The hotel is somewhat isolated and not close to amenities, coffee shops, etc. When we arrived at 2:00 with colleagues, we had 1 hour to grab lunch before our first meeting but the restaurant was closed and there were no food options available other than room service. Other than that inconvenience, the hotel is about average in terms of comfort and cleanliness. (In the morning, the breakfast tables were set but the outdoor tables still had not been cleaned from the night before and had dirty dishes, glasses, etc.)
Marcos, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

The service at the restaurant was not great. I sat for 35 minutes waiting for a soup. No one said why. Then to find out the restaurant was open. But no chef. Once food did come out it was very salty
lynn, 4-night business trip
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