Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC Hotel
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Sofitel Lafayette Square Washington DC Hotel
super servicefrom lindoor
Always my first choicefrom warthog
The rooms consistently have the best beds I have encountered anywhere, with heavy down duvets and many down pillows (I will admit the "Heavenly" brand beds found at high-end Westin properties come in a very close second). Built-in individual halogen reading lamps in the headboard over each side of the bed are a nice touch.
Standard rooms are a bit on the small side by U.S. standards, but should be very comfortable for European travellers and those used to hotels in older buildings in big cities. Even a one tier upgrade, to their "deluxe" rooms, can make a tremendous difference in size, particularly in rooms that face H street (great soundproofing in all rooms, btw. Never hear road noise, even during rushhour on low floors).
The rooms are uniformly clean, both upon arrival and at the end of each day. Adequate storage space for clothes for stays up to about a week; much more than that and you may end up keeping some things in your suitcases. Cleaning staff is good about straightening up personal items left in the room, without leaving you with a feeling that someone has gone through your things.
The bathrooms make the place, with everything you would need already provided, and great water pressure. They also scent the rooms with something. It is a smell that to this day I cannot identify, but that I associate with soothing feelings even in times of great stress.
High speed internet access is good, but expensive - as are the contents of the Minibar. Rooms always seem to have a good work desk and lots of lighting. Staff is excellent, and very responsive, even if there are too many French accents about for my taste.
Food in the restaraunt is uniformly good, but uniformly expensive - I rarely ate there when I could not expense it. This is not a problem, as there are a number of good options close by: directly across the street is world-class steak at Bobby Van's (Not cheap either, but i'd put the porterhouse for 2 against Peter Lugar's in NYC). As another user mentioned, Georgia Brown's is 2 blocks away, and a D.C. favorite (Not cheap either, but less than the hotel). The deli at the end of the block (15th and I) is also a great lunch option, as is the Corner Bakery one block further up 15th. If you can get reservations (or are willing to wait for a table / eat at the bar), the Old Ebbitt Grill at the corner of 15th and G is slightly less expensive and not to be missed. For breakfast, there are literally five Starbucks locations within three blocks of the hotel.
All told, there are better hotels in the world that this Sofitel, but they are few, far between, and generally much more expensive. No there is not a pool, and no, you don't have a view of the White House (2 blocks away), but for what you actually use a hotel for - the bed, the bath, and a central location, you simply can't go wrong with this one if it is within your price range.
great location, nice hotel, good valuefrom jenaye
Excellent. Period.from A TripAdvisor Member
Room decor is typical North American Sofitel. Muted colors with contemporary art. Standard marble bathroom.
Only minor complaint, was that on the first day, the bedsheets didn't exactly smell fresh - it smelled slightly moldy. A quick call down to room service rectified the problem.
Would highly recommend.
perfect servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Absolutely loved the Sofitelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great servicefrom lawahoo2001
Incredible Servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
re very rich or on an expense accountfrom A TripAdvisor Member
My recommendation -- stay at the Embassy Suites near Dupont Circle, which is cheaper, gives you a bigger room, free calling-card calls, free internet access, a pool, and a free breakfast.
Wonderful hotelfrom atravellerboston
Top Local Tips for Washington DC
Buses v Taxi's We tried to use the circulator around the town but it isn't clear when it goes and how often it works. If you can catch it and you want to go to a tourist site then it's a bargain. We found that walking (if you're fit and prepared to walk far) was fine and that Taxi's are a fair price (if you are English and you make sure they aren't ripping you off) For one trip to georgetown we were charged $5 over what it should have been and dumped in the middle of nowhere. .... and breakfast at the Old Ebbits Grill and steak at Bobby Vans were both great!
grab a cab For groups of 2 or more, Instead of paying $30 plus per person on a bus tour, grab a cab, ask the driver for 2-3 hours of his time, agree a set fee, and enjoy the sites, at your pace and of your choice - even have time for a stop off at Starbucks!
have an AWESOME romantic dinner at asia nora we had our anniversary dinner at asia nora and they went OUT OF THEIR WAY to make it a really special night, down to CUSTOM fortune cookies (i called a few days ahead for a reservation and told them it was a special occasion and not only did they give us a great table, but also suggested that i tell them what to write in my husband's fortune cookie). not only did they somehow remember to give the right message to the right person, but they had a full house of patrons and made us feel like they opened the restuarant just for us that night. to top it off, the food was PHENOMENAL and we can't wait to go back to dc just to visit here again.
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- Address: 806 15th Street NW - Washington DC - District of Columbia - 20005 - United States
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