Sofitel Washington DC

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Brand Paris infiltrates America's executive block party with stealth, impeccable taste, and funky striped carpets.


DK Eyewitness

On a corner of Lafayette Square, this 1862 building has been transformed by the French Sofitel chain into an elegant contemporary hotel.


Fodor's Tick Choice

The French luxury chain could not have landed a better location, a minute's walk from the White House, and the 1920s style of the original Shoreham remains. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The hotel's ICI Urban Bistro restaurant and Le Bar lounge are popular gathering spots, especially in pleasant weather, when urbanistas jam ICI's terrace tables. Full review →


Gayot 48

This hotel opened in the summer of 2002 in a historic building dating back to the late 19th century. Full review →



French-infused stay a block from the White House, with Pierre-Yves Rochon interiors and a popular bistro. Full review →


Lonely Planet

In a fabulous corner location with lots of windows, the Sofitel’s airy rooms let in loads of natural sunlight. Full review →


Oyster 4.0

This graceful 237-room hotel, part of a French-owned international chain, opened in 2002 in a former office building. Full review →


Star Service Tick 4

The well-maintained accommodations revolve around their big beds, with ceiling-high mahogany headboards and cloudlike duvets. Technology is given a boost with the 38-inch flat-screen TVs. Full review →


Time Out Tick Critics' Pick

From the outside, the Sofitel looks like a typical big-city American hotel, but there’s a clue to some subtle differences: a French flag flying alongside the Stars and Stripes. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

In some way, every Sofitel is a Parisian hotel, and despite the inescapable fact of its location in downtown Washington, the Lafayette is no exception. Full review →

Try to book corner rooms 14 and 26, which have windows on two sides flooding the space with light.

Zagat 4.2

"Incredible" service soars "above all expectations" at this "outstanding", "luxurious" and historic property also boasting "modern, elegant" accommodations.

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Sofitel Washington DC

4.5 Star Hotel sofitelwashingtondc.com

806 15th Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20005

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