Fodor's Expert Review The Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20037, USA Fodor's Choice

Beautifully situated along the Potomac River, the legendary Watergate radiates sophistication and glamour, embracing its infamous past and celebrating its mid-century modern style. Rooms have a 1960s vibe, with rich leather furniture in shades of gray, brown, gold, and bronze. Spacious marble bathrooms indulge with floor-to-ceiling, glass-enclosed showers, and freestanding soaking tubs. Some rooms have private balconies, and all have a view of the city or the Potomac River. Head to the rooftop Top of the Gate bar for end-of-the-day relaxing with 360-degree views. Treat yourself to one of the most luxurious spas in D.C., The Argentta Spa, with an indoor saltwater pool and a wide variety of facial and massage treatments. 


  • beautiful mosaic-tiled saltwater pool
  • fun, cheeky historical touches
  • gorgeously designed bars and restaurant with excellent menus


  • some rooms are small
  • elevators are a bit complicated to use
  • 1960s style is not for everyone




Phones: 202-827–1600 | 844-617–1972-reservations


336 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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