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French connections

Located on Lafayette Square bordering the White House, this French-inspired hotel in Washington, DC, is within walking distance of the National Mall, Vietnam Memorial, and the Smithsonian Museum.

European panache

The French-inspired Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square has a 24-hour business center, 6 meeting rooms, and a fitness center. Dining venues include the ICI Urban Bistro and the stylish Le Bar.

Guestrooms

Rooms feature feature SoBed - a luxurious feathertop and duvet sleep system. Spacious marble bathrooms have separate tub and rain showers, robes, slippers, and luxurious French toiletries.

Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square

806 15th Street NW Washington DC 20005

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Once hailed as Le Petit Grand Dame in the early 1900s, the historic Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square combines original French architecture and grandeur with modern convenience. Located on the corner of Lafayette Square near the White House, the hotel offers 6 meeting rooms that carry the names of Parisian landmarks and districts.

A 24-hour business center, library, and WiFi and wired internet (surcharge) are available to guests as well as a 24-hour fitness center. ICI Urban Bistro serves fresh and contemporary French cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 24-hour room service is also available. The trendy and chic Le Bar serves specialty cocktails and light fare.

The Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is a smoke-free property.

  • Restaurant 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 237 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Library 
  • Meeting rooms 6 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 6 
  • Year Built 1999 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Wedding services 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired internet access ( USD 16.95 per day )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

iCi Urban Bistro - Contemporary American cuisine with a French twist. Seasonal outdoor terrace. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch weekdays.

Sample menu for iCi Urban Bistro

Appetizers:

  • Pan-Seared Sea Scallops
  • Onion Soup Gratinée
  • Frisée and Watercress Salad

    Main courses:

  • Sautéed Maine Lobster
  • Prime NY Steak and Frites
  • Wild Mushroom Risotto

    Desserts:

  • Chocolate Fondant
  • Brisk Coconut Parfait Bomb
  • Apple 'Tarte Tatin'

    Le Bar - Off the lobby, this popular watering hole is a meeting place for DC power brokers. Generously sized armchairs and sofas invite patrons to relax and partake in the French art of conversation. Open from early afternoon until late evening.

    Sample menu for Le Bar

    Appetizers:

  • Crab Cake Salad
  • Baby Spinach Caesar Salad
  • Cheese Plate

    Sandwiches:

  • Chicken and Roasted Vegetables
  • Roast Beef
  • Ham and Cheese

    Evening snacks:

  • Chicken Satay
  • Smoked Shrimp Quesadillas
  • Lobster and Vegetable Spring Rolls

    Drinks:

  • Jefferson (Frïs Vodka, Grand Marnier, Black Raspberry Liqueur, Sweet and Sour Mix)
  • Moët & Chandon, Brut, Imperial Rosé
  • Viognier, Zaca Mesa, Santa Ynez, 2000
  • Château Greysac, Médoc, France, 1999

    Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square offers room service 24 hours a day.

  • Nearby Things to Do

    • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

    Spa Services

    • Manicures and pedicures 
    • Massages 

    Accessibility

    To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

    • Accessible bathroom 
    • Roll-in shower 
    • In-room accessibility 

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 3 PM

    Check-out

    Check-out time is noon

    Payment types

    Pets

    • Pets stay free

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    Pets allowed (no fees)

    Fees

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 40 per person (approximately)
    • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 16.95 per day (rates may vary)
    • Valet parking fee: USD 61.36 per day (in/out privileges)
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50 per day
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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    We should mention

    Up to 3 children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

    Awards & Affiliations

    • Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square is listed in the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.

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