The Watergate Hotel

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2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20037-1969


Inauguration 2025

06/18/2024 – 09/30/2024

Watergate Experience 2024

04/11/2024 – 02/28/2025

Need dates

  • 03/01/202505/31/2025


Forbes Travel Guide


2022 Top 10 Hotels in Washington, D.C. 2022 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award, #1 Hotel in Washington, D.C. 2021 Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award 2019 - Recommended by Forbes The legendary Watergate Hotel reopened in 2016 after an extensive renovation. Located along the Potomac River, the hotel is just minutes from historic Georgetown. The Watergate Hotel is fully engaged in the Forbes Travel Guide Program and anticipates a 5-Star rating in the near future. A member of American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts.


Room features and guest services

  • Calls (local)
  • Calls (toll-free)
  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (garden)
  • View (ocean or water)
  • View (urban)
  • Voicemail box


  • Extended stay
  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Outside caterers allowed
  • Pet friendly
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Space (private)
  • Space (semi-private)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

AV capabilities

  • High speed internet

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa or salon
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessibility

  • Bus
  • Subway
  • Taxi
  • Train


  • Dance floor
  • Loading dock
  • Piano
  • Portable heaters
  • Portable walls
  • Staging area

Distance from airport

  • 5 mi. from venue


  • Valet parking$52.00 / day

The Watergate Hotel Meeting Space

Total meeting space28,697 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms13
Largest room6,819 sq. ft.
Second largest room6,000 sq. ft.
Space (Private)14,153 sq. ft.
Space (Semi-private)3,200 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)10,000 sq. ft.
Exhibit Space8,000 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms336
Single (1 bed)243
Double (2 beds)61
Single (1 bed) rate$309.00 – $3,000.00
Double (2 beds) rate$309.00 – $3,000.00
Tax rate15.95%

Local Attractions

The Watergate Hotel’s Argentta Spa

0 mi. away
Our name is inspired by the Italian word for silver. Our goal is to inspire and energize you. Located on Level B3 of The Watergate Hotel, Argentta is a 12,500 square foot spa and wellness center open to hotel guests and neighborhood visitors. Argentta includes the hotel’s original indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, state-of-the-art gym, barre studio, a unisex steam room and nail salon.

The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts

5 minutes away
Since it's opening in 1971, The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts has hosted and presented a rich variety of art programming that has included theatre, musicals, dance, ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz and multimedia performances. The National Symphony Orchestra and The Washington National Opera have taken residency in The Kennedy Center, and the Millennium Stage presents locals and visitors who may not have tickets to the Ballet or Musical currently on stage the opportunity to enjoy early evening performances that occur daily. Just a short walk from The Watergate Hotel, Meeting Planners might consider group tickets to one of the events as an evening activity for your attendees.
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC, US 20566

Dine & Drink at The Watergate Hotel

0 mi. away
An undulating copper wall leads you from the lobby to the illuminated soft amber glow of The Next Whisky Bar. See and be seen at Kingbird, where views of the Potomac River surround a lively bar and restaurant and the refined elegance of Washington's past are experienced in the fine dining room. The Top of the Gate has unrivaled 360-degree panoramic views with Georgetown’s charming waterfront in one direction and the Kennedy Center and Washington Monument in the other.

Rock Creek Park

1 block away
Known for it's endless miles of waterfront running and bike paths, picturesque bridges and grassy knolls, Rock Creek Park is Washington's equivalent of Central Park. With many of the guest rooms of The Watergate Hotel having views of Rock Creek Park and the Potomac River, park goers can head north to enjoy the more nature oriented views or head south for a journey which will take you past many of Washington's notable monuments.
Washington, DC, US

Georgetown Waterfront

5 minutes away
Enjoy drinks on the Waterfront at one of the many restaurants that dot this popular destination.
3300 K Street, NW
Washington, DC

George Washington University

3 blocks away
Located just blocks from the epicenter of GWU, The Watergate Hotel is pleased to host University related travelers including meetings for The President's Office, Hospital Board Meetings, and visiting parents.
Washington, DC, US


5 minutes away
With many of our guest rooms overlooking the Potomac River and the Georgetown Harbor, this neighborhood is one that can't be missed on a visit to Washington, DC. Lined with quaint cobblestone streets and 18th and 19th century architecture, the Georgetown neighborhood is a perfect blend of old and new. Today, Georgetown is known for the University that bears it's name, as well as it's avenues of chic boutiques, endless dining options, waterfront harbor, upscale galleries and evening nightlife.
M Street and Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC, US 20007

The Phillips Collection

1 mi. away
Washington, DC, US


Step inside a legendary revival at The Watergate Hotel, a luxurious urban resort located along the banks of the Potomac River. The Watergate Hotel once again offers an elegant lifestyle hotel to travelers and guests of the nation's capital. With an updated vision of mid-century modern architecture, this historically significant structure is a preferred location for discerning travelers with an appreciation for service excellence and exclusive experiences. Anchored by our Moretti Grand Ballroom, the hotel features a host of comfortable meeting rooms and venues that offer state of the art technology, flexible sets, natural light and spectacular views of our legendary location. Event spaces include the Cecchi Junior Ballroom and four hospitality suites on the mezzanine level which are ideal for interviews, one-on-one meetings, "war rooms" or to host your VIP speakers who might be presenting at your conference. And for those events being held in the warmer months, take advantage of our 10,000 square feet of outdoor event space and terraces: ideal for cocktail receptions, team building events, weddings and more. With numerous food and beverage venues, The Watergate Hotel offers something for everyone. During the evening, guests enjoy a menu of craft cocktails and our exemplary wine list at Top of the Gate. This roof top bar is unrivaled in the region, offering culinary creativity and complemented by panoramic views of Washington D.C. and the Georgetown waterfront. The Whisky Bar offers a more intimate indoor/outdoor setting for personalized meetings or conversations, while the dual concept restaurant offers a choice of casual fare or a formal dining experience. For those wishing to dine in the privacy of their own luxurious guest room or suite, or perhaps on their private balcony overlooking the sweeping city views, in-room dining will be offered on a 24 hour basis. The newly envisioned guest room at The Watergate Hotel features amenities that you would expect to find in our luxurious setting. From all marble five-piece baths to privately labeled bath amenities to luxurious linen and terry, the setting is one of an urban oasis. Fine espresso coffee makers, fully stocked mini bars, state of the art technology and serene colors and artwork provide a comfortable setting that your guests will delight in and desire to linger a bit longer before departing for the start of their day. The legendary and luxurious Watergate brings back the era of fine dining, luxurious accommodations, and gentile service focused on the comfort of our guests. When booking your events or meetings in Washington, DC, return to an era of mid-century modern luxury where history will once again be created.

Cancellation Policy

Individual cancellations must be made 4 PM day prior to arrival to avoid a one night’s charge. Group cancellation policies: Group cancelations are identified in the contract which has been negotiated for the group with the hotel Sales Office. Group contract will allow a normally accepted slippage according to contract. Please contact the hotel sales department for further information.

Facility Restrictions

The Watergate Hotel is a non-smoking hotel. Smoking is permitted on guest room balconies or in any designated outside area on the hotel grounds. A $250 fee ($500 for suites) will be assessed to deep clean rooms if this non-smoking policy is violated. Guest rooms are limited to quad occupancy in a double- bedded room. Rates are stated as single/double occupancy with additional charges for additional persons. Rollaway beds are allowed in some room types. Guests must be 21 years of age to register in the hotel unless accompanied by parent or appropriate guardian. The Watergate Hotel is a pet friendly facility. Dogs, cats, and domestic pets up to 50 pounds are allowed to stay within the hotel on a complimentary basis.

Additional Information

The Watergate Hotel features: * 336 luxurious guest rooms with state of the art technology, marble baths, premium bath amenities, fully stocked mini-bars and upgraded coffee makers. * Complete facility renovation with architecture true to mid century National Landmark status with updates by architect Ron Arad. * Innovative food and beverage concepts and dining facilities including a three meal restaurant, fine dining, and seasonal patio terraces overlooking the Potomac River. * Whisky Bar featuring rare and premium spirits, fine wines, and craft beers enjoyed in a comfortable intimate environment. *Award-winning rooftop bar with sweeping views of the Potomac, Washington Monument, Kennedy Center and historic Georgetown. Open seasonally for guests and catered functions. * Complete fitness facility featuring state of the art equipment, indoor pool, and whirlpool * Luxurious destination spa with a unique and creative menu of treatments and wellness options. * 27,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event meeting spaces featuring state of the art technology, flexible walls and room sizes and comfortable pre-function space * Three outdoor event terraces totally 10,000 square feet * Complete technology including AV equipment, sound and lighting systems, and speaker/VIP holding room.


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