The Watergate Hotel

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Washington, DC Hotel
ChainIndependent / Other
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Total meeting space2,787 sq. m
Guest rooms336
2650 Virginia Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20037-1969

The Watergate Hotel

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2019 - Recommended by Forbes 2018 - Recommended by Forbes: Verified Luxury 2018 - Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award 2017 - Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Award 2017 - Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2017 - Surface Travel Awards 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

  • 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

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

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Meeting Space

Total meeting space2,787 sq. m
Meeting rooms11
Largest room634 sq. m
Second largest room366 sq. m
Space (Private)1,315 sq. m
Space (Semi-private)297 sq. m
Space (Outdoor)929 sq. m
Exhibit Space743 sq. m

Guest rooms

Total guest rooms336
Single (1 bed)243
Double (2 beds)61
Single (1 bed) rate$195.00 – $945.00
Double (2 beds) rate$195.00 – $945.00
Tax rate14.8%




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.

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

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.


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

Washington Business District

Business district
10 minutes away
K Street, L Street, M Street and Pennsylvania Avenue serve as the major avenues in the NW DC Business Corridor, each just being a short walk or sedan ride away from The Watergate Hotel.

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

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Convention center
1 mi. away
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an extraordinary 2.3 million-square-foot conventions and meetings facility, is equipped to handle events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to events for 500 to 42,000 attendees. One of the most energy-efficient buildings for its size, the Convention Center includes a range of mixed-use exhibit spaces, 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a total of 77 break-out rooms and the largest ballroom in the region. Whatever the size of the event, the service of the Convention Center staff is unparalleled.
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC, US 20001

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

Distance from airport

  • 8.05 km from venue


  • Valet parking$52.00 / day
Affiliated Organizations


Step inside a legendary revival at The Watergate Hotel, a luxurious urban resort located along the banks of the Potomac River. Located centrally and convenient to all forms of transportation, The Watergate Hotel, once again offers a comfortable lifestyle hotel to travelers and guests of the nation's capital. With an updated vision of mid- century modern architecture, this historically significant structure provides a comfortable location for both business and leisure travelers and an environment that meeting planners and attendees will find gracious, modern, and steeped in service excellence. Host your 450 delegate conference with confidence in our Moretti Grand Ballroom which features state-of-the-art technology. In addition to a generous General Session space, the hotel features smaller meeting rooms, ideal for meetings or breakout rooms. Other event spaces include the Cecchi Junior Ballroom and four Hospitality Suites on the mezzanine level which are ideal for interviews, one-on-one meetings, 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, 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 might enjoy our newly designed rooftop bar and our menu of craft cocktails and beers or our exemplary wine list. Our roof top bar is unrivaled by any other in the city with the lights of one of our country's most exciting venues being the ideal environment to enliven the sense. The Whisky Bar offers a more intimate setting for personalized meetings or conversations, while the dual concept restaurant will offer a choice of more casual fare or a more 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 all of the 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 in our hotel 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 completely non-smoking within all indoor areas. Smoking is permitted on guest room balconies or in any designated outside area on the hotel grounds. A $250 fee ($500 in the case of suites) will be assessed to deep clean rooms if this indoor 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 terrace 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 * Luxury spa operation with a unique and creative menu of treatments * 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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