OVERVIEW of The Watergate Hotel
People of a certain age will remember the Watergate as the scene of the break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters that ultimately brought down the Presidency of Richard Nixon. In fact, the hotel has a bit of a sense of humor about it, the last four digits of its phone number are 1972, the year of the break-in and they have a guest room called the Scandal Room which was the original room from the break-in.
Today, however, it is a AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star luxury hotel with incredible amenities and a price structure that is hard to believe. Weekend rates throughout the year are under $300 and sometimes under $200, something you never see that for a Four Star hotel in a major city.
The hotel’s avant-garde architecture was designed by Luigi Moretti to emulate the mighty Potomac, and its stunning new Ron Arad-designed interior lives up to the building’s original elegance. Complementing the hotel’s new, modern feel are the retro-chic staff uniforms, made by Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant.
THE ROOMS at The Watergate Hotel
There are 336 rooms and 34 suites in the hotel. Rooms are spacious and decorated in whites and grays with color introduced by a piece of furniture or artwork. Many with balconies with seating and wonderful views of the Potomac. Beds are draped in luxury linens with goose down pillows and comforters. Marble bathrooms are large and feature La Bottega amenities and fresh flowers.
DINING at The Watergate Hotel
The Next Whiskey Bar offers a wonderful selection of scotches, whiskies and craft cocktails. Guests can enjoy a rotating selection of cigars to be enjoyed on the outside patio. Also on the patios are the hotel’s heated Winter Igloos which can accommodate up to 8 people for drinks and snacks. Top of the Gate is a fantastic rooftop bar with truly amazing views. In the winter there is an ice skating rink and fire pits. One of the absolute best place in DC for drinks.
Kingbird is the signature restaurant set in a dramatic space with lots of windows and views. The menu features fresh flavors from the Mediterranean Riviera with grilled meats and fish, using olive oil, fresh herbs, goat cheese and fresh vegetables.
SPA at The Watergate Hotel
The Argentta Spa is a full service spa with an indoor pool, fitness center, whirlpool, sauna and a unisex steam room.
THE RATES at The Watergate Hotel
From $249 Peak Season Weekend
WHAT OTHERS SAY About The Watergate Hotel
The hotel is cleverly posh but also comfortable, the service impeccable, and its Potomac River front perch unique in the city. Frommer’s
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