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You could spend your entire stay within the walls of The Watergate Hotel. But in addition to all of the activities and experiences at the hotel, there’s plenty to see nearby in Georgetown and in the nation’s capital beyond. When it comes to hotels near Georgetown, The Watergate Hotel puts you right where you want to be — near the best activities in the city.

The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts offers world-class entertainment throughout the year. From touring Broadway productions with stellar casts to the best in dance, music, and theater, The Kennedy Center hosts almost 2,000 performances each year. Located just one block away, The Watergate Hotel has been hosting theater goers and performers since the cultural center opened in 1971.

Book our D.C. Culture Hotel Package with overnight accommodations, dinner, breakfast, and parking included.

Nearby Universities

Just blocks away from both Georgetown University and George Washington University, The Watergate Hotel is proud to host students and their friends and families. Our hotel's rooms and suites offer stylish and luxurious accommodations for visitors from around the world.

Family Activities

The Watergate Hotel is pleased to offer a range of amenities and services designed to delight our youngest guests. Our spacious connecting family rooms & suites provide comfort and privacy to families of all sizes. Kids 8-16 years old can enjoy our exclusive "Scandal Scavenger Hunt." Families dining at Kingbird between 5-7pm have the opportunity for the kids to join our scavenger hunt, while dinner is being prepared. If they complete the hunt successfully, they’ll get an ice cream sundae for dessert — a Nixon favorite. Our location near the Georgetown shopping district and The National Mall give guests access to some of the best family attractions in D.C.

Etiquette Classes

The Watergate Hotel is pleased to offer etiquette classes with modern etiquette coach, Maggie Oldham.

Maggie provides expert etiquette advice for successfully and confidently navigating modern life situations for the 21st century — from upscale dinners and chic pool parties, to business meetings and everyday social occasions. Her approach to etiquette is unique in that she has expertly updated traditional etiquette advice to apply to today's society.

Pedal and Picnic

Enjoy a gourmet picnic-to-go made by our chef on custom-designed, charmingly retro bicycles. Reserve your basket and bicycle, and our concierge will give you the perfect place along the Potomac to park your picnic.

All picnic baskets include disposable glassware, flatware, and cutlery. The picnic baskets need to be ordered 48 hours in advance at reservations@thewatergatehotel.com or by calling (844) 617 - 1972.