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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, National Mall, Kennedy Center and beyond. The Watergate Hotel puts you right where you want to be — near the best activities in the city.

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The Kennedy Center

The new REACH Center is open. Enjoy this unique outdoor space with food and drink pop-ups. The Kennedy Center will reopen for performances in 2021.

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.

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. Our location near the Georgetown shopping district and The National Mall give guests access to some of the best family attractions in D.C.

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.

Current Events

Style your stay in D.C. with the best local things to do. From on-property events to nearby festivals and seasonal celebrations, enjoy D.C. to the fullest from The Watergate Hotel.


Nearby Attractions

Our prime address is just a 10-minute walk from Georgetown shops and restaurants, offering plenty of options for business and leisure travels alike. Popular landmarks and cultural attractions are also easily accessible from our Washington D.C. luxury hotel.



From local sightseeing to family-friendly excursions, enjoy a one-of-a-kind stay in D.C. at The Watergate Hotel. Need recommendations for what to do during your stay? Our team will be happy to point you in the right direction.


The Watergate Hotel Gift Card

Purchase a Watergate Hotel gift card for your friends, family, and colleagues ahead of their travel to D.C. With exquisitely designed luxury accommodations and some of the city's best dining and drinking destinations, The Watergate Hotel is redefining luxury in D.C.

Contact (844) 617-1972 or frontoffice@thewatergatehotel.com for more information about our gift cards.



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