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“Very comfortable A-. Just a few touches to make it an A.”

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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Ranked #69 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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“Very comfortable A-. Just a few touches to make it an A.”
Reviewed 12 May 2012

I quite liked this hotel. Pretty comfortable overall. Close to the metro, and lots of fun food and strolling options in Dupont. Also, a nice 20 minute walk to Metro Center on a temperate day. There are a few things though that make it fall just short of an A. First, they either seem to have way too many people standing around the front door doing nothing, or no one at all. I had no one to help me with enormous bag, plus their front door is small, heavy, and awkward to navigate with luggage. Second, as someone else noted below, they ask you for your preference of newspaper. I said Washington Post. Of course, of the four nights I stayed there, two came with USA Today, and two came with no paper at all. You shouldn't ask if you're not going to make an effort to honor the request. Final negative, there's a LOT of hall noise, and you can hear it very clearly. I was near the elevator, and every night, there were a lot of young people going out. Must be close to graduation or something. I was up pretty late working every night, but if I had been trying to sleep, I would have been pretty irritated.

All these issues, except for the thin walls, are pretty easy to fix, and I would gladly stay here again.

Room Tip: I was quite excited to get a Massachusetts Avenue room on the top floor (8 I think), but it was not...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Even with a few hiccups during your stay, we're thrilled to learn that you will return to The Fairfax at Embassy Row. We do hope that the next time you come to visit with us, that your stay will reflect the comfort, service and hospitality that we strive to provide each of our guests. By alerting us to these issues, even the smallest details, enables us to continually improve the experience for all of our guests and we appreciate you letting us know. We look forward to your return to the DC area and another great stay with us.
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

I would like to mention Katie and Tee at the front desk who specifically are awesome and always helpful. In addition, Katie's sunshine always picks me up when I come back from a stressful day at work. Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2012
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 16 May 2012
How wonderful that our staff were able to brighten your day during your stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. It is our hope that each of our guests leaves here with a feeling of contentment and relaxation and it seems we met that goal with you. We will pass along your kind comments to our staff and look forward to your next stay with us. Thank you for your review.
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

We had to make a trip to Washington, DC to visit colleges for my daughter. We wanted something close to Foggy Bottom, but also near the Metro. We chose the Fairfax at Embassy Row, and were very pleased by the service and the location.

The hotel is very charming for a mid-size hotel. The service was impeccable, and the beds were fantastic. We like Queen beds, and this is one of the few hotels in Washington that offered double Queen Beds.

The only thing that was missing from this hotel was a swimming ppol -- but the other charms of the hotel more than made up for this one lacking amenity.

Room Tip: Rooms on the end butt up against a very quiet embassy -- this was a very quiet hotel overall.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 16 May 2012
Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. We hope that you and your daughter had a wonderful time touring the outstanding colleges in the area and hopefully we can look forward to welcoming her as a DC resident soon. It's great to hear that we were able to provide you and your family with just what you needed during your stay and it would be our pleasure to have you as a guest again in the future.
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 6 May 2012 via mobile

My husband and I were planning a long-awaited vacation to DC. Checking many sites, the Fairfax was on our short list. AAA.com had a price of $65/night (you read that right!). I called the hotel, they said book it. I called AAA.com, they said book it, the online price is guaranteed. So we booked it and hoped all went well.

The nearest metro station is just a quick walk away--and a Starbucks was literally just around the corner. Even a CVs was nearby, in case we forgot anything. The hotel itself was what we wanted--a clean quiet room where we could sleep and shower. No, it was nicer than that. Small, but had everything we wanted. We heard NOTHING from any neighboring rooms or corridor--and we were in our room faily early most nights (9pm), and up fairly early for sightseeing (usually around 6am). Everything was clean, including the corridors and lobby.

We had no car to worry about, so parking fees weren't an issue.

We liked that it was in a neighborhood, and had a couple of evening walks just enjoying it.

We would recommend the Fairfax at Embassy Row.

Stayed March 2012
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Your stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row embodies exactly what we hope each and every one of our guests experience, a relaxing and comfortable time in our Nation’s Capital. Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed review about your time spent in Washington, DC and for mentioning how convenient our hotel is to many local amenities. It makes us very happy that your long-anticipated vacation was made enjoyable because of your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back very soon.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

Want to linger in Camelot? The Fairfax at Embassy Row was once a favorite of Jack Kennedy and friends. It remains a great hotel with excellent service. Having stayed on numerous occasions I have to admit rooms can vary in size, but as part of the Westin “Luxury Collection” they are all tops in quality if not size. The staff goes out of its way to be accommodating and they are knowledgeable about the city. DuPont Circle is also an ideal location, close to the Phillips Collection, nice restaurants and an interesting neighborhood to stroll.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 10 May 2012
Since 1927, The Fairfax at Embassy Row has had the pleasure of welcoming many respected celebrities, from the Kennedy family to Frank Sinatra and we take our Starwood Luxury Collection distinction very seriously. Hearing from our loyal return guests helps us to know that our efforts are appreciated and it delights us to know that our staff and accommodations have inspired you to return. We hope to continue to welcome you back again and again. Thank you for your review.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

What a beautiful hotel!

Rooms are small, and the views are not all on embassy row as advertized- my room faced the garbage bin out back. $47.20/day to park your car. wow! nice location- almost a neighborhood.

Room Tip: garbage truck comes early if you face the back side of the hotel
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 10 May 2012
While it seems your stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row was enjoyable, we do regret that your accommodations did not give you a better view and encourage you to let us know the next time you stay with us if there is anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable. Thank you for your kind comments and come back and visit us soon.
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

My daughter and I stayed at the Fairfax for 6 nights from April 11th and we would definitely go back.
The location is excellent, close to restaurants and transportation and the staff are superb, friendly but unobtrusive. When we asked the way to the metro at reception, the young lady came out to the street with us to point out landmarks and make sure we were clear which route to take. When I enquired about a shoe we may have left there, Gena spent two days investigating its possible whereabouts – even though our enquiry was made almost two weeks after our stay. That kind of customer service produces return visitors.
The room (2 doubles) was spacious and well-kept and the beds were very comfortable. We were on the 5th floor and both interior and exterior noise were minimal. The concierge was very helpful when approached and room service arrived with a beautiful red rose on the trolley. Public areas were well-kept and the lobbies in front of the lifts on each floor were lovely – like going into someone’s home. Newspapers of our choice delivered daily to our door were also appreciated.
Our only quibble is about the availability of wi-fi, but this is common to most hotels nowadays. At the Fairfax free wi-fi is only available in the front lobby, which is quite small with only two chairs, so it was not always easy to find somewhere to use it. In-room wi-fi has to be paid for by the day, which is annoying if you only need it for five minutes to, for example, check in for a flight. I wish all hotels would realise that nowadays they need to provide free wi-fi everywhere. For overseas visitors wi-fi is particularly important, since using our home cellphones on US networks can land us with bills for hundreds of dollars.
That said, no other complaints whatsoever and we had a fabulous stay. I wholeheartedly recommend the Fairfax. Oh - and they have lovely bathrobes!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 10 May 2012
How wonderful that your extended stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row was so enjoyable for both you and your daughter. With our convenient location to many Dupont Circle attractions and amenities, exploring becomes absolutely stress-free and with the help of our knowledgeable Concierge, your experience can be second-to-none. We are aware that some hotel charge for Internet and some do not and hope that you can understand that charging for Internet services is our way of not passing on the cost to all our guests for a service that is not used by every guest. Thank you for your detailed comments and high praise. We hope to welcome you both back very soon.
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Property: The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Address: 2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2807 (Formerly The Fairfax at Embassy Row)
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#29 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. 4*
Number of rooms: 259
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Our intimate, upscale Washington, D.C. hotel offers approachable sophistication in a classic setting. Nestled among leafy avenues, world-class boutiques and exceptional dining, The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. is a haven of refinement. ... more   less 
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