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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Ranked #70 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Orange, California
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“Classy and Centrally Located”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights during an autumn trip to the east coast. The hotel is located very conveniently in Dupont Circle, within walking distance to many sites and very close to a subway stop. It's an old-school hotel with a lot of class and charm. It's not as polished and ritzy as some of the fancier hotels in town but it is a good value for the price.

Our room was small but quite nice. The bed was very comfortable and we had everything we needed. Our one complaint concerned the water temperature in the shower: It took about five minutes of running until the water was warm enough. We called the front desk to ask to have it fixed and she called maintenance, but the problem persisted throughout our stay.

Other than that, our experience was great. We'd consider staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your review about your experience at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. We’re thrilled that our convenient location worked out so well for you during your stay. We do regret that you experienced any inconvenience at all however, and we will look into why there were issues with hot water in your room. Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We had booked the Fairmont for 2 nights to be near points of interests for sightseing and near Georgetown for a University visit. The Fairmont is a very classic hotel in style, the room had a good size that we had no problema to fit with our family of 4 and our 9 pieces of luggage coming already from a long trip. We had a Deluxe room with 2 Queen beds, very comfortable. The bathroom was splitted in 2 rooms what was practical. We paid 394 $ the 4 of us for 2 nights, but no breakfast included, what was 26 $ per person, also the Valet parking over night was 40$, kind of expensive what added up considerably to the total of the 2 nights.
The breakfast was of very good quality, we appreciated very much the fresh cut fruit selection of pinapple, melón and a mix of berries, in addition was a healthy choice of different nuts,cranberries, raisins and oats. I also loved the fresh croissants.
At the check in we were already offered a late check out what was very nice since our flight home was not til the evening.
Since we had 2 university visits planned, the hotel was in walking distance of George Washington University and a good 15 minutes walk to Georgtown what is a very cute neighborhood with nice shops and restaurants.
We coud also walk to a metro station to take the metro the the National Mall for sight seing.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 14 January 2014
How wonderful that the central location of The Fairfax at Embassy Row made it easy for you and your family to visit the institutions you needed to see and also enjoy a bit of fun exploring while here. It was our pleasure to provide you a comfortable stay that worked with your travel schedule. Your stay at our hotel sounds like it captured much of what we expect to provide for all our guests and we thank you for sharing your story. Please visit us again soon.
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

The hotel is centrally located between the various attractions (Georgetown, White House, monuments), allowing visitors to walk everywhere. The rooms are very nice with comfortable beds. The hotel staff goes out of their way to accommodate guests. I would definitely stay at this hotel in the future.

Stayed January 2014
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 14 January 2014
We’re flattered to hear your compliments for both our staff and accommodations and very happy that your stay was enjoyable. We hope you will be visiting The Fairfax at Embassy Row again soon and we thank you for your kind review.
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

My family and I stay at the Fiarfax every year over the Christmas Holidays when we are in town to visit my family. The Fairfax is a beautifully restored and mainatined classic hotel very conveniently located right by the Dupont Circle Metro station and walking distance to the KStreet Corridor. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Just beware that overnight valet parking is a steep $40 a night. there are plenty of casual restaurants, a Starbucks, a deli, and a liquor store all around the corner on P Street.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. It is a pleasure welcoming you and your family to our hotel every year and we’re happy to read that you are completely impressed each and every time. Our convenient location certainly makes it easy to enjoy Washington, DC even more and we thank you for mentioning it in your review. We’re looking forward to seeing you again soon and we thank you for your kind review.
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

This hotel is very nice from the outside and the inside as many guests have pointed out is dated but that's what gives the hotel a historical feel. The check-in process could have been a little bit better as they seemed understaffed. Being that it was a Saturday at prime check-in time I let this pass. The room itself was very spacious which I will get to later on. There is a walk in closet, chair with ottoman, and a bedside mini sofa. All of the furnishings were kept to give the hotel a historical feel as I've heard it was recently renovated. Our room had the worst view which looked out to a brick wall and a truck docking station which looked like a scene from Law and Order SVU. This didn't bother us much since it gets dark at 5pm and it was raining. The closet had two umbrellas which was great being that it rained the entire time. The one issue I did have was how far away the TV was from the bed. I guess this is why they have a mini sofa by the end of the bed and another chair but call me old fashioned but I like to watch TV in bed before I sleep and after I wake up. The bed to the tv is about 15-20 feet away I would say. This hotel definitely has charm and I would love to return. The only thing I would change is during the check-in process I would ask for a nicer view.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 3 January 2014
We do hope that the next time you come to stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, that the weather cooperates fully and allows you to explore the surrounding neighborhood and enjoy the outdoors. It would be our pleasure to assist you in finding the perfect room to suit your needs; please don’t hesitate to let us know your wishes when you arrive. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay, along with certain areas where you feel we need improvement. We look forward to having you return soon.
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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

I've wanted to stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, and took a chance on a recent DC business trip. You cannot beat its convenient location in the heart of Dupont Circle. In addition to the Metro, there are ample services and eating establishments within a five-minute walk. The surrounding neighborhoods - and their grand embassies and brownstones - are also fun to check out.

The hotel itself was much what I expected. It's a classic, older, eight-story building with clean but dated corridors. Check in was quick and efficient. My room, a Deluxe Suite with separate living area, bedroom, and bath, was very comfortable (though the furnishings are a bit stale in design...they are not historical) and had good wireless access and a well-appointed bed. Although desks are in both the living room and bedroom, neither were suitable for work.

Overall, I enjoyed my two nights and appreciated the opportunity to experience The Fairfax and the surrounding Dupont Circle neighborhood. However, with many other options in DC and the beltway, I might look into other Starwood properties for business travel.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 3 January 2014
We’re happy that you took advantage of an opportunity to come and stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row and we thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. It’s great to learn that everything was as you expected and that you enjoyed a comfortable experience while here. We hope you will have a chance to visit us again and we thank you for your review.
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chicago,IL
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

The location is great. The front desk seemed overwhelmed and understaffed. With the holiday, the hotel was full to capacity. The check-in area is very small and one person at the desk was not enough with people in line waiting for a long time! Also, the front desk was fielding
all the phone calls coming in from the hotel so they kept getting interrupted. We never ever saw a person at the Concierge Desk. The rooms are very small. The rooms at the back are very dark and look right into windows of the other part of the hotel. Ask for a view of Mass. Ave. We did encounter a lot of noise with some young children running up and down the hallways slamming doors. Guess some parents let their kids run wild. We were moved to a quieter room which we did appreciate.
The staff does try very hard especially the doormen and housekeeping. They were very
pleasant. Children in the bar in their pajamas later in the evening was a bit off-putting as well.
We were on a get-away weekend so it was not what we had hoped.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 3 January 2014
It is certainly disappointing to learn that your time spent with us was not as you had anticipated and we regret any difficulties you may have experienced. Your comments will be utilized as we refresh our commitment to customer satisfaction and the comfort of our guests. Thank you and it would be our hope to be able to welcome you back to our hotel again for the exceptional stay that you deserve.
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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
#32 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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