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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Ranked #61 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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“Great location with a staff that goes the extra mile”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

With its excellent and gracious service,The Fairfax is an old-school hotel in the best sense of the word (Julia was especially gracious and helpful.). The location at Dupont Circle was perfect for walking around and also for its proximity to the metro. A bonus was the Sunday morning Farmers Market at Dupont Circle (try the empanadas).
A restaurant we loved (and were able to stroll to) was Diplomate. Noisy by delicious.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 21 May 2014
We’re thrilled that you had the opportunity to explore our wonderful city and experience what makes Washington, DC such a great place to visit. Thank you for sharing these details about your visit and for your high praise of our staff. We are truly looking forward to welcoming you back to The Fairfax at Embassy Row very soon.
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Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

My wife and I tremendously enjoyed our recent stay at the The Fairfax at Embassy Row. This trip was our first extended time in the DC area (while also celebrating our wedding anniversary) and the accommodations at The Fairfax at Embassy Row hotel were major contributors to our enjoyment of our visit.

When planning our trip some months earlier, all questions about our reservation were answered in advance and very well with my request of a room with a view easily accommodated - and the room was very comfortable, spacious, and clean and we enjoyed the corner location views.
Also - upon our arrival and at several times during our stay, Quatina Rosser at the front desk was extremely helpful in answering questions and providing us with information for planning our day trips to various sites in Washington - Quatina's assistance with our arrangement for tickets for the Old Town Trolley tour on Saturday was much appreciated - and when we checked out on Sunday, Tsegie Kassahun was very helpful with wrapping things up and printing our boarding passes for our flight home - please pass along our thanks to both Quatina and Tsegie.
All of the staff at the door were welcoming and very helpful when we requested taxis.

In summary - we had a great time in Washington and The Fairfax at Embassy Row was a superb 'home away from home' - we are already thinking about planning another trip to Washington and will have The Fairfax high on our list.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 21 May 2014
How exciting that your stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row not only met your needs, but far exceeded your expectations! We’re absolutely thrilled that our dedicated staff made your experience second-to-none and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon. Thank you for your amazing review and Happy Anniversary!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

very classy, old school hotel with manners that match. Great location of Dupont circle with restuarants and metro easy walking distance, yet in a quiet neigborhood surrounded by embassy's. The staff was eceptoanlly firendly and polite from the doorman gretters to Ms. cassidy at the front desk who was delightful. When was the last time a maanger came out of their office to thank you for staying at the hotel?? actally happened.
Rooms are clean, beautifully furnished, and spacious and reflect the quiet elegance of a much more expensive hotel. Highly recomend it for our next stay back in dc!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 21 May 2014
It was our pleasure to provide you with an exceptional experience and we truly appreciate the kind words you’ve shared regarding our staff. We love hearing that our staff was able to accommodate your needs and create such a pleasant experience for you. We will be sure to share your comments with those staff members specifically mentioned. Thank you for your gracious review and we look forward to having you stay with us again soon at The Fairfax at Embassy Row.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

The location of the The Fairfax at Embassy Row can't be beat. The service seemed okay. They didn't give me a Platinum upgrade at check-in until I asked. The room was good, but perhaps a bit dated. All in all, it did the job.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. Indeed, our centric location is a great asset as we are nestled right in the heart of Dupont Circle and within walking distance of the Metro. Please come and stay with us again soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

It was immediately obvious that this is a different class of hotel to the norm in this price category. Doormen open the front doors every time you pass through, polished brass and wood panelling and attentive staff everywhere. We arrived at 11am expecting to drop our bags and return later to check in but were delighted to find our room ready for us. Room was small and a bit crowded because of a large desk chair but clean and comfortable. Highly recommended as a base for sightseeing as it's so close to Metro and a selection of coffee shops and restaurants

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 21 May 2014
We love hearing when our guests are so happy with their experience that they took the time to write a review. It’s great to learn that you enjoyed our centric location and our elegant decor throughout the hotel. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to enjoy another exceptional stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. Thank you for your kind compliments for our staff and for your review.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

The attention provided by the staff at the hotel was exceptional, especially considering that my arrival time was 11:00 PM. The room was fantastic and the service given at breakfast was beyond description. The front desk was very helpful.Will stay there at every opportunity that I have to be in the Washington DC area. Highly recommend - definitely first class.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Thank you so much for your gracious recommendation of The Fairfax at Embassy Row. Arriving late in the evening to your hotel can be stressful enough and we’re thrilled that our staff provided you with the highest level of service in order to make your stay outstanding. We look forward to welcoming you back and we sincerely thank you for your gracious compliments.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

Elegant old fashioned hotel with small, but well appointed, rooms. The Embassy Row (Massachusetts Avenue) location is close to the Dupont Circle Metro station, a useful way to travel to Capitol Hill and downtown. For tourists, it may be the best way the see the Mall's attractions (Smithsonian, etc.). There are number of restaurants close by. The front desk and doormen were very friendly--something not always the case at luxury hotels. If you don't mind being further away from Capitol Hill than some hotels, this is a top choice.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, 14 May 2014
We’re thrilled to hear that your recent stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row was enjoyable. It is always our goal to create a pleasant and comfortable stay for all our guests and we appreciate your helpful suggestions for other guests, as well. We look forward to having you stay with us again and we thank you for your review.
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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
#29 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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