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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Ranked #73 of 142 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 July 2014

A mile away from the business district and tucked among Embassies the hotel is a throwback of wood paneled elevators and lush beddings- excellent sleep quality in this quiet corner yet around the corner is Dupont circle withits restaurants and bars- Although some of the younger staff at the front desk could be testy- confidence is returned by some of the older more traditional hotel front desk officer. definitely a starwood luxury hotel..

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

We are so glad that you noticed our efforts to preserve the rich history and elegance of The Fairfax at Embassy Row, and are delighted that your time spent at our hotel was so enjoyable. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back for another visit and we thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

It is a little worn, but nice. The staff was very good. The location is great for DuPont Circle, and not that far from the major DC attractions. I would stay there again. It is very close to many embassies, thus the name!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

What a wonderful compliment to learn that you would consider staying at The Fairfax at Embassy Row on a return visit to Washington, DC. It sounds like you had a great time exploring the area and we appreciate that you mentioned our convenient location in your review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Lovely hotel with helpful, friendly staff. I cannot say enough about the service - door held open, taxi's secured immediately. Well appointed, comfortable rooms. Wedding reception was held on-site in an elegant room.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

It is our highest priority to provide the utmost in care and consideration to our guests and we’re excited to learn that your stay fully impressed you. Thank you for your kind comments for both our dedicated staff and for The Fairfax at Embassy Row itself. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I want to start off by saying that The Fairfax is a lovely boutique hotel located in the heart of Dupont Circle/Embassy Row area. Also, the staff is professional and tried their best to deal with overwhelming situations. Upon arrival, we were upgraded to a lovely corner suite on the top floor. However, the room smelled of heavy cigarette smoke. Staff tried to fix that issue and offered us complimentary breakfast for our entire stay. The next morning, there was a water main break in front of hotel. No water for approx. 9 hours that day. We went sight seeing for most of the day. Upon our return, the water was back on but this impacted the air conditioning in many rooms, including ours. We had no air for 2 days and 2 nights during the hottest days of the year with extreme humidity. The second night was the final straw. Woke up at 3am in a pool of sweat. Our last day/night was the only time we had air and no further issues. Unfortunately, all of this negatively impacted our vacation stay. Again, I give HIGH marks to the staff trying to deal with such unfortunate circumstances but I will have to rate an overall poor rating. I do thank Ahmed for comping one night and for returning our points for the second night. Would I stay at this property again? Probably not. While I appreciate the "old world" feel of the hotel, it needs an upgrade to rise to the level of "Luxury Collection".

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thank you for your kind patronage to The Fairfax at Embassy Row and for your detailed and candid report. We are glad to see that we were able to accommodate you with a more acceptable room and apologize for our strict no-smoking policy not being honored. We can certainly understand your frustration when inconveniences out of our control impacted your stay and we do hope that you will reconsider your decision and stay with us in the future. We are pleased to hear that our staff worked tirelessly to provide our guests with as much comfort as possible during a trying situation and we thank you for acknowledging their efforts. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 28 June 2014

My partner and I enjoy a lovely weekend at the Fairfax at Embassy Row. Both of us live in the region but wanted to take a weekend and make it special. We arrived and were greeted by the welcoming hotel attendance. We made it to out hotel room and decided to take advantage of the full service concierge service. We ordered room service which was amazing and fast. The amenities were great too. highly recommend staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

How wonderful that you had the opportunity to get away for the weekend and treat yourselves to a bit of extra attention and luxury at The Fairfax at Embassy Row! We appreciate hearing that our staff helped to create a memorable experience for both of you and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Thank you for your kind review.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Can't say enough about this hotel! Old world charm and elegance. Great location near dupont circle. The rooms are large, comfortable and nicely appointed. Beds very comfortable. Bathrooms are well stocked with towels and amenities. Free water in the room and empty fridge.
Most wonderful about this hotel is the service. Flawless, attentive, professional, personable. The porter who brought our bags to the room offered to fill the ice bucket. Doors are always held. Valet parking is prompt and courteous. We were supplied with 2 cold water bottles for our trip (without asking!). Responses are personal, from the person picking up the phone responding with your name to the wake up call being placed by a real person.
To add to the above, when informed that we were here for a birthday, the concierge (Aaron) immediately upgraded our room as well as sending a complimentary plate of cheese and crackers to the room!
The dining room is lovely. There too, the service is attentive and above and beyond. The food is delicious (try the baked brie and cobb salad for lunch). The buffet breakfast is worth it - many choices and reasonably enough priced. Room service was fabulous too.
Booked for an incredibly reasonable price. Less than most other hotels and so much better!

Room Tip: 8th floor rooms are wonderful, although a bit of a problem at times with the air conditioning.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

It certainly sounds like the attentive service that you received from our dedicated staff helped to create the most memorable of stays for you, and that makes us very happy. Thank you for your kind acknowledgement of our staff and their efforts. It will be our pleasure to share your review with them. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back to The Fairfax at Embassy Row in the very near future and we thank you for taking the time to share your story with us.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Last week I experienced the unfortunate event of staying at the Fairfax when a water main broke in front of the hotel. While the overall service related to this emergency was not great, the front door man Ahmed was amazing. He was sympathetic and offered to get me cold water (the air was impacted due to the water break). He had to listen to a venting frustrated lady (me), and keep a positive attitude and focused on trying to turn my experience around with the resources he had (cold water). Thanks Ahmed!!

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2014

Even with the challenging experience you described, we still had to smile at the interaction you had with our staff. Thank you for sharing; it really makes us happy to know that our staff went the extra mile to help our guests with any need at all. It was certainly an unexpected inconvenience that we experienced and we appreciate your understanding. We will be sure to share your compliments with our staff and we thank you for your kind review of The Fairfax at Embassy Row.

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Additional Information about 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
#35 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: £87 - £362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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