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“Good Value in a Great Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC / Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   500 H St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Formerly Red Roof Inn Washington DC Downtown) (Downtown / Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #50 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
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“Good Value in a Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family of four stayed here over the July 4th weekend to take part in all of the Washington DC festivities. The hotel was completely full and the staff did a nice job of keeping everything running smoothly. The price included a buffet breakfast, which of course was very crowded, but there were still choices for everyone! I really appreciated that the front desk offered complimentary cold water bottles as we headed out into the July heat.

The location was terrific for access to the National Mall, Museums, and 4th of July parade. Close to many, many great restaurants - lots of choices there.

Our room was the typical size for an urban hotel (a little on the small size), very clean and comfortable.

Overall, a really good value for the location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here with my family (single mom with 19,18,12yr olds). It was in the middle of everything therefore you have access to everything. There are local restaurants steps outside the hotel. The museums and monuments are walking distance away as well. Also it close to Union Station for those guided tours.
The hotel staff were great very helpful. There is a restaurant/bar onsite. Walgreen is just 2 blocks away for those forgotten items or snacks.
The hotel was clean and fitting. This is a great location for a DC visit. Fyi taxi accessible.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I leisurely travel to major metropolitan areas, I like to use taxis or rental cars only if I have to. As many reviewers have noted, this Fairfield Inn is located within a few blocks walking distance of the metro line. My wife and I took the Yellow Line from DCA in to the Gallery Place/Chinatown metro stop (~15 min.) and walked to the hotel in under 10 minutes. For those that like walking/jogging, the hotel is about a mile away from the White House and 2 miles from the Lincoln Memorial. We were able to get see both, the MLK Memorial, and make it back to the hotel in about 3 hours one morning. The hotel has well kept rooms and a decently stocked breakfast bar. For the price, I think its a great option.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is great – stay here!

The location is perfect for sightseeing. It is very close to a large Metro Station, and you can walk to all of the typical Washington DC sites. There are restaurants nearby, and even a Corner Bakery next door. If you are attending an event at the Verizon Center – the location is ideal. I saw no sketchy people lingering near the hotel – so maybe that issue has been addressed. It’s right in China town, so the décor of the hotel fits with this motif.

The staff were all very warm and friendly. The individuals at the check-in desk were great. The concierge was helpful, and always greeted us warmly after a long day of sightseeing. There are no snack or soda machines in the building, but there is a small “store” with overpriced items. If you want a drink or snack for your room – I recommend stopping at a nearby convenience store before retiring at the hotel for the night.

The breakfast staff were the best – they even offered to bring breakfast to our room one morning because a large tour group would be staying at the hotel limiting the seating in the small breakfast area. The breakfast did get crowded – the line to make your own waffle was always long. But the rest of the area was ok. The generally offered eggs (ok – not real eggs, whatever that egg-stuff is that free buffets offer), sausage, bacon, cereals, muffins, bagels, English muffins, juices, coffee, milk, etc. It was definitely enough to get your day started.

The room had a refrigerator and upon check in the staff asked if we would like a microwave as well. We said yes, and one was immediately delivered to our room. I guess microwaves are only available upon request.

The room was a decent size. There is no table – but a desk with a single chair. It’s modern and very, very clean. It was also very quiet. The beds were comfortable. The air conditioner worked well. The lobby always had ice water, coffee, and tea for guests to enjoy.

You need a key card to ride up in the elevator (but not to go down) which is a nice security feature of the hotel.

You can’t go wrong with this hotel – it’s a gem of a hotel in the middle of our nation’s capital.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We loved the location. Very close to a metro station if you want public transportation but we walked everywhere. Close to Ford's Theatre. I wasn't fond of the parking situation. You have to valet so you're unloading everything out of your car on the curb. But it wasn't too bad just not my preference. The staff was wonderful! Breakfast buffet was crowded but a staff member helped us find a table large enough for our family. The girl at valet was so nice. She gave us restaurant suggestions and assured us we didn't have to rush when we first got there and were unloading the car. I really liked the fact tat you had to use your room key even to access the elevator~ it made me feel safe. Really liked this hotel. Not the largest room but it worked for us.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I took my nephew on vacation at the end of June to Washington DC and we took a side trip by train to Baltimore. This location hits three really big concerns: 1) cleanliness 2) value 3) location.
Our room was beyond clean. I am picky and check everything upon entering hotel rooms. I could not find a single thing wrong - what a relief. The bathroom was spotless, the carpets clean and the maid service kept it that way for the entire 5 night stay.
The value for this hotel is also outstanding. Compare it to others in the area and you will soon see what I am talking about. Nice breakfast included every morning.
Easy walk to the major tourist sites and to Union Station for a train trip. Also just a block or two to the Metro which we used a couple of times.
The staff is also very accomodating. We arrived early for check-in, but they held our luggage at the front desk and even honored our request for a certain type of room. We were also greeted every time we went through the lobby. Definitely will return.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was the first time i stayed at Fairfield Inn & Suites. I was delighted to know how close i was to all sites. The room was clean and nice and the employees were a delighTt as well. The HR/Accounting Manager, Ms.Terri Smithson is truly a gem. Any concerns you may have she will address immediately. The staff is very helpful as well. I will advise that, a sweater is needed when staying there as the air conditioner is king.

For those who smoke, know that you must be totally away from the entrance. This applies to everywhere you visit in the Washington, DC area. Most places require you to be 100 feet away.

Green Features: For breakfast service, all paper utensils are used. While this is good, it's not the most sustainable methods for less energy conservation.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 500 H St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001 (Formerly Red Roof Inn Washington DC Downtown)
Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Downtown / Chinatown , Penn Quarter , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#51 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#72 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC / Downtown 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our recently opened & completely renovated hotel offers comfort & convenience to the busy business traveler looking for quality & value while visiting our National’s Capital. As the only Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott located in the Washington DC city center, our hotel features a custom design package with upgraded services & amenities designed specifically with the business traveler in mind. 198 elegant & functional guestrooms offering plush bedding, LCD flat screen TVs with premium channels, spacious work desk with plug-in-panel and complimentary Wi-Fi & hard wired internet access • Complimentary expanded continental breakfast • 24 hour access fitness room and business center • The Irish Channel, on-site restaurant open for lunch & dinner & offering room service from 11am-11pm • Concierge service • Valet parking • Same-day dry cleaning service. Located in the bustling Chinatown neighborhood & in close proximity to: Gallery Place/Chinatown metro (2 blocks) • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (6 blocks) • Verizon Center (2 blocks) • U.S. Capitol (1 mile) • Union Station (1 mile) • Government & association offices nearby • Airports: Reagan National (DCA) - 6.5 miles, Dulles Int'l (IAD) - 25 miles, Baltimore/Washington (BWI) - 35 miles. ... more   less 
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