Th Fairmont is amazingly easy to reach from Reagan Airport. Just a quick 20 minute cab ride (not at rush hour) and you're just outside the heart of the Foggy Bottom and University district. For a big city, I found the area to be nice and peaceful - yet right where you'd like to be. The interior and public amenities are first rate. Very attractive and cozy for a large hotel. My room was very nice, also quiet, and I found the memory foam topped bed to be extra comfy. There were a few areas in my room that were surprisingly below grade. For example, the wall plug by the sink had been repaired at some point, re-installed at a severe angle, and with a replacement part that looked beat and was a different color. A small point, I'll grant you - but when a hotel bills itself as "top shelf"...I expect EVERYTHING to be thus. The Fairmont doesn't quite measure up.