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“The Best Fairmont Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2401 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Formerly The Monarch Hotel) (Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
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Calgary, Canada
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“The Best Fairmont Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Washington Fairmont Hotel is the nicest hotel I have ever stayed at by far. From the minute you come to the front entrance it is pure elegance. Inside is marble and glass, the rear courtyard is just stunning. The restaurants are outstanding, the rooms are beautiful and a very, very nice spa as well. The location right on M street, and a short walk to Georgetown is also wonderful for those people without a car.
THIS is the hotel to stay at in Washington DC

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
281bob, we are flattered! From the “stunning” courtyard to the elegant entrance, we are so pleased that you had an impeccable Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown experience. It’s what we strive for!

We appreciate you taking the time to review and helping future guests with their travel decisions. The power of guest-to-guest reviews is undeniable. Please come back and stay again soon; we will be waiting to wow you some more!

Adam Knight
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • 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 February 3, 2013

This was my second stay at the Fairmont Washington DC. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is great for business or pleasure and the hotel offers anything you would need while traveling. It is well-located in Georgetown with many restaurants and shops in walking distance, and it’s a short cab ride to the museums and other DC attractions. The room was spacious, well-appointed and had a very comfortable bed. I will definitely plan to stay here again on my next visit to DC.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you Fern S! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We agree that the amenities and location make the Fairmont a great place to stay and love when guests take advantage of them like you did. We look forward to having you again and promise a third trip just as enjoyable as the first and second!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

from the moment we arrived we were met at the entrance by a lady with an iPad that checked us in super fast ! .....the lobby is spectacular....room was spacious and clean....great water pressure !!!...so close to georgetown and the shops....parked the car and walked or took a cab everywhere....had a great lovely dinner at he hotel ....and the peacock was also a great dinner choice....couldn't have been a better stay....can't wait to go back..... .and with a daughter at AMERICAN UNIVERSITY we will be back soon......hooked on fairmont hotels !!!

Room Tip: spa was closed
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you tonycannizzaro. What a kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed the iPad check-in and all of the hotel amenities. We work hard to continuously improve our guest experience; giving our Front Desk Agents the ability to greet guests at the door with a streamlined check-in certainly contributes to that.

We look forward to having you back and wish your daughter best of luck at American University.

Adam Knight
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Good business hotel -- overall the hotel is a little dated (in particular if compared to the Hyatt or Westin which are close by) but the rooms are spacious and more modern. Large room, good bed, etc. Only thing missing were slippers, which is really really bizarre...Gym and pool were closed for renovations while I was there, but they have that clearly stated on their website so no surprises and they have a small gym room in the meantime which is fine though. I ate in my room twice, food could do with a little jazzing up - quite boring cuisine and not great. Staff is also friendly and professional -you can't go wrong!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback Travelbug! Sorry about the missing slippers; we will look into it and get the problem resolved. No cold feet for our guests! Next time you are in town, be sure to tell us your food preferences. We are more than happy to tweak our menu to meet our guests’ desires.

We appreciate you taking the time to review and aiding future guests with travel decisions. Most of all, we appreciate your enthusiasm for our staff. It’s easy to keep a smiling staff when we have such good guests!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I was here last weekend for a professional meeting and it was a good experience. The hotel is beautiful and the service was very good. The room had nice amenities, including a Keurig coffee maker and coffee service and an electric pot to make hot water for tea. Everything was very clean and orderly. The writing desk had ample electrical plugs in a drawer which was really convenient for recharging the phone, computer and tablet. The room was very quiet and I couldn't hear any of my neighbors. Overall, it felt luxurious and I felt pampered.

The only down sides were that one morning the hot water was out and I had to take a tepid shower. That happened to many people at the meeting I was attending, but it was fixed the next day. Also, the maids forgot to restock coffee creamer.

As far as our meeting went, it included refreshments, breakfast, lunch and dinner and all of the food was really good. We had dinner and reception in the Colonnade Room and it was very nice. Food was restocked quickly when it got low, and there was good variety of beverages and snacks. The meeting rooms very comfortable and the temperature was just right. I didn't hear any complaints from anyone else at the meetings.

ADVICE: Before you go, get online and make sure you join the President's Club. They will bring you the newspaper of your choice, and the Internet is FREE if you are a member. They also allow you to record some preferences.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Susan, you offer good advice! Signing up for Fairmont President’s Club is one of the best travel decisions you can make. From free Internet to personalized service, it helps us serve you better.

From the looks of your TripAdvisor reviews, you are very well traveled. Therefore, your 5 star review of our hotel is especially rewarding. We love gaining insight from our most experienced travelers!

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review. We look forward to seeing you here and in Fairmonts around the world.

Adam Knight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Fairmont is a delightful hotel in the Capitol city. Right in the heart of Georgetown it is easily accessible to all the corners and sight seeing. It's quaint, friendly and warm and with a family it's an ideal hotel. The service is impeccable and the staff ever so ready to help out with information, needs and solutions. Location is indeed a plus as its walking distance from the market area and all shopping + restaurants. Will recommend a 5/5.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you Rana! Your review mentioned the exact qualities that we strive for when serving all of our guests. We are grateful for your kind words about our staff. They enjoy providing high quality service, information and solutions just as much as our guests enjoy receiving it.

Thank you again for taking the time to review and we hope to have you and your family back again soon.

Adam Knight
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend. It has a great location - we were walking distance from everything - good shopping, good restaurants, etc. The service was great. The only hitch was the room service - they jipped us on our food bill, and even though I had the "Do not disturb" sign on door, they still knocked twice to clean the room. I tried to tell her that I did not want the room cleaned, but she could not understand anything I was saying. Other than that, we were really happy with the hotel, and will mostly likely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Mo S, thank you for your feedback. Sorry about the hitches you experienced—that is certainly something we do not want our guests to experience. Please contact the hotel at (202) 429-2400 and ask for Lino Rodrigues, Director of Food and Beverage. We will get the food bill straightened out.

We are glad to hear that your overall experience was positive and encourage you to visit again. We will make the trip worthwhile!

Adam Knight
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Address: 2401 M St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (Formerly The Monarch Hotel)
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#4 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#6 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#6 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#9 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown 4*
Number of rooms: 415
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A sunlit urban oasis that soothes the spirit, the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is authentically local from its airy "bringing the outside in" design by renowned architect Vlastimil Koubek, to its celebrated cuisine by Juniper Chef Ian Bens and resident beekeeper who is continually creating seasonal and innovative dishes using ingredients from nearby farms.Our luxury Washington, D.C. hotel offers 415 spacious guest rooms and suites that will provide you with a welcome retreat. Try a relaxing visit to our hotel’s large health club and indoor pool or sit outside with your laptop or book in our serene courtyard garden. Whether here for business or your annual family vacation, we understand that your visit to Washington is important. During this important time, our goal is to help create wonderful memories for you. ... more   less 
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