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The Fairmont Washington DC
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 #9 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
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6 hotel reviews
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“Always great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife has run in the Marine Crps Marathon the past five years, and we have stayed at the Fairmount for four of them. The official race hotel the first year was the Hyatt Capitol Hill, which was hideous. The Fairmount has been terrific. Great service. Convenient Georgetown location. Restaurant is at least a B+ if not better and nearby restaurant options are huge. Rooms are modern, clean and spacious.

Room Tip: probably just a higher floor -- e.g. 5 and up would be good
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you kindly r00per! Congratulations to your wife for five marathons---that is quite impressive! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are flattered by your Fairmont loyalty. Words like “terrific,” “great service,” and “convenient location” are music to our ears. Thank you for sharing them!

We look forward to your visit next year,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Everything was perfect, the room, the service, facilities, etc. Don´t think about it, go to Fairmont Washington D.C.
We have traveled to many good hotels arround the world (four seasons, Ritz carlton) and believe me this hotel stands at the same level.
The staff is very friendly always with a smile and trying to help you.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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 The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you very much moises74! We’re glad that you enjoyed yourself and had an “awesome” experience. We appreciate you taking the time to share and help future visitors with their travel decisions. We love that you say “Don’t think about it, go to Fairmont Washington, D.C.” We hope all travelers follow your advice!

We are particularly grateful for your compliments toward our team and appreciate you noticing the smiles and willingness to help. We have a great team and are very proud of them.

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Having stayed at other Fairmont hotels and resorts, my wife and I expected nothing short of perfection at the Georgetown Fairmont. Our suite on the tenth floor was spacious and luxurious. The staff was friendly and courteous without being stuffy. The food and wine organization that we belong to (The Chaine des Rotisseurs) was having it's annual meeting at the hotel. The gala dinner in the Fairmont's ballroom was a gourmet spectacular. Food, wine and service were all perfect. Despite spending most of our two days there in meetings, we were able to walk to the Lincoln Memorial and the WWII Memorial. It was a great way to get some exercise and see the monuments to our country's heroes.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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 The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you for the five-star review jdavis45! “Perfection” is one of our favorite words—especially when it comes from a satisfied guest. The Chaine des Rotisseurs is an amazing organization and we are honored to have had the opportunity to host you and your fellows. Our Culinary team was beyond excited for the opportunity to shine that you provided.

We appreciate your kind words toward our team. “Friendly and courteous without being stuffy” is an excellent description for this amazing group of individuals.

Thank you again for sharing your experience and praise. We hope to have you back in the future and continue to demonstrate the perfection you expect from Fairmont,

Adam Knight
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I am glad I picked the Fairmont when picking a place for our group of 10 to stay. The lobby of the hotel is beautiful and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Our rooms were very clean and the cleaning service made sure it was top-notch every day. The location was idea for anyone trying to see lots of the city. I received praise from everyone in the group for picking such a great place to stay. Thanks for making me look good!

Room Tip: We stayed on the courtyard side of the hotel and it was very quite. Can't comment on the street...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Thank you very much Nmarcucci! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience—and love that it was an “overall great stay!” We’d trust you with picking a hotel for our team any day. We’re glad your group gave you the praise you deserved!

We are grateful for your compliments toward our team. They are indeed friendly and knowledgeable. It sounds like you and your group did a good job of taking advantage of their knowledge and exploring the city.

Thank you again for the great review. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future,

Adam Knight
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We spent 3 nights at this excellent hotel . We have stayed at many Fairmont hotels around the world and it is one of our favorite brands because of the outstanding staff and the consistently high standards but occasionally one rises above even these high standards and the Fairmont Washington DC is one of these . Congratulations to those responsible for management and staff training .
Everything about this hotel impressed us but the staff , without exception , were exceptional .
We enjoyed the restaurant very much because the Chef has a great philosophy about food and buys fresh , local and organic .

Green Features: Fairmont hotels have a good environmentally-friendly policy that includes a recycling bin in every room .
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you very much Terryhazel! What a great review—it was a pleasure to read and share with our team. We are always grateful for Fairmont loyalists…and have a special place in our hearts for those who favor the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown. Our General Manager and Regional Vice President, Mark Andrew, is well-known at our property for telling our team how lucky we are to have such a great group of people in one place. He is an experienced hotelier and knows that the team here is unique in the industry.

You are absolutely right about the restaurant. Chef Ian Bens is a firm believer in sourcing fresh, local and organic foods and reflects the best of the area in his seasonal menus.

Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back,

Adam Knight
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We highly recommend the Fairmont if visiting Washington DC we arrived at mid afternoon on the day that the Federal shutdown was lifted after driving from Virginia, to be greeted by very friendly helpful and cheery staff. Check in was smooth and easy,room was ready clean and very spacious. During our stay we used the hotel restaurant and were impressed with the quality of the food and service,the Sunday brunch is a must.
location of the hotel close to Georgetown make getting around very easy whether going into the city or walking in Georgetown.
All together a very enjoyable 4 days.
Special mention for Alex and Omar two great guys.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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 The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you kindly Eric F! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. It’s sounds like you arrived in the city at the perfect time!

We couldn’t be prouder of our team and appreciate the recognition you shared. Alex and Omar are outstanding individuals—we couldn’t be happier that they contributed to your “very enjoyable 4 days.”

Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to have the opportunity to host you in the future,

Adam Knight
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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We highly recommend this hotel when visiting DC. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with Georgetown and the main tourist attractions within easy walking distance. We were also really happy with the level of service from the main desk. When we first went to our room we realised we had been given a room with 2 double beds. a quick call to reception saw us moved to a room with a single large king size bed.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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 The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you very much for the kind review Tom R! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are grateful for your compliments toward our team. They’re an amazing group of individuals and we love to hear all about their interactions with guests.

We hope that you enjoyed the your short break and the city and look forward to welcoming you back in the future,

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 , Upper Northwest
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:
#3 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#4 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#7 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#8 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#15 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairmont Washington DC 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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