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“Nice stay at DC” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #8 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nice stay at DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

It is a very traditional hotel, with very good rooms and services. It is a nice location that you can go walking to several parts of the city. The best thing there is the pool and the gym center. If you are traveling for work and need a place to work out, it is the better choice.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontDC, Manager at The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you kindly Maria A! It looks like you are a very experienced traveler and we appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledgeable feedback. It is invaluable to us.

We agree with you that one of the best things about our hotel is the pool and gym. Run by Balance Gym Company, the gym on our Mezzanine Level is incredible—and now free to all hotel guests!

Thank you again. We hope to have you back soon,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shaker Heights
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Service, quality, and dependability is the key to a excellent hotel. I have already described my experience with my room, location of the hotel. I have nothing negative to express that i liked the least,

  • Stayed May 2014, 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, May 20, 2014
Thank you kindly Edwin H! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We are honored to be your first TripAdvisor review!

We are especially grateful for your comments regarding “service, quality and dependability.” That is what we strive to offer and we are very glad to have been able to provide that for you.

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

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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Alpharetta
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The staff at this hotel is top notch, as is the lobby and other public areas. Once you get to your room the quality changes. Updating is absolutely necessary. Check out the furnishings as well as the matress.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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FairmontDC, Manager at The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you very much Jay B! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are honored to be your first TripAdvisor review.

We are grateful for your compliments toward our team and apologize your disappointment upon entering the room. This feedback is invaluable to us and we appreciate you leaving it.

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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Fairport
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great location, convenient to GWU, Dupont Circle and Georgetown. Not the best location for seeing the monuments and capital, etc. About 5 blocks to the Foggy Bottom metro stop and 1-2 blocks to Georgetown. Very safe area for women traveling alone.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you kindly Sharon H! We are honored to be your first TripAdvisor review and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.

Your tip about the area being safe for women traveling alone is a great one. We are very grateful you mentioned it – and we’re sure others will be as well!

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Stayed here for an overnight business trip. We picked it for its location near Georgetown and its government rate. There are a number of hotels in the immediate vicinity, as well as a plethora of drinking and eating choices. It's only a little over a mile from the monuments and other sites around the Capitol region. For those who can afford it, it's worth considering but for those just visiting DC as a tourist, I'd strongly recommend staying at a hotel in Maryland or Virginia with easy Metro access. Also, if driving, expect to pay $45 to park overnight at any hotels in the Georgetown area.

The lobby area was gorgoeous with the standard bar and a limited menu. It sounded like many of the staff spoke French natively. The room was uncharactistically large from what I've been accostumed to in standard 4-star level hotels. It had a sitting area (my room overlooked a street) and small desk workstation. No free wifi here, though. I was also surprised to find an AV box next to the tv to allow hooking up any computer, dvd player, ipod, or smart device you brought with you. I've only seen these in newer brand hotels. A nice feature but one I didn't have a chance to try.

This was my first time at a Fairmont, and it was a pleasant experience, though I don't know if I would have stayed here on my own dime.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairmontDC, Manager at The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you kindly notleo01! It looks like you are quite an experienced traveler and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. The feedback is invaluable!

You are absolutely right about the large room sizes. Starting at 400 square feet, the rooms are much larger than average—especially for the city!

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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Saint Joseph, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This hotel had everything we were looking for:
*Great location next to the fun shops and restaurants of Georgetown
*Clean rooms, nice towels, clean bathrooms, hot showers
*An amazing staff. Each and every person that we encountered from the cleaning staff to the valet to the front desk to the concierge was wonderful, knowledgable and friendly. This hotel is doing something really right with training their staff on customer service. You can walk into this hotel in formal wear and high heels or blue jeans and tennis shoes...and you will be treated like a VIP!
*A fair price for hotels in this price range. (Check the AAA rate! It might save you more than the yearly AAA membership.)

This is a first-rate hotel. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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, May 16, 2014
Thank you very much EasternIllinois! What a wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and provide such useful tips for future travelers.

We are most grateful for your compliments toward our team. “Amazing, wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly” are great ways to describe the individuals here. We could not be prouder of them!

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Convenient to Georgetown and business center of DC. Nice facilities with high quality throughout. Good for small conferences of 200 or less. Excellent bedding and bath in room. Lounge is nice. Staff friendly.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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 The Fairmont Washington DC, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you kindly Michael D! We are honored to be your first TripAdvisor review and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Your feedback is invaluable to future travelers.

We are grateful for your compliments toward our location and property and are especially grateful for your compliments toward our team. They are truly our greatest asset and we are so fortunate to have them.

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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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:
#3 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#4 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#6 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#7 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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