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“Great Location and Decent Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel

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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Dupont Circle)   |  
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Ranked #41 of 133 Hotels in Washington DC
Shanghai, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great Location and Decent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The hotel is 2 blocks away from Dupont Circle, a very nice neighborhood. Though the prices of that hotel is pricey but if you check 3rd party book sites, you will find good deals. I would not recommend you book directly with the hotel. Expecia didn't appear to give me good deal either. I found the reduced price at booking.com and venere.com. When you do make the reservation, this is something you want to keep in your mind.

There are a lot of nice restaurants around Dupont Circle. Also if you want to eat on budget, there are a lot of great eateries on Connecticut Ave, which are very popular among locals and especially youngsters.

A CSV grocery story is also nearby, which is open for 24 hours for your convenience.

For Internet access, if you do not want to use expensive hotel option, starbucks is also within walking distance and I brought my ipad there for all my online needs.

You can go almost anywhere from Dupont Metro Station. For Georgetown, which Metro subway does not go to, you can take DC circulator bus. It is on the other side of Dupont Circle on Connecticut Street (toward southeast), you can get on bus and pay $1 (exact change please). The bus will take you to the heart of M Street in Georgetown, a wonderful place for shopping and restaurant.

Night time, if you want to go out and have fun. Popular 18th street lounge is also very nearby on Connecticut street, plus other bars.

Overall, the hotel is nice, clean and especially friendly staff. The only thing is it is expensive. Well all hotels in DC appear to be expensive anyway. Just keep in mind that you should shop around. But I highly recommend this hotel.

One note: if you travel with a family, the typical king size room might be very small. it is actually a lot smaller than a typical Hilton hotel king size bedroom. That is the only thing. But since I travel solo, I do not mind.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2012
Thank you for going into such detail about your exceptional stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. What a great group of helpful suggestions you’ve given to others, which we’re sure, will make anyone’s stay in Washington, DC a little more enjoyable! We appreciate you mentioning our convenient location and noting how close we are to many Dupont Circle amenities. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to stay with us again soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Great hotel 2 blocks off Dupont Circle, helpful staff - Josh at the front desk was great, comfy large rooms, everything you'd look for in either a business or vacation stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2012
Thank you for the great review and for choosing to stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. You’re kind words regarding our staff are much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit to the area.
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Dewey Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Our family of 5 had a wonderful visit to DC! The room was great, 2 queen beds and 1 pullout couch fit our family well. We had requested a room big enough for 5 and in a quiet location. We had no trouble with street noise, we all slept very well. The staff was very friendly and helpful! We walked the 2 blocks to the metro and rode into the White House and museum areas, it was very easy! We enjoyed the lounge at the fairfax as well, very comfortable and very nice staff! It was very easy to walk to many little restaurants and shops around Dupont Circle. The only negatives are the charges for parking and internet access, but they seem to be the same at all of the other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2012
It was our pleasure to accommodate your family and we appreciate you putting your trust in The Fairfax at Embassy Row to care for them. Our staff will love to hear that their efforts made your stay exceptional. Your trip sounds as if it was great fun, exploring our amazing city with your family. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again to create another unique experience in Washington, DC. Thank you for your review.
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Olympia, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012 via mobile

I really enjoyed this hotel. Very convenient to the metro, close to great restaurants and nice neighborhood for jogging. The rooms are beautiful. My only complaint is they don't offer free wireless Internet. Seems like that should be standard for a business hotel. But overall a lovely hotel in a great location. Because of the cost of Internet access I am giving this hotel a 4, otherwise I would give it a 5.

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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2012
We always love to hear that our convenient location made for an enjoyable time for our guests. Having the chance to jog through our historic and beautiful neighborhood is a special treat and one we’re glad you had the opportunity to enjoy. Understandably, charges for conveniences can be frustrating, but for a service that not every guest utilizes, it’s much more cost efficient to charge for those that do. We are looking forward to your next stay with us, so please return soon!
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New York City, New York
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Lovely hotel good alternative to Hilton/Marriott standard amenities, which i find somewhat boring. Fairfax is part of SPG Luxury Collection. It has superb stuff, excellent location with short walk to subway and Dupont circle restaurants. This used to be Ritz Carlton Hotel before, and a hangout for diplomats. It is really an Embassy Row surrounded by Indian, Indonesian, Marrocan Embassies, and many others are down the block. When choosing this hotel it make sense to use AAA discount. I may put you in very attractive rate. I found one for $127 on SPG website, Hilton was $270 for the same days. Rooms are quieter when away from the the elevators and main entrance. I was not impressed with breakfast downstairs, poor selection and extremely overpriced. There are many breakfast options nearby. Another negative is expensive parking $40/night and kinda old elevators, not that they look old they sounded old:). They were making sounds like we were going to get stock any minute, it was always a subject to jokes with fellow riders. But over all we loved the place. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2012
Thank you for your gracious feedback and helpful comments that we’re sure others will appreciate. The Fairfax at Embassy Row is honored to be located in such a prestigious area of Washington, DC, surrounded by many iconic and historically significant structures and organizations. Thank you for making us aware of the issues with our elevators and for your honest opinion of the breakfast buffet, as this gives us the opportunity to address areas that need improvement. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back very soon.
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Arlington, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

My wife and I decided to reward ourselves with a weekend night in DC, maybe to take in the St Patrick's Day celebration and some viewing of the Cherry Blossoms. The hotel was a great experience from the beautiful and elegant room and staff as well as its location amongst all the beautiful embassies. We enjoyed walking to the restaurants in nearby DuPont Circle and a short drive the next morning to see the blossoms and the monuments. Great time.

  • Stayed March 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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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, March 29, 2012
With the beautiful early spring weather we’ve had, the Cherry Blossoms are just outstanding this year! In our opinion, there is no better place to enjoy the beauty of Spring than in Washington, DC, surrounded by the Cherry Blossoms, and we’re thrilled that you were able to experience it. Thank you for taking the time to contribute such a wonderful review and acknowledging our staff and facilities. We look forward to your return for another exceptional stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row.
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Scrignac
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5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

We stayed for a week during which my son had his wedding reception in the hotel ballroom. In addition many other guests stayed after their arrivals from all around the world. As we have a young daughter we had a larger than standard room with twin doubles and there was also plenty of sitting and playing space. The beds were very comfortable and of a decent size. We had numerous room service meals as that was easier with our child. The public spaces were elegant and the hotel is generally well maintained. The bar was welcoming and convivial and offers good, lighter food. The outstanding feature of the hotel was for us the very open welcome from the moment of arrival and genuine warmth offered by all members of staff. The wedding reception was very well organised with pre drinks and a very good three course meal, speeches and dancing afterwards to an excellent soul group. Our daughter was able to stay in the room with an excellent nanny supplied by an agency recommended by the hotel. It was so easy to go upstairs and to bed after a long hard day. The hotel is well located for the Metro and is within a refreshing walk of the White House. We were blessed with beautiful weather and from a family point of view the week, the wedding and the hotel will we are sure remain as great memories. There's so much to see and do we need another visit and the Fairfax would be our choice again.

Room Tip: We did not have a view but did not mind that.
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Weddings are such special events at The Fairfax at Embassy Row and we’re thrilled to learn that your son’s reception was no exception. Please extend our sincerest wishes of a healthy, happy future to your son. Helping to make your family’s memorable day ultimately wonderful was truly our pleasure and we thank you for your gracious and charming review, which has really made us smile. Your experience is exactly what we expect for each and every one of our guests and it would delight us to welcome you back very soon.
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Address: 2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20008
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#28 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#36 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 259
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel is a luxury accommodation in Dupont Circle by the White House, National Mall, and Lincoln Memorial. We have 259 guest roms, a grand ballroom, and several meeting rooms ... more   less 
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