We stayed at the Fairfax Embassy for 3 nights for a wedding. The location is great – about 5-10 minute walk from DC metro (red line, convenient for accessing suburban MD). Everything you need (Starbucks, ATM, CVS, restaurants) within 1-2 blocks. About 15 minute cab ride from Georgetown and 20 minute metro ride to Smithsonian museums. Concierge and front desk beyond friendly and helpful. Like in all big cities, the rooms are small and the bathrooms need updating; I felt like the hotel was pricey for what you got. If you are coming to DC for vacation and want to be where the action is, or if your company is paying for accommodation then stay here. If you come here often or would prefer a better value option, I prefer the Westin in Arlington (also Starwood) – a bit outside the city but updated and modern.. and cheaper.