I just returned home from a week stay in Washington D.C. I spent the first few nights at the Fairfax Hotel, due to not being able to find a hotel room near my son's dorm at George Washington University and the National Mall, due to the 4th of July. I'd read about the Fairfax and obtained a great deal, so decided to head to Dupont Circle for a few days. We were treated like royalty the minute we walked in the door at the hotel. My luggage was delayed upon my arrival at DCA and when it finally arrived at 2:45 a.m., a sweet, older gentleman who works at the hotel delivered it to my room. Everyone at the front desk AND front door knew about my missing luggage and were so concerned for me. The room was absolutely beautiful and I've stayed at many nice places over the years. We loved the FREE bottled water in the room each day and the chocolate left by the bed each night at turndown. The bathroom was beautiful and I loved all the extra towels. The bath products were very nice. The bathroom had a scale, hairdryer, lighted make-up mirror and even a temperature control for the bathtub/shower We had room service for breakfast one morning and it was a beautiful presentation. Everyone from the doormen, housekeepers, front-desk staff, and restaurant staff were very gracious. The Metro is a block away and the RED line is great. There are some neat stores and restaurants in the area. My only regret was having to leave the hotel to move to a hotel closer to my son's dorm at GWU. We talked about wishing we could be back at the Fairfax the rest of our vacation!!