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“The Fairfax Continues to be a Great Choice” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Richmond
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“The Fairfax Continues to be a Great Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I have visited this hotel several times and just did so again this week. The location of the hotel just off DuPont Circle cannot be beat. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The rooms are very nice. I was upgraded to a larger room as a SPG member, and it was on the back side of the hotel- no view but very quiet. I will say that the overnight valet parking at $40/night does seem high and offset the value of the booking this time around.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, July 30, 2013
We love hearing from our return guests and we are happy that each of your stays have been enjoyable. The staff at The Fairfax at Embassy Row strives to provide the utmost in customer care and knowing that your stay included just that is wonderful. Please don’t hesitate to let us know your preferences for room placement, as we will do our best to provide you with just what you need. We can’t wait to welcome you back and we thank you for your review.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were very pleased with this hotel and would stay again. It is an elegant property in a great location. It is a short walk to Dupont Circle, with restaurants and metro. Upon arrival, someone opens the door for you, someone else greets you in the lobby, and the desk staff are accommodating and attentive. The furnishings are also elegant. Our king room wasn't huge, but sufficient, and well worth what we paid. The bed was comfortable and the washroom was ample. The cleaner appeared to be quite attentive as well, except for the fridge. The air conditioner was fairly loud when it came on (meant constantly changing the TV volume), but given it was over 100 degrees in DC, the AC was probably more active than it would normally have been. The restaurant seemed nice, but a little pricey for us so we ate mostly at fast food restaurants around Dupont circle.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 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, July 30, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. The centric location of our hotel gives our guests the opportunity to easily explore the Dupont Circle area and with a little assistance from the Metro, the surrounding Washington, DC area. We appreciate your understanding regarding the A/C in your room, as it was truly unseasonably hot. We look forward to having you as a guest again in the near future and we thank you for your review.
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Tsawwassen, B.C.
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The room we had at his hotel was quite beautiful! Lots of light, extremely comfortable bed, attentive staff. The lobby is dark wood and looks quite formal. The light and comfortable rooms are a nice surprise. Location was great - just off Dupont Circle in a stunning neighbourhood. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 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, July 30, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind recommendation of The Fairfax at Embassy Row. We’re pleased to learn that your recent stay provided you with a restful night’s sleep and a convenient location from which to discover the Dupont Circle area. Please come and stay with us again and we thank you for your kind review.
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Ocoee, Florida, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Almost everything about our stay here was perfect, the room had a great view, comfortable bed, and was spacious. The only negative thing was the carpet was covered with spots. I didn't say anything for two reasons; I didn't want to change rooms and lose the view or the king bed and I didn't want to walk on damp carpet (have had that done to me before in other hotels with no warning)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, July 22, 2013
We certainly can understand your reasoning for not wanting to reach out to us about the condition of your carpet, but we are grateful that you shared with us now, so that we may take care of the situation immediately. Knowing that the remainder of your stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row fully met your expectations makes us very happy and we thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your experience. Please come and stay with us again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is quaint and elegant. Everything we needed and wanted. The staff was nice and accommodating. The concierge was informative and made great recommendations on dining (the Hamilton) and tours (DC by Foot for Arlington Cemetary, Onboard night tour of monuments and of course Joe of Congressional Tours). The bar was perfect and many people were in the bar enjoying a drink and an appetizer. We had a rollaway for our son and it fit in the room without a problem and did not take up our space. The shower had a thermostat. Oh yes we can't forget that the hairdryer actually had a the little tip on the end for styling your hair-I have never seen that and it saved me because we just had a carryon that did not accommodate the hair dryer! They changed the magazines in the room halfway between our stay-that was a first. The clock radio accommodated my IPhone for charging. The only criticism was the restaurant for breakfast. It was way overpriced compared to other hotel breakfasts that we ate at other days and it was not anything above ordinary. I would recommend taking a stroll somewhere else for breakfast. The location was great for walking to Dupont Circle for dinners and shopping with easy access to the Metro for sightseeing.

  • Stayed July 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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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
We love hearing that your needs were fully met while staying at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. Our staff works very hard to provide the utmost in customer service and exceptional care to our guests and it makes us happy to be able to share reviews such as yours with them. Thank you for your helpful suggestions and for taking a moment to share your experience. We look forward to greeting you and your family in the future!
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Lisle, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

After a long day of driving to DC, we were greeted by a wonderful Door Ambassador, who was a young guy working in the night of 6/30/13 (I am horrible with remembering names). He brought our bags in for us as well as assisted us up to our room. The Front Desk Agent (on the evening of 6/30/13), who's name also escapes me right now, was so sweet and welcoming and was quick to give us great recommendations on places to dine for the evening. Once we arrived in our room, we did notice that it was very humid and a little warm in our room. We never did mention this at all to the staff, however, we really didn't care since we were rarely inside. Throughout our stay, we could not help notice how nice and welcoming all of the staff at the hotel was! Wonderful customer service throughout, especially, Elisabeth and Peter (The Concierges) who helped us a lot dealing with our shuttle for the airport that took forever to arrive and Harry, the Door Ambassador who made my day with his personality that shines and knowing how to make guests truly feel special. Thank you for a great stay!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, July 22, 2013
First impressions are so important and we’re thrilled that our staff made your visit, from arrival to departure, a pleasant and memorable one. We will be sure to mention your appreciation to our staff. Becoming an SPG Member is a great piece of advice and we are grateful that you took the time to share your enjoyment of the benefits. Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Fairfax at Embassy Row and we look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional stay very soon.
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Otis, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We got into D.C. the afternoon of July 4th and it took us and hour to get to the hotel from the airport because they had closed most of the roads. When we finally got to the hotel we received a very nice welcome and were surprised at how nice our room was. I was on the back side and very quite. All the personal touches were in the room, bath robes included. The bathroom was very well appointed. We walked from the hotel to the Lincoln memorial which was about a mile away, it was 97 outside which made the walk seem longer. If you want to see the mall in D.C. I would recommend something closer. This was a very nice hotel and our room was outstanding.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Venturing to the National Mall on foot from our hotel can be a nice long walk, but we’re pleased to be so conveniently located near the Dupont Circle Metro and access to public transportation. It’s wonderful to hear that your accommodations fully met your expectations and provided you with the comfort needed after a hectic ride from the airport. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Fairfax at Embassy Row very soon and we thank you for your review.
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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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