The Capitol City is like no other to experience national pride and to witness the numbers of tourists and people in DC for business which creates a range of choices for hotels.
My husband was attending a conference held at the Fairfax Embassy Row which is in the Historic DuPont area next to beautiful diplomatic homes from around the world. The hotel seems focused on business clients rather than tourists -- yet is near a residential area chock full of restaurants, shops, banks, young people, etc.
It has a small but lovely lobby area, a nice restaurant that serves a good quality buffet breakfast @ $30, a credible fitness center, and cozy bar area. Our King Standard faced Mass ave and was spacious enough for my husband who is a "spreader." Though the bathroom was on the small side, the lighting was good and the water pressure excellent. They have Frette towels and quality personal amenities. The bed was comfortable but the down pillows too large for me so i requested a standard size. Decor is traditional and tastefully done and in keeping with the period architecture.
The high points were the excellent staff who seemed to genuinely love their jobs. This was evident in the doormen, housekeeping, food servers and front desk professionals. Quantina, Biji, Samina and Peter are names that come to mind though there were so many others. Everyone was helpful.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in DC.