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“Perfect Dupont Circle 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 #45 of 135 Hotels in Washington DC
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Catonsville, Maryland
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3 reviews
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“Perfect Dupont Circle Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Elegant decor, friendly professional staff, a block from the wonderful Phillips Collection (Renoir's Luncheon of the Boating Party), walking distance to many good restaurants. Great walking neighborhood. Very reasonable rates.

Room Tip: Stop by the bar area for a drink; fireplaces, cozy nooks, comfy chairs
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  • Stayed November 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, December 5, 2013
Any time of year, a stroll around the Dupont Circle area is something everyone should experience. Thank you for sharing your enjoyment of both The Fairfax at Embassy Row and its surrounding neighborhood. It would be our pleasure to have you as a guest again and we absolutely appreciate 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Fairfax is a beautiful hotel located in the heart of the Embassy District. The service we received was by far the best we have ever experienced. We especially enjoyed our interaction with Ms. Rosser at the front desk, she made our short visit extra special.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, December 5, 2013
How wonderful that your visit to Washington, DC was made complete by the service interactions you had with our staff! We certainly appreciate your kind comments and will be sure to share them with everyone. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to The Fairfax at Embassy Row for another great stay and thank you for your lovely review.
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I stayed sat the Fairfax for 3 nights on business and was very happy there. From the moment you arrived the check in was swift and easy and the staff were helpful.
The buffet breakfasts and lunches provided at the meetings were tasty and there was more than enough selection and quantity for everybody.
The hotel location is ideal 30 minute walk to the Lincoln Monument and White House and a 20 minute walk to Georgetown and the main shopping street there. Also 5 minutes walk to the subway at DuPont and all the places from there.
The rooms were great, spacious and comfy. The bed was large and comfortable. Facilities were great. Although I never used the gym, if returning I would bring my training stuff and use this facility.
Only drawback was the internet use policy and costs, which is not included and is charged per device, not good if you are using more than one device and a phone.

Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
It certainly sounds as if your stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row fully met your expectations and we’re very pleased that our convenient location and attentive staff made your experience memorable. We look forward to your next visit with us and highly recommend a rejuvenating workout in our fitness center. For future reference, complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas of the hotel. Thank you for your kind review.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We were able to get a great AAA rate on this hotel so even though I often choose hotels based on whether they provide wifi, since we had such a great rate, we were fine to pay the extra 12.95 for daily wifi. Little did we know this is PER DEVICE. So, if you are traveling with someone else, and each have a phone (where you are trying to avoid international roaming charges) and each a laptop/iPad…this is an extra $53 per night. This is absolutely ridiculous in my opinion. I should note, you can use free wifi in the lobby, however there are about 3-4 chairs in the lobby and it's not a comfortable place to work.

Other than the wifi the hotel was great - all the staff were incredibly friendly, great buffet breakfast included in our rate, really nice cozy lounge for drinks/dinner, great location.

Room Tip: We looked out on another building so got very little sunlight/view. Ask for a room with a view.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 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
    • 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, December 5, 2013
Thank you for your kind compliments for both our staff and our dining options; we will be sure to pass them along! We do understand that fees for certain services can be an inconvenience however, we feel that it is better to not pass the cost of a service on to every guest and charge only those that use them. WiFi access is complimentary in every public area of our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Fairfax at Embassy Row in the near future and your review is appreciated.
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Great location, hard to beat this. Only a city block from DuPont Circle along Mass Ave, from subway station Qstreet entrance, many decent restaurants nearby, and just a hop from National Airport. Quiet, clean, and comfortable room, well maintained hotel with friendly service.

Stayed November 2013
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
It’s great to hear that the convenient location of The Fairfax at Embassy Row worked out so well for you during your visit to Washington, DC. With our central Dupont Circle location, our guests are able to enjoy a myriad of local attractions along with easy access to our Nation’s Capital. Thank you for your kind comments and for posting your review. It would be our pleasure to have you stay with us again soon.
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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Generally a nice hotel for a reasonable rate. That said, we called ahead to confirm check-in time & then, when we arrived, the room wasn't ready. No free upgrade. We stayed in a Grand Deluxe room and were underwhelmed with its size and comfort. On top of that, overnight parking was $40/night -- which we didn't know until we arrived (lame!). We ordered breakfast to the room one morning and it was superb. The doormen were the best part of their service. We likely will not stay there again.

Room Tip: The grand deluxe rooms aren't exactly "grand"
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  • Stayed November 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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, December 5, 2013
It is certainly disappointing to hear that your recent experience did not live up to your expectations. With a variety of room sizes available throughout our hotel, it would have been our pleasure to assist you in finding the perfect room to suit your needs. We do hope you will come and stay with us again where we can work to re-gain your trust in our hotel. Thank you for your review.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I have been staying at the Fairfax at Embassy Row since my son attended American University years ago. While we now have a place in DC, when we have others staying there and on business I always go back to this hotel. Not only is it a historical and well-appointed gem in a great location in the District, but the staff make it special with a lasting impression. Ahmed and Harry at the front door are always attentive and truly interested in seeing you back again. Ahmed goes out of his way to be helpful and ask about my family. I look forward to seeing him on every visit! In addition, I actually think that the hotel is even getting better in service and attentiveness with the new (relatively I guess - I just met him), Front Office Manager, Ertug. When I had a special need, he was responsive and when I checked into the hotel, he met me and walked me to my room. Highest of marks on lobby staff! Great breakfast and beautful room and a classy and historical bar.

Room Tip: If you are a Starwoods member, they generally upgrade you.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, November 26, 2013
This is certainly a wonderful compliment – even though you now live in the Washington, DC area, you are thrilled to be able to share your home with friends and family and then make The Fairfax at Embassy Row your home-away-from-home. We will be sure to share your gracious compliments with the staff you specifically mentioned, as we’re sure their entire day will be made! It is always our pleasure to welcome you back to our hotel and we’re looking forward to greeting you very soon. Thank you for your kind 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:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#24 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#26 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#34 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#39 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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