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“Lovely hotel with prime location” 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 (Upper Northwest)   |  
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Ranked #32 of 130 Hotels in Washington DC
New York City, New York
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel with prime location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here years ago when it was the Ritz Carlton. It is still as charming and the service was impeccable. The location can not be beat! I will definitely make the Fairfax Embassy Row my first choice when in DC.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good comfortable hotel. Lovely traditional room. Be sure to ask for room with a view of the street. Fantastic bed. Very good staff and service. Hotel need to do something with the 2 restaurants and really modernize and update them - they really are depressing and no one uses them.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the Fairfax at embassy row Luxury collection hotel through internet last minute with a very good rate deal. We stayed only one night on Saturday with my boyfriend. We get upgraded to a nice deluxe room facing to the Massachusetts avenue.
Our check in experience was great. Door staff welcomed us to the hotel and escorted to the front desk. Young lady at the front desk was very friendly and welcoming . We get some recommendations for museums and restaurants to enjoy our one day trip in DC. It is a very nice location and walking distance to the restaurants and DuPont circle.
Hotel is dated and might need some renovation but we did like the old charmed hotel. We felt like we are in a European hotel.
Our check out day was on Sunday and we ordered breakfast through the room service. I can easily admit that veggie omelet was delicious.
Overall great staff, nice location, do not expect a new product such as furniture etc..
We enjoyed the DC and Fairfax Hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for Massachusetts avenue view but it is an additional charge.
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fairfax is an elegant, comfortable hotel in a great location. I've stayed there several times and enjoyed the facilities, though the exercise room is not especially well equipped. This week I encountered an annoyance, which I hope the hotel will fix. At 11pm a food delivery (from Seamless.com) arrived for me. Reception called but told me I had to go downstairs to pick it up. The would not allow the delivery person to take it to my room. How inconvenient! This policy is out of sync with other SPG hotels in DC, including St Regis, Westin Georgetown and W. I've recently had food deliveries at all these places....at similar times in the evening. Get with it, Fairfax!

Room Tip: Wifi is free with SPG platinum memberhip. Without the membership it's a ridiculous rip-off.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice hotel surrounded by embassies, and only a few blocks from DuPont Circle. Plenty of restaurant and bar options within walking distance. The rooms are spacious enough. They have typical amenities. There are no balconies. I liked the temperature gauge in the shower.

  • Stayed October 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Both I and my sister have stayed at the Fairfax at Embassy Row three times in a row since "discovering" it and will stay there over any other Washington DC hotel. The location is superb in its proximity to Georgetown, the rooms are very comfortable and the hotel has great character. The staff makes you feel at home, and most impressive is the attention of manager Ertug Ersoy. Even when the hotel was full, he made a special effort to get us rooms on the same floor near each other. He is a true gem, When you factor in it's more reasonable cost than some of its competitors, the only reason to stay anywhere else would be if the Fairfax was sold out.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great stay at the Fairfax for a long weekend couple getaway. The location is in a quieter neighborhood (although DC is not a quiet city). It is not near any big attractions and you either Walk 1.5 miles or take transportation (which is easily available). The room was spacious and clean. The bed was comfortable and showers clean. The TV was old, but no complaints really. The hotel had an old historic feel to it and we really felt we had a better deal than what we paid.

This could easily be a 5 star hotel if it were not for the not so friendly service. They are there when you need them, but otherwise would flat out ignore you. We never received a smile nor a welcome at all during our stay. They did nothing to make our anniversary stay there better, even after three attempts to ask for it for my wife. When we needed help, we usually had to wait or wait on hold. BUT once they did notice us, they gave good help.

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 > Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#26 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#26 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#26 Family 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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