I was looking for a room in DC on very busy week where many hotels were sold out or overpriced. I was able to locate a room at what appeared to be a nice hotel, The Fairfax. We had to pay a little more because rooms were in demand that week, which was okay for us given that other hotels were charging a lot more.
We arrived to a friendly and quick valet. The lobby was incredibly small with a club like decor. Front desk staff was pleasant and was able to upgrade us as SPG Gold. The elevators and corridors were also well appointed and tasteful. I did notice a nice lounge area and restaurant just off the lobby, which I assumed is where people relaxed instead of having a larger lobby area.
The room was set in the corner of the hotel and it was big compared to other DC hotels. Plenty of open space along with a sofa bed and coffee table. Decor matched the lobby as a classic club room style. Everything was clean and well positioned. One thing I didn't like was how tiny the bathroom was. It was unusually small which may of been because it was a corner room.
We had used the fitness center, which had a good selection of cardio machines but little in weights. Water, apples and cold towels were also available. Plus each machine had its own LCD TV and the room itself is available 24/7. All of which made for a nice hotel gym.
The location is in a great position of being close to The Mall and to Georgetown. We had a nice walk to the White House, which was pleasant the whole way with fountains and parks. We did not go to Georgetown this time but it was not far at all. The metro is just blocks away and there are plenty of places to eat and drink within short walking distance. We had taken a cab from around the White House and it was only $5. A very good location.
All around, this is a very good hotel. Don't expect any "out of your way" service from the hotel or luxurious appointments but given what the standard rate is, I would not expect that. This is great boutique hotel option.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Fairfax At Embassy Row Hotel Washington Dc
- Westin Washington Dc
- Washington Dc Westin
- Westin Embassy Row