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“The best DC hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown
Ranked #8 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Purfleet, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The best DC hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

it was our fourth time at this fantastic hotel, and if anything, the service and ambience was even better. The staff are very friendly, incredibly helpful, especially Jawad at the bar, and the rooms are very comfortable.

The hotel is located in georgetown and is very easy to get around on foot to see all the sites.

We also renewed our wedding vows at the hotel, and found it an excellent locaion and place to conduct such a personal and meaningful ceremony.

All in all, we would strongly recommend this hotel and we will definitely be returning.

Room Tip: i recommend booking a room over looking the atrium especially at christmas when its all lit up and s...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Vickimacpherson, thank you so much for sharing this experience with us. Having the honor of hosting your wedding vow renewal is a great treat. Thank you for putting it in our hands!

We appreciated your compliments towards Jawad (he's great!) and can't wait to see you again.
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is a lovely hotel. We were in DC for a wedding and stayed at the Fairmont. Very nice. We had a beautiful room overlooking the street. The staff was great. The food was great, though a bit pricey. We love DC and visit every summer. We would probably stay at the Fairmont again. Would definitely recommend this hotel. My only complaint is that we had to pay to get into the gym.

Room Tip: We had a corner room and it was very spacious and sunny.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Valerie E, thank you for your visit and review! We're happy to announce that we now have a 24-hour fitness center that is complimentary for all hotel guests.

We hope to see you this summer!
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swansea
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed in this hotel on the last night of our tour around the states. It was one of the best hotels that we had stayed the location was superb and could walk into George Town where the famous cupcake shop is that is often on the tv. The service was good and the room were lovely, spacious clean and well equipped the gardens are very pretty. There was valet service but parking was expensive and I do miss the breakfast being included.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
Swanseanurse, thank you for the kind review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay and had a chance to try some of Georgetown's favorite cupcakes. They're a must have!

Keep an eye out for some of our packages, especially over the summer, for options that include parking and breakfast. We hope to have you back soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had a wonderful time during a weekend in June 2012 stayed at The Fairmont for a local wedding. The hotel is beautiful and classic - not super modernized like some of the surrounding options. The lobby is great to relax and have a drink with all of the afternoon light from the adjacent courtyard. The brunch is pricey but delicious and worth the splurge for the endless buffet of treats. The rooms are lovely and well designed. My one complaint is that the toilet in our suite's bathroom was not clean when we arrived. Guest services responded right away and sent up complimentary snacks and wine as an apology. Definitely a top choice for a stay in DC! (Side note - we wanted to get our nails done at the spa but it is in the gym, very small and not in line with a luxury hotel.)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
kr_333, thank you for the review! We love getting feedback from locals.

Thank you for the compliments towards our classically beautiful property. It's one of the things we love most and like to share with our guests. Sorry about the bathroom mishap -- we're glad guest services was able to quickly take care of it. We hope to see you back soon!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed here a few times now and it is a lovely hotel. The main thing for me is that its not too busy so you have a relaxed check in and a chilled out passage to your room. We stayed in the Capitol Corner suite....lots of space and though its just the one room, the bedroom and lounge are separated by a large cabinet that houses the tv, minibar, dvd etc...so feels like a different room. The corner suite gives views of both sides of the hotel so you get a massive amoount of light into the room. One main bathroom followed by one guest w/c as you enter. A great minibar, good selection of movies(on demand) and decent 24hrs room service menu. Located in a quieter part of DC but within walking of Georgetown and a short ride to the main tourist areas though you can walk this if needed. The breakfast is excellent as is the service and the dining room is beautiful. The piano bar just off the lobby is also a great place to chill out either before or after a night out.

Room Tip: get a suite if budget allows
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
BobKJi, thank you for the kind review and the recommendations you offer future guests. We appreciate it and are certain they do too!

You're certainly right that the atmosphere is more relaxed and calming than other DC locations--we like to call it an Urban Oasis. Please come back and see us again soon!
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Full disclosure- I am a President's Club member and so enjoy Fairmont owned properties because of their reliability, accountability, responsiveness to my needs, and good restaurants/food service. I am never disappointed when I stay in a Fairmont property and if there is one in the destination to which I am bound I will seek it out for my stay. Our family visited Washington for four days prior to Christmas and what a great time it was to visit this wonderful city. The hotel is centrally located in Georgetown, and we could walk to most places or grab the metro (another great feature of this city). The only drawback was that their pool facility was closed when we visited but we were able to use the Four Seasons facilities which were excellent. The concierge services are excellent with knowledgeable and helpful individuals at all times. Because it was a quiet time, the hotel administration allowed us to upgrade to a full suite with two bedrooms and a connecting living room which made the stay for our family of five truly luxurious and utterly enjoyable. The lounge area with bar is a lovely place to have a drink (try their signature honey based mixed drinks- their own roof-top honey!) and little snacks. It was a very safe and secure location for our family and I would stay here again.

Room Tip: I would expect all rooms are great but if there is an event, perhaps ask for a room away from this...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank ChinookTravel_12
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, March 29, 2013
ChinookTravel_12, thank you for the review! We're glad your family had an enjoyable and luxurious stay.

Thank you for seeking out Fairmonts anytime you travel! Our General Manager is fond of saying that we have only done our job if a guest returns home and says that he stayed at a Fairmont; we've failed if he says he stayed in a hotel. Thanks for you loyalty and we hope to see you again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Very nice hotel with friendly staff. Great location. This may seem strange, but the quick elevators made this a five. I've stayed in too many hotels where the elevators were slow and creaky. What a great change. My daughters really enjoyed being near the WWF. It was an easy walk to the metro for sightseeing.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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FWDC, Public Relations Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for the great comments. We love being located next to the World Wild Life Fund - a great organization. Looking forward to your next visit.
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Property: Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown
Address: 2401 M Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20037-1408 (Formerly The Monarch Hotel)
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Foggy Bottom - GWU - West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#4 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#5 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#5 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#12 Family Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown 4*
Number of rooms: 415
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is pleased to announce that all of our guestrooms are newly renovated as of June 01, 2016. The newly renovated guestrooms, suites and Fairmont Gold experience transform the hotel into the premier luxury destination in the nation's capital by adding contemporary and innovative features important to today's travelers, such as multiple outlets and a multi-functional table with a chaise. We are currently enhancing our public spaces with a redesign of the courtyard and lobby. During this time, we will install temporary walls around the lounge and lobby staircase where an exhibit of "American Icons" will be displayed. We have partnered with the Georgetown gallery, Artist's Proof, to showcase historic and current American celebrities and personalities. We are working to ensure the guest experience is not impacted during your stay and look forward to welcoming you to the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown. ... more   less 
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