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“beautiful property, good rooms, excellent Fairmont service” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown
Ranked #10 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“beautiful property, good rooms, excellent Fairmont service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We traveled here with our kids so this review is geared for that experience. Suffice it to say, if you are travelling as a couple or for business then you already know that overall Fairmont can be counted on to provide a comfortable trip. The DC Fairmont is everything you would expect from Fairmont, clean, luxurious, and great service. We stayed in a corner suite that was huge, perfect for our family travel needs.

The property is in upper edge of the NW DC business district, bordering a Georgetown neighborhood. You can walk to the Foggy Bottom metro(blue-orange lines) on 23rd, after crossing Pennsy Ave near GWU. Its about 4 city blocks, safe and easy for adults, harder for little tikes, stroller necessary. About the same walking distance to cafe/quick serve outlets too. You will do a bit more walking to get to the mall, museums, other tourist spots, and subway transit when compared to other hotels in NW DC.

The hotel lobby is spacious with plenty of seating, grab a beverage or appetizer to relax outside your room in comfort. There is a courtyard area also, good for warmer nights. The restaurant is gourmet, 4-stars maybe. It had a great breakfast for families, dinner was well prepared if not small portioned. Not great spot for dinner with kids, but it will do in a tight schedule if you do not prefer room service. We did have an excellent experience with room service that beat the experience at dinner. There are many excellent choices on the room service menu.

The indoor pool area, with a hot-tub and 3-lane swimming pool, is just ok. But its attached to the work out room and day spa, so not everyone was excited to see my 3 young kids giggling and acting like kids in there. We enjoyed a short swim nonetheless.

In sum, this luxury property has everything you need for a family or business trip.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
BLRfromVF, what a perfect review! We are very glad that you had such a pleasant experience and that you took the time to give insider knowledge to other families who stay with us. The value of guest reviews cannot be overstated.

Thank you for your Fairmont loyalty. We cannot wait to have you back!

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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112 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

I am a repeat customer at the Fairmont Washington and I am always very pleased with the accommodations and the service. The lobby bar, with its comfortable seating area, is always a nice place to enjoy a cocktail in the evening. It is especially lovely to look out on the courtyard withe the Christmas lights lit. I don't recommend the bee-tini mind you, it just seemed unpleasant, despite the local honey addition. The bedrooms are well-appointed, peaceful and comfortable. This time the Fairmont bed seemed just a little less comfortable than usual - but still great.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarah W
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
SarahW, thank you for being a regular guest! One of the greatest aspects of working in the hospitality industry is getting to see familiar faces and developing relationships with our guests. We meet all sorts of interesting people!

We are sorry that you did not enjoy the Bee-tini—but are very happy that the local honey inspired you to give it a try! Next time you are in town, we will whip up the cocktail of your choice. We will make sure you get your fill of local honey another way; maybe through our delicious desserts!

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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Purfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vickimacpherson
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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
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Valerie E
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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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83 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank swanseanurse
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kr_333
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#4 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#5 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#6 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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