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“Beautiful hotel, fantastic service, a gem of DC!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown

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Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown
Ranked #12 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel, fantastic service, a gem of DC!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

First impression of the hotel when you pull up, is the building, it is absolutely gorgeous! Check in was easy and stress-free, we are members of their Presidents Club (free to sign up!) and you get dedicated check in, we were greeted with a lovely smile, which is sometimes all you need after a long flight from the UK. Our room was just a standard room, we didn't see the need to upgrade as we didn't plan on spending any of our time in the room as we had too much planned! The room was perfect, good size for a weekend away.

Now, at this point, I need to point out, we were in DC on the 2nd October, which was when the government shutdown was on. We were a little apprehensive, as we had this planned as a city break to see all the sites, not a relaxing break, and seeing asthough nearly everything in DC was affected by the shutdown, the staff were super helpful giving us tips on things to do, and places to go which weren't affected.

We were also there during a heatwave! It was early October, and it was about 35 degrees c, which in a city is HOT! The staff were great. Room was great. Hotel was great. If I had to nitpick in order to find a fault, there would be only 1, and it wasn't even that notice-able for us, as we were at the end of a corridor, but you could hear what was going on outside. So my only piece of advice, is ask for a room at the end of a corridor. I can imagine that if you were by a lift, it could be a little noisy.

Also - Sign up for the Presidents Club, it means you get free wifi!

Thank you to the hotel for a lovely stay, we will be back!

Room Tip: Ask for one at the end of a corridor, nice and quiet (only if you are a really light sleeper like me...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you kindly Serial_Shopper2010! What a wonderful review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are glad you had such a wonderful stay.

You share some wonderful tips in your review and we are positive they will be helpful to future travelers. We would like to especially point out your suggestion to join Fairmont President’s Club—we encourage all guests to do so prior to arrival for a number of perks, including complimentary Internet access. It’s a great program!

Thank you again. We look forward to your next visit,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

The Fairmont is in a great location for business in DC. The staff was nice and efficient. The rooms are great. The stay made my work week easier. I found this room at a great price the day I arrived with a short notice price break. Very happy I did.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, May 16, 2014
Thank you kindly Davidjta! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We are especially grateful for your compliments toward our team. “Nice and efficient” are great ways to describe the amazing individuals who make up our team. We could not be more fortunate to have them!

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

This hotel is in a good location and the service was excellent. The lobby is lovely, but the rooms are dark and somewhat dated - though spacious. There are just two issues that I would be aware of. First, the soundproofing - as others have mentioned - is terrible. You can hear every person, conversation, and use of the ice machine in the hallways. In one response, the hotel manager said this isn't a common complaint - that's hard to believe as I've seen it here mentioned frequently. Second, there are not convenient power outlets/plugs in the rooms for laptops and other devices - you have to crawl around on the floor and under furniture to find them. There is nothing by the bed. This isn't acceptable in business hotels today.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room - hallways are very noisy and soundproofing is poor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Thank you very much for the review SeeingTheWordFromORD! It looks like you are a very seasoned traveler - we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and provide us with feedback.

We appreciate your compliments toward our location and team and apologize for the issues you experienced. We certainly never want noise to disrupt our guests, nor make it inconvenient for them to charge their devices. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate you sharing it with us so that we can improve.

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

From the time we arrived we felt very welcome at this hotel and all staff were great with us and our kids. A special mention to Omar who was very friendlly and nothing was an issue for him. The kids loved him.

The hotel was very swish (for us) and was in a great location to get to most attractions. We would definitely say there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you kindly Graham S! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are glad that you had such an excellent stay.

We love hearing your compliments toward Omar. He is an incredible asset to our team and we are very fortunate to have him. It’s great to hear that your kids thought so as well!

Thank you again. We hope to have the opportunity to host you in the future,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

Choice hotel with great amenities and beautiful courtyard. Large well furnished rooms. Well situated for walking around Washington. For those interested in beekeeping , they keep bee hives on the hotel roof and get their own honey supplies from these. They make a delicious cocktail called a "beetini" from honeycomb.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you very much Pat E! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and are honored to be your first TripAdvisor review. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

We highly recommend the BeeTini as well. There’s nothing quite like fresh honey---especially when it’s added to a cocktail!

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

This was our first weekend road trip with our toddlers and the staff at the Fairmont made it a comfortable one. Upon arrival we were greeted by Nick at the front desk who was very friendly and took excellent care of us. We did have a few issues over the course of our three day stay however the staff handled all of them promptly. The housekeeping staff was phenomenal. I called them quite often requesting extra items for the room or for assistance and they always came quickly and with a smile. They truly made this a vacation for a tired mom! The valet staff was also a tremendous help with the children. I cannot thank them enough for trying to find things I forgot in my car or helping us get everything in and out of the car as we came and went on different adventures. It's always hectic loading and unloading the car with two kids even if it is just a trip to dinner. Overall we had a great stay at the Fairmont and the kids are already asking to go back! Thanks for making our first trip to DC a memorable one.

Room Tip: We booked the Ambassador Suite mainly because it had a separate dining area. However the first suit...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you very much strugals5! We appreciate you taking the time to review and are glad that you had such a positive experience. We are honored that you chose us for your first weekend road trip with your toddlers. That’s quite a compliment!

We could not be more grateful for your kind words toward our team. They truly are an amazing group of individuals and we could not be more fortunate to have them.

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014

A great and ideally located place to stay. We walked to all the major sites but spent the evenings in nearby Georgetown for dinner. The service was friendly, and all staff were more than willing to assist.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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FairmontDC, Manager at Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Thank you very much MeganT187! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and help future travelers with their hotel choice. It is an invaluable service.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and are very grateful for your compliments toward our team. “Friendy” and “more than willing to assist” are wonderful ways to describe the incredible individuals who work here.

Thank you again,

Adam Knight
Hotel Manager
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Property: Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown
Address: 2401 M Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20037 (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
#7 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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