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“Service, Location, Accessibility.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C.

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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C.
Ranked #49 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Service, Location, Accessibility.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel with a great staff. You can find excellent and accessible rates and get 5 star service. The location can't be better. You find restaurants, museums, and all there is to see in washington at a very close distance.
The staff is always willing to help and want to recognize the quality of service of Roy at the front desk.
In summary this hotel is very accessible, is a 5 star hotel and you can find very good offers and stay at this quality room.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a city view. Room 542 is excellent!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C., responded to this review, July 15, 2013
It’s always wonderful to hear how much of an impact the staff at The Fairfax at Embassy Row has on our guests’ stays and we will be sure to share your comments with them and with the employee you specifically mentioned. We’re so happy that your experience exceeded your needs and we look forward to providing you with enjoyable stays in the future. Thank you for your review.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I just returned home from a week stay in Washington D.C. I spent the first few nights at the Fairfax Hotel, due to not being able to find a hotel room near my son's dorm at George Washington University and the National Mall, due to the 4th of July. I'd read about the Fairfax and obtained a great deal, so decided to head to Dupont Circle for a few days. We were treated like royalty the minute we walked in the door at the hotel. My luggage was delayed upon my arrival at DCA and when it finally arrived at 2:45 a.m., a sweet, older gentleman who works at the hotel delivered it to my room. Everyone at the front desk AND front door knew about my missing luggage and were so concerned for me. The room was absolutely beautiful and I've stayed at many nice places over the years. We loved the FREE bottled water in the room each day and the chocolate left by the bed each night at turndown. The bathroom was beautiful and I loved all the extra towels. The bath products were very nice. The bathroom had a scale, hairdryer, lighted make-up mirror and even a temperature control for the bathtub/shower We had room service for breakfast one morning and it was a beautiful presentation. Everyone from the doormen, housekeepers, front-desk staff, and restaurant staff were very gracious. The Metro is a block away and the RED line is great. There are some neat stores and restaurants in the area. My only regret was having to leave the hotel to move to a hotel closer to my son's dorm at GWU. We talked about wishing we could be back at the Fairfax the rest of our vacation!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank teach2travel58
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C., responded to this review, July 15, 2013
What a lovely description of just what we want all of our guests to experience! Thank you for taking the time to share with us how much The Fairfax at Embassy Row and its staff made your visit to Washington, DC memorable. It was a pleasure to welcome you as a guest at The Fairfax at Embassy Row and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I stayed here for 6 months while working in DC. The hotel is an excellent business hotel and popular with diplomats who work in the area -- the hotel is located just next door to the Indonesian embassy.

I have rated this hotel 5 stars primarily because of its service. As someone who stays in hotels all the time (especially SPG ones), the one thing I get tired of the most is being treated as a commodity instead of an individual -- especially when I visit every week. The Fairfax staff was what made the difference for me, from the folks behind the front desk to the housekeeper who cleaned my room. I was really thankful they put the extra effort into taking care of me while I was away from home. In particular, Waqas was truly welcoming -- he knew my name by my second stay and never forgot it.

Other things great about this hotel:
- Location: the property is conveniently located just a block or so from Dupont Circle. Not the best place for food (restaurants are only so-so nearby), but I would recommend Shop House, which is fast and delicious
- Rooms: a tad ornate, but I like the bed a lot. TVs are also relatively new and very nice.
- Size: this is a relatively small hotel, so you never have to wait too long to check-in or for the elevator


Things that could be better (i.e. me nitpicking):
- Bathroom amenities: smell a bit too medicinal for my taste
- Gym: solid, but small and nothing to write home about

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C., responded to this review, July 15, 2013
It is such a pleasure to hear from our extended stay guests. We often times only get to see our guests for a very short period of time, but when we have the opportunity to forge a lasting friendship with our guests, we are truly grateful. Thank you for taking the time to share your story of your stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. It was certainly our pleasure to have you with us for so long and we’re pleased that our staff made such a positive impact on you. We’re awaiting your next visit with us and we thank you for your gracious review.
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Stratton Mountain, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We just held our family gathering at the Fairfax on Embassy Row. It was our first stay at this property chosen because of its location and reputation. The hotel and staff lived up to their reputation and more, it was a great experience for our entire family.

Special mention for the extraordinary efforts of the Fairfax`s Front Desk Manager, Mr. Ertug Ersoy, and his wonderful staff, that went out of their way to accommodate our group and provide a level of service you would expect at a high end European luxury hotel including luxury linens that lull you to a deep sleep, fine appointments in the room and throughout the hotel, surprisingly great food at the restaurant and at lounge where you will find well priced appetizers to full meals. The Fairfax is our new destination hotel when in Washington.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C., responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Providing a comfortable atmosphere and accommodations for your family to gather at was our pleasure and we’re delighted that your entire experience was so enjoyable. We appreciate your kind words for our staff; we will be sure to pass them along. It would be our privilege to welcome you and your family back to The Fairfax at Embassy Row in the future and we thank you for your kind review.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Part of the Starwood collection, comfortable, well priced. The absolute best reason to choose the Fairfax is its terrific location. DuPont Circle, the Phillips Collection, Kramer Books, Blocks and blocks of stunning homes and Embassies from all over the world. It's close to the subway, and all the major sights. Oh, and a block away from great restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Farryl
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C., responded to this review, July 15, 2013
The centric location of The Fairfax at Embassy Row makes exploring Washington, DC almost seamless and it sounds like you were able to spend some quality time taking in all the sights. Thank you for sharing your appreciation for our hotel and its location and we look forward to having you stay with us again very soon.
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights in June (actually our third stay). We keep coming back because the rooms are so spacious for the price. We had a deluxe suite for mine $50 more than a regular room at most hotels. With two boys, space is always our primary need. Our suite had two sofabeds, a table for four and lots of room to move around (or play w/ trucks). We also love the classic decor of hotels like the Fairfax...give us that over the modern stuff any day!

We frequently stay at Omni hotels, and the Fairfax is similar in its style and especially service and friendliness. Front desk and door staff make you feel so welcome and like you are a guest, not a customer.

Neighborhood is also a plus...lots of great food options and services. We get to DC a couple times a year, and the Fairfax will definitely be where we return.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Thank cnsmama
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C., responded to this review, July 15, 2013
What a wonderful compliment to learn that will be returning to The Fairfax at Embassy Row each time you visit Washington, DC. It’s amazing to hear when a guest appreciates the history and elegance of our hotel and we’re thrilled that our spacious suite provided enough room for your family to fully relax. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Top drawer hotel. Lovely rooms and superior staff!! Yummy food .. Best ever! Was there for a long wedding weekend. Super helpful concierge for tickets to trolley and events!! Close to some fun casual eateries. I can't say enough about how wonderful this hotel is. There is a gym on the second floor for those who need to work out while vacationing!!

  • Stayed June 2013
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C., responded to this review, July 15, 2013
We’re grateful that you’ve shared not only your appreciation of The Fairfax at Embassy Row but also gave great tips to other guests. The convenient location of our hotel can make for a really wonderful visit to Washington, DC and we’re glad to see you enjoyed yourself while here. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Property: The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C.
Address: 2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 (Formerly The Fairfax at Embassy Row)
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Location: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Dupont Circle , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Washington DC
#22 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#25 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#29 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington D.C. 4*
Number of rooms: 259
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our intimate, upscale Washington, D.C. hotel offers approachable sophistication in a classic setting. Nestled among leafy avenues, world-class boutiques and exceptional dining, The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. is a haven of refinement. ... more   less 
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