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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Ranked #76 of 141 Hotels in Washington DC
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

My boyfriend and I just returned for a stay at the Fairfax where we stayed while visiting D.C. for my birthday. Usually we stay at the George Hotel as we enjoy that brand but this time decided to stay here. While we still do love the George this hotel has qualities that the George doesn't. Allow me to elaborate.

Location: The Fairfax is located within two blocks of Dupont Circle on the red line, walking distance to Georgetown and Downtown. In addition, Dupont Circle is full of a variety of dining options of every kind. Shopping is also readily available within walking distance. Not to mention being in Embassy Row you get to see many different embassies.

The area felt safe even late into the night. On a Friday night, after my birthday celebrations, we walked back from downtown- while getting a bit lost- and never felt unsafe. Along the way, we even took "a scenic route" (who doesn't call it that when they are actually lost?) and shared the sidewalks with many students who were pleasant rather than staggering home at that late time of night.

The hotel itself was quite busy during our stay. We stayed in a king room on the 2nd floor, very near the fitness center. The room was oddly light as there was not an overhead light anywhere particularly useful in the room itself; however, the bathroom was well light. The bed was extremely comfortable, and although others have complained about the pillows in other reviews here, we did not find them to be ill equipped. The thermostat was a bit wonky as it would change from the set temperature in the middle of the night to where we would wake up sweating. We didn't realize until the second night and never bothered to complain. Our housekeeper was great! She left us extra water bottles and tons of body wash at our request. The hotel staff we engaged with were pleasant and eager to help. Particularly, one butler, Trainee, who brought our bags up on check in. Our room keys were non functional when we arrived but he let us in and even brought us new keys in exchange for the non working ones without our request.
The fitness room has brand new equipment sure to help you break a sweat and cooled towel to wipe all the sweat away with. It is also fully stocked with fresh apples, water bottles, and a variety of magazines.
We did not find the room particularly small but did note the one towel rack in the bathroom being inside the shower itself was quite useless. In our experience our cellphones and wireless aircard received very poor reception while in the room. Perhaps it was due to the low floor location, who knows. We never had problems with reception elsewhere in the hotel or while in D.C., and also didn't allow that to spoil our stay. All in all, the Fairfax hotel offers a beautifully appointed well equipped hotel in a location with easy access to public transportation (both bus and train- I forgot to mention there is a bus stop one block away), and all the tastes and sights D.C. has to offer.

Room Tip: We experienced horrible reception in room 220; avoid if possible.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

We’re so glad to see that our attentive staff at The Fairfax at Embassy Row and the special touches in your room made your birthday celebration in Washington, DC exceptional. Our convenient location provides a wide array of elegant dining venues and shops within steps of our doors and we’re so pleased that you mentioned it. We do regret any inconvenience you encountered with the Internet access from your room. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we look forward to having you as a guest in the future.

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Reviewed October 24, 2013

The hotel is in a perfect location for walking. Beautiful neighborhoods,easily accessable to public transportation, and the DC attractions. Staff are the best. Rooms are small but clean. If you are a light sleeper beware, a very noisy air conditioner. Sounded like a plane taking off each time it came on. Not sure if all rooms are like that but ours was. I would stay here again but bring ear plugs.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for choosing to stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row during your recent visit to our Nation’s Capital. We appreciate the kind compliments you’ve shared but do regret that your experience was not completely satisfying. We will have our Maintenance Engineers look into the A/C unit in your room and we thank you for letting us know about your concern. We can’t wait to welcome you back again and thank you for your review.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Looking at DC schools this summer and this was a great location right by Dupont Circle. Quiet oasis after sightseeing days. Really helpful staff, clean and beautiful room. Would absolutely stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner.
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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 reviewResponded October 28, 2013

We are so glad that The Fairfax at Embassy Row was part of an enjoyable experience in Washington, DC. We strive to accommodate our guests at every turn and your kind acknowledgement of our staff will them know what an impact they made. It was a pleasure to welcome you to our hotel and we can’t wait to have you back again soon. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Classic, nice hotel. Restaurant/lounge offerings are a bit lacking. Breakfast buffet is not exciting. If a nearby embassy is having a party, you might feel like there is a party in your room. Polite and friendly staff

Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

While we’re very happy to hear that our staff fully impressed you during your stay, we are disappointed to learn that the remainder of your stay was not as enjoyable. We do regret any inconvenience you encountered and hope that during any future stays you will not hesitate to let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay even better. Thank you for your review of The Fairfax at Embassy Row.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

The location can not be beat. The service was outstanding. The room was comfortable and just as we expected. This hotel was a real treat. Breakfast in the restaurant was delicious and the bar area was inviting and comfortable. I would definitely stay in this hotel again.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

What an excellent review! We’re so glad you took the time to mention our centric location and the warm, inviting atmosphere of The Fairfax Grille & Lounge. It was our pleasure to welcome you as a guest at The Fairfax at Embassy Row and we hope to welcome you back time and time again. Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

First off my wife and I went to Washington D.C. To see our son at Georgetown university and booked a room at the Baron Hotel near Dumont Circle. The Baron Hotel was nothing more than a flop house with no parking ,are you kidding no parking and it got worse from there.But I am here to sing the praises of the Fairfax Hotel around the corner from the Baron , I called the Fairfax from the dump room at the Baron and a gentleman named Ertag the front desk manager, when I told him my plight he took such GREAT care of us and could not be more helpful .The Fairfax Hotel Is our new home when in D.C. And I'm talking a beautiful hotel I HIGHLY RECCOMEND THE FAIRFAX HOTEL call Ertag and tell him I recommended you !!.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

It is certainly wonderful to hear that our staff took such great care of you and that based on your experience, you have made The Fairfax at Embassy Row your home-away-from-home while in DC. Your comments are sincerely appreciated as we are always delighted to learn when our staff and accommodations inspire a return visit. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon and we thank you for your review.

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I've stayed here probably twenty nights in 2013 and they never acknowledge my return at the desk. I am also a Starwood Preferred member and there is absolutely no advantage here- still have to pay for wireless access and a $2 cup of coffee in the lobby. Beautiful hotel but they nickel and dime you to death here.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2013

Thank you for reaching out to us with your concerns. We would like to clarify that only Starwood Platinum Preferred Members receive complimentary in-room Internet access, and we appreciate your loyalty to our brand. We do apologize that the service levels you have received during your stays have not matched our commitment to stellar customer service and we will be sure to share your review with our staff in order to pre-empt any further occurrences. We would hope to be able to welcome you back and provide you with the exceptional stay that you deserve.

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Additional Information about The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

Address: 2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20008-2807 (Formerly The Fairfax at Embassy Row)
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#29 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#37 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#43 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range: $122 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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