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“Great location, very quiet and comfortable room, and great location.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

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The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
Ranked #61 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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“Great location, very quiet and comfortable room, and great location.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Great location, hard to beat this. Only a city block from DuPont Circle along Mass Ave, from subway station Qstreet entrance, many decent restaurants nearby, and just a hop from National Airport. Quiet, clean, and comfortable room, well maintained hotel with friendly service.

Stayed November 2013
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, December 5, 2013
It’s great to hear that the convenient location of The Fairfax at Embassy Row worked out so well for you during your visit to Washington, DC. With our central Dupont Circle location, our guests are able to enjoy a myriad of local attractions along with easy access to our Nation’s Capital. Thank you for your kind comments and for posting your review. It would be our pleasure to have you stay with us again soon.
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Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

Generally a nice hotel for a reasonable rate. That said, we called ahead to confirm check-in time & then, when we arrived, the room wasn't ready. No free upgrade. We stayed in a Grand Deluxe room and were underwhelmed with its size and comfort. On top of that, overnight parking was $40/night -- which we didn't know until we arrived (lame!). We ordered breakfast to the room one morning and it was superb. The doormen were the best part of their service. We likely will not stay there again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, December 5, 2013
It is certainly disappointing to hear that your recent experience did not live up to your expectations. With a variety of room sizes available throughout our hotel, it would have been our pleasure to assist you in finding the perfect room to suit your needs. We do hope you will come and stay with us again where we can work to re-gain your trust in our hotel. Thank you for your review.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

I have been staying at the Fairfax at Embassy Row since my son attended American University years ago. While we now have a place in DC, when we have others staying there and on business I always go back to this hotel. Not only is it a historical and well-appointed gem in a great location in the District, but the staff make it special with a lasting impression. Ahmed and Harry at the front door are always attentive and truly interested in seeing you back again. Ahmed goes out of his way to be helpful and ask about my family. I look forward to seeing him on every visit! In addition, I actually think that the hotel is even getting better in service and attentiveness with the new (relatively I guess - I just met him), Front Office Manager, Ertug. When I had a special need, he was responsive and when I checked into the hotel, he met me and walked me to my room. Highest of marks on lobby staff! Great breakfast and beautful room and a classy and historical bar.

Room Tip: If you are a Starwoods member, they generally upgrade you.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, November 26, 2013
This is certainly a wonderful compliment – even though you now live in the Washington, DC area, you are thrilled to be able to share your home with friends and family and then make The Fairfax at Embassy Row your home-away-from-home. We will be sure to share your gracious compliments with the staff you specifically mentioned, as we’re sure their entire day will be made! It is always our pleasure to welcome you back to our hotel and we’re looking forward to greeting you very soon. Thank you for your kind review.
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Abertillery, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed at the Fairfax for 4 days on business and generally I was very impressed with the hotel. The location is fantastic - in a really quaint part of Washington with lots of nice restaurants nearby. Also I took my running gear and had a really nice run one evening, felt totally safe on the streets and came across loads of other like minded souls.
We only ate properly once in the hotel but the meal was really nice. We had buffet style food provided as part of the conference and this was good and of reasonable variety. A lovely touch is the jar of 'help yourself' cookies in the foyer - a different flavour each day.
Overall the attitude of staff was excellent - always happy to help - apart from one lady serving in the bar area who made you feel that everything was too much trouble.
The rooms were of a good size with lovely comfortable beds and pillows that felt like marshmallows (no good for people who like form pillows). The only issue was the constant background droning noise that kept several of us awake. Whether it's the heating system or air conditioning, its not consistent enough to become white noise so it is really noticeable. One of our party moved rooms to get away from it (so obviously there is a quieter part of the hotel).
I would use the hotel again, particularly for its location, but I'd make sure I took ear plugs!

Room Tip: Ask about which side of the hotel is quieter!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 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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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, November 26, 2013
It’s always nice to hear when our guests are able to enjoy the convenient location of The Fairfax at Embassy Row, along with their favorite pastimes. Running through Dupont Circle is fun and easy and is great way to see the sights too! We do apologize for any noise disturbances you encountered and hope that during any future stays you will not hesitate to let us know of any issues. Thank you for your review.
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

So many trips to D.C. over the years, and I've always stayed at the same big hotels by the White House or the Capitol. Thanks to the fact that our son is spending a semester in D.C., on a recent trip we looked for a place near his residence hall. This led us to the quaint and charming Fairfax at Embassy Row, just off Dupont Circle.

Although fairly large, the Fairfax has the feeling of a small hotel. The lobby is tiny by the standards of, say, a Hyatt, but beautifully appointed in an old-world way, with rich wood paneling and marble floors. Helpful bellmen spring to open the doors, and the staff at the desk offer a warm welcome.

Our room was spacious and very tastefully decorated. Bathroom fixtures were elegant. The bed was extremely comfortable and the linens were crisp and appealing. Although our room faced a loading dock with no view whatsoever, the lovely interior appointments created a pleasant atmosphere.

It's hard to find negatives here, but the stay was not flawless. After a long day of touring, we returned to find that our room had not been cleaned (although this oversight was promptly addressed, with profuse apologies, when we mentioned it to the front desk staff). We had to wait quite a while for hot water to reach our bathroom--perhaps an idiosyncracy of our location near the end of a second floor hall. And we were disappointed to find the hotel does not provide complimentary wifi service.

One of the best features of the Fairfax is its location near Dupont Circle. It was tremendously refreshing to stay in an area of D.C. that has some life to it, even after nightfall. Near the hotel are many casual and inviting restaurants (we liked Scion). Our son pointed out small bookstores, coffee shops and other neighborhood hangouts. A huge surprise was the weekend farmer's market just steps from the hotel's front entrance. Although we did not have room to carry much home with us, we purchased some wonderful apples and a beautiful jar of preserves.

So, of all the reasons to stay in this warm, friendly hotel, its location near Dupont Circle may be the best.

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, November 26, 2013
Your review has painted a lovely picture of exactly what The Fairfax at Embassy Row strives to be for its guests; a warm and welcoming retreat for all visitors to Washington, DC. We’re so pleased that your son had the opportunity to show you around the area, where you had the opportunity to discover the FreshFarm Market and many other unique and wonderful establishments. We do apologize for the lack of service you experienced and we’d like to point out that WiFi service is complimentary in all public areas of the hotel. Thank you for taking the time to craft such an eloquent review and for your kind compliments for our staff. It would certainly be our pleasure to welcome you back to The Fairfax at Embassy Row, and we hope that it’s very soon indeed.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

The Fairfax is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in!! Stay here. The staff is amazing. The location is perfect. The room service is better than most restaurants I've eaten in. Our room was beautiful with a view. Smaller hotel and they really know what they are doing. We will be back.

Stayed November 2013
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, November 26, 2013
It was truly a treat for us at The Fairfax at Embassy Row to have been able to create such a positive experience for you. Our guest’s comfort and satisfaction is paramount and we thank you for sharing your appreciation of our efforts. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I came here for a relaxing weekend just before a work conference. We found a great deal on the Starwood website including the continental breakfast. The location cannot be beat. The metro is just around the corner, and the hotel is equidistant to downtown, Georgetown, and Adams Morgan. There is a cute little farmers' market nearby on Sunday mornings.

The service was also excellent. One night some friends came by for drinks in the lounge. The valet didn't even charge them, he just watched their car in the front driveway. More than once we were comped the full breakfast (eggs and bacon) rather than just the continental breakfast (cold stuff).

The room was comfortable, but the other reviews are true - the air compressor is loud, so make sure to bring earplugs. Otherwise I have no complaints and would stay here again!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, November 26, 2013
We’re certainly flattered to be your new favorite hotel in Washington, DC! It sounds like you and your friends had a great time relaxing in The Fairfax Grille & Lounge and were treated to the relaxing weekend you were looking for. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you both stay with us in the near future.
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Property: 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:
#25 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#29 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#29 Luxury 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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