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“Great Location for Business or Leisure in D.C.” 4 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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New York City, New York
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61 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Location for Business or Leisure in D.C.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in June 2014, ahead of my business trip to Tyson's Corner. We chose The Fairfax at Embassy Row for the location near Dupont Circle, which afforded easy access to the various areas of the city we explored and provided a dynamic but safe neighborhood at night.

As some have previously mentioned, the hotel is an older property, but rather than feel old, it had a palpable historic grandeur. We stayed in a Deluxe Suite with a King bed, which seemed enormous: a very well sized sitting area, a slightly smaller bedroom, and a huge bathroom with double sinks and tub.

The staff was on the whole very kind and professional, and we got great tips from the bellmen and valet staff. We had a rental car, but also utilized the near by metro to get to the Smithsonian and Capitol areas. The Dupont Circle area is great for restaurants, which was a large factor in our decision making process to stay at the Fairfax, and we were not disappointed.

Finally, a few other reviewers commented about the price and value for money proposition at this hotel. If historic-type properties are not of interest and you'd prefer a more modern aesthetic, then the Fairfax is not the hotel for you. D.C. is interesting and all hotels can be priced at such a premium: when we stayed at the Fairfax, it was priced competitively with hotels like a Hampton Inn property, a Hilton Garden Inn property, a Sofitel property, and a Residence Inn property. Looking at that, Fairfax is offering tremendous value for money and a hotel with soul, class, and historic charm and character.

I would definitely strongly consider the Fairfax again: while there are other D.C. hotels I'd be interested in trying (Capella, Mandarin Oriental come to mind), Fairfax is delivering unmatched value for a luxury stay, and that is a very compelling reason to return.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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, August 26, 2014
All of us here at The Fairfax at Embassy Row would like to thank you for your gracious comments regarding your recent stay with us. We’re so glad that you noticed the elegant charm of our hotel and our efforts to preserve the history of a by-gone era. It’s wonderful that our central location made your exploration of the Dupont Circle area absolutely seamless. The pleasure would be all ours to have you return and we hope it’s soon. Thank you for your review.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

Would I go there again? Maybe.

If you have shopping genes you will feel at home.
My jeans did not fit in too well to the luxury looking internal decoration.
The staff was friendly, but not in a way to make you feel at home.

All was clean and the breakfast was nice.

Location was great. Subway very close by and lots of restaurants.

Everything cost extra here. WiFi, Breakfast, Parking etc.

We had ordered a room for 3 teenage kids and 2 adults. The room we got was too small for the kids and the room had a view towards a wall... yak.
After complaining about the small bed we were offered a very nice large room with street view to two sides and a bed that was sufficient - but first after two nights in the small room.
Tip: Email or phone the hotel before order to avoid too small beds.

Room Tip: Choose street view.
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  • Stayed August 2014, 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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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, August 26, 2014
We do appreciate that you’ve taken the time to post your review, but regret that your stay at The Fairfax at Embassy Row did not exceed all your expectations. We do encourage our guests to reach out to us whenever they require our help so that we may immediately work to create the most enjoyable experience for them. It would be our hope to be able to welcome you back in the future for the exceptional stay that you deserve. Thank you for sharing your experience with us.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

The hotel location is excellent and also close to the subway station. All hotel staff I met were very courteous and friendly. I stayed in this hotel for less than 24 hours for a business trip. I had an early check-in at 11am. The check-in staff can't locate any room at that time, however, since I'm an SPG member eligible for an upgrade, she searched for a while and found a suite room that I could check-in right away especially I'm checking out at 6am the next day. Having this room made all the difference during my short stay where I required to change my attire several times. In the evening, my business event was in the beautiful grand ballroom with large sparking chandeliers. The dinner entre, drinks and desserts were delicious!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 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, August 26, 2014
We’re very happy to learn that our dedicated staff was able to work with you and provide you with accommodations during your stay. It sounds like your stay, even though it was brief, was absolutely enjoyable. We hope to welcome you back in the future and we thank you for your kind review of The Fairfax at Embassy Row.
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Fairfax is a hidden jewel with so much elegance. Rooms, staff, and location were all excellent. Beds and rooms were comfortable. Staff was pleasant and very accomodating. We also attended an event here, which we cannot say enough about. Food and service at the event was top shelf. The ballroom was so elegant and stately. The location of this hotel is close to the Dupont Metro (3 blocks), with a variety of restaurants and stores within easy walking distance. Overall, this is a hotel that I would return to and recommend hands down.

  • Stayed August 2014, 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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Thank JMRK2014
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, August 26, 2014
The staff at The Fairfax at Embassy Row makes it their priority to ensure each and every one of our guests leave with wonderful memories of their stay, and it’s so nice to read that we met that goal during your stay with us. Thank you for mentioning our convenient location and we hope to welcome you back very soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

I don't typically write reviews, but our stay at the Fairfax warrants some praise. Having flown from Los Angeles and Washington DC, the first thing on your mind is getting to the hotel to shower and decompress. We arrived at the Fairfax to find they were completely full, however, without any hesitation or a word from us, they began making arrangements at a nearby hotel. While completely underwhelmed by the alternative hotel, I was still reeling from the great customer service. The next day we checked into the Fairfax for the weekend and the stay was amazing. Outside of the beautiful hotel, the area is so convenient and accessible. Being a creature of habit, from henceforward, I will always stay at the Fairfax for both business and pleasure.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Gerald T
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, August 26, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We’re so pleased that we were able to work with you and provide you with alternative accommodations until the following day, where we were delighted to have you come and stay with us. It’s wonderful to hear that our central location and luxurious property added such value to your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to The Fairfax at Embassy Row very soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

We stayed at the fairfax for 5 nights and each of them were perfect. Attentive and helpful front desk staff. Super clean and our room was bright and large. We had our bikes with us, and the location worked out perfectly for cycling to all the monuments, the Zoo and to the museums. The bike path was about a 5 minute ride from the hotel.
My only criticism of the hotel was that the front door staff (bellmen), were sometimes busy on their electronic devises,(cell phones) and it takes away from the ambiance and service expected at such a lovely hotel.

Room Tip: Overlooking the Gandhi statue across the street is a nice view., 7 and 8th floors.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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 LisaandMike88
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, August 26, 2014
We love hearing when our guests are delighted with their stays and we thank you for sharing your appreciation of their efforts. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any instances that may have detracted away from the experience you had hoped for. We will be sure to share your comments with our staff in order to show the impact their actions have on guests. Thank you for mentioning our convenient location and please come and stay with us at The Fairfax at Embassy Row very soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stayed at the Fairfax while in Washington, D.C. to take my daughter to college; our family stayed there for two nights. When I walked into the lobby, I was delighted with the elegance and stateliness of this property. I could practically see images of ladies in ballgowns and gentlemen in topcoats and bowlers. Our room was lovely, as well, with everything from umbrellas and bathrobes to a device for cooling wine and a complimentary copy of the Washington Post. Also, the concierge provided us with recommendations -- and directions -- for dinner, which was a first for me. (Incidentally, we took him up on his suggestion, and it was an excellent one!) I highly recommend this beautiful and luxurious hotel, and look forward to staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2014, 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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Thank Gypsy1962
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FairfaxatEmbassyRow, General Manager at The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C., responded to this review, August 26, 2014
We love hearing when our guests appreciate the historic ambiance of The Fairfax at Embassy Row and knowing that we created a memorable trip to Washington, DC for you and your family makes us happy. Thank you for your kind acknowledgement of our staff and property and we wish continued success to your daughter in her future endeavors with school. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back and we hope it’s soon.
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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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