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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Fairfax At Embassy Row Hotel Washington Dc
- Westin Washington Dc
- Washington Dc Westin
- Westin Embassy Row