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Didn’t like price of parking and condition of the pool table.

The property is beautiful. The room is nicely done and I would recommend this hotel to a friend

Luxury hotel I love it Great service, amazing customer service,

The hotel was in a great location and offered a reasonable breakfast and dinner menu. I didn't like that the hotel charged a guest amenities fee on top of their hotel billing that is paid at the hotel. This is clearly a bait and switch technique.

We had plenty of space to meet and talk with our friends. We enjoyed the dinner that we had at the hotel.

I remember the old hotel Fairfax from years ago when I lived in DC. It was a great old school hotel with historic charm and wood paneled coziness. Unfortunately, it has recently undergone a massive update to the common areas. Anytime a classic hotel is gutted of its original architectural history and redone in a “modern” style to appeal to Millennial hipsters, the results are predictably horrible and this one is no exception. The new common areas are clean and clinical with the same level of charm and historical sense that you’d find in an airport Starbucks. However, my desire for the old and traditional is a matter of personal taste so it only factors in minimally in my review. My main issue is that while they have obviously spent a lot of money on an unsympathetic overhaul of the common spaces, the rooms themselves could use some spiffing up. The bedroom was fine overall except for the carpet, which was visibly soiled and tatty; definitely in need of replacement. The bathroom was also in need of a good clean. The white doors and light switch plates were dirty and the grout in the shower was moldy. The exhaust fan did not appear to work and made a loud electrical buzzing noise (reported and never repaired.) Also, the walls between rooms apparently have no sound insulation. You can clearly hear normal tone conversations from adjacent rooms and the amorous adventures of the couple next door were my daily alarm clock. I will be staying elsewhere next time in DC.

It was very clean and centrally located. I did not like how the door to the room let in light from the hall during the night. I had to put a towel in the bottom rack and open the closet door to block the light coming in on the sides.

A charming older hotel in excellent condition. The staff is professional and top notch. The breakfasts superb and dinners impecable. Located on Embassy Row walking the neighborhood is a real treat and proximity to Dupont Circle ensures achoice of

Loved Washington DC! The hotel was excellent for the location cleanliness accommodation. Did read before my stay all the ratings and positive comments but for some reason the first two nights the staff turned off their courtesy and basic manners like thank you Good morning welcome have a great day etc But overall the it was great! Would love to go back in the near future.

great, accessible to all activities we needed in DC, surrounded by great restaurants, very friendly staff

I didn't like getting hit with a mandatory amenities bill during checkout. Nobody told me that would be charged nor did I know I could take advantage of the amenities. I may have since I was going to be charged for them regardless. I thought that was very shady and ruined what would have been a good stay

Location was good. TV services was a joke!! Smell of mold caused me to be ill. Last straw was my passport walked away!! I won't return

The staff was excellent and efficient. The property is in a great location and well maintained. The rooms are comfortable, but somewhat worn. Other than that, it was a great place and I would have no hesitation in staying there or recommending it to others.

Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dupont Circle and George Washington University Hospital
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Health club

Located in Dupont Circle, The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. is next to popular attractions like Anderson House Museum and Phillips Collection. This 259-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, a health club, and a 24-hour business center.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

All 259 air-conditioned rooms feature iPod docks, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. features a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and a 24-hour business center. Valet parking is available for USD 52.00 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Grand)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Mass Ave Grand)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds (Grand)

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

Everyone (173) Couples (34) Business (18) Family (40) Other (7) Friends (2)
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Partner Couples Family

Didn’t like price of parking and condition of the pool table.

By on Feb 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 19, 2020

We're sorry to hear your stay wasn't as relaxing as it could have been. Please know we price our parking competitively with the surrounding hotels and parking garages, but we apologize if our rates caused you distress. Additionally, we've heard your concerns regarding our pool table and we will be evaluating how best to address this in a future renovation. Still, we're happy to hear the rest of your stay was an enjoyable one. We hope to see you again soon, for an even better experience.

5
Business Business

The property is beautiful. The room is nicely done and I would recommend this hotel to a friend

By on Feb 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 18, 2020

It's an honor to receive your praise! We hope to see you again soon, for another five star stay here at the Fairfax at Embassy Row!

5
Family

Luxury hotel I love it Great service, amazing customer service,

By on Jan 29, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 30, 2020

Your praise means the world to us! We hope to see you again soon, for another luxurious experience here at the Fairfax at Embassy Row!

3
Everyone

By on Jan 21, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 21, 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to rate your stay, however, we would love the opportunity to better your experience in the future and attempt to receive a perfect score!

5
Everyone

By on Jan 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 13, 2020

We are delighted you had a five-star time staying with us. It would be a treat to welcome you back. Thank you!

5
Everyone

By on Dec 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 13, 2019

We greatly appreciate your rating and we can't wait to welcome you back to make many more five-star memories with us!

4
Family Family

The hotel was in a great location and offered a reasonable breakfast and dinner menu. I didn't like that the hotel charged a guest amenities fee on top of their hotel billing that is paid at the hotel. This is clearly a bait and switch technique.

By on Dec 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 13, 2019

We're very happy our location in the vibrant and lovely Dupont Circle neighborhood added positively to your visit to DC. It concerns us that you weren't aware of our guest amenity fee prior to arrival as we make every effort to be transparent about all our fees. We'll look into this to see if we can do an even better job of informing future guests about all hotel details. We hope you'll stay again at The Fairfax at Embassy Row so we may fully impress you.

4
Family Family

We had plenty of space to meet and talk with our friends. We enjoyed the dinner that we had at the hotel.

By on Dec 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 10, 2019

We're thrilled to hear that you had a nice time with your friends and enjoyed your dining experience at our restaurant, The SALLY. We hope you'll again visit The Fairfax at Embassy Row.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 25, 2019

We greatly appreciate your rating and we can't wait to welcome you back to make many more five-star memories with us!

4
Everyone

By on Nov 19, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 19, 2019

Thank you for rating us so highly. We enjoyed having you here and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in the area.

The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.

2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
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