4.2 out of 5

"Beautiful hotel within walking distance to metro or bus and curbside taxi service - the hotel had beautiful décor that was truly amazing prints. Colo ... " More

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Hotel Description

4-star luxury hotel near Anderson House Museum

City center retreat

With a stay at this Dupont Circle hotel, you'll be steps from Anderson House Museum and Phillips Collection. Dupont Circle and George Washington University are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a health club, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A coffee shop, express check-in, and express check-out are also on offer.

Comfy beds, WiFi

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, the 259 guestrooms also offer iPod docks and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and down comforters.

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$129 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Mass Ave)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Interior)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

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

Everyone (53) Couples (3) Family (1)
3 out of 5
the hotel charged $24 a day for WI-FI, 2 bottles of water, and the 2 cup of coffee service. No room service. Nice place, good location but don't nickel and dime your guests. Uber was unbelievable in this area. Never had to wait more than 5 minutes.

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 19, 2019 by HotelMgmt

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. We’re glad our location was perfect for your Washington, DC travels. We remain fully transparent with our offerings and fees but we regret you were unaware and disappointed. It is our hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back.

5 out of 5
Nice hotel within walking distance to Metro. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 18, 2018

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4 out of 5
Hotel was great, redoing the dining room so food was high priced and not much to choose from. Im sure it will be better once everything is done.

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018

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3 out of 5
Bed was well traveled but still comfortable. Shower water pressure was excellent!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2018

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5 out of 5

Girlfriends Getaway

Pros: The Staff was awesome especially "The Queen", we nicknamed her the Queen she went beyond her expertise in helping us & that is truly amazing. Love her
Cons: Food
Location: Located right next door to the Anderson House, within walking distance of Woodrow Wilson Museum and shopping stores, loved Bagel Etc. for eats & other
Beautiful hotel within walking distance to metro or bus and curbside taxi service - the hotel had beautiful décor that was truly amazing prints. Color scheme was bright and welcoming. Truly didn't want to leave.

Posted by , from California on Sep 4, 2018

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1 out of 5
We were not told about the hotel being under construction. It began at 7:00 AM and lasted the entire day every day. It was loud and annoying. The room was very small. The door men were very helpful and pleasant. The $11 “breakfast” was just a spread of cheese and crackers as well as a table of varying carbohydrates such as bagel, coffee cake, croissant. Nothing warm. The “bar” was made up of several small bars pushed together in the large theatre room with very little options. It was completely out of place and not welcoming. I’m going to assume when the hotel is not under construction and it’s under normal operation it may be very nice but the way we experienced it, it was not at all pleasant. Everything was out of place... and loud when in the hotel room due to banging and yelling of construction crew.

Posted by , from MA on Aug 11, 2018

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4 out of 5
We stayed for a week, and while it is a nice and charming old hotel, it is under renovation. We heard construction work two mornings for a very brief period of time, and do to remodeling, certain things where unavailable. However, overall, it was still a nice hotel. They where very accommodating, and let us check in hours before the 3pm check in due to our early flight in at 12pm. If you enjoy that nice, classic, traditional feel then it is still a great option.

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018

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4 out of 5
We were checked-in by the friendliest staff member, named Q. She made us feel so welcomed and got us into our king-bed room 2 hours before check-in time and gave us a voucher for a free drink from the makeshift bar in the ballroom. She also gave us detailed instructions and a mini map of how to use the DC Metro train. Housekeeping was the highlight of our stay. Every day our room was spotless and stocked with fresh towels, complimentary toiletries and bottles of water. Due to the vast construction under way, the main entrance to the hotel is gone and there is not a gift shop. Nothing to do at the hotel...at all. The roof did leak on our floor (8th floor) so they placed a bucket in the middle of the hallway. In all fairness, there was about 4" of rainfall that day. Bed was comfortable and had 4 pillows. TV was an appropriate size for the room. Mini fridge was nice. No microwave though. Elevators were fast and always open doored on the lobby floor, which was nice. Great location. About a block from the Dupont Circle Metro station and easy to get taxis and Ubers. Situated between The Anderson House (which had a 1-hour free guided tour) amd the Indonesian Embassy. The Ghandi Memorial is across the street. One block behind hotel is a street with a French pastry shop that serves great breakfasts as well. Also, a Subway amd many privately owned small restaurants serving everything from Chinese, bagels, pizza, burgers, and a nicer Italian restaurant.

Posted by , from Gurnee, IL on Jul 26, 2018

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5 out of 5
We had a great time staying at the Fairfax. The only glitch was that the hotel is undergoing some interior renovation and so there was some noise during the day, however we had a very comfortable room and the bed was plush. Q was the greatest service provider that we have ever met, she helped us plan excursions to the Smithsonian gave us many recommendations for food, subway travel, helped us with cabs and other transportation, everything was wonderful with her guidance, we got so much more out of our stay having her input it really helped us. Thank you Q we love you!

Posted by , from Hawaii on Jul 18, 2018

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

Location 2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. A health club, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the luxury The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Washington hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 259 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1927
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) (10.9 km / 6.8 mi)
  • Train station: Washington Union Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. offers 259 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Washington hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Down blanket
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy local cuisine breakfast daily from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

The Sally - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

The Market - This cafe specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and light fare. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

The hotel's 24-hour fitness center offers a variety of cardio and strength-training equipment. The nearest golf course is the 18-hole Hains Point, less than three miles away on the banks of the Potomac River. Hains Point includes a two-tier driving range, as well as a miniature golf course listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 23.99 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls
  • Faxes
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5 and USD 25 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.95 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 49.00 per night (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Fairfax Embassy
  • Fairfax Embassy Row
  • Fairfax Embassy Row Washington D.C. Hotel
  • Fairfax Embassy Row Washington D.C.
  • Fairfax Embassy Row D.C. Hotel
  • Fairfax D.C. Hotel
  • Fairfax D.C.
  • The Fairfax at Embassy Row Washington D.C.
  • The Fairfax at Embassy Row Starwood Luxury Collection

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.