The Fairmont Washington DC

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

2401 M St. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States

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The Fairmont Washington DC
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Costs 29% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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    The Fairmont is a 4-star hotel that seems to be midway between Georgetown and Washington D.C. I never managed to figure out where one ends and the other begins. After staying there for 2 nights at the end of June, my first piece of advice is to postpone any visits to Washington until after the summer. The heat and humidity were beyond horrible. Of course, if you hang around in the hotel all day, that won’t be a problem. The air-conditioning is on full blast in the lobby and chances are, you’ll even need a long-sleeve to keep from turning into an icicle. But if you’re in Washington D.C., I doubt you’ll spend much time inside any hotel, even one with a lobby and garden café as pretty as the Fairmont’s.

    The Fairmont is on a fairly quiet street facing another hotel, so I can’t say there were any views. On the other hand, it was walking distance (well, maybe more like a little hike) to the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the World War II memorial, the White House and the National Mall, where all the free museums are. We didn’t have time, but a walking tour of Georgetown itself is also considered worthwhile. The closest Metro station is either Foggy Bottom or Dupont Circle, both of them several blocks away.

    Unique Quality: Our room was pure luxury - like the kind you see in hotel advertisements but never get. It was huge, with a king-size bed, high quality linens and pillows, fine wood furnishings, a small mini-bar/fridge and a luxurious bathroom. Stored in the closet were an umbrella, an ironing board and an iron, and hanging in the bathroom were two terry robes. There was a coffeemaker on a little side table, with complimentary tea and coffee (although it took my husband a couple of tries and quite a bit of mess to make himself a cup), and for those in a romantic mood, an ice bucket and champagne glasses. Personally, I thought the soaps and shampoos smelled more like pesticide than perfume, but that is a minor quibble…

    If I had any real complaint, it was the fact that the price of the room did not include breakfast. The summer rate was $159 a night, which was really quite reasonable, compared to other hotels in the area. In the closet, by the way, I noticed a list of rates claiming our room cost $625 a night!

    Valet parking will set you back $28 a day, and from what I heard, the prices for breakfast in the outdoor café are outrageous. Being the frugal sort, we stocked up at a supermarket before checking in.

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Fairmont Washington....great hotel

by TripAdvisor Member SGF

Our family stayed at the Fairmont Washington for five days and we all
thought it was a great hotel. The rooms were clean and we ended up with a corner room which had a little balcony and was bigger. The beds were very comfortable and we never heard any noise from the hall. I guess being the end room away from the main traffic was a plus. The hotel is in a good location only about a 10 min. walk to Foggy Bottom Metro which we took often both during the day and at night and we always felt safe walking back to the hotel. Definitely a good place to stay if you can get a reasonable price.

Simply said: Magnificent, Enchanting & Delightful !

by TripAdvisor Member Bfulk

My family (my husband and I,our 3 children ages: 16,11,9) were in residence at the Fairmont Hotel June 10-12. We occupied the luxurious Lafayette Suite which is located on the Gold Level where guests have a private check in.

The private check-in was a delight. The concierge and his staff were incredible professionals. He checked us in efficiently and offered us a tour of the public living and dining area. The living space had many types of seating, a large fireplace, television, library (from which you can borrow dvd's, books etc.) There were board games as well. Also, they had a very large book containing menus from the many restaurants that the concierge recommends. (We found this book very helpful in finding a fine dinner each evening)

The dining area was incredible offering hors D'oeuvres consisting of jumbo shrimp, salmon, cheeses, crudite and alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic beverages.
Later in the evening they offer a chocolate fondue and the most amazing items for dipping: chocolate cake squares, pound cake, strawberries, apricots, lady fingers, brownie bites and fruit kabobs.
Breakfast was equally amazing: salmon, lobster/egg dish, a potato dish, breakfast meats, pastry, a variety of cereals, fruit and juices of many kinds and the list goes on.

The suite is 1800 sq. feet of magnificence! It boasts two bedrooms (one with a king and the other with 2 queens~on separate sides of the suite which puts a nice distance between parents and children at bed-time), a large living area, dining area, butler's pantry, 2 1/2 baths, 4 separate entrances and a foyer.

Each bedroom contained the following amenities: a valet, desk, television, dvd player, video game, balacony, thoroughly stocked mini bar with upscale treats and libations, luxurious towels & a robe, fresh flowers in the bathroom, extravagant linens adorned the beds, a radio that offered sounds of nature , wonderful lighting above the beds which operated by a remote on the bedside table.

The living area contained a lovely sofa and chairs, large amoire with a large television, video game and dvd player. The dining area had a large dining table with 8 chairs. There was a desk in this living space as well.

Each room had a desk filled with everything one might need to conduct business of any sort. Each desk had a business card holder containing business cards personalized with my name, the hotel information and the direct phone number to the suite. There were cards addressing me personally and signed by each staff member of the Gold Level on the desk as well. Indeed, we felt most welcome. The bedroom desks had a small treat upon them. White chocolate sculptures with a photo of the Washington Monument on them. Surrounded by dried cherries and the plates were embellished with edible gold.

The Butler's pantry was large and contained everything necessary for a meal or snack: wet bar, microwave, refrigerator, dinnerware, silverware, cloth table linens.

Upon arriving back to our suite in the evenings we were welcomed by enchanting sounds of nature playing and delectable treats on the dining table. Scrumptious cookies and milk, a chocolate leaf strewn with chocolate strawberries and truffles. The turn down service included subtle lighting illuminating the beds(each night they leave a large postcard for your use and upon dropping it by the desk they will affix postage and mail it for you), sounds of natures playing and slippers placed by the beds for each of us. There was also complimentary over-night shoe shine service.

On this level they also offer the use of a digital camera. Although, we had several cameras with us, my husband opted to use the new camera they offered to see what kind of photos it produced. Upon returning from a day trip the concierge offered to have our photos printed for us and then brought them to our room. The photos were terrific. I believe the camera was a new HP product.

We didn't dine in the hotel restaurant so I cannot comment on it. However, they are said to have the best Champagne brunch in the city.

The bellmen were friendly and professional and greeted us by name as we came and went each day.

This fabulous hotel is simply an incredible property. And operates in a most elegant way.

The Fairmont Washington, D.C. will be definitely be our home away from home when in the area.

The Fairmont has a host of hotels in Canada and we are currently planning to stay with them again on a vacation in August.

Impressive Service and Quality

by TripAdvisor Member AdamHMiller

Went for a anniversary celebration and the frontdesk went way out of his way to ensure my expectations were met. The room was well appointed and the view grandiose. It was an enjoyable stay and my disapointment was returning to work the following Monday.

This is a great hotel!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed at The Fairmont for 5 nights just recently and everything at the hotel was wonderful. The entire staff, from the front desk to the concierge to the restaurant hosts and bar staff and even housekeeping were very pleasant and professional and they helped make our stay in DC a very enjoyable one. We were told that the hotel caters to the business class, but we felt quite comfortable even as just tourists to the city. Check-in and check-out were both very easy and our room was more than we expected. Even though we received a great deal on the room we reserved because of their Memorial Day special, this hotel is well worth the normal rate. I definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the DC area and we plan to stay here again on future trips.

great location, great hotel

by TripAdvisor Member konaman13

Stayed the week of memorial day, (may 28- june 4th.) Wonderful location walking distance to g-town and of course the white house. 20 minutes both ways longer if going to the capitol. Fun and helpful staff. Busy with weddings during the weekends, had a great time being in D.C. as a tourists, very safe to walk at all hours and very clean city. The room we had was huge, actually two rooms one bedroom and one sitting lounging room, both with views to the flowered and very quiet couryard. Would definitely stay here again.... A+

Loved this hotel!!!

by TripAdvisor Member johngie

We stayed at the fairmont for a weekend and were upgraded for a complimentary review of the Gold floor which has a lounge with a high quality breakfast buffet and a private check-in - the staff were wonderful, they made a fuss of us and our 7 month old. The room was huge split between a sleeping area and a living area - every amenity you could think of - the cleaning staff even had a sense of humor as we arrived back one evening to find our son's toy duck sitting upright on top of the pillows waiting for us - it gave us a good laugh.

Everything about this hotel exudes class with friendliness (no attitudes anywhere) - convenient to monuments (about a 20 minute walk) but even more convenient to Georgetown and all the places to eat/shop or just wander.

My wife had a massage in the spa which was excellent and very good value too - gym is decent (could do with upgrading a few of the machines) - pool is decent needs more lanes though and a little more heat - but really I am nit-picking as the hotel is so great overall. We will make this our hotel of choice in DC and have nothing but good things to say about it.

Days of attractions, nights in Georgetown

by A TripAdvisor Member

Great hotel in a good location. Walk to Georgetown, for extensive dinner and shopping, safe at anytime. Enjoy the great spa and gym on-site. Very extensive walk to government and museum attractions. Underground system is a good fifteen minute walk.

Staff is wonderful, rooms are clean and comfortable.

A great place to stay.

by TripAdvisor Member calif0rnia

The hotel is very well maintained and clean. The location is excellent. It is a short 15 minute walk to Georgetown. It appeared to be a safe location in which to walk at almost any hour of the day.

Great Hotel and Location

by TripAdvisor Member sswinery

Stayed at the Fairmont for three nights in August. Also stayed here in August of 2004 for five nights. Hotel is very clean and service is excellent. There was a convention going on while we were there, but the hotel was still quiet. The metro is a five minute walk which takes you pretty much everywhere. Georgetown is a 10-15 minute walk with numerous restaurants. Gym is great and there is an indoor pool. Would highly recommend the Fairmont. Only complaint is the $27/nite parking fee, but then again, it is DC!


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Address: 2401 M St. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20037, United States