Lovely hotel. Great location. Excellent service. Very comfortable bed. Huge beautiful bathroom. Love having windows that open for fresh air.Comment of S. Emily , United States the 2016-04-19
I was really impressed. It was my first visit and I found it ideal in almost every way. I would definitely recommend it and would like to stay there again.Comment of H. Nigel , United States the 2016-01-30
"Pretty, comfy, friendly and ideally located; and full of history!"
This hotel is in my view one of the prettiest and friendliest hotels in Washington DC. The location is just great : barely two minutes walk from Dupont Circle, situated bang in the middle of Embassy Row, with plenty of dining and shopping options well within walking distance, And the hotel is uncommonly rich in history, including that it was regularly patronized by the iconic Kennedy family. Another big plus is that the staff is very friendly and cooperative. I found Sonnelle, one of the front desk managers, to be one of the most charming, accommodating and helpful front desk staff I've come across. Another member of the front desk team, Semere, is just great too. Overall, my experience of this hotel has always been very pleasant, and very comfortable. Highly recommended if you're visiting DC.
"A Forgotten Gem, Shiny and Like-New"
I've been driving and walking past the Fairfax for more than 25 years, always vaguely aware of its historic ups and downs. Finally I have a chance to stay here, and I can't say enough about what a surprisingly charming and well-appointed hotel it is. I took the DC Metro here--barely a 5-minute walk from the Dupont Circle station, passing some lovely Massachusetts Avenue/Embassy Row buildings along the way. Check-in was a breeze and I found myself in a cozy one-bedroom suite that would not feel out of place over in the crazy-expensive Hay-Adams or Jefferson Hotels. The bathroom has a roomy corner shower (with a very cool shower control that displays what temperature the water is), and a gigantic, fluffy towel hangs over the shower door. The bedroom has a nice comfy queen-size bed with a big flat-screen TV; the living area has a queen sofa bed, another TV and a handsome wood desk. I have not yet tried the restaurant (Fairfax Grille and Lounge), but got a glimpse of its wood-paneled old-school vibe (the space at one time housed DC's legendary Jockey Club). Not cool that you have to pay for Internet, but the lobby service is free. I'm coming back and highly recommend it.
"Old Charm, Great Location"
My boyfriend and I stayed here over American Thanksgiving 2016. I signed up for iPrefer rewards so we got free wifi for the duration of our stay, it would have cost us $12 USD/day otherwise (which seems like a lot to me)... iPrefer also allowed for a late check-out, which was 12pm. They do check your bags for you if you need to store your bags if you have a later flight. We made one local call to a restaurant and the duration of the call was maybe 2 minutes. They charged us $2 for this call! I think my Canadian cell phone provider would have been cheaper LOL. Obviously $2 isn't a lot but I found that a bit weird to charge for a local call. The bathroom was large, which was nice. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything in the room next to you. Unfortunately for us, there was a young family next to ours with crying babies. The decor is dated and not in a good way. I understand that this is a historic hotel but I believe the room decor can use some upgrades. There is no room service but only "to-go" service which only starts at 5pm. The location is good, right by the Dupont Circle metro station which we used quite often. There are bars, restaurants, starbucks, and pharmacies nearby. We also walked to the National Mall, but it does take awhile. We didn't mind since it was our first time to DC so we wanted to explore a little. Overall, I would recommend this hotel based on location alone. We stayed in room 505, which was called a King room with a view. The view is looking out to Embassy Row out to another hotel. Nothing exceptional, but we weren't there for that anyway. We didn't try the hotel bar or restaurant, so I can't comment on that. Staff were pretty friendly overall.
"Very nice historic hotel"
The hotel is conveniently located close to DuPont circle, lots of good restaurants around, the rooms are large and very well appointed, service is good, walking distance to a lot of places and taxi fares to monuments and museums are cheap, also they accept credit cards.
We stayed at this hotel for a 4 day Thanksgiving vacation primarily due to attractive rates. This is a nice hotel with friendly staff. Rooms are small but comfortable. Being an Expedia VIP customer we had free breakfast and free WIFI. However, upon checking in we were not given the vouchers and the access code which lowers my trust in the front desk staff. Only after calling Expedia to confirm and calling the front desk again I was told we had both as free. Breakfast was great and most waiters except a Tall Filipino guy courteous. Both my wife and I felt he was rude to us and should not be in that position. Overall we were satisfied with the value, location and service we received. Should management correct the above short comings we may stay there again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM