Downtown - Dupont Circle

Fairfax at Embassy Row

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Non-touristy neighborhood that's still close to dining and nightlife 
  • This 1920s Beaux Arts building underwent a full renovation in 2008
  • Less than two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro station
  • Features luxe touches like plush bathrobes and Italian linens

"An excellent choice for a quiet stay in bustling D.C." -- Gayot
Enjoyed This
(29 Member Ratings)
"Friendliest staff ever. Lounge staff exceptional."
Nov 26, 2017
river vale, NJ, USA

Map & Directions

The Fairfax at Embassy Row is approximately a 15-minute drive or a 30-minute Metro ride from Reagan International Airport, and a 40-minute drive or slightly over an hour on the bus and Metro from Dulles International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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Located among the grand mansions of Embassy Row in a Beaux Arts building that dates back to 1927, the Fairfax has hosted numerous presidents and dignitaries. It was even the childhood home of vice president Al Gore while his father was a Tennessee senator. Today, the hotel offers "elegant, up-to-date rooms and top-tier service" ( that's far enough from the Mall to be calm, but still just minutes away from most major attractions.

The 250-square-foot Superior rooms and 328-square-foot Grand Deluxe rooms "receive a classic English-countryside treatment" (Forbes); both feature king or two double beds with pillowtop mattresses and 300-thread-count Italian linens. Bathrooms have marble floors and counters, plush robes and Gilchrist & Soams bath products; a single-serve coffeemaker will help wake you up in the morning.

While the Fairfax is close to many Dupont Circle-area restaurants, the hotel is also home to The Capitol Room, once known as The Jockey Club. Throughout the 20th century, the Club was visited by the likes of JFK and Jackie, Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando; today it serves up American cuisine and a breakfast buffet daily. At the Fairfax Grille & Lounge, guests can have a cocktail or a beer in the same room Hillary Clinton launched her 2008 presidential campaign. 

With just a block between guests and the Dupont Circle Metro stop, it's easy to hop onto the Red Line and quickly get to the White House, the Mall or the Smithsonian; the Capitol Building is the most distant attraction at just under a half-hour away. It's also a 20-minute walk to the many top-rated Logan Circle restaurants and bars that run up 14th Street NW.

From the press: 
  • "The country club set would feel at home in this 1920s-era hotel" -- Forbes Travel Guide
  • "An ideal location ... the service at the Fairfax is superb" --



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under age 16 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request and in King or Queen Rooms only: $45 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: A Valet Parking Fee (with in/out privileges) of $49.00 (subject to tax), per day applies and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

High-Speed Wi-Fi is available for $12.95 (subject to tax) per day and will be added to your bill at the hotel. This rate is subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(29 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Friendliest staff ever. Lounge staff exceptional.
Other Comments
Breakfast buffet not representative of the Brand. Continually ran out of food and very sparse selection for price
robert Nov 26, 2017 river vale, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely appointments, excellent location
Other Comments
Climate control did not work in room, so it was too hot to sleep.
GEORGE Oct 02, 2017 Reading, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The customer service was excellent.
Other Comments
This is a beautiful hotel. Make sure that valet parking is included for your stay, because it is $50/night otherwise.
Susan Aug 07, 2017 Leola, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great service
Stephen May 31, 2017 CHAPEL HILL, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Convenient location
Kyle Feb 21, 2017 Glen Mills, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent room. Clean and beautiful
Cynthia Feb 21, 2017 weston, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Service was awesome! Very helpful and knowledgeable staff.
Tracy Feb 05, 2017 Phoenixville, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was excellent
Yuliya Feb 03, 2017 Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
delightful roo
Carolyn Jan 06, 2017 Lewes, DE, USA
Enjoyed Most
Super location
Other Comments
The hotel decor was lovely and the room quite comfortablele
Bronwen Dec 30, 2016 Allentown, PA, USA

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