Downtown - Dupont Circle, District of Columbia

Fairfax at Embassy Row

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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

90% (21 Member Ratings)

"It was at a convenient location for my trip. "
Sep 13, 2016
Bernardsville, NJ, United States


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: 
  • "Country-club-chic" -- 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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21 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: It was at a convenient location for my trip.
martin Sep 13, 2016 Bernardsville, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most: Great hotel in a great location! Friendly staff, as promised, they allowed us to check-in early and check-out late. Metro stop very close and so much within walking distance.
John Sep 05, 2016 Lancaster, PA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were awesome!
Other Comments: Sign up for the iprefer card for free and get free internet
Christine Aug 15, 2016 East Hampton, CT, United States
Enjoyed Most: Location and ambiance
Susan Jul 07, 2016 Fairfax, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The room was very comfortable and spacious. Beds were very comfy.
Carolyn Jun 18, 2016 Galloway, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most: The classic hotel elegance and the location
Other Comments: I had read on the internet that the Deluxe King room had a sleeper sofa and it did not so I had to get the Standard 2 doubles because I had my grown son with me.
Linda Jan 01, 2016 Earlysville, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Comfy bed! Friendly concierge!
Kristen Dec 16, 2015 Carrollton, TX, United States
Other Comments: There was no record of my booking. Luckily I had my confirmation email.
Alton Dec 14, 2015 Owings Mills, MD, United States
Enjoyed Most: The hotel is beautiful and in a great location. The price was great as well.
Larry Dec 07, 2015 Buzzards Bay, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most: Friendly Staff, clean room and great shower water pressure.
Brian Nov 24, 2015 Baltimore, MD, United States

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