Location: Steps from Dupont Circle’s bar-lined streets
The hotel’s annual Capital Wine Festival, an event in January showcasing international vintages and food pairings
You can order from a 24-hour room service menu should you have a craving for lamb at 3 am
What To Know
WiFi can be accessed in the rooms for $12.95 per day
Most of the city’s museums are off the Smithsonian stop, a 20-minute metro ride away
Limited valet parking is offered on a first-come, first-served basis for $40 per day
Parking on site
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Diplomatic digs near Dupont Circle with a real sense of history, an old-school cocktail lounge and steakhouse
Classic Georgian architecture meets dignified interiors and sophisticated service in this historic hotel on D.C.’s Embassy Row. Built in 1927 as a stopping point for world leaders, the Fairfax features 259 rooms with iPod docks, 42-inch flat-screens, 300-thread-count Fili D’oro sheets and gilded-frame artwork. Join diplomats, politicians and lobbyists for classic American fare in red velvet button-back banquets at 2100 Prime, a former social club for well-heeled regulars like Frank Sinatra, John and Jackie Kennedy and Joe DiMaggio. Most dishes like the Roasted Lancaster Chicken Breast with whipped potatoes and rosemary jus are sourced from local purveyors and farms. Need a nightcap? Head to the nautical-themed Fairfax Lounge, the hotel’s original wood-lined bar with two gas fireplaces, old-school cocktails and a real sense of history (Hillary Clinton announced her 2008 presidential run in the hotel bar).
In the Area
A stay at the centrally located Fairfax will put you steps from the city’s chief landmarks, new and old. Flex your plastic along the boutique-lined Embassy Row for vintage designer goods at Secondi and leather-bound titles at late-night bookstore/cafe Kramerbooks & Afterwords. Got a taste for local? Stroll through Dupont Circle’s FreshFarm Market on Sundays for charcuterie, fresh-baked croissants and seasonal produce. While the Library of Congress, The National Mall and the world’s-largest museum complex at the Smithsonian Institution are among the city’s must-see spots, the Phillips Collection has an impressive American and European impressionist collection and is walking distance from the hotel. Join the afterwork crowd unwinding over briny Virginia oysters and house-made punches at Hank’s Oyster Bar, or party hop in the U-Street Corridor with the hip-hop hangout Marvin and live bands at legendary music venue Black Cat.
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C.
2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, Washington, DC 20008
How to Get There
The closest major airports to The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Starwood Luxury Collection are:Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 6.9 km / 4.3 miWashington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 35 km / 21.8 miThe preferred airport for The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Starwood Luxury Collection is Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.