by Lissa Poirot
This Dupont Circle property features 259 classically-styled rooms that fits the sophistication of the nation’s capital. Rooms feel historic, yet feature iPod docking stations, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, and Wi-Fi (at a fee). Rooms are outfitted with king or two double beds and can sleep four. Larger suites are available, with separate living and sleeping space, as well as the ability to sleep four. The historic hotel, which has occupied this space since the 1920s, features onsite dining at the Capitol Room for breakfast and the Fairfax Grille and Lounge for dinner. A fitness center is located on property, as well as parking, which is valet-only.
Our Editor Loves
- Dupont Circle location
- Historic hotel
- Onsite dining
- Onsite Dining
This faded historic hotel promises much more than it delivers. The room was spacious but dowdy and the bathroom not thoroughly cleaned. There is no room service and no laundry bags. The valet parking at $52 a night is a rip off. Almost as expensive to park a car as to rent a room!! There is virtually no breakfast service of any worth you less you like drinking coffee put of paper cups on vacation. So be prepared to visit a local cafe instead. The bar area smells of stale food. The porters and valet parking people were polite and helpful which is more than can be said of reception staff who seemed disinterested in everything except forcing upgrades down your throat. A bitter disappointment for a well located hotel which should offer a lot more.
The Fairfax is located in an amazing and safe location in Dupont Circle, two blocks away from the Metro Station and near restaurants and coffee shops. Our 4th floor Double bedroom was considerable big, perfect for four of us, with a couch and chairs. The beds were comfortable and AC worked properly. The room had coffee machine and a small fridge. The bathroom has also lots of space. It is an historic building which is very cool. A downside was that our windows, although big, overlooked another building so there was no view, however since we did not spend our days in the room it did not bother us. The door´s room could use an update to avoid letting in at night so much light from the hall to make for better sleep quality. Checking in and out was fast and easy. Overall, we were happy with our choice and would come back if we visit DC in the future.