Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC / Downtown

500 H St. NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20001, United States | 2 star hotel
Prices starting from $157.00

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Here we come Capital City!

A travel blog entry by jeanine.rossouw on Jan 25, 2014

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I woke up 30 minutes before the alarm clock at 5.30am. Thought I might as well get up and get ready. The shower never warmed up and I had another cold shower. Great way to start the day. I got ready and packed as Joel started stirring. After a quick breakfast of coffee and buns we brought the day before, we checked out and headed towards the Metro …

The capitol city

A travel blog entry by minggaang on Dec 27, 2013

It started rather horribly. Coming from boston on greyhound via new york freeways and afternoon manhattan traffic baked (or rather, frozen) in the snow storm was a perfect recipe for missing the connecting bus to DC. Late by over an hour, the only option was waiting on standby seats for the next bus. Or buses, as it turned out...

Long …

Museums & Monuments

A travel blog entry by gavin_davies

... through the city a couple of years ago. I didn't know this but you can actually go up inside for panaramic views of the city. A cut a right up to the White House. You can't get very close to it, and the sides are obscured by trees so the view isn't the best. Compared to the musuems it also looks a bit on the small side, though it's not too bad for someones house! And still looks more impressive than Number 10. I should probably find out what foreigners think when they roll in to ...

Washington DC: An Unexpected Surprise

A travel blog entry by 2lovebirds


... the case at DCA. Down the boarding ramp we go, onto an awaiting bus. A very short bus ride later, we disembark, and enter our arrival concourse. This leg of the trip gave us a little more time before we boarded for the final leg of our flight, and our departure gate was two gates down from where we were. As we entered the gate waiting area, I saw a display of flags lining the entrance to the gate next to ...


A travel blog entry by lengsabroad

Union station after a run in with a "friendly" bus driver as I did not have correct change.  $1 per passenger on the Circulator.  We had 3 x $1 and $20 notes.  Not good enough.  Get off the bus guys.  Ended up being a bonus as we walked down to Union Station.  Did not see Alex Cross or Gary Soneji. Got some change and then boarded the Yellow Circulator to Georgetown. Took the Circulator to 30th Street ad got off on the Georgetown water ...

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This 2 star hotel, located in the Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown area of Washington DC, is near SpyDrive, National Building Museum, Chinatown Archway, and Marian Koshland Science Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsFairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC / Downtown Washington DC

    Reviewed by jeanine.rossouw


    Reviewed Jan 25, 2014
    by (19 reviews) Whangarei , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

    Amazing hotel and excellent service. Breakfast was superb. Great location too!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by minggaang

    great hotel, highly recommended

    Reviewed Dec 27, 2013
    by (11 reviews) Sydney , Australia Flag of Australia

    Great location, 5 min to metro station, walking distance to national mall n the white house. Breakfast with fresh fruit slices included (rarity at this price)

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC / Downtown Washington DC

    Great hotel for the budget minded


    My husband and I visited Washington to see the sights and the cherry blossoms. We were very pleased with our hotel choice. It was very clean, and the service was excellent. It is within walking distance of a variety of nice restaurants, Metro bus stops and subway. If you are energetic, you can even walk to many of the attractions. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

    It's inexpensive, and you get what you pay for


    I stayed here for a conference only because I was on a tight budget. Where to start?


    Across the street from Chinatown, with decent dining options everywhere. Walking distance to almost everything.


    1) Surly front desk, generally unhelpful or downright hostile.

    2) The shower is located IN YOUR BEDROOM! That made for a nice mildewy smell all the time because the shower curtain didn't keep all the water off the 1000 year-old carpet.

    3) Toilet made weird sounds all the time.

    4) Windows overlooked crack dealer haven

    Maybe their full price rooms were better, but I felt dirty after staying here.

    Not a bad stay


    Like many before, I was pleased with the Red Roof Inn. I paid $95 for a one night stay when I couldn't find anything under $250 in town. I found the hotel staff friendly and the room adequate. I have certainly stayed in worse while paying 2-3x more. The Red Roof Inn is connected to an upscale gallery apartment unit that rents extremely high. Within two blocks you have several other luxurious high rise apartments/condos. DC is trying to clean up that side of town

    Be prepared to sleep outside the city...


    I didnīt expect much after reading the comments on this hotel. However I was still surprised that the hotel was sold out when I wanted to check in, after making a reservation 4 (four) months in advance! And I was not alone: at least 4 people told me that they also have been transferred for the first night of their stay to an outside hotel in Springfield, Virginia!

    The staff at the reception was not very friendly, but the room was o.k. (except the terribly loud a/c). That I only paid 360 US $ including tax for 5 nights, kept me calm. Next time I would pay more, if I can rely on my reservation!

    Perfect Location


    What a location!!! What a hotel!!! Myself and my Boyfriend visited Washinton DC from the 7-9th of Feb and stayed here at the Red Roof Inn.

    We were not expedting much, but to our surprise the hotel was perfect in every way. The room was spotlessly clean and it was hugh mainly cause there gave us two double beds, when we only needed one. We also had our own bathroom, tea and coffee fasility and tv.. so al was well...

    The Hotel is also perfectly located to all the attarctions just a few minutes wil take you there. Also the Metro(which is fantastic) is just above the Hotel in Chinatown! Perfect!!!!

    Location, location, location!


    For the location of this hotel, it's a great deal. The room is very basic and I did have a few problems (i.e. malfunctioning lights in bathroom and a bug crawling across the floor), but considering that I didn't spend much time in the room during my stay, it was not too bad. If you like to work out, they have an exercise room on the 10th floor. I actually had a room on this floor, which made it quite convenient to work out. Be forewarned though, there's not much equipment and it's not in the best condition. But again, this is the Red Roof Inn, not the Grand Hyatt. There is parking in the garage below the hotel, but it's $15/night. However, the parking is very limited and the spaces are rather tight. If the garage is full, there is an outdoor lot located behind the hotel (I believe they charge the same rate as the garage.)

    Handy location to look around Washington


    Based on the review of the person above from Raleigh, we asked for the rooms he used and they were OK. Because they were on the 9th floor there was no problem with plumbing noises etc. The Metro is quite close (Chinatown) but there are a few beggars to deal with on the way there. I'd stay there again but go for the top floors.

    Not so bad


    I had read the reviews on this hotel, but needed something close to the MCI center for a concert. I was quite apprehensive, and expected the worst. However, for this price, this is a very acceptable hotel. It's a Red Roof Inn, people, not the Hilton! Anyhow, there were four of us, so we rented two rooms. Room 906 was very nice. Room 908 had some stains on the carpet and chair. Both rooms had a very nice view of the steeple of an old stone church (very nice). Overall, the rooms very very clean and adequate. The staff was friendly and helpful. We did not try the restaurant or bar. The hotel is two blocks to the MCI Center, and is in Chinatown, so the location is fairly good, depending on why you are there. The parking deck is minescule, so you may have to park outside, which worked ok for us. Anyhow, it wasn't the Ritz, but for what it was, it was just fine. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

    I'm warning you


    Wow, where do I start. OK, here we go. You come to this hotel near nightime. You walk up the stairs thinking it's not so bad. You make it into the room.

    This is where everything happened. You look at your room in complete disguist. You see plaster and wallpaper just peeling off the wall. You come to the window and there you look and a B-E-A-U-I-T-I-F-U-L view of the parking lot down below. There you see five drug dealers selling drugs. You then here a toilet flush randomnelly. So you go to the bathroom and find bugs on the floor. You turn on the shower and you can't get any hot water! You sleep nicely and comfortabely with the toilet flushing in the bathroom.

    You wake up next morning realizing you should have gone elsewhere.

    I suggest you look someplace else...


    I stayed in this Inn - which is located close

    TripAdvisor Reviews Fairfield Inn & Suites Washington, DC / Downtown Washington DC

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent