The Fairfax at Embassy Row
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We finally managed to leave New York and bee-lined for Washington. We checked off New York, New Jersey, Delaware on the way - a pretty good start!
In some regards, outsiders may sometimes have stereotypical views on America as a country and generalise about it's people.. To sum it up: "Worldwide in America". Prior to leaving home, America was a country I've had mixed feelings about spending 3months in. Over the past 6 months we have met a few Americans along the way who have broken these stereotypical views. Like anything, it's often the unknown that paints these views in our head. What we have noticed, maybe another ...
... head. I managed to catch a few of the cavemen exhibits, the faces have changed quite a bit but I'm sure I've seen some lookalikes around.
Wandered over to where there was a diamond that was apparently a billion years old called the Hope Diamond, there were people really drooling over it, I didn't see the big thing over it, probably woman loved it. There was so much more I saw but the pages would be going on and on.
Next up was the the American History museum, ...
... the title though as it was like a heart attack on a plate. Figures of the Scholarship Number of Cities/Towns visited; 20 Number of States visited; 10 Number of hospitals visited; 10 Days spent at conference; 5 Number of journeys via aeroplane; 9 (10 322 mileage miles) Number of train journeys; 2 (117 miles-as the crow flies) Number of bus journeys; 44 Maximum temperature; 32 degrees Minimum temperature; -12 ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Fairfax at Embassy Row Washington DC
Old fashioned elegance reminiscent of the gilded age , the Fairfax makes you feel special. It's a great location in Dupont Circle close to many important sights. The staff was very friendly and the bed was comfortable.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Fairfax at Embassy Row Washington DC
I stayed at the Westin Embassy Row from April 3-6, 2004. The location of the Westin Embassy Row is very convenient to the Dupont Circle Metro Station. From there, the entire city (with the exception of Georgetown) is at your fingertips. There was no need to take a cab from Reagan National Airport when it was so easy to take a $1.20 Metro ride. The room was very well appointed, and much more than I had expected. I stayed in a king room, and the bed alone was well worth it. If you have never stayed at a Westin, you should try it at least once. The dual-alarm clock had been reviewed here as "confusing", but I had no trouble setting it (also the time change from daylight savings time).
Enjoyed a weekend stay in D.C. for the start of the Cherry Blossom Festival and chose the Westin Hotel Embassy Row entirely because of the beds. If you've never stayed at a Westin, start now, the beds envelope you to the point that you don't ever want to rise again...it is indeed heavenly. The location of the hotel is excellent, across from the Phillips Collection, less than a block from DuPont Circle in a safe and clean semi-residential neighborhood. Overall, it was a pleasant enough hotel stay although I opted out of the overly priced hotel food in lieu of the many ethnic restaurants. I have only three complaints: the entire reservation process before arriving at the hotel took no less than six phone calls. Apparently it is impossible to speak to anyone at the hotel anymore to make a reservation. Your toll call is transferred to a toll-free call center somewhere in the heartland and answered by someone who has never set foot in D.C. let alone this hotel. But somehow they want me to buy that they are knowledgable about the hotel.
Nice site--iffy service
Nice room in a great site--Dupont Circle is my favorite of places. They messed up the reservation which I made online and then the charges at checkout. Had I not had a copy of the reservation I would have been in trouble. When I complained online, the manager got back to me promptly and fixed the computer glitch. But I had to pay the long distance fee to call him back . He said if we were ever there again to call him and he would " do something". Wonder what? :)
I checked out of this Westin yesterday morning after a four-night Priceline stay. My boyfriend, a Starwood platinum member (we stayed under my name) who has millions of points on various airlines and hotel programs was immediately unimpressed. Here's why: We pulled up in his car; a guy came out to help with the bags. He took two, I took two and my beau took two. I gave the fellow a $5 and asked for three dollars back. He pulled some bills out of his pocket (none appeared to be ones) and looked at me. I reiterated my request; he sighed; and lo and behold he had a pile of ones, of which he gave me three. At the front desk I learned that parking is now $28 a day. Highspeed internet access is $10 per day. We went to our room (small , facing another building's wall, but perfectly nice otherwise); when I tried to open up the second closet door it wouldn't open; it was locked. I called the front desk.
I am a Starwood Platinum member, having stayed at more than 40 different W, Westin and Sheraton hotels within the last one year alone.
BY FAR this is the finest Westin in North America. The rooms are decent enough, high ceilings, antiques. The staff, however, is what makes this place the best! Always, always, always accomodating...do not miss it.
The restaurant isnt bad either, great Salmon...be sure to try the seafood martini. Great neighborhood too, about 3/4 mile walk downhill to the Lincoln Memorial. Nice small but well-equipped gym too. Enjoy!!!
Class, elegance and privacy at Embassy Row
What an elegant, lovely hotel! It is superb in all ways. The rooms are spacious, with high ceilings, luxury fabrics, and that oh so heavenly bed. The bar (with a great light menu) is a great place to meet friends. My favorite DC hotel by far.
Charming Hotel, Spacious rooms, attentive staff. However houskeeping did not always replenish soap, shampoo, ect.. Location is good except, you do have to cab it everywere. Altough our room had no view to speak of, the room was quiet, and and we enjoyed our stay
Charm and a great neighborhood.
While renovating our house, we stayed at the nearby Westin Embassy Row for nearly a year. We highly recommend it.
The neighborhood is quiet and elegant with charming homes, embassies, and many of DC's best restaurants. The Metro Red Line is just a couple of blocks away, but you're also within easy walking distance to Georgetown, Dupont, Adams Morgan, K Street, the Kennedy Center and more.
The hotel staff is incredible. Yes, the rooms are a bit "old style," but they fit with the character of the city and the neighborhood.
They're large and comfortable and unless you're completely hooked on modern decor, you'll be very happy.
In sum, the Westin Embassy Row is charming, in a great neighborhood, with a wonderful staff. You'll really get a flavor of living in DC.
Great stay at the Westin!
stayed at the Westin Embassy Row over the weekend of Aug.16th and had a great stay. The location is great- quiet, residential area, but only steps away from busy Dupont Circle and the Metro. The staff was friendly and accomodating. We stayed in a 2-room Embassy Suite which was very large and comfortable. Great bed (as always with Westin) and amenities. Decor is a bit stuffy and Old English style (antique furnishings, intricate moldings and carpeting) which is fine with me, although I generally prefer more modern decor. All in all, a great value and location with more than adequate accomodations. Would recommend!
Westin on Embassy Row, D.C.
Was in Washington D.C. for the 4th. Great experience, but heat and humidity was crippling. If you go in the summer, plan to spend time in the Smithsonian or other musuems during the day. The Westin on Embassy Row was the lap of luxury. The individual room cost was high but we bought it as part of our Alaska Airline package vacation so was reasonable and quite a treat. We used the metro to get around town. Once we figured it out, it was fun and cheap.