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An Oasis in the Heart of the Capital

The Fairmont Washington, DC is “an oasis in the heart of the capital.” It’s a welcome refuge and distraction from politics and life. The Fairmont Washington DC should be one of your top choices when picking a Washington DC hotel.

Disclosure: I received a discounted media rate and Fairmont Gold courtesy of Fairmont Washington, DC as part of #BloggersTaketheCity. All opinions are 100% mine.

Fairmont Washington, DC Georgetown

The Fairmont Washington, DC is "an oasis in the heart of the capital." It's a welcome refuge and distraction from politics and life. The Fairmont Washington DC should be one of your top choices when picking a Washington DC hotel. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Location

Located in the West End it’s a short walk to the best shopping in Georgetown, Dupont Circle, and the Foggy Bottom Metro Station. Close to the monuments on the National Mall but far enough away to avoid the crowds. Traveling with kiddos? Francis Playground park is a block away.

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Uber and Lyft are available if you’re too tired to walk, laden with shopping bags, or get caught in bad weather. The frugal will appreciate the $1 rides on the DC Circulator.

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Service

A feeling of tranquility embraces you from the moment you arrive. The warm embracing smiles of the doormen and bellmen anticipate your every need. Help with your luggage, park your car, or hail a taxi, nothing is beyond their reach. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

A feeling of tranquility embraces you from the moment you arrive. The warm embracing smiles of the doormen and bellmen anticipate your every need. Help with your luggage, park your car, or hail a taxi, nothing is beyond their reach.

At the Fairmont Washington DC, you are no longer Jane (or John) Doe Traveler, you are a VIP guest. Even if you aren’t staying in a suite, a celebrity, politician, or member of the Fairmont President Club. Your Fairmont Experience has begun.

Lobby

The attention to detail that went into the $27 million renovations is remarkable. From the color scheme to the art, subtle and obvious nods to the nation's capital are evident throughout the hotel. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

The attention to detail that went into the $27 million renovations is remarkable. From the color scheme to the art, subtle and obvious nods to the nation’s capital are evident throughout the hotel. With the addition of two new suites, you have a great chance of getting an upgrade.

The lobby of the Fairmont Washington DC is an explosion of metal. The tri-colored geometric charms take your breath away. Can you guess the number of charms? | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

The lobby of the Fairmont Washington DC is an explosion of metal. The tri-colored geometric charms take your breath away. Can you guess the number of charms?

Before you rush to check-in, take a moment to stop and look at the glass topped table. The base features white tiles of past presidents, notable Washington, DC landmarks. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Before you rush to check-in, take a moment to stop and look at the glass topped table. The base features white tiles of past presidents, notable Washington, DC landmarks.

Checking in is quick and efficient. A separate check is available in the Fairmont Gold Lounge for guests who book a Fairmont Gold room.

Affordable Luxury

The Fairmont Washington, DC is one of several luxury hotels in Washington, DC. But you won’t have to sell a kidney to stay there. You’ll get the best rates on weekends, the off-season, and when Congress is not in session.

Pro-tip: Join the free Fairmont President Club to get discounted Members’ rates.

Pet-Friendly

Fairmont Washington DC is pet-friendly. Dogs receive a welcome gift of handmade dog treats. Loaner leashes and collars are available. The hotel donates 5% of your room cost to the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Fairmont Gold Room

The gorgeous Fairmont Gold room includes everything from private check-in, plush robes to an in-room Keurig. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

The gorgeous Fairmont Gold room includes everything from private check-in, plush robes to an in-room Keurig.

Need room to spread out? There's a comfy chaise lounge styled couch in the Fairmont Gold rooms. Designed for all travelers, a round table serves as both work and dining area. A closer look at the abstract art wallpaper reveals a map of Washington, DC. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Need room to spread out? There’s a comfy chaise lounge styled couch. Designed for all travelers, a round table serves as both work and dining area. A closer look at the abstract art wallpaper reveals a map of Washington, DC.

The leather tufted headboard is a great backrest for lounging in bed and watching TV if you can last that long. The luxurious, silky 500-thread count sheets and cozy duvet beckon you. Staying awake is not an option. Linens like these demand to be slept in.

The bed gives a Hyatt Grand Bed and Westin Heavenly Bed a run for their money. As you slip between the sheets, your body starts to relax. You’re enveloped in a cozy embrace evoking the comforts of home.

The marble countered bathrooms offer plenty of room to spread out your essentials. Or you can use the Le Labo Rose 31 provided toiletries. The lightly perfumed scent shouldn’t bother folks with allergies or fragrant intolerances.

Large walk-in showers include a fixed shower head and an adjustable hand-held shower head. Water temperature and pressure were perfect. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Large walk-in showers include a fixed shower head and an adjustable hand-held shower head. Water temperature and pressure were perfect.

Pro-tip: ADA rooms include tubs.

Nightly turndown service includes fresh water bottles and slippers at your bedside. No rooting around the closet for Fairmont guests. Your toes will stay cozy the minute you step out of bed.

An assortment of fresh berries, nuts, and a bottle of water was waiting for me when I got back to the hotel. After dancing for several hours at a Silent Disco, it was a healthy midnight snack. Thanks, Fairmont!

The only complaint: vertical laptop sized safes. I prefer horizontal safes so my laptop doesn’t have to stand on its side.

Food

My schedule didn't leave any room to eat at the restaurant. But I did get to enjoy hors d'ouevres from Juniper. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

My schedule didn’t leave any room to eat at the restaurant. But I did get to enjoy an assortment hors d’ouevres including a flatbread pizza from Juniper. Each of the small bites was delicious and flavorful.

Champagne, red and white wine, and Fairmont's famous BeeTini made from the hotel's own hives. Complete with a piece of honeycomb, the BeeTini will have you buzzing in no time. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Champagne, red and white wine, and Fairmont’s famous BeeTini made from the hotel’s own hives. Complete with a piece of honeycomb, the BeeTini will have you buzzing in no time.

Pro-tip: Save 50% on starters and signature cocktails Monday through Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm.

Fairmont Gold Lounge

Booking a Fairmont Gold room includes access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge. You'll get free breakfast, snacks, and a dedicated team able to handle any request. Think of them as your personal concierge. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Booking a Fairmont Gold room includes access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge. You’ll get a dedicated team able to handle any request. Think of them as your personal concierge.

Assorted pancakes and corned beef with poached eggs. Enjoy a free continental breakfast every morning. Fairmont Washington DC has a generous definition of continental breakfast. Breakfast includes bacon, sausage, pancakes, hot and cold egg dishes, lox, and deli meat. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Assorted pancakes and corned beef with poached eggs

Chicken apple sausage, Applewood smoked bacon, and grilled tomatoes are included in the continental breakfast. Enjoy a free continental breakfast every morning. Fairmont Washington DC has a generous definition of continental breakfast. Breakfast includes bacon, sausage, pancakes, hot and cold egg dishes, lox, and deli meat. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

The Applewood smoked bacon was so tasty I might have had an entire plate…

Fairmont Washington DC Gold Lounge continental breakfast includes lox, deli meats and an assortment of cheeses. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Lots of protein options

Breakfast at the Fairmont Washington DC Gold Lounge includes yogurts, eggs, and muesli.| Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Selection of yogurts, hard boiled eggs, and muesli.

Love carbs? The free breakfast at the Fairmont Washington DC Gold Lounge includes pastries, muffins, bagels, and several types of bread. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Carb lovers rejoice!

Enjoy a free continental breakfast every morning. Fairmont Washington DC has a generous definition of continental breakfast. Breakfast includes bacon, sausage, pancakes, hot and cold egg dishes, lox, and deli meat. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Enjoy a free continental breakfast every morning. Fairmont Washington DC has a generous definition of continental breakfast. Breakfast includes bacon, sausage, pancakes, hot and cold egg dishes, lox, and deli meat.

Pro-tip: Skip the fancy coffee machine and ask Papa Shek to pour you a cup. It’s an unforgettable experience. For a moment, you’ll think you were in Turkey.

Please your sweet tooth with cookies, KIND bars, gummy bears, and jelly beans in the afternoon. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold Lounge | where to stay in Washington DC | luxury hotels | TravelingWellForLess.com

Afternoon snacks

Get your jellybean fix at the Fairmont Gold Lounge Washington DC. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

President Reagan would have loved this giant jar of jellybeans

Please your sweet tooth with cookies, KIND bars, gummy bears, and jelly beans in the afternoon. Gourmet coffee, tea, soft drinks, and water are available all day.

Honor bar available in the evenings. Gourmet coffee, tea, soft drinks, and water are available all day in the Fairmont Gold Lounge. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Champagne? I don’t mind if I do

I missed the evening hors d’ouevres and well-stocked honor bar. But Sue and Diane from Foodtravelist snacked on dumplings, chicken satay, shrimp and rice, and smoked trout.

So many seating places to sit in the Fairmont Gold Lounge. Work or socialize, the Fairmont Gold Lounge is a comfortable escape. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Work or socialize, the Fairmont Gold Lounge is a comfortable escape.

 

Relax in the Fairmont Gold Lounge with family and friends. | Fairmont Washington DC | Fairmont Gold | luxury hotel | where to stay in Washington DC | TravelingWellForLess.com

Relax in this cozy nook in Fairmont Gold Lounge with family and friends

With so many places to sit, you can relax with one of the several free newspapers or spend time with friends.

The Fairmont Gold team was fantastic. They are some of the most helpful and friendly hotel employees I’ve met in all my years traveling. Suki, the Fairmont Gold Lounge Manager, was wonderful. The lounge was spotless. No speck of food on the counters or floors.

I didn’t have a chance to enjoy a BeeTini in the courtyard garden or work off the calories from said cocktail in the health club or pool. I guess I’ll have to come back…

Fairmont Washington, DC
2401 M Street, NW, Washington, DC
202-429-2400

Conclusion

Whether you’re in town for business or vacation, you should stay at the Fairmont Washington DC. It’s one of several affordable luxury Washington DC hotels. With easy access to the Foggy Bottom Metro and the DC Circulator, it’s a great base for exploring the city.

Consider booking a Fairmont Gold room with Gold Lounge access. You’ll enjoy free breakfast, snacks, and evening hors d’oeuvres.

A stay at the Fairmont Washington, DC creates lasting memories and unforgettable experiences. Be sure to try one of their signature BeeTinis made from honey sourced from the hotel’s rooftop hives.

Did you know there are 1,496 geometric charms hanging from the ceiling of the Fairmont Washington  DC?

I’ve only stayed at one other Fairmont hotel (name) x years ago. After my stay at Fairmont Washington  DC, I’m asking myself why haven’t I stayed at more Fairmont hotels?

What are your favorite Washington, DC hotels?

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Lauren

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

It certainly does look like the VIP treatment! I love the style of this hotel and I love how it's also unique with DC motifs. I'm glad to hear it was such a comfortable stay, too! I have enjoyed staying at other Fairmont hotels so glad to hear this one was great, too.

Mansoureh

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

WOW!! the $27 million renovations!!! what a fancy hotel and It is great when you go there you feel like VIP. the hotel is already something special. I really like the Gold Lounge

Paige W

Tuesday 5th of September 2017

This definitely does look like an Oasis! My best friend lives in D.C., so I'm always fortunate enough to be able to stay with her. However, should she move this looks like a prime location! I love all the amenities - those always make or break a hotel for me - especially those afternoon snacks.

Veronika Tomanova

Monday 4th of September 2017

I am so into elegant hotels! The Fairmont Washington looks amazing, the reconstruction totally worked out. I love the huge bed, must have bed so comfy!

Ivan

Monday 4th of September 2017

It is great to know about happy hours in hotels like this one! Thanks for such detailed photos and review! Hope I will stay in this hotel someday!

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