Until recently, I had never even been inside of a Fairmont hotel. If you are looking to be completely blown away – then please do visit your nearest one soon.
I had the pleasure of staying at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. located in the popular neighborhood of Georgetown. The hotel is every bit as luxurious as the area. As soon as you arrive in their circle drive there is someone there to open your car door and assist with luggage. When you walk inside the lobby, its so crisp and vibrant. The light comes through perfectly. You can enjoy a beverage in the spacious lobby, read a book or just relax. There is plenty of space.
I stayed on the Fairmont Gold Floor which is a hotel within a hotel, providing a separate check-in to its guests and a lounge that is open daily offering breakfast, beverages, snacks, evening cocktail canapés, and an honor bar. All of the food in the lounge was amazing and I know this not only from eating it, but because my husband who is picky is still talking about it!
The hotel recently completed renovations on all 413 rooms they have totaling $27 MILLION dollars! And you know what? It shows. The rooms are spectacular. The modern design elements, the thoughtful touches of Washington, D.C., the soft colors, the high tech features like USB ports in the lamps in your bedroom, and the accent walls against the bed have this amazing wall paper that is a contemporary map of D.C.
In addition to being spacious, I loved the rain shower in the bathroom. Not a lot of hotels have converted over but that is a very luxurious touch that I appreciate.
Juniper, the hotels primary restaurant serves up modern American cuisine. The rooftop honey wheat walnut bread served with honey butter is a MUST! If this is the only thing you eat here, then that is ok. I had a wonderful summer salad, the braised short ribs and the Early Grey panna cotta. All of the food was delicious and definitely a place to come to when in D.C.
**Fun Fact: The hotel has 3 beehives on top of the hotel that produces the honey they serve
The hotel has a salt water pool, whirlpool, sauna, and a steam room.
- Address: 2401 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037
- Phone: (202) 429-2400
- Free WiFi
- Located in Georgetown
- About 1.5 miles to the White House
- 7 minute walk to the nearest Metro, Foggy Bottom
- About 10-15 minutes drive from the local airport, Reagan National (depending on traffic)
- About 45 minutes from Dulles International Airport by Taxi (depending on traffic
*Disclaimer: I was hosted by the Fairmont D.C. As always, opinions are my own. The unrooming video contest was written in partnership with hotels.com.
**Some images were provided by the Fairmont D.C.