Georgetown's revamped gem
413 Rooms / 33 Suites
Power players have made Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown a popular place to congregate for years, but the $27 million renovation makes this gem even more inviting.
Fairmont’s re-imagined lobby features a dazzling aerial view of the nation’s capital using gold and silver geometric forms floating from the ceiling. The contemporary artwork exhibited throughout the building pays homage to the city’s famous landmarks.
A distinct U-shaped bar and the courtyard garden summon visitors to linger in carefully arranged pockets of seating. Guest rooms combine sophisticated furnishings with high-tech conveniences, and those staying on the Fairmont Gold Floor enjoy breakfast and hors d’oeuvres buffets, a self-serve bar and personalized services.
Fairmont’s Balance Gym is a standout, offering comprehensive wellness facilities, including an indoor salt-water pool, a steam room, a sauna, spin classes and modern exercise rooms.
Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, you’ll appreciate Fairmont’s upscale West End neighborhood with its parks, restaurants and proximity to cultural attractions.
Our Inspector’s Highlights
• The Fairmont Gold Floor costs extra, but the bountiful spread in the mornings and evenings makes it worth it.
• The West End hotel is located steps away from Rock Creek, an urban park with expansive running and hiking trails.
• Take advantage of the top-notch Balance Gym, which provides CrossFit, yoga, barre, zumba, bootcamp and personal training. Fairmont’s President’s Club members may borrow workout gear from the Reebok Fairmont Fit program to use during their visit.
• In fine weather, dine alfresco in Juniper at Fairmont’s landscaped courtyard. There, sample honey from the hotel’s rooftop hives in dishes and the BeeTini cocktail.
• The Fairmont’s special occasion brunches in The Colonnade are difficult reservations to obtain, but if you happen to visit then, it’s one of the best spreads in the city.
Things to Know
• The West End neighborhood is a 10-minute walk to Georgetown’s upscale retailers and restaurants.
• The hotel is half a mile from the Foggy Bottom/GMU Metro Station on the Orange Line. You can also walk 12 minutes to take the Red Line at the Dupont Circle Metro Station.
• The conference space is nearly always busy, and the hotel hosts large meetings and weekend events, including weddings.
• Rooms overlooking the courtyard may have noise from evening revelers, and the D.C. hotel is close to George Washington University Hospital, so emergency vehicles often pass by.
• Fairmont’s guest rooms are decorated in soothing taupe and gray hues with artwork inspired by Washington’s iconic architecture.
• All rooms have 49-HDTV and a refreshment center. The windows open and toiletries are by provided by Barneys’ niche fragrance maker Le Labo.
• The king-bedded rooms have a chaise lounge, a comfortable reading chair and a round table. Some accommodations come with two queen beds.
• Deluxe rooms open to the courtyard garden, while specialty suites consist of multiple living spaces, foyers and marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and walk-in showers.
• The West End has a bounty of first-class restaurants within walking distance in both fashionable Georgetown and in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood that caters to the George Washington University students.
• It’s a 15-minute walk from the luxury hotel to see the Phillips Collection, a boutique art gallery in a historic townhome. The gallery has an acclaimed permanent collection showcasing impressionist and contemporary art.
• The President Woodrow Wilson House, a home he used post-presidency with his wife, Edith Bolling Wilson, is open for tours.
• The new George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum is a half-mile away; it’s located on the University Campus.
• The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts free shows daily on the Millennium Stage at 6 p.m.