Thank you to our friends at The Fairmont Washington, DC for making this trip amazing.
Weekend in Washington DC at The Fairmont Hotel
It’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve been back from Washington, DC and I’m so happy to finally be able to share the details of our trip, photos of the hotel, and a look at their mind-blowing renovation. During our 4 day, 3 night stay in Washington, DC we were treated to a beyond amazing to stay at The Fairmont Hotel.
This year, we decided that our first family trip would be to Washington, DC. Tatiana could not stop talking about how much she wanted to visit The White House so we decided to surprise her with a trip to Washington, DC for her 5th birthday. And I’ll be honest, I’ve been dying to go to DC since I was a little girl. I’m so amazed with history and I think Tatiana has a knack for it too.
During our time in DC, we stayed at The Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown and boy were we lucky. Our room was ready when we arrived at the hotel around 2pm and check-in was a breeze. There was no long line and the staff was very quick with the process. They even explained all of the amenities to us which almost never happens. After checking in, we went up to the 6th floor to check out our “home” for the next 4 days.
The Fairmont Hotel is only 5 miles from the Reagan National Airport and 33 miles from Dulles International Airport. It’s close to two metro stations, museums, theaters, shopping and dining. It has 415 rooms and luxury suites. The property boasts amazing amenities such as an indoor salt water pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, 24-hour room service, high speed internet, and a gym that offers classes like yoga and crossfit.
T is a lover of hotels but she’s a tough critic too. When she loves a hotel, trust me you’ll know. Her first impression of the property was OH-MY-GOSH! I think her favorite part of The Fairmont was the revolving door entrance. Literally to this day she cannot stop raving about how much she loved that door. One of my favorite parts of the hotel was the architecture and decor. Outside of the hotel was gorgeous and the inside was even more beautiful. I’ll have to admit that I kind of felt like royalty staying there. The flooring of the hotel was a clean, chic white marble with black accents. And I can’t forget how amazing the view of the courtyard is.
The Fairmont Hotel has one restaurant, Juniper Restaurant, and that’s all it needs because the food is delicious. During our stay, we ate at Juniper Restaurant quite a few times. Our first dinner in Washington DC was actually at Juniper. We were all a little tired from our flight and visiting The White House on the first day so we decided to stay in and have dinner at the hotel. We made a reservation and after a quick power nap, we headed down to the restaurant on the lobby level. I love that Juniper is tucked in the back of the lobby level because it’s away from the business of the lobby which makes for a quieter and relaxing dinner experience.
Upon arrival at the restaurant, we were greeted by the hostess and seated at our table. There was no wait which made us all happy because we were starving. The were so many items on the menu that it was hard to choose from. After a few recommendations from our server, we decided to go with the 1855 braised short rib, grilled pork chop, and of course chicken tenders for Tatiana. Our food was cooked to perfection. One thing that Juniper prides itself on is using fresh and locally grown ingredients. The chef also incorporates honey from the hives on the hotel rooftop in a lot of the dishes including some of their cocktails.
Throughout our stay we were able to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Juniper and were pleased with every single meal. Even the room service was on point which if you’ve stayed at different hotels you know that sometimes the room service isn’t always the best. You don’t have to worry about the quality of the room service at The Fairmont Hotel.
The Rooms and Renovation
The rooms at The Fairmont Hotel are by far my favorite! I’ve never seen anything like it. They’re modern, chic, and the design reflects the history of Washington DC. The colors are perfect mix of modern and classic, and still flows well with the decor of the overall property. It’s crazy how such little details such as artwork can make a room pop even more. The hotel recently announced the launch of a 27-million dollar renovation which includes all 415 guestrooms, the exclusive Fairmont Gold Floor, the Loggia lounge, and the conversion of the executive forum amphitheater into a 2,900 square foot junior ballroom that will be called the Kennedy Ballroom (isn’t that just the perfect name?). The renovation will also include upgraded high speed internet system and specialty suites will increase from five to seven. All double guestrooms will feature two queen beds with that are just as luxurious as the room itself.
Rather than a typical working desk, the king-bedded rooms offer a relaxing chaise, and a round table that doubles as a dining spot or a flexible working space. We often found ourselves sitting at the round table eating snacks or cupcakes we snagged from Georgetown Cupcakes. It was also a good place to catch up on some work during our off time.
The Fairmont Hotel is truly a hidden gem in the heart of Georgetown. The hotel is only about a 15-minute car ride from The White House and U.S. Capitol, and only about a 5-minute walk from Georgetown. There are plenty activities including shopping and restaurants. Whether you’re looking for an educational family trip, a romantic getaway, or even a wedding venue, The Fairmont Hotel has got you covered. With it’s multiple amenities and beautiful newly renovated rooms, you’re sure to enjoy your time here.