An excellent choice for a quiet stay in bustling D.C.
Built in 1924, this establishment was once home to the Gore family. Al spent part of his childhood here before the property was turned into a hotel. Today these lodgings often play home away from home to the diplomats who visit Embassy Row. The hotel also welcomes tourists on the weekends. Views overlook Embassy Row, Georgetown or the National Cathedral, and the location is just a mile from the National Mall and all of its highlights, including the Smithsonian Institute. The renovated rooms and suites deftly combine traditional décor such as wallpaper and granite counter-tops in bathrooms with modern amenities including clocks with iPod docking stations. All accommodations come with the chain's signature pillowtop bed covered in Frette linens, as well as robes, slippers, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access. Guests can work out in the fitness center or unwind with an in-room massage. The Fairfax Room and Lounge serves classic American and eclectic dishes. Meeting space includes a 2,600-square-foot banquet/conference room.