Don’t Miss the Washington Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Parade in Washington DC

The Washington annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be taking place on March 13 and will begin at noon. The parade, now in its 45 year, will start at Constitution Avenue and process to 17 Street. This year’s St. Patrick’s parade in Washington DC promises to be a whopper with more than 100 marching bands, dance schools, military units, incredible floats, and a whole lot of other organizations and groups participating.

A Background of the Annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Washington

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The very first festivities for St. Patrick’s Day in Washington D.C were held in 1971 and wound along Massachusetts Avenue to the statue of Robert Emmet. Since that very first annual St. Patrick’s parade in Washington, the celebration has grown from what was a leisurely walk around parts of the city by a couple of hundred people to a national parade. Every one of the local pubs in D.C sponsors a parade party in the week leading up to the event which is almost as fun as the parade itself. Attendees can enjoy Irish dancers, singers, musicians and plenty of good sing-alongs.

Everyone in D.C becomes Irish for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a fantastic family day out when everyone comes together to enjoy sharing the culture and celebrating the exciting event.

Book a Stay at Fairfax at Embassy Road

If you’re going to be in D.C for St. Patrick’s Day, book your stay at Fairfax at Embassy Road. Come and enjoy the grace and style of days gone by and being nestled right among top-class boutiques, iconic monuments, and some unrivaled dining establishments. We are located in Dupont Circle so you can be close to all the parade festivities.

Book your stay with us today!

Have You Registered for the 2016 Rock N Roll Marathon in Washington?

Mark your calendar for the Rock N Roll Marathon in DC.

It’s almost time for the Washington, D.C. Rock N Roll Marathon. This year’s event will be taking place on March 12, 2016 and will be celebrating 5 years of events. Both the 5k in DC and the half marathon are set to be jam-packed with live entertainment to keep participants rocking and rolling all the way to the finish line.

2016 Rock n Roll Marathon in DC

Fairfax at Embassy RowThis year’s Rock n Roll Marathon in DC offers participants the choice of a half marathon or 5K. This is one of those marathons in DC that allow runners to explore the best the Capital has to offer, from unique neighborhoods to national monuments. Plenty of entertainment is offered on the day with the headline act set to be Tower of Power for the Toyota Rock n Roll Concert Series.

Dance squads and cheer teams won’t want to miss out on the Spirit on the Course Competition, either. Cheer teams will be lining the course to cheer on participants while cheering to earn money for their team.

What’s more, the live music throughout the course, from classic to alternative, jazz and even punk rock, will help you along every mile of the course. Runners and spectators are sure to get caught up in the atmosphere of dancing in the streets.

Entertainment Schedule

  • Health and Fitness Expo – March 10 and 1
  • Rock n Roll Marathon – March 12
  • Rock n Roll DC 5K – March 12

Book a Stay at the Fairfax for Marathons in DC

If you’re going to be in DC for the festivities, book a stay at the Fairfax at Embassy Road. We are ideally located in Dupont Circle, just two blocks away from a host of D.C attractions.

We look forward to welcoming everyone enjoying marathon events.

Romantic Valentine's Day Weekend Getaway in Washington, DC

Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Getaway in Washington, DC

The traditional February 14 candy, flowers, and jewelry are all well and good, but don't you both deserve something extraordinary this year? The most romantic holiday of the year is almost here, so why not take advantage of special hotel packages in Washington to help you and yours celebrate? Treat yourselves to a Valentine's Day weekend getaway in Washington, DC and watch the sparks fly.

Special Hotel Packages in Washington Celebrate Couples This FebruaryValentines Day at Fairfax

Imagine the perfect romantic getaway in Washington, DC. Guests of our hotel are privileged to enjoy amazing accommodations and fantastic dining. We invite you to book a stay with us using our Bed and Breakfast Package. Relax and rekindle your love in one of our beautifully decorated rooms complete with high-quality furnishings, lux window treatments, locally inspired works of art, and soft, comfortable bedding and linens.

Dining at the Fairfax is a great experience in and of itself. Enjoy breakfast in The Capitol Room and imagine the days when Frank Sinatra, the Kennedys, and Joe DiMaggio ate in the very same restaurant, then called The Jockey Club. Since your mini vacation would not be complete without a romantic dinner in Washington, DC, The Fairfax Grille and Lounge is ready to deliver. Surrounded by rich wood paneling, two fireplaces, and nautical décor, you and the love of your life can get lost in the moment as you enjoy romantic ambiance and world-class cuisine.

Let Us Show You That Love Is in the Air

The Fairfax at Embassy Row staff invites you to book a stay with us for Valentine's Day and let us treat you to a wonderful getaway.


Get Your Travel Inspiration at the Travel and Adventure Show in Washington, D.C.

Find your next unforgettable vacation at the Travel and Adventure Show.

If there was ever a time to plan your dream vacation, now would be it! Discover all the exotic places and new cultures you've always wanted to experience when you attend the Travel and Adventure Show in Washington, D.C on February 20 and 21, 2016.

New Adventures Around Every Corner at the Travel Show

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Get a taste of what your dream getaway might be like when you come to the DC Travel Show. Exhibitors from travel agencies, cruise lines, and tourism companies from around the world will be on hand to answer all of your questions and help you plan the trip of a lifetime.

Attend a seminar on travel tips and destinations. Stop by the Taste of Travel Stage to try special dishes from guest chefs. The Global Beats Stage will have many displays of cultural entertainment including dance and music from many places around the world, including Japan, China, Africa, Mexico, the Middle East, Indonesia, Canada, and more. 

If you're more of a hands-on adventurer, there are also activities available for you to take advantage of and even try something new!

  • World Photo Booth – Have your picture taken in front of a famous building or landscape you've always wanted to visit.
  • Be a Diver Pool – Try scuba diving in a heated pool while learning techniques from certified divers and try out cool new equipment.
  • Climb the Rockwall – Practice your climbing skills and see just how high you can go all in the safety of the indoors.
  • Ride on a Segway – See what all the fuss is about and enjoy a jaunt on this eco-friendly alternative way to see the sights.

The staff of Fairfax at Embassy Road hopes all the visitors learn just how exciting adventure travel can be!

Limited Time! Government Per Diem Hotel Rate with Free Breakfast in DC

Government Per Diem Hotel Package in D.C.

Why not choose luxury accommodations in the heart of it all when your travels bring you to Washington, DC?  Our award-winning property is located in the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood offering the highest level of amenities and convenience.  The best part is that our Government with Breakfast package is equal to the government per diem hotel rate and includes a complimentary full breakfast buffet!  The Metro is less than 2 blocks away making your stay even more convenient when you choose The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel.

Wash DCGovernment with Breakfast Package*

 - Equal to Government Per Diem Rate

 - Complimentary Full Buffet Breakfast for One

 - Limited Time Only

 - Promo Code: GOB

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This special offer is available until February 29, 2016.  Just use our promo code GOB, or book your stay now to get this rate including a free full breakfast buffet for one!

 *Policies: Cancel by 4:00PM local hotel time 1 DAY prior to arrival to avoid penalty of 1 night stay plus taxes. Credit Card Guarantee required at time of booking.

Don't Miss the Washington Auto Show at the Convention Center

The 2016 Washington Auto Show

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The next Washington Auto Show will take place from January 22 – 31, 2016. Don’t miss the biggest show in Washington that will be taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and promises fun-filled days of automobiles and entertainment.

Besides the engineering feats on display at the Auto Show at Washington D.C. Convention Center, there will be sports stars and mascots, a beer garden complete with local craft beers, a Fun Zone for kids, and live painting of art cars. Let’s not forget the main reason visitors don’t miss the Washington Auto Show at the Convention Center – the over 700 new models of vehicles from more than 42 manufacturers.

Events at the Washington Auto Show

There is a full schedule of events set for the 2016 show. The ART-of-Motion exhibition promises to be a cutting-edge display of car art, complete with 6,000 square feet of bikes, autos, fashion, and murals. Various well-known artists will be painting at the exhibit and there will be approximately 10 manufacturers commissioned for the occasion. This is the ultimate exhibition for auto enthusiasts and art lovers.

Attendees can also look forward to the 2016 Green Car Awards, Ride n’ Drive, a melee of celebrities and guests and plenty of competitions and giveaways.

Grab a Bite at Fairfax at Embassy Row

After a full day of entertainment and ogling vehicles at the Washington Auto Show, come and grab a bite to eat in one of the restaurants at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. We pride ourselves on being a dining landmark in D.C. Fill up on a hearty breakfast at the new Capitol Room or grab lunch or dinner at The Fairfax Grille and Lounge where guests can be transported back in time with a range of historical memorabilia while sipping on locally inspired beverages.

We look forward to welcoming you in the New Year.

Are You Celebrating New Year's Eve in Washington D.C.?

Come and ring in the New Year in D.C. with the whole family.

Are you looking for great ways to ring in the New Year with family-friendly New Year’s Eve events in Washington D.C? Several of the nearby communities offer First Night events in Washington D.C that are alcohol-free and fun for the entire family.

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First Night Events in Washington D.C
Come and ring in the New Year at First Night in Alexandria and delight in musical performances and an array of events at the Masonic Temple, Callahan Drive. As the clock strikes midnight, look up at the dazzling fireworks over the Potomac River.

Another way to spend New Year’s Eve in Washington D.C is at the Fairfax Four Miler, which supports the Fairfax Police Youth Club. The running event is followed by a party with great food and entertainment for young and old.

There is also the First Night Winchester where live entertainment is the order of the evening. Performances will appeal to all ages with puppet shows, jazz, bluegrass, and kid’s events. All the local restaurants will be open and offering discounts. At midnight, families can welcome in the New Year with the Apple Drop and fireworks display.

Stay With Us This Holiday Season
Come and ring in the New Year with a stay at Fairfax at Embassy Row. Our luxurious accommodation embraces the style of bygone times and lies among some of the best dining, shopping, and historical monuments in the area. We are conveniently located in DuPont Circle, close to all the New Year’s Eve family-friendly events and just a few blocks from infamous monuments and attractions.

We look forward to seeing you in the New Year and we wish our guests a happy, healthy, and safe 2016.



Wishing You and Your Family a Very Happy Holiday from The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Plan a last minute getaway to D.C this holiday season.

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If you’re looking for a stylish getaway close to all the historical attractions D.C has to offer, book a last minute getaway to Washington D.C this festive season. The Fairfax at Embassy Row exudes the elegance of days gone by and sits among some of the most iconic monuments in the country, as well as fine dining and luxury boutiques.

Situated in Dupont Circle and with the Metro just two blocks away, this is the perfect place from which to base your holiday getaway in Washington D.C.

What To See and Do On Your Last Minute Getaway to Washington D.C

We are situated close to all the historical and educational attractions in D.C. Step outside and take a couple of steps to the Anderson House, Phillips Collection and tons of amazing dining and shopping choices. Venture just a little further and you’ll find The Kennedy Center, The National Zoo and loads of other attractions the whole family can enjoy.

We are also close to The White House, Smithsonian Museum and Pennsylvania Avenue. Take a day out to explore all the famed attractions along the National Mall and then head back to relax at the hotel.

Holiday Special Offers At Fairfax At Embassy Row

Lying between world-class boutiques and iconic monuments, the hotel is in the perfect location for exploring D.C. We offer a range of convenient packages for you and your family.

The Bed and Breakfast Package offers our best available rates, a complimentary breakfast for two and double iPrefer points, making it a great deal for a last minute getaway to Washington D.C.

The AAA Discount enables CAA and AAA members to save 10 percent on our best available rates and the Suites Package offers a saving of 10 percent off preferred suites when you book 2 or more nights with us.

We look forward to welcoming you soon. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday!

5 Top Holiday Things to Do in DC 2015

Looking for family fun events this festive season? Here are 5 holiday fun things to do in DC with your entire family. 



If you absolutely revel in the magic of Christmas and being enveloped in the festivities, come and spend the winter holidays in DC. Here are our top 5 holiday things to do in DC.

1.  Downtown Holiday Market

Celebrating its 11th year, the market is one of the most incredible outdoor shopping experiences in DC. The market will run from November 27 to December 23 from noon to 8pm every day.

2. Season’s Greetings: U.S Botanic Gardens

The Botanic Garden offers incredible exhibits throughout the year and Season’s Greetings: the U.S Botanic Gardens is no exception. Don’t let winter put you off from exploring the Gardens; there will be a tropical paradise, one of the biggest indoor decorated trees in the entire state and a train display, as well as a range of other educational and beautiful displays for all ages to enjoy. Exhibits run from November 26 to January 3.

3. 2015 US Capital Christmas Tree

The lighting of the tree from the Chugach National Forest already took place on December 2 this year but guests can still come and see this wonderment as it lights up the nation’s capital and stick around to join in the Christmas festivities.

4. 2015 National Christmas Tree

In honor of the Park Service Centennial, this year’s tree features stunning silvery white and gold shades, traditionally used for such milestones. The Park will be holding a holiday musical celebration against the backdrop of the National Christmas tree. Entertainment takes places through to December 22 and the schedule can be seen here.

5. The Twelve Days of Christmas – A Family Holiday Concert

Don’t miss all your favorite Christmas music, readings, and poems on 20 December at 3:30pm. There’s no better way to experience the start of the holidays.

Visit D.C This Festive Season

With so much happening in DC these holidays, book a luxurious room at the Fairfax at Embassy Row in DuPont Circle to make it your time here truly special. The Metro is just two blocks away, making this the perfect spot from which to enjoy the festivities.  We look forward to sharing the holidays with you and your family!


Finish Your Holiday Shopping at 2015 Downtown Holiday Market in DC

Thanksgiving has passed and the holiday season is upon us.

That means it is time to finish your holiday shopping. While you could always fall back on gift cards and cash, your loved ones will appreciate a more unique and personal gift like those you will find when shopping at the Downtown Holiday Market in DC.

Downtown Holiday Market in DC
There are few places for holiday shopping in DC that can outshine the Downtown Holiday Market. It is more than just holiday shopping; the holiday market includes live musical entertainment with carolers singing your favorite holiday tunes. But carolers are only the beginning. Jazz, blues, rock, folk, hip-hop, and more will be featured.  Street bands and a renaissance choir will be included in the holiday fun! Make sure you keep your stomachs full while you shop with fresh and warm donuts, empanadas, coffee, German food, and more.

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What's for sale?
Over 180 exhibitors will be present until December 23 at the Downtown Holiday Market. The boutique shops offer a wide range of one-of-a-kind gifts that range from arts and crafts to clothing and specialty items. You have to see it in person to understand just how amazing these goods are, but be prepared to find collages, paintings, photography, clothes, accessories, textiles, crafts, ceramics, glass, woodworking, jewelry, antiques, collectibles, soaps, candles, and more. Whatever is on your list, you will surely find it at the downtown holiday market. 

Embrace the holiday ambiance and get into the festive spirit at the fun-filled holiday market in DC. The Fairfax at Embassy Row is wishing you a magical holiday season and we hope that we will see you soon!