Washington, DC Living: Staycation at the Fairmont Georgetown Hotel

Fairmont

The Fairmont in Washington, DC is located in the Georgetown corridor and close to numerous restaurants, shopping, and a nice walk to all the site-seeing venues. I recently had the pleasure to have an overnight stay at the property to discover their newly remodeled rooms and to see what plans the property has for the near future. DC is a hotel town. Being we are the Hollywood of politics, it makes sense that hotels play a key role in the city. We have conventions, tourists, schools, and more vying for attention when visiting.

The Fairmont is a substantial hotel. When I walked in I didn’t realize how big the hotel was in size. It has over 400 rooms and all the rooms are being remodeled or have been remodeled with each having a DC theme. The rooms have enough outlets and USB chargers, so all my devices could charge at the same time. And they have an HDMI hookup for the TV. I like to travel with my HDMI cord for streaming and it’s changed my travel game.

If fitness on the road is your thing like it is mine, the in-house gym is run by Balance Gym and features daily classes, cardio equipment, and Crossfit. Plus, you can order from the restaurant to your room Paleo or gluten-free food options.

My favorite part of a hotel is their bathroom amenities. Yes, I judge a hotel by this. The Fairmont has Le Labo. Let’s discuss this for a minute. Le Labo is the cult French fragrance company that started out as perfume and now has linen wash (divine I tell you), candles, and body washes and soaps. These are the type of bathroom amenities you actually want to take.

I’m just going to say it. I love sleeping alone. I love my husband, but actually sleeping in the bed with him, not so much. I realize my body temperature prefers a colder room, dark, and not hearing anyone breathe next to me. My staycation allowed me to get 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. It was and is a beautiful thing.

My stay started with a cocktail hour in the Loggia bar and lounge overlooking the glass ensconced atrium. It was freezing cold, but inside the Loggia I was warm and cozy listening to the piano player. I plan to use the Loggia as my new workplace in the city. I can enjoy the coziness of the a cafe, the swankiness of a hotel, and all in a beautiful setting. Yes, I’m upgrading my version of the working coffee bar. The bar has a signature cocktail called the BeeTini. It is inspired by the honeybees from the roof. The hotel is involved in the conservation of local honeybees and uses their honey in the bar and in the restaurant.

Let’s discuss the in-house restaurant Juniper. I am mad at all my DC foodies for not telling me about Juniper sooner. I should have known how great the restaurant would be based on it being in the Fairmont, but I was not. I definitely plan to return just so I can have Victor as my outstanding server, the beef short rib ragu paired with The Four Graces Pinot Noir, and the ravioli. Our dessert was the BEEMYHONEYin partnership with District Doughnuts featuring a honey cream filling and mocha glaze made with honey from rooftop bees.

If you are planning on visiting DC soon, I highly recommend you book a stay at the Fairmont or if you live in the area and in need of a new scene – I have just the spot.

{I slept over 9 hours here. Blissful.}

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{Le Labo, baby!}

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{To fitness and beyond.}

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{Bee-tini with a side of honey bread and butter. Bring on the carbs.}

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{Welcome charcuterie and bubbles. Don’t mind if I do.}

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{Calamari}

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{Tempura veggies}

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{This beef ragu was everything.}

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{BEEMYHONEY Donuts}

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{Nothing like room service and someone fixing me breakfast.}

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