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Washington DC - Embassy Row

Embassy Row, stretching along Massachusetts Avenue from DuPont Circle to the National Cathedral is home to more than 175 foreign embassies, residences, chanceries, and diplomatic missions. Full of rich history and beautiful architecture, each of the embassies is housed in elaborate and historic mansions once owned by Washington's top elite.
 
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Tours

Visit and learn all about the people and forces that have turned Embassy Row into one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the city. Wealth, power, intrigue, scandals, curses and political assassination - explore it all through many of the city tours in the center of this foreign diplomatic community. Visit embassy.org for tour and other information.
 

DC Embassy Row Facts

The Georgetown Inn Embassy Row Facts
  • Embassy Row was once the home of Al Gore. The Fairfax is what the building is now known as, although it was not a hotel at the time of Al Gore's residence.
  • Original owner of the Hope Diamond, Evalyn Walsh McLean, lived on Embassy Row. She would keep the infamous diamond at her home during the day, but had it transported to a safe deposit box each night.
  • The Marble Fountain at DuPont Circle is a tribute to the art of ocean navigation. The three nude figures featured in the design represent the sea, the stars and the wind.
  • Embassy Row is the home of the Woodrow Wilson House. It is the only presidential museum in Washington, DC.
  • Considered Washington's premier residential address in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Massachusetts Avenue became known for its numerous mansions and gained the nickname "Millionaires' Row".
  • The Great Depression caused many to sell their homes on the high socialite stretch. The expansive old estates proved well-suited for use as embassies, and also as lodges of social clubs, giving Embassy Row its present name and identity.

Getting There

The Georgetown Inn is located less than a mile from Embassy Row.  Enjoy a tree-lined stroll north on Wisconsin Avenue,  First stop, the Russian Embassy.
 

Driving

  • Head north on Wisconsin Ave NW toward Dumbarton St NW: 0.2 miles
  • Turn right onto Q St NW: 0.8 miles
  • Turn left onto 23rd St. NW: 276 ft
  • At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto Massachusetts Avenue Northwest
 
 

Public Transit

  • Wisconsin Ave & Dumbarton St NW Stop ID: WIDB
  • Walk east on NW R St to Embassy Row: 0.8 miles
  • Take DCWE towards Georgetown to NW Wisconsin Av & NW R St: two stops
 

Working at Embassy Row

The Georgetown Inn is a preferred hotel to many government employees and corporate business travelers. Along with our award winning service and exceptional hospitality, we offer competitive room rates as well as creative package that include complimentary continental breakfast, valet parking or public transportation passes. Work in comfort in our Executive room which features a large work desk, hands-free phone, complimentary WIFI and our standard luxurious hotel amenities.
 
Special Embassy rates are available for qualifying guests, where proper identification may be required:
  • Check Embassy rates and availability by clicking here
  • Upscale overnight accommodations at the Historic Georgetown Inn
  • Nightly turndown and overnight shoe-shining services
  • Complimentary WIFI, 24-Hour Business Center, 24-Hour Cardio Room and free access to Washington Sports Club M Street
  • Daily Grill Restaurant & Bar on site, also serving all-day in-room dining