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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 eilite.
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Circle 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 for embassy.org more 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, D.C.
  • 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

Embassy Row Take a stroll down the tree lined streets explore the diverse culture The Georgetown Inn hotel located only a few miles away


  • 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 that include complimentary continental breakfast, valet parking and a hotel room upgrade. Work in comfort in our Executive room which features a large work desk, 2 line phones and voicemail in additional to our standard hotel amenities.
Book any Capitol or Senate room category up until June 30th and receive:
  • Room rates starting from $179 per night, plus tax, if applicable.
  • One Complimentary Continental Breakfast per room which includes muffin or Danish, fresh fruit, and coffee each morning (save over $10.00 per day)
  • Upgrade based upon availability at time of check-in
  • Complimentary overnight valet parking for one vehicle per room per day (save over $40.00 per day)