We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 7 Alexandria B&Bs / inns

Peake-Fairfax House Bed&Breakfast

Save Saved
You added Peake-Fairfax House Bed&Breakfast to your Saves list
501 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (51)
  • Photos (10)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (13)
  • Location
  • More
Peake-Fairfax House Bed&Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 7 Alexandria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Alexandria
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

51 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (13)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Don't waste your money sending a deposit. They do not have credit card facilities. And don't seem to be to fussed to honour bookings for some reason. Sending a bank draught only to have it returned with no reasonable explanation is very expensive. We have travelled extensively and this is the first time we have had this happen. Live and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oceanport, New Jersey
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
14 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Walking into the Peake-Fairfax House is like taking a step back in time---it is filled with antiques and beautiful furnishings and the breakfast setting is reminiscent of old fashion charm. We stayed in the Poetry Suite which was lovely, but it was a little warm and the bath is down the hall and not as private as we were led... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Alexandria for the second time. We were there to see our son in law graduate from George Mason Law School. The last time we visited Alexandria we stayed at a hotel. Never again. The Peake-Fairfax House B&B was excellent. Dorothy was a wealth of information: places to visit, restaurants, etc. The B&B is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We went to DC for my niece's graduation and hotels were so expensive, so we decided to look elsewhere. Peake-Fairfax in Old Town Alexandria was the perfect place to stay and we will return. The facility is great - a restored historic home, it is furnished beautifully by Dorothy who is a former fine art dealer and has antiques and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Charm and warmth - a lovely home. Dorothy helped to make our stay in Alexandria so very memorable. This classic, antique house is in the midst of everything happening downtown. Breakfast was more than adequate and sustained us through our walking tours - a perfect home away from home!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Des Moines IA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a wonderful B&B made even better by the interesting and gracious hosts, Dorothy and Chet. The 1816 Peake-Fairfax House is perfectly located in historic Alexandria, within easy walking distance of the river front, King Street, Old Town and the area's many charming old homes. Dorothy and Chet have done a meticulous job of restoration, utilizing much of the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Austin, TX
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We wanted to stay within walking distance of King Street and all the wonderful things to see in Old Town Alexandria and this was a perfect location. The house is historic in itself and the hosts, Dorothy and Chet, are lovely, well traveled, thoughtful people that make you feel at home. The continental breakfast had everything you could want including... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a great stay at this fabulous home of Dorothy and Chet. Quintessential Southern charm and graciousness. Wonderful setting, breakfast and hospitality. Truly lovely. Although billed as a bed and breakfast, we felt more like house guests. Highly recommend

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Weston, Connecticut
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A wonderful place to spend the weekend. This is a beautiful, historic home. Very comfortable and the owners were helpful and accommodating. Excellent location in Old Town - easy access to restaurants.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Managua, Nicaragua
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My husband and I stayed here in 2012. We absolutly loved it! It is a beautiful house, with a colonial syle and big comfortable rooms. We felt at home! The owners are also very friendly and helped us get around in Alexandria. Highly recommended!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Peake-Fairfax House Bed&Breakfast, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Peake-Fairfax House Bed&Breakfast? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Peake-Fairfax House Bed&Breakfast

Address: 501 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

10 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (10)
Room/suite (2)
Dining (1)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Alexandria with
any amenities


Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Peake-Fairfax House B&B is an 1816 Old Town Alexandria Townhouse, elegantly furnished with period antiques and modern amenities, and on the Historic Registry. Located in the heart of Old Town only 4 blocks from the waterfront and one block from King Street, you will find restaurants, galleries and shopping just steps from your door. 3 guest suites with fireplaces and private baths. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Peake-Fairfax House Bed&Breakfast staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer