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Governor House Inn

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6650 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042 (Formerly Quality Inn Governor)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let first impressions fool you! This is not one of those new roadside inns but the beds were comfortable, sheets were clean and the breakfast was very good. The rooms need a little updating but they get the job done... The rooms stayed dark with the curtain pulled long after the sun was up. Parking was no problem and... More

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Dave C, Inn Keeper at Governor House Inn, responded to this review

David, Thank you for staying with us, the kind comments and especially for taking the time to share your experience! Being a locally owned independent vs. a mega hotel corporation we have no wall street backed corporate headquarters selling us - just our friends and guests like you! Everyone taking the time to share and mention us is so greatly... More

New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in this nice motel while touring colleges recently. GHI is not a high rise luxury hotel, but a very pleasant roadside motel. The grounds were very well kept. We didn't get to enjoy the pool because of the weather but I noted that it was very neat and clean and all the chairs looked to be... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Governor House is no luxury hotel, but it's an excellent value. The least expensive place I've stayed in the DC area, it's got free parking and free wifi, and that right there is a bargain. The bed was comfortable, everything in the room worked, and there was a quick bite to eat in the morning, too. (Don't count on much... More

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Dave C, Inn Keeper at Governor House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share. I always appreciate the reviews that stress that we are an older Inn from the 50's. These definitely help the guest in making a decision. But Breakfast should have been better than described and I've spoken with them on that. Thank you again for taking the time... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The room I had was quiet and on the back side of the hotel. However, the carpet covering the walkway outside the rooms was very worn and torn in many places. The room had no frig or safe that I read about in other reviews so if this is important to you double check if your room will have these.... More

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Dave C, Inn Keeper at Governor House Inn, responded to this review

kkalto, At first glance the title of the review was disappointing to see - BUT your review strikes me as very very accurate! Thank you for the suggestions regarding the ac instructions and mentioning to guests to insure which room they are reserving. With three different buildings we do have many different room types some with refrigerators, some with microfridges... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My family and I stayed here for 3 nights and loved it.......it's exactly as the hotel-provided overview reads. We found it to be a clean, comfortable, well-ventilated room....and 3x the size of the previous night's stay at Motel 6. If you are looking for just that along with a great shower and breakfast included all so you can get out... More

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Dave C, Inn Keeper at Governor House Inn, responded to this review

Chuck, Dawn, Joey P - PERFECT Review title and thank you for that suggestion for our other guests and for the very nice comments! As always the reviews are shared with the team and it makes our day to see these- Thank you and make sure to ask for me personally next time your out our way! Happy Travels, Dave... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This place is only good if you're just passing by to sleep. It's a little towns motel type. They leave the door open until you get in the room. It was July when we came and it was super HOT. So, the AC was not ON when we get in our room. We had to turn it ON. The room... More

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Jackson, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Two of us stayed for four nights and took the Metro into DC each day in mid-May. I was apprehensive about staying at GHI after reading some of the reviews, but decided to gamble for the great 24-hour sale price. I was always pleased with the helpfulness of the staff. The room was quiet, clean, and in pretty good shape.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Room was very clean. The staff was very friendly and courteous.Shuttle service was great, very close to metro.Pool was very nice with a lifeguard on duty. If your looking for a motel thats clean,family friendly, affordable, this one can't be beat with all that it offers for the price. We want to go back to D.C. in the near future.... More

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Cantu, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It's a good motel in a good location in order to visit the Capital! Close to the Hotel there are different kind of restaurant or fast food helping to enjoy the experience of eating the real american taste!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Everybody at Governor House Inn was exceptional at giving hospitality and friendliness. On the very first morning, Jesse gave us very good advice on which stop to get off of the metro to see what we were interested in seeing in DC. Steve, the shuttle driver was courteous and a very safe driver. Astha (at the front desk) impressed me... More

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Dave C, Front Office Manager at Governor House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your review with others. We look forward to serving your needs next trip to the nations capital. More

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Address: 6650 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042 (Formerly Quality Inn Governor)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Falls Church
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Governor House Inn 2.5*
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Also Known As:
Governor House Hotel Falls Church
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A Traditional Style 1959 American Inn located in the shadow of Our Nation’s Capital located just minutes from D.C. in Falls Church, Va. inside the Capital Beltway. Full Service Inn with three buildings and exterior corridors featuring Seasonal pool, Free Wi-Fi, Complimentary Breakfast, in addition to Bentley's Falls Church Diner - a 30 year old local tradition! Our property offers a great location and value with the service you can expect from a locally owned and independently operated business. We wish to stress, we aren't Fancy, justa simple little Inn where our amenities are Value, Location, Service and a smile.Shuttle Service to East Falls Church Metro now available - Mon-Fri 7am to 11am, Sat/Sun 8am to noon. Evenings 5pm to 9pm -we run by on the hour in the evenings but please call upon arrival, Mornings are first come first serve. We look forward to meeting you! ... more   less 
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