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Governor House Inn

2.5 of 5 6650 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042 (Formerly Quality Inn Governor)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not sure how this faded old motel does so well on TripAdvisor. Travelers must have a very tolerant standard for what deserves a 4 or 5 rating. I disagree with the average. Quite simply, the room I stayed at in this motel was worn out and tired. It had mildew on the ceiling of the shower, rust on the... More 

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San Carlos, California
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed in this lovely quaint older style hotel back in July. The staff were super friendly and our room was perfect for staying 2 nights, visiting with family in the area and site seeing during the day. We found it to be fairly easy access to many different DC areas, and the price is way better than staying any... More 

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

Catlohr, We're glad you found us!!! We are really dependent on word of mouth and sites like this with not having some Corpity marketing team to assign folks numbers and spam them here for us........so when we see folks make it here from the other side of the country it's really great! The team really enjoys these reviews as were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

I had to find alternate accommodations between lease terms in the metro-DC area. This property offers shuttle service to and from the EFC Metro. They offer breakfast every morning and the staff could not have been more attentive, accommodating and helpful!!! Great job, Gabby! Governor House exceeded my expectations!!! Thank you!!!

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

DCMark, Thank you for staying with us and especially for talking the time to share the experience! I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to mention Gaby's Hard work and the breakfast staff's improvements she has really been working with that these last few weeks...with an older Inn it really takes the people to be responsive. Thankfully though it's getting... More 

Homewood, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Friendly, helpful staff. Clean room. A pleasant, affordable stay. Folks at the front desk were eager to help us plan our visit to D.C. and, given the insanity of driving in the D.C. area, the shuttle to the Metro is a tremendous value. The crew serving breakfast was incredibly friendly and eager to please.

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

Nick, Thank you for staying with and especially for taking the time to share! The reviews really help us out here as an independent without some big franchise to market us- all word of mouth so every review seriously helps us! Also was very glad to hear about the breakfast staff - this had been a concern and it's great... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As everyone mentioned this is budget hotel but at the same time not some sleazy motel. Families, business and tourists can sure stay here. Pros: - For East Falls Church/Arlington area the price is reasonable for this type of hotel. - Rooms and bed are clean (though rooms are compact though) - You can sit outside your room and relax... More 

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

James, Thanks for staying with us and for taking the time to share..........I sincerely appreciate you giving us the four rating as those help the most and you summed it up perfectly. A fifties style independent that is good for folks and families on a budget or seeking that home style feel from decades past. The staff generally gets to... More 

Kodak, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Governor House Inn was like visiting an old friend; rooms were clean, friendly personnel took care of everything. The breakfast they offered was mediocre but you can go across the street to an IHOP! The location was convenient. Transportation was offered to the trains. We would stay there again. The goal was to tour Washington D.C. and didn't need... More 

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

Juneilm, Thank ya'll for the post and the time spent with us! I sincerely appreciate the title as I've been working off this same 1957 postcard on putting her back together slowly and surely..... Seeing that title really made our day -one of our ladies at the desk noticed it and called me excited! We had a very good first... More 

Livermore, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night. Prior to our stay I called the Inn several times asking questions about getting to DC. Each time staff was extremely helpful and and eager to assist. Originally our room was facing the highway. I requested a quiet room and was placed in the back where it was very quiet. The... More 

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

Anne, Thank you for staying with us and the time taken to post the review. You sound like my own family which always prefer those 140 rooms on the back with the bench's and trees. I've noticed a trend on the breakfast with the great one day - ehh not so much the next and what breakfast the day after..........were... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Stayed a week while visiting Washington DC for a vacation. Over all,this is a very pleasant motel and if you decide to stay, you will not be disappointed. The staff is very friendly, from the manager, front desk staff, maids and the people working in the breakfast area. They all have a nice word for you and want to make... More 

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

Paul, Thank you so much for staying with us and the time taken on the review! It becomes repetitive but reviews such as this help so much in assisting guests in deciding whether to spend a few days with us or in some shiny branded property where they are known by their membership number. We really appreciate this review Sir!... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed two nights at this hotel and found it to be quite comfortable even though it didn't have as many amenities as the newer hotels. The staff was very accommodating when we had special requests and went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable.

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

YSFranklin, Thank you very much for the review and taking the time to share your experience. We really appreciate the title "Comfortable and Friendly" as that sums up what we hope to provide. We are definitely not the newest fanciest branded corpity locale.... But the friendliest folks who really look forward to helping our guests enjoy their trip at a... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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 

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Governor House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Governor House Hotel Falls Church
Quality Inn Falls Church
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#1 Green Hotel in Falls Church
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