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Governor House Inn

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6650 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA 22042 (Formerly Quality Inn Governor)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Windber, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Governor House Inn is a superior hotel for the business traveler looking for the most bang for the buck during an extended stay. Gabriella, the business manager, and her staff are extremely attentive. They treat all their guests with the same level of interest, ensuring from check in to check out that their stay goes well. I recently spent four... More 

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Dave the manager is a kind and generous sort, and his ethos of unstinting customer service is instilled in the staff, and in the adjacent Bentley's Diner which is jointly owned. I'm English and sworn to secrecy about the kind lengths Dave and his staff went to in order to help me enjoy some Anglicized cuisine. I can't say more... More 

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

Mark, Thank you for the extremely Kind comments and for taking the time to give us a review- especially for other folks considering us from abroad! It is great to have you with us every year and we truly feel like your family when your here. Thank you! Dave More 

McLean, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We spent our anniversary in the inn's suite. It was beyond spacious - the square footage of an apartment with all the classic services of a hotel. Great location and the staff are just wonderful! We were greeted every time we entered the lobby and we didn't need to wait for anything. We had breakfast at Bentley's (restaurant next door... More 

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

Liz R, Thank you for such a nice and kind Review! We sincerely appreciate your allowing us to host your anniversary and look forward to seeing you again! Again thank you, as a little independent these reviews are our lifeline. Happy New Years!!!!!!!!!!!! Dave & Team More 

North Miami Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

ive stayed here in the past with my boyfriend and the location is perfect. the hotels been around for more than 20 years, under renovation - you can tell that shes getting a new look. the staff is always helpful and the onsite restaurant is delicious and homely. if you're a five star kind of person- this is not the... More 

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

Nanado P Thank you for allowing us to host your visit and for such a nice review! Your words "if you're a five star kind of person- this is not the place for you, but if you're a person that can appreciate simplicity and service- THIS is the best place...not to mention the rate!!! " Really drilled what we are... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

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

Apologies for the experience and late response this one was a bit of a puzzle. We by far make it clear we're not the ritz...and feel confident for a 2 star property that we are one of the best values in the neighborhood. That is unless you got the room you did.............. Again my sincere apologies, we've put a lot... More 

San Carlos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

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 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

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