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“Fabulous B & B” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peake-Fairfax House Bed&Breakfast

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501 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 7 Alexandria B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
East Anglia
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29 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous B & B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Beautiful home in a fabulous location. Beautiful town to walk around & within easy reach of the metro for Washington. We stayed in the Poetry suite which had the most comfortable bed! The hosts Dorothy and Chet went out of their way to make our stay the most memorable.It is obviously such a happy family home that it shines through. It was lovely to meet the family & we really enjoyed the wine. Couldn't fault anything and would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed at Peake-Fairfax for 3 months during the summer while we worked in the DC area. There is not one bad thing to say about the place. The owner and family are extremely nice and accommodating. If you have any questions about the area, issues while visiting, or just want to have a conversation with someone, I guarantee someone in the house will take more than enough out of their schedule to help out.

If you're looking for a hassle-free place to stay, you will not regret choosing Peake-Fairfax. Believe me when I say that anytime someone mentions they are visiting the northern-Virginia area, I will recommend Peake-Fairfax over any other option.

The location is especially good for anyone visiting the Old Town Alexandria area. Peake-Fairfax is a 5 minute walk to the waterfront area, great restaurants, shops, etc. It is also only 1 block away from a free trolley stop, which conveniently takes you to the nearest metro station in less than 10 minutes. So even if you plan on visiting the downtown DC or the National Mall, Peake-Fairfax is still a great option. The nearest metro station takes you straight into the city.

Enoy your stay! There's absolutely no way you won't.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

From the very start we were welcomed into the peake fairfax as if we were family. The place is so gorgeous I had to double check what we were paying! On top of the gorgeous decor the staff (family) that run this place make you an amazing breakfast and are very accomdating. I would definitely recommend this place to any one and would come back without hesitation.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Not a bad thing to say about the experience, the family, the home. Fantastic location. Delicious breakfast. Comfortable AND nice lodging - with some history to boot. And, the family is so much fun! Incredibly attentive and helpful from the first contact via email to the bagged breakfast that was left for us for our 4am departure. I cannot say enough good things. My ordinarily picky husband declared that we will never stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tryon, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

You cannot beat the location of the Peake-Fairfax House for enjoying Old Town Alexandria, and the sites in Washington, D.C. We especially enjoyed a Father's Day brunch with Dorothy and Chet and the other guests. Beautiful art on the walls, comfortable rooms, great location!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Great location, lovely family. Very enjoyable. Steps from King Street. The Nagle's have great recommendations for restaurants and other activities.

Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The Peake-Fairfax House is a very good choice for several reasons: the lodging is close to King Street and key historic, culinary, and waterfront attractions. We enjoyed having the town at our fingertips. The price is reasonable, and the accommodations are lovely. We appreciated the healthy breakfast choices and being invited for a glass of wine in the library with hosts Chet and Dorothy during the cocktail hour.

You do need to be in fairly good shape to access your room- the rooms are a full three flights up the stairs. So, keep that in mind when packing a suitcase.

In sum, we had a memorable (restful and joyful) weekend and a big reason is because our get away was not only close to our home but one that transported us to another time and place.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Peake-Fairfax House Bed&Breakfast

Address: 501 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Old Town
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
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. Two guest suites with private baths. ... more   less 

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