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“Easy access, Good value” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard

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Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   10327 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Formerly Wellesley Inn Fairfax)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Fairfax
New Lebanon, Ohio
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65 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Easy access, Good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stayed two nights at HI Arlington at Ballston. Found the hotel easy to find from road (at the base of the ramp). Easy to access from both sides of street (drove to/from multiple points in Arlington during visit). Easy to find Metro (~150 yards down street). Easy to access multiple food locations. Free WiFi was easy to engage. Quick and easy check in/check out... There just wasn't a downside. Rooms were common but clean. Didn't eat at hotel resturant due to proximity of local and chain alternatives. I'd select them again in a future visit over nearby hotels running $100 a night higher.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paul R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate you and hope to see you soon! =)

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were in town for our daughter's orientation at GMU & chose this hotel randomly for it's location, which is great for the college. What a wonderful suprise! The staff at this hotel were super friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. It made our stay that much better. The rooms were very clean, & smelled really good. Everything was modern & updated. Plus they had the cutest little shampoo, conditioner & lotion from Bath & Body Works.
Even better I slept so good, which is unusual when out of my own bed.The beds are super comfortable & they have such a variety of pillows, which are all labeled soft or firm!
Barbara at the front desk both checked us in & checked us out. She was sweet. It was like staying with our grandmother. I even told her when we went to get coffee, we'd be right back :)
If you're in Fairfax & need a place to stay, I would stay here.
It's also really close to the Metro for easy access to every where.

Room Tip: Ice Machine is on the 3rd floor :) Workout room is on the 4th.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paul R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express-Fairfax. We are glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay. We hope that you will continue to stay with us in the near future. We are now the closest hotel to GMU. Thank you for sharing your feedback and we look forward to your return.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My daughter and I spent a weekend here after flying in for a bridal shower. The hotel was average. Clean, but with a funky smell in the (2nd floor) hallway. My daughter said it smelled like her soccer bag. The breakfast both days was very nice and replenished quickly. Our keys did not work after housekeeping was there on Saturday and it was a pain to go back down to the lobby, show an ID and get the cards reactivated. We are returning in August (with a gaggle of relatives) for the wedding and I hope the key issue does not happen to every guest because for elderly relatives, the trip back and forth would be exhausting. The front desk indicated that it happens often. Other than that, I would recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Paul R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
We appreciate you for taking the time to share your experience. Thank you for all your valuable feedback. We've already addressed the problems that you've experience. We apologize for a less than perfect experience and we hope to restore that faith in us during your next visit to the Holiday Inn Express-Fairfax

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The hotel was clean and was updated. The hot breakfast was wonderful! I was very impressed with the staff. They were kind and helpful! The night staff went out of their way to help us. The rooms were clean.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Paul R, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express-Fairfax. We are happy to hear about your wonderful experience. Please keep us in mind when your travels brings you to the Fairfax area. We look forward to your return.

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Totowa, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When checking in the lobby was in order, however the room that was given was old and had out dated furniture. The room had a musty mold smell. The mattress was very worn and you could feel the springs.
But for the real surprise was the unexpected guest that I found on my bed when I woke up. There was a nasty roach in my bed. I showed the photo of the bug on my bed to the desk manager and he could careless.
My advise is to stay somewhere else until they renovate or build a new one.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Paul R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for bringing these matters to my attention. I do apologize for the lack of satisfaction during your experience here at the Holiday Inn Express-Fairfax. All of the issues have been heard and are being addressed. Thank you again for sharing your experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Going above and beyond even when it doesn't benefit them... that's how you know they are legit. We drive a WIDE LOAD SEMI TRUCK and have a terrible time finding where to park it. There hotel doesn't have a huge lot but they have several options to accommodate large vehicles. Even we parked there. We were supposed to stay there for three days but decided that we wanted to stay in DC Saturday night which lift a one day gap in our reservation (we stayed 2 out of 3 nights). We switched to a Holiday Inn downtown and this hotel STILL let us keep our truck there for the night that we didn't stay. They didn't have to, it didn't benefit them at all, but they did anyways. These people care about your experience and they deliver. To me that says a lot. Thanks guys and Irine.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Paul R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Express-Fairfax. We appreciate you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience. We look forward to serving you again in the near future.

Paul Reyes
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Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We chose to stay here on rewards points for two nights, the hotel was only asking for 15K points per night.

The room and bathroom were clean my only complaint is the noise form the hall (kids, doors closing/slamming etc...) is quite noticeable.

We had early morning riser kids next door one day that likes to go I. And out of the room and slam the door beginning at 6am and the last night we had kids I. The hall and slamming g doors at 11pm.

I'm a heavy ish sleeper so it didn't bother me but my traveling partner is a light sleeper and was quite upset with the noise at 6am.

Additionally the bathroom was very small in this room 209

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Paul R, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We take every precaution to strategically locate every guest in our hotel. I do apologize for the distrubance during your stay. We appreciate you for choosing to stay here at the Holiday Inn Express-Fairfax. We look forward to your return.

Paul Reyes
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Address: 10327 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Formerly Wellesley Inn Fairfax)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Fairfax
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 21 Hotels in Fairfax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Fairfax-Arlington Boulevard 2.5*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Fairfax Arlington Blvd, located in the heart of Fairfax, VA, featuring a beautiful rejuvenation of our 79 guest rooms, located off Route 50 in downtown Fairfax City, VA, only 12 mi. from Washington Dulles International Airport and 15 mi. from Washington, DC. This centrally located Fairfax hotel is nestled close to companies such as Verizon, Exxon Mobile, Northrop Grumman and AT&T. We are also located close to George Mason University & Patriot Center which is only 4 miles and Fair Oaks Mall which is just 6 miles. Tyson s Corner with over 300 stores is the perfect show case of what Fairfax County has to offer. Our hotel is only 2 mi. to the Vienna/ Fairfax GMU Metro Station leaving you options of driving or taking the Metro.The Holiday Inn Express Fairfax Arlington Blvd. is designed for travelers who require the latest in comfort, with refrigerators & coffee makers to help you feel at home in any one of our well appointed guest rooms. It is easy to relax while viewing your favorite movie on a 32 LCD flat panel television. Our rooms ensure your productivity thanks to the spacious work desk and complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. We offer Udvar Hazy Air & Space Museum Weekend Packages. Special GMU rates are available. Book now for special discounts! No Pets Allowed, $100 penalty. ... more   less 
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