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“Good ... not great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn Fair Lakes Fairfax

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Residence Inn Fair Lakes Fairfax
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12815 Fair Lakes Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22033   |  
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Ranked #10 of 22 Hotels in Fairfax
Lowell, Massachusetts
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26 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Good ... not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

The room smelled really clean but we were greeted with a large hairy bug in the tub immediately after checkin. We saw another bug later in our stay in the living room. Perhaps it was just a fluke. Otherwise the room was clean.

The biggest issue with this room was there was no wireless internet connection. Also the pet fee is outrageous ($150 flat fee for 1 to many nights).

Breakfast was good but short (only goes to 9am). Evening light dinner some nights.

No outdoor pool (like som Marriotts have) so the kids were a bit disappointed but I think the tennis court made up for this. The exercise room (which I did not use this time around) looks like the typical size.

The beds were comfortable. Modern TVs in the rooms. This residence inn has not been modernized like some of the other ones. Its decor is older.

The staff was nice.

Restaraunts are nearby (some within walking distance).

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Guayaquil
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Ask for a room on the third floor. The building was constructed so that the first and second floors can hear every step the folks above them take.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

We have stayed in a few Residence Inn's and this was a convenient location for a few nights. it's only a short drive to the Vienna metro station to Washington and there are lots of shopping options nearby. The area is tricky to navigate since there are a few streets called Fair Lakes (road, circle, etc.) but it is right off the highway.

The ants in the kitchen were not welcome visitors but overall it was a decent place to crash after full-days visiting Washington DC.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Saudi Arabia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

the hotel front desk was very helpfull and nice especialaly Karla, she did every thing to help me finding nice places to shop and have fun with my kids. Also, they secured me early check in at 10:00 AM and that was excellent since i came very tired after long trip from L.A . Room was clean and quite as i requested . i highly recommned this hotel because it is in very quite area but make shure to choose a room far away from consctuction noise in the road behind the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2011

We stayed with our 2 grandchildren ages 3 and 6. There is a kitchen complete with a full sized frig., dishwasher, and stove. Living room with TV and sofabed. Private room with TV.
Beautifully decorated, totally spotless. Swimming pool had a lifeguard. Extensive included breakfast. Free light dinner on Thursday. 15 minutes from DC metro. Close to Manassas.
Great staff. Lots of towels. Top value. In Dec-Feb weekend rates the lowest.Only drawback was that my netbook would not work with the in-room internet.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

This hotel was recommended by friends for a weekend stay during a swim meet at GMU. The hotel was wonderful. The room(s) were spacious and very clean. Even though we hung up our towels to conserve resources, the housekeeper left us extra towels anyway. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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32 hotel reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

I had read the previous reviews of this hotel and choose it over some of the newer hotels because I like the room layouts, the Marriott name and the free breakfasts! It turns out my best friend always stays here when in the area and it's no wonder - from the very friendly front desk clerk to the housekeeper who brought us extra towels, to the next morning's breakfast, this was an exceptionally well kept, albeit, older hotel. Our room was smaller than some other residence inns we've stayed in and yes, there were some very old cigarette burns on the vanity that had been buffed out as best as one could, but the room was very clean and the bed was very, very comfortable (room 109). I love the fact there is a door separating the living spaces from the bedroom! There is a Joe's Crab Shack and Logan's Steakhouse within walking distance. We opted to check out the hot bars at Whole Foods which is a quick drive down Fair Lakes Pkwy, across 7100, on the right. The hotel breakfast was plentiful - the fruit was fresh, fresh, fresh. There was a guest computer in the front office building, the grounds looked nice (it's February so no swimming in the pool) and when we asked for directions to the Patriot Center at GMU, the front desk clerk cheerfully resorted to a index card box to get us printed directions. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Fair Lakes Fairfax

Address: 12815 Fair Lakes Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22033
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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Fairfax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Fair Lakes Fairfax 3*
Number of rooms: 114
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