WARNING!! Awesome, but lengthy and detailed review alert :)!!
All I can say is there are not enough adjectives to describe how great this place and it's staff were during my stay, but I'll try. I wanted a quiet place to celebrate my birthday weekend "for one" and the staff managed to make me feel as if I was surrounded by family and friends I'd known for years. This hotel delivered!! The staff (Karla, Isaac, Sara, Edgar and Griselda) offered exemplary service.
Karla-who spoke so highly of the property that I chose it based primarily based on our conversation alone (I never do that-I research to the hilt!!) Once I arrived, her hospitality only increased. She met my every need and exceeded my expectations; she was so attentive and a true representative of the Marriott brand!!
Next, Issac-my "upgrade" angel. Being a member of the Rewards Club, the Marriott agent told me she'd ask for an upgrade for me, but it wasn't guaranteed. When I called to ask a question, Issac, wished me a pre-happy birthday AND informed me that I'd been upgraded!! I was thrilled!! I would have been happy in my studio room, but the one-bedroom was a delightful "pre-birthday present". Both Karla and Issac took the time to listen to my needs and accommodate my desire for a quiet, high floor, away from traffic and the elevator (not that noise was an issue-the property was SO quiet, it was amazing). I mean it, it was extremely quiet and this was a Friday-Sunday stay. No loud parties or noisy "neighbors", no children/teens running through the halls; even with a major highway behind the property, it was still very quiet (my room faced the main building away from the highway) and all I heard was slight generator noise, which after a while become pure, white noise). Just plain quiet.
Next, Sara, who obliged me in my requests for a photographer to help me remember my stay and also offered me headphones for my workout when I didn't have a pair. She was just so nice and pleasing.
Finally, Edgar and Griselda, also were so nice and patient. Edgar escorted me to see a two-room suite for a future stay and Griselda made sure my room was ready and superbly clean. She also took pictures of and with me with the staff during my special day. I didn't meet one person who didn't treat me as if I was the most special guest at the hotel!!
I travel a great deal for business and I can honestly say this is now my favorite property and I will definitely return as often as I possibly can!! The accommodations-that bed-I wanted to take it with me (and I have a Sleep Number bed at home, but boy, I think I'd trade for this one); free breakfast (can you ever go wrong with waffles with fruit and whipped cream and yogurt??) and atmosphere met and exceeded my expectations!! Plus, I can honestly say it was the cleanest property I've even had the pleasure to stay (and I'm a hotel "snob" in the nicest way-I like the best :). If you're looking for a hotel with a "view" look elsewhere, but if you want the best staff, clean accommodations and a quiet atmosphere at a nice rate, consider staying here!! Kudos on an awesome staff and property!!
The photos are a little out of sync, but you get the idea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With a prime location in Northern Virginia's High Tech Corridor in suburban Washington, D.C., The Residence Inn Fair Lakes Fairfax hotel allows guests to enjoy the comforts of home. Guests can stretch out and relax in the extended stay Fairfax hotel in full suites complete with separate sleeping, living and dining areas. Kitchens, living rooms with pullout sofa beds and work desks ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Booking.com, Priceline, BookIt.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Marriott so you can book your Residence Inn Fair Lakes Fairfax reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Fair Lakes Fairfax Hotel Fairfax
- Residence Inn Fairfax
- Fairfax Residence Inn