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Review of Courtyard by Marriott Fairfax Fair Oaks

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Courtyard by Marriott Fairfax Fair Oaks
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11220 Lee Jackson Highway, Rte. 50, Fairfax, VA 22030   |  
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Ranked #13 of 23 hotels in Fairfax
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“Nice if you have a car”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights as we visited DC. The hotel was quiet and clean. It located near a number of restaurants, and shopping centers. it was a bit far from a metro, so that was a problem for us, but thankfully we had a rental.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Philadelphia, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We just returned from a trip to Fairfax, Va to tour George Mason University with my 17 year old son. We chose the Courtyard Marriott for its proximity to campus. We have never stayed at a Courtyard before. Boy, were we all impressed! The entire hotel seemed brand new. The lobby area is really cool and practical. There is a mini market where you can purchase snacks, including beer, wine, frozen food (and a microwave to cook them). There is a bistro area with food and drinks to purchase. They have this awesome large screen touch screen interactive computer with weather, nearby restaurants, news, etc. They have a free coffee bar with WSJ, as well as computer area. The signature feature is the courtyard. It was too cool to take advantage of, but they have nice patio furniture as well as a fire pit to sit around. There was an indoor pool and probably a fitness area, but we did not check that out. Personnel were extremely friendly and accomodating.

I made my reservation with a AAA discount for $114. When I checked in, I was asked if I wanted to sign up for Marriott Rewards program. I said, "sure". Once check in was completed, I was told, "I got the rate down the $71"! Can't beat that!

We were able to walk across the street for dinner at Ruby Tuesday. It is on a very busy street, but if you cross at the corner cross-walk, it is OK. Nice not to have to move the car. We ate breakfast at the bistro. Good food. I had delicious oatmeal. My son had an egg sandwich and my husband had french toast. We were all satisfied with our choices. We also bought beer and wine from the mini mart the evening prior. I must say, the prices are a bit high overall, but no worse than had we gone to a restauant I think.

The room was large and newly decorated with large flat screen TV. The toilet/shower area was large and separate from the sink. The closet had really nice french door type doors. All in all, very well done and classy. We especially liked the sliding doors to the balcony in our room. So nice to be able to get fresh air in a hotel room!

Just around the corner from the hotel was the NRA with the National Firearms Museum. My husband and son went to heaven when we visited that!

Can't say anything bad about this hotel, except that we couldn't stay longer! We will definitely stay at a Courtyard Marriott again, and this one in particular should we return to Fairfax.

Room Tip: Ask for an inside courtyard room (with balcony).
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

My 12 year old daughter and I were in town for a GMU children's choir she was participating in. We chose this hotel for our 2 night stay, and what a great choice it was! Rooms looked new, very clean, comfy beds & pillows, decent wifi signal in room. The kids enjoyed the pool. Lobby areas were very nice, with various nooks and areas where you could plug in a laptop or read a book. Breakfast was surprisingly good, dinner choices were so-so. Food service staff was very nice.
After staying at this hotel, I will definitely seek out other Courtyards when traveling in the future!

  • Stayed August 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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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

We chose to stay at this hotel because we were driving a large moving truck and needed a place to park it. The hotel was accomodating to that need, but other than that, the hotel was a disappointment. The hotel is old and overpriced. The beds are hard as rocks and extremely uncomfortable. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room. However, there is no additional charge for internet use. The staff seemed snobbish and at checkout, never asked about our stay. This was our first and probably last time to stay at a Courtyard Marriott. There are far better hotels nearby from which to choose.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Manorville, Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

If you are in Fairfax, or visiting Washington, the Courtyard is what you are looking for. Fine hotel, with clean roomy rooms, large bathrooms, outstanding indoor pool and jacuzzi, great lobby, and a nice staff. Easy access to the Fairfax metro station (1 exit away) for easy access to DC. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 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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Greenville, NC
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

We stayed here for our 3 night, 4 day vacation to Washington, DC. Thankfully, it's near the Vienna/GMU metro station, only 25-30 minute ride into the city. The staff were friendly and very helpful, and the rooms were spacious and very clean. The GoBoard was very helpful in figuring out where to eat nearby. Drinks and snacks were available day and night, although at a high price. The pool and spa area were wonderful, and there was a lifeguard on duty at all times. The bed was comfortable and the courtyard was beautiful. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone wishing to stay in this area.

Room Tip: Use a AAA discount if you can.
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  • Stayed August 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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Central Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

This hotel is modern and comfortable. The waterflow in the shower is low like so many hotels. The Metro stop is a block away and takes 35 minutes to get into Central D.C.

  • 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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Also Known As:
Courtyard By Marriott Fairfax Fair Oaks Hotel Fairfax
Courtyard By Marriott Fairfax Fair Oaks Hotel
Courtyard Fairfax Fair Oaks
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Fairfax Courtyard
Address: 11220 Lee Jackson Highway, Rte. 50, Fairfax, VA 22030
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Location: United States > Virginia > Fairfax
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Fairfax
#13 Business Hotel in Fairfax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Fairfax Fair Oaks 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The renovated Courtyard Fairfax Fair Oaks is located near Fair Oaks Shopping Center and is less than 20 miles from George Mason University and Washington, DC. It features a state-of-the-art lobby, featuring flexible spaces to work or relax in, free Wi-Fi throughout and The Bistro which provides our Huntsville hotel guests with healthy food and beverage offerings in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. ... more   less 
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