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“Really enjoyed the stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn University Center
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030   |  
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“Really enjoyed the stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

What I like about the stay:
1. Wonderful, free shuttle
We were two people traveling together. Since we didn't have a car, the free shuttle service was really helpful! (Had a good time chatting with the chauffeur, Robert, who was very friendly.) One day we got up late and had to change our schedule for the day. When we asked the front desk to cancle our booking at the last minute and booked a new time, she replied with a smile, "Not a problem!"
2. Friendly staff
At breakfast, the staff members always greeted us. Nothing significant, but heart-warming for foreign travelers like us.
3. Clean, warm-water pool
We had a good time swimming in the warm pool and got a nice suntan. (By the way, we didn't know we had to sign a "waiver" when the lifeguard isn't on duty and thus directly plunged into the water. The manger found out and only kindly "reminded" us of the regulation, without embarrassing us.)

All in all, we got a friendly reception and enjoyed the stay there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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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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Indiana
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stayed at the Fairfax Comfort Inn from Sept. 18 to 23rd and was very happy with our accomodation's
Our vacation was to visit DC and with the costs of hotels in and near DC at a all time high we decided
to check out areas in VA. We was looking for a hotel that would have free parking, and free breakfast at a price less then $100 a night and we got that at this location. To help us on expenses we purchased a Groupon voucher but even without it we still would have saved. The room was clean and comfortable.
It had a refrigerator and microwave which was a great help for us. It also had a Jacuzzi tub of which
we did not use.
The desk clerks was nothing but great. All employee's was very friendly and helpful.
We used the Vienna Metro station to get into DC and back. Even tho they had a free shuttle, we chose
to drive to the Metro station and park for $4.50 per day M-F and free on weekends. We did drive to Mount Vernon and Arlington Cemetery in our rental car. I would not advise driving in DC. We got lost most of the timeand the traffic is horrible.
We would recommend this hotel to all.

Room Tip: Our room was on the top floor (6th floor) and away from the elevators. Very quiet around us during t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Comfort_Inn_Fairfax, General Manager at Comfort Inn University Center, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

Sincerely,
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Richmond, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We purchased a Groupon and got a great rate on a room to take the family up for one night. We did not have high expectaitons considering the room rate. We were pleasantly surprised. The room was nothing extravagant, but was clean and worked great for us. The front desk staff were very welcoming and polite. The free breakfast in the morning was nice and included fresh made waffles, which the kids really enjoyed. Overall, the accomodations and staff made this a great overnight trip for the family.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Comfort_Inn_Fairfax, General Manager at Comfort Inn University Center, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

Sincerely,
Mariana B. Vilchez
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The manager needs to address the un-trained, rude staff issue, instead of posing as a fake guest, posting fake praise to cover up the real issue. Some basic customer interaction training will be helpful.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Comfort_Inn_Fairfax, General Manager at Comfort Inn University Center, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Dan,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

Sincerely,

Mariana Vilchez
General Manager
Comfort Inn University Center
703-591-5900 ext 7193
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berschweiler germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Had to find a place quickly due to a friend's hospitalization and this was perfect. Had no idea about the layout of the DC area so I just took a chance. Besides being close (10-15 minutes) to the hospital, it was close to grocery stores, shopping, restaurants and was in a very safe area. The free parking, complimentary breakfast and free internet access sweetened the deal. The rooms were huge, would've been great for a family on a budget. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Comfort_Inn_Fairfax, General Manager at Comfort Inn University Center, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

Sincerely,

Mariana Vilchez
General Manager
Comfort Inn University Center
703-591-5900 ext 7193
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jefferson montanana
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The staff was very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to be helpful and to be polite. I got lost driving to the hotel, i called the desk and they kept me on the phone and they talked me in to the hotel parking lot. All the front desk staff that i talked to were engaging and helpful with ideas when asked. The price of the room for $90 plus tax was tolerable for the area. The kitchenettes were clean and comfortable. The staff was well trained, most of the staff was of foreign decent and you had to listen through their accents carefully, but what you heard was someone very nice trying to help you. The breakfast was great and the continental breakfast was something that you would actually eat. There was plenty of food to feed everybody even as late as 10:30. They had sausage,scrambled eggs,breakfast cereals,donuts,muffins,waffles,coffee,apple juice,and orange juice. I will definitely go back in the future if the need arises.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Comfort_Inn_Fairfax, General Manager at Comfort Inn University Center, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

Sincerely,

Mariana Vilchez
General Manager
Comfort Inn University Center
703-591-5900 ext 7193
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Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We purchased the groupon deal to stay two nights here before we flew out early morning via IAD. The location is perfect for us: 20 mins drive to the airport and 30 mins drive to downtown DC's museum area. The parking is free and a continental breakfast is included. The room is huge. Tons of stores and restaurants around.

Not the quietest or cleaniest place to stay, but for $70 dollars/night, we thought it was a pretty good deal.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030
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Location: United States > Virginia > Fairfax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fairfax
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Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Inn University Center 2*
Number of rooms: 205
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