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The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030   |  
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Ranked #5 of 23 hotels in Fairfax
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great Hotel near DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

The Mason Inn was a great find for a very reasonable price compared to many hotels in the Northern Virigina and DC area. Great shuttle to the metro station. It's right on the GMU Campus. Easy access from I-95 South. Very clean, great food in the lounge, and staff was great.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 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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flynn-sean, Director of Sales at The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2011
Dear TarheelsareBest -

We greatly appreciate the excellent rating and review that you took the time to post here on Tripadvisor. We hope with satisfied guests like yourself - that the awareness of our property and our amenities will continue to exxpand. Thank you again for your gift of feedback and we look forward to your return to The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in the near future, until then we wish all your future travels are relaxing and safe.

Sean Flynn - Director of Sales & Marketing
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

We stayed here for a wedding that was at Old Town Hall in downtown Fairfax. And our stay was fantastic! We love this hotel! The rooms were new, large and clean and our king-sized bed was so comfortable, slept like babies! And it is also very affordable! They had movie channels on the TV, and burgers we ordered from room service was very tasty. We didn't have a car so we ended up taking a taxi (about $15) from the Vienna Metro Station to the hotel, though I'm pretty sure there are buses that stop there since it is on a campus after all. This hotel is ideal if you're coming here to visit George Mason University for any reason. We were on the second floor (room 2019) and had a view of the street, so don't expect some amazing view, but it's quiet and it wasn't a busy street (as it's within the GMU campus).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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flynn-sean, Director of Sales at The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, responded to this review, October 4, 2011
Dear Jenyc_native -

We are thrilled to hear that you "Loved your stay" and appreicate the time you took to share your excellent experience with others via Tripadvisor. We hope that you will return to The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel the next time you journey back to the Washington DC area. Thank you again for review - wishing all your future travels are safe and relaxing.

Sean Flynn - Director of Sales & Marketing
The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel
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St. Paul
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This hotel is right on George Mason University's campus. Very convenient. The entire hotel is new and impressive. The restaurant is pretty decent. The buffet breakfast was just OK but lunch was tasty and reasonably priced. They provide shuttles to and from the metro--just look for MASON shuttle at metro station--and it's free. It books quickly when there are GMU family events. No car needed when staying here and using the metro for transportation!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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flynn-sean, Director of Sales at The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2011
Dear tcjdac -

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We greatly appreciate the excellent score and the feedback about your breakfast experience in boxwoods. I would hope that you could call or email me with some suggestions on how to improve our breakfast for you and future guests. Thank you again - safe journey's.

Sean Flynn -Director of Sales and Marketing
flynn-sean@aramark.com
1-877-296-6695 (toll free)
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

I stayed here for George Mason's homecoming and was delighted by the facility. I wish the bar stayed open later to accomodate all of the guests who were in town and didn't care to leave the campus. I enjoyed using the fitness facilities next door for free with my stay. Will stay again. Rates are a bit higher, but comparable with other Fairfax hotels. Try the AAA discount- that will bring you closer.

Room Tip: Corner room is awesome and quiet
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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flynn-sean, Director of Sales at The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, responded to this review, September 14, 2011
Greetings Zumbarita -

Thank you for providing us with your valuable feedback - we appreciate the very good rating that you gave us and look forward to your return to The Mason Inn in the near future. We hope all your travels are safe and relaxing.

Sean Flynn
Director of Sale & Marketing
The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel many times. My daughter attends GMU. Each and every time I had a pleasant experience. The rooms are clean and spacious. The front desk staff is always friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is a different story. The service is slow and the food is expensive.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Escondido, California
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

The staff was great, went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great stay. The entire hotel and rooms are sparkling clean. Couldn't be happier with our clean and quiet room. The bar and its staff were great. We stopped in every night to have a few drinks and some dessert. I don't normally spend a whole lot of time in hotels, but it was really nice to kick back and relax here. The hotel is about 30 minutes outside of DC, but it was an easy drive and a nice retreat from the city. Fairfax is beautiful. I wish we could've stayed longer!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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flynn-sean, Director of Sales at The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
Dear LisaLS

Thank you for the fabulous review. Having grown up the next town over from you in San Marcos I know that you had a long journey out to the east coast. I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful and relaxing experience. We look forward to your return to The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel in the future. Thank you again for taking the time to write your review and help us spread the word about our property here in Fairfax, Virginia . Until your return - we hope all your journeys are safe and stress free.

Sean Flynn
Director or Sales & Marketing
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011 via mobile

My son had an appointment at Mason early on a Sat morning. We left Pittsburgh expecting to arrive around 9pm. With DC being DC, we sat in traffic for an hour. Relieved to be out of traffic, the Mason Inn was a welcome relief! My son and his friend were able to still explore the campus and I could relax. The only thing I do not recommend is the breakfast in the Boxwood..not that good and expensive!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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flynn-sean, Director of Sales at The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2011
Dear Mels49 -

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We greatly appreciate the excellent score and glad to hear that you were able to relax once on property. I hope your son and his friend enjoyed exploring Mason. We appreciate the feedback about your experience in boxwoods and would hope that you could call or email me directly at the hotel so that we can further discuss your experience and see how we can improve our breakfast for you and future guests. Thank you again - safe travels.

Sean Flynn -Director of Sales and Marketing
flynn-sean@aramark.com
1-877-296-6695 (toll free)
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Also Known As:
The Mason Inn Hotel
The Mason Inn Hotel Fairfax
The Mason Inn Conference Center And Hotel
Address: 4352 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
Location: United States > Virginia > Fairfax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Fairfax
#3 Family Hotel in Fairfax
#7 Business Hotel in Fairfax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
: Inspired by the patriot spirit of George Mason, The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel provides an exceptional environment for work, study and special occasions in the center of Northern Virginia. As the Official Hotel and Conference Center of George Mason University this pristine hotel is dedicated to excellence in service and sustainability, as well as creating an environment conducive to learning and relaxing. The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel is nestled among a natural wooded setting on the south side of the University’s Campus in Fairfax, Virginia. The Conference Center & Hotel is distinguished as LEED-certified Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, and is the only full-service, upscale hotel in Fairfax and near George Mason University.Conveniently located with direct access from Route 123, The Mason Inn is easily accessible from throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. The Conference Center & Hotel offers all of the amenities of the George Mason University Campus and The Patriot Center, including accessible complimentary scheduled shuttle service around George Mason Campus, and to and from the Vienna Metro stop based on the University's weekday and weekend schedules. ... more   less 
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