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“Great hotel for trip to DC” 4 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn Fairfax City
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3565 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030   |  
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Ranked #2 of 22 hotels in Fairfax
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“Great hotel for trip to DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This Residence Inn was a great place to stay for our recent trip to DC. The hotel is new in 2011 and very clean, modern furnishings. All rooms have kitchen with granite countertops, stainless appliances, dishwasher, stove, and fridge. Feels very upscale for a very affordable price. Complimentary breakfast available if you don't feel like cooking. We were able to prepare lunches for each of our days out in DC. King Room with sofabed was a little cramped when using the sofabed but would have been fine if not using it. Would be nice to be able to view tv from both King bed and sofabed as this was not an option. Would have liked it if pool was open later than 8 pm as most days we did not return before this time. Metro station was a convenient 5 minute drive away. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights on our recent DC trip.
The decor of this hotel is modern and quite appealing.
The rooms were clean and fresh, spacious and well maintained.
The housekeeping staff was very accommodating and responsive to our needs.
Kitchen staff is all smiles and helpful. Front desk was also in good spirits.
Pool area is clean, breakfast is a full spread, don't miss the evening meals.

Few things to mention.
For the room rate of $140+ The mattress was old and too firm, sheets were just pure ordinary.
The studio bedroom doesn't get cooled well since the thermostat is in the main living room.
The bedroom remains warm but the living room was almost freezing.

Overall a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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San Diego, California
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10 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This hotel stay was very very nice. The location is close to all (Grocery stores, eateries, freeways and the Metro). The rooms are clean, comfortable, and well stocked. Ample free parking around the entire Hotel. The gated pool area is nice, there is a small pool and jacuzzi. the plus is there is a lifeguard on site. The free breakfast area is yummy! a lot of different foods to chose from (biscuits and gravy, waffles, bacon and eggs, oatmeal with all the fixings and even yogurt parfaits). The staff are very helpful, courteous, friendly and provide great customer service. The area is safe and well lighted.

Room Tip: Kitchenettes are great, local grocery store only located 1.3 miles from Hotel (GIANT).
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for around 30 days with my family. It was a good experience as I felt it was home. The staff and surrounding makes this hotel a good one, either for business, family or pleasure.
The price is excellent for what you are getting in terms of service and room space.

  • Stayed July 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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Nashville, Tennessee
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58 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

I was here for business and my meeting was right in the hotel so I didn't venture out at all. I had never stayed at a Residence Inn before and honestly had low expectations. This is a new property and it is very well designed. The sheets are not as nice as more upscale Marriott properties and while I had toiletries some of my colleagues did not. The public areas are particularly well done. The coffee is weak :( but the Internet is free :). It was a busy time due to graduations and the staff were definitely working at capacity but still very helpful.

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

Im regular business traveller across the world stayed at the residence innplaceless days in may 2012 I honestly never write reviews but I always read them. This hotel is ver nice cozy place and shall give you a feeling from home away from home.

The parking is free, Internet is free in rooms no wifi yet but will be up soon. Excellent housekeeping stayed with my daughters nice neighborhood walking distance from shopping area. I shall definitely come back.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Western Ireland, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

my wife and i stayed a couple of nights here in May 2012 and used it as a base for Washington. Beautiful room great service, complimentary meal in the evening. Cannot recommend enough

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 3565 Chain Bridge Road, 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 Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 22 hotels in Fairfax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Fairfax City 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Inn Fairfax City is located near many of the area’s top attractions including Wolf Trap, George Mason University, Washington, D.C., and the Patriot Center. Fully renovated, our spacious suites feature separate living and sleeping areas, fully-equipped kitchens with stainles steel appliances and HDTVs. Start your day off right with our complimentary breakfast buffet, or end the night at our evening social. Complimentary Internet access and on-site parking is available for all guests. Relax and unwind at our outdoor pool, or work out in our hotel fitness center. Enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of home with hallmark Marriott service at the Residence Inn Fairfax City. ... more   less 
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