The staff is very friendly - but there are serious strikes that are simply unacceptable in a hotel in the greater DC area.
-Charging for internet access. Seriously? In 2012? I have been to 2-star holes in other parts of the country and have had free wi-fi. Charging for internet in this day is simply a foul.
-Hotel advertisements on the television that ruin viewing. You read that correctly. Every ten of fifteen minutes one-fourth of my tv screen was filled with an advertisement (part of the hotel system) that bragged about a 'surround sound' system. It interrupts tv viewing. Really - ads on top of ads already on the tv? When I want to watch tv, I don't want it eclipsed by ads - haven't I already paid for the room?
-Needed a second set of room key cards. . .and they barely worked. . .
Nice people, decent location . . what on earth is going on here?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks is in an ideal Northern Virginia location, just 20 minutes from Dulles International Airport, and is perfect for business trips, group meetings, wedding receptions, and weekend getaways to Washington DC. Guests love being adjacent to the Fair Oaks Mall, where there are over 190 specialty store and restaurants within walking distance, and also the close proximity to Government offices, business parks, GMU, and the Udvar-Hazy center. This luxurious hotel features 11 meeting rooms with almost 9,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a full-service business center, an indoor pool, fitness center, as well as an onsite restaurant and bar serving a delicious American menu with a variety of signature cocktails. Guest Rooms feature chic décor with modern amenities including free WiFi access and a 32” LCD HDTVs with premium cable. Meanwhile the Marriott Luxury Bedding featuring offering plush mattresses, crisp linens, and fluffy pillows is sure to give guest the perfect night’s sleep in this Fairfax, VA hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Fairfax Fair Oaks Mall Hotel Fairfax
- Fairfax Marriott