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“A wonderful treat” 5 of 5 stars
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Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033   |  
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Ranked #9 of 21 Hotels in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A wonderful treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

We got this hotel for a steal on hotels.com!!! WE LOVED IT!! With the helpful cheerful staff, the large rooms, very clean atmosphere, and comfortable beds, you couldn't ask for much more. This hotel was close to DC yet far enough away to not fear for your life!! Very safe hotel

  • Liked — Very Clean
  • Disliked — Charged for internet and breakfast
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rochester, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

Heavy business traveler in town for 5 day conference. Have mixed feelings about this hotel. Location is great, essentially at a major mall with easy access to keys roads. Plenty of convenient free parking. Friendly hotel staff. Rooms are above average in size. While mine did not come with a refrigerator upon request one was cheerfully brought to room (with a microwave).
Hotel design is issue. It is very noisy. They appear to have tried to save a few bucks on the noise suppression design options. You can hear doors slamming well down the hall as well as noise from neighboring rooms. My room faced the atrium, which the front desk clerk assured me is a quieter room. Hotel seems to host many early morning functions where people congregate in lobby area (I’m talking 6:15 AM). Anybody facing atrium would hear here this, even at higher floors (six total). I noticed several buses on more than one morning so presume hotels are catering to groups - which of course tend to be noisy.

  • Disliked — Very noisy
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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albany ny
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2008

why do hotels overbook and tell you they can give you 2 beds whenn they cant...why do they not tell you they are booked with cheerleaders(who run up and down the halls all night ,occupy the pool ,gym and retsuarants so you cant...why would you wait until midnight to make up the sofa bed with just a sheet because thats all you have left "were full you know" I dont care! I just want two beds in a quiet hotel If they had shared any of this information with me ahead of time I would have stayed at the Courtyard down the street instead -they are much nicer! and why is breakfast for two adults and two children $40 on saturday and $90 on Sunday!! this rates as my most awlful hotel and I never complain

Stayed March 2008
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Neptune Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2008

I lived in Fairfax for thirty years. Now I travel there about once a week. Just recently found the Marriott Fair Oaks. I always stay at Marriotts and this is by far the best! Over one hundred Marriott stays in 2007 and this hotel by far had the best beds. Service and food was good too. Hotel is right in the Fair Oaks shopping mall parking lot. Walk to dining at the mall or drive or taxi to many great places to eat.
I rarely rave about a hotel which I use just for business travel, but I had to about this hotel.

Stayed January 2008
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Ft. Bragg
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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2008

Nice hotel, good value, good location. Front desk staff could use some customer service training.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — front desk staff
  • Stayed December 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2007

A very nice property. Convenient access. Large rooms at reasonable prices with good amenities and exactly what you expect from Marriott. The food was a little pricey for the breakfast buffet, but not too unreasonable. Nice little snack shop for coffe, candy, snacks, magazines, etc. Very clean with a good atmosphere. Nice staff and very accommodating and helpful. A very nice place.

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Roanoke, Virginia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2007

Was very nice, but very expensive. In the bar, four martinis cost us ~$45 and the service was "iffy".

Concierge lounge was decent, but didn't have much to offer and the drinks were not free. I've stayed in much less expensive hotels that offered happy hour for free to guests.

Clean, though, and everything worked well. No problems.

  • Stayed September 2007
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks

Address: 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033
Location: United States > Virginia > Fairfax
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fairfax
#7 Family Hotel in Fairfax
#9 Business Hotel in Fairfax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks 3.5*
Number of rooms: 310
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Fairfax Marriott hotel at Fair Oaks is in an ideal Northern Virginia location, just 20 minutes from Dulles International Airport, and offers newly-renovated accommodations that are 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 are within walking distance, and also the close proximity to Government offices, business parks, GMU, and the Udvar-Hazy center. This stylish hotel features 11 meeting rooms with almost 9,000 sq. Ft. Of meeting space, a full-service business center, an indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, as well as the onsite 703 Bar + Kitchen serving a delicious American menu paired a variety of signature cocktails and craft beers. The redesigned guest rooms feature chic decor with thoughtful amenities including free WiFi access and 42" LCD HDTVs with premium cable. Guests are also sure to get the perfect night's sleep on Marriott signature Revive(R) bedding offering plush mattresses, crisp linens, and fluffy pillows. Whether you're taking a business trip or a weekend getaway, this Marriott hotel combines modern amenities with newly-renovated accommodations to make it one of the best hotels in Fairfax, VA. ... more   less 
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