I stayed at the Fair Oaks Marriott when business had me in the area. THe hotel lobby is beautiful...very impressive! The automatic doors were appreciated (why all hotels w/o door staff don't have them is beyond me). Check in was fast, but the clerk neglected to direct me to the right elevators and I wound up circling my floor almost entirely before finding my room. When I got to the right room, I realized that a different elevator bank was just a few steps down the hall.
The room was good...not brand new, but definitely a recent rennovation. Quirks: the closet is way too small. They mounted the ironing board and iron on the back wall of the closet, so some of the space is eaten up. Also, the closets aren't very deep.
While I was there, The Today Show did a study of hotel room germs and found that the little scarf on the bed is pretty rank, which grossed me out a bit. The couch had also seen better days.
Location was great, right off major highways, but along major "back roads" that would allow someone who knows their way around Fairfax County to get around easily. There's a mall across the parking lot and shopping centers all around, so there are plenty of places to get a meal (for the business travelers). The metro is a few exits down 66 (Vienna station) for those interested in going into DC.
All in all, I was pleased.
- 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