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“No Surprises - Won't exceed your expectations” 3 of 5 stars
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Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8125 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042   |  
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Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Falls Church
Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“No Surprises - Won't exceed your expectations”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

If you're working in NOVA this is a good selection for the business traveler.

- Easy on/off access to Rte. 495
- Good amenities in the nearby strip malls
- Rooms are spacious and easy to work out of if you have the ability to work remote
- Bathrooms are small
- Bed was soft
- There's one TV in the room and it doesn't swivel to be viewed by the entire room

This is a good selection is you're on-site for an extended period of time and would like more room and value for your dollar.

Beware of the families that load up during continental breakfasts ! JUst eat early before they're up !

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Camden,Oh
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

My husband and I stayed here over Memorial Weekend.We were participating in Rolling Thunder in DC.The hotel is very clean, nice quiet rooms, comfy bed,great location.We could be in DC in 15 min on our bike.Very helpful staff.We liked secured parking garage for our bike. The breakfast was great. The price is very reasonable for this above average hotel.We have stayed here several times.The best place to stay if your are visiting the DC area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Me and my husband were in Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield in October 2011. The hotel is very clean with comfortable rooms. You feel like you are at home. Special thanks to reception guys, they were very nice and helpful.
I really spent the special days in this hotel.

Thank you so much.
I recommend the hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Haymarket VA
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7 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I stayed here to be close to a metro station for an event in DC. The price was super good and probably half the price of a comparable property in DC. It was right around the corner (little walkway path) to a Starbucks, Grevey's sports bar (good food) and a couple of other stores (CVS and Asian places to eat). Also, a BoA! The on duty employee was awesome (Robert) and the room was clean, and backed to a wooded area. Interestingly quiet considering since it is right next to routes 50, 495, and Gallows Rd. The breakfast was really good, and the staff were pleasant. They also allowed me to check in a couple of hours early. Highly recommend and will stay again.

Room Tip: Actually did not have room service or a spa at this location.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Atlanta, GA
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185 reviews 185 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

This hotel was our (me, my wife and son) base camp for vacation to Washington D.C. which is within a few minutes drive from the hotel. The check-in was smooth and fast coupled with extremely pleasing behavior of the reception staff. There is ample parking space. The room we stayed in had a very decent layout. The room we stayed on the second floor was very clean, well illuminated, and it had a full kitchen with lots of utensils and accessories. The bathroom was really clean. The bed linen, towels, etc. provided were absolutly spotless. The breakfast area is spacious and food provided was ample and full of choice. I wished the internet would have been faster and not dropped off with minutes of inactivity. I liked the TV in the room loaded with HD premium channels. No issues with sleep at night (may be the A/C would have been a bit less loud, but we were really tired after all the site seeing in Washington D.C. for the A/C noise to disturb us). The business area has big screen computers with printers attached. The pool is seasonal and was closed when we visited. The check-out was fast and hassle-free. Really enjoyed our stay and have no reason to complain for the value we paid. We will definitely stay one again if in the future we plan to travel somewhere near on this route.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Fairfax, Virginia
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38 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

I stayed here nine nights on business. I did not like the layout of my room which had the bed facing the entry door at an angle with no dividing wall or door in between. This felt neither cozy or private. Further, I am not a light sleeper but I was awakened on multiple nights by noises from either the loud air conditioning or through the thin walls and ceilings. I found the free Internet to be quite slow (wired or wireless) which put a crimp on Skype use, streaming videos (any quality) and even checking e-mail. The coin laundry was expensive at $4 for wash and dry.
On the plus side, there is a small gym with two LifeFitness treadmills and an elliptical. You can also ask for a free pass to a nearby Golds Gym. The daily breakfast is decent and includes some fresh fruit items. The managers evening socials are OK too but don't make a healthy eating plan around them :-) The television in the room is very large and there is a decent selection of channels. The free parking is plentiful and the hotel location near Gallows Road and Route 50 is convenient for business in Fairfax, Arlington and even DC. Overall though, unless you need Marriott points or are budget constrained, I think you can do better than this property. I tried the Homewood Suites nearby and found it more to my needs.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Munster, IN, USA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Very typical Residence Inn. The service was good. This location was good as well. This is located next to a strip mall with a CVS, Staples and Starbucks. Close to 495, so easy to get around.
PROs
1. Good Location
2. Good Value with AAA rate.
3. Free Breakfast
4. Pleasant staff.
5. Seperate bath / toliet from sink area.
CONs
1. None really. It's a Residnence Inn.
2. Maybe be slightly dated.
3. The bed is next ot the bathroom in a studio. If your spouse is sleeping and you need to get ready the lgihts etc can potentially bother the one sleeping.

I would recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8125 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
Location: United States > Virginia > Falls Church
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Falls Church
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield 3*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Residence Inn hotel in Falls Church, Virginia is situated just one mile from the Dunn Loring DC metro rail station, adjacent to shopping, dining and entertainment options and is easily accessible from both I-495 & Route 50. This hotel in Merrifield, VA is convenient to Tysons Corner businesses, Washington DC, the Inova Fairfax Hospital and more. Guests feel at home in our spacious extended stay suites offering separate living, sleeping and dining areas. Each suite at our Falls Church extended stay hotel features fully-equipped kitchens, living rooms with pullout sofa beds, a 42" flat screen TV. Work easily while traveling for business in a large desk with convenient outlets, ergonomic desk chair and complimentary internet-access. In addition, this hotel serves complimentary breakfast daily, offers social hours on select evenings and provides 24-hour access to the hotel’s fitness center. This Falls Church, Virginia hotel also has a meeting room perfect for training sessions or small gatherings. ... more   less 
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