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Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8125 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042   |  
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New York City, New York
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Residence Inn is located close to mass transit (Dunn Loring Metor stop) in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. The staff are friendly and helpful, the breakfast buffet is substantial and tasty (though there's no reason to use plasticware and styrofoam cups). The rooms are clean and quite spacious- we had a suite with kitchenette, sleeper sofa (we didn't use it), and very comfortable bed. We also paid less than $100/night in early November. I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mesa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We require a 2-bedroom, 2-bath suite when we stay in Residence Inns. This was a clean, well-maintained property. The staff were all helpful, friendly ans accommodated several changes to our reservation during our stay. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for just one night. We were attending a concert in Washington, DC and wanted to avoid the high prices of a hotel in DC, yet be close enough to both the venue and his place of work. Depending on traffic, it took us 25-40 minutes to/from Washington.
We were booked in room #204-a two bedroom suite with two full baths. Our room was located in the same building as the lobby. The kitchen area was spacious with a dining table for four and all appliances that would be needed for a longer stay. There was a small sitting area with sofa and chair end/coffee tables and a flat screen television. Each bedroom had a flat screen television as well. The beds were comfortable with plenty of pillows on each, but they did not maintain the plumpness for long. I did wish there were a heavier duvet/bedspread or an extra blanket. The top sheet and thin bed covering did not provide enough warmth. The bathrooms were clean with large vanities outside of the tub/toilet area. That was an added bonus to me, as it prevented the issue of having to deal with fogged up bathroom mirrors. The towels were thick and smelled fresh. Overall, the suite appeared very clean. There were some worn spots on some of the furnishings, but only minor. The wi-fi connection was very slow.
The hotel is located right next to a small strip shopping area with several dining options, CVS and other a few other stores.
All hotel staff we encountered were pleasant. If ever needing a place to stay in this area again, we would certainly consider this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Stayed here with my husband while he was on a business trip. We were upgraded to a two bedroom /two bathroom suite which had the down side of not having the king size bed we requested. But the bedding was very comfortable and so it wasn't quite the issue it could have been.

The two bedroom suite had lots of room for moving around with televisions in the living room and both of the bedrooms. There was a full kitchen complete with dishwasher.

Housekeeping kept the rooms spotless including running the dishwasher daily.

The hotel offered a full breakfast and a light supper. A meal could be made from the supper, but addition of bread would make the supper more substantial.

There were washers and dryers and limited food on site. But there was a cost for this convenience - $4 to wash and dry a load of clothes and $6 for a pint of ice cream. There is a drug store with many food items within a five minute walk.

The downsides to this hotel were that the internet connection was not strong in the far corner of the building. The outdoor tables were too close to the hotel's commercial laundry machines and smokers congregated right outside of one of the exit doors.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Nice clean modern hotel. Rooms are suites with kitchen areas which I didn't really need but there was plenty of space. There are two buildings which required a walk through an outdoor courtyard to get to the lobby and the breakfast area which can be a small problem if the weather is bad. Breakfast was average. Very conveniently located next to a shopping center with restaurants, drug store, etc. All together no real issues.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, WA
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Took my teenage daughter to D.C. again this summer - did the same two years ago also. We stayed here both visits. Close to the Metro, clean, spacious suite, outdoor pool & spa, decent breakfasts, relatively inexpensive. Perfect for a family or other visitors to the area.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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london
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12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

stayed here September 21st for 3 nights in a very spacious 2 bedroom suite which is basically a two bedroom, two bathroom apartment with a full kitchen. very quiet rooms, friendly and really helpful front office and waitering staff. very good breakfast, although very busy at peak times. coin operated laundry and plenty of free parking. 15 minute walk to the Metro, and 1 minute from the I-495, route 50 intersection. 5 minutes drive from Tysons Corner, and 20 minutes to Potomac Mills Mall. 25 minutes to Dulles airport. Kitchen cabinets and furniture a little dated, but in very good condition. We paid US$ 125.00 per night on the wkd AAA rate. Excellent value for size of rooms, and facilities. pool and basketball court, gas BBQ for cook-outs and tiny exercise room. Highly recommend this Residence Inn to families (lots staying when we were there) and people wanting spacious rooms and free parking. Housekeeping staff efficient and kept the room clean and freshly stocked with coffee etcetera

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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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:
#7 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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