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“Good Family Choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Oakwood Falls Church
501 Roosevelt Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22044   |  
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Ranked #9 of 14 hotels in Falls Church
Alexandria, Virginia
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10 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good Family Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Oakwood Falls Church is not a hotel as such, rather it is short-term corporate housing with a minimum three-day stay. Although it mostly caters to government employees on per diem, it also houses corporate customers and even some individual customers. Oakwood is extremely popular with families and accepts pets as well.

Others have complained about the laundry room, but as some reviewers have noted, many rooms have a stacked washer and dryer included. There are limited on-site facilities such as a small dry cleaners and grocery store, but there are several large shopping centers within a 20 minute walking distance, including a Safeway grocery store, a CVS drug store, as well as over 20 restaurants. The Oakwood complex is located next to Eden Center, the largest Vietnamese shopping complex in Virginia but many non-Vietnamese restaurants are available at other shopping centers nearby. The outdoor pool is heated and is open well past Labor Day. There is a small playground for tots. The tennis court and barbeque grills adjacent to the pool are very popular.

My room was spacious and clean with an enormous walk-in closet and ample storage space. The kitchenette was stocked with basic kitchenware, small detergent and cleaning supplies, ironing equipment, vacuum cleaner and some bottled water in the fridge. Wi Fi and ethernet are included in the basic rate as well as digital tv with over 100 channels. Each room has a walk-out balcony. Maid service is typically once per week.

Cons:

The front desk is not available 24/7.

The trash chute area fills up past capacity very quickly each morning, necessitating a lengthy hike to the dumpters.

If you are not familiar with the Seven Corners area, the neighborhood can be difficult to navigate without a GPS and rush hour traffic patterns can be scary for out-of-towners.

Room Tip: If you want a quieter rooom ask for one away from the stairs and elevator and on an upper floor. Thi...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

I travel extensively all over the world with my job and this accommodation has been a real hilight. The staff were very friendly and helpful but did not invade privacy too much like a regular hotel which was a real benefit. My room was C109 and it was beautiful and clean with granite worktops, huge bed and walk-in closet.
The pool and facilities were second-to-none and there always a real community atmosphere.
The only disappointment was the location in that there were not many decent restaurants in close proximity.

I will definitely be staying here again... 5*

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

I stayed at the Oakwood Appartments, falls church a couple of times for extended stay. I found the place present and quite. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The bed was comfortable and view from the large balcony serene. What i did not like about the apartment was that laundry machine were not available in the room and the common area machines were not in good condition. the location is secluded and very far away from the place i was working, there is shuttle service they provide from departments to Metro station but the timing does not suit late commuters. The only grocery shop within the complex has limited things and one needs to go to nearby markets to fetch even the basic things.
The short facilities and gym is good and in excellent condition, the business center is good but could definitely have been better. The staff is courteous and helpful.

Room Tip: get a car for extended stay else commuting will be an issue.
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  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

I’m not sure why there are so many negative reviews for Oakwood Falls Church.

My stay was a very pleasant one and I did not encounter any of the problems that the others reviewers had.

Here are the pros and cons of my visit.

Pros
Excellent customer service, both via e-mail and in-person.
Free Continental breakfast provided every Sunday.
Adequately-stocked on-site grocery store.
Room was updated with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and stacked washer and dryer.
Free shuttle service to East Falls Church Metro.
Free shuttle service to FSI (for USG employees).
Within walking distance to East Falls Church Metro.
Next to Planet Fitness Gym.
Next to Eden Center shopping area and ethnic restaurants.
Informative monthly newsletters provided to guests.
Use of business with two desktop computers, copier machine, and shredder is free to guests.
Good option for long-term residents.
Use of on-site gym is free to guests.
Use of conference rooms and mini-theater is free to guests.

Cons
Not too many Western restaurants within walking distance.
Parking may be limited due to ongoing construction.

Room Tip: Rooms in the "C" building, facing the cemetery are quieter (for obvious reasons). Corner...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

Apartment was dirty and run down upon arrival and then found bed bugs! HORRIBLE EXPERINCE!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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san francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2008

Good option for long-term residents, as this operation has a fixed deal with the State Dept. Nothing glamorous but lots of pluses:

- It lies in one of the best public school districts in the U.S. Schools are on par with some of the better private schools I've seen.

- Great opportunity for kids to bond with other Oakwood kids, making it much easier to join a new school. The school bus stops right at the Oakwood.

- Once a week maid service, Internet, cable TV, pool, tennis courts, activities included.

- Good insulation so you don't hear much from your neighbors.

- Simplified vouchers.

And a few minuses:

- Not a pretty place, somewhat cheaply outfitted apartments.

- The large amount of kids running the place gets on the nerves of residents without kids.

- Only place to keep bikes is on your balcony. No idea why they don't have collective bike storage.

All in all, you could do worse!

Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

If you are looking for an apartment complex that looses your mail on a consistent basis and provides you with a TERRIBLE parking for its residents than Oakwood Falls Church is for you. The staff was also very unprofessional with their attitude toward my wife on a consistent basis.On the surface, the apartment complex was very appealing but we could not have been more disappointed with what we choose.

Please do not make the same mistake.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 501 Roosevelt Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22044
Location: United States > Virginia > Falls Church
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
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Ranked #9 of 14 hotels in Falls Church
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