I'm not sure how this faded old motel does so well on TripAdvisor. Travelers must have a very tolerant standard for what deserves a 4 or 5 rating. I disagree with the average.
Quite simply, the room I stayed at in this motel was worn out and tired. It had mildew on the ceiling of the shower, rust on the bath vent, a bath heater that looked dangerously out of date, a dirty ceiling near the grate of the heat vent, a door latch that was missing a screw, and an ever present faint smell of cigarettes that probably has been embedded since 1986, complete with vintage orange cigarette burn marks permanently stained into the bath sink area. The walls were thin. The lampshade was cracked and drooped from its lamp. The clothes iron was missing its spray nozzle. This room was the equivalent of a worn out car on a used lot for $999.
I won't be totally negative. The linens were clean.
The staff is quite friendly, I agree with other reviewers about that. However the friendliness of the staff could never outweigh the low quality of the room. I don't understand the 4-circle average rating. Perhaps there are better rooms than the one I received. Perhaps others paid much less. Buyer beware and be sure to read reviews carefully.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Traditional Style 1959 American Inn located in the shadow of Our Nation’s Capital located just minutes from D.C. in Falls Church, Va. inside the Capital Beltway. Full Service Inn with three buildings and exterior corridors featuring Seasonal pool, Free Wi-Fi, Complimentary Breakfast, in addition to Bentley's Falls Church Diner - a 30 year old local tradition! Our property offers a great location and value with the service you can expect from a locally owned and independently operated business. We wish to stress, we aren't Fancy, justa simple little Inn where our amenities are Value, Location, Service and a smile.Shuttle Service to East Falls Church Metro now available - Mon-Fri 7am to 11am, Sat/Sun 8am to noon. Evenings 5pm to 9pm -we run by on the hour in the evenings but please call upon arrival, Mornings are first come first serve. We look forward to meeting you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Governor House Hotel Falls Church
- Quality Inn Falls Church