Originally I said I did not want to stay here (I thought there is no way this can be good), then I was told this hotel was managed by the same folks that manage Holiday Inn, Candlewood etc I thought okay, those are great brands, I'm in. Not only do I wish I would have gone with my first instinct I should have looked it up on Trip Advisor before agreeing.
We are staying in a suite (umm no) we were told there was a kitchen (well... Sort of). There are two rooms connected by a broken down bathroom. The "kitchen" is a tiny microwave on a mini fridge and a bathroom sink in the living area on the other side of the room. I have dietary restrictions and always reserve a kitchenette suite so I can make some of my own meals... This is not that at all.
The most annoying thing is that if this hotel should be at about $60 TOPS for one of these un-renovated "suites".
The heating/cooling controls do not work, everything is grungy. Just gives me the willies.
We are traveling with a pet, if it were a child I would have insisted on leaving immediately. No way would I let a child crawl on this floor. You can hear everything in the hall, the elevator sort of bounces when you get in... Not a reassuring feeling at all.
The bed feels comfortable... And if you need to be on base then this is convenient but those are the only good things about this place I can see at the moment.
Military members and their families deserve better accommodation for sure. I am appalled. I am hoping things improve when all the renovations are complete, in the mean time stop telling people they are getting a suite with a kitchen. It's misleading.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to IHG Army Hotels on Fort Belvoir. We are committed to providing quality on-post accommodations to military personnel and official guests of the United States Army. Because we are located right on post, we have a unique understanding of military guests and their needs. We also offer a number of amenities including daily complimentary breakfast, courtesy on-post shuttle service, free internet access, a flexible pet policy, and complimentary weekly socials. ... more less