Ok, we have stayed here before. It is on post and not open to public. We stayed in the officers quarters near the OClub. These are older buildings with suites in them for families who have business on the base. We will be here for a couple of weeks while my husband works here. The rooms are ok. The furniture needs some updating. The beds are probably the best thing in the room. The shower is adequate--tiny--no room for more than once person at a time. There is a small "kitchen" with fridge, dishes, pots, coffee and microwave and a dining area to eat (if you eat in the room). There is cable television and internet (wired). No wifi here. There is one of the base pools out back and a great view of the river (if you can see through the dirty windows). I believe it is smokefree as the only smoke I smelled was someone burning their toast in another room. The walls are thin--we could easily hear the children in the suite next door. No elevators in this building, no breakfast on premise (although there is some somewhere on this post). The area is quite beautiful with large mature trees. The O-Club is right next door, but don't depend on it for dinner. There is lunch there (the views are pretty good) but don't expect to park in front of your room because those eating at the O-Club or attending events will park there (I had to park temporarily while I unloaded groceries from the car and then move it to a parking lot nearby). Additionally we have been locked out of our room several times as they keycards either are programmed wrong, the battery is dead, or some other excuse. Last night we went and exchanged keys only to get back to our room for the second time to find the new keys didn't work. We called that time and waited 20 minutes and no one had showed up. We called again and they sent someone over to give us new keys (they didn't) but did let us in our room (was it our room, they asked). Eventually they got the keys back to us. We had waited over an hour (we needed bathrooms when we started the process). It is a 15 minute drive back and forth to the Hotel main desk. And we had to go out for dinner (but had to wait for the new keys). The telephones are difficult to use, there are no directions for much of any of the equipment in the room. The hair dryer must be 20 years old. And then there was a cupboard of shoes outside our door from the next room... I don't think we will stay again. Being near Washington, there are many other hotels we can choose. I just wish they would tighten up on procedures and their services to clients. We had the same (or worse) luck last year (the AC went down last year). It is convenient to work (but not food or dining in the immediate area). With a "for profit" management company, it should be a lot better than this. Someone is getting ripped off.
- 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