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Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8125 Gatehouse Road, Merrifield, VA 22042   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Merrifield
Springfield, Virginia
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“Excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Love the hotel location.. shopping center next to it with starbucks.. the rooms were clean and well maintained.. friendly and well trained staff.. definetly will return to this location..they had wonderful fresh bake cookies for dinner dessert.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you Mike for your feedback on your recent stay at the Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield. I am glad you found our location to be convenient which is adjacent to shopping, dining, entertainment and is easily accessible from both I-495 & Route 50. Please come back and see us when you visit the area and we will be sure to have some fresh baked cookies waiting for you!
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We spent the night before my son's return flight to Japan. We arrived a bit late, but check in was quick and efficient. The rooms were very clean. The only real complain was the tepid food at breakfast. It could have been much warmer. Still, I would stay again, and probably will as DC is a common weekend trip for us.

  • Stayed January 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you for your valuable feedback. We are glad you found your stay to be overall comfortable and a clean environment. I apologize that the food we offered during our complimentary daily breakfast was not warm. If there are any issues you incur during your stay we try to remedy as soon as possible and we appreciate feedback like yours so we can constantly improve. We look forward to your return the next time you visit the Merrifield area.

Sincerely yours,
Matt James
General Manager
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Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I arrived late from airport and had to leave early the next morning. I was pleasantly greeted, quickly oriented to amentities, and got to my room quickly. I enjoyed the stay and was pleased wtih the staff. Breakfast was convenient and offfered a good variety of choices. Overall I would recommend to other travelers and I do plan to stay here for future business travel.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, December 20, 2013
Greetings Mr. Ron W.,

Thank you for taking the time to share your review of the Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield. We sincerely appreciate the wonderful remarks about your arrival experience, friendly staff and our breakfast offerings. I hope to see you again in the very near future.

Thank you again,

Matt James
General Manager
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Washington, D.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We live in the general area of this hotel so it's a nice location when family comes to visit from out of town. They are always happy with the service, comfort level, and breakfast. Other reviewers have mentioned that the location is good - near 495 and 50, a few minutes from 66. Also near Inova Fairfax hospital. We had to stay about 2 months ago when we were having a home repair done and were very happy. Comfortable bed for us. Pull out sofa was fine for the kids. If anything goes wrong, the front desk is always quick to help. Did not experience any internet problems when surfing, checking email, etc.

Room Tip: It can be a walk to some of the rooms and the elevators are located at two ends. If mobility is an i...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you Beth for your feedback on your recent stay at the Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield. I am glad you found our hotel to be your "home away from home", while conducting repairs to your own home. Please keep us in mind for any other future hotel needs you may have in the Falls Church area!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for almost a week with the family. Generally had a good stay with no problem to report. We interacted with various service staff and they all seem to be top of what they do. The happy hour/management reception is pretty good too, nothing fancy though. Breakfast is average.

Room is well maintained in working order albeit a bit out dated comparing with some other RI hotels we have stayed. Ground parking space is limited, but there is ample space at gated underground lot that is directly accessible from the hotel elevator. Internet is a bit slow; watching online video can be problematic. We were not there to watch tv or video in the room so we are not as concerned.

Walking distance to a shopping plaza which seems to be generally safe at night. The location is pretty conveniently connected to highways and traffic is affordable most of the time. About 1/2 hr drive to DC downtown. Overall an acceptable choice for family/extended stay for the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you for your comments on your recent stay. We are glad you found our staff to be friendly and the location of the hotel convenient to restaurants and local highways. We apologize for the slower internet service you experienced. We are in the process of updating our internet and currently we have a project team onsite installing the fiber optic cabling. The new internet will be fully installed by Thanksgiving. Our new service provider will be offering much faster options and connections for our guests. Please come back and see us when you visit the area!


Best regards,

Matt James
General Manager
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Davison, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I've been spending my work week here since the middle of the summer and I recommend this hotel to any staying in the area. The staff is friendly and professional, and the accommodations are very clean.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at the Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield. I am glad you have been enjoying your extended stay experience and we appreciate your recommendation for others to come and stay with us. We look forward to your next visit and please feel free to let myself or any of the staff know how we can further make your stay enjoyable!

Best regards,

Matt James
General Manager
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Cathey's Valley, California
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Stayed here 3 nights, had to move to 3 different rooms because of problems. Weekend front desk clerk couldn't solve problem to my satisfaction, so that employee and her attitude caused this rating, and there was no manager available on weekends. The manager eventually solved this problem to my satisfaction via the phone when I returned home, but this one employee ruined my stay and since the rooms had problems, I can't rate this property any higher.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the Residence Inn by Marriott Fairfax Merrifield. We truly value reviews from our guests and use your feedback to improve our services and hospitality. Please accept my sincere apologies for what looked like a lack of caring from one of my employees. I have addressed the issues you experienced with your suite and I have personally spoken with the employee in question. Please feel free to contact me directly to arrange a more impressive second visit.

Best regards,

Matt James
General Manager
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Additional Information about Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield

Address: 8125 Gatehouse Road, Merrifield, VA 22042
Location: United States > Virginia > Fairfax County > Merrifield
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access 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:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Merrifield
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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Also Known As:
Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield Hotel Falls Church
Residence Inn Falls Church
Falls Church Residence Inn
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