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Courtyard by Marriott Dunn Loring Fairfax
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2722 Gallows Rd, Merrifield, VA 22180   |  
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Pierre, South Dakota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great hotel, great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Picked this hotel because it was close to the Metro. Asked staff for any advice on using the Metro and they were very informative. Metro was partially closed, but they explained how they bused people where it was closed. Also, they let us leave our car in the hotels parking garage after we checked out that morning. No parking worries, just walked across the street to the Metro, knowing our car was safe.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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  • 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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sshaheen
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8 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

During the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy we were left without power and a cold front we were not ready for. Needing a warm place for the night was essential. Upon arrival the staff was very accommodating upgrading us to a King suite so my son could spread out and prepare for his final presentation due the next morning. The hours for the food cafe was perfect, open until 10pm. The morning breakfast was fast and also well made. Love the streamlined hotel lobby that Marriott Courtyard has come up with. Easy to navigate and has everything you would need to run out the door. Metro is right on the next block making it very accessible to downtown DC.

My only complaint was the noise coming from the busy street (Gallows Road) below. The rush hour traffic started at 5:30am and it sounded as if our window was open, it was loud. Had I stayed another night, I would have requested a room on the north facing side (nearest the metro) away from Gallows road. Perhaps the maintainence crew could check the seals in the bedroom window of unit 702. Could have been a result of something as simple as that.

Although we were warned, the pull-out couch is not big enough for a 5'6'' teen. I was warned, but this was the first time we noticed our little teen just cannot fit on a double sofa couch anymore. :(

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed here for a parents' weekend trip to our daugter's college. Hotel was right across the commuter parking lot from the metro, which gave us great access to DC.

The only trouble was the metro shut down for repairs one station away while we were there. Had to take the metro, then a bus, then back on the metro. However, that wasn't the hotel's fault- just bring it up as a warning for those who want an inexpensive hotel whiel vsiting DC, be sure to check metro's construction schedule!

My experience with this hotel was consistent with most of my stays at courtyard. It was clean, staff was friendly, room was well appointed and clean as well. Bed was exceptionally comfortable!

Rate was great- $79/night- when DC hotel rates for the same category of hotel were double and triple that amount the weekend we visited.

Would definitely recommend- when the metro is running, it's only about a 20 minute ride to midtown DC.

Hotel is located in a high-rise commuter area, so there's not much around it within walking distance, but since we were going into DC all day, each day, this wasn't an issue for our visit.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilkesboro, NC
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We found this to be a very nice property, well kept and clean. Rooms nicely furnished and quiet. Metro and Bus Station on the next block, 3 minute walk. Secure parking under the hotel. We'll come back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We were lost, tired and hungry when traffic diverted us to Gallows Road in Vienna, Virginia. So lucky to find the Courtyard Marriott! The hotel staff are the most friendly and helpful that we've run into in a long time. The roadway construction made this oasis hard to find, but we were immediately greeted by the pleasant staff when we entered the front door. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and despite being so near the road, very quiet.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We had two rooms for a visit to DC and were very pleased with the quality of the hotel. The rooms were clean, nicely furnished, and comfortable. The dinner and breakfast menus were a little limited, especially for our one vegetarian, but met our needs. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful.

We stayed here because it was across the street from the metro and with Howard's homecoming and a Redskins game in town, hotel prices in town were outrageous. One inconvenience....we weren't told that on Sunday the metro didn't run directly into DC. We went one stop and had to get out of the metro and into a shuttle that took us one stop. We then had to get out of the shuttle and back into the metro. It's understandable that track work made this necessary, but this added a good 15-20 minutes to our commute each way. If we had known, we would have stayed near another stop that went directly into town. Ask about the metro before you book if this is a concern for you.

That said, this is a very nice hotel and great value for the room rates.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Harvard, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We (with spouse and daughter) stayed here over the weekend while I interviewed for a job in DC. The weekend rate was terrific ($76/night with AAA). The hotel was clean, the bed was nice, the staff was cheerful and helpful. I can't give the hotel any higher praise. I don't know what the weekday rate is, but for the money, a weekend stay can't be beat. Also, there are restaurants, pharmacies, the Metro, and other conveniences nearby. There is quite a bit of construction going on in the area right now. I don't know how the construction affect things during the week, but on weekends it causes no problems and is of little consequence.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Address: 2722 Gallows Rd, Merrifield, VA 22180
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Location: United States > Virginia > Fairfax County > Merrifield
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Merrifield
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Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Dunn Loring Fairfax 3*
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