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“Good stay for DC” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Washington DC SW-Springfield
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6401 Brandon Ave., Springfield, VA 22150   |  
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Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Springfield
Phila., PA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Good stay for DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Excellent 3 night stay to visit DC. Hotel was clean, fairly updated, had a good breakfast, nice indoor pool, and plenty of free parking. Desk was friendly and helpful. Hotel offered a free shuttle to local stops including the Franconia-Springfield metro stop about 2 miles from the hotel - last stop on the Blue line, so very convenient 30 min ride to the Smithsonian. Hotel has a couple of decent restaurants close by, and right by the Springfield mall.

Only complaint I would have is the rate is around $200/night, a little high for this distance from the city. I used points, so not an issue for us.

No complaints at all, and would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Philadelphia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I stayed at the hotel only for one night. Check in was very quick. It was a typical Holiday Inn Express. Everything was clean and in order. The TV was outdated and there was not very much in the way of cable channels to watch. Used the hotel shuttle to go to Mike's American Grill (See my review) Bed was clean and comfortable. I got a second floor room. It had terrible view to HVAC units. A continental breakfast was waiting for me in the morning. It was your typical Choice Hotel/Hampton Inn breakfast options; you know with the waffles, cereal, pastries, juice and coffee. Tried to use the business center but I couldn't get internet access. Check in was really easy. The best thing of this hotel was the location to restaurants, stores and pharmacies. They were in walking distance.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Washington DC SW-Springfield, responded to this review, May 6, 2012
Philly_Dan,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re sorry you were not fully satisfied with the accommodations received. We hope that you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Ben J
IHG Care
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Freehold, NJ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I stayed t this hotel on 3/31/2012. Hotel room was above average. This is not a luxury hotel but a good, solid place to stay that is very near downtown Washington DC (approximately 12 minutes straight shot on 395). Mattress was a bit firm for my taste. Everything was clean and moderately updated. Shower head/pressure was wonderful. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was your standard fare for a freebie (eggs, sausage, biscuits, otameal, pancakes, cinnamon buns, bagels, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, coffee, juice). The breakfast area was constantly being restocked. Did not experience a noise issue though I saw several large groups of young people. Restaurants are close by, though we chose to eat in DC. I would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

I always stay at this hotel an everytime I stay there my stay gets better an better. Staff is very friendly an helps out with whatever I need. The shuttle is a plus I go eat an to shopping centers. A person who stands out is STACEY BOULWARE.....He goes above an beyond, I was ahving a bad day and was very irritated. He welcomed me with a warm big smile an complimented me on how nice I was. I really needed it at that time an it brightened my day. I needed directions to a place, by the time I got my room he called me with the direction and divning directions witha direct number to a nice car company that was willing to take me. Stacey remembered my name and had the room I like the most available. I appreciate my stay an Ill always stay here and I commend Mr. Boulware for going over an beyond, with not just me but all people staying there including having respect for his co-workers. I just appreciated him. Thanks Stacey

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

We were having a mini-family reunion. At the last minute my parents discovered that they could not stay at my sister's and had to get a room at the hotel we were staying at. Mr. Stacy Boulware took excellent care of my elderly parents (in their mid-80's). They are in the room next to us and he gave them an excellent rate.

I stay at Holiday Inn Expresses whenever I can. I do so because of employess like Stacy who understand true customer service.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
105 hotel reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I find myself wondering what the last few reviewers were smoking... the only way this place would ever see 5 stars is if it added up its 2 stars for value and 3 stars for service. In fact if you look at the reviews closely it seems quite obvious that the hotel management wrote them. I mean how many people from Springfield VA with the same initials as the manager are staying at hotels in Springfield VA? And on top of that giving every aspect of the hotel 5 stars, give me a break. So I'd suggest ignoring the 2 or 3 reviews below this one because anyone who rates this dump as 5 stars is clearly faking it.

In any case let me give my honest review:

I stayed here on business for an entire week and this place was a huge disappointment. While the lobby is nice and the staff is pretty good, there is no more to compliment here. The rooms are crap, the beds horrible, and the pillows in particular are awful. The AC/heater units are so loud that they wake you up every time they kick on. They claim the hotel has been 'recently renovated' but the furniture is beat up and stained and the doors, walls, and bathroom fixtures look decades old. The ceiling, which was water stained, is a popcorn ceiling... hello 1980's???. There is no closet, but rather a type of metal coat rack that was ripping out of the wall in my room. The phone in my room would randomly hang up in the middle of phone calls, so I stopped using it at all.

The free breakfast was okay, but I have had much better at other Holiday Inn Expresses. But even getting to the food was a challenge since each morning seemed to bring another busload of high school students on a class trip that dominated the entire breakfast area.

Someone below compared this place to a Motel 6, and I'd say that is a fair assessment. Except that Motel 6's are usually a little less beat up and about a third the cost.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Washington DC SW-Springfield, responded to this review, April 7, 2012
frank3355,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay. It is regrettable you were not satisfied with the service you received. I would like to address this with you further. I have sent you a private message to obtain more information about your stay. I look forward to hearing from you and being of further assistance.

Ben J
IHG Care
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Springfield, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

This hotel compares to 5 star hotels I have been to in customer service, cleanliness, and overall atmosphere. All the staff is great, but one sticks out in particular - Stacey Boulware. He is always in a great mood and uplifting even if you're not having a good day. I in fact sat down the manager of the hotel and complinted her on her whole staff. Another great thing is the hotel has a free shuttle that will take you around to local places and pick you up from the Metro free. Ths hotel gets an A++ from me, and I was there for several weeks.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 6401 Brandon Ave., Springfield, VA 22150
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Location: United States > Virginia > Fairfax County > Springfield
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Springfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Washington DC SW-Springfield 2.5*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express Washington DC SW-Springfield is a 10 story hotel with newly renovated guest rooms ideally located 13 miles south of Washington, DC at the junction of I-95, I-395, and I-495 Capital Beltway. Our hotel is 11 miles south of Reagan National Airport (DCA) and with our free shuttle servicing the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station the metropolitan area awaits. Local attractions and businesses include: the White House, Smithsonian, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Amtrak Auto Train, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, SAIC, General Motors, the Pentagon, Fort Belvoir, and Quantico. Shoppers will enjoy Springfield Mall, Tysons Corner Mall, and Potomac Mills.The Springfield Holiday Inn Express features 194 guest rooms with newly upgraded decor, complimentary high-speed Internet access (wireless throughout hotel, wired in select rooms), complimentary breakfast, free parking, and outdoor pool. Allow the professional sales staff at Holiday Inn Express in Springfield to assist you with your next banquet or social function; we can accommodate up to 200 people. Stay Smart with us and enjoy all of the convenience of Washington, without all of the hassle! ... more   less 
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