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“Excellent residence” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn Fairfax City

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Residence Inn Fairfax City
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
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67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent residence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The hotel is very nice, the suites are large and well furnished (there was a fully equipped kitchen with stove tops and microwave oven). We had a one bedroom apartment with a queen sofa bed (it allowed are 10-12 kids to sleep) and a separate room with a king bed. There was a small table for two. The bathroom was excellent with a glass shower. Free internet was included.

Very clean and staff was very friendly and helpful. They also offered to buy groceries (I didn't try the service though).

Breakfast was included (eggs, bacon, cereals, bread, fruit salads, yogurt and self-made waffles). It also included a plain set dinner (5:30-7:30) for 4 days of the week, including some fresh green and tomato salads.. You won't gain weight with it and you won't come on purpose, but occasionally it is nice to avoid getting out.

The place is also close to the the CUE Bus stops that bring you to Vienna Metro station or GMU and the M15 that goes to Vienna Tyson corner. So we could go to Washington DC or GMU and leave the car behind. A small shopping center is just around the corner and place selling buffalo and Elk hamburger on the back of the hotel. A wonderful place for indian buffet is also at walking distance (see my review for Minerva).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

From the friendly welcome to the big, fluffy white towels, this place has it all. The decor is sleek and modern (reminded me of Aloft), and there's storage space for everything, even in the smaller studio. The front desk staff was friendly and helpful. The free breakfast was typical of a Residence Inn (hot and cold choices), and the breakfast staff members were courteous and helpful. I didn't partake in the free social hour (high-calorie nachos), but the spread looked delicious and people seemed to be really enjoying the food. We asked for a room on an upper floor (we try to avoid dog walkers) and were given a quiet room on the fifth floor. Whether visiting the DC metro area on business or vacation, this hotel would be a good choice. For allergic me, allowing pets is the only down side; however, for others that's a plus.

Room Tip: If you have pet allergies: We've been told that non-dog-lovers should ask for higher floors at R...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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76 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Although this is the smallest room I've ever had at a Residence Inn it served the purposed quite nicely for my weeklong Paul Rolland Violin Workshop at George Mason University. The room appeared new and clean without any of that dreaded cleaning products smell. The kitchen was sparsely by well appointed with utensils in good repair. The light levels were a bit low due to the new CF lights required by law.

The bed quickly let me drift off to sleep and the curtains blocked all the night time light pollution. The latter particularly important since my room looked out over a car dealership. The front desk staff was without exception, pleasant & helpful at every interaction. Even on the second floor the room was blissfully quiet.

The only complaint lies with the room layout. Who thinks it is a good idea to put the AC outlet at the end of the bed? Who wants to sleep with that blowing on you all night. Thankfully, the curtains could be pulled across the outlet and held in place with a chair to deflect the breeze. The AC unit was quiet however.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the car dealership side if you like to have the curtains open.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Temecula
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 8 nights, and it was a huge disappointment. The reviews sounded excellent, but perhaps my expectations were too high or unrealistic. We arrived at 7:30pm on July 5th and were not offered any social hour food, even though it closes at 7:30pm. Then, we find out it only is offered mon-thurs. I asked for a fifth floor room for quiet and peace during the reservation booking but, we were placed on the third floor. We were celebrating our anniversary and my birthday in the nation's Capitol, so you might think something would have been mentioned once we arrived. But, no, just keys to room 302.
We experienced excessive noise for four nights in a row. Kids screaming, chairs dragging, cabinets slamming, all of this at midnight. We called three times and nothing was done. We even asked to be moved and no response or resolution. We should give this hotel two stars, but the housekeeping staff was excellent,. Best part of the hotel, very friendly and accommodating.
The hotel is close to the metro orange line and freeway access, but not much else about this hotel that I would recommend. Get the highest floor room you can. Price was average. Breakfast was decent, but nothing spectacular.
Water pressure for the shower is extremely weak, especially after walking all day in the humidity of DC and wanting a hot pressure shower on your back.

Room Tip: Suites will not get cool in the bedroom, also, get the fifth floor.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank JKCJES
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Quebec City, Canada
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49 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Great place to stay when you visit Washington! The metro is very close.The hotel is one year old and is the best 3 star hotel I have ever stayed in. The rooms are big and the lobby and reception area are fantastic!
Used the BBQ twice and enjoyed the little pool in the 103 degree weather. The work out room is well equiped and it is a pet friendly hotel. Breakfast was good and the staff were quick at cleaning up and they were very nice.
Check in to check out was flawless.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Mailmanwill
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Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

We stayed here Memorial Day weekend and absolutely loved it! We had our two children with us and they slept on the pull out sofa which they found very comfortable. The room was big enough for the four of us to move around without bumping into one another and we found it to be very comfortable to relax in. The kitchen was just big enough for our quick visits to the room and a cup of coffee or two. There is a full fridge for left overs or groceries. We did not swim but the pool looked clean and refreshing... and not crowded at all. Our stay came with a delicious hot buffet that offered a very wide selection to meet all of our dietary needs. The staff was extremely helpful and courteous. It is not very close to DC proper but it is only a short drive to a metro. We did not venture into the city on this particular trip as it was our 7th time visiting but have stayed outside of the city once prior and the metro is very convenient for family travel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Stacey S
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Washington DC
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79 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I'm a fan of Residence Inn Hotels and always trying to stay in them only. This one is the best hotel I have ever been especially in DC area. It's very clean, comfortable and looks new. Staff is great and professional. The bad is that the hotel is far from DC but it is not that far from Dulles airport and Tyson's Corner Shopping Center. You'll not regret of staying here.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank andig333
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Property: Residence Inn Fairfax City
Address: 3565 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-2706
Location: United States > Virginia > Fairfax
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 ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Fairfax
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Fairfax City 3*
Number of rooms: 155
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Inn Fairfax City is located near many of the area’s top attractions including Wolf Trap, George Mason University, Washington, D.C., and the Patriot Center. Fully renovated, our spacious suites feature separate living and sleeping areas, fully-equipped kitchens with stainles steel appliances and HDTVs. Start your day off right with our complimentary breakfast buffet, or end the night at our evening social. Complimentary Internet access and on-site parking is available for all guests. Relax and unwind at our outdoor pool, or work out in our hotel fitness center. Enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of home with hallmark Marriott service at the Residence Inn Fairfax City. ... more   less 
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