Arrived very late on Wednesday night / Thanksgiving morning. Tried to use "lockbox" system to check in. My name was not listed on any of the boxes. Waited a couple minutes for someone to come let me in. Desk clerk was nice enough and check in was ok after that.
Room was a little beat up - thermostat was loose on the wall, repairs in bathroom had not been painted, escutcheon around tub faucet was loose. Kitchen was ok; refrigerator was clean inside, outside was pretty nasty on top. Surfaces other than counter tops, dresser tops, etc. were fairly dusty.
Room also smelled a little odd, but mostly like whatever food the previous occupant had cooked, so not really the fault of the hotel, I suppose. Not bad enough for my family to move to another room, either.
It was, however, extremely difficult to control the temperature in the room. The heater kept shutting down whenever we went to bed because of the "energy savings system." Very, very annoying.
Had to walk down to lobby to swap out towels/sheets for fresh. A little odd for a hotel, but I guess it saves them a fair amount of money.
I got a good deal and felt like I received a good value for what I spent, but if the Hyatt Fair Lakes ever wises up and puts a refrigerator and microwave in at least some of their rooms, we would probably choose the Hyatt over this place next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and experience our new Comforts of Home Bedding Collection. At the Candlewood Suites Washington-Fairfax we put the amenities where they count: in our suites. Each suite features a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, 2 burner stove, refrigerator ice maker, dishwasher and the utensils needed for cooking. Every guest room at the Fairfax Candlewood Suites offers free high-speed Internet, and a comfortable executive desk & chair.Enjoy free use of the hotel s fitness center, business services, and laundry facilities. Relax in an overstuffed recliner while enjoying a CD or VCR tape from the hotel s free library. The hotel also has the renowned Candlewood Cupboard, a small convenience store where you can purchase items 24/7 at a reasonable price.The pet friendly Candlewood Suites Fairfax is conveniently located near the Pentagon, NRA museum, George Mason University, Patriot Center, Dulles Expo & Conference Center, Fair Oaks Mall, and Fairfax County Courthouse. Use the Vienna Metro station just 4 miles away to visit the many area attractions in Washington, DC. Dulles Airport IAD and Reagan National Airport DCA are within 14 miles.This extended stay hotel caters to business and government travelers. Best of all, every night you stay at the Candlewood Suites Washington-Fairfax you will earn Priority Club Rewards points! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Candlewood Fairfax
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