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“Good value and location.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield

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Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield
Ranked #6 of 15 Hotels in Falls Church
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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152 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Good value and location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our family stayed for 10 days in early July after or relocation to the Northern Virginia area. We had a two bedroom suite with a full kitchen. Included in the price was hot breakfast and Monday thru Thursday they offer up an early evening manager’s meal/snack. We tried this twice and though it was not the highest quality it was enough food to make a meal out of. The front desk staff was very helpful on many occasions. There is free wifi throughout and a business center with two computers and a printer. The rooms were nice with plenty of towels closet space. Each room and main living area had a large flat screen television. The location is right next to a strip mall with multiple options for meals, staples, CVS, and cleaners just to name a few. The hotel has a single level parking garage underneath which is free for guests. Dunn Loring metro is just over a mile away. All in all our stay here was nice and we would recommend the hotel to anyone moving to the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Matt J, Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments about the hotel and staff. We hope to see you again when you come back to the Fairfax/Merrifield area.
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Naples, Florida
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This Residence Inn is locate right off the beltway and is a good family location (on weekends) for exploration of the DC area. The breakfast is good. They have a pool, hot tub and exercise area. It is good for kids. they have an underground garage. I was there over a 4th of July weekend. I can't comment as to business use.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank DACETC
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments regarding your family's visit to the hotel over the July 4th weekend. I am glad to hear your stay at the Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield was convenient and pleasant for you and your family. The Washington DC area offers many family-friendly ways to celebrate our nation's independence and I am glad to hear your family had the opportunity to enjoy some of these events. We hope to see you again next year.
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Haymarket, Virginia
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield is located in a great location that makes it easy for one to do anything in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. It is close enough to the Dunn Loring Merrifield Metro Station to allow one to easily slip into our Nation's Capitol and enjoy all that there is; it is also within a short drive to the largest mall in Northern Virginia (if you are a shopping fanatic), and it is a short drive to the many battlefields and other historic sites, if you are a history buff like me.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Bigfoot62
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for the great review about our great location. Our Residence Inn is located one mile from the Dunn Loring DC metro station, adjacent to shopping, dining and entertainment and is easily accessible from both I-495 & Route 50. This hotel is also convenient to the Mosaic District, Tyson`s Corner, Washington DC, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and offers 1 meeting room ideal for small group events.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

I had a two bedroom suite with 2 bathrooms. The room size was nice and the beds were comfortable. Room service was prompt and accommodating. Breakfast was good. The pool is small but clean. Overall I would return here if in the area and I'm looking for an economy room.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank geministoy
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for your feedback! Please come back and see us when you visit the area!
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Concord, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed here with our family of five and ill start. By saying wow! When I checked in the first evening the man at the front desk was spot on courteous and very welcoming. We stayed here as an alternative to DC because of cost. But I will say I'd cost didn't play a roll I would still stay here again for my DC trip. This place was very family friendly and intimate. It was almost like being in an apartment community. Great spread for breakfast! We have been here now for five days and are loving it! I will definitely be back. You simply can't beat the value or service . Perfect place for families. We will surely be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments. We are very fortunate to have so many great reviews here on TripAdvisor and I greatly appreciate you adding your experience. I am happy to hear we made your trip to the area enjoyable and relaxing. The staff will be so happy to hear your comments; I cannot wait to share your kind words. Thank you again for the wonderful feedback!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

First impressions of this location: The property is nestled back near office buildings. Parking lot smallish, no drive up area to unload, only two 10 mins spaces for this. Construction workers were parked in one of those - inconvenient. The rest were handicapped spaces.

We called ahead and were allowed to check in early and given a first floor room. However, the shortest route to get to this room from lobby was to go outside and circle around the pool, sports play area, etc. If you didn't take this shortcut the only other way was thru the long, long neverending corridors with luggage etc. Thankfully, two nice housekeepers helped us out. This was a rainy, chilly long weekend and I didn't appreciate having to go out in the elements to get to my room. If the weather was better and pool open we would have had to march thru other guests using the pool/ play area. Poor design. When we asked front desk staff to switch rooms we were told this was the only room available for early check-in.

We checked in on a weekday. Be aware that office workers from nearby buildings were walking and sitting outside during lunch so close blinds on for security if facing.

This is an older hotel. - furniture shows it. The free breakfast was basic. I will not seek out this hotel again.

Room Tip: We arrived lunch time thru the week and there was foot traffic from nearby workers so be aware if yo...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank R D
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you for your review on July 6, 2013. We deeply regret the experience you encountered with the location of your suite and offer our sincere apology. After receiving your review, I gave the front desk team some feedback so they offer alternative parking options at our hotel. We offer both above ground parking and garage parking. While the above ground parking offers easy access to guest registration and public spaces areas, the parking garage also offers 3 different entrances to the hotel, which allows access to all levels and suites, as well as, providing you with a secure and covered area. Again, please accept our sincerest apologies if we failed to point out the different parking options. Hopefully, you will allow us another opportunity to serve you again in the near future.
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Barrington, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed May 2-6 ... the suite was perfect for our family of 5 ... we were able to put our teenager on the sofa bed in the living room, with his own TV and the little kids in the second bedroom. There were even two bathrooms, which made getting everyone ready in the morning a snap! We all enjoyed the hot breakfast each morning - it was a nice mix of healthy options like fruit, yogurt and oatmeal, as well as waffles, sausage and eggs. The staff at the reception desk was very friendly and helpful ... even provided my daughter with a toothbrush which she had forgotten. The rooms were clean, beds were comfortable and there are two Metro stations a short drive away. We also were pleased with the location, near McDonalds and Wendys, but also some family sit down restaurants. If we go back to the DC area, we will stay here again!

Room Tip: We had a corner suite ... it was very quiet!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Matt J, General Manager at Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to comment about your recent stay at the Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield. We sincerely appreciate your detailed review of the hotel's suite features, the amenities we offer and our convenient location. Next time you are in the area, please stop by the reception desk. I would enjoy the opportunity to say hello and welcome you back to the Northern Virginia area.
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Property: Residence Inn Fairfax Merrifield
Address: 8125 Gatehouse Rd, Falls Church, VA 22042-1203
Location: United States > Virginia > Falls Church
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:
#4 Family Hotel in Falls Church
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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