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“2nd time around” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn Springfield Old Keene Mill

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Residence Inn Springfield Old Keene Mill
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“2nd time around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed at the Residence Inn in Springfield, Va. We enjoy everything about this place. The bed is comfortable, the continental breakfast is always delicious and the place is really clean. They allowed pets, so that was a plus for us. We stayed three nights during Christmas. Enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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simsbury ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

New hotel, very nice accomodating staff...rooms/kitchens were in great shape...the only drawback for us...no grilling area. It would get 5 stars if not for the grill....we were there for only an overnight so it wasn't a big deal...but would really miss it for an extended stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank mtnestr
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Brentwood, Missouri
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Remodeled comfortable residence inn. There is a Giant and Trader Joes very nearby which was convenient for groceries. I did find a beer cap under the sofa which hadn't been placed there by me. Other than that it felt clean and comfy. I don't know that I would stay in this area with family or small children. There is an adult video shop directly across the street as well as several other shops and "clubs" that are inappropriate. I did not feel unsafe, however, I did not walk out in the surrounding area. I drove, parked, shopped, and returned to the hotel.

Breakfast was standard residence inn. They did run short on sliced fruit a few mornings but did replenish when asked. The pool closes at 10 pm. I did not make a manger's reception in the evening but it looked like some kind of meat and potato chips one night.

Room Tip: There is only one elevator so depending where your room is it can be a long walk.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank jane1121
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

My husband and I stayed here over Thanksgiving and we love this hotel. We normally choose Hilton properties but after a very disappointing stay in the Sprinfield Hilton in 2011, we decided to give the Residence Inn a try. We are glad we did. Very comfortable rooms, big enough to stretch out. The bed was comfortable and the shower was hot with great water pressure. There is a full sized fridge and microwave in the kitchen which is big enough to cook in (we didn't but it would be). The free breakfast was okay but there was plenty of it and the hotel is close to good shops and restaurants (the Springfield Plaza mall is a short walk away). Parking is plentiful and free; the hotel is close to the freeways but not right at the exit, so getting in and out is not a problem. We didn't use the pool or fitness center but both looked clean and well equipped. There is a laundry and business center on site and a cozy lobby with warm fireplace - much needed in northern Virginia in late November. The hotel is close to the Metro to get to DC or Reagan Airport. Staff are friendly and attentive - bathroom supplies were replenished each day (not a guarantee in a lot of places). Hotel is pet friendly but doesn't have a 'doggy' smell.
We booked on a great deal - $84.00 per night for Thanksgiving week.
We have family in the area, so we will be staying at this Hotel again

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank OzzieinLA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Stayed here one night with my husband, daughter and new puppy. We had a studio suite on the fifth floor and it exceeded our expectations. We had never stayed at a Residence Inn before, but we were traveling with our new puppy so we needed a pet friendly hotel. Couldn't say enough nice things about this hotel. Very roomy rooms, great full kitchen. Better than we expected complimentary full breakfast in the morning. From now on we'll be actively looking for Residence Inns when we travel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Christine L
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Bogota, Colombia
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We stayed here temporarily as we were moving into the area. It really felt homey and spacious in the two bedroom suite. We could cook in our suite and spread out. The staff were friendly. Breakfast was good even though it was busy. Pool was clean and great for the kids. Close to chain restaurants and grocery stores. Easy parking. Absolutely no complaints!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank happygringa74
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Bahrain
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

My 14 year old daughter and I stayed here overnight to break up the drive home after a long soccer tournament in Frederick, MD. I wanted a hotel that was clean, contemporary, conveniently located and had a great staff. I got all of that with this Residence Inn. It's location near 395/495 made it easy for us to get into DC for a quick visit, and then on the road to get home. It is a bit of a confusing drive in the Old Keene Mill, Backlick area, so I looked at it all on a map before relying on my GPS to get me there.

I love that the parking and internet are free. Internet was fast. It makes visits so much easier on the wallet, and gives my daughter the opportunity to get her online homework done without breaking the bank every time we travel.

I didn't have any problems with noise, even though we were on the outer side of the hotel. We did have a 6th floor room, maybe that helped. We had a studio suite with a King sized bed for me and a pull out sofa bed for my daughter. My night's sleep was much better than hers- the sofa bed mattress was not the best, even though the furniture is newer. But she's young and recovered quickly! The room was a little cramped for the two of us,our luggage, her back pack and guitar. Had we stayed there more than one night we would have stored stuff in the large closet. The bathroom was great, but only came with soap, no shampoo or lotion. I can't remember if this is a particular trait of Res. Inn's, or just a slip up on part of the staff. No big deal, we had our own anyway.

We were fine with the hotel breakfast, the waffle station is always a hit with her, and there were enough cold and hot choices to fill my belly. The coffee was great, and the staff wonderful. They kept clearing away our used plates for us and were quick to wipe down the table after we left. A neat thing I noticed- out in the lobby area there are round nooks with t.v.s and tables with bench seating. The morning we were there they were occupied by some small kids eating breakfast and no doubt watching some morning cartoons, still in their jammies. Perfect spot for them and they were quiet and content.

I didn't check out the pool,exercise room or guest laundry room. We were there less than 14 hours as we checked out right after breakfast to head into DC. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Higher floors always seem to offer a quieter night's sleep. I liked being far away from the ele...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Residence Inn Springfield Old Keene Mill
Address: 6412 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA 22150-2633
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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Springfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Springfield Old Keene Mill 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new Residence Inn in a prime location adjacent to I-495 (The Capital Beltway), just 3.5 miles from the main post at Fort Belvoir and within easy reach of the many government and military Army and Defense agencies at Fort Belvoir. Guests enjoy complimentary breakfast each morning, free Internet access and onsite fitness center. Each suite features full kitchens and separate spaces to work, dine and unwind. ... more   less 
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