Significant other and I were visiting friends in Northern Virginia. Chose the hotel because of special rate and it being close to Herndon. Check-in experience was fine and front desk agent was responsive my request (extra towels). The lobby was either new or refreshed as it had a more modern look than previous Country Inns we had visited. We were pleasantly surprised that we were upgraded from a room to a suite. Bed was clean and linens were fresh. However, there were questionable stains on the main room couch and we placed towels on the couch as a precaution. We also had two refrigerators in the room--not because we were special, rather the one located in the hutch was non-functioning. The microwave (also in the hutch) did not function either, and we did not realize it until the next morning. Other than that the room was fine, and the bed very comfortable. I did not use the exercise room, but I think I saw two cardio machines and a multi-use machine. Should be enough for a quick workout but the gym rat will need more.
As for location, it is close to Dulles Airport and right of VA 28, so getting around this part of Northern Virginia (outside of rush hour) should be easy. I personally am a fan of the Wegmans grocery store chain, and there is one two exits to the north off 28.
Breakfast was above average. There were a decent amount of proteins, carbohydrates, juices, coffee, and the ubiquitous waffle maker. This particular day there were egg-discs and diced ham (for making a breakfast sandwich I believe) that I found tasty.
Other negatives: In addition to the microwave and the couch, if you're looking for a pool or whirlpool, you're at the wrong hotel. I in fact cancelled a reservation at another hotel that had a pool for this one. I felt I made the right choice as I didn't have time to use a pool. And upon check out, I mentioned to the front desk about the microwave. "Did you tell anyone about it?" No because I found out an hour before checking out. Besides, am I not telling you about it now?
All being said, the pros certainly outweigh the cons. I would stay here again should I return to Northern Virginia.
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