The Residence Inn in Merrifield is in a great location for getting into DC via car or Metro, as well as moving around Fairfax and Falls Church. It's also just a short walk to the new Mosaic center, which is a fun area to visit with lots of shopping and dining.
The hotel was perfect for our family, as it offered a spacious 2 bdr/2 bath suite which could accommodate all of us (plus 3 TVs to allow for each of us to watch different shows!) The room was a bit dated and ragged around the edges, and the furniture a bit worn. But it gave us lots of space at an excellent price, plus the fridge and kitchen facilities Residence Inns provide.
The very best thing about this Residence Inn is the excellent free breakfast buffet. There was a large selection of items which were kept well-stocked by the staff. The quality of the cooked food was very high, and it was always hot and fresh. The food and dining area were kept spotlessly clean. I can't say enough nice things about the staff caring for the breakfast area - very helpful and attentive to every detail. This free buffet was much better than other hotel buffets which charge for the service.
The front desk staff was also helpful, and the computer to print boarding passes was easy to use and operated flawlessly (most don't!). There is also a happy hour Mon-Wed which we weren't able to visit - but it sounded fun as there was also a food truck available for food purchase - looked really fun for business travelers.
Traveller from Belleair FL
This family-friendly Falls Church aparthotel is located in the suburbs, 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Inova Fairfax Hospital, and …More
Great location. Wonderful staff. Beautiful lobby. I was dissapointed that the carpet outside our rooms was buckled- looks like it hadn't been tightened in some time. The rooms are nicely appointed, but I found hair on my towels and in the shower (ewww!). Over it's a nice place...they just need to tighten up a bit.
Traveller from Richmond, VA
This 11-story hotel is located just 1 block from the Beltway in Falls Church and less than a mile from the posh Tysons Corner …More
"This is clean simple hotel close to the bus stop"
This is a simple and clean hotel. It is also very small. There are a lot of parking spots available at the back. However, I was using public transportation while stayed there and I found that the bus stop (28A) is just half a block away when you come from West Falls Church metro station. To go back to West Falls Church metro station I jumped on the same bus at the bus stop just across the street from the hotel. It takes 5-6 minutes each way to go to or from the subway station. They have very simple but eatable breakfast.
Since I arrived to DCA early in the morning, I wanted to drop off my luggage at the hotel. I called Inns of Virginia and asked if they already had a room available. The stuff member at the reception was very nice to me and I was allowed to CHECK IN at 9:30 AM!
The Mad Fox brewery across the street is great!
Overall, there a lot of businesses in the neighborhood, but it's very quiet at night. Also, there is nothing to do after midnight.
Traveller from Buffalo, NY
This family-friendly Falls Church hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Cherry Hill Historic House …More