BEST WESTERN Hotel Fairfax,  Fairfax City

4.0/5  - based on 380 guest reviews.
3535 Chain Bridge Road, 22030-2703, Fairfax City, United States - See map
+1 703 591 5500 +1 703 591 7483

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  • Air conditioning
    Air conditioning
  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
    Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
    Multilingual staff
  • Onsite laundry
    Onsite laundry
  • High speed internet access
    High speed internet access
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Fairfax City is conveniently located close to Washington DC, so guests can take advantage of the nation's capital without the inconvenience of being directly downtown. Our Fairfax City hotel boasts a great location that's just minutes from the Smithsonian Museums and Washington DC tour outings. Whether you're here to visit George Mason University or to simply explore the beauty of the capital, you deserve a conveniently located hotel that puts guests first. We're not just close to George Mason University to make travel easy for faculty, students and visiting families. Inova Hospital is also nearby, so guests visiting loved ones in the hospital can easily travel to and from our Fairfax City hotel. Whether you're visiting Washington DC or taking in a Patriot Center sporting event, a competitive price and comfortable amenities are crucial. At our Fairfax City hotel, complimentary breakfast and wireless Internet is standard. There are no extra fees for Wi-Fi, and guests are greeted with a generous breakfast buffet every morning. Featuring stacks of sizzling waffles, fresh fruits, yogurts, and a variety of hot and cold cereals along with sweet pastries, it's the best way to start your morning. Endless 100% Arabica coffee and chilled juices complete the meal. From the Civil War battlefield to Fairfax City and county government agencies, we understand that location is key to a great vacation or business trip. We're a home away from home for numerous business travelers, including employees of Lockheed Martin, AT&T, Northrop Grumman and numerous government agencies. Count on a Fairfax City hotel that puts guests first every time. From spacious rooms to a friendly staff, we know how to make your trip special. You deserve the best in service and amenities, and that's exactly what we deliver

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BEST WESTERN Fairfax,Fairfax City
  • 2
    « Acceptable but better available in area. »

    Can hear activities in adjacent rooms, King rooms need to be upgraded. Breakfast needs to be extended to 10am. TVs could to be a little larger. The rooms could be cleaner. There are nicer hotels in the area for equivalent price and better value.

    5
    « Wonderful experience. »

    The hotel, from the outside does shows its age. But the staff were so congenial and helpful and the room itself had been refurbished/updated. It was a delightful experience all around. Just wish it had been summer time because we could see the fountain in the pool from our room. :) Breakfast was more than adequate. Would definitely stay there again!

    2
    « Convenient to GMU but just adequate »

    The hotel staff was extremely nice. But we are glad we booked for just one night. All the rooms have outside doors. Did not feel very secure, glad I was not in my room alone. Room looked clean but very basic and smelled musty. Large fridge by hotel standards. Nice shower but water was not very hot. Biggest problem for us was breakfast. Doors open at 7am. At 7:35 my husband and I went to eat. Three college sports teams were just leaving for events. The buffet was decimated. We were willing to wait for them to cook more food, but we were told there were no more bagels, muffins, Danish, etc...only white toast. How did they expect to get to 10am with so little? They did have hot food (if we were willing to wait) and can make your own waffles. We decided to go out to eat breakfast at our own expense. We were not reimbursed since we had booked with a third party company online. Glad we did because it would not have been worth the AAA price the hotel quoted. There are so many hotels in the area that feel safer and are more comfortable. We would not stay there again. Oh...and watch out for the huge speed bumps as you pull into the parking lot!

    2
    « Not the Best Customer Service »

    We arrived with a prepaid voucher from a company that I have used many times around the US and Europe without an issue. This time, however, we were told by the front desk clerk and the manager that they were having problems with the voucher. After a long flight and other stressors, we were told that we had to give them a credit card and it was up to us to call the company ourselves to straighten out the problem. Nothing like making a customer relax, right? So after going to our room, I did the work of contacting the supplier who said that the hotel was trying to overcharge them by entering a higher price than the agreed deal between supplier and hotel, so they denied it. Why was this my issue as a customer? The room was clean, but drilling going on in another room. Breakfast had lots of unhappy customers when they began to run out of food and utensils as well. We are visiting again next week but trying another hotel.

    4
    « Great hotel with excellent Wifi and good breakfast »

    Many hotels talk about continental breakfast but here you get warm breakfast which is very nice. I have stayed at five other hotels in the area and this one has the best WiFi. Location was ideal for my business trip. There are enough restaurants near by that you will have good choices.

    1
    « not a favorable experience »

    Normally I don't write a negative review. Being an owner/manager of 20 rental properties myself I know how it feels to get a less than favorable review from a guest upon checkout. However after our experience with this Fairfax Best Western I just felt the need to update potential guests who might choose to stay there. Upon our late arrival check in they did need a credit card to keep on file for any incidental charges that might occur during our stay as standard procedure. We had arrived to Fairfax after a 5 hour drive, had a late dinner at the nearby Red Lobster and went back to the hotel to sleep as we had an early morning business appointment the next day. During the night there was a party in the room next door which didn't end until around 4:00 am. Before leaving for our early morning appointment after only a few hours sleep, we informed the front desk on our departure that there had been a party in the room next door to us #219 which had lasted until 4:00 a.m. Also we reported our room had a ?bad musty stale? odor so bad that we had to keep our door open randomly to allow fresh air in. Several weeks after our departure I noticed a $150 charge from Best Western with an Aug 12 posting date (3 days after our check out date of Aug 9). I called them to see what this charge was for and was told there was evidence that we had ?smoked in the room? (video evidence)?? I told her this was not possible as we are non smokers and did not smoke in the room. I mentioned maybe they were confusing us with the party room of #219 next door. After getting nowhere with this reservation desk clerk I asked numerous times to speak with the manager but was never given that option. She mentioned I should consider myself ?lucky? as they could have charged us $300 instead due to damage to the room. She informed me that I would have to contact corporate Best Western and plead my case as they would not be offering any type credit due to their ?evidence?. I then contacted corporate Phoenix Best Western to dispute this $150 with our facts. Corporate left a message that they had spoken to the Fairfax VA motel property and there was evidence that we had smoked in the room. They were supporting the motel property's claim that we had smoked in the room. After one additional call to the Fairfax VA front hotel desk we requested a fax be sent to us in writing stating the exact charges of the $150 and requested a copy of the ?video evidence? they had to prove we smoked and damaged the room. We again asked to speak to the manager but was again denied. They did say they would send us a fax stating the charge of our smoking which they did. We have traveled extensively both domestic and international and have never booked a smoking room for lodging in any of our travels. It's not the $150 charge that upsets me the most?.it's being falsely accused and not treated with respect when trying to explain to them that it was the room next door that was trashed and filled with smoke. This was terrible customer service and it should be reported as so. My goal is to let other potential guests to this Best Western Fairfax hotel know that there are numerous other hotel lodging properties in this same area for the same rate. I personally would never stay at this Best Western Fairfax again?or any other Best Western lodging option. Thanks!

    3
    « VERY BASIC...NEEDS UPDATING »

    Bathroom and AC unit were new and worked extremely well. Beds were old and squeaked. Breakfast was basic, but coffee needs improving. Staff was friendly, helpful & professional. The facility appeared clean, but there is no elevator in this 3-story building.

    3
    « Good price for the money »

    Located in a nicer area. I was a bit concerned about the exterior lighting around the perimeter of the property and parking lot. I parked under a tree and during the night it rained and in the morning the tree was actually laying on my car due to the rain. I would suggest that trees and shrubs get trimmed since there is a risk of damage to cars and I would suggest more lighting be installed on the parking lot to illuminate the parking areas that are very dark at night.

    4
    « One night stay »

    It was good for a one night sleep over. Rested enough and enjoyed breakfast which gave us enough strength for the rest of a trip to Gatlinburg, TN. Next time I would definitely choose this place for stay could be for even longer.

    4
    « Reasonable rates & easty to reach »

    lite rail takes you a long way from motel but the cue bus at station takes you right to motel Excellent motel except for the complimentary breakfast. Food at the hot table was cold and many people discusted it and walked out. I ate all my breakfasts at Denny's a short distance away

  • 4
    « It's a great value »

    We have stayed at the Best Western Fairfax at least once a year for seven years. Our kids went to George Mason University and we would stay at Best Western at the beginning and/or end of the school year and sonetimes for Famly Weekend. Meaning we stayed there during the motel's busiest times. And yet, I don't recall ever paying more than $105 (once) but most often, $99 or less. Tip: Book directly through the local property and not the Best Western reservation system. We found the system's rate often was higher than the property's rate. Tip: Join the Best Western rewards program. You get a bottle of water, granola bar and apple in a brown paper bag at check-in if you are a member. The rooms are nice for the price -- nothing luxorious and I guess mostly basic. We especially like that they have two queen beds and not the typical two double beds. The bathroom is small, which is expected at a place like this. The rooms come with a refrigerator and microwave, which is nice. Tip: Stay away from rooms on the ground floor that face the parking lot because of the exterior noise. Also avoid rooms by the stairwells. We stayed in one for one night and could hear the conversations on the stairs and other noises. Best bets are rooms that face the courtyard/pool. Rooms are on three floors. Top floor courtyard roms are quietest in our experience. Speaking of the pool, which is outdoors, it opens around Memorial Day and is a nice diversion. Another plus is a free buffet breakfast, although they almost always are out of several items when we are in the breakfast room. What food there is i'd say is average, but remember it's free. Another plus: I have found all of the front desk employees over the years to be very nice and helpful. There is no one with an attitude!

    4
    « One night stay on our way north »

    The hotel is centrally located, which makes it great. Although there is a LOT of traffic streaming by, the outside noises were minimal. The hotel is going through some updating according to a sign in the lobby. The room was spacious for the two of us and the bed was quite comfortable. A small microwave and small refrigerator w/tiny freezer, along with the typical hotel fixtures were available. The hotel is obviously in need of some updating as the 'hard' decor (bathroom) is older and a bit worn. Tiles around the tub faucet were broken, the tiles that were replaced when a newer curtain rod was installed are different than the surrounding tiles, etc. However, these were all superficial and the cleanliness was great! Staff was also fabulous, as I had mixed up the dates and reserved the room for the next day - he easily changed it to the night we arrived. All in all - a good place to stay when you need to be in Fairfax.

    5
    « GREAT HOTEL »

    It was truly a pleasure to stay at this Best Western Hotel. I could not believe the great room for the even greater price. Everyone was so nice, too. I will definitely stay there again on my next trip to Fairfax, Virginia. Thank you.

    5
    « family »

    We were dropping our daughter off at Georgetown. We needed somewhere to stay close by. We were there for the weekend. Our room was close to the pool and the fittness center which we were able to use both.

    4
    « Dropping off at George Mason »

    Clean rooms, very friendly staff. The breakfast was great. Definitely reasonable for the money. Drawbacks were that the beds were very hard and they used way too much of a very strong air freshener in the rooms. It's in a good location to access the area and George Mason.

    4
    « Excellent relaxation near Washington DC »

    Excellent peaceful hotel near Washington DC, peaceful surroundings, good value, excellent breakfast, comfortable beds, helpful staff. The only real minus was a mishap with the electronic. Despite this mishap we took an extra stay at the hotel on our way home. It is so near Dulles airport

    5
    « Awesome »

    Great staff, clean room, great location and price was right. A lot of effort as put into the breakfast buffet. The pool area was relaxing and private. Parking was not a problem, area is safe and very nice. Convenient to all major roads and downtown Fairfax, VA.

    5
    « Best Western Fairfax, VA »

    I had stayed at this property before and I looked forward to a pleasant stay again. I am glad to say, I wasn't disappointed. The hotel was as clean as I remembered it and all of the amenities worked as I expected. I will definitely return here again.

    4
    « Great Jumping Off Location »

    This was our third stay at the facility. Very convenient to highways and public transportation (Vienna - Orange Line to DC). Awesome breakfast options. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The only negative was the response to a complaint about the noise generated by refrigerated truck.. My wife and I have made this our hotel of choice when visiting the Washington DC area.

    5
    « Great experience »

    great location close to highways and local stores and restaurants, nice room on the ground floor with easy access to outdoor pool. Free full breakfast, strong wifi. I would definitely stay there again.

  • 4
    « Older property but very clean. »

    Yes the building is old, but our room was updated, (except for old tile in the bathroom which was fine), and very clean. The room contains everything you could need: refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and hair dryer. The front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful. The buffet breakfast was good; the usual hotel buffet breakfast. My one very big complaint is that even though the rooms are nonsmoking, there are ash trays on the balconies outside the rooms. So all I smelled all the time, even inside the room, was cigarette smoke. And when I went outside there was always someone smoking outside my room. There should be designated smoking areas away from the rooms.

    5
    « Awesome Experience! »

    This was a family vacation trip to tour the sites in Washington. We had never stayed at a Best Western. The decision was made based on reviews I read on Trip Advisor. It's a little weather worn, but it was very clean and room was nice. The breakfast was good and Gloria made sure all needs were met. I drank coffee from the lobby 3-4 times during our stay . I would recommend it for the location. It was close to the National Marine Museum and easy access to and from the interstate.

    5
    « Exceeded our expectations! »

    Our first stay at this Best Western. Room was clean and comfortable. Nice view of the pool area from our room. Breakfast was excellent (except they had run out of bacon!). Will definitely stay here again given the opportunity. Thank you!

    5
    « Great stay! »

    We had a great stay at this hotel. We were able to check in early which was a plus because we were spending the day in DC. Front desk were very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure we were happy. Room was good. Beds comfortable. The next evening we took kids to the pool which was nice. There was a lifeguard there , she was very friendly and helpful . Very nice stay we had .

    3
    « It is just OK »

    Nothing spectacular with this hotel. Rooms are pretty old and smelly. If you have plans to sleep and leave early morning (after big and great breakfast) is a good idea to stay here. If you plan to enjoy the facilities, you are expecting too much.

    4
    « Best Western Fairfax, VA »

    Rooms were clean, breakfast was good. Pool was average and always had a lifeguard on duty. Location is good, near multiple eateries (Bombay Bistro down the street has good Indian food), and the staff was very helpful.

    4
    « Great Value »

    First, all of the staff we encountered were great. From check in to check out they were eager to please. The American breakfast is great. Way above and beyond of any other continental breakfast. A great assortment of choices. Gloria that ran the breakfast room was fantastic. She responded to any request promptly and went above and beyond to make the breakfast great. The hotel is a little older and in need of some updating. But the rooms and all of the common areas were clean and tidy. A great value for the price paid.

    4
    « Clean and comfortable »

    This hotel had doors opening directly to an outside walkway, so that is important to note. I was nervous our first night about security and safety, but that was unwarranted. We had zero issues. We had a first floor room on the corner, so you could hear people talking and going up and down stairs. A little annoying but nothing a noise cancelling app couldn't handle. Room was very clean and beds were very comfortable. Hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was varied and fresh.

    4
    « Great Accommodating Front Desk Staff »

    I needed to stay at a hotel relatively close to Inova Hospital where my daughter was having breast cancer surgery, so I selected this hotel which was about 13 minutes away ( not during rush hours). The pros of the hotel were the front desk staff who actually went above and beyond meeting some of my special needs and the comfortable beds. Since I spent most of my time at the hospitall, I did not take advantage of many hotel amenities. But I did have breakfast on a few occasions. Although the food didn't seem to be hot enough, I was able to just pop it in the microwave. It had a really neat yogurt machine with good yogurt. Other than that, the breakfast was just average. The cons were as a single woman traveling alone and coming in late at night, I did not feel real comfortable walking from my car to my room because the parking and the rooms were not close, plus if you stayed on the 2nd level, there was no elevator. It could be more lit up in the pathways where you had to walk to your room. Although the rooms were typical, they did seem a bit dated by standards of other Hotels. All it all it was a great stay.

    2
    « Dated and musty »

    The hotel and our room were very dated and musty. There is not enough lighting in the stairwell going to the second floor. Maybe they have some updated rooms, because the photos shown here look nothing like our room did. The hot items on the breakfast were not done well. Feel theynwould do better by just offering a continental breakfast and concentrating on doing it well.

  • 5
    « Great Value, close to everything »

    Great staff that went out of their way to please. Delicious complimentary breakfast. Bus stop close by that takes you to the Metro which takes you into downtown Washington D.C. Clean rooms and a safe place to stay.

    5
    « Fairfax, VA, Best Western »

    Best place to stay at in the area... well worth the stay for various reasons... you will not find a better hotel at this cost or location in the entire DC area... This says it all... I'm only typing now to meet the minimum character requirement :)

    4
    « Good place to stay. »

    Room was very clean. Well stocked with towels and washcloths. Bed was very comfortable. We had an end room, but still very quiet. Very nice full breakfast in restaurant that comes with the room charge. Staff friendly and helpful. Would have 5 stars if no gaps around the room door.

    3
    « Only OK »

    The outside of hotel is cute. The pool area even though the pool is in need of repair it is cute. We experienced a very bad odor in our room. We got in late and thought it would go away but it did not and we could not sleep. Restaurant windows were filthy and the front desk lady just made excuses and was condescending. She gave us a small credit but it was not enough for the bad night we had. We urged her to go to the room and see for herself. Don't think she was interested in doing so. Would not stay here again if given a choice.

    4
    « Not too bad. »

    My family and I stayed in 3 rooms, one queen sized room, one King and one ADA room. The AC in the King and queen sized rooms were amazing! The one in the ADA room wasn't working, however, the front desk was more than accommodating and was able to move my parents to another ADA room with a much better AC unit. The beds weren't very comfortable and the showers were a little tricky but other than that, the rooms were great. Not much of a view though. We didn't try the free breakfast as there are several breakfast places just minutes down the road.

    1
    « Awful hotel and service »

    Very old, not kept up, free full breakfast is usually out of food Management uses the person that cleans up dirty dishes as a server of food needing to be replaced and everything that is needed in the breakfast room. Poor management. Pool was dirty, no filter running, debris on bottom of pool.

    4
    « Affordable cleanliness in Fairfax »

    My partner and I were coming in to town to spend time with family. We were trying to limit spending as much as possible. Best Western offered a competitive rate and had reviews that didn't scare me like some of the other budget-friendly options in the area. The place lived up to it! Staff was professional and nice, room was extremely clean, dining facilities were also nice and tidy. Breakfast was standard American fare. We're doing the no-bread thing so just filled up on potatoes and eggs. Coffee tasted like cardboard, but eh, I wasn't staying here for the coffee! Pool liked nice though I didn't partake. The only off-putting part was that we could hear shrieking kids in the pool during the evening, but it closed at 10 and then it was nice and quiet (couldn't hear guests in other rooms). The decor and facilities look dated but everything was in working order, so we really had no complaints. Free wifi plus fridge AND microwave in room isn't always standard, so I appreciated having these amenities. I would stay here again for these reasons and who really cares if the bathroom tile is straight out of the 80s??

    5
    « An Unexpected Pleasure »

    Everything was wonderful at the hotel! The staff helped us with the bus schedule, furnished maps of the city, and answered any questions that we had. The breakfast buffet was one of the best that we have had. We will definitely stay there again if we travel to the area.

    3
    « Just kind of old »

    The hotel room was fine, I am just used to hotels with elevators and a little more room in the bathroom. We usually travel with lots of stuff so to find out after I got there that there was not an elevator was a surprise.

    1
    « Dishonest »

    The owner apparently charges what he feels like regardless of the negotiated price when reserving the room. These guys are extremely dishonest and difficult to deal with. The fraudulent charges will be disputed with my bank.

  • 4
    « great value »

    Would stay again when visiting Washington, DC. Being close to the Metro stop made touring DC an easy thing to do. There are many restaurants nearby. Road construction in area is ridiculous, though! Breakfast was delicious and workers friendly and helpful.

    4
    « Neil SCHLOTH »

    The Best Western Hotel is great combination of value and economy. The beds are among the most comfortable I have slept in , over the last few years. The breakfast that is complimentary is delightful and varied. The Staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. The price is very reasonable. They have had my families business for last few years and will continue to have it, going forward.

    5
    « Really nice hotel »

    Well decorated inside and out. At the time there were doing outside garden maintenance and the scent of the grounds work was very pleasant. There is an outdoor pool in the garden which looks lovely and inviting. I hope to return when the weather is appropriate. The breakfast service is one of the best I ever had. Close to the Interstate.

    4
    « great value and great service »

    The staff was extremely accommodating to me and my mother as she is wheelchair bound. At check-in they allowed us to look at both handicap accessible and non accessible rooms. The handicap accessible room was exactly what we needed. They also has a hot breakfast buffet. Great value for the price.

    4
    « Clean Hotel »

    Room was very clean beds were comfortable, you had to enter the room from the outside, there are no elevators so if you have issues ask for a room on a lower floor. I would go back again and ask for a room on the ground level.

    5
    « Great visit »

    This is not a fancy place but very comfortable. The room was super clean and spacious. Wonderful hot breakfast. The staff was friendly and professional. The hotel is convenient to Washington, DC. Would definitely come back.

    5
    « Family Visit »

    We have been staying at this Best Western for several years now and have always found it exceptional. It is our "go to" hotel in the DC area. Staff are always accomodating; hotel is clean; breakfast room is the best we have ever had.

    4
    « Good for overnight stay »

    First know that I'm a hotel snob, so I wasn't happy when I got this hotel through hotwire. However, I took a chance and it turned out to be okay.This is an old style motel where you drive around to your room and walk outside the balcony. No inside hallways! The room decor was outdated, but it was really clean and odorfree. It had a microwave mini fridge, and flat screen TV. We only needed it to sleep overnight and were gone in 7 hours, so it served the purpose at a cheap price. Really close to GMU and very quiet. The breakfast was hearty and good. Self service with waffles, cereal assorted juice, oatmeal, toast, eggs,,turkey and pork sausage, biscuits hash browns and pastries. Oh no parking fees either! They are doing some remodeling and it seems to have a nice pool. Staff was friendly and efficient. Make sure you get extra bath linen at check in since it's a drive to the front of the building.

    5
    « Great location »

    We stay here once a year when we come to visit relatives. This hotel is in a great location and easy to find. We were here when renovations started a couple of years ago and it's been fun to watch the progress. The rooms are not overly large, but are clean and comfortable. The pool is lovely. The complimentary breakfast is tasty and the woman who takes care of the dining area is a gem!!

    5
    « Great stay »

    There was some construction going on to the hotels roof but no noise and no issues with that. The construction employees were quiet and respectful. The room was clean and well stocked. The breakfast was presented nicely and very good. The bed was comfortable and when I requested another blanket was immediately given one with no issues at all. All the hotels employees greeted me when they saw me and were very nice.

  • 1
    « Bizarre? new scam? reservation on website and taken over by Expedia??? »

    We reserve our stay on Best Western website, and we received a confirmation when we called them. When we arrived, a big mention in front of the hotel said that AAA rate is available. We gave our card, and they said that we reserved through EXPEDIA so they do not give anything. I have never used Expedia for this reservation, never received a confirmation where it is mentioned Expedia. They said this is not the first time, and it seems that Expedia takes over their website some times ???When the room is not top notch, and we want to cancel after first night, they said again no, and since upon my arrival I signed a paper ( mentioning that Expedia is responsible of my payment), nothing else could be done!!! We were many to check out ( we were four couples meeting there for school reunion), either because the blanket smell vomit, or the bed smell urine, or the shower either is ice cold or so hot that you can get burned, because of someone in the room next door is flushing his toilet?!? What a disaster!!!

    4
    « Good value »

    For the price this motel is a good value. The rooms have both a small refrigerator and a microwave oven. The beds are hard but livable. Few food choices nearby. Fixtures are dated but functional. Easy access to Rt. 66 just up the street. Breakfast is a sitdown meal with protein food choices.

    5
    « GMU »

    I started visiting this hotel starting back in August 2015 and this has been our hotel every time we have gone up to see our daughter at gmu. Our last time there I believe was February, lol we have stayed so many times I don't remember the dates anymore, that's why I put our first time up at month visited. I'm coming in again in May. This hotel best western from the start has been nothing but friendly and outgoing to us. The lady at the desk knows us and is very nice and always helpful, so is the other staff as well. The cookies we get every evening is a great bonus and are delicious while we are getting our breakfast vouchers. Thank you all. Freshman year is just about over and sophomore will be here before we know it. ( in August). Thank you all again.

    4
    « Clean with above average look and good breakfast »

    Clean with above average look and good breakfast. Staff was friendly and pool looked nice, although it was too cold to swim. Pretty close to Manasas Battle field and restaurants. Good security and responsive staff.

    4
    « Good Value »

    Great value for business. Close location and nice location in the city and major highways. Not many eating locations nearby and no hotel bar or restaurant except for breakfast. Otherwise a great value for the business traveler.

    4
    « EASY ACCESS TO WA. DC »

    We appreciated having adjoining rooms because we traveled with our grandchildren. The hotel was quiet and the breakfast buffet was good, though there was not a substitute for milk for those of us who are lactose intolerant. The hotel was clean and the staff helpful.

    1
    « Vacation »

    People were not friendly, they were more concerned with their socializing at hand. We will not be going back there. Water running in bathroom, noise loud from outside, they start cleaning way early around our room so you can hear carts etc the room was clean.

    5
    « Great value. Fantastic free breakfast in restaurant. »

    The lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. I was surprised at how good the breakfast was, served in a restaurant. Big selection. Clean room and excellent bed. 30 minutes into DC and saved $200 a night. Choice of complimentary newspapers and quiet location. It was near capacity as the price was below the market in the area. Talked to several repeat customers at breakfast and all felt it was a well kept secret. Not for long at these prices. I'll be back!

    4
    « Wonderful Motel-Hotel »

    First and foremost please know that I am giving 4 stars to a motel-hotel. It's not a Hampton Inn, Marriot or Hilton hotel. It's a lovely Best Western. Yes it has outdoor access but I felt completely safe. Friendly staff, clean and pleasant smelling rooms (did not smell like smoke). Free breakfast. My only complaint is I wish there were more vending machines lol. I stayed here for 1 night and was literally 4 buildings away from my meeting the next day. Clean and convenient nice sized rooms make this motel-hotel 4 stars.

    4
    « Very clean and tidy budget hotel. Well worth the money. »

    We stayed here as a quick over-nighter booking it from outside the hotel. It is basic but very clean. Has a swimming pool that was frozen over in Feb (no suprise). Rooms are very large and have everything you need to spend a night or even a couple of nights.

  • 4
    « Comfortable Night..... »

    This is an older "motel" with exterior doors/rooms. Don't let that scare you. Generally nice town/area. Hotel was pleasant and room was adequate. WiFi was good. TV was nice but channel selection was slightly limited. Great for my one night stay. Only negative was breakfast. While there was choice....quality seemed to lack a bit. Will I stay again....absolutely. enjoy!

    5
    « Best coupon value in the area »

    I stay here twice a year. Wonderful staff, exceptional breakfast. Easy check in. The courtesy snack back at check-in is a nice touch. The franchise should export this management style to the rest of the BW inns.

    4
    « Nice hotel »

    I have stayed at this hotel more than a few times. Since my daughter attends George Mason University, the close proximity and GMU discount we receive make this place a no-brainer. Clean, comfortable, value, decent breakfast.

    4
    « clean & comfortable »

    Very friendly, helpful service. Clean and comfortable .Easy to walk to a variety of restaurants.Appeared to be a nice, safe area to walk in ! Plenty of free parking close to our room. Late check-out time. .

    5
    « Best Western at Fairfax »

    Best deal in the area. The Internet is good, rooms clean, complimentary breakfast excellent... You name it - no issues and much better price than you'll find elsewhere in the area. Relatively speaking, a good location to work around traffic. Several good places to eat close by as well as any other service you want.

    5
    « VERY NICE »

    Easy check in and check out. Very courteous staff. Room appeared to have been recently updated. Breakfast was superb with a wide variety of breakfast items including fresh (not powdered) scrambled eggs. Large dining area and an employee just for taking care of the breakfast area. My only suggestion is the entry and exit from the parking lot should be reversed.

    2
    « Ok Hotel »

    We had nine rooms for two nights this past weekend. The hotel was clean and the staff were helpful (especially when we requested a late check out for our bus driver). The negatives were the age of the room. It seemed very old. The noise of the room next year kept me up not to mention the folks in the parking lot late. Finally the bed was very hard. Will not be back even though the folks at the front desk were helpful.

    5
    « Very Impressed »

    Surprisingly clean rooms. Wonderful Customer Service. All employees were very friendly and helpful. Went out of their way to accommodate our stay. The breakfast was very good and well stocked throughout the entire time. The hotel as a whole had a very clean appearance. I was very impressed and actually surprised. Usually Best Westerns aren't appealing. I usually stay at Marriott Hotels, but the basketball tournament I attended used this hotel.

    4
    « Fairfax express »

    My wife and I stayed here over the weekend. The staff is very helpful and friendly. They gave us suggestion for site seeing and eating. The hotel is close to the train station, easy access to the highway. Very nice breakfast buffet.

    1
    « Speechless on the number of stars reviewers gave this hotel. »

    I have been writing Tripadvisor reviews since 2008 and have reviewed many hotels and resorts up and down the east coast and this is probably the only hotel I would never ever visit under any circumstances. I read other reviews that this was newly renovated and I don't know what area was redone but it certainly wasn't room 311. Our basketball team stayed at this hotel for a basketball tournament and it smelled heavily of smoke in my daughters room, to the point I had to bring a bottle of lysol over to spray everything. The rooms are small and not very clean meaning there were stains on the carpet and ceiling. The next thing I am about to write saddens me because I take writing negative reviews very seriously and I try to always put a positive perspective on a place no matter what. However, I would want to know this information if I were going to book a room here. The first night my daughter stayed at this hotel we were exiting the hotel and I drove around the back of the building and pulled off to the side to enter an address in my gps for dinner. When I looked over at the hotel where there was a set of steps in the back of the pool area and there was a rat walking from those steps into the courtyard/garden area back towards the hotel! walking not running. I immediately pulled up to the front door of the hotel and told the front desk clerk what I just saw and he said oh really? I said you may want to take care of that ASAP! He just stood there looking at me. Needless to say after this interaction I would never ever recommend this hotel. I don't know what else to say it may be cheap but not worth dealing with rodents and staff who don't seemed interested in fixing the problem. I am 37 years old and never saw a rat ever in my life besides a pet store until this weekend.

  • 3
    « Okay Stay »

    I loved the location and easy access of the hotel. The breakfast was top notched. Loved the fact they had coffee 24 hours a day. Wasn't okay with very poor reception on all channels of the TV. The heater was loud and did not keep the room constantly warm. Internet reception at the lobby computers were very very slow. However loved the fact the fact we could have something printed from the computer at the reception desk.

    3
    « Too tired »

    We often stay at Best Western hotels. This year we had a great rate at the Sheridan but my husband had stayed on previous visits here. The room was tired. There were no blankets just light bed covers. The breakfast was far better on our last visit. We both agreed, we would choose a different hotel on our next stay.

    4
    « Pleasant Surprising Stay Awaits »

    The staff are very professional and courteous. The rooms are spacious. The beds comfortable. The showers are clean. The breakfast is a real value. Fresh fruits, oatmeal, waffles are among the buffet choices. The dining area is clean and inviting. The service staff are kind, and extraordinarily polite and friendly.

    5
    « Late Fall Stay »

    The hotel was very clean. It had been updated recently with new carpet, new bedding, tiled bathrooms, and fresh paint. The room was warm and inviting. The size of the room was adequate ,and the refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot were great additions. The price was reasonable. My family always picks this hotel when we are visiting GMU or going to D.C.

    5
    « outstanding value, good location »

    Very helpful staff, comfortable room, and everything worked. Tricky to get into or out of the parking lot, but manageable. The pool wasn't open, but seemed to be under construction or repair, which made it a bit noisy if you mean to sleep late.

    4
    « Perfect for Fairfax »

    We are very pleased of location of this hotel. It is very close to everything in Fairfax. Room was clean and bed was so comfortable but hotel looks like a little bit older. Also i think rooms needs to be upgraded it looks older too. But i can't complain we have stayed for 2 nights and i had very good sleep with beds.

    4
    « Desk staff very friendly, helpful and efficient! »

    We only stayed one night but were pleased with the room. Mattress was very comfortable. Carpet looked new or at least clean. Everything was in good shape and looked clean. Stay included full buffet breakfast, a nice option! Only two areas fell short, the room was marked No Smoking but reeked of smoke. We should have complained upon arrival, however we were just too tired to call, move to another room. The smell was so strong, we had to wash or dry clean all of our clothes, when we got home. Also, the tub drain was half clogged so while taking a shower, water was backing up in tub...yuck! But overall a nice hotel and I would go back, just make sure you do the sniff test before you settle in!

    4
    « pleasant stay »

    Good hotel for visiting Washington,near to metro station.Clean comfortable beds.Breakfast above average.Good restaurants in easy driving distance.Staff pleasant,good value,hotel pool being updated so will be one for next year visiting.

    3
    « Above averge »

    I stay this place every weekend from last Spring for business. Most of everything is not below of averge. However I feel comfort and this place the value of the rate Above averge!! Thank you! Have a wonderful day!!

    4
    « excellent value for price »

    Great value. We visited DC and wanted to stay outside the city along the metro line. Great choice. Staff trained well in hospitality. The hotel is under renovation but the room we stayed in was very clean, very comfortable with good amenities. Stay here if your in Fairfax. Easy on and off of Hwy 66.

  • 4
    « Great place to stay! »

    Absolutely no complaints. Checked in for 4 days, 3 nights and requested a drive-up 1st FL unit. Room was clean and property well maintained. Great continental breakfast with all the staples you would expect (waffles, cereal, donuts, bages, etc.), but also had scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and fresh fruit!! Definitely a cut above your regular hotel breakfast offerings. Location close to several good restaurants and just off the 66, so quick access for coming/going. Even so, property quiet as it sits off Chain Bridge Road and a bit removed from the freeway.

    5
    « Leisure Stay »

    This hotel is Tremendous value for the money. The rooms are clean ,comfortable and well decorated. The beds are comfortable with ample pillows and the Shower head gives copious amounts of water. The breakfast is varied and delicious with a great variety. The hotel front desk is extremely helpful and attentive to any problem. The value for the product offered is an exceptional value.

    5
    « Excellent Western »

    I've stayed in over a dozen different BW hotels and this was the best! The breakfast and breakfast room were restaurant quality...literally. Hotel staff is outstanding - very helpful and friendly. Wi-Fi not so great, but it worked. :)

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    This was a very good hotel to stay at in the Northern Virginia area. It has easy access right off of Rt. 66. The staff is very friendly and the breakfast is wonderful. The room was extremely clean and came with a mini fridge & microwave. We were very pleased with our stay & plan to use this hotel again in the future.

    5
    « Visit to Fairfax, VA »

    We want to complement you on our stay at the Best Western in Fairfax, VA. We were here to be a part of my brother's services at Fairfax National Park. We found the staff accomodating, the room comfortable, and the breakfast buffet delicious. Check out went smoothly. Staff very knowledgeable. Thank you.

    5
    « Excellent Motel »

    Super easy access to and from I-66. Very clean rooms with nice features. Breakfast quality is excellent and variety of items offered is outstanding. Staff is always friendly. Stayed here numerous times. Highly recommend.

    2
    « They had a room »

    Not a great hotel. The furnishings were dated and in fair condition, The pool area is closed but looks nice. For me, there were too many steps (only room on 2nd level). The staff were pleasant enough. I wouldn't seek out this BW again, but in a pinch, I'd come back.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

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From: Interstate 495. Take Interstate 66 West to Exit 60 Route 123 South, the BEST WESTERN Fairfax is located on the left at the first traffic light.