My husband and I arrived on a Saturday night in Fairfax from a evening tour in DC. We had booked this hotel for a week stay knowing we got it for a really good price but not knowing what we were getting into. When we checked in, we were told that we were on the 3rd floor and there was no elevator. We found out, though, that the entrance to the hotel was actually in the 2ND floor and we only had to go up one flight of stairs which wasn't bad.
We were exhausted, but we had the best night sleep. The bed was extremely comfortable. The room has a tall, good sized refrigerator, microwave, & single serve coffee maker, desk for your laptop. My only complaint was they didn't have a lot of usable electrical outlets. They were used by lamps, etc. There are plugs IN the lamp stand, but I couldn't get my cords to stay plugged in. We had a surge protector in the trunk, so that solved that issue.
They had a nice, well maintained outdoor pool that made us wish we had brought our swimsuits! It wasn't busy most of the time, but it looked really nice.
Their breakfast spread was excellent... Not only in the amount of food, but the quality. Scrambled eggs, hash brown potatoes (they alternated types daily), sausage, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, gravy, grits, cereals, steel cut oatmeal, donuts, toast, English muffins, bagels, assorted juices, coffee and hot tea. It tasted wonderful. You don't expect such good quality from most motels.
There aren't too many restaurants very close to this motel, so if you don't have a car, you'll need to Über.
We chose this hotel due to its close proximity to the last Metro train on the Orange line. Ten minute drive, covered parking lot that was $5 a Day to park. We became pros at the Metro and appreciated not having to pay to park and traffic daily into DC.
OVER ALL, we really loved staying at this hotel and would highly recommend it! less