Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks in Fairfax, you’ll be in the business district and minutes from Fair Oaks Mall, and close to Ox Hill Battlefield Park. This hotel is within close proximity of National Firearms Museum and Ratcliffe-Allison House and Pozer Garden.
Make yourself at home in one of the 310 air-conditioned guestrooms. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and coffee/tea makers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are available daily from 6 AM to 11 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Fairfax? This hotel has facilities measuring 8918 square feet (803 square meters), including meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I stayed here for three nights while attending training. Hotel room was quiet and clean. Water was nice and hot if needed. Bed was very comfortable. Staff was very friendly, professional, and nice. The hotel is right next to the interstate but was fairly quiet on the inside. Could hear a little car traffic and air traffic noise but was nothing loud enough to bother me. One thing the hotel did not have that I wish it did was a pool and hot tub. Other than that it was a pleasant stay.
Phew! Glad I didn’t listen to some of the recent and harsh reviews. I try to read between the lines with the reviews and I came close to changing my hotel. I am a platinum status guest and I can be picky. I thought this hotel was overall very nice.
A big FYI...I happen to be on the Marriott web page 2 days before this stay...for some reason I decided to check the rate since my reservation was made about a month prior. To my surprise the rate was about $23 dollars less. Glad I checked! This doesn’t always happen but it is worth checking.
Next, another Yelper mentioned this and I forgot about it until after I was in my room...but I have to agree...my room faced the atrium of the lobby. The room even had a balcony facing into the atrium. It was pretty cool at first but I found it to be a once and done on that. I guess I need a window to see outside. I couldn’t see the weather, daylight or darkness. Fine for one night but not two or more. That would drive me crazy.
Being a platinum status I was given an “upgraded room” on the executive floor and a key to the executive lounge. I didn’t think the room was what I would consider “upgrade”...it was nice enough but actually the bed was way too soft...it felt “over” slept in. Now the executive lounge was one of the better ones. The evening reception was more like a dinner. They had a nice spinach salad, cream of mushroom soup, pasta with lots of good meaty shrimp, and grilled veggies. It was all excellent. The woman running it was sweet and engaging. The morning breakfast was equally good. Plus I liked the atmosphere in the executive lounge. Very comfy.
Every staff member I came in contact with was friendly and happy.
The hotel is in the back parking lot of the mall. It seemed like a very safe area. I felt comfortable walking to my car from the mall in the dark.
Lots of restaurants in the vicinity as well. Cheesecake Factory can be seen from the front door of the hotel. (It’s in the mall).
The hotel had lots of parking and it was well lit.
My room was quite a hike from the check in desk. It was past the first set of elevators, down a long hall to the second set of elevators and still a walk from the second set of elevators. If walking is hard you may want to request a closer room.
The lobby is an area to hang out with lots of comfortable sitting areas, fire place, restaurant off to the side and maybe even some people watching.
I would definitely stay here again, I really think most people would like it.
I recently stayed at the Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks and was less than satisfied. I was in town for a quick trip to visit family and friends and booked this place last minute. I called in to the Marriott booking line (I am a platinum member and really only stay at Marriott hotels). After a long work trip I was a little off my game and really just looking forward to a good night's rest. During the booking process the representative on the phone had mentioned something about the room type being M club level but honestly she didn't elaborate. Now with all the background information out of the way, on to the stay itself.
When I got to the hotel there were a few guests in line waiting to be helped but the wait was nothing crazy. While in line I did notice that the woman working the counter was being assisted by what I assume was her manager. Another customer was having trouble with something and she couldn’t help so another coworker needed to help her figure it out (which totally happens from time to time so no big deal but i guess not in this case). When it was my turn the manager had walked away and the other representative was left to help me. After approaching her and saying hello, she didn't greet me at all and just asked my name and for my ID and credit card and there ended the conversation. I had put in for a room upgrade request at the time of booking and after asking her if I got lucky and got upgraded she didn’t respond. After waiting a minute or so and asking again she finally said "yeah" and handed me the keys without looking up and that was the end of the check in process and end of the conversation. Very rude and honestly I don’t think she had any clue what she was doing. I walked away and to my room which was anything from an upgrade.
Not sure what to say on this one. Originally booked an M club lounge level room but was given something else so I can't comment on those rooms. Once we got to our "upgraded room" I was less than impressed. The rooms felt worn. Kind of strange to notice but the bathroom had the smallest toilet I have ever used. I am a 6 foot man and fairly normal sized but It felt like I was sitting on the floor and very awkward to use. We received a room that was inside facing. DO NOT GET INWARD FACING ROOMS! The novelty of being able to look out and see the lobby wore out about as fast as I walked out and heard kids running around playing and yelling down there (it sounded like they were right outside of my room for hours) and all the conversations of the lobby carry. Not sure if the rooms that face outside are better but I can't imagine they can be any worse. Plus the walls were very thin. I could hear every time someone walked by our room, the TV from the floor above and not to be disgusting but I could hear every single time the neighbors went to the bathroom in all of their glory. Also the blinds in the rooms didn’t work well at all. The thin ones which let light in did nothing for privacy as I could see right through my neighbors on the opposite side and am sure that they could see through mine. The other option being the blackout curtains which were necessary given how it was bright outside in the lobby all night but gave the room a cave feel. All around the vibe of this place just seems off when it comes to the rooms or at least the type of room I had.
We really liked the setup of the bar and fireplace they had lit in the lobby lounge area. The staff was super friendly in the bar and that was the bright spot of the stay. If you are visiting friends staying at the hotel or spending most of your time (like all of your time) outside of your room and downstairs, this place was nice.
During checkout I went down the street to the Starbucks and picked up a scone and coffee for my wife and I while she met me in the lobby. During the process of loading the car we overhead someone talking about the lounge and free breakfast. This sparked my memory that I had originally booked AND PAID FOR a room on the lounge floor but was "upgraded" to a room on a different floor and definitely wasn’t an upgrade. The lady during check in did not mention at all about the lounge probably because she switched room types on me and I wasn’t lounge level anymore. So I wasn’t too happy about that but at this point I was exhausted after a crappy night of sleep and didn’t feel like going back inside to say anything to the staff and just wanted to get home. So if you are considering this place a few suggestions. DO NOT get a room that is inside facing (atrium or whatever they call it there). You will get tons of noise and no privacy. I would probably just look for somewhere else to stay.
We had two rooms booked for one night prior to our trip beginning. We ended up adding an additional night - a night earlier - due to our other accommodations which were Oceanfront in Virginia Beach not being too stellar. We were pleased to get a BETTER rate for the added night. Upon arrival, we found the hotel staff very friendly and the hotel lobby smelling and looking quite clean! Our room was in the main part of the building accessed by the elevator near the check-in desk. It was GREAT. Quiet, comfortable, clean, nice amenities. (Fridge, microwave, hair dryer, in room movies and wi-fi, etc.) Only one sink and it is inside the bathroom/shower area, so that was a bit tight, but overall the rest of the room was very spacious and modern. The LOCATION is fantastic. It is near the mall, good eateries, and fast food open late at night is an easy drive without having to deal with the traffic. ALSO, and this is best of all, it is close to the Vienna Metro Station where we could park our vehicle for free and ride into DC at a minimal cost. (NO SHUTTLE from HOTEL to there or airport though.) Our first night we drove in to DC - about a twenty minute drive, but the weekday traffic and parking are things we wanted to avoid the following day and the metro was perfect for getting into the downtown area. If in the area, we found UNCLE JULIO'S Mexican restaurant (4251 Fairfax Corner Ave) and all in our party had excellent reviews of this place. EASY access to airports. If I had to give a negative, it was that our friends' unopened snacks were taken from their room during cleaning though they were just sitting on their suitcase AND that room service came knocking on our door at 8:00 AM while we were sleeping.
The hotel itself was nothing fancy but was on par with other Marriotts I’ve stayed in. Room was large and clean and everything was in working order. The issue is with the rooms facing the interior of the hotel overlooking the foyer! The noise carries upwards and echos!! The rooms have windows for walls on the interior side so one can overlook the foyer on the small balconies. It was a Saturday night so the lobby, bar and foyer were busy. There was also a weding reception and kids were there long into the night. It was very difficult to get to sleep. Some people were yelling at each other in the early morning hours but I couldn’t tell if it was in the atrium downstairs or in the next room. I also heard every noise in the hallway! Glad I want near the elevators!!
The interior sliding glass doors also presents another issue besides just the noise ... seeing your neighbors!! Unless your outer blinds are closed there is no pricey! I had an end room and literally could have jumped into my neighbors balcony!! So, if you decide to stay here ask for an exterior room or at least one that does not have the sliding glass doors overlooking the atrium!!!