My wife and I wanted to find a hotel close to Washington D.C. that was affordable and yet a nice, safe area. The Candlewood Suites in Fairfax fit the bill on paper, and the actual visit did not disappoint at all. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There are plenty of nice restaurants and shopping very nearby. The room was clean with plenty of space for us and our things. I even had a nice desk to setup my laptop, just in case I needed to work a bit. The wireless internet gave us a problem to begin with, but then worked to perfection. There is an exit off of I-66 to easily go to and come back from Washington. I will stay here again the next time I visit the area.
This is a motor in style but clean and nice staff. I left a pillow in my room and they called my home before I even returned and will sent it to me. It is close to the Patriot Center and inexpensive compared to area hotels.