4.4 on December 31, 2012
Stayed for a week in November and we had a wonderful time. Location was perfect, right in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, and within walking distance to both a free trolley and the train. The house is a restored colonial that is decorated beautifully. The owners Dot and Chet were the perfect hosts, charming and accommodating. We felt welcome in their home and they were always on hand if we needed anything, from packing breakfast to go when we had an early start, to inviting us to join them for a glass on wine the last night of our stay. Highly recommenced for anyone looking for a place to stay in Alexandria, hope to go back again one day!
4.2 on December 10, 2012
We had a lovely stay! The town is so lovely and we found the people very pleasant. There is a lot to do in the area. The inn owners and family were interesting and fun to get to know. Everything was very enjoyable.
5 on July 15, 2012
We spent five nights, mid June, in a serious heatwave, quite comfortably. The location is absolutely prime for exploring DC (not to mention Old Town itself). Food, restaurants, and misc shopping are all readily available on foot - the Mall in DC is 25-30 minutes by metro, a snap. No auto needed, believe me! The place is absolutely lovely, beautifully appointed and cared for. Chet and Dot are super hosts, personable and available to help with suggestions, and quite knowledgeable. They went out of their way to accommodate our needs for gluten-free foods - very much appreciated. The history of the house, and the owners' rehab of it, is quite intersting. Comfortable, quiet, and a superb value. We will return for sure at our earliest opportunity. Do come stay here!
5 on June 08, 2012
Interesting and beautiful house in central location. We were made very welcome and felt at home. High quality healthy choices for breakfast. Would love to return.
2.4 on July 15, 2010
$175 third floor room with tiny, Spartan bath down hall with display-only towels (don't use, carry your own from room plus toiletries each trip to wc) whos central air sounds like a 747, tiny impossible to see tv in corner of room without cable that got no major network stations or even CNN (got Islamic and Russian newscast stations), dark and welcoming as a funeral home with most lights turned off, wifi that would not connect, no external facilities save two metal chairs in backyard, difficult to find due to lack of external signs and no street number on web sites, flexible breakfast hours because you fix it yourself from supermarket frozen bread, juice, yogurt, one type of fruit; like staying in a beautifully furnished antique store (which is what it is, complete with price tags on decorations). Grossly inflated prices underscore this one stay only establishment as being run for the owners benefit not the guests. Probably wrote their own glowing reviews. Rooms at less than $175 plus tax and fees are on 4th floor up a ladder. Facilities are extremely well cleaned as is you wallet by your rarely present hosts.
5 on May 10, 2010
What is more kindly than the feeling between host and guest? If a man be gracious to strangers, it shows that he is a citizen of the world and his heart is no island, cut off from other islands, but a continent that joins them. Sir Francis Bacon I came a boarder and left with new friends. The location is excellent - easy walking distance to restaurants, metro and shopping. There is a Fitness Center on King Street and short distance away where you can join for $30 per week. There are spa’s all along on King Street – so everything you would want from a hotel you can get close by while staying at a wonderful historic home in Alexandria and in the heart of Old Town. The Peake-Fairfax House B&B has ambiance – something you don’t find in any hotel. Wonderful family and house. I thank them for a very nice stay.
5 on March 30, 2010
This was our first time at a B&B and we couldn't have picked a finer establishment. From the onset of our arrival and greeting to our departure. We were made to feel like family and breakfast was "almost" better than Mom's! The room was beautiful, the bed unbelieveably comfortable and Chet and Dorothy helped to choreograph our visits to area attractions. We are most DEFINITELY coming back and have recommended this B&B to all of our friends and anyone else who will listen. We'll always remember our first time!! Thank you Chet and Dorothy and see you both soon Bob & Debbie
4.0 on October 05, 2009
This was a first time experience in a B&B for my husband and I. We were very happy with our stay. Chet and Dorothy were fabulous hosts. The location was very close to everything. We loved it!
4.4 on October 01, 2009
Just returned from this B&B, location was perfect, the room was great ,bathroom clean the hosts very friendly, everything we wanted