5 BEST Hotels near George Mason University

Located in Fairfax, Virginia, these are our favorite hotels near George Mason University – we pick one hotel for every type of budget!

#1 – Candlewood Suites Washington-Fairfax

Candlewood Suites Washington-Fairfax

– $$$

– 10 minute drive to George Mason University

A well-cleaned hotel that offers a ton of value – what’s not to love about Candlewood Suites?

But our favorite part has to be the HUGE rooms, and the fact they are all equipped with a kitchen! This is a great way to save money on food costs, and it makes your room feel less like a hotel, and more like a home.



#2 – Courtyard Fairfax Fair Oaks

Courtyard Fairfax Fair Oaks

– $$$$

– 10 minute drive to George Mason University

If you prefer a super-nice hotel, then Courtyard Fairfax is going to be perfect for you.

Guests love the beautiful rooms (most of which come with a living room/area) as well as the on-site restaurant. The staff are renowned for their service – always kind and willing to help. Extra points for super fast wifi.



#3 – Fairfield Inn Dulles Airport Chantilly

Fairfield Inn Dulles Airport Chantilly

– $$

– 20 minute drive to George Mason University

If you are looking for a great budget hotel near the university, we think Fairfield Inn Dulles is the cream of the crop!

Although it’s a bit further of a drive, we love the cleanliness of this motel, as well as the free parking, free breakfast and free wifi. And to top it off, if you have a flight to catch there is also a free airport shuttle.



#4 – Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax

– $$$$$

– 15 minute drive to George Mason University

Well-located and offering tons of value, Hilton Garden is a great hotel for anyone who doesn’t mind the higher price tag.

First off, the rooms are lovely. Big, bright and clean, and equipped with beds that are heavenly. While the hotel is well-located near tons of restaurants, you’ll be pleased to know there is a delicious on-site restaurant. Also, be sure to check out the indoor swimming pool.



#5 – Best Western Fairfax City

Best Western Fairfax City

– $$

– 10 minute drive to George Mason University

Clean and tidy, this is another one of our favorite budget hotels near George Mason University.

The rooms are a nice size, and the on-site laundry facilities are appreciated. There is also a fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool!



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About the Author Nicola Smart

Gin lover. Coffee addict. Nicola has traveled the world for 7 years and is a staff writer for Hotel Jules. Born in London, Nicola first got the taste of travel studying abroad in Barcelona. Since then she's been hooked - traveling the world non-stop. Passionate about green travel and vegan lifestyle, Nicola spends more of her free time staring at maps wondering where she will head to next!