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Highlander Motel

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3336 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
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$81 (USD)
Highlander Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was clean, nicely decorated, had two comfortable chairs and a refridgerator. The lighting was good and a continental breakfast was included. The price was excellent -- for us the best deal in Arlington. And, let me not forget to mention, parking was free. This was our first time here and we will return next time we are in... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very nice stay there for three nights. You cannot ask for better. Very helpful and accommodating reception staff. They go out of their way to help you. Felt completely at home. Next time visiting DC and that is my place for stay.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simple, clean motel with a good continental breakfast and friendly and helpful staff. It is very convenient to public transportation, and adjacent to a nice residential area. Feels very safe for walking and has the best Diner within walking distance (see Silver Diner review). We will definitely stay there again when we return to visit WA and vicinity.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from what must be stay 9 or 10 by now at the Highlander, and reading over my initial review from several years ago, stand by what I said 100%. It's not swanky, not frilly, not fancy, and not modern. It is clean, comfortable, spacious, convenient, safe, and friendly. In fact, the already safe neighborhood from a few... More 

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Becker, Minnesota
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Booked 3 weeks in advance based on reviews. Don't understand the positive reviews. Did not get the room reserved. Room less than clean. Old furniture, rooms need updating and repair. Price for area O.K. but high considering what the facility is loke. Would not recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Location is great. It as a mere 5-10 minute walk to the Victoria Square Metro, which is only 5 or so stops from the downtown tourist attractions. The there are also several fast food restaurants (burger joints and pizza) as well as a 7-11 just steps away. Guest parking was included, which can cost a lot in the DC area.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Clean room. Adequate shower & hot water. Nothing fancy, but worked well for a one night stay on business trip to Washington, DC. I would say excellent on value. If I have go to DC again, I will stay there.

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Denton, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The family-owned motel shows a little in wear, but Highlander offered a clean, quiet affordable room convenient to Clarendon, Ballston and the metro. I will stay here again-- staff were welcoming upon arrival. Complimentary continental breakfast in the morning was nice; you could sit in the lobby and watch TV with the friendly staff while you eat your breakfast, like... More 

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Gary, Indiana, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My 4th stay in 5 years, still happy. A 2 or 3 star motel that charges 1-star prices (for Arlington). It's not the Ritz, but this is no roach slum inside. Clean, good beds & pillows, new carpet & tile.

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I cannot comprehend how this place has so many good reviews. The Highlander is an Arlington landmark but is very deteriorated, especially when compared to other hotels in the area. Rooms are faded, worn, and generally falling apart and in need of major upgrades. Mattresses sag, fixtures are broken, water pressure is non-existent, towels are threadbare and have holes, etc... More 

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highlandermotel, Manager at Highlander Motel, responded to this review

Hello! CamCam120 Thank you for your review Can you contact me to see what room you stayed in. So I can see what repairs need to be done. Thats how we grow is from the reviews we get. Yes this is an old Motel but we are constantly trying to update. Sorry you were not Happy with your stay. We... More 

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