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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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Becker, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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
2 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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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 

Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

For the price this hotel was clean and comfortable. Convenient to subway and many restaurants. Pizza place next door has great subs and ice cream. Get a room on the back side, it is quieter. 10 minute subway ride to National Mall.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

All very nice. It was less thatn $100/night, which is very good for DC. Nice spacious rrom, frig, tv, nice bathroom, two beds, roomy room. NEAR THE METRO to access DC. Family-run, nice people and helpful. Basic continental breakfast. You can't do any better, I don't think, in DC for the value/price. Nearby resturants, market, general shopping.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Nice, clean, roomy stay. Walking distance of the rail metro system and busses, grocery, etc., Refrigerator, and upon asking, microwave in the room. Friendly helpful staff are five star!. Over night or for longer duration a great find.

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The recommendations about this place are all correct. The place is old but well maintained, bathrooms are new, rooms are big and beds very comfortable and there is free breakfast from 7 to 11. Service is great, the front desk always happy to assist with questions. The area is also nice (unlike some neighborhoods around DC that can be problematic)... More 

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