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Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   650 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22203
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

This is my second time staying at this location and I love it. Great rooms, close to public transportation, restaurants, laundry, and they have breakfast too. I have to single out Johnathan on the management team, awesome and driven to make you feel welcome and help you with whatever you need. I will be returning.

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you enjoyed another stay with us and we hope to have you back many more times! Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience. We'll see you soon! More

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Love the Residence Inn Arlington Ballston. This is our third visit and the Inn continues to exceed expectations. The staff is professional and very accommodating. Great complimentary breakfast and even dinner three nights a week. Pet Friendly! Very close to the Ballston MU Metro Stop and easy to access all points in DC via Metro or cab. We stay in... More

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and we fully agree with the title! We love having you stay with us and are always excited when our guests make a return visit. Thank you so much and we will see you again soon. More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our stay at this hotel was for 3 nights with 5 adults and a toddler. We had a 2 bedroom suite and what I didn't realize was that the living area would be completely separate from each bedroom. We definitely had room to spread out. Having 2 bathrooms was also wonderful. The staff was professional, the complimentary breakfast was a... More

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

I am so happy that our two bedroom suite provided the space and comfort that your family needed. They are ideally suited for families and we try to stock them with every amenity that you may need. Thank you for letting us know about your stay and we hope to see you and your family again soon! More

Crozet, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Two days ago, I returned from a three-night stay at this hotel, as a chaperone for an 8th grade field trip. The rooms we got were all suites: kitchen, living room with sleeper sofa and bedroom with double beds (for students)/king beds (for chaperones). The beds are extremely comfortable. I had trouble sleeping the first night, because of a cold... More

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

We also loved having your group with us and appreciate the return visit! Brendan is happy to know that he was able to help you during your stay and the entire team thought your group was a blast. Thank you for the wonderful review and we will see you again next year. More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Just returned from a three night stay at this RI at Ballston - our first stay at this hotel. My husband and I have been traveling to Arlington/Ballston for over ten years to visit our son who lives in the area. We have found our Arlington "home"! As noted in other reviews, the staff is friendly, efficient, and professional. Check... More

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and we are thrilled to be your new second home! We will be sure to continue to provide you and all of our guests with the highest levels of service and accommodations to ensure an exceptional stay. Thank you again! More

Fitchburg, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights and picked this locale because it was right across from a building where a friend was having his retirement ceremony. It was a nice location -- about a 4 block walk to the metro and about a block or two from a mall and some nice restaurants. The hotel is new and looked like it.... More

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know of your excellent stay and we thank you for sharing it with the world as well. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of our hotel and that the food satisfied all of your needs. Thank you again and we hope you visit us again soon! More

Pennsylvania, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
18 hotel reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The rooms are large, clean, and very quiet for excellent sleeping. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The only downside is that the breakfast was rather lame with limited choices. Powdered scrambled eggs and something resembling canadian bacon was disappointing in what otherwise would have been an excellent stay. I still highly recommend if you have a business trip... More

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am excited that you had a nice stay with us. I apologize that our breakfast did not meet your needs, but I promise that we never serve powdered eggs as we only offer real, freshly cooked eggs on a daily basis. We do rotate our menu to make the dining experience more enticing... More

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great hotel! Friendly and helpful front desk staff, morning brkft and evening dinner staff friendly. The room was clean and housekeeping did a good job keeping it that way, always restocking our towels and supplies as needed. Great brkft each morning with a new entrée each day along with eggs, sausage/Canadian bacon, potato choice, waffles, oatmeal w/toppings, fruit, yogurt and... More

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

It is wonderful to hear that we met your needs and that our food offering hit the spot! We rotate our breakfast and evening social items daily so that there is always something new and our guests do not get bored with our menu. Thank you for writing such a nice review and for letting everyone know about your positive... More

Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My stay at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Ballston was great. It is a very new building and everything is very clean, and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. My only complaint was that there happened to be a huge number of people staying at the hotel the weekend when I was there -- I think there... More

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I am sorry that you had to wait at times during breakfast or for the elevator due to the large groups we had in house but I am happy to know that your overall stay exceeded your expectations. Your suggestion of an east facing room is spot on as they definitely have an outstanding view... More

Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Booked rooms for our daughter's wedding and the hospitality is beyond outstanding. Working with Allison Sayer has been amazing. She has gone above and beyond to make sure that this joyous event is not marred by any stress. Every single worker has been friendly, helpful and has gone that extra mile. Our group included elders and disabled, and family from... More

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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston, responded to this review

We are all so happy that we helped make your daughter’s wedding weekend spectacular! We understand that weddings can be stressful at times, so our goal is to always make everyone involved worry free and relaxed. Thank you for the kind comments and we wish your daughter and new son-in-law a lifetime of happiness! More

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Address: 650 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22203
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
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Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Ballston 3*
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Set a pace that suits you at the Residence Inn by Marriott® Arlington Ballston. Whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine matters. You'll thrive at Residence Inn with the conveniences you need. Like spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. A fully equipped kitchen ready for your favorite cuisine. Complimentary grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator and satisfy cravings. Free Internet for connecting to work and the outside world. Free hot breakfast to start mornings off right and evening social hours to end the day well. And, two separate fitness centers for strengthening your body and soul. Relax and unwind when you want. And stay focused and productive when it's essential. At the Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, we'll make sure you thrive during your stay. ... more   less 
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