Sorry I didn't see this sooner. I really should look at the VA forum more frequently. While I've never been inside this hotel, I'm surprised to hear that it is being remodeled because, IMO, it's not that old. It's on a busy highway (Route 29/50) and right next to --IMO anyway, the best Red Lobster in Northern Virginia. On the same side of the street heading east is Esposito's which is a great Italian restaurant. The closest Metro station is Vienna on the orange line. If you are going to be there during a weekday, you will have to get there really early -- if you are driving-- it's no exaggeration to say that the parking lots at this station fill up by 6 a.m.! Also, it costs to park the car during the week but on weekends it is free. For more info---www.wmata.com Does the hotel provide free local transportation? If so, then they could shuttle you to the Metro station. Also, "Cue" buses go by this hotel so you could get to Metro that way. For more info--http://www.fairfaxva.gov/CUEBUS/CUEBus.asp To find other hotel rooms in your price range--check out Expedia. Plug in your dates and search the Washington, DC metro area. Just note--if you find any hotels in DC proper that are incredibly cheap, it should raise a red flag--they are either fleabag dumps or in bad areas. Post back if you have anymore questions.