We took the kids to DC to see the sights. Our criteria for hotels was 1-a pool, 2- near a metro stop. The Residence Inn in Arlington had both so we booked it for 5 nights. It was one of the best hotels I have stayed in.
First off, everyone was very friendly. I met another New Englander there and we agreed people are not this friendly at home. Is it southern hospitality? Are all hotels in the south like this?
Second, we booked a double room because there are 5 of us and we didn't want to squish up. We got a corner suite that was really big with a kitchen, a living room and two baths. It was so nice that I felt suspicious that this was worth more than the quoted price of $320/night. I went back to the desk to see if there was some mistake. Not only was this the right room, but breakfast everyday and dinner on three nights was included. Condsidering what it takes to feed a family of 5 in restaurants this made our stay very reasonable.
The breakfast buffet has everything: eggs, waffles, sausage, yogurt, cereal, fruit, bagels ect. The dinner is a fixed menu so you have to eat what they are serving, but I liked it all.
Third, the pool was on the small side. Not good for an adult swimming laps, but shallow and good for kids. There was a life guard on duty, a hot tub and small fitness room.
What my kids liked best was the pool table in the lobby. Couldn't get enough of that.
Fourth, metro is two blocks away. Next to the metro is an enormous mall that sells anything you might need and has several restaurants.
Overall, we were very comfortable and would be happy to stay there again.
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