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“Clean Room/Convenient” 4 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn Ballston
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1211 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201   |  
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“Clean Room/Convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Nice clean room and convenient location. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast had a varied selection of hot or cold options-a nice surprise! Will definitely stay here again when in the area.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Clean, large rooms with all necessary amenities. Helpful, efficient staff. Many choices for breakfast including make your own wonderful waffles. I would definitely stay there again

Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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YourDCManager, Guest Relations Manager at Comfort Inn Ballston, responded to this review, January 19, 2012
Dear Sherrye D,

Thank You for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We appreciate your business and look forward to accommodating you again.
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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I was here for business and stayed a week. Overall the hotel was serviceable and as a female traveling alone, I felt very safe at the hotel.

Pros:
The room was clean and always well serviced.
WiFi was good and fast enough for my VPN.
Location close by bus and Metro (about a 15 minute walk to the station)\
Friendly and helpful desk staff

Cons:
Breakfast. Three options for protein: boiled egg, soggy scrambled eggs, questionable sausage. The other options were carbilicious: waffles, cereal, donuts, pastries, yogurt
No way to get sundries. The store they used to have is closed and there isn't a close grocery or Target, etc.
Work out room still under construction
Hotel needs some updating, a new coat of paint, etc. Not a big con, but if you were hoping for an updated hotel, this isn't it.
Shuttle to Metro only runs on the weekdays. Not sure why. Seems counter intuitive to not run it on the weekends.

Room Tip: The hotel is shaped in a long rectangle with the elevators in the middle. If you get on one end of e...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YourDCManager, Guest Relations Manager at Comfort Inn Ballston, responded to this review, January 19, 2012
Dear latech1977,

Thank you for your kind words. We are striving to improve our hotel every day. Feedback from our guests will assist us in creating continuous improvements.
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Chapel Hill, NC
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Having been a guest at this hotel since 2004 for stays of several days, usually twice a year, I was very pleased to discover during my most recent stay (Dec. 23-27, 2011) that its breakfast menu had been upgraded since my last stay in June 2011 to include a much better variety of hot and cold options -- a welcome surprise for me. Overall the hotel is very well run and comfortable, and I am always glad to stay there.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YourDCManager, Guest Relations Manager at Comfort Inn Ballston, responded to this review, January 4, 2012
Dear Frederick V,

Happy New Year!

Thank you for your kind words. We are striving to improve our hotel everyday. Feedback from our guests will assist us in creating continuous improvements.
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Property is older and getting fairly run down but a reasonably short walk from the metro and more expensive hotels. Staff is helpful and polite. Restaraunts are a medium walk or short cab ride away.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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YourDCManager, Guest Relations Manager at Comfort Inn Ballston, responded to this review, January 4, 2012
Dear bizandtour,

Happy New Year!

Thank You for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We appreciate your business and look forward to accommodating you again. We are working on improving areas of the hotel, but this project will take some time.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Looks can be deceiving. If you only judged this hotel on a drive-by, you'd probably pass it up. And you'd be wrong!
Tucked in among brick residences adjacent to the highway, this convenient, clean and surprising upbeat place is a good value. Friendly staff, fast, free Internet access, comfortable rooms, free parking - and quick access to the Interstate. Decent breakfast. Not many restaurants within walking distance at night (several are only open for lunch) - but just a short drive from the Ballston mall, with plenty of dining spots to choose from.

Room Tip: North side rooms face the Interstate and may be a bit noisier.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YourDCManager, Guest Relations Manager at Comfort Inn Ballston, responded to this review, January 4, 2012
Dear Jim M,

Happy New Year!

Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

I've stayed at the Comfort Inn-Ballston (Arlington, VA) on several occasions. It's a very affordable stay and perfect for business travelers. It's convenient to DC and the Ballston metro, but at less than half the price of the Ballston hotels. The rooms are neat, clean and efficient. Clean and comfortable, great for those that need to get in and out. Convenient to local restaurants. Excellent value.

Room Tip: Elevators are quiet and open to a lobby area, not directly in front a room, so most rooms are just f...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YourDCManager, Guest Relations Manager at Comfort Inn Ballston, responded to this review, January 4, 2012
Dear raineyd4,

Happy New Year!

Thank You for taking the time to comment on our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we are glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to accommodating you again.
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Address: 1211 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#29 Family Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Inn Ballston 2*
Number of rooms: 126
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