This hotel is an immediate neighbour to such names as Sheraton, Hyatt, Hilton etc, in an area which has over 10 years gone upmarket in a big way. If you find it hard to be without the luxuries of these hotels the Americana is not for you. It is a basic but acceptable motel (free parking) which fulfils its motto as "the best rates in town". You won't find the frills but the room is a good size, beds are very comfortable, sheets crisp, towels OK. There is no guest computer but the front desk will print your boarding pass. There is no tea and coffee in room but there is always coffee and hot water available in the Foyer. The bathroom is old-fashioned with free standing washbasin/sink and nowhere to put toiletries. Cleaning is good as it is throughout the hotel. (Coffee someone had spilled in the lift was soon removed). The problem with the Americana is that it looks as though it is simply being left to run down without much investment in updating, for example furniture is worn and lighting is not particularly good in rooms. The Reception area could do with remodelling with a nice front desk and tidy appearance. And staff could smile! This would give the hotel a lift immediately. Disabled travellers would find difficult getting up the steps to the elevator. Hardboiled eggs would improve the carbs only for b/fast. There are plenty of eating places nearby at Crystal City and Pentagon City. We needed to travel to Dulles airport. The shuttle took is the the Metro at Reagan Airport where we boarded the train to Rosslyn and then changed to West Falls Church. From there the Washington Flyer (with dedicated carriageway when busy) will take you to the airport for $10. The whole journey takes about an hour and a quarter, but, the advantage is that this way there are no escalators or steps. You can do all the changes and up and down by elevator.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Americana Hotel is ideally situated in a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia called Crystal City across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Since 1963, our family-owned-and-operated hotel near Washington D.C. has never wavered from its commitment to complete guest satisfaction with every stay. Business and leisure travelers alike are sure to appreciate our comfortable Arlington hotel accommodations and well-appointed Crystal City hotel amenities that include free shuttle service and a complimentary continental breakfast. We are only 1 mile from the Nation’s capital and within walking distance of two Metro stops. Please call us today and let us help you plan your next trip to Washington, DC! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Americana Hotel Arlington
- Americana Arlington