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“Took a chance, and I have no regrets.” 5 of 5 stars
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Americana Hotel
1400 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202   |  
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Ranked #14 of 48 Hotels in Arlington
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Took a chance, and I have no regrets.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

I wanted to vacation in DC in August but had a limited budget. I found the Americana online and read lots of reviews. The reviews were positive, but I was still afraid the price was too good to be true. Well, I was not disappointed. The rooms were clean, staff was friendly, and the location was a short walk to the metro. I'm planning another trip this summer and will definitely be staying there again.

Troy
Prattville, AL

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write such a nice review! We're glad to hear our affordable rates allowed you to visit Washington, D.C. and that you enjoyed our clean rooms, friendly staff, and convenient location. We do our best to offer a great value to our guests and sincerely appreciate you letting us - and others - know that you think we're succeeding. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and thanks again for the kind words!

Warmest Regards,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

They must have taken the pictures they show on their website at a different hotel because my room looked absolutely nothing like the on-line photo. Very disappointing stay. The shuttle never picked me up at the airport and the staff blamed me. I had to take a cab. Paper thin walls, I could hear everything from the room next door. This hotel needs to shut down, leveled and a new hotel needs to be built.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
We're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your stay but can assure you that all of the hotel and room photos on our website were taken at our property. They are also labeled as either standard or deluxe and are displayed on the reservations page next to the room types to help our guests avoid booking a standard room when they prefer to pay a little more for the contemporary decor of the deluxe rooms. We apologize for any confusion you may have experienced when selecting your room type.

In regards to the shuttle service, it departs from the hotel every thirty minutes in the morning and is on-call the rest of the day from 6am - 11pm. All airport pickups are on-call. Again, we apologize for any confusion you may have experienced as well as any error on our part. We pick up and drop off dozens of guests every day without incident and are not sure why your experience was any different.

Speaking for the nearly one million satisfied guests we've had over the past 50 years and the dozens of employees who work hard every day to offer an affordable, good quality hotel option in a very expensive location, we think it's a little extreme to rate us "terrible" compared to other budget hotels and call for us to be leveled. We do understand, however, that we're not for everyone and hope you're able to find a better option next time.
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Located close to Wash DC and Reston VA, it's a pretty decent place to stay when you know that all you need to do at the end of the day is to just come and sleep and next morn shower and leave post breakfast for work. No frills, no porters, no waiters, no room service- but neat, clean, comfy, and embarrassingly affordable. If you are driving around, there's ample place to park; fast food joints at a walking distance and subway not far either.The hotel could, however, upgrade its bathroom kit and provide a tea/ coffee maker in the room.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for choosing Americana Hotel for your accommodation needs! We appreciate you staying with us and taking the time to write a review, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed our clean and comfortable rooms and affordable rate. As you mentioned, by not having cost increasers like porters, waiters, and room service, we are able to keep our prices embarrassingly low. Thank you also for your recommendation of a tea/coffee maker in the room. We actually have enough of these to furnish all of the rooms, but unfortunately we do not have the electrical power available to run them. We do, however, continue to work on this and perhaps one day we'll be able to offer this amenity. Thank you again for your stay and review!
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Crystal River, Florida, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Have stayed there quite a few times over the years and always a pleasant experience! Love the staff, who have been there for many years, it is nice to see their friendly faces year after year! Rooms are always clean! Love the fact that you can get up and go for a morning run, or walk to shopping and feel safe!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thanks so much for your kind words! We sincerely appreciate you staying with us over the years and are glad you've enjoyed your stays. Thank you also for taking the time to write such a lovely review; we agree that it's wonderful we've been able to retain so many great people for so many years and will pass along your compliments to our entire team. Thank you again, and we hope you'll get a chance to come back soon!

Warmest Regards,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed in the Americana many years ago, so when we decided to visit DC again we were able to remember the name and checked to see if it was still in business. Lucky for us it was. It is still a wonderful place to stay. Within walking distance of the metro, great selection of food for breakfast, clean rooms and the employees are helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
We're so glad you remembered us! Our repeat guests and their referrals are our life blood, and we sincerely appreciate every one. Thank you for pointing out our convenient location, clean rooms, and super employees; we couldn't agree with you more and will pass along your kind words to the rest of our team.

Thank you again for staying with us and for writing such a lovely review. We hope it won't be so long before we see you again!

Sincerely,

Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Take it as it is, but the location and price cannot be beat! It's clean, awesome location to the Metro (the stop is located a block away, under the Marriott), friendly staff, and after staying here yearly for the past 17 years, cannot be beat.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your kind words about our clean hotel, great location, friendly staff, and unbeatable price and will surely pass it along to the rest of our team. As for staying 17 years with us, all we can say is WOW! You've been with us through thick and thin and we can't say enough how much that means to us. We hope the changes we've made over the years have been welcome and that you'll certainly let us know what we're doing right and wrong as we continue to do our best to earn your loyalty!

All the best,
Americana Hotel
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our daughter and granddaughter had a flight cancelled out of Washington in December and were directed to the Americana due to price restrictions. They were greeted warmly and given a room for two nights. The front desk personnel were very helpful throughout their stay and provided them with a phone charger and information about the area. It certainly put our mind at rest to know they were safe and warm and had people they could count on if needed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
We're glad we were able to help your family when their plans were disrupted. Many times, people don't know where to turn when something like this happens and they just need a clean and affordable place to stay, so we do all we can to offer the friendly welcome and comfortable stay they need at such a time. Thank you so much for writing a review and hopefully we can see you all the next time you're in the area!

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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Address: 1400 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Arlington
#11 Family Hotel in Arlington
#16 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#19 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 100
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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