The room was clean and had a nice desk and appropriate desk chair with a conveniently located outlet for plugging in the laptop and the smartphone to get work done. WiFi was great. The thermostat was easy to use. Everything worked except the bedside lamps. The retro charm was appealingly cute but not overwhelmingly cheesy.
If you're coming from the airport, you can take the Blue Line Metro to Crystal City, walk through the mall most of the way, and then exit and cross under the Jefferson Davis Highway. This should only be done if you're fairly adventurous as business travelers go and don't mind seeing the homeless people sleeping under the overpass. For the rest of us: call for the hotel shuttle.
LOVED that the lobby did not have a TV! I hate it at other hotels when I'm trying to toast my bagel and CNN is blaring away.
This hotel was a great value. There's a 10% off special when you check-in on FourSquare for the first time and show them. (Do this before they ring you up.)
- 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