I live in Atlanta, work in DC - so basically the Americana is my second home.
Easy way to explain the Americana is a "diamond in the rough" especially for the budget minded traveler - for both business and pleasure.
Sure it looks dated outside - but once you get inside, meet the staff, see the remodeled rooms and remember the price you paid when you swiped your credit card - you will forget about the exterior.
If you are traveling on business and own your own business - this place will have a positive affect on your bottom line - and you will have to figure out how to offset all that new revenue with some other costs to keep the IRS at bay - (maybe a new company Ferrari?)
If you are traveling on business and work for a large consulting company - you know they are constantly scrutinizing your expense reports - this place will lower your weekly travel costs, make you look like a superhero and will get you that managing director / partner promotion you so deserve.
If you are traveling for pleasure - this place is in a perfect location, close to metro, close to restaurants. Bottom line is my wife and son stay here when doing the annual DC trip when I am working. And while my wife loves "five star" hotels - she has no problem staying here. (read: important data point)
My only warning - be careful of the donuts - they are addictive.
They also arrive around 3:30 am - so sometimes they start calling your name while you are asleep. #resistOrYouMayGetFat
- 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