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“Clean, cool, and affordable. Excellent value.” 4 of 5 stars
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Americana Hotel
1400 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202   |  
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“Clean, cool, and affordable. Excellent value.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great location next to DCA. Tiny bathroom and bed, but I was alone and quite pleased with my stay. The air conditioner was quite effective. I tried calling the front desk 3 times for a wake up call but no answer.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your kind words about our great location, effective air conditioner, and overall pleasant stay, and will be sure to pass them along to our entire team. We do apologize for the trouble with the front desk not taking your wake up call and have alerted our staff to the problem. Thanks again for staying with us. We hope to see you again the next time you're in the D.C. area!

Sincerely,
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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Americana hotel is clean, affordable, and is conveniently located near the metro. Pentagon city mall, the underground shops at crystal city, Reagan national airport, and the dc attractions are also very close. Make sure to bring a printout of your online reservation because when I checked in, they were going to charge me more. Other than this, my stay was splendid. Breakfast is good. Staff is friendly. Can't wait to stay at Americana again.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, July 19, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and letting other travelers know about your experience! We're glad to here you enjoyed our clean, affordable, and conveniently located hotel as well as our free breakfast and friendly staff, and we hope these bring you back to us the next time you're in the D.C. area.

Regarding the price on your reservation, please accept our sincere apologies for the mix-up. Most of the time, technology is great and makes our jobs easier, but occasionally there are hiccups that cause problems. We regret that you experienced the latter but are glad you were able to show us the error and get it resolved. Thank you so much for your understanding!

All the best,
Your friends at Americana Hotel
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our family of four stayed here this June while visiting Washington DC for tourism. We could not have been more pleased with our experience. The hotel and rooms are immaculate and well tended. Each day, a housekeeper thoroughly cleaned the room and provided us with ample towels. Our room had a fridge where we could keep snacks, adequate power outlets for a property of this age (enough to charge all our electronics every night), and excellent storage space for luggage and clothing. Breakfast starts early which is a boon for family with small, early rising children. It is a basic breakfast, but in a large and cheerful space. And it's good for filling you up before a long day of walking. The staff is friendly and gave us a ride in the shuttle to the metro on our first morning when we didn't know how to get there (it's two blocks away). We really could not say enough good things about this hotel for an affordable trip to DC. Friendly, pristine, FREE parking, wifi, and breakfast -- all for less than $100 a night.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words and amazing review! We are so glad to hear you appreciated our family friendly hotel near Washington, D.C., including our clean rooms, great rates, sufficient breakfast, and helpful staff. It is thanks to guests like you that we've been able to provide clean, comfortable, conveniently located, affordable, and friendly accommodations to Washington, D.C. area travelers for over 50 years, and we couldn't be more thankful! We'll be sure to pass along your praises to our entire team, especially our amazing housekeepers, and we look forward to hosting you on your next visit to the area.

Warmest regards,
Your friends at Americana Hotel
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were there the week of the 4th of July. The whole place is clean and neat. The room was comfy, the staff was very helpful, and the continental breakfast was adequate. We would definitely come back.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are accessible through inside hallway
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We're so glad to hear you found our property clean and comfortable, our staff friendly, and our free amenities adequate. We'll pass along your compliments to our entire team and hope to see you again soon!

Warm regards,
Your friends at Americana Hotel
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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Whenever I'm in the Arlington, VA./DC area I stay at the Americana Hotel. Although a bit old fashioned (I like this), it's very clean and comfortable. The shower in my room was amazing. They have a wonderful continental breakfast every morning, free parking and it is less than a block to the metro. The staff is very friendly (and actually have remembered me from one visit to the next) and helpful. They also have a free shuttle service to select areas. The Americana gives you great value for your money and I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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, July 11, 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us and letting other travelers know about your experience! We're glad you enjoyed our old fashioned hospitality, including the friendly & helpful staff, clean rooms, and valuable free amenities, and we will be sure to pass along your kind words to our entire team! Thanks again for taking the time to write a review; it's guests like you that have kept us in business for over 50 years and we sincerely appreciate it!

All the best,
Your friends at Americana Hotel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed in this hotel for four nights. Location is perfect, few blocks from the subway, restaurants and shops. The hotel is clean, offers free parking which is very rare close to DC, we never try the breakfast but is also included. The bed was very small and old, but what we suffer the most was the bathroom, extremely small. Overall, for the price, the hotel is ok, I would recommend to reserve a king bed room.

Stayed July 2014
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. We're glad to hear you appreciated our convenient location, clean rooms, low price, and valuable free amenities. We do apologize for your dissatisfaction with the room layout. It sounds like you may have chosen one of our standard singles which are our smallest, cheapest room types and are designed for the solo traveler on a tight budget. If you're able to stay with us again, we recommend choosing a queen or king room. They have larger beds and more overall space, including in the bathroom. You are correct, however, that as we have been providing clean, comfortable, conveniently located, affordable, and friendly accommodation to Washington, D.C. area travelers for over 50 years, we are confined by the design of our 1963 building and it's not the right choice for everyone. Thanks again for staying with us and for your comments!

Sincerely,
Americana Hotel
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I have stayed at the Americana over the past few years for Memorial Day weekend. Of all the hotels I've stayed in over the years I have to say the staff, prices and cleanliness is the best. I love the newly upgraded rooms. The area is beautiful and only a short walk to the METRO and Chrystal City attractions. I couldn't think of a better place to stay in the Arlington or DC area

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 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, July 11, 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us year after year and for writing such a nice review! We're glad to hear how impressed you've been with our staff, prices, and cleanliness, and we will be sure to pass along your kind words to our entire team. We look forward to seeing you next Memorial Day…or sooner!

All the best,
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:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Arlington
#12 Family Hotel in Arlington
#16 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#25 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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