Our family stayed at this hotel for 5 days and were quite happy with it. If you want luxury, this is not the place for you, but if you want a good budget hotel (as we do), this could work for you. I will try to give you some pros and cons.
Cons: built in the 60's and could really use updating but I would guess that value of the location will not allow it to exist for too much longer. Breakfast is very 60's also. OJ in rubbermade containers, donuts, bagles with stick of marg & block of cream cheese (no individual containers), also no fruit or yogurt. No pool. Bathrooms are small but functional and very clean with almost no space for cosmetics (actually used the winow cil to put stuff).
Pros: Really great location in Crystal City and surrounded by upscale hotels. Only a couple blocks to the Metro (blue & yellow lines). Their shuttle will not only pick up and deliver to the airport but will take you to the Metro and to restaurants. We used shuttle on several occassions and it was very reliable. They took us to restaurant and gave us a business card to have restaurant call when we were ready to return to the hotel. One day it was raining when we returned from the capital, so we called and they picked us up at the Metro. No prob! Rooms are fairly large and very clean. Nice very white sheets and plenty of clean towels. Towels were not threadbare. Very nice and helpful staff.
If you are driving to DC, hotel is hard to locate. Address is Jefferson Davis Hwy but you have to enter from Eads. Hotel has most rooms entering from a central hallway but a few enter from an exterior entry. If you are visiting in winter, ask for a room with hallway entry to avoid draft under door.
In conclusion it was very clean and very safe! There were several flight crews staying there. For less then $100 a night it was a great budget hotel for us. I would be glad to answer any questions I can. Fran
- 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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