I stayed here for a week in February 2012 whilst attending a conference in DC - but wanting to keep costs down. The hotel looks a bit shady from the outside but it's actually extremely comfortable and extremely good value.
The Inn of Rosslyn is an excellent balance of quality, location and value. It's a 5-minute walk from the Metro station and, if you time it right with the trains, you can be in central DC within 20-25 minutes of leaving your room. Travelling in the other direction on the Metro, you can also reach Dulles quickly if taking the Washington Flyer bus service from West Falls Church Metro station.
The room price includes a basic breakfast (coffee, juice, bagels, donuts), which is far more than you'd get at a hotel in DC itself.
There's simply no comparison between the price you pay to stay the Inn of Rosslyn and a very basic hotel in central DC. You could end up paying a lot more for a lot less to stay in the centre of DC - I'd rather stay at the Inn of Rosslyn.
The only thing that lets down the Inn of Rosslyn is the in-room wifi, which I found to be very slow and unreliable. Unfortunately this was a fairly big problem for me because I needed good wifi access to do some work in my room and I found that the only viable option was to walk 5 minutes to the nearest Starbucks and use the wifi there because the Inn of Rosslyn's wifi was just too unreliable.
I'll consider the Inn of Rosslyn again in the future - but I'll also keep the Best Western Rosslyn/Iwo Jima in mind, which is almost next-door to the Inn of Rosslyn, is slightly more expensive and doesn't provide breakfast but, crucially, has excellent in-room wifi connectivity (I stayed there in early 2011). Those who don't care as much about wifi as me will find the Inn of Rosslyn ideal!
Overall: great value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn of Rosslyn carries the traditional charm and style of a family-friendly Inn with guest rooms and monthly Suites, and is located in the residential – urban community of Rosslyn in Arlington, Virginia, just over the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The Inn of Rosslyn is conveniently 1-2 blocks from Capital Bike Share and the Rosslyn Metro Subway, respectively. Just 1/2 mile from Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, historic Georgetown, the Netherlands Carillion, Iwo Jima Memorial, Ft. Meyer, National Cemetery and Arlington House, the Inn of Rosslyn is literally surrounded by history, government, and businesses alike, and makes your business and leisure travel to Washington and Northern Virginia both exciting and manageable. You will find that the Washington Mall, the Smithsonian, Crystal City and the Underground, historic ‘Old Town’ Alexandria, Reagan National Airport, and the National Harbor are just minutes away making travel to your destinations as well as to shopping, restaurants, night life, and sight- seeing a breeze.The Inn of Rosslyn is comprised of three stories of recently renovated guest rooms with beautiful furnishings, well-appointed amenities, refrigerators, and full baths complete with sparkling genuine tiles, ‘cool-shot’ styling blow-dryers and lighted vanity mirrors in every room. Guest rooms are exterior with convenient FREE parking and FREE WIFI.Spotlessly clean, comfortable and affordable, you will be happy you chose The Inn of Rosslyn to be your home away from home when you come to Washington and Northern Virginia. Your comfort and your happiness is our mission. Don’t be left out - make your reservation early as availability is limited! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn Of Rosslyn Hotel Arlington
- Hotel Of Rosslyn
- Inn Rosslyn
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