We spent six nights at the HIghlander; because we were going to visit DC every day, we didn't need anything fancy, just clean and convenient. This motel fit the bill. Free parking, convenient location in Arlington 2-3 blocks from the Virginia Square metro station. ( It's about 15 minutes on the Metro to the Smithsonian.) The staff is very friendly and helpful, the free breakfast is enough to get you going (bagels, yogurt, fresh fruit, donuts, juice and coffee.) Our rooms were always clean and altho the motel is older, our bathroom had been remodeled with a large shower and new floors. I would have given it five stars except for the very low water pressure which makes for a long shower if you are trying to wash and rinse your hair.
The location is in a nice neighborhood with a few carry-out restaurants close by (burgers, chicken, pizza.) For a more complete or healthier meal, you can walk or drive a few blocks to several restaurants, cafes and bars in Clarendon. (We especially enjoyed the Silver Diner for it's large menu with lots of fresh offerings.) We walked around the neighborhood at night and felt very safe.
For reasonable rates, great location, friendly staff and free parking, I don't think you can't find a better option in the DC area!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Highlander Motel is an affordable motel in Arlington VA close to the FDIC, NSF, and George Mason University. We offer free parking, free wireless internet access and HD television. We are located 2 blocks from the Virginia Square Metro station. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Highlander Hotel Arlington
- Highlander Motel Arlington