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Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1401 North Adams Street, Arlington, VA 22201   |  
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Dallas, Georgia
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“A very efficient accommodation in Washington”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a very nice hotel at convenient location. They had every night free dinner - nothing special but eatable - and nice hot breakfast. Room had lots of space and was clean. Metro station is 3 minutes from the hotel and Starbucks right in front of the main door. Only disappointment was that our kinds could not use the hot spa (the lifeguard was did not allow it) and the pool was cold.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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RIArlCourthouse, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
Thank you for your comments about your recent stay. We do try to provide a variety of options that will meet the needs of all of our guests and are always open to suggestions. I can understand your concern about your children using the spa. We do allow children to use the spa with parental supervision. I apologize for the confusion. We would love to further discuss the details of your stay. Please feel free to contact me directly at 703-312-2104. We hope you will come back and stay with us again as well.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Fairfield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Great staff. Great location if you're going into DC. The metro is a block away. Love the free breakfast.

My husband and I had an excellent experience here after a long, miserable day where the front desk clerk of a nearby Marriott property was rude to us. (We went to the wrong hotel. There are quite a few Marriotts in Arlington.)

The manager of this hotel heard about my bad experience at the other hotel and emailed me personally to apologize. I really appreciated that.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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RIArlCourthouse, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Thank you for feedback about your stay with us. I am sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience, but glad we were able to provide you with an excellent stay. We hope you will come be our guests again very soon!
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Fantastic new hotel in heart of Arlington, VA!!! Accomodations were top notch and staff was very friendly and always very helpful. Very good location with direct subway access to Washington DC Metro Area. Clean, new, safe, and only 100 yards from the Metro (subway) Station. Several shops, restaurants, and even a Starbucks all right there. FireWorks Pizza restaurant was outstanding. We went back three times during our 4 night stay!

Room Tip: Not a bad room in this hotel. It's brand new!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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RIArlCourthouse, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Thank you for your comments about your recent stay. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and Fireworks as well! We hope to see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed here on a Friday night, with a senior room rate of $110 for a studio. This included the free buffet breakfast Saturday morning, which was okay, but nothing special. (Still, breakfast anywhere else would have been app. $25-30, so deducting that from the $110 yields an astonishing $80-85 for the night.)

Upon arrival, we each received a bottle of water and a bagged Otis Spunkmeyer cookie. I noticed a large bowl of apples for snacking in the lobby, and mused that I'd rarely seen such perks at far more expensive hotels. The young woman at the front desk was courteous and perky, and after dumping off our bags in our room I parked the car in the underground garage around the corner. The fee was supposed to be $14 for this, but it wasn't on my bill. (At checkout I mentioned this and I'm still not sure if I actually will be charged for it. Perhaps parking is free on weekends?)

When we returned to the room later we performed our semi-ritualistic "inspection." I noted that the room was really well thought-out. There were four chairs, a couch and two tables. Lots of lights and lamps. Plenty of space. A nice kitchenette with a large fridge. I could've lived there comfortably for weeks. The shower and toilet area had a door, separating it from the sink area. There was a blow dryer in a drawer, and an iron, two extra blankets, an extra pillow and an extra set of sheets in the closet. There was a mirror over the sink and a full-length one on the bathroom door. The shower head was high enough for a tall person. Electrical outlets near the bed were easily accessible. The TV was against a wall that wasn't adjacent to any other hotel rooms (so no noise from neighbors) and it was a nice-sized LCD with some extremely clear HD channels. A package of microwave popcorn was there for the popping. Of course there was a coffee maker. There were room-darkening curtains. The king-size bed was very comfortable. I heard no outside noise all night--not even the usual slamming doors (although this could have been due to not having any nearby neighbors). Everything was clean and seemed new--no wear or shabbiness anywhere.

I can't recall a hotel room where it was so obvious that the designer had such massive common sense and the ability to put himself in the guest's shoes. Because of this and the incredibly low price, the few minor quibbles we had are not worth mentioning.

Oh, there's a nearby train stop which takes you right into D.C., so if you're planning a trip there--short or long--forget about booking a place in the city. This hotel is the place to stay!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RIArlCourthouse, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for your comments about your stay with us. I'm glad you enjoyed all of the amenities offered in the hotel and found your suite to be comfortable. I would be interested in hearing what you could change about your breakfast experience and if you were looking for specific items we did not offer. Please feel free to contact me directly at (703) 312-2104. I will look forward to hearing from you and hope you will come be our guest again soon!
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

For Europeans contemplating a holiday in Washington DC, this mainly self-catering hotel is definitely worth considering if you want to stay in an attractive area at a much lower cost than in fully serviced central hotel. What you won't get are fawning staff or overpriced cocktails but a very practical outfit. A three minute walk to Courthouse metro station, and then fifteen minutes by the Orange Line to DC Metro Center means you can get to all the tourist must-sees with little difficulty. Beware, however, that from about 9pm, the metro service interval for trains back out to Courthouse from the city becomes 20 minutes or more.
The cab from and to Dulles airport is $50 to $55 plus the inevitable gratuity.
While good breakfasts are provided by the hotel, it is feasible to use the adequate cooking facilties in your suite to cater for a family for other meals, though the limitations of a microwave, and just two cooker rings, mean gourmet meals are more of a challenge. Crockery, cutlery and three pans are provided. The Wholefoods supermarket ten minutes walk away is like an Aladdin's cave of attractive food, providing an amazing choice that is unusual in Europe: the ready chilled cooked dishes are easily heated in the hotel microwave. And if you don't want to cook at all, there is a plethora of nearby restaurants covering all types of ethnic food at competitive prices.
The exercise room is small but functional; the pool is open in the evenings and all day at weekends, with a lifeguard on duty. Strangely,this medium size and pleasant pool does not have a dedicated changing room, so you have to use a large accessible toilet/restroom next to it; nor does it have a shower. Also, the towels provided are much smaller than bath size (when told, the Management said they would do something about this).
The laundry facilities work well. Washing powder (laundry powder) for one wash can be bought at Reception for a dollar as can a fabric softening paper than you put in the dryer, but if you have your favorite powder, it could be worth bringing a couple of tablets in your suitcase. You will need $1.50 in 25 cent pieces for each of the washer and drier.
Employees are friendly on the whole, but don't expect much conversation with the Housekeeping staff unless you are a Spanish speaker.
The free Wifi works well, but depending on the devices you use, you may need to re-register each day.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RIArlCourthouse, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Thank you for your recent comments about your day last week. We value your feedback. If you you have anything additional to share, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at (703) 312-2104. I hope you will stay with us again on your next visit to the DC area.
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DC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We knew we liked the location and wanted a bigger room since we would be staying for 2 weeks and this place was perfect. The service was great, especially by the housekeepers! It has a small pool, hot tub, gym, laundry, internet and free breakfasts.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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RIArlCourthouse, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your recent extended stay with us and the service from our housekeeping team. I will definitely pass the comments along to them. We hope you will come back and see us again they next time you are in town.
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Beaufort, NC
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This property is located just off the main drag in the Arlington Courthouse area, so it is handy not only to the DC metro, but also to restaurants and shops. Despite the busy area, the hotel must be well soundproofed because we didn't notice much noise. The king size bed was very comfortable, and the suite was spacious with all of the amenities needed for an extended stay. The internet service was good. The hot breakfast buffet looked pretty good but we almost missed it because they shut it down promptly at 9 am during the week. Just goes to show that we should have paid attention to the posting of hours -- this location is geared to business travelers at least during the week, and not to sleep-in tourist types! There was in-building parking available for a fee. Staff was pleasant and attentive. We will be back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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RIArlCourthouse, Director of Sales at Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for your comments. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are fortunate to be within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. I'm glad you found the suite comfortable and spacious. We hope to see your family again soon!
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Address: 1401 North Adams Street, Arlington, VA 22201
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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#3 Family Hotel in Arlington
#6 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#6 Business Hotel in Arlington
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Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse 3*
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