While researching hotels in the Arlington area near a metro stop, I came across this one. My past experience with Residence Inns were older hotels with dated decor. So staying here was a pleasant surprise with the new modern look! It offers a lot of value for the price. A full kitchen (if you choose to cook) and comfortable beds. The breakfast has variety from freshly made oatmeal to other hot foods like potatoes/meats. You also have the basic cereal and juices. During the week dinner is also provided. There is always a salad that you can make (in case you don't like the menu), but the main meals are generally good too! The staff was helpful in giving directions and the overall hotel look is nice. It is a short walk from the Ballston metro and Virginia Square as well. Within a half mile you can get to the Harris Teeter grocery store in case you do want to purchase food and cook. Restaurants are also very close by (PF Chang, Buzz Coffee Shop, Rustico, Sweet Green, The World of Beer, The Green Turtle, and many others). I would definitely stay here again.