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“Convenient and Friendly” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Metro
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   6800 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22213   |  
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“Convenient and Friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stayed for three nights and found the beds comfy, the rooms well maintained, the breakfast adequate, but most of all the staff friendly, helpful flexible and attentive. A real family atmosphere. The hotel is a short walk on the bike path to the Metro and right alongside I66. The hotel does not have an elevator.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We stayed for 4 nights while visiting D.C. based on reviews found here. This hotel met, but did not exceed, those expectations. Staff was not overly helpful nor courteous and the continental breakfast leaves much to be desired. You have to get there early, or it is picked over fast. Noise can also be a problem, as our room faced the apartment/condo building toward the back of the hotel and there was loud, noisy garbage pickup every morning around 6:30am. That aside, the rooms are clean and adequate for the price you pay, and it is a short 5-10 minute walk to the Metro.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Heidi B, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, May 17, 2012
Thank you for your comments, it is through feedback such as yours that we are able to improve our services. We appreciate your business and hope you will stay with us again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

Stayed at this particular location several times, and have never been disappointed.The service is always execellent, the prices are very affordable and the staff is friendly and very helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean.Recently improved continental breakfast is more than adequate and the attentive staff makes it very convenient. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed April 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We found the EconoLodge Metro lived up to it's advertisement. The room was clean, although the decor is a bit 80's. The double beds were a bit small, fortunately we are not large people and traveled with kids. We did have to ask for towels daily, they kept bringing a set for 3 people instead of 4. Breakfast was adequate, juice,coffee, tea, pastries, boiled eggs one day, waffles the other, yogurt and instant oatmeal. Just don't be late! The food is promptly taken away at 9am. The Metro (Falls Church East Station) is about 1/2 a mile away, easy walk, flat, easily done with kids. The location is right off I66 and many eateries are nearby. The front desk staff could be a little more friendly, they seemed afraid to make eye contact, the same with the housekeeping staff. The price is affordable, a plus considering most places change a fortune to stay. We would recommend this hotel to other travelers.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

This Econo Lodge is in a great location for both the freeway and the metro. Our room was good (small bathroom, but otherwise quite nice) and the continental breakfast was good. The neighborhood feels safe, and there are several restaurants a 3-5 minute drive away. But most importantly, the front desk gives great customer service. We accidently booked the wrong hotel, so showed up here without a booking, but they generously gave us a great rate for the night. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YourDCManager, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
Dear Sharon B,

Thank You for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We appreciate your business and look forward to accommodating you again.
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012 via mobile

We got a free upgrade at this hotel for our 3 night stay. It was a lovely big room. The breakfast was ok, room was nice and clean and we liked the little extras like the guest laundry and the vending machines that had nice snacks in them. I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to explore DC on a budget.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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YourDCManager, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Dear alanadi25,

Thank You for taking the time to comment on our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us and we are glad to hear you had an enjoyable stay. We look forward to accommodating you again.
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Beautiful Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Cheaper alternative to staying in DC. No frills but it was clean and met all our needs. Easy & pleasant 1/2 mile walk (one steep flight of stairs) on bike path to metro station. They graciously allowed us to leave car on the property after we checked out for our day trip into DC. If using metro into city I would advise waiting until after morning rush hour unless your into extremely crowded conditions.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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YourDCManager, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, January 19, 2012
Dear gandalf_grae,

Thank You for taking the time to comment on our hotel. We appreciate your business and look forward to accommodating you again.
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Address: 6800 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22213
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Arlington
#23 Family Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Metro 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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