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“Clean, tidy, would stay again” 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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Ranked #22 of 48 hotels in Arlington
Orange, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Clean, tidy, would stay again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Very happy with our stay here. Staff are very pleasant & helpful. about a 20 minute walk to the metro station (East Falls Church) along a walking/biking path - wouldn't walk it after dark but felt very safe during the day. There is 2 restaurants in the area (the French restaurant is FANTASTIC), but if you have a car then there are lots of dining options ~ 1-2 miles away.
Breakfast is basic but tasty - cereals, toast, donuts & pastries, coffee, tea, juice.
Rooms are a very good size, housekeeping not overly good at leaving extra TP/tissues etc, though - had to ask front desk. Overall, would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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econometro, General Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
I appreciate your feedback and want you to know that we care about what our guests have to say about us on TripAdvisor. We want to make sure that guests return to us for the quality of our guest service and not just because it's a good value compared to other hotels in the area.
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us . I'm sure your feedback will encourage others to give us a try. I look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to the area.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Citrus Heights, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I stayed here for a total of 4 days as i wanted to be in Washington D.C. on 9-11-2013. I had to leave early on the 11th so i could see everything i had on my to do list. I was telling the front desk that i also needed to stop at Regan National airport so i could get a boarding pass for my flight the next day (Flight was at 12:30 pm) and i knew i would not be back in time to print it out myself. They offered to go online and print my pass out and they also called me with all the information. I would stay here again. Very clean room and comfortable. Also close to the Metro

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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econometro, General Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
We are so pleased we exceeded your expectations. We appreciate your business and thank you for sharing your comments
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Cary, NC
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7 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for the second time in about five years. The building is old, but our room was clean and it's just so convenient to the East Falls Church metro ... a 5 min walk to the station and a ~20 min ride to the Capitol. Breakfast is very basic but no complaints. Would absolutely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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econometro, General Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback, as its a zource of inspiration for our hard working staff.
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Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were here the last week of August. Everything is sort of small, but we did not spend a lot of time in our room. It was nice and clean, had friendly staff, and a decent breakfast for being free. Free Wi-Fi. I thought the beds were a little soft. A tip, if you take the Metro from the airport with your luggage, take one of the cabs which are sitting there - it's only $5 for a ride to the hotel. Otherwise, it is an easy walk on a lit path. When you come out of the East Falls Church station (orange line), go to the right, keep going to the right, up the stairs, to the right, and you will see the path to the hotel. There is 7-11 across the Lee Highway overpass for snacks. There are stores and restaurants at the next Metro stop, Ballston MU.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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econometro, General Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
We very much appreciate and value your feedback .Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests.
Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our family of 4 came to DC to discover the sites. We arrived late afternoon and got a parking spot under a tree. The van was safely parked for 3 days. This motel is not fancy, just the essentials, even laundry facility. No pool. Simple complimentary breakfast--boiled eggs, Eng. muffins, yogurt, cereal, etc. For a HOT July stay, it was a cool, clean and comfy no-frills place (dated decor) to rest up and refuel for the next day. The biggest plus: The train is about 3 blocks away--easy walk for most people. The staff was very helpful. The double room has double-sized beds (no queens).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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econometro, General Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

Sincerely,
GM
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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

If your looking for a good value this is the place. It doesn't look all that appealing but service was good and so was the room. The great thing was that it was in walking distance to the metro. Close to the highway which can be a little noisy but it wasn't really that bad.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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East Syracuse, New York
Top Contributor
180 reviews 180 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 88 cities Reviews in 88 cities
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Check in was smooth & quick. Room # 211. Furnishings are one firm queen bed, with three pillows. Four drawer chest. Flat screen television with 19 channels. Wall rack with 8 wooden hangers. Fridge, no micro., Micros are available in larger rooms with two beds. Overall room size is medium. A/C was on when I arrived & runs on the quiet side. Sound is a low hum.

Bathroom is a shower/tub combo. A mat for a non-skid surface. Safely handle on the side wall. Tub's side is a bit high, use the handle stepping in & out. Being July, temperature in the low/mid 90's, only needed cool water for shower. Not much space around the sink area. A combination of body lotion, shampoo & conditioner. Hair dryer. Plenty of towels. The bathroom, sink & overall room very clean. Daily maid service starts around 8:00. If sleeping in, use DO NOT DISTURB sign.

This is a three floor facility. The lower or basement is where the breakfast & laundry areas are located. Check in would be the first/main floor. A staircase leads to the top level or third floor. NO elevator. A guest computer is on the main floor. A micro & ice machine are located in the laundry room.

Breakfast is 6:00-9:00. A choice of two or three dry cereals. Toast, bagels, & muffins. Three coffees. Small 4 oz. orange juice. There soda, vending & other juice machine machines in the breakfast area. Only THREE tables. A guest needs to arrive early if wanting a table. There are trays which allows a a guest to take their breakfast to their room.

This facility's biggest drawback is the parking and getting in & out of the lot. Parking can be tight, the best vehicle for parking would be a small or mid-size vehicle. I found that backing into a space gave better visibly getting out. Traffic on Lee Highway is heaviest from 7:00 A.M. to &:00 P.M. If driving south on Lee Highway at this time period, turning into the parking lot can be difficult. A counted two handicapped spaces a short distance from the main entrance. The nearest restaurant is Chasin' Tails, a Cajun restaurant. Ate here twice.

I found all members very helpful. 'Anne' helped me with the Metro train subway system. The Metro is no more than av12-14 minute walk.

The chief reason for staying at Econo is the location to I-66 and the Metro. The A/C was a plus. The minus are the tight parking, traffic on Lee Highway, small sink & breakfast areas. Also there are NO stores of any kind to shop at. As long as I don't drive much during peak hours, I probably would stay again.

Jack L., Syracuse, New York.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Econo Lodge Metro Hotel Arlington
Econo Lodge Metro Hotel
Metro Econo Lodge
Econo Lodge Arlington
Arlington Econo Lodge
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:
#29 Family Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Metro 2*
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