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“Great hotel for runners and roadtrippers” 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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great hotel for runners and roadtrippers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We took a road trip to Washington, D.C. this summer and wanted a hotel with free parking that was close to a metro station, since it's crazy to drive in D.C. when there's such a fantastic public transportation system. The Econo Lodge Metro was a great option, just a short hike to the East Falls Metro Station and then about a 20 minute ride into D.C. We walked the path to the metro station at all hours, including late evening, and always felt safe (although I might not do the walk alone at night). The hotel is a little run down around the edges, but clean and relatively quiet, and the service was great. The wifi in our room was pretty spotty, however, which is my only complaint - had to go to the lobby to get internet service on most days.

An unexpected bonus was the hotel's proximity to a delightful running/walking/biking trail built into a former rail corridor, the Washington and Old Dominion. As a runner who sometimes struggles to find safe and/or interesting routes when on the road, I loved being able to step out the door every morning and join the community of joggers and walkers streaming past. If, like me, you're less interested in spending time in your hotel and more interested in seeing the city around it, the Econo Lodge Metro is a fabulous jumping off point for exploring D.C. and the surrounding area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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econometro, General Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your review.
Positive comments like yours are great to hear, and encouraging for our hard working team. We are looking forward to welcome you again on your next visit.
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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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Orange, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Citrus Heights, California
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
8 helpful votes 8 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
63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 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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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:
#24 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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