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“Very courteous staff in an aging building” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Arlington
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203   |  
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Honesdale
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very courteous staff in an aging building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for a business trip to the National Science Foundation. I arrived late Sunday evening to a very courteous staff at the front desk. The man was extremely helpful and obviously dedicated to his work. I settled into a very pedestrian room for Hilton Honors members. There was nothing special about the room although it had all the amenities and was clean. There was relatively no view from the room, but it was functional.
I ate "breakfast" in the Club Room in the rear of the restaurant for HH members. While the staff was courteous, there was noting special about the food and drink available; although it was palatable, it was the same sort and manner you would expect in motel chains.
There is much to be done to update the hotel and make HH members feel more respected as a group.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, MA, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

My $219/night room did not have internet. To add insult to injury, the TV signal was weak and half the channels were not available. When all else failed, we looked out the window, only to find a huge air conditioning unit blocking our view. Then we gave up and tried to go to sleep, but the bed was not comfortable. The hotel location was great - conveniently close to a metro station and many good restaurants in the Ballston Common Mall (especially Shiki Sushi).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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new jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Stayed here for two nights based on other reviews. Did not disappoint. Great location. Room was clean and the shower was powerful but the bathroom was small. We did not stay in the room much just to sleep so looking out and having practically no view was ok. Everyone at this place is friendly. This location was wonderful as it is right in the same building as the Metro. We took the Metro six stops to Smithsonian station where you are right in the heart of every museum. We had breakfast in Tivoli which is also in the hotel. It was quick and good. Then when we finished with the museums we came back and went to happy hour at A-Town restaurant down the block just in time for happy hour. Good food and we sat outside too. We also drove to Alexandria and ate at a wonderful Greek restaurant and did a little shopping too. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Yankton, South Dakota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Generally nice hotel but a little disappointed in the overall experience. Quite expensive by my standards yet still want an extra fee for Internet access. Really? Hotel lobby and common areas seem 'squeezed' but probably again a function of where it is. Very convenient to the Metro and to good restaurants. Half an hour to Capitol Hill by Metro. Will probably stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Akron, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

My family stayed at this hotel April 5 and 6, 2013. After reading some earlier reviews, I was hesitant BUT GLAD I STAYED. I don't know what others experienced but I had a very good experience. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet. A previous reviewer said there were only sheers with no night curtain. That reviewer didn't look hard enough. The heavier drape was behind the sheers and was adequate. The breakfast buffet was terrific and saved a lot of time. Some of the course selections were smoked salmon and brie, scrambled eggs, choice of sausage, bacon, potatoes, etc. Croissants, danish, cereal, yogurt, fruit and coffee, tea, juices and more. A previous reviewer didn't like the buffet but I honestly don't understand how you couldn't like it. The hotel is conveniently located next to the Ballston subway stop and is only 20 minutes ride from The Mall. We ate in the hotel restaurant and again were very pleased. I would stay here again. My only suggestion is that they need to offer valet parking. The underground parking is tight and if you are elderly or an insecure driver you may find it difficult to self park. The price of parking is typical of DC. One additional feature is that you can walk to the Ballston Mall by way of a catwalk.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

If you are not renting a car or wedded to taxi services as the Orange Line Ballston Metro station can be directly entered from the hotel. The Metro Bus hub is adjacent to the hotel. Pros: hotel personnel friendly and helpful, rooms clean, housekeeping efficient. Minuses: window(s) in room are small leading to a dingy feeling during the daytime, executive lounge appears to a design afterthought - one room just off the dining room. Overall decent value for someone not staying in The District.

Room Tip: Not any views to speak of as the building is in the midst of highrise condos etc.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The Pro's: The Hilton Hotel is located right in the center of the Ballston area in Arlington, Va. For traveler's coming from out of town, this location really can't be beat. Access to the Metro subway is right outside the front door. It's also a Metro Bus "hub", so you can get a bus to just about anywhere just outside the door. And there's a cab stop right outside the door, too. Don't order roomservice, only because there are dozens of great restaurants within walking distance.

Con's: The room doors slam so hard at night they'll wake you up!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 950 North Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Family Hotel in Arlington
#19 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#25 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Arlington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the upscale Ballston community, the Hilton Arlington Virginia is adjacent to the Metro and minutes from downtown Washington DC. Walking distance to shopping, nightlife and restaurants. ... more   less 
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