Nice Hilton situated on the outskirts of Washington in Arlington. It is not quite as big as I had imagined as the hotel only occupies the first 7 floors of the building which is shown on the website so the views were not as spectacular as I had envisioned. But it is located right outside the metro so you do not have to carry your bags too far.
Checkin was fine and allocated room on the 6th floor. It was good sized,clean and well appointed. Beds were super comfortable and the bathroom the usual Hilton style, clean and tidy. Breakfast was served on the mezzanine floor through the bar area. There was also a little exec lounge with a few soft drinks and snacks past all the bar tables it your room key allowed you in. It was adequate but nothing special unfortunately.
The only downside was the travelling time on the metro into DC at the weekend. We sometimes had to wait up to 18 minutes if we missed a train. It soon bit into our vacation time when trying to get back to the hotel or downtown. During the week it was fine, only a few minutes wait but perhaps something to consider if you are on a short weekend trip. Nice to pop over to Cheesecake Factory at Clarendon which was 2 stops away. There are a few bars and restaurants near the hotel but being a tourist you want to eat downtown. Founding Fathers was surprisingly good and well priced as was Old Ebbitts Grill which was full of charm and a delight.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Arlington Hotel Arlington
- Hilton Hotel Arlington
- Arlington Hilton Hotel