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“Mediocre at best....” 2 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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“Mediocre at best....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed at the Hilton Arlington the weekend after Christmas. Hotel is in a great location. Easy walk to many restaurants and shopping. Metro entrance is actually in the hotel, so that couldn't be more convenient. The hotel itself is below my expectations for a Hilton branded hotel. Executive lounge is a joke, so unless upgraded, don't waste your money. Rooms are more fitting with upgraded Hampton Inn than a Hilton. If you are looking for good location and won't be in the hotel much, good choice. If looking for a higher grade hotel experience, look else where.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • 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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State college, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Staff was min, they kept saying it's a holiday weekend. Was after Christmas and before New Years. Other than that just OK, not what I expected from a Hilton. Breakfast we had to go into kitchen to find someone (was to start at 6:30, this was 8:00). But besides short staffed in Bar and restraint, everything else ok.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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London, United Kingdom
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

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.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salem, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

I truly enjoyed staying at the Arlington Hilton. The location is amazing. Access to shops, restaurants and the subway were excellent. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The cost of Internet and parking are ridiculous, but putting it as part of my room fee helped. Overall a great experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I spent 2 nights here while attending meetings at NSF. If you exit the hotel complex via
the Ballston metro entrance, it's a very quick walk to NSF. My room (on the 6th floor) was spacious and very quite, despite the urban location. The exec lounge is oddly located in what used to be a function room for the in house restaurant, on the second floor. The GM explained that the lounge was moved there to accommodate an increase in HHonors Gold and Diamond members, and they were about ti expand the space to offer even more room. The Tuesday evening manager's reception (with free wine and beer) was a nice touch.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Plopped on top of the Ballston Metro Station, this hotel makes up in convenience what it lacks in curb appeal. A cozy (aka tiny) and poorly signed lobby is populated by friendly front desk and door staff. The rooms are comfortable and pretty well-appointed and the fitness center is more than adequate. This hotel can be recommended as quite good value for users of Metro wanting to tour DC or business travelers wanting good accommodation at a fair price.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is a Hilton, but instead of large and impersonal, it feels like a small hotel. Partly it’s the small lobby, but mainly it’s the young, personable, and helpful staff. I felt welcomed each time I walked through the lobby. The in-house restaurant is surprisingly good and the bar tender made grabbing a small bite and drink a pleasure. And my room was spacious and comfortable. I stayed there because I had a meeting nearby, but also planned to go into the District for museums and to meet friends, so the location right on top of a Metro station was a real plus: 20 minutes to the Mall, less than 30 minutes to the airport (DCA). It’s also reasonably priced. My only complaint is the daily charge for wi-fi; when almost all more modest hotels no longer charge, increasingly this seems a holdover from an earlier era.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Additional Information about Hilton Arlington

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
#17 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Arlington 3.5*
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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