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Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4610 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203   |  
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Service is fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

I have stayed at the Holiday Inn Arlington dozens of times on work trips and have gotten to know the staff and the hotel well. They have long-term employees who remember prior visitors and are welcoming to new visitors and their service makes my business travel much more relaxing than it might be otherwise. The hotel has a courtesy shuttle, driven by Jay during the days and Muhammed in the evenings, who are both extremely service-oriented and helpful. The lobby lounge, staffed by Roberto, another long-term employee, is equally service oriented and welcoming.

I've never written a hotel review before and I travel about 70% of the time. The people at this hotel and the consistent service just make it a comfortable place for me to return to.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

Especially--the staff is really nice and welcome me back--especially Jay, who drives the shuttle. Without him and the shuttle I would not be staying there.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2011

I enjoyed my stay of four night at Holiday Inn at Ballston.
Very friendly staff, especially Ms Ronda, clean, spacious room, free internet and closeness to shops, restaurant and metro stations made my work trip more pleasant.
Will come back!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

Washinton DC was a wonderful city but we were exhausted after a day's Smithsonian tour and this hotel provided comfortable beds, friendly staff- Kara, and John O were the best, and a delicious place for snacks and breakfast. The rooms were clean and spacious. The sleep was deep in the comfy clean beds. I would definately return here. You can't go wrong.

Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

I love this hotel. My second stay, the first being in February, 2010. Being from Barbados, the Hotel has the hospitality like us from The Caribbean. Big respect to

Janet
Mohamed
Manny

They all went above and beyond to make my stay enjoyable. The Guys in the Breakfast room and the cleaners were all very pleasant and helpful.

They were like being in

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Wiill be back!!

Alvin Holder of www.usm.edu/chem

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  • Stayed May 2011, 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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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

I travel to a lot of hotels and this one is fine. The bed is clean and comfortable. The location is close to the Ballston metro (about 4 blocks). The room is quiet even though it is on a busy street. The room is generally clean but would be fabulous if housekeeping paid attention to details. It looks like the edges of the carpet haven't been cleaned in a year and I found trash behind the night stand. If management would increase their standards, then this hotel would be fabulous. Until then, I give it a B+.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

This is a full service hotel in a fine location. Ballston is the edge of urban Arlington. You can get a way with leaving your car at the hotel and walking most places from the hotel. Any father out (ie. Falls Church or Tysons ) and transport will be an issue. This hotel has a shuttle that will take you with in a mile for free. The Metro is in the radius son you are good to go.

The hotel was nice and updated. The rooms were fresh and clean. I didn't have to pay to park but it was the weekend so don't know what the weekday deal is. The weekend rate was very reasonable for DC and the best in the Ballston area.

As a runner this hotel is idea and it has access to urban street and the W&O trail system. The Wash-Lee HS track is also near by. A runners paradise.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston

Address: 4610 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA 22203
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Arlington
#20 Family Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston 3*
Number of rooms: 219
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spring into value! The Holiday Inn Arlington hotel, conveniently located off I-66 East, is just 4 miles from Washington, DC (6 from DCA) in the thriving Ballston neighborhood of North Arlington. You ll find the National Science Foundation, the Nature Conservancy, AES, CACI, Global Knowledge, Accenture, and ESI within several blocks of the hotel, along with many restaurants, shopping, Macy s, and the Kettler Capitals IcePlex. It s easy to access the White House, Smithsonian museums, Zoo and the National Mall via the Metro, just 3 blocks from the Holiday Inn Arlington. Our friendly shuttle drivers will whisk you to any location within a 1-mile radius of the hotel. All guest rooms have one king or two queen beds, free high-speed Internet (wired), free refrigerators, and free coffee. We also offer a fitness center, gift shop, free business services, an outdoor pool, and a spacious parking lot with reasonable prices. Dine in our restaurant, pamper yourself with room service, or experience our airy, contemporary lounge with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs. Our 5,000 sf of attractive function space is perfect for weddings and meetings from 10 to 300 guests.This hotel in Arlington, VA is near Georgetown, Tysons Corner, Pentagon City, Old Town Alexandria, and Arlington National Cemetery. We re also a straight shot from Dulles Airport (IAD).The Holiday Inn Arlington -- a great value for visitors to DC! ... more   less 
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