I wanted a hotel close to Reagan airport (because taxi fares add up!) and close to the Metro. This hotel is 3 blocks from Ballston station, and that is 8 stops to the Smithsonian and the Mall.
There are a lot of restaurants and shops that you can walk to on the way to Ballston.
The hotel is outdated, including the rooms. They were repairing the elevator when we were there. The room was pretty roomy though, a king size bed with a chair and a table. The bathroom was big too. The room had a small fridge and we kept our snacks and water there. No microwave though. The room and bathroom were very clean.
There was a pool on the second floor. I went to see it and it was small but clean. I would have use it if I had more time.
There is no free breakfast. We ate there a couple of times, it was OK, but I thought it was pricey for what it was. You can either pick hot buffet, cold buffet or a la carte. The food was eggs, fruit, yogurt and pancakes.
I would stay here again, we were out all day and just needed a place to sleep.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston Hotel Arlington
- Holiday Inn Ballston
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