Having stayed at the Holiday Inn several times over the past few years, I opted to return on a recent business trip. This trip I found that the hotel staff continue to be enthusiastic and helpful, although the hotel no longer maintains toiletries for those who have forgotten some item. I was assigned a room with double beds on a lower floor, which often can be noisier than those at higher floors. The room was quiet, but the room furnishings were somewhat tired. The bedding had seen better days, with very soft and "pliable" mattresses, and thin duvees. The heating unit only seemed to work when the temperature was manually adjusted upwards, by only a single degree. The decorations are now a bit dated, with a more spartan bathroom setup. The hotel offers the traveler the option of reusing the towels to save water usage. But, even when towels are hung up as requested to indicate their continued use, the cleaning staff changes them out, anyway. The quality of accommodation for the price is probably average for this part of the DC area. But, much better rooms for the price can be found almost anywhere except, maybe, New York and other major cities.
- 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
- Arlington Holiday Inn