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“Best Service Ever & Great Facilities” 5 of 5 stars
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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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Houston, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best Service Ever & Great Facilities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I was in town for a short business trip and stayed here one night.

Service:
The front desk receptionist (young lady with glasses and dark curly hair...unfortunately I didn't get her name) was an absolute pleasure to meet. She was extremely friendly and helpful both in terms of the check-in process and in providing information about local restaurants and transportation services. The ladies who checked me out of my room in the morning were also very cheerful and friendly.

Facilities:
While the exterior isn't as polished as the surrounding buildings, the interior is very clean and inviting. Rooms, hallways, and the lobby were all spotless during my stay. There is a small convenience store on the first floor with lots of options in case you need anything. My room was comfortable. No weird smells, perfect climate, comfortable bed, and overall really nothing to complain about.

Location:
It is located only a few blocks west of the Ballston stop on the Orange Line and has a (paid) private parking lot as well. A complimentary shuttle takes you to anywhere within a mile from the hotel if requested. Restaurants are abundant nearby and the mall is only a few blocks away.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great hotel just minutes from downtown D.C. and the D.C. airport. Family friendly, nice restaurant, clean and very nice people. Some very nice restaurants close by, not to mention a great beer bar. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Took a weekend trip to the DC area, and wanted to be in Arlington to visit a friend. I found this hotel online and was very worried about the accommodations because the rate was so good, but it was a great deal! The room was large and bedding was very comfortable. Even though it's a busy area it was very quiet. Some of the furnishings are a little beaten up, but that would be the only possible negative about the facilities. Other negatives: if you have a car there is a hefty daily parking fee which is disappointing; and there is a 2 block walk to the Metro. Not a horrible thing, definitely a safe walk, but if the weather is bad that is unpleasant. We didn't try the restaurant or bar, but both are on site and seemed to be very nice. Staff were very friendly.

Room Tip: Our room overlooking parking lot and was near elevators but we were not bothered by noise at all.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I travel to Arlington around 3 or 4 times a year and always stay at this hotel. It is a few blocks from the metro and the neighborhood is very nice. There are lots of good restaurants around. The rooms are very good and everything is always working well. Staff is very friendly and professional. There is a gym room that is opened 24 hours a day. I don't use the restaurant as I prefer to go to a Starbucks nearby, but I used the room service and it is good.

Room Tip: There are non-smoking floors, so be specific when you do your reservation.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I have lived near this hotel for 30 years and I am pleased to see it does not show its age. I stayed for a few nights while I was packing my house to move. My room was clean, comfortable and the hotel staff are polite and helpful. You do have to pay for parking but that is not uncommon for the DC area.

I will stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Clearwater, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I love this location and the friendly staff. the hotel is beautiful, clean and the staff are so very helpful.

The hotel courtesy van will drop you off and pick you up from restaurants and nearby attractions and Metro stop is close too.

I highly recommend this hotel for business or pleasure trips

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bonn, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

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.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Wayne B, Manager at Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Dear Lopingian Travel,
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We give the utmost importance to our guest comments as they help us improve, and continually provide the best guest experience possible. I am sorry our hotel did not live up to your expectations and regret that you were not satisfied with the condition of the room you received. Though I would prefer you had a better experience at our hotel, I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts and I hope you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
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Address: 4610 N. Fairfax Dr., 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 Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Arlington
#12 Family Hotel in Arlington
#24 Romantic 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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