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Holiday Inn National Airport / Crystal City
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, US Route 1, Arlington, VA 22202   |  
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Burlington, Vermont
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great overnight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had a day to spend in Washington DC & booked at this hotel, not knowing much about it. It was a convenient place to stay & hop the metro into DC. The shuttle service was 4 star-provided timely service to & from the airport & the metro. The drivers, especially John, were polite & willing to help with luggage. The desk people were ready with metro information, places to eat within walking distance from the hotel, & just being cordial. My room was quiet & clean. If needed I would definiely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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HINationalAirport, Manager at Holiday Inn National Airport / Crystal City, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Lilvt,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your stay with us! It's great to know that we exceeded your expectations during your stay and that the cleanliness of the guest room was superb.
If you are planning a travel in the near future back to the Washington, DC the Holiday Inn National welcomes you back with open arms!

Yours in hospitality,
Ken Abrom
Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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State College, PA
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54 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I stayed here for one night because my regular Washington National Airport park and fly option was booked. I got an incredible rate for a single night stay and fourteen nights covered parking through BuyReservations.com. The room was nothing special, but clean and quiet, and the lobby had computers for printing out boarding passes and a nice little shop. The hotel itself somewhat worn, but it was an easy walk to Crystal City for dinner, and I have to say the staff were incredibly nice and helpful. Getting the shuttle back to the hotel after our trip was very easy. Overall this was a good place to stay, particularly for the price, but not remotely as "nice" as the Marriotts in the area. There is no pool, if that's important to you, although the fitness center was surprisingly well equipped.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HINationalAirport, Manager at Holiday Inn National Airport / Crystal City, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear PSU_travel_mom,

Thank you for staying at the Holiday Inn National, we appreciate your business. The Park & Go package is a great value for the guests who need to catch an early morning flight out of Reagan National Airport. We love our location, being about 7 minutes from the airport. As a Holiday Inn, our goal is to give our guests a great product and excellent guest service.

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon!

Yours in hospitality,
Ken Abrom
Hotel Manager
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15 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here one day for a business trip. Staff was friendly and helpful. Location is close to airport and loved the free shuttle. Hotel rooms were a little dated but clean and comfy. Not as close to the metro as I would of liked. But it is really close to a lot of food and shopping.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Just got back from a 5 night stay. We were pleased with location and service, except perhaps the shuttle service. There is a hotel shuttle that takes you to/from the Reagan Int'l Airport and the Crystal City Metro station. The Metro station is a 5 minute drive from the hotel. The longest we waited was 35 minutes, which was frustrating after spending the day walking in the heat. We walked to the station one morning when there was only 1 shuttle running and it was going to the airport to drop some passengers off. The walk is about 15 minutes- not too bad and seemed safe. I think we ended up walking to the Metro twice and from the Metro twice. Most mornings we walked next door to McDonald's for breakfast or had bagels at the Crystal City Metro shops. We didn't care for the diner or pub at the hotel. It's ok in a pinch. There's a great restaurant at Crystal City, Good Stuff, with a Cold Stone Creamery nearby. I would stay again if a hotel closer to the Metro was unavailable or out of my price range.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

As the title says,stayed here following my friend's wedding reception in hotel and had a fab time.
Location:the hotel is greatly located with shops and restaurants nearby as well as a free shuttle to the metro stations(crystal city and reagan airport),giving you greater access to local and surrounding areas.Union station(DC) is about 20mins away on the metro.
Rooms:My room was clean and very spacious.
Service:I honnestly cannot fault the service received here,especially one of the girls at reception who helped dealing with a mix up regarding booking under wedding party.
Overall,had a great experience and would definitely come back again and recommend.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My friends and I were making a trip to the D.C. area for a soccer game and wanted a decent but affordable place where we could sleep for a few hours between tourism and the match.
Using the Entertainment card, we booked two rooms for about $75 apiece for our Saturday night stay. They did not disappoint.
We got into town around 12:30, but the staff at the hotel was very accommodating. They allowed us the early check-in and the woman at the front desk was very friendly. Because of the early check-in, they couldn't get us in the adjoining rooms that we had originally asked for but found us two others instead.
It cost us $16 for parking, which seemed reasonable enough, given parking rates in the D.C. area. We let the vehicle there and took the Metro, which was located two blocks away, to get around the city.
It seems like it would be convenient to the airport, although that didn't figure in our plans.
We did make a late-night run to the 24-hour McDonald's next door.
The hotel is near a highway, but noise wasn't a problem for our room, which faced the street.
The beds were comfortable and shower was nice.
The fan in my brother's room was a bit loud and he didn't seem to have an alarm clock as my room did, but that's the closest I'd come to a complaint.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

We were visiting the DC area for the nation basketball tournament. We choose the holiday in because of its location, price, and amenities. The shuttle was extremely convenient. The hotel diner and pub menus had choices for everyone, and everything was delicious! The staff was very kind and helpful, bending over backwards when we needed anything. Mr. Nural, the hotel manager, was exceedingly accommodating,he gave suggestions for local restaurants,shopping choices and treated us like family. We now consider him a good friend. Mr. Phil the shuttle driver was consistently excited to see us in the morning and wished us luck for the days games. When picking us up he never failed to ask how we were doing. And Mr. Dwayne the maintainence man,was so friendly and always asked about our team and games. I've never stayed at a hotel where the employees were so helpful and interested in their guests. It surely made a hectic week a wonderful vacation!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2650 Jefferson Davis Highway, US Route 1, Arlington, VA 22202
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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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Arlington
#32 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn National Airport / Crystal City 3*
Number of rooms: 280
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Nation's Capitol and the Holiday Inn National Airport, the best hotel in Arlington Virginia! This full service Crystal City hotel is located minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport, the Pentagon, and 23rd Street restaurant row. Take advantage of our free wireless high-speed Internet. For government, contract and military travelers, the Holiday Inn offers a unique per diem package, the best of any Arlington hotel. This includes a full hot breakfast in our restaurant and unlimited local phone calls.Our hotel is also a great business location, convenient to many Northern Virginia companies, including IBM, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, EPA, Raytheon, USPTO and Navy Elite. We offer the amenities and meeting room services a business traveler needs for a productive visit. Our Arlington hotel offers accommodations that are great for vacations too! The monuments, museums and attractions in Washington, DC and historic Old Town Alexandria are easily accessible by Metro or car. Shop at the Pentagon City Mall and Fashion Centre Mall. Enjoy O Malley s Sports Pub where Kids Eat Free! We offer free high-speed Internet in our guest rooms and wireless Internet in our public areas. Our finest attribute is our professional and friendly staff. ... more   less 
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