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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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Newport News, Virginia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nothing's wrong with this property that 20 years on Doc Brown's time machine wouldn't cure. It's fine - there are PLENTY worse in northern Virginia. But the rooms (especially the baths) have that slightly cramped late 70s/early 80s feel that just can't be fixed with fresh furnishings. Location is similarly OK, not great- close to DCA/Reagan National, reasonable walking distance to the Crystal City office blob ... but many other properties are more convenient and newer.

Because of all of that, this hotel is often $30 to $50 per night cheaper than its major-chain brethren. Which is why I frequently stay there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, September 9, 2013
Dear tgdavidson,

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us! We do love our proximity to DCA and to the Crystal City shops, we are walking distance but we also have our complimentary shuttle to take you over as well.

Over the next several months the Holiday Inn National will be undergoing renovations that will include guest rooms and the public area. We will also be updating the appearance of the O'Malley's restaurant and size!

We are very excited about the renovations that will be happening at the Holiday Inn National and we hope you come back and check us out!

Respectfully,
Ken Abrom
Hotel Manager
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    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The Holiday Inn National Airport is located just minutes from DCA and the Crystal City Metro which will take you to all the DC attractions. The hotel shuttle will take you to and from both locations at a snap of the fingers with plenty of restaurant choices in between. The hotel is clean and comfortable with a friendly, eager to help staff. If you can get this hotel at a cheap price, take it and run because you won't find a better deal so close to all the action.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

5 minute drive to all the major attractions... Great location, great service, great price, super clean rooms with mini fridge and coffee maker. No balcony but still had a great view. The pool was closed but we didn't mind since all we needed was sleep after all the walking we did. The diner was decent and kids eat free as long as your a guest and there's a McDonald's right next door for those picky eaters..

  • 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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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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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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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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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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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
#30 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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