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Arlington Hotels

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Arlington Hotels

We are coming to DC Oct 3-Oct 9. This is our first trip so we will do all the tourist sites. Having great difficulty finding rooms downtown. Can someone please offer suggestions elsewhere that would be less than 20 min metro ride in the $200-$250 budget? No clue what neighborhood or alternate City I should be looking into. We will fly in and out of BWI. Thanks

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1. Re: Arlington Hotels

We stayed at the Virginian Suites in Rosslyn almost 3 years ago. Not the most modern of hotels but a bonus for us was that we had an appartment style room with full kitchen. Was very clean and the staff were great. They also have a shuttle to the metro morning and early evening.

We found it to be very convenient and cheaper than downtown. Should be in budet too. Another budget option would be the Americana.....I haven't stayed there but it always gets honourable mentions on here.

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In Arlington, my top choice would be Le Meridian Arlington. 2 blocks walk from the Rosslyn Metro, 2 blocks walk from Key Bridge (that, once you walk across, will put you in Georgetown). $143.64 per night on LMT Club.

I myself would probably opt for the Dupont Circle Hotel given your budget. Sits ON Dupont Circle (in Washington, not VA) and is adjacent to the Dupont Circle Metro Station. Superior Room with your choice of 1 King or 2 Double beds is $216.19 per night on LMT Club.

Hilton Arlington (a little further out on the Orange Line, near Ballston) is within walking distance to several nice restaurants and sits on top of the Metro Station. You can choose between a room with a King or 2 Double beds for $116 per night non-refundable on Hilton.com, $129 fully cancelable, or $149 including breakfast and wifi. If you go the package route, you may want to consider a room on the executive level for $143 per night prepaid. According to Hilton.com, "the Executive Lounge amenities includes breakfast service (Mon-Fri), afternoon snacks, beverages, evening hors d'oeuvres, and honor bar (Sun-Thu) plus free WiFi."


PS - Membership to LMT Club usually costs $50, but if you fill out this short, travel survey, you can get a free membership. It is SO worth less than 5 minutes of your time to complete...they have great deals.


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Please familiarize yourself with the Metro map before you book a room. The red line has a major shut down on Oct 5-6 you will have to work around if you stay at DuPont Circle. Either plan your itinerary for other travels or plan to walk to Farragut West. Personally, I would stick with the orange line recommendation that weekend.


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If you're not limiting yourself to just hotels, there are several good vacation rental apts. - actually in DC and within a couple of blocks to a metro - available in your budget.

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Crystal City has lower hotel rates and is about 10-15mins from downtown by Metro

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