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“Nice pool, friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1501 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209-3001   |  
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Edmonton, Alberta
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Nice pool, friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This hotel is conveniently located close to the Reagan National Airport, which can be reached through the Metro (10 min walk) or by cab ($15). The staff are friendly and helpful, giving us a list of attractions and stores/restaurants nearby. I appreciate that they have a lifeguard on duty at the indoor pool, which my son enjoyed to the full extent because the water was clean and warm. It's too bad there was no complimentary breakfast as in most Best Westerns we have stayed at, but at least the coffee is available at the reception all day, to my husband's delight. There is a small microwave and refrigerator in the room, which were useful. However, the room did not have a safe and so we had to lug our electronic gadgets along as we toured Washington DC. Good overall stay in spite of the roar of airplanes flying overhead.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Staff at this hotel was great. Very helpful and friendly. They even gave us a packet with helpful info on where places were and how to get there from hotel. I can not say that for the Ledo pizza place on hotel property. Highly suggest you pick any where else to eat than there. Our room was in what looked to be an older part of the hotel but it was clean which means more to me that anything. We did have a problem with tub backing up with water during shower. After first day called front desk about problem when we came back at end of the day it was better but not fixed. I assumed they did all they could with us still staying in the room. I did notice plumbers in the rooms around us so it seems like we were not the only ones with problems. Was not real happy with all the noise next door because of the plumbers but didnt think there was much I could do. Over all the hotel is in a great location and price to me was good. This for the most part seems to be an older hotel by that being said most people know they will have issues come up from wear and tear but as long as they fix the issue or move you I can deal with it. If you are looking for a place to sleep and shower while visiting the city it's a good place if you plan to hang out in the room a lot I'd look some where else.Taxi to city cost between $10-$15.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

All guest room doors appear to have been forced open with a blunt instrument just adjacent to the lock at some point.
No safes in rooms.
You know when you are running out of ground coffee for your machine so you start using half the amount for twice as much water? Well that perfectly describes the complimentary coffee available from reception.
Very tired decor, accommodation needs a complete overhaul.
Do unplug the room fridge before attempting to sleep.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed here primarily for the location - only about a 10 minute walk to the metro station and also near Arlington National Cemetery. Parking was also free, which was a big plus. They even let us leave our car in the garage until 6PM on the day we checked out for only $5 which we greatly appreciated. There is no included breakfast, but the restaurant on the property had reasonable prices for breakfast. Our room was your average hotel room and clean. We didn't really notice the planes landing and taking off from the airport even though it is quite nearby.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

bathtub did not drain well during shower. hotel sent someone up to room with a plunger that is used for unstopping feces from toilets with no maid service afterwards. tv clarity poor. had to call several times for maintenance to come and only jiggle wires in the wall which resulted in worker almost being shocked from a electrical pop in wall. requested room change but was not accommodated. upon checkout the female working the front desk named rachel and her cohort dwight threatened to call police to have me removed from property because i had the audacity to voice a complaint that they would not call the hotel manager for me to speak with. the entire ordeal was beneath te level of hospitality one would associate with a major corporation in 2013.i left their feeling dejected and screwed because a folio was printed out for me to pay 131.00 for a one night stay and i was again threatened by rachel with calling police. completely histrionic unprofessional insensitive apathetic worker that needs major training/retraining. it has been two weeks since my stay there and it still bothers me. yeah i complained to corporate and they refunded the 131.00 but that did NOTHING to change how i was treated by their staff. BEWARE

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Property: BEST WESTERN Rosslyn/Iwo Jima
Address: 1501 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209-3001
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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 ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #35 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
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Hotel Class:2 star — BEST WESTERN Rosslyn/Iwo Jima 2*
Number of rooms: 141
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