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Comfort Inn Ballston
Ranked #23 of 51 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
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20 reviews
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“Avoid this hotel”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

The rooms are shabby and dated. The hallways look like 1984, complete with pink and blue sponge paint. The lobby is a shambles---they've taken it down to the studs for renovation. And yet, despite all this, they are still charging full price, and not telling people who book that it is a construction zone. Appalling.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

No frills at this strictly budget chain. Room was clean and comfortable enough, but lobby and other common areas were under construction (March 2013). Basic breakfast but served on Styrofoam plates with plastic forks. Easy walk to shopping, restaurants and subway.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Roanoke, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The hotel lobby is undergoing a MAJOR reconstruction. The rooms are clean but very spartan. The third floor an unusual odor. The staff was kind and moved be to another floor due to a loud party next to my room.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 3, 2013

I was there for a meeting and had wonderful stay, especially the front desk are awesome, funny, makes the stay entertaining and on top of that have wonderful customer service and I tipped him. I won't disclose how much, but yes It was a good amount.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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fort wayne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2013

You need to remove the lobby photo on your web site false advertising, two years come on!
This Hotel Ballston urgently needs a visit by your EXECUTIVE UNDER COVER BOSS
Seeing for your self is better than describing to a comment pigeon hole in an endless feed back box. Your greeted by a barron and I do mean Barron Lobby. When speaking to the manager and asking how long it's been like this he replied TWO YEARS. Yes 2 years!
The lobby is stripped to the bare steel studs and concrete, the only color is a through coating
of dry wall dust over the entire entry that follows you through the elevator and down the carpeted hall of each floor to your room. The room was a bit small but fine. I did request
the sink stopper to be replaced and yes it promptly was by the next day. I realize this is near Washington DC and they do thing very slowly in Washington. But this is not our TAX dollars
it's our vacation fund, and it doesn't seem just to charge the full amount you do for three nights in a partially complete motel. The make do breakfast was like some dive in Mexico. We always choose Comfort suites for the attractiveness and clenliness of their surroundings not so in this facility. We were embarrased to have our family meet us here

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for a night while in town on business. The lobby had been moved due to renovations which is fine as long as you don't have too many people checking in at once. The rooms are a good size and the bed was comfortable. The entire facility is in need of renovation but it was fairly clean in spite of the work that is going on. The breakfast left something to be desired with cold eggs. Overall it is a good value considering the location and the room rates compared to other local hotels

  • Stayed March 2013
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Maynooth, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2013

We booked online as we were looking for a location not far from the Smithsonian. The hotel offered us a shuttle to the subway which was great. Our king size room on the third floor was spacious with all the amenities. The lobby is under construction but the served a nice jot breakfast and staff was very helpful.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Comfort Inn Ballston
Address: 1211 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22201-4800
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn Ballston 2.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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