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“will absolutely stay here next visit to DC-excellent value” 5 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn Ballston
Ranked #23 of 50 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“will absolutely stay here next visit to DC-excellent value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We will stay here when we visit DC again. Free on-site parking. Free breakfast. 2miles from Metro, free shuttle service to/from metro. (DC just a few stops from this metro location) VERY clean room (they even washed blankets & spreads with every check out) , excellent accommodation for my family- myself, my 3 kids, and my parents. Req 2 rooms w/ 2beds in each room, they upgraded us to 2 rooms w/ adj sittiing area. Plenty of room for everyone. Felt safe. Front Desk told me they were going to renovate guest rooms in about 1 year. I thought the rooms were fine. No pool but that was fine- when we got back from long days of sightseeing there was no time to swim.. VERY helpful front desk. We walked from hotel to nearby restaurants for dinner, safe, clean location.
I will highly recommend this property to any of my family & friends that plan to go to DC.

Room Tip: 1/2 rooms face courtyard type of parking lot, probably very quiet. We faced road, more to "loo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank JenniferENewJersey
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San Diego, California, United States
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

On a recent sight seeing trip to the Wash DC area, we stayed overnight at the Comfort Inn Ballston. The hotel is near the Ballston Metro station so all DC attractions are nearby via the Metro.

The staff was very courteous and attentive upon check in and check out. The room was large and fairly luxurious, nice comfortable beds with soft pillows, hi def widescreen TV, high speed internet, a small frig, microwave, and coffee maker. Very nice accommodations and, considering the cost of the room, an extremely good value.

The breakfast, which was included in the room price, had a large selection of cereals, bakery goods, fruits, yogurt, juices, hot cocoa, coffee, milk, scrambled eggs, sausage, waffles, and pancakes. The variety would certainly meet most anyone's tastes. It was a self serve buffet, so it was quick also, leaving more sight seeing time.

We will stay here on our next DC trip, whenever that may be, and highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the inside parking lot which was very quiet. I had seen from other reviews tha...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank John K
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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115 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Train station is 3-4 blocks away, so this would be good cheap location to stay for tourists.. While the breakfast area is very modern, the new renovations are kind of a lipstick on a pig because the halls and rooms smell and the rooms are outdated. The breakfast is low budget, so if you're looking for something health, your options are limited. The front desk seemed very disorganized. Check-in was slow and our keys were not coded properly, so we were locked out of our rooms.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank MrsDrO2U
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GenManager0210, Manager at Comfort Inn Ballston, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
I am sorry that your experience was not up to your expectation. We are planning to renovate our rooms in a very near future to enhance the looks and feels of the guest rooms. We will be looking at other issues pointed out so that we can enhance our guests' experience.
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Denver
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed at this hotel while exploring D.C. It is much cheaper than hotels directly in D.C., and is an easy subway ride to the places we wanted to go.

The hotel was clean, safe, and an newly updated.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kayla M
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Sterling, Virginia
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54 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

My GF and I stayed at the Comfort Inn Ballston on Friday, August 9. We were a little worried because it had some bad reviews due to the renovation work going on. When we got there, we were pleasantly surprised that they had just finished the renovations.

Start off with plentiful and FREE parking. The same can't be said for the Holiday Inn Ballston, which charges $14/Day.

The lobby was pristine and the check-in very simple. The clerk even upgraded our room at no charge, which was nice. We got a King room and it was HUGE. Large sitting area, bed area, and a smallish bathroom.

Breakfast in the morning was good. They had a ho breakfast with Eggs, sausage, waffles, cereal, and pastries. It was pretty good quality for a hotel buffet breakfast.

Overall, it was definitely a good deal. It was the cheapest place in Ballston that night and I was very pleased with the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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chico,ca
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73 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We've stayed here multiple times to visit our son as few places in the area . Older property, recent renovation, a good location. Easy walk to the Ballston area bars, restaurants and shopping as well as metro. Best is free parking. Marriott has opened new hotel in the area that's better but parking is not free.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank catravlerChico_ca
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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

A great place to stay when visiting Washington DC. We moved from an expensive hotel in downtown DC and were so happy we did. The only reason I did not give this a five is because the Metro is a 10 minute walk BUT they have a shuttle every hour which is very dependable. We stayed 6 nights and it was great. The staff were very friendly and very helpful! Rooms were nicer than the expensive hotel in DC.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Lynda Lou C
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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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