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“Great choice!” 3 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn Ballston
Ranked #23 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Jacksonville, Florida
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49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great choice!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

For our first trip to the Washington DC area, we chose this hotel for a combination of price and access to the metro. Free parking and free breakfast saved us significant money for our four nights. Staff was friendly and the facilities were clean and quiet. We'll consider it again for our next visit.

Stayed August 2014
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2 Thank Rob B
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Chicago,Illinois
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Was visiting DC for vacation and selected this hotel after reviewing options on Tripadvisor.com.
This location offered free parking(which is hard to come by in the DC area). The price was half of what I would of spent on a hotel in DC. We drove to DC each day it was a 15 minute drive. This was a transit station (which has no parking) and the hotel has a free hourly shuttle which we did not use.We did not notice any restaurants within a few blocks of this motel. The area seemed safe. The breakfast included waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, yogurt, cereal, fruit, pastries. The internet was free and worked fine.There was a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker in the room. I did request an inside room due the fact that the there was an interstate next to the hotel. Overall a pleasant stay and would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 Thank JmwJog
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tinton falls, nj
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181 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

looking at the interiors, you would say it is expensive, but it is very close to the ballston commons area. they are renovating, so things are improving every time i visit. given that the price is about 15 or so cheaper than better hotels, one might go for the more expensive ones, but here's a thing to consider. this hotel has free hot breakfast ( good breakfast actually ), a nice place to sit and eat that breakfast ( if you are lucky - as the seating area is small ) and a place to park your car for free. if you add up these costs ( for a family visit ), this hotel is much cheaper. interiors are decent ( like an old home ) everything works. friendly decent staff. will go back again.

Room Tip: any room is ok. all rooms open out to open areas unlike most other expensive hotels in the area that...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 Thank kalla78
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Last minute stay was easily accommodated here. Front desk staff couldn't have been more pleasant or accommodating. The room was average, the chair was definitely old and worn and the carpet was worn, but the bed and linens were extremely comfortable and felt and looked new. The large flat screen tv and the "green clean remote" were nice touches. The air conditioning didn't work very well, but I was too tired to complain. I'm sure they would have helped, though when I mentioned it at check out, they just said they'd have someone check it out. I'd stay again if it were just me for a short time. Breakfast looked great. Scrambled eggs, make your own waffles, lots of bread choices, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, etc. Very, very nice set up. Free breakfast, free parking, free wi-fi. Good deal in Arlington.

Room Tip: Ask to be away from the ice maker. Rooms are backed away from the elevator, but the ice maker was j...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank CM18557
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Port Washington
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I'm not one to write reviews. Its the busiest day of the year and the breakfast room is packed there's a line out the door. Its nine thirty and all the tourists are up late on the day after July 4th and the helpers are slamming the the doors of the breakfast room on the remaining folks while the manager is at the desk filing her nails. You decide.... We have been here before and this is not the way to treat folks on your busiest most profitable day. The workers should have more help and the folks that come for the holiday deserve better.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 Thank Barry T
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Sittard, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

For our visit to Washington DC, we stayed 2 nights at the Comfort Inn Ballston.
Conveniently located at the higway in Arlington and with plenty of restaurants on walking distance. The walk to the metro station is 10 minutes with excelent connections to downtown Washington DC, Georgetown, Arlington Nat. cemetery. The hotel offers free parking space for your car and an hourly shuttle service.
The service from the employees in the hotel was very good and they were very helpfull in getting us on the way in the city.
The room was spacious and clean however slightly outdated. In general the hotel could use an upgrade. Nevertheless the price/quality ratio is very good.
Breakfast area was nice and breakfast was adequate. The service in the breakfast area could be better.
Good place to stay


Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Wim E
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Arlington, Virginia
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Due to a sudden health issue, I had to find a hotel near VA hospital. because virgina hospitals don't choose to admit patients who need rest and observation. I was grateful that this hotel has a "hospital rate". the staff was very kind and considerate, helping me with bags, though no bell person is present. they helped me find massage services etc. This was quite a relief as I had reported my injury to the hilton springfield who made no attempt to help me find medical care etc. I would stay here again . location convenient to everything. included breakfast is better than many. reasonable price for amenities compared to what else is available locally. plenty of towels is also a + .CUDOS

Room Tip: great to have a fridge and microwave.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank candy k
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Property: Comfort Inn Ballston
Address: 1211 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201
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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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