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“Simply the best location when visiting DC” 5 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn Ballston
Ranked #23 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Courtland, AL
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply the best location when visiting DC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

From the staff at front desk, to excellent bedding, a shuttle to take you to and from the Metro into DC, I'd stay here again and recommend to anyone going to sightsee our nations capital! Best for the money and far less expensive than in the city!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank SGW51
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stayed a week while vacationing in DC. Hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the Metro. Free parking and free breakfast (both hot and cold items) and large rooms. Rooms were comfortable and clean and staff was friendly. Good choice for an affordable stay to visit DC.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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 tjb30b
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Michigan
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45 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed here with four grandchildren while visiting Washington. We spent a long time deciding, and are very happy with our choice. The property is convenient to the Interstate going to the city, a 10-15 minute drive to the parking garage. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and taken care of every day. Free parking was greatly appreciated. We would definitely consider this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank DadRob
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Jacksonville, Florida
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51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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185 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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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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4 Thank CM18557
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Additional Information about Comfort Inn Ballston

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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Comfort Inn Ballston Hotel Arlington
Comfort Inn Arlington
Arlington Comfort Inn

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