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“Another Great stay at the Americana”
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Americana Hotel
Ranked #19 of 52 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 26, 2012

Heres my feedback on our hotel
1) They have finally upgraded to the newer style of hotel locks with the Card Keys and deadbolts. 2) Breakfast is included but its cereal/ bagels / donuts but stocked and refilled.
3) The next upgrades need to be the bathrooms. Mine had a couple of broken tiles near the tub.
4) Beds are very comfortable. A/C felt great in the rooms. My TV was not that great of a pic but you are not there to watch TV.

We know that this is a budget hotel and that is all that we need. If you don't want luxury and can tolerate small rooms that may need some minor upgrades, this may be the place for you. All of the employees have been great.Showers have been fine. Its in a great location with a shuttle if you need it. I have stayed here a few times now and have not had an issue.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank tchoiniere
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2012

Thank you for staying with us again and for writing another helpful review--we sincerely appreciate it and are glad you enjoy our accommodations as a budget option in a high priced area! We're happy to hear you are enjoying the upgrades we are making and look forward to your continued feedback as we try to improve even more. We'll pass along your suggestions for the bathrooms and the breakfast, as well as your compliments on the employees, showers, and location, and we hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

My husband and I just returned yesterday from our trip to DC. We stayed here at the Americana Hotel for 5 nights. Like everyone says in the other reviews, it is dated. However, our room was very clean, comfortable, quiet, and the staff couldn't have been nicer and accommodating. The location is ideal, 1 block to the underground Crystal City shops and the Metro. It is a very safe area and we were comfortable walking any time of day. The Americana also provides a free shuttle service to places you want to go, including the 23rd street restaurant row, (about 8 blocks or so from the hotel) and, if you get too tired from walking, will even pick you up that 1 block away from the Metro. (helpful when it is raining!) Just call from the airport and they'll pick you up, and also take you back when its time to go home. We will definitely stay again, will also recommend to friends and family!! It was really hard to leave!

Room Tip: We had no problem with noise at all. It almost felt like we were the only ones there! See if you ca...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Babykit1931
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank you so much for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We really appreciate your kind words and are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. It makes everything we do seem worthwhile, and we'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our entire team. We can't wait to see you again the next time you're in the D.C. area and hope to see your family and friends here soon as well!

Warmest Regards,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Spent several days there last week, and if you do not require assistance from the front desk, you'll do okay. I had asked to use the laundry one night and they said it was busy, but would call when it was available. I waited for three hours and fell asleep. The next several days, their bottled water machine ($1.00 per bottle) was not stocked and I had to purchase it down the street.

I accidentally left my sunglasses behind, When I called they said they would mail them back to me, but that never happened. I guess someone there needed them more than me.

Location was good, and if you just are seeking a back to basics motel like we were, then you should be fine.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Cindyelle
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2013

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We're glad to hear you appreciated our convenient location and great value and apologize for the problems you experienced. We've addressed them with our staff in the hopes that we'll do better if you stay with us again. Thank you again for your patronage!

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I grew up in Northern VA and so I am familiar with the area and this was a great location! It was a weekend trip where we didn't have to drop a ton to stay a short walk from the metro. The exterior of the hotel is certainly dated, but the room and bed were perfectly fine. After a long day of walking the mall and different areas of DC, the bed was certainly comfortable. Beds are all about personal preference and we both enjoyed the comfort. The guy working in the afternoon/evening shift during the week (I think his name was Chris?) was also extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a safe area too, no issues in this part of Arlington/Crystal City. The shops being close are also a nice option to grab dinner when you are too tired to think. All-in-all, we enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Tim B
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2012

Thank you for your amazing review! We're really glad you enjoyed your return to the D.C. area and that you enjoyed our comfortable rooms and friendly, helpful staff. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to everyone on our team, especially Chris, and hope we can see you again the next time you're in the area. Thanks again for staying with us!

All the best,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

First trip to Washington DC, and were very pleased by this hotel. It's not in a very attractive area, but its fairly close to the Metro, and there are lots of shops under crystal city for most of your needs. Took a bit to find our way around and locate everything, but once done we realized it has all you could ask for.
Room was clean and well cared for, don't let the 60's look throw you off, it actually works once you adjust to it. Ran into some other clients that were staying for longer stays (one girl was house hunting) so looks like its good for those needing longer stays too. The pink bathroom took some getting used to though, we just chalked it up to the "ambiance" of a 60's hotel. No microwaves available in room, but they do have the bar fridge, and there is a small kitchen in the lobby.
Staff isn't the most friendly, but did provide all the help we needed when asked. Just don't expect happy smiles from front desk on your way to the sights.
I do recommend booking direct, we found like a lot of others that it is cheaper then using the online places like hotels.com.
All in all its a good stay for a fair price. Not a Holiday inn, but a long way from a dive...

Room Tip: Elevator on west side closes between 6pm and 6am, lobby elevator always active.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2013

Thank you staying with us and taking the time to write such a nice review! We're glad to hear you were pleased by the hotel and enjoyed our clean rooms, convenient location, and fair prices. We apologize for any unfriendliness from our front desk staff and have reminded them of the importance of being there 100% for our guests. Thank you again, and we hope to see you the next time you're in the D.C. area!

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We spent 3 nights there, over the Labor Day weekend. Comfortable bed, clean, comfortable room, FREE parking, friendly staff, shuttle service, great location, nice FREE continental breakfast - with fresh muffins, donuts, and bagels, as well as several cereals, juice, milk, coffee and tea. A great bargain AND a comfortable, safe place to stay. Short Metro ride into the city. Lots of reasonable restaurants a short shuttle ride - less than I mile - away. All this for a fantastic price - which would be reasonable in any city, but a great bargain this close to D.C.!

Room Tip: We booked via the Americana's own internet site and got a fantastic senior citizen rate, but the...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Diana H
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2012

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We're really glad you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate you letting others know what to expect at Americana Hotel. We'll be sure to pass along your kind words to the rest of our team and can't wait to see you again the next time you're in the Washington, D.C. area!

Warmest Regards,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

As a long-time resident of the DC area returning for a new job, I wanted to give the Americana a try. For the rate, very well worth it. Clean rooms, well-located relative to the Metro, and at a great rate. I booked direct, since I'm not sure how well the hotel shows up on travel booking sites.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Dan O
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2012

Welcome back to the DC area! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you'll keep us in mind whenever making a recommendation to family and friends. Best of luck in your new job!

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel

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Additional Information about Americana Hotel

Address: 1400 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3230
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Arlington
#17 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#19 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range: $73 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Americana Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Americana Hotel is ideally situated in a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia called Crystal City across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Since 1963, our family-owned-and-operated hotel near Washington D.C. has never wavered from its commitment to complete guest satisfaction with every stay. Business and leisure travelers alike are sure to appreciate our comfortable Arlington hotel accommodations and well-appointed Crystal City hotel amenities that include free shuttle service and a complimentary continental breakfast. We are only 1 mile from the Nation’s capital and within walking distance of two Metro stops. Please call us today and let us help you plan your next trip to Washington, DC! ... more   less 
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