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“Emergency stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Americana Hotel
Ranked #22 of 50 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Level Contributor
45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Emergency stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our daughter and granddaughter had a flight cancelled out of Washington in December and were directed to the Americana due to price restrictions. They were greeted warmly and given a room for two nights. The front desk personnel were very helpful throughout their stay and provided them with a phone charger and information about the area. It certainly put our mind at rest to know they were safe and warm and had people they could count on if needed.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank NenuPapa
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
We're glad we were able to help your family when their plans were disrupted. Many times, people don't know where to turn when something like this happens and they just need a clean and affordable place to stay, so we do all we can to offer the friendly welcome and comfortable stay they need at such a time. Thank you so much for writing a review and hopefully we can see you all the next time you're in the area!

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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Bolivar, Missouri
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28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife and I stayed here from July to Oct 2012. Our daughter lives 2 blocks from here and was undergoing chemotherapy and we maintained a room here on a nearly permanent basis during that time.

Here's the short take: Not fancy. Reasonably clean and decently furnished. The employees were usually polite and once aquainted with me, they were friendly and helpful. This being across the river from the nation's capitol, I was surprised by that. It's close to the Metro (a biggie) and Reagan Airport (another plus). The cost? Excellent. I will stay here everytime I'm back in the future.

Plenty of parking at the Hotel and you are within easy walking distance of a large (read expensive) shopping area called Pentagon Row. Lots of good eats over that way also.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank tobytronic
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Thank you so much for staying with us and writing a review! We're glad we were able to help your family during a difficult time and sincerely appreciate your kind words about our hotel. We all wish you and your family the best in the future and certainly hope to see you again when you're in the area!

Warmest Regards,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Was here for Giants game Dec 2,3 and chose the Americana purely for price and location to the Metro and DCA Airport.
Unpretentious hotel where everything works - WI-FI , shower etc. If being in Arlington is neccessary and you don't plan on spending much time in your room - the Americana is fine.

Note; 'Juan' the maintenance man was both handy and very nice to deal with.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank John T
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We're glad you were able to enjoy our great value and convenient location, and will be sure to pass along your compliments to our entire team, especially Juan.

Since you ranked us only "average" compared to similar limited-service budget hotels, we would really appreciate hearing from you on what we could do to be among the best of affordable lodging options--we're always looking for ways to improve!

Thanks again, and we hope you can join us in 2013 as we celebrate 50 years of clean, comfortable, convenient, affordable, and friendly accommodations for D.C. travelers!

Warmest Regards,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

We stayed in November and were picked up promptly by the shuttle from the airport. The room we booked had been given away but they quickly upgraded us to a renovated King room with no fuss. The room was clean, bed comfortable, bathroom dated but we knew all this when we booked.

We stayed here 4 nights for less than the price of 1 night in Singapore on the way home. So it really is a bargain. Close to the metro and restaurants on 23rd St where we had a couple of really good meals. The breakfast items of muffins & bagels aren't our usual fare but fruit and cereal were available along with coffee, tea and juice.

We found the staff polite but not overly friendly, I think it's nice to be greeted when we come back in after a day out but most times we were ignored. They just didn't seem to want to engage and us Aussies are a friendly lot.

Would we stay again? - You bet!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Maudie56
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you so much for staying with us and writing a review! We're really glad you found our value, location, sleep quality, and cleanliness exceptional and will pass along your compliments to our entire team, along with the recommendation for our front desk staff to be more engaging and welcoming :-)

Thank again, and we hope to see you the next time you're in the area!

Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We just got home from another great trip to DC and motel accomodations at Americiana Hotel. This is our 4th stay with them and have always been very satisfied. The staff is the best. The shuttle drivers are very accomodating. You can't beat their rates. We stayed 4 nights for what we would of paid for 2 elsewheres. We arrived at 1:30 in the afternoon and they let us check in early. We spend the day in Washington and get back to the room at the end of the day and just want to relax so we do not miss all the frills the other places offer.They are in the process of renovating the rooms one at a time. We saw the workers there daily but were not disturbed by the repair noise. It is so nice to have your car parked on site for free and you can have it accessible at all times. A comment was made about having to take a dirt path to the Metro. There is one which cuts off a few minutes walk, but you can also walk the sidewalk which is a nice stroll.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Cathy M
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you so much for staying with us again and for the great review; we really appreciate it! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the value we offer and our friendly staff and will be sure to pass along your compliments to everyone. Thanks also for mentioning about the sidewalk access to the Metro, and we would further add that we are always happy to offer our free shuttle service to/from the Metro. We can't wait to see you the next time you're in the area!

Warmest Regards,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

The hotel is in a good location and it's easy to get to the metro from the hotel. Stayed here for the Marine Corps Marathon weekend. The room was not renovated as was stated on the website. We ended up booking an extra night because we were supposed to fly out Monday but because of Sandy all flights were canceled and we ended up leaving early on a bus, meaning we lost money for that extra night. I understand the policy but it would have been nice to have some understanding.
No frills but it's close by to a lot of things and worked for my mum and I for a stay for the weekend. I might stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank standbyme59
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for staying with us during the Marine Corps Marathon and for writing a review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our value and location and apologize for any confusion regarding our standard (traditional) and deluxe (contemporary) rooms. For future reference, if you book a deluxe room, please be sure to let the front desk know if you aren't assigned one and we'll do our best to remedy the situation. Regarding the final night's room charge, unfortunately if a room is reserved and/or we clean it as a stay-over, we aren't able to rent the room that night, which is why we unfortunately have to charge guests who reserve another night or stay past check-out at 11am. Being travelers also and not just hoteliers, we do understand the frustration of having to pay for something only minimally (or not at all) used, which is why we offer so many free amenities and try to be flexible as much as possible without compromising the viability of our business. We sincerely hope you understand and that you'll consider us again the next time you're in the Washington, D.C. area.

All the best,
Americana Hotel
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Saint Peters, Missouri
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I had a great experience at the Americana Hotel. It started off with a quick pickup from the airport. Don't let the looks of the Americana turn you away. It is an older hotel with dated furnishing. Beds were comfortable, room was clean. decent breakfast. You are close to metro. Will stay again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank hope122
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write such a nice review! We're so happy you had a great experience and will be sure to pass along your compliments to our entire team. Please consider us again the next time you're in the Washington, D.C. area and be sure to let us know if we can help you with trip planning at any time!

Warmest Regards,
Your Friends at Americana Hotel
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Property: 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
#18 Family Hotel in Arlington
#19 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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