If you are looking at staying at the Americana you are almost definitely on a budget. DC is an expensive city to stay in, but we thought this hotel offered us just what we were looking for.
First of all they offer a shuttle to/from the Reagan Airport that saved us the cost of a taxi. Once installed, we found the location to be very convenient. We walked to the nearest Metro station (Crystal City) in 5 minutes and even when returning near midnight we felt very safe. The Metro journey to the points of interest is only 15-20 minutes and you can take the Yellow or Blue lines.
The rooms are smallish, but everything was very clean. The bathroom itself is a bit cramped, dated and the shower head is too low, but the water pressure was fine. There’s no coffee maker in the room, but hot drinks are available all day in reception. We were on the ground floor, but if you are higher they have a lift.
The breakfast was the usual cereals and breads with coffee and juice, enough to get you going, though the furniture in the eating area needs updating.
If you are driving, be aware that the hotel is on South Eads, not on Jefferson Davis (which is its postal address).
We paid only $66 for each of our 5 nights stay, which we thought represented excellent value given that we were so close to DC.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Americana Hotel Arlington
- Americana Arlington