Family of 4, stayed June 27 - July 2
You really can not beat the value. If you are in the area for sightseeing, are on a budget, and just need a clean, air-conditioned room to come back to every day, this is the place for you. Free parking helps, too! It's mind-boggling to me that hotels that were just up the street charge $150-250 a night (or more) AND charge for parking. Ridiculous, in my opinion.
I've stayed in much more expensive hotels where the rooms were not as clean as this one. Elvia, the housekeeper, is top-notch and will even do your laundry, if needed - for a price, of course, but it was worth it after three days of record-breaking heat! The hotel does have laundry facilities for guests to use, as well.
Paul, the maintenance man/shuttle driver is extremely friendly and full of helpful hints.
The office staff were all very friendly and helpful, as well.
The back side of the property is adjacent to an older apartment complex, and at first, I was concerned. However, we were never bothered by noise or any activity from that property.
As others have stated, the metro is a short walk from the hotel. Here's a hint - don't go up Pierce St, which seems the obvious way to go, because it is just to the side of the hotel. But, it is a very steep hill. Go down Fairfax to Ft. Meyer. Much easier walk. Paul can drive you in the morning, but their shuttle service ends at 2:00 p.m.
Only two complaints: One, which really can not be fixed without a major overhaul of the hotel, is the size of the bathroom - it is tiny, with absolutely no counter space. With a family of four it's difficult to live out of bags for a week, and we basically had to spread everything out on the tops of the dressers. Luckily, there is plenty of space there, and while we're talking dressers - I was pleased with the drawer space.
The second complaint is breakfast - not what was served, but the time. Breakfast was suppose to be available at 6:00 a.m. I don't think there was one day when it was available before 6:30, and once it was later than that. That may not be a big deal for some, but we are early risers, and I have to have my coffee! :-) There is a coffee pot in the room, but I have never been a fan of making coffee with water from the bathroom sink - it's just a "thing" for me. Breakfast is just donuts, bagels, juice and coffee, but it's enough.
Yes, this hotel is old - I believe it was built in 1953. But, again, it is clean and we all slept well. Take advantage of this great value while you can, because my gut tells me that, somewhere down the line, they will either sell the property or will be forced to do a major overhaul, which is going to jack up the cost.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn of Rosslyn carries the traditional charm and style of a family-friendly Inn with guest rooms and monthly Suites, and is located in the residential – urban community of Rosslyn in Arlington, Virginia, just over the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. The Inn of Rosslyn is conveniently 1-2 blocks from Capital Bike Share and the Rosslyn Metro Subway, respectively. Just 1/2 mile from Washington, D.C., the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, historic Georgetown, the Netherlands Carillion, Iwo Jima Memorial, Ft. Meyer, National Cemetery and Arlington House, the Inn of Rosslyn is literally surrounded by history, government, and businesses alike, and makes your business and leisure travel to Washington and Northern Virginia both exciting and manageable. You will find that the Washington Mall, the Smithsonian, Crystal City and the Underground, historic ‘Old Town’ Alexandria, Reagan National Airport, and the National Harbor are just minutes away making travel to your destinations as well as to shopping, restaurants, night life, and sight- seeing a breeze.The Inn of Rosslyn is comprised of three stories of recently renovated guest rooms with beautiful furnishings, well-appointed amenities, refrigerators, and full baths complete with sparkling genuine tiles, ‘cool-shot’ styling blow-dryers and lighted vanity mirrors in every room. Guest rooms are exterior with convenient FREE parking and FREE WIFI.Spotlessly clean, comfortable and affordable, you will be happy you chose The Inn of Rosslyn to be your home away from home when you come to Washington and Northern Virginia. Your comfort and your happiness is our mission. Don’t be left out - make your reservation early as availability is limited! ... more less
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