If you are in Arlington for a NSF panel, and are upset about paying large sums for an average room in a high-rise hotel near Ballston, Highlander motel is a good economical option. My colleagues paid more than twice as much, and also were charged for WiFi access. At Highlander WiFi is free and gives a strong signal.
The rooms are reasonably clean if a little threadbare. The bed was very comfortable, and I slept as well as at home. The friendly staff are attentive. The shower was fine. The free breakfast was pretty basic, but there is a Seven-Eleven very close, to stock the fridge in the room.
The neighborhood is nice. There is no real street noise overnight. The 12-minute brisk walk to NSF is a good way to wake up before a day of sitting around. I will definitely stay here again on future trips. Closest Metro stop is probably Virginia Square-GMU on Orange line.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Highlander Motel is an affordable motel in Arlington VA close to the FDIC, NSF, and George Mason University. We offer free parking, free wireless internet access and HD television. We are located 2 blocks from the Virginia Square Metro station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Highlander Hotel Arlington
- Highlander Motel Arlington