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“Basic, but Conveniently Located”
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Highlander Motel
Ranked #39 of 52 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 21, 2013

I stayed at the Highlander a numerous times when, post 911, I had to do a lot of military reserve duty in Arlington. They were always good to me and it sure was nice to have a place to stay which was within walking distance of my duty station. I returned to the Highlander last week for the funeral of an old friend at Arlington National Cemetery, one of the many DC area landmarks easily reached from the Highlander. If your destination is beyond walking distance, and like me you prefer not to drive up there, the Highlander IS withing walking distance of two Metro stations. The Highlander's rooms are clean and spacious. I can't speak to the quietness of the streetside rooms, but my rooms on the back side have always been quiet. There are flat screen TVs and refridgerators in the rooms. They offer a basic continental breakfast. If you find that insufficient, there are a number of good restaurants, cafes, etc. close by. Weeknight rates are good by DC standards. Weekend rates are even better. Parking is free.

Room Tip: The rooms at the back are almost certainly quieter.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank Kerry S
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Just the perfect place to stay at.
Very comfortable place. clean good value for money.
Staff are very helpful and polite. it is close to the metro and the the shopping area.
the area is safe.
rooms are constantly renovated and always very clean
breakfast is a good jumpstart for the day.

I LOVE IT.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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2  Thank Shwang_Shwing
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had a very nice weekend stay at Highlander Motel. Staff was helpful and knowledgeable, location perfect for visiting Washington. Place may be outdated but it was clean and rooms comfortable. I will definitely recommend this motel to my friends.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Agata O
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Highlander is an honest to goodness urban motel. It is very good value for money. We stayed there for eight nights and used the subway from nearby Virginia Square to go into Washington DC. The rooms are a good size and clean and comfortable. The breakfast is of good quality and the maid service is prompt and efficient. The front desk staff are friendly and helpful. Little extras like free use of umbrellas ($20 refundable deposit) are handy. We can recommend this motel with confidence. The Silver Grill Diner and the Mad Rose Tavern are also very good value - just up Wilson Blvd to Clarendon Sq.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Jeffrey R
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Motel may be older but the rooms were updated with nice furniture and carpet and very clean with a walk shower. The matresss in both rooms were full size and a little dated. The continental breakfast was nice with three or four choices of fresh fruit, donuts, begels and yogurt. Coffee was a little strong for my liking. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our rooms were on the second floor in the rear of the building where it was very quite in the evenings. Large free parking area was a plus! The neighborhood felt save and there were restaurants within walking distance.We drove into DC (5 mi.) and visited George Washingtons Mt.Vernon estate (15 mi.) without a problem. We really enjoyed our stay and we are planning to go back again next year!
Thank You Highlander owners and staff for a great stay!

Room Tip: Staff is very friendly and willing to help you! We made reservations on line with a request to stay...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank boss284
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

We are traveling around the states in a RV. Wanted to see Washington. Found this motel and booked in for two days. It was much cheaper to do this that park in the closest RV park and use public transport to travel to and from. It is in a great location has plenty of good restaurant around. Just next to the subway. The staff are so friendly. In nice and clean. I would highly recommend this to every one.

Stayed: July 2013
2  Thank Nola-Australia
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The exterior of this facility belies its true nature. The outside looks much the same as any motel/motor lodge, but the inside is very nice. It is very clean, the rooms are large, the amenities are very sufficient, and the beds are comfortable. There are eateries nearby (recommend the Silver Diner which is a short walk away.) Also, the metro station is a short walk away. I would definitely recommend this establishment.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Tom551
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Additional Information about Highlander Motel

Address: 3336 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201-2229
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
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Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Arlington
#31 Business Hotel in Arlington
#32 Family Hotel in Arlington
Price Range: $100 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Highlander Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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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