We too booked here on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews and we certainly weren't disappointed in any way. We knew it might be a gamble staying here, given the 'old fashioned' structure of the building but we weren't at all disappointed. It was easy to find for people who didn't know the area at all and ample free parking was excellent. A car parking space was easily accessible at any time of the day or evening. Check in was efficient rather than welcoming and we were advised of the small breakfasts available each morning. Our room was excellent - air conditioning worked extremely well and the room was spotlessly clean. The refrigerator was a very welcome addition over the five nights we stayed here. The sink in the bedroom and the separate toilet/shower area were very clean and all was in proper working order. Towels and face cloths were changed every day without our asking - something very few hotels do these days in our experience. An opening window in the shower area was helpful. The room was large, with two beds and still plenty of space to move around. The TV had a reasonable range of stations and a decent picture. We used the small breakfast area each morning just to start the day off and there was always coffee, fresh fruit, bagels and yoghurts available. There are many restaurants within walking distance from the hotel and a very handy supermarket just along the road. We were visiting Washington mainly and found this to be a great value place to stay with easy access to the Metro system - there are 3 stops within easy walking distance. Overall we were delighted with the Highlander - it ticked our main boxes of clean, car parking and access to Washington. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and we were pleased that what we thought might be a gamble paid off so well. Oh, and we ended up paying $40 less than the rate we were originally quoted.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Highlander Hotel Arlington
- Highlander Motel Arlington