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“Excellent choice for VA/DC stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Residence Inn Arlington Ballston

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Residence Inn Arlington Ballston
Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent choice for VA/DC stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I stayed here two nights largely to visit the DC sites with my kids. The hotel was immaculate, the staff was incredibly helpful, and the rooms were very large. We stayed in a one bedroom with two queens room, and we had plenty of space. The Ballston metro is a few blocks away but very walkable. There were many restaurants in the area. I would highly recommend this Residence Inn!

Room Tip: We were on a high floor and did not hear any elevator noise or hallway noise.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Kim35406
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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoy serving all of our guests and always look to make each stay memorable. Thank you for you review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Leland, North Carolina
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473 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stopped here for a short visit, and found it to be perfect for us. The hotel is new and modern. The staff, from check in to breakfast room, and a few others in between, were all pleasant and helpful. I especially appreciated the person who took my call when we were driving, and helped guide me to Union Station, after I'd left without getting the info ahead of time. The breakfast selection, which is included, was impressive, from perfectly cooked eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, waffles and oatmeal, to assorted cereals and fresh fruit, along with assorted breads and muffins. The room was spotless. My only complaint is that the pillows were a bit too firm for me, and they all seemed to be the same. Having said that, my husband and daughter thought they were fine, and I am extremely particular. I get headaches if my head can't sink into the pillow :(. I absolutely will stay here when we return to the area, only I may bring my own pillow.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank LoisNCNY
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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for your review and we are happy that you enjoyed our food offering and were impressed with the team. We do have two different types of pillows so on your next visit please let us know you would prefer a softer pillow and we will be happy to make it happen. Thanks again!
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64 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed one night but were impressed with the cleanliness and condition of the room and kitchen. There was a Keurig, so you could pack your favorite K-cups. Everything was immaculate; I felt like I was the first guest to stay there. The bathroom, though small, sparkled. The tub was cast iron with tiled walls. It looked as though it had just been completed. The staff at the front desk were very friendly, even remembering to ask who won the baseball game we attended the previous evening. The hot and cold breakfast buffet was above average, with sausages, eggs, biscuits and gravy, fresh cut fruit, waffles, yogurt, etc. Across the street is a good bagel shop and Buzz's Bakery. We went to Buzz's, which is wonderful with the best apple fritters I ever had - and delicious gluten-free muffins and scones. We are looking forward to our next stay!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Sounds like you had a great stay! Thank you for your kind words and the housekeeping team loved hearing about impressed you were with the room cleanliness. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Cleveland, Ohio
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65 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I'm not sure how old the hotel is but it feels brand new. The staff is awesome, just extra friendly and helpful. Our family of 5 stayed in a 2 bedroom suite and it worked great. It was nice to have common space, even with a 2 night stay. Breakfast was fine, above avg for a free breakfast. We ate outside on the patio and it was delightful. We ran outside and didn't use the gym, but it's in 2 rooms and is above avg for a hotel like this.

My only criticism is that the building likely needs another elevator, as we often had to wait a bit. Hard to fix that now.

Room Tip: 2 room suite is more expensive than two 1 room suites but it has 2 queen beds in one room and we wer...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 Thank Ben S
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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the two bedroom suite fit your needs. Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Oakville, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

New property. Great stay. Too few elevators.

Close to ballston mall (mall sucks) and many bars and restaurants. Great location. Friendly staff. Only complaint in slow elevators/lack of enough elevators. Otherwise, great stay!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Lambskin88
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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for your review and I apologize that there was a wait for the elevators. I appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience and we hope to see you back soon!
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Washington, D.C.
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80 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stay near DC for a few weeks every summer and had stayed at another extended stay hotel for 8 years. We switched to this new one in Arlington and are happy we did.The rooms are well decorated and the kitchen well stocked. Free wifi, large screen TVs, good gym and decent pool make it perfect for a longer stay. The breakfast bar is super, it has hot foods like eggs, sausage, hash browns, oatmeal and a make your own waffle bar with blueberries, cherry sauce, chocolate chips etc. Hotel is near a mall with good shopping options and lots of great restaurants are nearby.

Room Tip: Ask for view of DC. We could see the Washington Monument and Capital Building from our room on 10th...
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Green Features: Very friendly, Put your marker on beds to tell them not to change towels and sheets.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Trailing-Spouse
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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be your host this year and we are so happy that you were impressed with the hotel. We hope to be your first choice every summer so we can provide you with the same level of service you experienced on this trip.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Arlington.
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Cincinnati, OH
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82 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We flew into DCA and stayed here two nights. It's about a 6-10 minute walk from the hotel to the nearest Metro stop, although it's about a 30 minute Metro ride from the airport, and requires a connection. The staff is outstanding -- friendly, alert and professional; the common areas are tidy and attractive; our room was clean and spacious. On the first night, the vent was loudly blowing strong gusts of cold air, and when we adjusted the thermostat we could only get it to blow warm air. The second night it was fine, though. The breakfast offerings were varied and plentiful, and the breakfast area was ample. Free WiFi. Overall it was a very good experience, and we would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 Thank GoodTravelers
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Michael G, General Manager at Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we love it when you recommend us! Thank you for the nice review and we hope to see you again soon.
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Property: Residence Inn Arlington Ballston
Address: 650 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA 22203-2148
Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Arlington Ballston 3*
Number of rooms: 183
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set a pace that suits you at the Residence Inn by Marriott® Arlington Ballston. Whether you're with us for a few days, a few weeks, or a few months, your daily routine matters. You'll thrive at Residence Inn with the conveniences you need. Like spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. A fully equipped kitchen ready for your favorite cuisine. Complimentary grocery delivery service to fill your refrigerator and satisfy cravings. Free Internet for connecting to work and the outside world. Free hot breakfast to start mornings off right and evening social hours to end the day well. And, two separate fitness centers for strengthening your body and soul. Relax and unwind when you want. And stay focused and productive when it's essential. At the Residence Inn Arlington Ballston, we'll make sure you thrive during your stay. ... more   less 
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