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“Perfect for Tourists!” 4 of 5 stars
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Econo Lodge Metro
Ranked #27 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
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Marshalltown, Iowa
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44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect for Tourists!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our family of 4 came to DC to discover the sites. We arrived late afternoon and got a parking spot under a tree. The van was safely parked for 3 days. This motel is not fancy, just the essentials, even laundry facility. No pool. Simple complimentary breakfast--boiled eggs, Eng. muffins, yogurt, cereal, etc. For a HOT July stay, it was a cool, clean and comfy no-frills place (dated decor) to rest up and refuel for the next day. The biggest plus: The train is about 3 blocks away--easy walk for most people. The staff was very helpful. The double room has double-sized beds (no queens).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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econometro, General Manager at Econo Lodge Metro, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
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We very much appreciate and value your feedback and will share it with our team. Your survey responses will serve as encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services to provide an exceptional experience for our guests. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be even more pleasant than the previous one.

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San Antonio, Texas
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62 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

If your looking for a good value this is the place. It doesn't look all that appealing but service was good and so was the room. The great thing was that it was in walking distance to the metro. Close to the highway which can be a little noisy but it wasn't really that bad.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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East Syracuse, New York
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395 reviews
72 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Check in was smooth & quick. Room # 211. Furnishings are one firm queen bed, with three pillows. Four drawer chest. Flat screen television with 19 channels. Wall rack with 8 wooden hangers. Fridge, no micro., Micros are available in larger rooms with two beds. Overall room size is medium. A/C was on when I arrived & runs on the quiet side. Sound is a low hum.

Bathroom is a shower/tub combo. A mat for a non-skid surface. Safely handle on the side wall. Tub's side is a bit high, use the handle stepping in & out. Being July, temperature in the low/mid 90's, only needed cool water for shower. Not much space around the sink area. A combination of body lotion, shampoo & conditioner. Hair dryer. Plenty of towels. The bathroom, sink & overall room very clean. Daily maid service starts around 8:00. If sleeping in, use DO NOT DISTURB sign.

This is a three floor facility. The lower or basement is where the breakfast & laundry areas are located. Check in would be the first/main floor. A staircase leads to the top level or third floor. NO elevator. A guest computer is on the main floor. A micro & ice machine are located in the laundry room.

Breakfast is 6:00-9:00. A choice of two or three dry cereals. Toast, bagels, & muffins. Three coffees. Small 4 oz. orange juice. There soda, vending & other juice machine machines in the breakfast area. Only THREE tables. A guest needs to arrive early if wanting a table. There are trays which allows a a guest to take their breakfast to their room.

This facility's biggest drawback is the parking and getting in & out of the lot. Parking can be tight, the best vehicle for parking would be a small or mid-size vehicle. I found that backing into a space gave better visibly getting out. Traffic on Lee Highway is heaviest from 7:00 A.M. to &:00 P.M. If driving south on Lee Highway at this time period, turning into the parking lot can be difficult. A counted two handicapped spaces a short distance from the main entrance. The nearest restaurant is Chasin' Tails, a Cajun restaurant. Ate here twice.

I found all members very helpful. 'Anne' helped me with the Metro train subway system. The Metro is no more than av12-14 minute walk.

The chief reason for staying at Econo is the location to I-66 and the Metro. The A/C was a plus. The minus are the tight parking, traffic on Lee Highway, small sink & breakfast areas. Also there are NO stores of any kind to shop at. As long as I don't drive much during peak hours, I probably would stay again.

Jack L., Syracuse, New York.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Shellharbour
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We chose this hotel after reading reviews on tripadvisor, wasn't sure what to expect but have to say it's not as bad as I thought. If you are looking for a clean basic room then this will suit you. The rooms are a little bigger than some other motels we have stayed in on our trip we are traveling from Australia. This hotel is located about a 10min walk from East Falls Creek metro station which is about a 20min train trip to the city. We made an advance booking so we got a cheaper rate. The only down fall with this hotel is the dinning room were you get your free breakfast is way to small for a hotel of this size,there is only 3 small tables and can get a little crowded. Other than that I would recommend staying here

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Athens, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I booked this hotel because of it's proximity to the Metro and the price. It is an older hotel, but well maintained and clean. The walk to the metro is nice and well lit. Continental breakfast is ok, but minimal.

I probably would not book this hotel again based on the musty odor. I was on the lower level and the room felt very damp, even though we kept the A/C running.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Tampa
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41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I booked this hotel based on the reviews on Trip Advisor as well as the convenience to the metro line. No regrets at all. I was visiting DC with some teenagers to attend a concert and we felt safe the entire time (even walking back and forth to the metro station at night since the surrounding area is upscale and residents were friendly). As others have noted, the rooms are small but we really didn't spend much time in them anyway. There are restaurants in the general area (a few right behind the hotel that we didn't notice until leaving but otherwise all are a drive away). The breakfast is very basic and a bit below the usual standards (generic cereal and cold rolls and frozen waffles with a toaster) but the service was friendly. The hotel also seemed to be very quiet, and the wireless accommodated all of us easily at the same time. I would absolutely stay here again if I was visiting DC.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Woodstock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We just had a 3 day trip to DC that was made more enjoyable by this nice accommodation and friendly FD staff. The concrete block construction makes the rooms very quiet despite being right off I 66. Parking is free and it is a short walk to the orange line metro. Rooms were a bit small, old style bathroom with the sink outside of the tub & toilet. Exceptionally clean and it has a row of "Gold Awards" dating back to 2000 in the lobby. Definitely a good value if you want to spend time in DC without the huge hotel costs. Not a hotel for you if you want to hang around your room but great as a place to return back to after a busy day in the City. Will certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Econo Lodge Metro
Address: 6800 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22213-1003
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Arlington
#28 Business Hotel in Arlington
#30 Family Hotel in Arlington
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Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Metro 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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