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“Pretty nice place!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Econo Lodge Metro

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Econo Lodge Metro
Ranked #31 of 51 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Erie, PA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty nice place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2008

We stayed one night at the Econo Lodge. It was a pretty nice place, especially considering the price. Check in and check out went smooth. Our room was as promised, nice decor, and clean. The breakfast was OK, but not the best ever. Plus there really wasn't a nice place to sit and eat so we took our trays back to our room. The walk to the metro was short and pleasant. The staff was very nice!

Only complaint was that it really isn't set up for kids. We have two kids, 5 and 8. The cable TV options were awful... there was no Dinsey, no Nick, no Noggin, etc.. We didn't have time to watch much, but after a long day of sightseeing, they wanted to unwind a bit. Plus there's no pool, which would have been nice after that long day of sightseeing and before bed.

  • Liked — Price and location
  • Disliked — Nothing for the kids
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank kcraig68
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2008

A very nice hotel situated in Arlington, Virginia (Very near to Washington D.C)

The hotel is in a great location with only a short walk to the East falls church metro station which can take you straight into Washington D.C city centre.

The hotel room was quite nice with a nice large flat screen TV - the bathroom was ok, but a bit on the small side.

However, during our stay one of the batroom sink taps broke - but the hotel fixed it fairly promtly - which was impressive.

The hotel is also situated near to a few good restaurants (in a short drive's reach)

Overall the stay was very enjoyable and we would reccomend it to anyone looking to visit Washington D.C

  • Liked — The room
  • Disliked — The bathroom tap breaking
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank alexsim2006
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San Diego
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42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2008

We stayed at this hotel because we didn't want to drive in and out of DC and didn't want to have to pay a fortune. It was close to the metro and had free parking and for that reason was a good deal. However, it is an econolodge and should be taken as such. The breakfast was on a table in the middle of the lobby. There was definitely traffic noise in our room, so we did not sleep very soundly.

Taken for what it is, it is probably not a bad deal.

Stayed May 2008
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Cary, NC
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2008

This hotel is not much to look at. It's small and relatively old. The room air conditioner worked, but it sounded like it was near the end of its life. The continental breakfasts (served in the small lobby) were poorly organized the days we were there - they ran out of food and the milk was warm. However, the convenience factor makes up for the shortcomings! The hotel is right off of I-66 and just a 5 to 10 minute walk to/from the Falls Church Metro Station. If all you want is a place to sleep while you tour DC on foot, this is a good deal! The staff is friendly and our room was clean.

Stayed May 2008
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Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2008

We stayed at the Econo Lodge after a tiring day in Washington, DC. I called the hotel first before checking in because we booked 2 rooms and we wanted the rooms to be beside or across each other and we were not disappointed. The receptionist was very nice and acknowledged our request. The rooms were ready when we got there, very nice and clean. It wasn't noisy even if it was close to the highway, we had a really good night sleep. Good breakfast in the next morning, bananas, muffins, bread, coffee, juice, cereal, milk etc. Parking is right in front of the hotel. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank kwitis
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Elmira, New York
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85 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2008

Our family experience agrees with other recent reviews. As long as you know what to expect from Econo Lodge (clean room, small bathroom, no closet, etc) you will be pleasantly surprised. As stated in other reviews, the hotel is right off Route 66 (like RIGHT off Route 66, it was a little tough to find the entrance to the parking lot because it came on us so quickly). Once we parked the car we never used it again during our stay. There is a nice French bistro next door and across the street is a Bear Rock Cafe for breakfast, lunch, and light dinners. The metro accessibility is the best part, located on the orange line and about 9 stops from Metro Center.

The desk staff was very helpful, there as a flat screen TV in the room, and round the clock coffee available. We can easily recommend this hotel to others who plan to spend their time visiting the sites in DC and not sitting in a hotel room.

  • Liked — Clean, location, helpful staff
  • Disliked — Nothing - it was as good as or better than expected.
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank scienceteech
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Vernal, Utah
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2007

Easy access to Washington DC, by using the metro system, which is about three fourths of a mile down the road. It looked like the hotel had just been remodeled with new carpet and paint. The bathrooms were clean but we had some trouble getting the shower knob to turn far enough to get any hot water. The beds were clean and comfortable and really needed after a day in Washington. Breakfast consisted of cereal, muffins and juice. We used the microwave available on the bottom floor to reheat dinner leftovers. The staff was great in answering our many questions and provided typed directions to area sites, but didn’t give any help on how to get back to the hotel. We had to run into a hotel and use Mapquest to get us home. We would recommend Econo Lodge to our friends.

  • Liked — Rooms were newly remodeled
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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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
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Arlington
#28 Business Hotel in Arlington
#30 Family Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge Metro 2*
Number of rooms: 47
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