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“Great location for Metro use but out of city” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Arlington
Ranked #18 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great location for Metro use but out of city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I chose this hotel to stay in while visiting Washington for the 3rd yr in a row for the Police Unity Tour my husband rides in. I am was 8 months pregnant with a 3 yr old in tow, so I needed convenience to the Metro with a good price. ($160 per night).

The concierge helped me bring my stuff to my room and had early check in! Score! I was able to check in at 915am, freshen up after the ride in, and be to the Smithsonian by 10am. My room was clean. View was eh, but I wasn't there to sit in the room. Coffee maker in room (was descent) and had tea too and fridge. Balston Metro stop on Orange line.

IHop across the street (24hrs). Was small, but really yummy and super friendly. Using Siri on my iPhone, I can asked for 'food' and other places come up (cafe types) in the area.

Killer pressure in shower! Was great.

Parking is under the hotel-$17 a night with inside hotel elevator access (convenient). Hotel will give you ticket to give the man on your last day or if you want to go in and out (unlimited on that too).

15-20 min ride to Metro center (red line connection) or actually shorter. It was 20 mins maybe to Smithsonian. Metro station is on the corner right behind the hotel. 1 min walk if that.

All I would say as negatives were that the bathroom is small and has no exhaust fan. When you shower, the room gets too steamy and everything gets misted. Also, there is no option for continental breakfast, coffee, or anything from lobby (if say you want a quick snack on way out with out sitting down at the IHop).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I have stayed over 50 nights this year at the Hilton in Arlington VA. The staff are very attentive and efficient. Rooms and overall hotel is very well maintained. The in-house restaurant is decent, but many food options are available in wide price/quality range. The location is extremely convenient to Ballston Metro Rail station, so I can fly into Reagan National airport and not hassle with renting car or taxi. Plus, it's a snap to head into DC proper.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel four times - two weeks in August 2012 and two weeks in May 2013. All business travel. As so many have said, the location can't be beat if you're a metro rider. And there are plenty of chain restaurants withing walking distance of the hotel. Plus, Courthouse and Clarendon (where there the food and retail options are slightly superior) are just the next stops on the orange line from Ballston.

As for the hotel itself, I've found that both rooms I've stayed in on the 5th floor had a slight musty odor (though my room on the 7th floor was fine) and hot water is hit or miss during peak hours in the mornings. The hotel has been updated, but it can still feel rather dark due to heavy drapes over windows in the hallways. However, housekeeping does a good job, the beds are comfy, and the staff is friendly. If I need to stay in Ballston, and the price is equal, I prefer to stay at the Westin, but the Hilton Arlington is a strong second choice in an area that often gets booked up pretty solidly.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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chicago,il
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The best thing about this hotel is the location. It is literally above the Ballston Metro Station. I could get from my room to the train platform in about 7 minutes. The rooms are smaller and nothing special - even on the executive floor. Bed was comfortable and the shower had good water pressure. The buffet breakfast is far from being one of the better ones I have had at other Hilton properties, but it still got the job done. I hear parking is a pain and expensive here, but I did not have a car as the Metro was my main form of transportation. Restaurants and convenience store nearby. Hotel Bar was decent as well. Overall a very satisfactory trip and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Terry, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Our overall experience was above and beyond what most hotels have done in past trips. Staff was wonderful and even helped us celebrate a special birthday. The hotel was right by the Metro so that was a special incentive to stay there.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is actually the second time I have stayed at this hotel. As mentioned in other reviews you can't beat this for direct access to the Ballston Metro stop. I mean it is RIGHT outside the door. The rooms are clean and beds comfortable. The staff is polite. The bathroom was a bit run down and the drain on the shower was really slow but the water pressure was good which for me is a definite plus. There is a Starbucks connected to the building and just a short walk is a mall.

I was fortunate enough to be an AT&T subscriber so I got free WiFi but if you don't have that you need to pay extra.

Despite the few short comings next time I have my annual trip to DC I will be staying here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Convenient to everything. About what you would expect. Parking $17 day. On site restaurant limited menu, price what you would expect.
Bathroom very small. If you are tall, you won't be happy with the shower. Its about 5 foot 8.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Hilton Arlington
Address: 950 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22203-1813
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#22 Business Hotel in Arlington
#24 Family Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Arlington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the upscale Ballston community, the Hilton Arlington Virginia is adjacent to the Metro and minutes from downtown Washington DC. Walking distance to shopping, nightlife and restaurants. ... more   less 
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