I was there with my family and friends for the Cherry Blossom festival in Washington DC, March 30 to April 4. For a 3 star hotel it exceeded my expectations. The entrance was clean and our party of six was greeted with a smile. The staff was diverse, as it should be in a major city, and there were zero communication problems. Whatever we asked for we got quickly. We needed a microwave and it was bought up and installed within 15 minutes.
We had decided to drive into the city so we asked the desk for maps. They gave us maps but advised against driving into the city. They suggested the subway and it was great advice. The subway is only three blocks down from the hotel. It’s a 10 minute ride to the DC mall. We had a fantastic time sight seeing and not worrying about parking the car.
The major benefits to the hotel for me are: clean room, responsive staff, no charge for parking, no charge for having four guest in one room, (also they booked us in the adjoining room of our friends and we did not ask for it.), the subway is close, the attractions are close. Take the subway, and get directions from the front desk before you leave the hotel.
If you are looking for a hotel with a view. this is not the place. However, if you are looking for a safe, clean and affordable place to stay while you’re off sightseeing, then it fits the bill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spring into value! The Holiday Inn Arlington hotel, conveniently located off I-66 East, is just 4 miles from Washington, DC (6 from DCA) in the thriving Ballston neighborhood of North Arlington. You ll find the National Science Foundation, the Nature Conservancy, AES, CACI, Global Knowledge, Accenture, and ESI within several blocks of the hotel, along with many restaurants, shopping, Macy s, and the Kettler Capitals IcePlex. It s easy to access the White House, Smithsonian museums, Zoo and the National Mall via the Metro, just 3 blocks from the Holiday Inn Arlington. Our friendly shuttle drivers will whisk you to any location within a 1-mile radius of the hotel. All guest rooms have one king or two queen beds, free high-speed Internet (wired), free refrigerators, and free coffee. We also offer a fitness center, gift shop, free business services, an outdoor pool, and a spacious parking lot with reasonable prices. Dine in our restaurant, pamper yourself with room service, or experience our airy, contemporary lounge with free Wi-Fi and plasma TVs. Our 5,000 sf of attractive function space is perfect for weddings and meetings from 10 to 300 guests.This hotel in Arlington, VA is near Georgetown, Tysons Corner, Pentagon City, Old Town Alexandria, and Arlington National Cemetery. We re also a straight shot from Dulles Airport (IAD).The Holiday Inn Arlington -- a great value for visitors to DC! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Arlington At Ballston Hotel Arlington
- Holiday Inn Ballston
- Arlington Holiday Inn