I stay here often for business.
The Upsides of this property:
Rooms are EXCELLENT! When I enter the room, I always feel that I am in a much higher class of hotel. Cleanliness is TOPS in the main rooms and bathrooms. Mini-Fridges and in-room safes are appreciated!
Location is excellent. Close to running and biking trails. A Harris Teeter Grocery Store and the Mall is just down the street. Plenty of restaurants, too.
Staff: The majority of staff is excellent. From Valet and bell staff to front desk personnel and room attendants. All exhibit great customer service and friendly faces of people who enjoy their jobs. Just one particular situation warrants notice (See Downsides below).
Special Recognition to Mohamed from the Bell Staff who has been instrumental in going above and beyond to take care of my needs. From giving directions and providing advice about the area, to handling and storing of luggage, hailing taxi-cabs and running the shuttle for short trips. Give this guy a raise! he is worth every penny of it.
Hallways and common areas - I noticed wallpaper peeling and heavily worn carpeting throughout.
The workout facility - While I'm thankful that there is one here, it's just abit too small and limited.
Shuttle Service - This is limited and only goes 1 mile from the property. While I wouldn't expect this shuttle to travel for airport pick-ups; it would be nice if the range were extended to say "up to 3 miles" so guests could take advantage of some of the other Arlington attractions and restaurants.
Staffing: Whether the night auditor or other front office staff; in the later hours (usually 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.), I often have a hard time reaching someone to register for a wake up call. This is an added convenience that I really appreciate. Yet, I'm often left disappointed as no one seems to be answering the phones at these later hours.
- 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