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By: Sari N.
Econo Lodge Metro
My family of four stayed here in March 2015 in a room with two double beds. If you are looking for a luxury hotel, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a quiet, clean, safe place to sleep and prepare for your day in DC, I recommend Econo Lodge Metro. We will stay here again on future visits.We chose Econo Lodge Metro based on its cost and proximity to the Metro train station. The walk to the train station is a well-lit bike path or a residential neighborhood, your choice. The walk from our room to the train was 11 minutes. Train ride to the White House is 18 minutes, Smithsonian Castle is 22 minutes, US Capitol is 28 minutes.The hotel room was clean and quiet. The double beds were true double beds, not queens, so they were smaller than we are used to at home. You have to really like the person you are sharing the bed with.The bathroom sink area was very small, and the shower/toilet room was also small, but both were clean and functional. The sink had walls on three sides with only enough counter space for a few cups and a toothbrush. Would be nice to have more counter space, but we managed just fine.Our room included a refrigerator. Not a full size fridge but also not a small one. We were able to keep 8 water bottles, fruits, produce, and snacks cold in the fridge. There was also a small table with two chairs. Our room did not have a microwave (I thought I saw one in hotel photos before our visit) but there is a microwave in the vending area downstairs. We enjoyed having free wifi in our room. A CVS pharmacy is a 4 minute drive away, as is a variety of dining.
By: Mali S.
Econo Lodge Metro
If you're looking for a hotel in the Washington DC area, consider your needs. If you priority is easy access to the metro, a reasonable rate, free parking, a clean comfortable room and a decent breakfast, than the Econo Lodge Metro is for you. When considering other properties in this prices range, most of them offer a shuttle to the metro, which in some cases, runs only every half hour and can only take 6 at a time. I didn't really want to deal with having to wait for a shuttle to or from the metro. Being walking distance to the metro was ideal and top of my list. The hotel also provides a continental breakfast which gave us a good start to our day of sightseeing. Our room had a refrigerator and microwave, which we used to make our own suppers when we returned from Washington. And the cost of our stay was very good value for the area, especially the AAA/CAA rate if you're a member. I must also say, that this felt like a very safe area, even when returning later at night after a baseball game. This hotel best met our needs for this trip and I couldn't have asked for a better fit.
By: Chal C.
Econo Lodge Metro
My teenage daughter and I stayed here for three nights in April. We had a great experience. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very friendly. The front desk people were very helpful when we asked them for places to eat and info about getting around the area. The walk to the metro was only about five minutes and was through a very nice neighborhood. There is a flight of stairs close to the metro that would be a pain with luggage, but we drove and parked at the motel then went on the metro so this didn't pose a problem for us. We drove into Washington two nights of our stay, which was a very easy, quick drive from our hotel. I ran two mornings on the bike/walking trail that is right outside the hotel. I felt very safe there. The breakfast was fairly small. I would recommend that they get a waffle maker, but otherwise it was sufficient with cereal, muffins/danish, milk, juice, apples and bananas. Unless you are looking for a five star place, I would definitely recommend this motel and I would stay there again.
By: Franci L.
The Highlander Motor Inn
After reading some of the reviews on here I wasn't to excited to stay here but I figured for the price it was worth it upose to paying 300$ per night in DC. All I have to say is how wrong the reviews were that talked negative , i was given a perfect little room that slept both me and a family member comfortably for 4 days and 3 nights , it was very clean and the maids came daily to vacuum/make beds and get anything that was needed such as soap an toothpaste , the walk in shower was surprising to me an after long days of walking around DC it was so relaxing to sit in the huge shower and just relaxxxx, I greatly recommend this motel to anyone who isn't worried about prestigious hotels with crazy inclusive things, after all it's just a place to sleep.. And a FYI, taxi from hotel to DOWNTOWN DC where museums are is 15-19$ depending on traffic.
By: Bale C.
Econo Lodge Metro
We paid the prepaid rate and got a very good deal. While the rooms are small and the bathroom space is tiny, they make good use of the space. You likely won't be spending much time in the room anyway. Housekeeping did an amazing job of cleaning our room. The bathroom was spotless. We stayed in hotels that were supposedly nicer on our long drive there that had stained carpet and dirty tiles in the bathroom. Not here. They served Starbucks coffee in the mornings with the standard bagels, muffins and cereals, so no complaints there. Parking is a little tight and there is no pool. But it is close to plenty of cheaper places to eat and they provide a number for Dominoes Pizza to deliver. You can't beat the location right next to a bike/walking path that leads to the metro station. We would definitely stay here again.
By: Dari A.
Econo Lodge Metro
This is a very nice place to stay if you can afford it. Very clean fixed up facilities. Compared to the other place I stayed in Arlington this had smaller rooms and tight parking lot. Location is also near restaurants and Metro. Parking is also free. Free breakfast has different foods so everybody can find something they like. Service was also very good. I found this hotel via Verizon Rewards program but for some reason could not reserve it with advertised cost. Verizon blamed it on hotel but same time kept offering their rooms that could not be booked. So I made a reservation directly for one night that I could still afford. Their direct week night rate was twice the weekend rate so I found another place in Arlington (Days Inn Pentagon) that had a affordable weeknight rate for my family trip to DC.
By: Marlee P.
Econo Lodge Metro
This is a basic hotel with a clean, basic room. There is no coffee maker in the room butthere is a microwave & refrigerator. The room was large enough and not too tiny. Staff was very friendly. It was about a 10 minute walk to the Metro in a nice neighborhood althoughthe actual hotel is on a main road. We just parked at the hotel for free and bought an all day pass for the Metro. It was a little bit of a ride to the heart of DC, maybe 20 minutes, but it sure beats driving in the DC traffic! It takes a little bit of studying to figure out how to use the Metro. Continental breakfast was very simple. Great value for your money - even though it is very basic, it had everything you need. Much better than paying $300 a night at a more "fluffy" hotel. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!
By: Sandra M.
Econo Lodge Metro
I was working in DC and decided to drive to save time and money. This property is near the E. Falls Church metro, inexpensive, clean, and comfortable. It was basic but met my needs: A place to stay, an easy access to transport to downtown, and good WiFi to work in the room. It is not luxurious and doesn't pretend to be. The value is excellent and the service is well thought out. A Continental breakfast is provided. The parking is free. It was great for me while working a few days. It would also be a good base-camp for visitors/vacationers/families who wanted to tour DC area but not spend too much on lodging. Thanks for the nice attitude of the staff. The bonus was the wonderful fall weather and beautiful colors in the neighborhood and the drive.
By: Forest P.
Econo Lodge Metro
We were here the last week of August. Everything is sort of small, but we did not spend a lot of time in our room. It was nice and clean, had friendly staff, and a decent breakfast for being free. Free Wi-Fi. I thought the beds were a little soft. A tip, if you take the Metro from the airport with your luggage, take one of the cabs which are sitting there - it's only $5 for a ride to the hotel. Otherwise, it is an easy walk on a lit path. When you come out of the East Falls Church station (orange line), go to the right, keep going to the right, up the stairs, to the right, and you will see the path to the hotel. There is 7-11 across the Lee Highway overpass for snacks. There are stores and restaurants at the next Metro stop, Ballston MU.
By: Rybuu M.
Econo Lodge Metro
We stayed here while visiting family and highly recommend it! The room was neat and clean, with comfy bedding and fluffy towels.Nice surprise that there was a small (not mini) fridge where we could store drinks and leftovers. The in-room dining menu disappointed us, but that wasn't the hotel's fault (it's an outside restaurant). Instead, try Hunan Village at 4775 Lee Hwy; they deliver delicious Chinese!!Traveling into the city is a breeze with a Metro station just 400 yards away. The train delivered us to the Smithsonian Castle in 20 minutes or so.The one drawback: no elevator, so you may be stuck schlepping bags up or down a flight of stairs (reception is on the 2nd floor), a minimal nuisance in the end.

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