"Clean room and nice, helpful personnel. Stay at this hotel.2017-05-24"
"The room was dirty and right across from the noisy vending and ice machines. There were bugs in the bathroom, and the ceiling had signs of water damage. No breakfast option. The parking garage was dark and dingy, and the door lock to the elevator didn't work. Good rates, but pay more for a better hotel.2016-07-26"
"The staff found my wife's wallet in the room, and it was returned to us intact. Try this hotel.2015-09-22"
"The hotel location was somewhat remote and definitely noisy. The room was clean, and the staff was friendly. Good for an overnight stay in DC.2015-08-30"
"The AC worked, and my room had the most comfortable bed ever. Some TV channels had poor reception. I liked the microwave and refrigerator. The hotel staff was friendly.2015-06-25"
"Plenty of restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel. Just a few miles from Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam Memorial, but allow at least 30 minutes travel time due to traffic. The room was clean, and the staff was extremely pleasant and readily assisted when I had a request. The free shuttle within a 1-mile radius was a plus, and the driver recommended a fantastic restaurant. The parking garage was also a plus. The only negative is that we had to pay for water and coffee.2018-04-07"
"Good location. The hotel staff was helpful.2017-06-01"
"Close to the Metro station and Arlington Cemetery. This hotel was a great value for the area.2016-06-29"
"The hotel staff was helpful, even with my unusual request for a strand of electrical wire. Not many restaurants in the area.2016-06-02"
"The hotel staff was superb, and helpful in every aspect of our stay. You won't be disappointed here.2015-05-28"
"We weren't told at check-in that we'd have to request housekeeping. Our room was a long walk down a dark hallway, then a convoluted walk around more hallways and an elevator ride. The lobby and lounge area were comfortable, and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful.2021-06-19"
"Excellent location near the Metro subway, shops, and restaurants. Easy access to many attractions. The hotel staff was friendly.2016-07-03"
"Hotel was located in a great part of town, with restaurants all around and a 24-hour grocery store nearby. Room was large and well-maintained. Friendly, helpful staff and good breakfast. Check with the front desk about rules for guests who need a place to park. Highly recommend.2015-03-02"
"Good stay overall, but this isn't a 4-star hotel. It was old and a little worn, and the water pressure was poor. Great location and reasonable rates, though. Nice, helpful staff.2022-06-28"
"The hotel was nice, but breakfast wasn't included and parking was pricey.2021-11-02"
"The hotel was being renovated during our stay. The mattress was uncomfortable, and the chair was stained. The toilet didn't flush properly, and the water from the faucet was discolored. We were moved to another room, but it smelled like smoke. We moved to yet another room; the mattress was more comfortable, but the room had plumbing issues, too. The hotel clerks were cheerful, but the staff wasn't particularly informative.2018-03-01"
"We were pleasantly surprised by the room. It was spacious and comfortable, and the hotel had a welcoming atmosphere.2016-05-17"
"Close to important monuments. I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The room was spacious and had a kitchenette with supplies. There was even a table for 4. The breakfast buffet was a nice start to the day. Great stay.2016-04-05"
"Walk to the Metro. The hotel room was clean and comfortable, and I appreciated having a kitchenette with a dishwasher and full fridge. The bed was comfortable and clean, and the sofa bed came in handy. I enjoyed the breakfast. I'd stay here again.2019-09-08"
"I was disappointed that the pool was closed for the season. The sofa was stained. The only soda available was downstairs, and just one cost $3.50. Breakfast was good.2016-09-27"
"The employees were pleasant, but the breakfast attendants were overworked on the weekend and the eating area was unsanitary. There were eggs on the floor and I felt like we were eating out of a trough. Didn't like that parking was valet only. I don't recommend this hotel.2018-04-03"
"Great location; we were surrounded by restaurants and even a Starbucks. Easy access to the metro system. The accommodations were just right for our family of 6. Breakfast ended at 9 AM, but that was the only drawback. We had a wonderful stay at this hotel.2017-01-08"
"Conveniently located. I enjoyed my hotel stay. Excellent room. The staff was helpful and friendly. Enjoyed the breakfast. I'll stay again.2015-06-18"
"All the employees were friendly and helpful. Stay at this hotel.2019-03-03"
"Great location near many museums. The hotel was comfortable, housekeeping was perfect, and the service was excellent. I recommend staying here.2018-11-22"
"The hotel was quite expensive. There was a lot of traffic in the area, but also much within walking distance. The room was clean and comfortable, and all the employees were friendly and helpful. The food at the cafe was delicious, and the valet service was pricey but excellent.2018-06-12"
"The thermostat in my hotel room didn't work.2018-01-18"
"I was surprised that the hotel charged for parking.2018-01-08"
"Not a good value. The hotel room had zero supplies; we had to make numerous trips to get basic necessities like toilet paper, coffee, and cups. The microwave didn't work well. Find another place to stay.2021-08-26"
"Conveniently located - room was clean and quiet - front desk staff was attentive - continental breakfast ended too early - a pleasant stay.2012-05-01"
"The hotel was in a great neighborhood. The room was fine, but the hallways and elevator could've been cleaner. We didn't realize we needed to reserve parking at the same time as making the room reservation, so we ended up having to use a parking lot about a block away.2022-08-17"
"Convenient to GWU. Our experience was positive. The entire hotel was clean, including our room, and all the employees were helpful and pleasant. We enjoyed the attached restaurant, Chef Geoff.2021-11-11"
"Great customer service at this hotel, but I had some issues. The toilet leaked water on the bathroom floor, and the shower had poor water pressure. I had recurring and irritating trouble with the key card, and the elevator couldn't be used without it. 2017-06-21"
"Great corner room with a nice view. The only problem was that our room wasn't ready until almost 6 PM, and the hotel clerk was rude when we asked why our room wasn't ready on time.2015-11-11"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.