I've stayed at this place frequently, and, frankly, it's tempting to fill in that one extra circle since I really like it, but I recognize that others will see some deficiencies; hence the four-circle rating. The suites are decent, generally not with the most modern appointments (varying slightly from room to room) but clean and spacious. The setting is slightly out of the way, about a half mile walk south from the Rosslyn station of the Washington, DC Metrorail (though a scheduled shuttle is available), and if you choose to walk it (or drive there; I always walk) it would pay to have a good map the first time you try it. The setting is residential and quite nice in my opinion. For sight-seeing, it is a short walk (about 300 yards) to the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial, and less than a half mile walk from the hotel into Arlington National Cemetery via a side gate just south of the Iwo Jima Memorial, though it is perhaps another half mile to the Visitor Center. Nearby restaurants are scarce, and I generally end up hiking back to the area around the Rosslyn Metro station for food (or buy groceries and cook - the suites have full kitchens), but there is one interesting bar/crabshack/burger/steak restaurant, the Quarterdeck, hidden down a back street behind the hotel. (And I strongly recommend *not* going to the other nearby restaurant, in the Best Western Iwo Jima visible from the front of the hotel - I have eaten there twice, and regretted it both times.)
My overall recommendation is to try this place and see how it fits with your opinion of what a hotel should be. As I mentioned, I like it a lot, and look for a chance to stay here when I'm in the DC area.
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- Meet Virginian Suites Arlington. Loaded with personality, this exceptional hotel features one-bedroom and studio suites in a highly desirable location, just minutes from downtown DC and closer to Arlington National Cemetery than any other hotel. ... more less
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- Virginian Suites Arlington Hotel Arlington
- Virginian Hotel Arlington
- The Virginian Hotel