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“Great on the Inside”
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Americana Hotel
Ranked #21 of 51 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Jurupa Valley, CA
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great on the Inside”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

When you first approach the Americana Hotel, you get a little worried about staying there. It looks like it was new and modern in the 60's. It is surrounded by much taller, newer places. Once you get inside everything is great. A big, clean, welcoming lobby with a helpful staff. Going from the lobby to the rooms there is no air conditioning (at least when we were there). The air is stifling. But the rooms are very nice, clean and modern. It is really a nice place to stay. Very close to DCA (Reagan National). We walked there from the Metro station.

Room Tip: As far from the lobby as possible. The lobby faces the freeway.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salisbury, Maryland
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Definitely older hotel but clean and in a good neighborhood. They honored an old rate published on the internet, so appreciated that. I parked my vehicle at the hotel, took their shuttle to the airport and was gone for four days. Upon my return late at night (their shuttle didn't run after 12:00 am so had to take a taxi) I checked in once again, car still in good shape. My only concern was that my second room had a broken latch on the sliding door going to the 2nd story deck. It was however, screwed shut and secure. Hotel staff were friendly and accomodating. Free continental breakfast included. If you are just looking for a room to sleep in, this is the perfect one.

Room Tip: make sure to ask for a room that has a tub/shower combo as the shower only bathrooms were very small
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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San Antonio, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We stayed 3 nights with 3 little ones and I would definitely recommend as a family friendly hotel. We were so close to the crystal city metro but the hotel van would drop us off and pick us up so we didn't walk around the area by the hotel. The room was clean and spacious. The breakfast was good and starts early. The staff was very friendly and we would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Super close to DC museums and monuments. Very friendly, helpful staff. Average room but big enough and clean and everything worked. Plenty of free parking. We were given a room outside the main building and so our Wi-Fi barely worked at all. Breakfast was adequate but nothing special.

Room Tip: If you need Wi-Fi make sure you insist on an inside room.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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AmericanaHotel, Owner at Americana Hotel, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review! We're happy to know you enjoyed our great location, friendly staff, clean rooms, and free parking. We apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with the Wi-Fi but wanted to let you know that we are working on improvements to the system so that hopefully you will have better results should you stay with us again. We're also sorry to hear that you only found us to be an "average" limited-service budget hotel in a very expensive area. We are always trying to improve, so if you have the time, we'd love if you could e-mail us at info@americanahotel.com to let us know how we might improve to a "very good" or "excellent" budget hotel.

Thanks again for your patronage!
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This is more a motel than a hotel. We stayed 5 nights visiting Washington DC. Rooms are small but there is complementary WiFi and a donut breakfast available in the lobby. The best thing of this hotel is the location. It is just one station from Reagan Airport and the Cristal City station is a five minute walk from the Americana. We did not eat in the neighborhood but spend all of our time in Washington and only returned very late to our room.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The Americana is near the Metro so it is easy to get to and from all the sights. It really is good value when you compare to other hotels in Washington. Also it was comfortable and clean, plus helpful and friendly staff (was given some great tips of things to see - thanks Chris!). The breakfast was good too. Would definitely recommend this place and would stay again if I go back to Washington.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Sandra G
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Stayed 3 days. The breakfast was ok. No protein (eggs, bacon, etc.). Room was clean and bed comfortable. Furniture was dated and the décor was retro. Hallway was hot but room was cool. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great value and great location. They had free Wi-Fi and parking. However, the parking lot was also a parking lot for people who worked in that area. I got a good parking place but didn't want to move it in case there wouldn't be another one available until the evening when people would leave for home. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Americana Hotel

Property: Americana Hotel
Address: 1400 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3230
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Region: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Arlington
#17 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#18 Family Hotel in Arlington
#19 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Americana Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Americana Hotel is ideally situated in a neighborhood in Arlington, Virginia called Crystal City across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Since 1963, our family-owned-and-operated hotel near Washington D.C. has never wavered from its commitment to complete guest satisfaction with every stay. Business and leisure travelers alike are sure to appreciate our comfortable Arlington hotel accommodations and well-appointed Crystal City hotel amenities that include free shuttle service and a complimentary continental breakfast. We are only 1 mile from the Nation’s capital and within walking distance of two Metro stops. Please call us today and let us help you plan your next trip to Washington, DC! ... more   less 
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