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“Solid two star older hotel”
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Americana Hotel
Ranked #21 of 51 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Palatine, Illinois
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Solid two star older hotel”
Reviewed 16 July 2010

This place seems to take pride in kitsch--don't look for anything to be updated--although a pleasant surprise was the HD TV with HD channels. Pluses were the price (located next to properties that were triple the price), bed and AC that works. Minuses were the awful elevator and iffy Internet access. However, it comes with a decent fresh continental breakfast, free parking and like I said, the HD tv. It's not a place to hang out at. But if you are looking for value in a place with ridiculous priced hotels, this is it. Btw, this hotel is featured in the movie State of Play. (Although not favorably, which is probably why there was absolutely no mention of it at the hotel. I happened to watch this movie about a week before my visit.)

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 July 2010

This is an older basic hotel, our room had a AC unit, fridge, "pink" tiled washroom, pedestal sink (no counter space). Everything is a bit dated and worn, but clean and we found the beds to be very good and supportive (not sagging). The breakfast consisted of Milk, Juice, oatmeal, donuts, bagels, toast and muffins. It is just a 5 minute walk to the Crystal City Metro stop and there is plenty of free parking. We found the area to be safe. Our room was initially missing toiletries, but that was remedied with a quick call to the front desk. For myself and many other guests, wireless Internet only worked in the lobby even though my laptop detected a strong signal from my room. I suspect that the hotel's wireless transmitter is strong, but receiver is weak. But once connected, it worked fine at decent speed. Given the price, a very strong value, we would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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NYC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2010

The room was clean and the price was $65 including tax for the night. But I wouldn't stay here for more than a night or two; for the rooms are tiny, and there was no stopper in the sink in the bathroom. Moreover, there was only one towel given for 2 people.
The Americana does offer a free breakfast which is decent. Furthermore, they have a driver who takes you around in the neighborhood, which is quite convenient. The mattress was fair.Th

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Warren, Michigan
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Reviewed 7 July 2010

We stayed at the Americana for 3 nights, June 30 - July 3 2010. We had a room with 2 queen beds. The motel definitely has an older look to it, my kids were shocked when they saw that the room key was actually a key! But aside from that, it was a perfect place to stay when you are on a budget and plan to spend most of your time in D.C. The metro was very close and they have a shuttle that will take you there or pick you up if you don't feel like walking to or from the Metro. We asked the shuttle driver to take us to the Metro because we were going to Arlington Cemetery and he was nice enough to drive us to Arlington Cemetery. The continental breakfast was great and the rooms were very clean, the bathroom is small but there was a table outside the bathroom that you can use to put your makeup on if you need to. The front desk staff was very helpful. I would highly recommend the Americana if you are on a budget and need a place to stay while visiting D.C.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2010

It doesn't look like it's changed since the 60s, but you can't seem to beat the price in the DC area. Nothing fancy, but it was near the metro. The free Wifi seems to have problems in the evenings, but it was easy to connect to in the morning or afternoon. Unfortunately, the "Crystal City" area of Arlington seems to close up at 9pm every night so if you want to hit a cafe or bar before bed there is nothing open within walking distance of the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Auburn, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 July 2010

The Americana Hotel is a good place to stay if you're looking for an inexpensive place in the D.C. area. The hotel was clean & quiet. Close to the Metro. Free parking & shuttle service. Rooms have an iron & ironing board but no alarm clock. All in all the hotel was a good place to stay for the price.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2010

My colleagues and I chose the Americana Hotel mainly because of location and price. We were traveling to Washington D.C. for a convention at the Convention Center. The hotel was walking distance to the Metro train. There was a shuttle service that took us to the Metro station as well as restaurants at our request.

Our first impression was not very good, because there was construction and the exterior is older. Our room was old as well and it seemed like a seedy motel.

However, the friendliness of the workers and cleanliness of housekeeping quickly made up for our first impression and we had come to enjoy sleeping there. We also really enjoyed its location next to a mini mall tha tincluded a store that sold beer and wine to stock our mini fridge!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Americana Hotel

Property: Americana Hotel
Address: 1400 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3230
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 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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