It was my understanding the hotel had been updated/renovated in the last few years but I don't think this was the case since the bathroom was done in pink and black tile. The location was okay, close to the Metro and surrounded by well known hotels with good restaurants. The biggest problem was the door to the room. You could see daylight when the door was shut. The weather turned very windy and cold and the draft was terrible. There was only a button lock on the doorknob and a chain lock on the door. Also, the door didn't automatically lock behind you. I'm surprised the wind didn't blow the door open.
The heat was a unit on the wall near the door and the only warmth in the room was the path of the heat; the upper and lower part of the room was drafty and cold. The worst was the bathroom, the floor was like ice, I put towels down to serve as a rug in order to stand in there. The decor was very outdated but everything was clean.
The continental breakfast was very basic with lots of donuts, bagels, and croissants. No fruit was available. The staff was nice but we were given incorrect directions a couple of times.
I wouldn't stay there again, I would spend the extra money for something newer and nicer even if I had to travel farther to get in to DC.
- 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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