My husband and I just came back 1 week ago ( booked Oct 12-15). We booked a handicapped accessible room for my husband who is partially wheelchair bound. What a wonderful surprise when we saw that the room REALLY was accessible. Bathroom was spacious, had all the accessible bars ,a phone by the toilet if you need emergency assistance and had a shower bench attached to wall- with a pull down hook ,the seat was perfect for taking showers. The room had an open floor plan and a front door peep hole for both wheel chair bound and standing positions. The pool area also surprised us. There is a chair lift for those who need assistance to go into the pool or the hot tub and a life guard in attendance. This is all a wonderful surprise because we always carry our own shower bench because many hotels do not really assist the handicapped as they claim.
As for the hotel and location. We were pleasantly surprised with the surrounding neighborhood. Shirlington/Arlington is absolutely wonderful ! The hotel is located in a family and pet friendly neighborhood. For those who want to walk outside the hotel and eat- restaurants are plentiful and start 2 doors away. There are brick walkways and shops.Choices of cuisine are Mexican, organic cafe's, coffee bars, Chinese, Lebanese, Thai, Italian, a brewery and a bakery just to name a few. All restaurants were family friendly and we enjoyed watching the many well behaved children of all ages with their parents. All the restaurants had water bowls outside for sidewalk dining for your furry friends. If you need your hair and nails done they are there too. If you want to save a few $$ and grab a sandwich, wine or salad bar and snacks there is a Harris Teeter grocery store right across the street.
The hotel offers FREE PARKING! at the parking garage across the street from the hotel. Hilton also offers a free shuttle to the metro station and to and from the airport. It was a great trip despite the government shutdown. We will just have to come back another time to see the museums in DC. YES, we will definitely come back to this hotel.
Location is approximately 10 minutes over the bridge from DC. If you book this hotel please remember this is ARLINGTON/SHIRLINGTON Hilton Garden Inn. (There is another Hilton Garden Inn in ARLINGTON , which is close to Reagan Airport and in a "city" like area. Was not impressed with the location, no free parking, and lots of construction in surrounding area.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hilton Garden Inn Arlington Shirlington Virginia hotel is conveniently located just off I-395, minutes from The Pentagon, Washington, D.C. and only 10 minutes from Reagan National Airport. Situated in trendy Shirlington Village - one block from the US Patent and Trademark Office and within walking distance from Shirlington Station. ... more less
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