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Oakwood Apartments Arlington
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Oakwood is conveniently located within walking distance of Metro, City Bike Share station, Starbucks, CVS and great restaurants! Clean and comfortable and under good management. An enjoyable stay. Apartment has pool which is open in summer and convenient gym.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Glad to hear your stay was so wonderful, and that the location was so convenient! Thanks for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it.

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Oakwood at Clarendon Blvd. saved us a bundle and provided us with more of a normal lifestyle when transitioning cross-country than a hotel would. We stayed for a shorter period of time than your average person...a little over a week but originally was going for a half week. Call and ask; if they have availability, they may accommodate you.

We are a couple with 8 and 10 year old kids. We had a two-bedroom apartment while we waited for our rental house to become available. Price-wise, it was about the same as a hotel room and it had two bedrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, large balcony, and laundry.

This location worked for us better than a hotel because we didn't have to depend on room service thanks to a kitchen, but there are restaurants nearby so you could have a choice. Also the laundry is in the apartment, which was great.

Now it's not posh like a nice hotel; our apartment was clearly old. No room service or maid service here (I think they will do maid service for a charge) But it's fine, and it was clean and quiet, and the kids liked the pool. We opted to stay two extra nights after our rental was ready, so we could be in a normal space at night while our stuff had arrived at the rental and it was a total mess! During the days we unpacked at our rental, and then retreated to Oakwood at night. I was actually sad to leave.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

This place needs a HUGE updated... it is old, the bathroom is old and dirty. The internet and tv cable work any other day! I stayed there with my husband for six months :-( .....Do yourself a favor find somenthing else! And please Okwood invest some money in a good cleaning and updating this building.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

I stayed here for 5 weeks from the end of October to the start of December 2012. The location is good, being near the Metro and also having a bus stop and FSI Shuttle stop directly outside. There are also restaurants and supermarkets nearby too, with a Safeway less than 5 minutes away and a Whole Foods and a Cheesecake Factory if you don't mind a little bit of a longer walk.

The apartments themselves are large and comfortable, with everything you need for an extended stay away from home and.I especially appreciated having my own washer and dryer. My apartment looked like it had been recently refurbished as all the fixtures and fittings looked clean, new and modern.

I paid extra for the weekly maid service and found it to be excellent and well worth paying for. The staff on reception were always friendly and helpful to me when I had questions. I would definitely choose to stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

I stay in Rosslyn once or twice a year and I've stayed in several long-term apartments in the area. I keep coming back to the Oakwood mainly because of the service. The rooms are definitely older but a very clean, well appointed and comfortable at a great rate.

They have a pool, bbq area, in-house events, in room internet etc. It's easy access to Rosslyn Metro, supermarket, CVS, restaurants etc,

It's in the fight path for Reagan airport so you need to get used to fly-overs and at the moment the surrounding construction adds to the noise level, but still the best value in Rosslyn

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Location is great--maybe a five minute walk to the Rosslyn Metro (orange and blue lines), same to Safeway, and 30 minutes walk or so to a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Pottery Barn, et cetera with plenty of restaurants (fast food to fine dining) and bars on the way. 30 minutes walking in the other direction will land you in Georgetown.

My one bedroom suite had a galley-sized kitchen, stacking washer and dryer in the unit, good-sized sitting room and king bed room. The bathroom was a bit dated, but everything is clean and well-maintained. The front-desk staff have been friendly, too.

Room Tip: It is worth getting a room on the back side of the building, as the front side faces a fire station...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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3  Thank Carmela C
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Reviewed 7 December 2011

Let me start by saying that I stayed at Oakwood Rosslyn, VA for about two months until I couldn't take it anymore. The building is the ugliest structure in the neighborhood, circa 1960, dark depressing brown. The lobby looks deceptively OK. Inside the apartments, it is just as depressing as looking at the building from the outside.
I have no complaints about the neighborhood (extremely convenient, lots of restaurants, close to metro, dry cleaners, Safeway, 15 minute walk to Georgetown, etc...).
Mind that it is in close proximity to a fire station, but it wasn't an issue for me.
I lived in a one bedroom, overlooking the front of the building.
The vertical blinds are very old and kept falling out of their holders.
I tried to fix them myself but they kept falling out.
When I requested service on that, they came and did the same thing I did: put the parts back in and they fell out after ten minutes. So, when you close the blinds there were gaping holes and the light from the street went in.
Then, there was the issue of plumbing.
It was maddening. I made service requests 2-3 times a week. I had a problem with every piece of plumbing in my apartment. They came to me on Thanksgiving and told me not to use the kitchen sink until further notice (the notice came the next day).
The furnishings are old and out of style. Not clean at all. I was very squamish about sitting on stuff. So I brought some cover ups from home for the couch and the armchair and covered the chairs with towels.
Now, regarding the reception team...terrible customer service (the maintenance people are actually nice and even though they slowly fixed my plumbing problems for good on maybe the tenth call, at least they tried and they responded quickly), but I mean the people at the front desk.
Not nice at all. One time I was so frustrated with my plumbing situation that I asked them to move me to a different apartment and the girl at the front desk said that will charge me 250 dollars for within Oakwood move! I inquired whether it would be better for business if I moved out altogether on account of this problem and she gave me a "You have to do what's best for you" response (which actually I did, thankfully).
The gym is a joke. It is small, has two treadmill machines, and there's no place to sit down on the floor to stretch.
The wireless internet is slow and unpredictable.
The phone I was afraid to touch, because they said it was free for like 20 mile radius.
It is ridiculously expensive.
I was at $114 a day housing allowance and they made it look like they were doing me a favor by taking me in.
Most people there are actually State Department employees and I know that they pay a lot more than that because the State Dep has some kind of a contract with them.
It's ridiculous! They are robbers.
I would never recommend it to anyone.
If you have other options use them first.
Leave this as a LAST resource only!
And in the end, they gave me a 10 am move out deadline. Even hotels give you more time to pack your suitcase and in this case you have to pack months and months of your life.
So realistically, you have to move your stuff the night before.

Room Tip: Don't stay there
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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2  Thank Angela D
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Address: 1550 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209-2794
Region: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Arlington
Price Range: £90 - £190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Oakwood Apartments Arlington 3.5*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your sanctuary in the city! Located in the heart of Arlington, VA, we are just one Metro stop from D.C. and minutes to Rt. 66, the Beltway, Reagan National Airport, and historic Georgetown. Great dining and entertainment are just outside your doorstep. Oakwood Arlington offers one and two-bedroom apartments that include linens, dishes, phone, utilities, cable with HBO, washer/dryer, balcony, TV and weekly housekeeping. Enjoy upgraded bed linens and elegant photography by company chairman Howard Ruby with the new Oakwood Signature Package. You'll also have access to our swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center. Resident activities include movie nights, Saturday morning complimentary continental breakfast and more! Dogs and cats are welcome. Our courtesy staff is available 24/7 to ensure superior service. At Oakwood Arlington we know how comfortable home is and we make sure you feel like you never left. Located in Arlington, this property sits just minutes from the Potomac and downtown Washington, D.C. Continental Saturday morning breakfast Rent-a-car onsite BBQ grills Sauna ... more   less 
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