The Holiday Inn at the Ronald Reagan National Airport is, well, the Holiday Inn, just what you would expect. It has a nice lobby and a 50’s diner, and the room is modern and reasonably furnished, with couch and easy chair.
The pool was torn up, though, there was a chunk out of the bottom of the bathroom door, and the very noisy window air conditioner unit had no thermostat control. It was either on low (loud) or off. It was impossible to sleep with the AC noise, yet without it, the room quickly got too hot. This must have been because we were on the top floor, but we never experienced a room getting hot at night after being first cooled by the AC, anywhere else on our three week fly/drive of the southern states.
The price of $275 (highest by far on our whole trip) only included Priority Club gift breakfast for one person. Although the airport area is obviously an expensive strip, this price for a typical 3.5 star Holiday inn is excessive compared with the other four and five star luxury hotels we stayed at in Atlanta, Williamsburg and Annapolis, or the $186 Hampton Inn just down the street, which was better, in my opinion. (We stayed here on our return because the better-value Hampton was full.)More