Traveling to Arlington Cemetery, Washington, and Alexandria sights is easy from this hotel, just above the Ballston Metrorail stop. Rooms make use of neutral colors and traditional mahogany furniture. The hotel has direct access via a skywalk to an adjacent shopping mall.
At this popular outlying chain hotel, large guest rooms offer "serenity" beds, work desks, and comfy chairs, service is friendly, and a covered skywalk leads to the Ballston Common Mall and National Science Foundation. The hotel is showing some wear and tear, but convenience to Metro and shopping is a big plus. There's a workout room but no pool.