by Courtney Elko
Looking for a convenient location to stay near the best attractions in Washington, D.C., may want to take a look across the river in Arlington, where the Virginia Suites awaits. Steps from Arlington Cemetery, guests can grab a city bike or walk to traverse the bridge leading directly to the Washington Mall and Lincoln Memorial. Two Metro stops are convenient to the hotel, as well, with parking available for those who visit by car. The budget-friendly hotel offers a daily breakfast for an additional fee (children 12 and under are free), and the all-suite property provides ample room for families with living space and sofa beds.
Our Editor Loves
- Walking distance to Iwo Jima statue
- Walking distance to Arlington National Cemetery
- Minutes from the Washington Mall
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Meal Plan
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The all-suite hotel begins with studio suites with shared sleeping and living space. You can choose from one queen or two queen beds, and will have room for more on the sleeper sofa. For more privacy, one- and two-bedroom options are available, with a queen, king or two doubles in a one-bedroom, or a queen and a king in a two-bedroom, both with a sleeper sofa to accommodate a family of five.
All suites are equipped with a full-sized kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher and more, as well as flat-screen TVs and dining areas. There are only two two-bedrooms available: one on the first floor and the penthouse suite, which must be booked through sales but features a rooftop deck with the Washington Monument in the distance.
If you're visiting the DC area for more than one day, you want a place like this. The rooms are very large, including living area, full kitchen, and hallway outside bathroom for clothing hanging/storage. On average it's a very good hotel. We wish the bathrooms were just a little larger, and wish there was a hotel bar, where we could meet friends as they arrived in town. But I would recommend this place based on the big rooms, locaiton and very reasonable rates.
by Joyce M
The furniture didn't look as good as pictured but acceptable There was a slight order but I always travel with a disinfectant!! The setup was an older apartment building but rooms have more space than a regular hotel room. The kitchen had new stainless appliances and very nice granite top. I had an efficiency or studio type room with a queen size bed. The TV can be viewed from the sofa or bed. Ample storage space with a safe in the closet. I, also, liked the vanity area before entering the bathroom which is a little tight!
They offered breakfast for a small fee but I passed on the breakfast as I was headed to a conference nearby! Space wise, it's a great deal. It's close to the Metro, places of interest, shopping and a good walking/biking area.
A seasonal outdoor swimming pool and sun deck is available in the summer months.
A block from Iwo Jima, the hotel is near a Bike Share rental spot; insert a credit card and rent a bicycle for 30 minutes to a full day, and utilize the custom bike routes available at the front desk.
As a city hotel, amenities are limited, as the hotel understands Washington and Arlington will have your full attention until you are ready to catch your breath!
Onsite dining is not available at the hotel, although it does provide a continental breakfast buffet in the morning with cereal, fruit, pastries, and waffles.
More than 100 restaurants will deliver to the hotel, and the front desk can provide delivery menus from area restaurants with a variety of flavors.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Rollaway beds and cots are available at no additional charge on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel at no fee.
Parking, onsite, is $14 per day.
Onsite laundry is available; self-service.
The Art of Smart Timing
Washington, D.C., is a great city to visit, any time of the year, as it has so many museums and sites to see you won't be able to see it all in one trip.
Arlington can be reached from Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport. Amtrak train service is also available into the city.
The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to Rosslyn metro and the grocery store during the week, and is near city Bike Share rentals to rent bikes for exploring Washington. Parking can be expensive in D.C., and hard to find; leave your car at the hotel and instead utilize public transportation to save time and money.