A Local’s Guide Best Westerns in D.C.

There are three Best Westerns that are close to the DC metro in Virginia. Our favorite is the Braddock Best Western known as Old Colony Inn. It’s a little more expensive, but the location and convenience is much more fun and scenic compared to the other options. All three are found in Virginia and offer free parking. The Vienna location is the cheapest, but requires a car because of the distance to the metro station, and is set up more like a motel. The Rosslyn Best Western offers a cheap weekend rate and convenient location to get to DC, but can be noisy being so close to the highway. Check out the Old Colony Inn first before considering the Rosslyn location.

Best Western Hotels Near the DC Metro

HotelStationCommuteStateBlocksAvg. WKAvg. WKDParking
Best WesternBraddock20 minsVA8$143$136Free
Best WesternRosslyn10 minsVA7$123$92Free
Best WesternVienna30 minsVAShort Drive$97$91Free

Why Find a Best Western Near the Metro

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The Metro system in DC is fast, convenient and cheap. In fact, it’s cheaper to take the metro than to drive around, whether you’re in DC for business, vacation or just visiting.

Parking anywhere in the DC area can be expensive and frustrating. Add on the hectic traffic and limited street parking, and you’re looking at spending more time and money than it’s really worth.

The DC metro system can take you anywhere you need to go, usually within a 15 minute ride (30 if you’re out towards the suburbs). Be sure to stay at one of these hotels close to a Metro station and save the hassle.


Braddock

#1 – Best Western

The Best Western near Braddock Road metro station can be found in Alexandria, in Old Town North. Close to Rivergate City Park, Oronoco Bay Park, and the Old Town Waterfront, the location is ideal for people who want to be close to DC, but have plenty of sights and nightlife close by. Walking to the metro station takes 15 minutes, but a free shuttle is available. Commuting to DC takes about 20 minutes by metro and there’s also a water taxi that can take you to Georgetown. The building suits its name ‘Old Colony Inn’, having an older characteristic that’s charming. The price here tends to be higher compared to other Best Westerns.

Best Western – Braddock

Weekday Avg. Rate $144
Weekend Avg. Rate $136
braddock-best-western

Hotel Specs

Closest Station6 Blocks
WifiFree Wifi
ParkingFree
BreakfastFree Full Breakfast
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportYes
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines only
PoolNo Pool
Room TypeStandard. King, Queen, Doubles
PetsNo
SmokingNo

Rosslyn

#2 – Best Western

Best Western near the Rosslyn Metro station has a great location suited for people who enjoy walking or outdoor activities. Nearby you’ll find the Arlington Cemetery, Theodore Roosevelt Island, Iwo Jima Memorial and a scenic walk across Key Bridge to Georgetown. Rosslyn Metro station is on the red line and is a 10 minute walk away. From the Rosslyn station, it takes another 10 minutes to get into Downtown DC. The hotel offers nice amenities like wifi, free parking and a pool. However, the hotel is close to the highway making it a bit noisy.

Best Western – Rosslyn

Weekday Avg. Rate $124
Weekend Avg. Rate $92
rosslyn-best-western

Hotel Specs

Closest StationShuttle, Drive
WifiFree Wifi
ParkingFree
Breakfast$5-$12 A La Carte
RestaurantLedo (American)
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines only
PoolIndoor
Room TypeStandard & Suites Available
PetsNo
SmokingNo

Vienna

#2 – Vienna

The Best Western near Vienna Metro Station is located in Fairfax, Virginia. In the area you’ll find George Mason University, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Vienna Metro station is at the end of the orange line and requires a short drive to reach from the hotel. Getting into DC takes 30 minutes by metro. The area is quiet and the hotel is the cheapest of the Best Westerns. You’ll find a pool, free breakfast, wifi and parking at this location, but no shuttle to the metro stations. The cheap prices reflect what you get, making it more of a place for a cheap night sleep rather than a vacation.

Best Western – Vienna

Weekday Avg. Rate $98
Weekend Avg. Rate $91
vienna-best-western

Hotel Specs

Closest StationShuttle, Drive
WifiFree Wifi
ParkingFree
BreakfastFree Buffet. Hot & Cold Items
RestaurantNone
Shuttle to AirportNo
Hotel ShuttleNo
GymCardio machines only
PoolOutdoor Seasonal
Room Type Standard & Suites w/Kitchen
PetsNo
SmokingYes. Designated smoking areas