alqjtq2nrjaThe Best Hotel Near the Ballston Metro
Weekday travelers will find that the Holiday Inn and Comfort Inn offer the best rates. The Holiday Inn is the hotel to consider first because it’s closer to the metro station and on average a little more up to date compared to the Comfort Inn. Each hotel will accommodate guests with a modest expectation, but often each are criticized for looking tired and dated. Travelers with cars will appreciate that the Comfort Inn offers free parking, but some people don’t like the 12-14 minute walk to the metro from the Comfort Inn. Parking costs $14/day at the Holiday Inn. Both hotels offer free wifi. Breakfast is served at either hotel, but is only free at the Comfort Inn. Weekend travelers or those who would like more luxurious accommodates might find that the Residence Inn is a better choice, especially on the weekends when rates drop. The Residence Inn is a new hotel which serves breakfast for free, offers free wifi and free dinner M-W. Other options are Hilton, and Westin. The Hilton is the closet to the metro, the Westin is the most luxurious.

Recommended Hotel at Ballston: Comfort Inn
Why:
Most affordable, free parking, free breakfast and wifi.
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About the Ballston Neighborhood

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The Ballston Neighborhood is located just off of I-66 about 15 minutes outside DC in Virginia along the Orange and Silver lines. It is part of Arlington, VA. Ballston is a vibrant area filled with luxury apartments and office buildings. Walk 3 blocks from the Metro and the urban landscape turns to dense suburbia filled with townhomes. Ballston’s population is predominantly young professionals. There is a yuppie vibe to it, but with that affluence brings charming squares and over 40 restaurants. World of Beer, Carpol, and Grand Cru are great places to catch happy hour after work. Just about all types of cuisines can be found a few blocks from the hotels. Most travels and residents will describe Ballston as as safe place with people on the streets late into the night and early in the morning. If Arlington is your destination Ballston is generally your best choice. Clarendon and Court House have an awkward layout without hotels immediately near the Orange Line Metro stops. Rosslyn is not very fun at night although it’s closer to Georgetown.

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For healthy eaters on the go SweetGreen is a local’s favorite for custom salad’s under $12 and fat free forzen yogurt. On weekdays food trucks swarm Welburn Square, right next to the Ballston Metro. Ballston has several sports bars, and fine dining restaurants.

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Bikers will enjoy easy access to the Custis trail. Take the trail downhill toward Rosslyn and be in DC in less than 15 minutes. The trail connects to Mt. Vernon, the National Mall, Rock Creek Park, Bethesda via the Capital Crescent Trail, Great Falls via the C&O trail, and the WO&D trail. Take Custis and connect to Four Mile Run and loop past Reagan National Airport for an great 15 mile ride. Runners will appreciate the local high school track, and indoor swimming pool. The Ketler Iceplex is home to the capitals and offers daily public skates.

Who is Best for this Location?

This neighborhood and hotel price point appeals to just about all travelers. With good proximity to downtown, airports and the National Mall it is hard to go wrong at Ballston as long as your budget can handle the high weekday rates.


The Comfort Inn – Cheapest Hotel Near the Ballston Metro

WK Day Avg. $181
WD Avg. $117
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Comfort Inn Hotel Specs

washington dc metro access icon7 Blocks to Metro
hotels near dc metro free wifiFree Wifi
hotels_near_dc_metro_parkingFree Parking
hotels_near_dc_metro_breakfastFree, Hot & Cold Items
hotels near dc metro resturantNo Restaurant
hotels near dc metro shuttle to airportNo Airport Shuttle
hotels near dc metro shuttleShuttle to Metro (hourly)
hotels_near_dc_metro_gymFitness Room
hotels_near_dc_metro_no_poolNo Pool
hotels_near_dc_metro_no_smokingNo Smoking
hotels_near_dc_metro_roomsQueen w/Sofa Bed, King, 2 Doubles
hotels_near_dc_metro_no_pets_allowedNo Pets


Holiday Inn – Near the Ballston Metro

WK Day Avg. $187
WD Avg. $117
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Holiday Inn Hotel Specs

washington dc metro access icon3 Blocks to Metro
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hotels_near_dc_metro_parking$14/Day
hotels_near_dc_metro_breakfastAvailable, Not Included
hotels near dc metro resturantSilver Leaf (American)
hotels near dc metro shuttle to airportNo Airport Shuttle
hotels near dc metro shuttleShuttle 1 Mile Radius
hotels_near_dc_metro_gymFitness Center
hotels near dc metro poolOutdoor
hotels_near_dc_metro_no_smokingNo Smoking
hotels_near_dc_metro_roomsOne King, or Two Queens, King w/Sofa Bed
1440441352_70No Pets


Residence Inn – Best Weekend Value Near Ballston Metro

WK Day Avg. $233
WD Avg. $132
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Residence Inn Hotel Specs

washington dc metro access icon2 Blocks to Metro
hotels near dc metro free wifiFree Wifi
hotels_near_dc_metro_parking$15/Day
hotels_near_dc_metro_breakfastFree Buffet, hot and cold items
hotels near dc metro resturantNo, dinner served complimentary M-W
hotels near dc metro shuttle to airportNo Airport Shuttle
hotels near dc metro shuttleNo Local Shuttle
hotels_near_dc_metro_gymCardio Machines & Free Weights
hotels near dc metro poolIndoor
hotels_near_dc_metro_no_smokingNo Smoking
hotels_near_dc_metro_roomsStudio or 2 room suites, 1 King or 2 queens.
hotels_near_dc_metro_pets_allowedPets allowed, non-refundable sanitation fee: 100 USD; contact hotel for details


Hilton – Closest Hotel to Ballston Metro

WK Day Avg. $270
WD Avg. $153
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Hilton Hotel Specs

washington dc metro access iconOn Top of Metro
hotels_near_dc_metro_wifi_chargedFree In Lobby, $11 in Room
hotels_near_dc_metro_parking$17/Day
hotels_near_dc_metro_breakfastNo Included, Available
hotels near dc metro resturantYes, Dan & Brad’s Restaurant
hotels near dc metro shuttle to airportNo Airport Shuttle
hotels near dc metro shuttleNo Local Shuttle
hotels_near_dc_metro_gymDaily Pass (Fee) to Adjacent Health Club
hotels_near_dc_metro_no_poolNo Pool
hotels_near_dc_metro_no_smokingNo Smoking
hotels_near_dc_metro_rooms1 King, or 2 Doubles, Suites Available
hotels_near_dc_metro_no_pets_allowedNo Pets


Westin – Luxury Hotel Near Ballston Metro

WK Day Avg. $316
WD Avg. $132
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Westin Hotel Specs

washington dc metro access icon2 Blocks to Metro
hotels_near_dc_metro_wifi_charged$10/ Day
hotels_near_dc_metro_parking$26/Day
hotels_near_dc_metro_breakfastNot Included, Available
hotels near dc metro resturantPinzimini (Italian)
hotels near dc metro shuttle to airportNo Airport Shuttle
hotels near dc metro shuttleNo Local Shuttle
hotels_near_dc_metro_gymCardio machines, free weights, some weight machines
hotels near dc metro poolIndoor
hotels_near_dc_metro_no_smokingNo Smoking
hotels_near_dc_metro_roomsSuite rooms available with living space, and standard 1 king or 2 queens (or 2 doubles)
hotels_near_dc_metro_pets_allowedPets welcome, but only under weight of 40 lbs. Only one dog per room