Holiday Inn is an extremely popular hotel choice for those looking for decent lodgings at an affordable rate. There are seven Holiday Inns that are close to a DC metro station, scattered throughout the DC area.
Branch Ave., Braddock and Vienna Holiday Inns are inconvenient for exploring the sights in DC. The metro stations are far and Braddock is quite expensive. Vienna Holiday Inn also requires a car to get anywhere, which can be difficult with the heavy traffic in that area. Although L’Enfant is a great location right in DC, the Holiday Inn in that area has an extremely expensive parking fee, coupled with pretty heavy rates for both weekdays and weekends (compared to other Holiday Inns).
For weekdays, the best option is the Holiday Inn near Eisenhower metro station which offers affordable weekday rates, close proximity to the metro station, great location and free parking. For weekends, I suggest looking at the Rosslyn Holiday Inn. The weekend rate is very cheap and the hotel offers lots of perks similar to the Eisenhower Holiday Inn, but with a faster commute into Downtown DC and all the sights.
Washington, DC Holiday Inn Hotels at a Glance
|Station||Commute||State||Blocks||Avg. WK||Avg. WKD||Parking|
|Ballston||15 mins||VA||3||$163||$107||$14 Per Day|
|Braddock||20 mins||VA||7||$189||$125||$20 Per Day|
|Branch Ave.||30 mins||MD||7||$123||$135||Free|
|L'Enfant||5 mins||DC||2||$169||$160||$40 Per Day|
|Rosslyn||10 mins||VA||1||$196||$101||$20 Per Day|
|Vienna||30 mins||VA||Short, Drive||$124||$95||Free|
Why Find a Holiday Inn Near the Metro?
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.