Pros

  • Quick walk to shops, restaurants, and Crystal City Metro
  • Free hot breakfast buffet and carryout breakfast bags
  • Rooms include flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour lobby convenience store
  • Studio and One-Bedroom Suites with sofa beds available
  • Business center and guest laundry room
  • Modern fitness center
  • Free shuttle to Reagan Airport and Crystal City Metro
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Cons

  • Daily parking fees
  • Fitness center is not 24-hour
  • No swimming pool
  • No on-site restaurant or room service
  • No minibars
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Bottom Line

This 161-room Hampton Inn & Suites doesn’t have much personality, but it’s a solid mid-range choice in a convenient location -- right beside Reagan Airport and less than 10 minutes outside Washington, D.C. Highlights include a fitness center, free buffet breakfasts, spacious rooms and suites, and a free shuttle to the airport and Crystal City Metro station. Guests should also consider the Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport, next door, which has a rooftop pool, on-site restaurant, and room service.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool

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Hampton Inn & Suites Reagan National Airport

Scene

Generic chain hotel with basic decor and quiet, professional atmosphere

Built in 2003, this generic-but-comfortable airport hotel is frequented by budget-minded families, couples, and business travelers. The spacious lobby is a bit dated, with fake plants, pink cushioned chairs, and beige and wood-paneled walls. A large breakfast dining room has more modern decor (it was renovated in 2013), but the color scheme of pink, orange, and brown is less than appetizing. 

The hotel previously had a swimming pool, but it was filled in 2015. Today the property’s only notable features are a modest fitness center, small 24-hour convenience store, a meeting room, and a business center. Some guests have complained that rooms near the ice machines and elevators can be noisy, so visitors may want to avoid these.

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Location

Convenient location in Arlington, 10 minutes outside Washington, D.C.

This Hampton Inn is located right on Route 1 (also called Jefferson Davis Highway), a busy thoroughfare frequented by Virginia commuters. The immediate neighborhood is dominated by hotels, apartment complexes, and office buildings. An underground shopping mall, Crystal City Shops, offers plenty of stores and restaurants right across the street, and the nearest subway is two blocks away. Downtown D.C. is about 20 minutes away by subway or 10 minutes away by car.

  • Five-minute walk to Crystal City Metro Station (Yellow and Blue lines)
  • Five-minute drive (or free shuttle ride) to Reagan National Airport (DCA)
  • Five-minute drive to the Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery
  • Eight-minute drive to the National Mall
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Rooms

Run-of-the-mill rooms and suites with microwaves and mini-fridges

Nothing distinguishes these rooms from any other Hampton Inn, though they are spacious and clean. All have comfy beds and bland decor in shades of brown and beige, with dark wooden furniture. Guest rooms come with one king or two queen beds. Studio Suites and One-Bedroom Suites are available with full- and queen-size sofa beds, respectively. All units feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers.

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Features

Free breakfast, business center, convenience store, and fitness center

There is no restaurant or bar, but the free breakfast buffet offers lots of hot and cold options, including a waffle-making station. The hotel has a business center (renovated in 2015), and a modest fitness center, a guest laundry room, and a 24-hour convenience store selling snacks and necessities. A free shuttle runs to the airport, metro, and area restaurants (although it doesn’t run in the wee hours of the morning). The hotel charges a daily fee for parking, which is not cheap, but much more affordable than competing hotels in D.C. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel, and free newspapers are offered in the lobby on weekdays.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

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