My family of four stayed here in March 2015 in a room with two double beds. If you are looking for a luxury hotel, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a quiet, clean, safe place to sleep and prepare for your day in DC, I recommend Econo Lodge Metro. We will stay here again on future visits. We chose Econo Lodge Metro based on its cost and proximity to the Metro train station. The walk to the train station is a well-lit bike path or a residential neighborhood, your choice. The walk from our room to the train was 11 minutes. Train ride to the White House is 18 minutes, Smithsonian Castle is 22 minutes, US Capitol is 28 minutes. The hotel room was clean and quiet. The double beds were true double beds, not queens, so they were smaller than we are used to at home. You have to really like the person you are sharing the bed with. The bathroom sink area was very small, and the shower/toilet room was also small, but both were clean and functional. The sink had walls on three sides with only enough counter space for a few cups and a toothbrush. Would be nice to have more counter space, but we managed just fine. Our room included a refrigerator. Not a full size fridge but also not a small one. We were able to keep 8 water bottles, fruits, produce, and snacks cold in the fridge. There was also a small table with two chairs. Our room did not have a microwave (I thought I saw one in hotel photos before our visit) but there is a microwave in the vending area downstairs. We enjoyed having free wifi in our room. A CVS pharmacy is a 4 minute drive away, as is a variety of dining.
If you're looking for a hotel in the Washington DC area, consider your needs. If you priority is easy access to the metro, a reasonable rate, free parking, a clean comfortable room and a decent breakfast, than the Econo Lodge Metro is for you. When considering other properties in this prices range, most of them offer a shuttle to the metro, which in some cases, runs only every half hour and can only take 6 at a time. I didn't really want to deal with having to wait for a shuttle to or from the metro. Being walking distance to the metro was ideal and top of my list. The hotel also provides a continental breakfast which gave us a good start to our day of sightseeing. Our room had a refrigerator and microwave, which we used to make our own suppers when we returned from Washington. And the cost of our stay was very good value for the area, especially the AAA/CAA rate if you're a member. I must also say, that this felt like a very safe area, even when returning later at night after a baseball game. This hotel best met our needs for this trip and I couldn't have asked for a better fit.
My teenage daughter and I stayed here for three nights in April. We had a great experience. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very friendly. The front desk people were very helpful when we asked them for places to eat and info about getting around the area. The walk to the metro was only about five minutes and was through a very nice neighborhood. There is a flight of stairs close to the metro that would be a pain with luggage, but we drove and parked at the motel then went on the metro so this didn't pose a problem for us. We drove into Washington two nights of our stay, which was a very easy, quick drive from our hotel. I ran two mornings on the bike/walking trail that is right outside the hotel. I felt very safe there. The breakfast was fairly small. I would recommend that they get a waffle maker, but otherwise it was sufficient with cereal, muffins/danish, milk, juice, apples and bananas. Unless you are looking for a five star place, I would definitely recommend this motel and I would stay there again.