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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a well maintained survivor from the days when the Richmond Highway was the main route south from DC. It offers old-school touches like windshield-washing equipment in the parking lot, artificial flowers in the bathroom, and real metal keys. The staff is friendly and helpful; the rooms are clean and comfortable; it's easily accessed from the Interstate: and the...

1Thank Porcophile
paul5050511, Manager at Budget Host Travelers Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words!

london, ontario, canada
Reviewed 13 October 2015

The reviews of this property from previous guests sold me on our recent booking. I wondered how could a motel rated " Excellent " with Tripadvisor be so reasonable. Our room was very clean, spacious, updated bath, had both a microwave and large fridge, free Wifi and parking. The owner drove us to the nearby Metro station and we were...

4Thank Maureen C
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 September 2015

I needed a convenient, pleasant, clean place to stay in Alexandria. I found it here. Nothing fancy but clean, quiet, convenient and I would go back in a New York minute. Why pay the high rates of the big chains when all you are looking for is a clean place to sleep and shower. Park your car right outside your...

4Thank Distance09
Lutz, Florida
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I found this on Trip advisor after seaching for months for anything convenient that didn't cost a fortune. Located on a busy highway, but traffic noise wasn't a problem. Every morning when we needed to get to the Metro, someone would drive us up and drop us off. They told us how to catch the bus back, if needed. A...

3Thank gaysefus
Aviles, Spain
Reviewed 2 August 2015

After looking at prices in downtown Washington we had decided to skip it from our itinerary until someone suggested staying somewhere on a metro route and getting the train in. We chose this one at just under $100 a night and were very pleased. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and comfortable and the trip into Washington...

4Thank j0hnt50
Lehigh Valley, PA
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Their sign on Route 1 says, "Spend a night, not a fortune." Well put. Based on the reviews here, I made a reservation and then pulled up and thought I made a big mistake. It's right on Route 1 which is about 10 lanes wide. It looks like it was new about 75 years ago, which it was. The proprietors...

5Thank lafayette74
Strongsville, Ohio
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I have often preferred a stay in an older, more comfortable lodging (just like me!), rather than the newest chain motels which seem to be almost universal these days. This Budget Host was built about fifty years ago, and the original owner is still alive, although not actually managing the property. There were many nice touches - breakfast included coffee,...

3Thank maestrolms
paul5050511, Manager at Budget Host Travelers Motel, responded to this review

We are happy you had a nice visit. Thanks for giving us a chance to serve you!

Roy, Washington
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Although the price is reasonable for the DC area, and the staff were very nice, I would never stay there again for several reasons: The room smelled awful (combination of stale smoke and another odd odor - we didn't even want to eat food in the room); the ancient AC hardly worked; the bathroom had someone's soiled t-shirt hanging behind...

3Thank Debra P
paul5050511, Manager at Budget Host Travelers Motel, responded to this review

I am sorry you were not happy with your stay. We will check out your concerns, and take action where needed.

Alpena, Michigan
Reviewed 15 June 2015

First of all, I couldn't agree more with all the previous good reviews. This homey, family run motel is the best choice you could make for your trip to DC area. As their sign says outside..."Once you stay here, you'll come back" Nicely said, and, I Will.

1Thank UnortH32
paul5050511, Manager at Budget Host Travelers Motel, responded to this review

We are glad you had a nice stay with us. Safe travels.

Magog, Canada
Reviewed 24 May 2015

I will definitely recommand this hotel, clean, quiet, close to Alexandria, Metro and Washington, staff is very sympa. Price very good. Confortable bed, non smoking room continental breakfast included.

Thank Ginette J
paul5050511, General Manager at Budget Host Travelers Motel, responded to this review

Thank you. We hope to see you again sometime

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Additional Information about Budget Host Travelers Motel

Address: 5916 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303-1856
Region: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Price Range: $104 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Budget Host Travelers Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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Montgomery Village, Maryland
North Potomac, MD
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“Room #17 is near office and non-smoking, with queen sized bed. Worked for us!”
 of 5 bubbles Hopeinjamul, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are pretty much the same and there is some night time road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles jjstives, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“One floor. All rooms face highway.”
 of 5 bubbles jjstives, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for a room in the middle.”
 of 5 bubbles larryp22, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“They have smoking and non smoking rooms. Double beds cost more than single beds. Reserve a room early in the busy summer season.”
 of 5 bubbles 709anthonyd, 19 May 2016 | Read review
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