I was very happy with my stay at the Marriott Courtyard. With my AAA discount, it was the best deal I could find in the DC area after factoring in parking and internet access.
Parking was $12/night in an two story underground garage. The parking garage is only accessible through a elevator separate to the elevator that serves the rooms, which was a minor inconvenience. You are given a code at check-in and must use it to enter and exit the garage.
Internet was free and by wifi only. There were an ample amount of access points accessible to my room, but I was only able to get a signal strength of 60%-70%. It was not extremely fast but it wasn't slow either. There are three computers available to use in the lobby, one of which is connected to a printer (which is free to use).
From my room on the 6th floor, I could not hear any noise from the street. However, one morning I was unable to fall asleep due to my neighbor's TV. It wasn't load enough to wake me up, but it was loud enough to prevent me from falling back to sleep.
The room and the rest of the hotel were clean. It did take the cleaning staff a while to clean my room. I left my room at 8 am and when I returned at noon, it still had not been cleaned.
I did not use the pool but it looked clean and was a decent size. It had a lifeguard on duty at all times and was open from 10am-11pm on weekends and 4pm-11pm m-f.
The exercise room was very well supplied for a hotel and located right next to the pool. There were three newish treadmills and at least one exercise bike and elliptical machine; all cardio equipment faces two LCD tvs. There were a good number of free weights ranging from 5 lbs to 35 lbs. There was also a bench and a multi function weight machine, which worked rather nicely. One complain about the exercise room was that it was secluded on the corner of the building adjacent to the usually deserted banquet rooms. It was a bit creepy spending time in there alone at night, although you did need a room key to access the room and it was a bit more busy when the pool was open.
Breakfast was a complete rip off, although the food was good. It is served buffet style and $15 gets you fruit, yogurt, scrambled eggs, bacon, "breakfast potatoes", french toast strips, made to order omelets, fresh made waffles and juice/coffee.
The location was very convenient to DC. It was a pretty direct route by car and only took about 15 minutes. The metro and a little mall are about a mile away. There was a shuttle available to the metro and a few local restaurants. I did use the shuttle on the way back from the metro once. I called in advance of my arrival to request that the shuttle meets me when I arrive, but I was told I would have to call when I was ready. I was a bit annoyed that I would have to wait, but the shuttle arrived in about 5 minutes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in vibrant Arlington, VA the Courtyard Reagan National Airport Hotel offers ideal accommodations for vacations and business trips alike. This hotel in Crystal City is only half a mile away from DCA Airport and with complimentary shuttle service to the Crystal City Metro Rail Station, the tourist attractions in and around Washington, DC are at guests' fingertips. The hotel is also just minutes t to area businesses and government agencies, including the Pentagon, PBS, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and IBM. Amenities at this Crystal City, VA hotel include a redesigned lobby with flexible work spaces, free Wi-Fi and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard. The Bistro provides enhanced food and beverage offerings in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. Enjoy comfortable accommodations with flat screen TVs and luxurious Marriott bedding. Break away from business as usual at the Courtyard Arlington Crystal City Reagan Airport (DCA) Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport Hotel Arlington
- Arlington Courtyard
- Arlington Marriott