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Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22207   |  
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Ranked #5 of 48 Hotels in Arlington
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Orlando, Florida
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16 hotel reviews
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“A hotel worthy of five stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

It is not often I rate a hotel with five (5) stars but this one deserves it. I stayed there overnight for a morning flight out of Reagan National Airport and it was wonderful. The reception staff member was extremely professional, polite and went out of her way to make me feel like a special guest. The hotel lobby is beautifully appointed and the rooms were very nice and clean. I especially enjoyed the Executive lounge; the food was delicious and the airport/capital view was great. Every member of the staff was pleasant; kudos to the management of this hotel. One important point is the nearest Metro train stop is Crystal City which is about a 15 minute walk, however the hotel shuttle van runs every 20 minutes and includes a stop at the Metro station and the airport.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerry C, General Manager at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
I am delighted that you chose our hotel for your stay. We truly appreciate your business and hope that you will consider us for another stay in the near future. Surely your review of the hotel will encourage others guests to give us a try and for this, I thank you.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dakar, Senegal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

In the heat of the DC summer and in the middle of a move, it was sheer bliss to stay here. The staff was incredible, the beds were heaven and the executive lounge was my favorite! Great gym and pool. Once again, staying at the Marriott is great, they know how to treat their loyal customers!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerry C, General Manager at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Thank you for submitting your review and for choosing the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel during your transition. I hope everything is going according to plan and that you will recommend our hotel to friends and family when they come to town for a visit. Good luck with your new home!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My family and I visited DC for Christmas 2012. I am so glad we chose this hotel!
Pros:
- Helpful front desk staff - always courteous
- Easy check in: we were greeted at door and check in was a breeze
- Rooms: beautiful, new rooms with nice TV's and bathrooms - all clean and updated
- Location: hotel is a 5-7 min drive from DC - hotel also offers a shuttle to airport/metro
- Club Lounge: this was the biggest surprise - we were upgraded so we had free access to the club lounge on the 14th floor - free deluxe breakfast, heavy h'orderves, and dessert! The staff in the club lounge were ALWAYS courteous and put the guests FIRST!

Cons:
- parking is over 20 a day but parking garage is easily accessible
- finding the hotel for the first time: there are a couple turns that the GPS left out when we first arrived - signs are not located in a location that first time guests can find easily

Overall - VERY PLEASED with this hotel. Its staff and amenities are wonderful for families visiting DC.

Room Tip: request a room on the airport side - views of airport and of capital are great on the high floors.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerry C, General Manager at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel for your holiday stay! We are pleased that you enjoyed the service and the amenities offered at our hotel and that you took the time to pass along your sentiments for other guests who may be considering our hotel for their needs. We appreciate your comments very much. Please come back to see us again in 2013.
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33 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This hotel is only one and a half years old and it is funky !!! Very modern in design (maybe too much so for some) but very nicely done. It is connected to the Marriott Residence Inn and is very well located.
The facilities are very comprehensive with a particularly fine gym.
I thought the service was excellent, particularly the gentleman who checked us in. This is what hotel service should be like.
Well done Marriott/Renaissance. I hope to be back to enjoy your lovely hotel and attentive service,

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerry C, General Manager at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
We appreciate your business and your review regarding your experience at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. We are delighted that our service and hotel amenities met with your expectations and we welcome your repeat business the next time you're back in Crystal City. Thank you.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

Service was impeccable, beds delightful, gorgeous view, and amenities galore. We stayed one night on Christmas eve, choosing this location because of its proximity to the airport and a planned visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Cant wait to come back for a longer stay!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerry C, General Manager at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
We will be delighted to see you again! Thank you for the review you submitted to
TripAdvisor and thank you for pointing out the convenience of our hotel's location to area attractions and to DCA airport. That's what makes us the gem of Crystal City!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Had a great experience. I was able to see a lot of history of the area while wrapped in modern comforts. The exc. Sou Chef was excellent and very talented as was the whole Food and Beverage team. The service offered by this hotel is top notch. I can't say this much but the taxi/ limo service in the area is the best I've seen. Great experience all around.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jerry C, General Manager at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you for submitting a review about the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel and for highlighting some of the unique features about our hotel and location that sets us apart from the competition. We hope to see you again soon.
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32 hotel reviews
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I hosted a Christmas gathering here at the Renaissance Capital View. The dining room staff was extremely accommodating, allowing us to meet in the private dining room for a quiet round-table brunch. David, at the front desk, answered many travel logistic questions and was personable and professional. The rooms here are mid-sized, yet elegant. Quite, too. An update. A new chef at the helm! He added his grandmother's handmade meatball recipe to the menu. They are great! A good location if you do not want to be in the heart of Washington, DC and are looking for modern elegance. They do have shuttle service which is helpful.

Room Tip: If a member of the Marriott Rewards Program, ask for the top floor of the hotel.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerry C, General Manager at Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel to have your holiday gathering. We're delighted that your festivities were enjoyed by you and your guests. Please keep us in mind for any future gatherings and please suggest us to friends and family looking to host a party. That's what we do best!
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Address: 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22207
Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 48 Hotels in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the center of convenience and luxury at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel and rethink what you know about staying in Northern Virginia. Carving a modern outline in the Crystal City skyline, our hotel is designed to be LEED-certified and boasts award-winning architecture inspired by motion and enhanced by light and texture, which allows us to create an organic and dynamic experience for all of our guests.We are located just minutes from the landmarks, corporate offices and government agencies of the capital area. Reagan National Airport is less than 1 mile away and we offer free shuttle service to and from the airport and closest Metro stop. Travelers can also tour the neighborhood with our in-house bicycles available to guests at no cost.SOCCi Kitchen + Bar serves a handcrafted Italian menu and hosts live entertainment acts each week. Espressamente illy Cafe is right in our lobby as well for cappuccinos and take-away meals. ... more   less 
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