This very nice upscale Marriott hotel has one of the highest charges for guest room WiFi internet use I have seen. Yet, around the corner, in the Courtyard by Marriott, guest room WiFi is complimentary. Evidently the corporate decision has been made that those who can afford the more upscale Renaissance hotel can, and will, absorb the high daily fee. Since TripAdvisor rules may not allow me to post the amount, I will only say that, at these levels, home internet access would run into the high-three figures/month. Multiply that by the number of rooms, and you quickly realize that this fee is an enormous revenue generator for the hotel. Use the lobby where access is free, and avoid this scam.
Ironically, in my travels to other countries on business, sometimes to countries one might consider third world or certainly less advanced (most recently, Greece and Brazil, for example) hotels routinely provide free WiFi, and at faster speeds than US hotels.
Outside of this irksome detail, the hotel is a very nice place to stay. My room was on the third floor on the side facing the Amtrak tracks, yet noise from trains were minimal, and nights very quiet. Hotel staff very accommodating and friendly. Within walking distance of several great eateries, and a 15-minute walk to the metro.
- 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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