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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 #7 of 47 hotels in Arlington
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Two Experiences in One”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

If you check into this hotel in the evening, you feel like you're in a New York City boutique hotel, or even a night club that happens to have airport shuttle service. It has a very trendy feel without being pretentious. You won't think you're at a Marriott. However, when you check out in the morning, this feels much more like a regular hotel. It's like having 2 hotels in 1.

The room had a nice modern layout. The shower was terrific. I also really liked all of the counter space that comfortably held toiletries for 2 people. There was also an extra shelf under the sink to hold more items which really came in handy.

Breakfast is served in the hotel's restaurant called Socci. This is a very interesting setting where steam punk meets art deco. The buffet was very tasty. The complimentary mini-smoothie at the beginning of breakfast was a pleasant surprise and a nice way to start the meal.

In addition to the airport shuttle which runs every 20 minutes (National-Reagan airport is about 5 minutes away) this hotel also runs a shuttle to the Crystal City Shopping Center. We really enjoyed staying here and we'll be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, August 5, 2013
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your "experiences" at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel and that you'll be back to visit again. Your feedback is appreciated very much.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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Detroit, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Best hotel in the area, from my exploration -- it's updated and clean, and the staff is very attentive. Had the room service soup - fast delivery, tasted good at the late hour. I will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Got a room far from the elevator for most quiet
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, July 31, 2013
We appreciate your business and thank you for letting others know that the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel is the choice hotel for their DC area stay. We would be grateful for a return visit should you ever come by this way again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful hotel next to DCA. Bright, airy, with a great view from the upper floors. Clean rooms and comfortable beds and a good sized fitness center. Wonderful staff; Amy in the Club lounge went above and beyond after a long day of travel.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, July 26, 2013
Thank you for choosing the Renaissance Arlington Capital View for your stay. We appreciate your comments and will be sure to pass along your compliments to Amy. I'm sure it will make her day. Please think of us for another stay whenever you're in the DC area.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Long time since I've stayed in a hotel with a totally great experience. Nice rooms - and no, the airport noise won't bother you - with enough space. EXCELLENT staff who were all kind and went out of their way to be helpful. Marriott has changed the term "concierge" to "navigator", and these folks really helped us navigate a great time. Food and bar were excellent, as well. We were there for a vacation and business conference; the conference area is one of the best I've ever been in. Altogether, a great hotel with wonderful people!

Room Tip: Ask for a room above the third floor away from gym, etc.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, July 22, 2013
Wow! Thank you very much for the review. Our team looks forward to hearing from our guests through TripAdvisor and they work very hard to receive comments such as the ones you have given. We understand that if we keep up the good work, our guests will keep coming back. We appreciate your business at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I attended a conference for two nights and traveled alone. The hotel was clean, safe, and the staff was extremely friendly. The parking garage has designated parking near the elevators for my hybrid car. Bathroom amenities and bathrobe were a nice touch. A hotel safe located in the room. The brief walk to nearby restaurants had plenty of options in terms of type of food and pricing. I would stay again!

Room Tip: I was on 12th floor and could still hear some sirens. Suggest an upper floor.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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, July 22, 2013
I am pleased that your conference allowed us a chance to show you what we're all about here at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. We have a tremendous team onboard, waiting to greet our guests upon arrival and eager to start them on their discovery of all things Renaissance. We are very proud of our hotel and it shows. We can't wait for your next visit with us. Thank you for the wonderful review.
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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This hotel is quite new and is beautiful. Obviously, a great deal of thought went into building this hotel. Everything about it is beautiful - very cohesive decor, beautiful vignettes everywhere you look. The staff are very friendly, courteous and helpful. The rooms are very nice. There is a very nice green space you can see from some rooms and several nice terraces.

We were 5 minutes from the airport and a 15 minute cab ride (in heavy traffic) from all the museums.

I attended a conference there and the food and service was very good. Also room prices are quite reasonable. I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have good views, so ask for one at check in.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, July 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to let others know about the Renaissance Arlington Capital View. Our hotel was created for the guest who likes to discover new things and, as you mentioned, the hotel has numerous outdoor terraces to relax and unwind after a long day of conference meetings. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and ask that you please recommend us to family and friends who will be visiting the DC area.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I stayed here the weekend of the 21st of June, when I had problems with my original reservation at the Marriott Crystal Gateway around the corner, so I transferred reservations here...it is a new hotel, its more for singles and couples than for families. Pool was super small, but gym was one of the biggest I've seen in a Marriott, the rooms were nice and clean, bathrooms were clean with a lot of amenities to use. We didn't try any food in restaurant because prices were really high. They have valet parking but we did not utilize because I believe it was almost $30 a day. We found parking on the street, free after 6pm. There is also parking passed the hotel on street if you are lucky to snag one, we were fortunate to at least twice during our stay! Overall, I would stay here again just because it is a new hotel and the staff was super friendly!

Room Tip: Don't stay near elevator, my floor had an awful smell coming from that area...elevators are slow...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, July 15, 2013
Thank you for choosing us for your stay and for taking the time to let others know about our hotel. We appreciate your feedback and we will address your comments regarding the elevators. The staff looks forward to welcoming you back for another stay soon.
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Address: 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22207
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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
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Ranked #7 of 47 hotels in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel 3.5*
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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