After staying for a four day conference, I left with mixed feelings.This hotel has many positives offset by an annoying series of negatives. Aside from cleanliness and safety, I most value warmth and quiet in hotels. I arrived well in advance of check-in at 11:00am and was pleasantly surprised that they had a room available for me. I asked only that it be a quiet one, and was assured it was "at the end of the hall." I went upstairs and as I approached the room found a dirty room service plate and spoon laying on the carpet beside the door. Very off-putting, and made me wonder if there was someone still in the room (I mean would a maid clean a room and not remove a small plate and spoon?). The room was ready and as several other reviewers have mentioned it was warm! Unfortunately, there was little quiet as drink machines were being moved around and staff people were talking in the hallway. There was a one-inch gap between the door and the door jam that made the transmittal of sound very easy. I soon learned that the hotel is situated alongside the flight path for Reagan International airport 3 miles away and the jets descend literally outside the window every few minutes. The noise from the jets, numerous helicopters and the traffic made things way too noisy. I was on the 14th floor and it was NOT quiet. I've stayed at many downtown hotels in Washington as well as other cities and have never had the level of noise experienced here. Additionally the room had two permanently locked doors to adjoining rooms that were in no way sealed to minimize noise. I could hear the person to the left of me coughing and the baby to the right of me crying at midnight. Not good. The room was wonderfully warm, and I was able to adjust the heat to my liking. The food provided for the conference was amazing, kudos to the conference catering staff because they did an outstanding job! My luck with The Vantage Point restaurant on the 17th floor was not as good. I went up there for dinner and ordered Seafood Norfolk (a dish with crumbled crabmeat, scallops and shrimp). It was delivered luke warm and upon being returned after I requested it be made hot it was still luke warm. I tasted the crabmeat, and it was a pile of pieces of crabmeat with crust on it. It appeared to be crumbled up crabcakes. And the crust was burned. The dish was a complete fail. The young server was most gracious, and he did a good job but the meal was a bust. At 8:30pm on another evening, I went down to the little coffee shop in hopes of finding a coffee and a sandwich and the place was locked up. Disappointing. The elevators do move exceptionally slow so maneuvering a large group to and from conference events meant a lot of waiting. The wi-fi was free but very sporadic and undependable. The fitness center is nicely equipped but there are no instructions available about how to use the machines (elliptical). I found all the personnel to be friendly and helpful, but the noise is the deal breaker for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Washington, DC and adjacent to historic Georgetown , the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge lies aside the Potomac River across from the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The hotel offers guests complimentary indoor parking, a Washington, DC hotel rarity; a fitness center ; wireless high-speed Internet ; an indoor pool ; as well as a business center. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the nation's capital from your own private balcony in one of our 307 guest rooms. Reagan National Airport , the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and numerous shopping malls are within 3 miles of Holiday Inn Rosslyn. The Rosslyn Metro Station is less than 2 blocks away and gives travelers convenient access to all the major business and leisure destinations in the Washington, DC, Arlington and Crystal City areas. Visit the Smithsonian museums, White House, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, and Mount Vernon. After working or sightseeing, enjoy fine dining along with a spectacular panoramic view of Washington, DC, the Potomac River and the Rosslyn business district at the Vantage Point Rooftop Restaurant, where Kids Eat Free! Then unwind at the hotel's Point After Lounge. ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Rosslyn Va
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