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“Good value and location, if you can be outside the District” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209   |  
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“Good value and location, if you can be outside the District”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I've been travelling to DC area for over 20 years and have stayed in three other Holiday Inn locations. I found the Holiday Inn Rosslyn to get a good value and location. I moved into VA due to the high room prices for June at my regular hotels. From the Rosslyn, you can walk into Georgetown/Northwest DC, easily drive into DC, Arlington Cemetery or Old Town Alexandria, and you are only one Metro stop from the District, and the station is very close. Yes, you can't quickly stop back to the room if you are on the Mall, but you are just right across the Potomatic.

The staff at the front desk and the restaurant were consistently nice and professional. The free parking is a big plus because you will be paying 30-35 a night or more for any overnight self park or valet parking for other simillar hotels. The bathrooms are on the small side and there is no fridge, but they were not extremely dated. You are in the flight path for the airport, but at the Holiday Inn Capitol, you hear the overland train.

I would stay there again, depending on my itinerary and the pricing and availability.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnRosslyn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear valeriesoldbridge,

Thank you for your wonderful comments about the Holiday Inn at Rosslyn. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us based on our great assets. Free parking, free wifi, and great customer service are some of the few things that keep our guest coming back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Came to DC with my nephews and wanted a reasonably priced accommodation yet clean and within easy walking distance to the Metro. This place fit the bill to a tee. The staff was very friendly, walking to the Metro was a breeze at about a block in a half to 2 blocks away. My room had a beautiful view of the river and Georgetown. The room was actually larger than I had anticipated with its 2 beds and had 2 sinks in the room, one in the bathroom and one outside the bathroom door. The room was clean and well maintained. While I had read and was concerned about other reviews mentioning the airplane noise prior to arriving, it turned out the noise level was no different than other hotels I stay at in busy metro areas. Slept very well and would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnRosslyn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, responded to this review, June 13, 2013
Dear Travelzombie99,

Thank you for taking the time to review the Holiday Inn at Rosslyn. We appreciate all of the wonderful remarks you made about the hotel and it's entirety. Our staff always try to provide exceptional service and accommodations to everyone who stays here. Please feel free to contact us the next time you visit the D.C area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Comparing notes with other business travelers I was with (who stayed at different hotels), the overall value was better here than the surrounding hotels.

The room was VERY clean - after noticing the fixtures in the bathroom were without dust, checked the top of several mirrors and such - all clean! Bed was excellent, with the usual choice of pillows at HI.

The top floor is a restaurant (I had only the breakfast), and a quick walk across Key Bridge to Georgetown for many dining and activity options.

Running in the area around the airport was easy - the bridge makes for a good uninterrupted stretch, as do the park and canal on the other side (in Georgetown).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnRosslyn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Greg F,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are very pleased to hear about the cleanliness of the room and are very glad to hear that housekeeping is cleaning each room with high quality standards. Thank you for taking the time to enjoy the view from the restaurant as well. We hope that the next time you are in the Washington DC area that you hope to stay with us again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Free parking in the hotel's garage. Check in took a while, but we were happy with the room when we got there. Location is close to shops and subway. We didn't feel unsafe walking around at night after taking the train from DC. Overall good value and location for the price. We would stay there again when we visit DC.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnRosslyn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Dear Lineallowsfor,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We apologize for the lengthy check in time but are very glad to hear that once that was completed you were able to enjoy your room. We are also very glad to hear that you enjoyed the location of the hotel and got to enjoy the sights that Washington DC has to offer. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to the area and hope that you will choose to stay with us again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very convenient to Rosslyn Metro. $65 Dulles Airport fare. Easy walk/bus to Georgetown restaurants and those on Wilson. 17th-floor breakfast buffet, restaurant and medium-sized bar. Breakfast has standard American fare with bulk scrambled eggs, greasy bacon & sausage, tasty orange juice, cerials, some fruit/yoghurt, and breads. Good view of river. Lots of tourists but fewer tour groups than the Marriott nearby. Medium-speed elevators. Lobby with TV displays for local weather and news.

13th-floor room with comfortable king bed. Pillows all stiff, including the ones labeled "soft". Requested feather pillows but no response. Functional Air Conditioning. Beige wallpaper and green patterned carpet. Writing desk with lamp, telephone but no hardwired Internet. Free WiFi with speeds about 1 Mbps. 47-ince Phillips flatscreen TV with 90 cable channels: no pay movies, no international news stations, standard American cable fare with constant commercials. Alarm clock radio. Black-and-white framed prints of DC area. Mini-fridge. Arm chair. Closset with 12 hangers, safe large enough for laptop, iron, and board. Ante-room with sink. Small bathroom with very narrow shower/tub (sliding door handles and large wall handle restrict shower movement). Beige floor tile and walls with discolored white shower stall.
Location on noisy North Fort Myer Drive is a major problem. Poor soundproofing on windows results in traffic noise disturbance in room at both late night and early morning. All rooms appear to have this affliction.
Staff is friendly enough and price/value appears to be acceptable for both American and foreign visitors. Would not recommend for business customers given adjacent (but tired) Marriott and (more quiet) Le Meridien hotels.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnRosslyn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Beerdrinker2005,

Thank you for writing such a detailed review of the Holiday Inn at Rosslyn. We're glad that enjoyed most aspects of our property. We do regret to hear that the traffic noise was a bit bothersome. Feel free to contact us the next time you visit the area. We will try to put you in a higher quieter room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I have rarely stayed at a hotel which I felt delivered such exceptionally good value in its market as the Holiday Inn Rosslyn. If you are traveling to Washington for sightseeing (as we were), or for business (and don’t enjoy an unlimited expense account), or are visiting Georgetown University (a short walk across the Potomac), I most strongly recommend you give this hotel your consideration.

The HI delivers the following at a VERY moderate price for the DC area (my stay averaged $147/night including taxes): outstanding proximity to a major Metro station (by far the best way to get around town, even though taxi service in DC may be good); relatively easy highway access; free indoor parking with direct access to the lobby and elevators (so it’s easy to handle your luggage yourself); a very adequate restaurant on the top (17th) floor with great views, excellent service, and convenient serving hours; and a decent indoor pool and exercise area.

I expected many of these features and booked a room because of them, but I was pleasantly surprised by: how well-staffed, friendly and helpful the front desk was; being called by the front desk after we had settled in our room to make sure everything was to our liking; a great view over the Potomac towards Georgetown from our room on the hotel’s north side; a balcony to further enjoy the view; and an unusually large in-room safe (I love those things!)

Our room was very well-equipped, well-maintained and clean, and extremely comfortable. Furnishings included a work desk with chair, a comfortable reading chair and side-table, a large flat screen TV with numerous channels (including four or five HBO options), and a refrigerator. Each full-size bed had four pillows (two ‘soft’ and two ‘firm’, marked accordingly). Room temperature control was noise-free. There was a second sink in an alcove outside the bathroom. The bathroom itself was a little dated but adequate; strangely there was no overhead fan. The room did not include a hair dryer but I’m confident the front desk would provide one if needed. WiFi internet connection was excellent and fast.

While there is no free breakfast, most guests appear to take advantage of the breakfast offerings at the restaurant (the Vantage Point). Some guests apparently had coupons for free breakfasts but we did not. The buffet was maybe a little pricey ($15) for what was offered but so convenient I was happy with it. Dinner selections at the restaurant were OK, and a wide range of entrée prices was available. While I would not rate the cuisine as innovative or gourmet, it was satisfactorily prepared, and I was happy to eat there each night for the convenience and the view.

Rest assured that the proximity to the Metro really is excellent, a short block and a half away on the same street. Trains are frequent and the trip to the Smithsonian station takes just a few minutes. If you want to stretch your legs and walk to the main Capitol attractions (or Arlington Cemetery) you can do so, the Mall is only perhaps 2-3 miles away and the bridges have pedestrian access.

I was delighted with this hotel and will almost certainly stay there on my next visit to DC.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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HolidayInnRosslyn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear 4Runner4,

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review of the Holiday Inn at Rosslyn. We appreciate all of the great comments you made about our hotel and staff. We take pride in being able to provide great service and ammenities that keep our guest coming back. Please don't hesitate to give us a call the next time you are in the D.C area, so we may accommodate you again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

If you want to see Washington DC without paying $200/night for a room, then set your sights right across the river on the Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge. It's located in nearby Arlington, VA, only 1 Metro stop away from the District. You can even walk across the Key Bridge to enjoy some nightlife in Georgetown.

This was our first time here. The room we stayed in was clean and more than adequate. Front Desk service was friendly, and there is convenient FREE parking for your car (a $30/day value).

After reading other traveler recommendations, we asked for a room on a high floor with a view of the Potomac River. All rooms have a small balcony that you can walk out onto (don't if you fear heights) when you'd like to get some fresh air. That got us a comfy room on the 12th floor overlooking the river. Though traffic sounds are ever-present, the view of the river and the traffic flowing across the bridge is exciting. (Those who want a quieter stay can ask for a room on the non-river side). The room had a bathroom with two sinks: one inside near the toilet and one just outside, which is great when two (or more) people are sharing a room.

The restaurant on the top floor isn't anything special, but it's convenient if you want to get a quick bite or late dinner. A bit pricey, but the 17-th floor view is pleasant (though not too much more impressive than our 12th floor view).

Just one negative to report: The wireless Internet signal was far too weak from our room. One workaround is to go downstairs to the lobby for a better signal or use the iMacs in the business center.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnRosslyn, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear HotTubTime,

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review of the Holiday Inn at Rosslyn. We appreciate all of the great comments you made about our great views and hotel staff. We will most certainly look into the internet issue and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you again for your review and please don't hesitate to give us a call the next time you are in the D.C area, so we may accommodate you again.

Kindest Regards,
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Address: 1900 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#28 Business Hotel in Arlington
#28 Family Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge 3*
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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