I write intriguing because that is the best way to describe my mixed feelings about this hotel. It is very reasonably priced for a D.C. hotel and reasonably appointed considering the price. Clearly its' biggest advantage is free parking which is an essential ingredient in its popularity. It is fairly noisy, even on the 10th floor where I recently stayed. One side faces highways, the other a very congested downtown business district. The halls and room on the 10th floor have a definite odd musty odor. Its not overpowering so, again, in consideration of the price point in D.C., I'm not sure you could ask for more.
The room was clean and the most important aspect, the beds, were comfortable, supportive and clean. Echoing other reviews, the rooms are tight. The bathrooms are especially tight. A plump person may find the squeeze uncomfortable. Although clean, the bath was in grave need of renovation. There was no shortage of caulking around the tub/shower. No hairdryer is supplied which I thought a bit odd.
When requesting additional towels and shampoo, we were told there was no one in housekeeping so we would need to come to the desk for the items.
Other reviews mentioned woes over inconsistent wireless and television. I cannot speak to the television but the wireless internet signal was strong, consistent and fast.
I did utilize guest laundry and found it adequate and clean.
The fitness room was a huge disappointment. While appearing to be amply equipped, in fact all three treadmills were broken. Two had electronic issues and would not run at all and the third had a huge tear in the belt rendering it unusable. The elliptical worked fine.
Breakfast we were charged for as it was not included with our room price. It was fairly pricey but the food was far better than your typical free breakfast buffet at many hotels. Freshly scrambled eggs, cooked oatmeal, fresh cut fruit and bananas, english muffins, toast and pastries. I believe I also noticed bacon but being a health food connoisseur, I did not take any. The 360 degree view from the 17th floor restaurant is astounding. Most tables are along the huge floor to ceiling window walls. The wait staff was efficient and quite friendly. Coffee is good - not Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks but certainly full bodied.
Location: good for access to the Metro and Georgetown but a bit of a ride to the Mall or Capitol area.
I am staying here again in another week. This visit will be for four days. I will ask for a different floor, the most recently renovated room, a quiet room (if there is such a thing on the highway) and hope the fitness center is in better shape!
- 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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