I recently stayed at the Westin Arlington Gateway for a business trip for two nights.
There was no wait for check in and the staff was extremely friendly and professional.
The rooms are standard Westin rooms. They were very clean and the linens and bathrooms were also clean as well. If you are looking for a room with a view, there is not much of a view of anything unless you are on an extremely high floor as the property is in downtown Arlington. The Rooms do have a fridge, ironing board, electronic safe, flat screen tv etc. As with most Starwood Properties, unless you have status with SPG, in room internet is $10 a day but there is free wi fi in the lobby. This is my one pet peeve as you are paying top dollar for this property and have to pay al a carte for wi fi? (Even the doubletree has free wi fi in the room! Come on Westin). I however will saved my $20 and just hot spotted my phone for my own wi fi.
The lobby is very nice and contains the front desk, concierge, Starbucks, and business center as well as pinzImini restaurant. However, one feature I did not like about the lobby was that there was not a lot of space to do work if you needed to sit and do work and the business center is also located in the lobby where it very loud and busy and there is no privacy.
PinzImini serves breakfast and dinner and we only ate there for breakfast. The breakfast was pretty good and fairly priced for a Westin. There was also no wait so we were in and out in no time.
Pool: there is a pool on the 3rd floor but I did not get a chance however to check it out.
Parking is $26 a day and is valet only. If you are looking for other alternatives, there is a garage across the street for $24 a day self park or for a more cheaper option, downs the street is a mall where it is $10 per 24 hours.
The westin is located in a great area as there are a lot of shops, restaurants, and bars within walking distance. Also, if you walk about a block and a half, you will find the Ballston Metro Station (orange line) whee you can take the metro into d.c.
All in all, this is a nice property in a great location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Westin Arlington Gateway enjoys prime access to its surrounding area. In the active Ballston area of Arlington, and just a short walk from the Ballston Metro Station. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel Arlington
- Arlington Westin