Friendly staff, and a nice location. Close to the Metro and there are plenty of restaurants nearby.
The rooms are dated. They are just not up to what I would expect for a Westin, and what they expect people to pay to stay here. Also other than location, this hotel really doesn't differentiate itself in any way, which is a shame because there are plenty of other properties within a few blocks.
My TV did not have a HDMI port, it was that old. One of my biggest pet peaves in 2013 is no place to plug in a smart phone near the bed, this should be mandatory. This should have been mandatory 8 years ago. Also the bathroom had some moldy spots and the hardware was just not impressive, as I showed in the pictures.
The wifi is a complete joke, especially the part about wanting people to pay for it. When I did connect to the "standard" internet, I realized that it was about 5 times slower than my smartphone, so I gave up, complete waste of money.
The pool is small, but the workout room is nice and there is plenty of equipment. The club lounge is uninspired both in the morning and evening. For instance, the yogurt and bagel varieties lose out to the last Fairfield Inn that I stayed at.
The location is good, the restaurant below has very friendly staff, there just isn't a compelling reason to stay here.
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- 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