A lovely property located within a mostly commercial area just two short blocks from the Metro.
The staff was warm and welcoming. The valet genuinely cared about our experience and the concierge graciously insisted on walking our dog during check-in so that our hands would be free (welcomed assistance). No pet or cleaning fees, just a reasonable liability waiver. We were also offered a complimentary "heavenly" dog bed, which we declined. The staff actually greeted our Jack Russell by name every time they saw him, it was like traveling with a celebrity; this is truly a dog friendly hotel!
A decent view from our Club room but the surrounding area wasn't particularly memorable. The room's size was good but not "generous," the bath was on the small side of standard but functional and well appointed. The king bed was "heavenly" just as expected.
My one complaint is the property advertised a Club Lounge with its Club Rooms (at a premium) but the lounge was closed during our entire stay. Maybe the lounge was closed for renovations, but I'm not sure as the signage was cryptic and the staff indicated it had been closed for some time. I suggest calling the hotel directly before booking Club. This shortfall would have really upset me if my upgrade to Club hadn't been a free perk of my preferred guest status.
I highly recommend this jewel to anyone traveling with a dog!
- 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