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Le Meridien Arlington
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1121 N 19th Street, North Arlington, Arlington, VA 22209 (Formerly Palomar Arlington, a Kimpton Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 47 hotels in Arlington
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San Francisco
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“Excellent Experience with Hotel Staff and Services”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

From the first moment we stepped into Le Meriden Arlington, our experience in all aspects was excellent. Services - like meals delivered to the room, luggage delivery to the room, cleaning services, room service, dining experiences -- were all exceptionally timely and excellent. In particular, I woul like to mention Adeel at the front desk who went out of his way to pay special attaention to our needs since we were a 3 generation family from grandma and mother to our young daughter. At all times, our requests were dealt with professionally, competently and above all with a sense of special care taking. Most of our interactions were with Adeel and I must say his proficiency, his attentiveness and cultural sensitivity to an Indian family were not only exceptional but they were stellar. He nevefr missed a beat. It makes us always want to stay at this Hotel.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the river are outstanding.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allan b, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Shahnaz,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We are happy to know that you enjoyed your visit at the Le Meridien Arlington and Adeel at the front desk exceeded your expectations. Adeel is one of our superstar at the Le Meridien, we are very fortunate to have passionate, caring associate like Adeel. Thank you once again for staying with us, I will share your comment to the rest of my team and to Adeel.


Allan
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great hotel, very clean, nice rooms. Very good location and friendly staff. Nice restaurant on site with great food for any time of the day. It was great service at front desk as well as room service delivery.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allan b, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Verushka71,

Thank you so much for visiting us. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the Le Meridien Arlington and the staff exceeded your expectations. Thank you so much for your business, please visit us again soon.


Allan
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Le Meridien in Arlington VA - just outside of Georgetown is wonderful. The rooms are beautiful, clean and fresh. The restaurant and bar are convenient and reasonably priced. The staff is gracious and friendly. Nightly wine at 5pm is an added bonus. The location is great. A quick cab to DC or if you prefer the metro - the stop is just a block away. It is pricey but worth the money for beautiful accommodations in the DC area.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allan b, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Dear Lauraleeb76,

Thank you so much for your feedback! We are very excited that you enjoyed your visit at the Le Meridien Arlington and we exceeded your expectations.
Please visit us again soon.


Thank you,

Allan
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Christiansburg, Virginia
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for business. The hotel itself is well kept and maintained. The staff was pretty rude to my husband on almost every occasion he spoke to them. The guys running valet however, where pretty nice. The beds were the MOST awful thing about the stay. I may be spoiled by a nice temperpedic at home, but I've slept in less quality hotels that have all had nicer beds than these. The room is very basic, and not pretty small. The internet (which does cost money to use) didn't work what so ever. The jack on the wall was broke, and we had to switch rooms because of this. The worse part was, the room next door they put us in also had a broken jack. At that point we said forget it, we didn't want to move again. It was walking distance to some restaurants and a cvs, so that was handy, but other than that it would not be my ideal location. I will never stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Allan b, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, March 6, 2013
Dear Rachel B,

Good afternoon! So sorry to hear about your recent experienced at the hotel. Please contact me at your convenience, we want to make it right for you.
I look forward hearing from you.


Allan
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I stayed for a week and found the hotel to be very comfortable. Little things like the availability of coffee in the lobby in the morning and the choice of newspapers as well as the staff's commitment to helping out and just being cheerful and friendly made the time away from home less painful. The proximity of the Rosslyn Metro stop, a CVS and Safeway also were helpful. Georgetown's fine dining and shopping is just a walk across the Key Bridge away and the paretically adjacent Roosevelt Island is a great place for a morning run/walk. Only warning: if your room has a door to an adjoining room and your neighbors are noisy as mine were on some days you will want to have earplugs.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allan b, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear family019,

Thank you so much for staying with us! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Please see us again soon.


Thank you,

Allan
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Glen Allen, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This was our first stay at this hotel and we found it to be close to everything we needed. The metro is steps away from the property. We had several parks to walk our dog and plenty of restaurant choices. It was a little disconcerting to go in the front door and there was only a bell stand, the lobby was an elevator ride directly to the 4th floor lobby. The room was spacious and the beds were comfortable. The staff made us feel very much at home and were very accommodating! All in all, it was a fantastic two night stay.

Room Tip: Ask for a Georgetown view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allan b, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Joe M,

Thank you so much for the feedback! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your two night visit at the Le Meridien Arlington. Thank you so much for your business and visit us again soon.


Thank you,


Allan
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37 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

I've always enjoyed Méridien hotels around the world and was happy to stay in one in the Washington, DC area. The lobby gives the appearance of luxury and the room is actually fairly nice. BUT... the bathroom was really bad. Instead of a sink there was a little washstand that one usually finds in powder rooms. This is really unacceptable, particularly as there was room for a normal sink. And the faucet was loose and seemed ready to fall off. Washing and shaving meant water was splattered all over. Then, at night and in the morning the bathroom was freezing. The heat didn't reach into the bathroom and most of the bathroom wall was in fact a tremendous window which let in the very cold air from the outside. Very uncomfortable.
The maids, doormen, restaurant staff were all exceedingly polite, nice and went out of their way. However, the staff at the reception seemed indifferent.
Internet was excellent.
For some reason the hotel's website makes no mention of their gym so I assumed there was none and didn't bring gym clothes. However, there is a gym.
Rosslyn, where the hotel is situated, is a complete desert in terms of restaurants or even cafes. However, it's easy to cross the bridge into Georgetown (about a 15 minute walk from the hotel). The hotel is also close to the metro, which is very convenient.

Room Tip: I think there are rooms with beautiful views of the city, but mine wasn't. You might request on...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Allan b, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Dear Bagherailcane,

Thank you so much for providing us your feedback! Sorry we meet your expectations, please contact next time you book your reservation and I'll be more than happy to make it up to you.
Thank you so much for your loyalty, I hope to see you back.


Thank you,


Allan
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Additional Information about Le Meridien Arlington

Address: 1121 N 19th Street, North Arlington, Arlington, VA 22209 (Formerly Palomar Arlington, a Kimpton Hotel)
Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Arlington
#7 Green Hotel in Arlington
#16 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#21 Family Hotel in Arlington
#22 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Meridien Arlington 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located among top destinations in the Washington, D.C. region, Le Méridien Arlington is a stylish boutique hotel close to numerous restaurants and shopping options for our guests. We are excited to announce our new, contemporary chic style restaurant and lounge coming this March! Between the dates of January 13th to March 14th we will have our formal restaurant and lounge closed to carry out some beautiful refinements in the name of Méridien! We do not anticipate any disruption to services as the hotel has taken alternative measures to provide you a great experience. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Palomar Arlington Kimpton

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