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“Hotel is beautiful but the staff puts it over the top” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #25 of 48 hotels in Arlington
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Hotel is beautiful but the staff puts it over the top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I travel a lot for my job and basically spend more time in this hotel than at my own home. I come to DC every week and always return to Le Meridien. The hotel is great - very chic design, beautiful view (get the river side), comfortable, clean, very convenient (metro is 5 minute walk, as is the Key Bridge to Georgetown).

What really makes the hotel great is the staff. They are unbelievably friendly and accommodating. Ever since I first started staying there they treated me like a VIP, and now that I spend so much time there the staff are practically like my extended family. They always greet me, ask me about my day, they even recognize my voice when I call for another reservation. It's that very personalized, very high quality service that sets this hotel apart for me. Even though it is difficult spending 4+ days a week away from my home, I've found I don't mind it nearly so much when I'm staying at this hotel and dealing with awesome people like Tee, Will, James, and many others.....

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Tee L, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
We’re delighted to hear that your experience at Le Meridien has inspired you to stay with us each time you visit Washington DC. Our convenient location makes it so easy for our guests to make the most out of their visits and we’re thrilled that you have found it advantageous to yours.Feedback such as yours is a great compliment and we thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and appreciation for our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back time and time again and we thank you for your kind words for our staff and dining options.

WarmRegards!
Tee Loofa
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed for a Sunday night with my 12 y.o. son on the tail end of a long road trip. Booked through Hipmunk and received an almost unbelievably reasonable price, even taking into account the charge for valet parking. The hotel is located on floors 4-11 of a condominium high-rise and the ground floor entrance is shared with the building residents. After a slow start (the doorman seemed engrossed in a conversation with a limo driver), I must say that the staff was very friendly and helpful, answering all my questions, providing advice on the Metro, et al.

The hotel is just 1.5 blocks from the Rosslyn metro station in downtown Arlington, which is incredibly convenient for hopping into D.C. and is a just a short drive from Arlington National Cemetery, The Pentagon and D.C. proper. Our 8th floor double queen room was unspectacular, but certainly functional and the beds comfortable. Due to brevity of our stay, we did not use many of the facilities, but there is an on-site restaurant/lounge and a fitness center. The lobby areas (both at the entrance and on the 4th floor) are very attractive and open, with complementary coffee and newspapers, although in-room wi-fi is about $10.00 per day, which was a minor annoyance.

In all, however, for the price, amenities, service and location, this hotel was an incredible value and I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tee L, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you for mentioning the convenient location of the Le Meridien arlington. While we’re very happy to learn that you were able to explore the area a bit and that your stay was made enjoyable by the services interactions you had with our staff. We always want our guests to be happy, and hearing what your needs are will help us to achieve that goal. Thank you for taking the time to share with us and we look forward to having you stay with us again at Le Meridien
Warm Regards!
Tee Loofa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Nicely positioned for those business people and families who are headed to DC - but dont want to stay downtown. The hotel is beautifully appointed - and the staff extremely attentive. The metro is just one block away which gives you access to all of the attractions.
Coveniently located - there are restaurants and shops nearby that provide a lot of options for food outside the hotel. You can also walk just across the bridge to Georgetown.

Room Tip: If you have the option - stay on the Starwood Preferred Floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Tee L, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
We’re grateful that you’ve shared not only your appreciation of The Le Meridien but also gave great tips to other guests. The convenient location of our hotel can make for a really wonderful visit to Washington, DC and we’re glad to see you enjoyed yourself while here. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you soon.
Warm Regards!
Tee loofa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The hotel lobby features Art Deco-detailed marble floors and a paneled ceiling with inlaid brass medallions and crystal chandeliers. A business center houses 2 computer stations and offers photocopy and fax services for a fee.A coffee bar offers beverages and pastries. A total of 16,000 square feet of function space accommodates up to 600+ people. Wireless Internet access is available in the lobby.

Room Tip: Ask for a free city tour.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tee L, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
Thank you for this kind and detailed review and we look forward to having you stay with us again at Le Meridien.
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Tee Loofa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for three nights with my family (2 kids under 10). Awesome experience. Clean, close to Metro and great restaurants nearby. Can't say enough about the concierge, Bill. Treated all of us, but especially the kids, like royalty.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tee L, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
We’re delighted to hear that our staff conveys their enjoyment and love of their jobs through the service they provide for our guests. Your kind acknowledgement of their efforts is sincerely appreciated and we will be sure to share your comments with them.and we look forward to having you stay at Le Meridien in the future.
Warm Regards!
Tee Loofa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stayed here on business for the week at the end of July 13. Very close to Rosslyn Metro so easy to get round the City, and just a short walk over the bridge to Georgetown with its many bars and restaurants. There's also a nice outside seating area on the 4th floor with views towards Washington.
Staff very pleasant and service good. Would recommend to anyone staying on business / holiday

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tee L, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
Thank you for mentioning the convenient location of the Le Meridien arlington. While we’re very happy to learn that you were able to explore the area a bit and that your stay was made enjoyable by the services interactions you had with our staff. We always want our guests to be happy, and hearing what your needs are will help us to achieve that goal. Thank you for taking the time to share with us and we look forward to having you stay with us again at Le Meridien.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

i was a bit leery about staying here, given the complaint about "adeel". however, the place and price were right so i gave it a try. i'm glad i did.

oddly, "adeel" was the front desk staffer who checked us in. neither of us detected even the slightest problem.

just before that, we'd chosen to self-park rather than use the valet service. then we'd gotten somewhat lost in the underground garage. one of the valets could not have been kinder, directing us to a space that would be convenient, walking us up through the maze to the first floor.

the bartender, too, was a cheerful sort who served us well.

other than being inside the beltway, we have no complaints at all about the hotel or its staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tee L, Manager at Le Meridien Arlington, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
We’re delighted to hear that our staff conveys their enjoyment and love of their jobs through the service they provide for our guests. Your kind acknowledgement of their efforts is sincerely appreciated and we will be sure to share your comments with them. We do apologize that your experience was dampened a bit by one negative encounter and we will investigate as to why this happened. Thank you for sharing your review with us and we look forward to having you stay at Le Meridien in the future.
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Additional Information about Le Meridien Arlington

Also Known As:
Hotel Palomar Arlington
Hotel Palomar Arlington Kimpton
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
#24 Business Hotel in Arlington
#27 Family 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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