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Key Bridge Marriott
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1401 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22209   |  
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Ranked #36 of 48 Hotels in Arlington
Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Badly maintained! Aging hardware is not an excuse!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We are a family of 6 plus 1 kid and we booked 3 rooms, requested king beds, same floor if possible. One of us were given a handicapped room. We don't really mind as it is more spacious for obvious reason. But we thought it should be a general hotel standard to inform their guests if they assigned such a room type for guests who don't need this. In general, rooms are very tired. But an old hotel doesn't need to be badly maintained. And one can tell the differences. Linen smell heavy chlorine, paintings were slanted on the wall. Carpet is filthy, all lamp shades were slanted, dust can be easily seen on the bedside table under the light.... There were just not enough 'care' to live up to the Brand's reputation.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Owls Head, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Hotel is a great location when staying in DC. We took the metro from Reagan Airport to the station close to hotel, just a short walk. Price was very fair, clean rooms , beds very comfortable. They do have a small café in the hotel for a light breakfast. The staff was very helpful.
Hotel is a short walk across the bridge to Georgetown which was fun to explore.

  • Stayed February 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

DON'T STAY HERE! You will hear everything! There was wedding on the 14th floor and could clearly hear the music in my room on the 8th floor! When I called the front desk, they said it will continue until midnight and there was nothing they can do!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Brasilia, DF
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The hotel is near Rosslyn metro station and close to Georgtown. Just across the bridge. Rooms are spacious and confortable, specilly the bed. There is a restaurant and a a bar that also serves light food.Service is nice

Room Tip: Prefer rooms from the second fllor up.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed at the Key Bridge Marriott, a short walk across the bridge from Georgetown. It was only $9 cab ride from the Lincoln Memorial, so after walking the Mall, seeing the Smithsonian museums, and The White House, we ended our day at The Lincoln Memorial and took a cab back to the hotel. It is also about 2 blocks from the Metro stop at Roslyn. The hotel has a restaurant, pricy, but nice. We ordered Italian from a local pizza shop and ate in the room in our lounge wear, the concierge gave us the coupons. Overall, a clean hotel, close and a good value. Take the time to walk to Georgetown while your there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Glenwood, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I am a Platinum Marriott member and generally stay at Marriott properties about 100 nights a year. I am especially impressed with the Chaim's treatment of its most loyal guests.

OK- so I see many positive reviews for this hotel and to be honest am baffled. I do think the hotel is a good value for the groups that pay about $99 a night to stay here. That's a big part of the guest profile and possibly the source of many of the better reviews.

As a business traveler I want to be perfectly honest. This hotel is DESPERATELY in need of refurbishing. The lobby and bar area were recently refurbished and look good. BUT the rooms look like they were last done circa 1980 - they are old and often pretty dirty. The hot just recently at least put LCD TVs in the rooms (it was old school until like a year ago!). But nothing else has been done to refresh rooms whatsoever.

Some particular negatives:

(1) as mentioned in other reviews, forget WIFI in rooms. The service is so slow as to be unusable. Your lucky if you can pull up mail, and don't count on it if there is an attachment. This is not acceptable for a business hotel.

(2) the AC/heating is circa 1960. The hotel hasn't updated its utilities so you'll probably be very hot or cold.

(3) the pool area also really needs a refresh. As does the gym and fitness area. There is some new elliptical machines they put in on the lower level, but they really need to refurbish this area desperately.

Some good things - the staff is very hard working and tries their best to make up for the poor physical plant. I really feel for them. It just seems Marriott has decided to make this a tour group hotel and not worry too much about modernizing.

To conclude, this is worth looking at for tourists getting a real good special rate due to location. Business travelers should look to one of the many other Marriott properties in the area. Even the courtyard in Rosslyn is a much better experience.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Quito, Ecuador
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I love this hotel, the only thing I would change is the room size. I find the room a little bit too small.
Rooms facing south (Lee Highway) are noisy in the morning because of traffic in the highway, try to ask front desk to assign you a different room (though rooms facing Georgetown are considered as an upgrade hence additional fee).
Besides that, this hotel is perfect, the beds quality is excellent, the buffet breakfast is plenty and fresh, a lot of choices to chose from. The location is another big plus. It is only 8 minutes walking from the Metro Station Roslyn. and easy to get to most areas of DC.
The fitness center is well equipped and the indoor swimming pool is open year round, it has an outdoor swimming pool as well open only for summer.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms facing Lee Highway, too noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Key Bridge Marriott

Address: 1401 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22209
Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 48 Hotels in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Key Bridge Marriott 3.5*
Number of rooms: 585
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Washington, DC at one of the most conveniently-located hotels in Arlington, VA, Key Bridge Marriott. Located across the river from Georgetown via a pedestrian friendly bridge, our Arlington, VA hotel offers access to the Nation's Capital, as well as many vibrant Northern Virginia neighborhoods. Newly renovated rooms and suites boast perks for the modern traveler. Experience one-of-a-kind panoramic views of nearby Georgetown. Weddings and events at our hotel are unforgettable, thanks to venues like the top-floor Capital View Ballroom, which provides amazing views of Washington, DC. And if you're here to explore the city, our hotel in Arlington near Georgetown is the perfect base. We're just three blocks from the Rosslyn Metro - allowing you to discover Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia at your own pace. If you're in Washington for work, you'll appreciate our 22 meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, a business center and mobile check-in and check-out. Come explore at Key Bridge Marriott. ... more   less 
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