I stayed here for several days due to a conference being held in Rosslyn. This is clearly an outdated building. It looks like it was built in the 60's or ealy 70's and while they've redone the lobby areas, the rooms appear to be mostly unchanged. (Sure, they put up some new wallpaper and a few other updates but there's only so much you can do before it's time to renovate). The rooms are small and cramped; the furniture in the rooms is definitely a notch lower than the higher-level Marriotts in DC; overall the feel of the room is that of a worn out hotel. The TV is the old-style rather than HD flat screen (all decent Marriotts have upgraded -- why not this place?). There are a lot of little negatives...old tub and fixtures; not enough power plugs in the room for convenience; very cramped desk area; no wireless WiFi (only wired connection which forces you to remain at desk). if your room faces into the courtyard, you get to see firsthand the awful 60's or early 70's style of the building exterior. If you get a room facing the river, you at least have a nicer view.
Staff was friendly but not especially competent. I arrived early and had asked for a feather-free room, which generally just means foam pillows instead of feather. Not big deal. I was told that the "feather-free room" wasn't ready. I told them I would wait since they said it would be about an hour. I gave up 1.5 hours later because it still wasn't ready and I was tired of waiting. The person at check-in was apologetic but said that they were having trouble getting housekeeping to respond. (What is this -- The Motel 6?). They could have at least offered to bring up some foam pillows later but that would have required too much thought. Not a business class hotel...
The only positive about this hotel is that it's very close to the Key Bridge so you can walk over to Georgetown in about 10 minutes. In the other direction, you can walk 10 minutes to the Rosslyn Metro station. That's convenient but I'm not sure it would be enough to make someone stay here when there are better hotels on both sides of the river in this price range. Personally, I would not stay here again unless I happened to come across a very deeply discounted rate.
- Also Known As:
- Key Bridge Marriott Hotel Arlington
- Key Bridge Marriott Hotel
- Marriott Hotel Key Bridge
- Marriott Arlington
- Arlington Marriott
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated just across the Potomac River from Georgetown, our hotel offers panoramic views of the sights and sounds of the nation's capital. Being a premier choice among Arlington, VA and Georgetown, DC hotels, we provide direct access to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport as well as the corporations and government agencies of Northern Virginia saving you travel time in and out of the District. For travelers looking to take in the area's famous landmarks such as the Smithsonian Museums, Iwo Jima Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery and the National Monuments, hop on the DC Metro system at the Rosslyn Metro station, only 3 blocks from our front door. You'll find stylish surroundings inside our hotel as well. Our hotel features an open lobby with private seating nooks and complimentary wireless internet access. Our Revival Restaurant and Connexion Lounge offer an classic dishes and comfort foods with a modern interpretation. We also offer 17,000 sq ft of event space across 22 rooms including the top-floor Capital View Ballroom which seats up to 300 and offers penthouse views. Perfect for your next celebration. ... more less
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