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 This is clearly an outdated building.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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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- Marriott Hotel Key Bridge
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