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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
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14 hotel reviews
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“Great Service!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2007

We booked our hotel room for $70 on Priceline. The hotel was built in the 50's and the top floors are undergoing construction. The infrastructure is in need of updating...lobby/rooms look nice, but rest of hotel is shabby. The air handling in the room seemed poor...our room was humid for January. We were impressed with the view from our room on the 7th floor and were about to settle in when my husband found the bathroom tub filled with water and a large dead cockroach lying in front of the toilet!! The desk clerk was very pleasant and gave us an upgraded new room with a view of the Washington Monument. (We left the bathroom light on at night, however, after reading previous traveller reviews.) Comfortable bed. Large windows with a great view of the city. Incidentally -- the hotel is nearly directly across the river from the infamous Watergate Hotel. Hotel restaurant food was overpriced and mediocre, but the staff was lovely. Only 3 blocks away from the Rosslyn Metro station -- only $1.35 to travel one-way to the Mall. Additional charges paid were $12 for parking and $9.95 for in-room wired internet/long distance/local calls. The parking was reasonable to us for D.C. after paying $42/night in Manhattan and $21/night in Philly. Bottom Line: We'd stay here again through Priceline.

  • Liked — Great location and fantastic view.
  • Disliked — The roach problem. Near a nasty looking neighborhood.
  • Tips/Secrets — Name your own price for this hotel.
  • Stayed January 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Phoenix
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7 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2007

Overall it was a nice place to stay with a good views and convenient location to catch the metro. Unfortunately the sound of construction/renovation work really ruined our stay. Not only was the sound awful in our room but it could be heard in the main dining room. We did not know there was any construction taking place until we checked in at 11:00pm when it was too late to look for another place. They assured us the crews would not start the jackhammers and masonry drills until 9:00am but the usually started at 8:40. This may not sound like a big deal but my wife and I were still on west coast time. Also, once they stated it was so loud we could not comfortably stay in the room.

  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed December 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2006

We had lowered expectations because of the good rate we got on a room here - but it was a very nice hotel; clean well-appointed rooms with wonderfully comfy beds in a good location. The metro station was only three blocks away - and if our room windows wouldn't have been permanently fogged by condensation we would have a great view of DC. Staff was very kind and helpful - except for a grumpy lifeguard who couldn't hear on his cell-phone because of kids playing. You have to pay for parking- but it is reasonable for the area. They are renovating the top floors - but this was not much of an inconvenience. We enjoyed our stay here despite over-priced margaritas ; ) and will likely stay here again. We'd like to come in the summer when the kids can take advantage of the cool indoor/outdoor pool and courtyard. We will recommend this hotel to friends - if they can get a similar rate on priceline.

  • Liked — Good value- exceptional staff -very comfortable beds - the best night's sleep we got the whole trip!
  • Disliked — Wish we could have enjoyed the view from our room.
  • Tips/Secrets — This was a nice place to "come home" to after taking the metro in and out of DC to see sites- also right near Arlington Cemetary.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2006

I stayed at the Marriott Key Bridge for 4 nights. I would say that it was just average. I thought it would be a lot nicer but I was wrong. The hotel is very old and the building is not pleasing to the eye. The building needs to be repaired. Looking from the outside, it looks like it has some cracks on the wall on the top three floors. The hotel rooms are so old that I didn't want to stay in my room all day. They fitness room was so ugly and the swimming pool was not nice at all. The restaurants are below average and the food wasn't really good. They must be using a terribly old recipe. Overall, I wouldn't stay at this hotel again until they undergo some major renovation.

  • Liked — Very close to Georgetown
  • Disliked — Very old hotel - ugly hotel and it looks very dirty.
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't stay at the Marriott Key Bridge. Choose another hotel instead.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2006

I didn't have a bad stay, but I'd say it was definitely disappointing. Good points first: The beds were comfortable, the size of the room was acceptable, the view was good (but the window was filthy), the bathroom was functional with plenty of towels and the room service was good. Now for the one big bad point: We had a roach problem! It was late when I saw the roach so I called the front desk and told them about the problem. The receptionist's response was actually funny; she said: we don't usually have a roach problem on the 7th floor. So I guess she was trying to tell me that they do have a roach problem on the lower floors?! Anyway the following morning I received a call from the manager, she was very apologetic and offered us a concierge level room, so we moved. Unfortunately, we were disappointed to still have roaches in the concierge level room. I checked out the next day. I know it's not the end of the world but that's just not acceptable, and especially not acceptable for the rate of $325/night. Verdict: pleased with good service and friendly staff, but very disappointed with roach infested rooms, all the way to the concierge level!

  • Liked — good service
  • Disliked — roaches
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2006

Just came back from a weekend in DC, and we were quiet pleased with the Marriot Key Bridge.
Positives:
- Nice location across the bridge from Georgetown. Lots of restaurants and shops are easily accessible by walking about 10 min across the bridge. A metro station is about 5 min away and connects to any other place in DC.
- The best bed - period. Very comfortable.
- Nice view of the Potomac.

Negatives:
- No free internet. It's $9.90 a day.
- Aircraft noise from planes flying into National Airport (not too bad)

FYI: Parking is $12/d

  • Liked — Location and ammenities
  • Disliked — Smoking area in front of entrance
  • Tips/Secrets — always stay near Georgetown
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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TN
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2006

The location of the hotel was wonderful. We had a view of the Washington Monument. The beds were extremely comfortable and the sheets were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Parking was a bit pricey, and wireless internet was only available in the lobby, but overall I would recommend this hotel to business or leisure travelers.

  • Liked — The beds were wonderful.
  • Disliked — Wireless internet only available in lobby and charged over $6 for a 24 hour period.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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):
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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Key Bridge Marriott Hotel Arlington
Marriott Hotel Key Bridge
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