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“Great location, very nice rooms.” 4 of 5 stars
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Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166   |  
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Martinsville, VA
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“Great location, very nice rooms.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here with some friends while we were in town for business. This is a very nice hotel. Our room was huge and the beds here are always so, so comfortable. There are a lot of choices for food within walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This Marriott is great for traveling in and out of Dulles Airport, as it sits on the airport grounds. I actually had meetings in Chantilly and decided to give this one a try. Nice rooms, clean lobby and bar area, friendly service.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Our flight plans were badly messed up by electrical storms, but staying at this Marriott was a calming and pleasant experience. The indoor pool was fun, and the restaurant was perhaps the best hotel restaurant I have ever experienced. The hotel staff was friendly and in fact I can't think of a single niggling issue to raise about this property.

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Massachusetts
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Superb location and unfortunately that's the extent of my compliments for this property.

- When checking in the agent continued to enter and reenter my reservation. He truly was able to comprehend the frustration of waiting 8 minutes to check in a guest.
- When ordering room service the phone rang 22 times before someone picked up the line and then placed me on hold.
- I entered the Concierge Lounge at 8.45 PM and there wasn't a stitch of food to be found anywhere. This particular lounge closes at 10.00 PM and the staff was already cleaning up and was ready to call it an evening when I arrived.

If you're staying near Dulles I'd recommend another Marriott property and avoid the frustration of this particular location...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

We stayed the last night of our vacation here and were quite disappointed. We usually love Marriott properties, but this was quite poor. I chose this hotel for the beautiful pool we saw on the website. Instead, we found a murky indoor pool filled with bugs and leaves. The drains were clogged with multiple band-aids--yuck! They close the outdoor pool early. Why? The hallways are unbelievably long and signs to rooms are somewhat misleading. Except for the lobby, this hotel is beat and needs a major overhaul. The only thing it had going for it was a $79 rate. We won't be back any time soon.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

My son and I stayed here for only a few hours to get some sleep during a long lay over. Check in was fast and efficient. The Platinum Lounge was fab, one of the best I've ever had the chance to be in. While it's not large, and doesn't have a great view, it does have great free food! I had the most delicious arugula salad with salmon, pine nuts and dried cranberries. There was also asparagus spears, chicken wings and some yummy humus and fresh pita bread. Top that off with a cold beverage and you are golden!
The outdoor pool looked very cool but we didn't get a chance to use it but it was inviting.
Our room was clean and the bed comfy.
The airport shuttle was on time. It leaves every 15 minutes.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Maryland
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

I agree with other TA reviewers here who have had a mixed experience at this hotel. We stayed for free as the result of a Megabobus promo, but I would stay elsewhere in the Dulles corridor if I were paying for a room. Here's a rundown of pros and cons (latter would outweigh former in our view if we'd paid for the stay, even on a cheap weekend rate):

Pros:
- proximity to IAD/Dulles airport
- large indoor and outdoor pools (could swim laps in either, though they put a lane marker *across* the pool essentially bisecting the space, presumably to create separate kids' vs adults' spaces. The lack of an outdoor pool lane is actually another con in my book.
- concierge lounge (they were kind enough to grant us an upgrade as Silver elites on request since we'd come in on a redeye from SFO just 2 days after a flight from Osaka, but it was made clear this was an unusual exception. Food in lounge was good but basic and limited choices. Cocktails, wine and beer for a fee.
- clean room, ok beds

Cons:
-Overzealous and noisy housekeepers in the halls putside our rooms. They basically park their carts outside of guests' rooms and yak while waiting to clean them...several hours in advance of checkout, which is the usual 12pm. When I left to go get breakfast, I was pounced upon immediately and asked when we were checking out. I responded "at the regular time..12pm." They seemed annoyed.
-standard Marriott decor in rooms...which gets boring. Furniture style is outdated.
-Pool area is dirty and sorely neglected. Not a trash can in sight on the outdoor deck, which is probably why we found a discarded asthma inhaler on a table. Chairs clearly had not been wiped down, one had to hunt for towels, door to restroom stall in ladies' room won't lock. Basically the place looks as though it hadn't been renovated since the 60s.
-...which is why the glitzy, newly renovated, trying to look hip lobby and bar area annoyed me. Window dressong on an otherwise neglected hotel. We have stayed at multiple properties in this area...Marriott Dulles Suites, Residence Inn Herndon, Fairfield Inn (Sterling I think), Reston Westin, Dulles Westin, and Sheraton Dulles. ALL exceed this place and typically meet or beat its rates, at least on weekends. The Reston Westin wins hands down for appearance (throughout hotel), great restaurant/wine bar, free airport shuttle (though distance is tough for late night or early morning arrivals) and service. Serene atmosphere compared to the business/conference hubbub one encounters in the Dulles Marriott lobby.

In sum: if you can stay for free either through a promo or if you're attending a conference at the hotel, it's ok. If you have business off site or are on vacation, go elsewhere! Don't let the proximity to Dulles tip the balance toward staying here; we had to wait 10-15 minutes for a hotel that is a two minute ride away.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles, VA 20166
Location: United States > Virginia > Loudoun County > Dulles
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Dulles
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Washington Dulles Airport Marriott 3.5*
Number of rooms: 368
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located among Dulles Airport hotels in Northern Virginia, the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott provides easy access to the Dulles Technology Corridor and offers complimentary shuttle service to all Dulles International Airport terminals. With 368 well-appointed rooms and picturesque grounds, this Dulles hotel is perfect for business, weekend getaways and leisure travel. Guests will enjoy a wide variety of first-class hotel services and lodging amenities, including a fitness center, indoor/outdoor pool and Aviate Bar and Grill, our on-site Dulles restaurant. Local area attractions include the National Air and Space Museum, Wolf Trap Center for Performing Arts, Reston Town Center Mall and Civil War battlefields. The 13,500 square feet of deluxe meeting and event space featured at this Dulles, VA hotel is perfect for weddings, social events and meetings. Depart from the ordinary and discover a Dulles Airport hotel destination providing unprecedented service for an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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