We stayed there for 3 nights with a AAA rate of $62 a night & felt this was a great price. You have to stay a minimum of 3 nights to get this rate. The hotel rooms have been recently renovated so there was a flat screen large HDTV. The bedding was new however the sheets were too small for the bed & would not stay on. Every morning we woke up the sheets had come off the bed & we found this very annoying. We kept leaving notes for the maid to fix this but they never did. They just kept putting the same small sheets on the bed.
This is a very large hotel & very spread out. It is also catering to the business traveler or to conventions not tourists.
The food in the hotel is very expensive- $17 per person excluding tax, tips & drinks for breakfast. We went to a nearby diner about 10- 15 minutes away by car & spent $20 for the both of us. The hotel is very close to the airport so if that is your destination it's in a good location.
Wi-fi is a steep $13 a night for in room service- that is way too expensive- it should be free as most other hotels are these days. Only the full service Marriott's seem to charge this ridiculous price. We were told you even had to pay for it in the lobby but we did not check this out. They do have a business center with 2 free computers but these were very busy.
The pool & jacuzzi were nice except the jacuzzi water temperature was only 92- it should be over 100. I imagine they keep it low due to the kids using it. There was a lot of kids over the weekend making a lot of noise in the halls. I don't think the room doors are well insulated from hallway noise.
The concierge lounge was recently redone but we noticed the food is not quite what it used to be- cheaper food nowadays. They did not have any restaurant menus for nearby restaurants & they should. They also did not even have a menu for their own restaurant!
There is nothing within walking distance to this hotel. They do have a free courtesy bus to go to airports, local restaurants, & the nearby space museum which was the reason for our visit. We think the nearby Marriott Suites is a better choice as there are nearby restaurants. We did not want to keep waiting for the shuttle which runs on a schedule, not on demand. We found ourselves having to drive to nearby restaurants that were about 15 minutes away- not as close as they indicate on their website.
We had a refrigerator in our room & enjoyed having it. We did not have to pay extra for this.
The nearby Air & space museum was excellent- plan to spend about 5 hours to really see the place. We had an excellent docent tour that was supposed to be 1.5 hours but the guide was fantastic- answered everyone's questions & the tour lasted 3 hours so plan accordingly. The free shuttle bus eliminated the need to park our car there as the parking fee is now a steep $15. Get a hotel nearby & they will probably have a free shuttle to it. Manassas National park is less than 30 minutes away & we highly recommend seeing this but you need a car to get there.
To get into DC you can take a bus that leaves in front of the hotel- make sure to get the schedule OR drive 25 minutes to the Vienna metro & take the metro into DC.
Lastly the nearby Marriott Suites does have a free shuttle & this would have taken us to the museum. I called them & they gave incorrectly told me they did not have a shuttle to go to the museum so that is why we stayed at this Marriott. Some of the hotel employees also told us the Marriott suites were better.
All in all I would definitely go back but would stay at the Marriott Suites this time.
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