I booked the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport (HWDA) as a last-minute hedge against predicted bad winter weather the morning of my Boxing Day flight to Las Vegas. It showed up as a $49/night option on Expedia's list of mystery hotels, and that made it a good buy among the few possible 3.5-star Dulles-area hotels. At that rate -- which turned out to include free internet -- the HWDA was an impressive bargain. I liked everything about the hotel and my room, so much so that I'd consider staying there again and commuting into Washington and Maryland to see family!
Location -- it's an airport hotel, and it's just a couple of miles south on Dulles, right off Rt. 28 (Sully Rd). Very easy to drive to, and the HWDA also had a free airport shuttle (which I didn't use).
Room -- excellent: spacious, modern, very clean, and well equipped. The brand-new LCD TV seemed huge (was probably 42" but may have been 47"), worked perfectly, and had a great selection of channels. The king best was very comfy, with tons of pillows. Hilton does beds very well. The bathroom was a treat -- narrow but very deep and spacious, with a big shower/tub and a shower-curtained rod that curved out. The coffee maker featured Lavazza coffee -- my favorite, and a nice touch that Hilton seems to be putting in all of its self-named properties. My first room was very hot, and the heating seemed to be stuck on 85 degrees. A call to the front desk -- and this was late at night -- brought a bellboy with a key to an adjacent room within minutes. He'd checked that room and found it to be much cooler; indeed, the thermostat and fan worked just fine, and I was glad to take that room for the night. (The HWDA rooms have fan settings separate from the temp. control, so one can leave the fan on continuously -- I appreciate that and always give points to hotels with this in-room climate-control setup.)
Parking and check-in/check-out: all a breeze. The HWDA was very easy to access, park at, and check in and out of.
Summing up: The HWDA is a great choice for an IAD-area hotel, and I liked it so much, I'd even stay there for a future cheap alternative to overcrowded family digs in DC and MD. Very well done, Hilton.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the Washington D.C. area's newest innovation in hotel guestroom design only at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport hotel! With the introduction of its cutting edge Guestlink System, the Hilton has redefined the ultimate viewing experience, allowing guests who visit our Dulles, VA hotel and stay in one of 155 Business & Executive accommodations to connect any digital device (computer, game console, DVD, MP3) to a 42" HDTV Plasma. Additionally, these rooms offer ultra-modern marble and granite baths with walk-in rain shower. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Washington Dulles Airport Hotel Herndon
- Hilton Hotel Herndon
- Hilton Herndon
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