I recently stayed at the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport (CPDA) Hotel for one night before an early-morning flight to Las Vegas, and I'm glad I did. I booked it just a day beforehand on Expedia and found a pretty good rate of $65/night. (I had an Expedia coupon for $50, so that made it much cheaper, but even without a coupon, the rate seemed pretty good for a 3.5-star major-airport hotel.)
The CPDA has several things going for it: (1) very convenient location -- just off Rt. 267 (toll road) and the Dulles Access Road (no toll), with toll-free access to and from IAD. The hotel is just across the road from a Marriott and a large strip mall with a good choice of restaurants, including Italian, Thai, and Vietnamese. (2) Check-in and -out were easy and convenient. (3) Room -- spacious, clean, and comfortable. I was a bit skeptical when I saw the rather cheap-looking floor-mounted HVAC unit underneath the window, but it had a separate and accurate wall-mounted control that worked just fine. (It offered the option of digitally setting and maintaining the temperature via heating or A/C.) (4) Parking: plenty of free surface and garage parking, and the garage is right next to the bank of rooms at the "back" (side closest to the airport) of the hotel.
Another helpful feature: I'd settled into my room with some takeout food and a beer when the front-desk receptionist (Michael? Mark?) called: someone had turned in what appeared to be my rent-a-car key. He'd surmised it was mine from the info. I'd provided on the car (for parking purposes) when checking in -- key was indeed mine; I'd dropped in the elevator when fumbling for my room key. I appreciated the thoughtful follow-up by the hotel staffer.
While I did find the Dulles Hilton (see my review for that property) a bit better overall, I was nonetheless pleased with my stat at CPDA and would definitely stay there again. Recommended, especially if you can get it for less than $70 or so a night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport, located in Herndon Virginia and in the heart of the Dulles Corridor, just 2 miles from Dulles International Airport (IAD). We provide complimentary 24-hr shuttle service to and from Dulles Airport as well as complimentary scheduled shuttle service to local offices within a five mile radius (Mon-Fri). Avoid traffic delays and parking fees for your next trip and book our Park, Stay & Go package. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel to make your stay more productive. Our Houlihan's Restaurant & Bar offers a popular and lively happy hour, as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service. All guest rooms feature Hi-Def flat screen television and refrigerator. Relax with a swim in our lap pool or enjoy a workout in our 24-hr fitness center. Also stay connected with our 24-hr business center.Our convenient location is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping & a multiplex movie theatre. If you prefer to drive, Enterprise Car Rental is conveniently located just off our lobby. Washington D.C. attractions are only 22 miles east, and the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum is 4 miles away. Whether you want a comfortable stay before a flight or a base for your next business trip or vacation, you will find it at our well appointed hotel near Dulles Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Herndon
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Herndon