Reston is a sort of Stepford Wives community, somebody's idea of a suburban paradise, but to my taste claustrophobic and artificial. This Sheraton is very much of that character. I have only one concrete complaint about it, and that is that I was made to pay for my daily New York Times. Perhaps I should expect that at a Sheraton-league hotel, but (as part of the particular package I purchased) they give away wine and substantial snacks during happy hour (substantial enough that some guests clearly treated it as dinner) and put on a substantial continental breakfast, so it seems cheap to make me cough up for a national newspaper.
The woman (whose name I forget) who staffed the breakfast in the club room (or whatever it's called) was perky to a fault, almost annoyingly so. The front desk staff was helpful and friendly. I did not use many other hotel amenities so cannot comment, but certainly I discovered that if you want to go out for a walk or job, you can forget it. This is a town for cars, not humans. Sidewalks or paths anywhere near the hotel are impossible to find or non-existent.
This was a business trip and this hotel clearly caters to business travelers, most especially those of the socioeconomic bracket that go about in polo shirts and seem perpetually harried (and seem prone, for whatever reason, to stealing their meals by stuffing their pockets with free stuff from the club room). I would not recommend this venue for the leisure traveler, but then I can't imagine why a leisure traveler would be in Reston, VA. For a certain class of business traveler, this hotel is going to give you pretty much what I imagine you'd expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In suburban Virginia, close to many large technology firms, the Sheraton is adjacent to a golf course and 1 mile from the shops and restaurants at Reston Town Center. Complimentary 24-hour airport transportation is provided every 30 minutes to and from Washington Dulles. Also, complimentary daily shuttle service is available within a 2-mile radius, 7 AM-10 PM (subject to availability). Lounge chairs and umbrella tables surround the seasonal outdoor pool, located in a landscaped courtyard. A self-serve business center and complimentary fitness center are accessible 24 hours. The hotel has 18 meeting/conference rooms. A computer station and Internet point are available; wireless Internet access is complimentary in the lobby area. Syrah restaurant offers American fare, the Cosmopolitan Lounge provides a bar menu and pool table, and a 24-hour sundry shop stocks Starbucks coffee and snacks. Dogs, 40 pounds or less, are allowed without surcharges. Complimentary for use during stay is the Sheraton red, white, and blue dog bed. Owners are provided with food, water bowls and temporary ID tags with hotel contact information. A pet waiver must be signed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Reston
- Reston Sheraton