Our family stays here at least once a year. I rent two rooms each night. This stay, over Thanksgiving weekend 2012, was for four days. The hotel's renovation that took over two years is at last finished. We were underwhelmed.
What really annoys us about the hotel are the little things. (i) $ 12.50 a night for WiFi unless you are in the Hilton HHonors program at the Gold or Diamond levels or your employer has cut a corporate deal. (ii) If you are in HHilton at the Gold or Diamond levels breakfast at the restaurant is complementary, other wise it is expensive, $ 22.00 for a mediocre buffet that never changes; to make matters worse on Saturday and Sunday it is the only option since they will not do a la carte on those days and their is no other restaurant nearby [the hotel is locate in a office park]. (iii) Newspapers are very limited you can't even buy The NY Times or Financial Times and, due to location, it is not practical to buy them outside the hotel; in fairness the hotel gives away USA Today, The Wall St. Journal, and (if you are up early and luckier then we were) The Washington Post except on Sunday; on Sunday no papers are available for free or for money. (iv) The bathrooms are so small that they do not have tubs, only a shower one sink, and insufficient rack space to hang up towels and washcloths for two. (v) The room closets are tiny. (vi) No hot tub in the pool area. (vii) The tables in the bar area are lit from below, the lighting is harsh and not convivial to talking or looking at a lap top screen; my wife and I left after one drink. (viii) While the bar is supposed to be open to midnight every night, don't count on it - - I've come back to the hotel before 10:00 PM and found it closed.
Location: isolated in an office park in near Tysons' Corner shopping which is on the other side of Route 123 which means you will need to cross a serious construction zone (subway line and station, new interchange and highway system). The construction has been going on for years and I expect it has years to go. No restaurants, coffee shops, or newspaper stores within about a mile.
Positives: room rates are not expensive (but watch out for WiFi and breakfasts if you don't find an internet "deal" or your are not either Gold or Diamond in HHonor), clean, near Tysons Corner, generally the staff is friendly and accommodating.
The hotel's target market seems to be road warriors coming in to work in the office park who are either at the Gold or Diamond level in HHonors, or who's employers have cut a deal on the incidentals. [If you are a couple, the incidentals of WiFi and breakfast add $ 56.50 a night before tax! And, I didn't even get The Washington Post, nor was I able to even buy another serious paper!]
Side note for those that dislike waste: Outside the hotel there is a large area with an open gas flame for decoration (it is infront of the restaurant). It has no function this time of year, their is no access to the patio it abuts. Other examples of energy waste are the in room refrigerators and the room that houses each floor's ice and vending machines. The in room refrigerators might be 4" deep inside, if you take out the shelf you can get a two quart container in it. The in room refrigerators are completely enclosed in a cabinet, when you open the door to the cabinate the space around the refrigerator is warm to hot because there is no ventilation for the refrigerators. The rooms that house the ice and vending machines are similarly constructed. The heat generated by these machines these is dumped into the closed room they are in and the room gets quite warm. One can only imagine how short will be the life of these machines with the negative feed back loop. [I. e., the machines generate heat to cool the contents, the heat is dumped into the space the machines are in, which causes them to work harder to keep things inside cool, which generates still more heat, and so on!]
I've stayed in quite a few generic rooms here, usually one king bed, sometimes two twins. The a...
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