We ordinarily do not review lodging owned/operated by the major chains because they are predictable (and the staff her is representative of Marriott-excellence). The exception to that rule is perhaps the Courtyard in Crystal City, chosen because of proximity to DCA. Arriving after midnight (because of a major flight delay), we were warmly greeted with, "We have upgraded you." That, perhaps was a warning. Situated in a cavernous room on the 14th floor, no room, domestic nor international, we have occupied in the last decade has been noisier. The elevator ran throughout the night and had our bed been in the elevator shaft itself, it would not have been noisier. The deadbolts would not engage... so perhaps vigilance as a reflection of inability to sleep was not that problematic.
Our suggestion: Avoid if you wish sleep. Sleeping on the runway at DCA might well be quieter.
Recommendation to Marriott: Implode this facility and build anew, this time perhaps spending a few extra bucks on soundproofing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in vibrant Arlington, VA the Courtyard Reagan National Airport Hotel offers ideal accommodations for vacations and business trips alike. This hotel in Crystal City is only half a mile away from DCA Airport and with complimentary shuttle service to the Crystal City Metro Rail Station, the tourist attractions in and around Washington, DC are at guests' fingertips. The hotel is also just minutes to area businesses and government agencies, including the Pentagon, PBS, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and IBM. Amenities at this Crystal City, VA hotel include a redesigned lobby with flexible work spaces, free Wi-Fi and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard. The Bistro provides enhanced food and beverage offerings in the morning and evening dinner service with cocktails. Enjoy comfortable accommodations with flat screen TVs and luxurious Marriott bedding. Break away from business as usual at the Courtyard Arlington Crystal City Reagan Airport (DCA) Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan National Airport Hotel Arlington
- Arlington Marriott
- Arlington Courtyard