I am still staying here now, but have been here for a few days, so I can write an honest review. The hotel itself is located very close to the airport, so that will be a plus for many people. It is a clean hotel for the most part, but there is nothing that is overly special about staying here. For 5 nights, the total came to $810, which isn't terrible - average per night is ~$160/night.
Here are a couple things that I do not like:
Parking is $22/night.
The wifi is kind of slow. I would expect more for being in the city.
The heater in my room runs constantly. The fan rather. So for example, if you turn the heat on say 72, once it reaches 72, the fan will continue to blow cold air for all eternity until the room goes below your set temperature, then the cold air again turns warm to heat the room. This is annoying because when you are sleeping you always have something blowing on your face (both hot and cold air). There is no way to set the thermostat to automatic - only high and low for the fan setting.
I am all about free breakfasts. Nothing free here though - pay $160/night (in the dead of winter) plus $22 to park that day, and you cannot even get some free eggs to start off your day. For this much money, I would rather stay at a Holiday Inn, save some money, and get a free breakfast.
The exercise room does has some new equipment in it - it looks like they just bought it. There are not a lot of machines though - maybe just over 10 total? Treadmills, ellipticals, and some weight machines.
TV channels are dismal - only 35 or so total.
- 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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