The public areas here are great - huge lobby, nice coffee shop that isn't a Starbucks, thankfully. There are public computers to use, and you will do so, because the WiFi is only free in the lobby. My room had a nice view and updated furnishings, but it was a good thing I was staying alone becuase the bathroom design lacked privacy. It was a sliding glass door that had sound and light leakage - as if there as no door at all. If you're staying with someone and don't want to share all your hygiene habits, make sure you ask for a room with a regular bathroom door (avoid corner rooms?). In-room fridge was great though, and it was quiet at the end of the hall. My other complaint has to do with the way front desk staff handled a registration snafu that appeared to be their error. I was asked to check out of my room and move to another hotel at $100+ more. Maybe other travelers can brook that sort of expense and inconvenience but I had been there 3 days already and had received confirmation for a reservation for 4 days, which is what I wanted. That said, the other staff were phenomenal. One woman did a lot of running back and forth between coffee shop and restaurant (which was really good for a hotel resto, by the way) and was unfailingly cheerful and helpful. Finally, if you're a snacker, you may want to bring food with you, as anything besides the hotel Resto will require a walk and/or planning (nearby convenience and other stores can be closed on Sunday and/or early Sat afternoons).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Renaissance Arlington Capital View's luminous design, sophisticated comfort and unparalleled service validate our position as not only one of the top rated hotels in the Washington, DC area, but across the continental U.S. Our Arlington, VA hotel is centrally located between downtown DC (3 miles) and Old Town Alexandria (3 miles). Courtesy shuttle services to National Airport and Crystal City Metro station provide possibilities to discover something new. Looking for an adventure? Our courtesy Trek Bicycles are the perfect mode of transportation when exploring the sights and hidden gems of our Nation's Capital! While visiting us, we hope you have the chance to enjoy one of the largest hotel fitness centers in the Arlington, VA area, a heated indoor pool, Espressamente Illy cafe, and modern Italian cuisine at SOCCi. We're proud to be a LEED(R) Gold certified hotel and our Navigators, the hotel's local area experts, are looking forward to helping you discover the best places to savor, sip, shop and see. ... more less
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