I stayed at the Holiday Inn with my girlfriend as part of of sighseeing trip to the USA earlier this year. Due to the volcanic ash cloud we had less time in Washington than we would have liked but we found the Holiday Inn at Key Bridge to be the perfect base from which to explore the city.
We arrived in Washington from New York via a Greyhound bus and despite my initial concerns about finding a taxi quite late (we arrived at 11.30pm) we were able to find one immediately outside the bus terminal.
The cost of the taxi was about $20, which I thought was a little expensive but after a 4 hour bus journey we were glad to arrive.
Due to our arrival time, check in was hassle-free as there were no other guests in the reception area.
We got to our room on the 9th floor to find a clean and tidy room and a large comfortable bed. The layout was a little strange - there is a sink and a mirror immediate in front of you as you enter with a smallish but well-maintained bathroom to your left. you progress to a large living area with plenty of seating, a large TV and minibar through to the bedroom which has plenty of storage room. Both rooms have balconies and although the views weren't great from either, it was nice to soak up the morning sunshine.
Breakfast was hosted in the top floor restaurant, there was plenty of choice (cereals,bacon, eggs bagels etc) and the staff were courteous and friendly. If you can get a window seat as it makes for some great views of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the Potomac River and Georgetown. Plane buffs can watch airliners whizz past every few minutes as they begin their final approach to Reagan airport.
Rosslyn doesn't have a massive amount to offer apart from large office buldings and quite a lot of traffic but the Metro is literally a stonesthrow from the hotel connecting you to all the major sights and attractions. Georgetown too is just a short stroll across the Key bridge where there is a pretty wide variety of bars/hotels etc.
All in all this was a pleasant stay in a conveniently-located hotel and I would come again without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Washington, DC and adjacent to historic Georgetown , the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge lies aside the Potomac River across from the Francis Scott Key Bridge. The hotel offers guests complimentary indoor parking, a Washington, DC hotel rarity; a fitness center ; wireless high-speed Internet ; an indoor pool ; as well as a business center. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the nation's capital from your own private balcony in one of our 307 guest rooms. Reagan National Airport , the Pentagon, Capitol Hill, and numerous shopping malls are within 3 miles of Holiday Inn Rosslyn. The Rosslyn Metro Station is less than 2 blocks away and gives travelers convenient access to all the major business and leisure destinations in the Washington, DC, Arlington and Crystal City areas. Visit the Smithsonian museums, White House, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, and Mount Vernon. After working or sightseeing, enjoy fine dining along with a spectacular panoramic view of Washington, DC, the Potomac River and the Rosslyn business district at the Vantage Point Rooftop Restaurant, where Kids Eat Free! Then unwind at the hotel's Point After Lounge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge Hotel Arlington
- Holiday Inn Rosslyn Va
- Holiday Inn Arlington
- Arlington Holiday Inn