Stayed at this hotel b/c it was way too expensive to stay in DC during my pleasure trip to see the sights in March 2011.
I. HOTEL: The hotel was great! The lobby is huge with nice seating areas and a good bar. The rooms were spacious, clean, modern, and very comfortable. The entire hotel for that matter was very well maintained. Checked in and out with easy. Staff was friendly and helpful. Indoor pool was like an oasis. Underneath the hotel is a train station, which is your key getting in and out of DC to visit all the sites. There are also some retail stores in the station along with a number of places to grab a bit to eat. The subway system in DC is extremely easy to use and inexpensive. Parking at the hotel was costly, which was the only downside.
II. AREA: Hotel is located in a residential/commercial area. There are a number of restaurants in walking distance and others a short drive away. Overall, the area itself was quiet.
III. SYNOPSIS: Great place to stay when visiting DC. Easy to get around due to the train station right below the hotel. I highly recommend this hotel. It was worth the cost & would plan to stay here again in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Crystal Gateway Marriott, located minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. And less than 1 mile from Reagan National Airport. Explore the entire Washington, D.C. Area via the Metro which is connected to our Arlington hotel. Step into our spacious hotel lobby here in the heart of Crystal City, VA, and enjoy complimentary wireless Internet access. Settle into one of our nearly 700 well appointed rooms and suites, each offering plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, and Marriott's unique Plug-In technology panels. Dine onsite at The Atrium or Restaurant Mez or grab a quick bite at Einstein's Bagels shop. Hosting an event in the Washington, DC area? Explore our hotel's 35,000 square feet of versatile and sophisticated venue space, and enjoy our prime location near Washington Reagan Airport (DCA). With the Crystal City Metro at our hotel doorstep, discovering the many attractions of Arlington, VA and downtown DC has never been easier. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel Arlington
- Marriott Hotel Crystal Gateway
- Marriott Arlington
- Arlington Marriott