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“Convenience and hospitality in DC”

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Crystal Gateway Marriott
Ranked #15 of 51 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Convenience and hospitality in DC”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I've lived in DC and gone back to visit often. This will be my new preferred stay! With indoor access to the Metro, you can't beat the convenience for getting around the city. For a large hotel, the personal attention and hospitality were remarkable. Every staff member greeted me and several remembered me throughout my visit. Weekend rates are a bargain, as the local area of Crystal City tends to be busiest during the week. There is a handy bagel/coffee stop in the lobby; breakfast in the restaurant was adequate, but better to get out into the city and explore for your meals. Request a room with a view over the river into DC, and higher up. Rooms were good sized.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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244 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Metro, Regan National airport, Crystal City, fed gov, downtown DC.. name it all, your close to for all kinds of transportation. Great place for business meetings and base place for visiting Pentago and Arlington Cemetary.

Need to book a convention, corporate meeting or host a business seminar. They offer a good number of different size rooms, from small to convention size.

We just booked a global reunion for 200+ people, and they worked well to help accomodate all our needs.

The bar area is open and expansive, and has just the right atmosphere. Close to underground mall, and area restaurants.

Only drawback is their parking garage, a little small, a little spooky and hard to manuever around.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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San Antonio, Texas
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477 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Stayed here for a meeting. The lobby looks nice, room and conference room area dumpy. My fitted sheet did not fit the bed and kept coming off the corner. Lousy in-room coffee. Meeting room area had Ladies room with only 2 stalls. Every time we had a break from our meeting, the housekeeping staff were in there--so we had to wait in line. Door to Ladies room slammed shut every time and then was propped open. Staff assigned to meeting room inattentive. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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210 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

The Crystal Gateway is located near the 14th Street bridge providing easy auto access to Washington, DC. It also sits atop the Crystal City metrorail stop--the metro easily reached without going out into the weather. The rooms are well maintained and the staff is very helpful. We heard at least seven different languages being spoken by the front desk staff. The meeting facilities are well designed and the meeting planner staff is responsive to needs. The restaurants and bar are pleasant. The food was good, but we found greater variety at better prices in the immediate area.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Pleasant View, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful hotel. Next stop from Reagan Airport on the Metro. Metro is easily accessible and the wonderful shops and restaurants in Crystal City only steps away. So easy to commute to DC from hotel.


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Tempe, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Was here on business. Staff was extremely helpful and eager to give directions. The tunnel to the Metro was very convenient and easy to find places to eat. The hotel room was impeccably clean. The bathroom was very clean and my feet did not get dirty walking on the carpet in the room.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Three stars indicates an 'average' review, and I would say that this hotel is average for the chain. That means its NOT bad - it's quite good by my standards. Lobby is nice enough, staff is very nice across the board, the location is great (better IMO than the nearby Crystal City Marriott), and the rooms are fine. The reason I didn't give it four stars is the rooms are slightly dated. Again, they're not bad at all, and are perfectly comfortable and have all the usual amenities. I will definitely stay here again, and can recommend it to colleagues and friends.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Crystal Gateway Marriott
Address: 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3555
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Location: United States > Virginia > Arlington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Arlington
#4 Luxury Hotel in Arlington
#11 Family Hotel in Arlington
#13 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Crystal Gateway Marriott 4*
Number of rooms: 697
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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