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“Convenient and luxurious” 5 of 5 stars
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Crystal Gateway Marriott
Ranked #13 of 49 Hotels in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Convenient and luxurious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

On a recent trek to DC, my husband and I stayed at Marriott Crystal Gateway. The most positive feature of this hotel is that we didn't have to drive or park in the downtown area. We simply hopped on the Metro, located in the basement shopping area of the Marriott. No hassles, just fun and a clean, comfortable room to return to after seeing all the sights.

Room Tip: I like the second floor, across from the gym and pool entrance.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Located in Crystal City and conveniently located to DCA (Reagan Airport) and the transit system to take you into downtown. It is connected to the underground which will take you to shops and fast food as well as the Metro. Many restaurants and shopping options within walking distance as well. I have two complaints:
1. Airport transportation ends at 11pm, which means if you land close to or after that, you're stuck taking a cab and the cab lines can be incredibly long at that time of night.
2. The club lounge is closed from noon on Friday until Monday morning.

Room Tip: For easy access to the Club lounge and restaurants request a room in the Main tower as opposed to th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Always know what your getting when staying at a Marriott. It's so convenient to the Metro, shopping and food. The beds were so comfy and your able to get a good nites rest. This will most likely be our choice place to stay when visiting DC but only negative is having to pay for WIFI especially when you have to pay daily for parking.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Rena M
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wintson salem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This hotel is very convenient to get metro(direct access to crystal city station(blue line) and give good price compared to D.C hotel.
I booked this hotel with AAA membership promotion, so we could have double room including morning buffet under $100(we are 2 adult and 2 kids). The buffet was descent and essential as morning buffet.
The subway food store(in crystal sqaure arcade) is also beneficial to us, tired with sightseeing.
The "Sushi Garden" is very great sushi bar. we bought sushi on my way to come back hotel, exhausted. The sushi and Bibimbob and miso soup are very delicious.
This hotel has indoor pool and laundary room on 2nd floor.
the only thing is not satisfied is parking lot and parking fee($26).
I will be stay again this hotel next visit to washington D.C.

Room Tip: higher floor has good sights but there are many rooms that are connected with door (although it is b...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sook Won R
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Ohio
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100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Took the grandkids over Spring Break to the Smithsonian Museums. Staying at this Marriott is very convenient, since the Metro has a stop adjacent to the hotel. Then, when you come back after the museums, there is the pool. The adjoining shopping center has several eating establishments. The hotel restaurant isn't bad either.
My only gripe is that the Einstein Bagel Co. in the lobby needs to seriously expand. The line is way too long in the morning, and at conference breaks.

Room Tip: Anywhere is fine.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank travellight47
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San Francisco
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Room Tip: Request a room on a higher floor with a view toward the river and into DC
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank monisf
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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222 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Room Tip: The offer traditional AAA and other discount rates, including honoring Marriott rewards.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Crystal Gateway Marriott
Address: 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202-3555
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
#11 Family Hotel in Arlington
#13 Business Hotel in Arlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crystal Gateway Marriott 3.5*
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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Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel Arlington
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Arlington Marriott

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