I like staying here; I've stayed here a lot on business travel.
Hits: Convenient to metro. Quick taxi ride from DCA. Hotel shuttle from DCA, if you want to save a little money. I've always been treated well by the staff, with some great room upgrades, even on multi-night stays (I'm Marriott Platinum), and they've gone out of their way for me a couple of times to help with simple but out-of-the-ordinary requests. Cleaning staff is very good and thorough (I've had one problem checking in to a sub-par room). Bar staff and Concierge Lounge staff are very friendly and efficient.
Minor misses you might want to know about: The atrium bar is OK, but is brightly lit and can be noisy (a miss if you prefer a dark, quiet place to have a drink); their wine bar has been closed for quite a while now. Lots of families and kids stay here. Food offerings in the Concierge Lounge are sub-par relative to other Marriotts I've visited (warehouse-shopping-club-style microwave "mini-burgers; never any potatoes or meats at breakfast), though the ladies that staff the lounge are absolute sweethearts.
- 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