Stayed 5 nights for a conference in DC convention center. Easy access to metro subway below the hotel to any DC points of interest. I would recommend this route due to traffic congestion and super high parking prices.
Location: just across the river from DC and a short distance from DCA airport with free shuttle. The crystal city has lots of shops and restaurant within its compound and also many restaurants and shopping within a short walking distance.
Hotel: decent common area, super small indoor pool which also opens up to outdoor pool weather permitting. Service is rushed at the front desk and at the concierge lounge ( let's get to the point attitude). Requested late check out as a platinum member but was basically told someone is waiting for your room right now.
Room: Outdated by Marriott standards, only had turn down service on 2 of the five nights. No inroom safe but did have a fridge.
- 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