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“Nice and comfortable hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Crystal Gateway Marriott
Ranked #13 of 50 Hotels in Arlington
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Munich, Germany
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice and comfortable hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2010

The hotel is nice and comfortable. The staff was friendly and ready to help. The room was ok. You have a highway directly at the hotel side and of course, according where your room is located, you could have some noise during the night (but also if you are near the ice-vending machine... ).
I've tried also the breakfast buffet. It was good, with enough choice.
One thing: remember that at mother's day by Marriott there are quite often special event. So if you are there at that day, you have to make your breakfast quite early, otherwise the buffet will be closed for a special event.
From the breakfast room you can directly see the inside pool, which is quite small.
The conference rooms are practical, well organized and with good acoustic.
The position of the hotel, even if not directly in the city centre of Washington, is very practical, since you can directly take the metro passing through a shopping center connected to the hotel, hence you don't have to go outside.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Thank epancy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

We've stayed for two nights in this great hotel. Without a resevation we walked in and the service was great. Although the hotel seemed to be completely booked they managed to get us a room. They could have sold the room for the rackrate, but they chose to give us a good deal. Our room was on the 17th floor and we had a great view of the Capitol building.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Convenient and free shuttle to and from the hotel. Easy access to the metro (Crystal City). In fact you don't have to step outside at all because the hotel is connected to the underground shopping center. There's a drugstore right there so you can get bottled water without being raped.

Bed was comfortable and the room was clean.

Many great eateries around within 15min on foot. We ate and had drinks at the hotel's bar once and it was just so-so for the price.

Internet: no free wireless in the room. Spotty and slow service in the lobby.

Despite being close to the airport, we heard no planes flown by.

Will definitely come back if we go to DC again.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank frugalicious
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gapeach1215
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2010

Really nice hotel. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The hotel was very convient to the Metro, you never even had to go outside the hotel to access it. ( It only took about 20 minutes to the Smithsonians by Metro.) There are also shops and restaurants nearby. The hotel rooms were very clean. I have stayed in hotels before that I really never felt comfortable walking around the room barefoot. This was NOT the case in this hotel. If we ever visit Washington again, this will be the hotel where we stay. I wish all hotels were this nice. We were all very pleased!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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The South
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

Attended a conference held at the hotel and had a wonderful stay. The hotel was luxurious and upscale. The rooms had the softest, most comfortable beds I've ever slept on and granite countertops throughout. The staff was extremely nice and professional from the front desk to the housekeepers. I'm a really light sleeper and I was initially given a room facing the airport and a busy highway. I asked the front desk if I could be moved to a room facing the other side and they gladly transferred me to one without any hesitation.

Since this hotel caters mainly to business customers, nothing was free. Internet access was $12.95/day, although it's free around the lobby and common areas. Hotel parking is $21/day, but with the crystal city shops nearby and the metro, there really is no need for a car. Room service and the restaurants on-site are expensive.

All in all, this was one of the better hotels that I've stayed in. I will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank atlantic2580
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near Seattle, WA
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68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

Very nice room, large bathroom with all the amenities. The hotel lobby and rooms were in good condition. The staff were very pleasant and helpful!! The only cons were the tight underground garage (there is a parking fee of $21/day) and the wired in-room internet service had intermittent stoppages (at $12.95/day). The Crystal Gateway is certainly convenient to the Metro and to freeways. The bar is nice and well-stocked with an above-average menu. The bed was super comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Renaissance_Anna
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Mt. Airy NC
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115 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2010

We arrived to a nice room. Beds were very comfortable. Check in went smoothly. Stayed for 3 nights always came back to a very clean room all our request were quickly met. Parking is very pricey at $21.00 a night. We booked for 109.00 a night and added parking to that it was still cheaper than most hotels closer to DC. Metro directly under the hotel. There are several stores under the hotel as well but they close around 8 pm during the week. We were shocked to find that they all closed around 6 on Saturday night. Please do not pay the outragoues $16.95 for the breakfast they offer instead there is a great little diner down the street about 2 and half blocks Crystal City Diner? Great food and very reasonable prices we eat ther 2 mornings always had great service.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank bam99
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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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