I took my teenage sons to Washington DC for the first time and we decided to stay here. I could not have made a better decision! Everything about this hotel was fantastic: the room, the service, and the location. Overall, it was a great value.
I will confess that when I first pulled into the hotel and saw the sketchy motel next door and the warehouse across the street, I was a little worried. But that faded as soon as I passed over the ES threshold.
The staff were very nice and we got into our super clean and nice room early. Our room was a one bedroom suite with a king-sized bed. The couch bed wasn't that uncomfortable, and the fridge/microwave came in handy. There was an area to sit and eat or work.
The hotel is conveniently located near the Crystal City metro station. There is a shuttle bus, but it is only about a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Getting into the city took about 30 minutes (to Union Station).
The morning breakfast was generous and had something for everyone. The manager's reception every evening from 5:30-7:30 was a real treat. Free drinks and snacks! Can't beat that!
The fitness center was one of the nicest I've seen. It was so clean and looked brand new. The pool was the best I've ever seen in a hotel The water was so clean and clear, it looked like you could drink it! And, there was a lifeguard on duty! BONUS!
Sure, there is no free wifi, but there were three computers with printers in the business center. Parking was a little pricey - $25/night, but if you're willing to be adventurous, you can probably find it cheaper. I couldn't be bothered.
I did not eat in the restaurant - mostly because we ate in the city most nights. Also, under the Marriott next door is a mall that has a ton of places to eat. Beware that most of the places close early.
I would stay here again in a second. In fact, I'm already planning a romantic weekend here with hubby!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All-Suite Atrium hotel, located in the Crystal City area of Arlington, VA and one mile from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and two miles from the heart of Washington D.C. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to DCA and the Pentagon City Mall metro stop and The Pentagon and the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City Shopping Mall are both within walking distance. Just minutes to Washington DC. All of our guests can enjoy complimentary full breakfast buffet and the evening reception. This offers a fantastic value to our guests as these amenities would add approximately $30++ per person at other area hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Embassy Suites Arlington
- Arlington Embassy Suites