I stayed here with a couple friends for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. The location was very convenient. Its about a mile from the National Airport and only three blocks from the Crystal City Metro station (which is two stops from Pentagon Station where the start line is located). Also, a nice perk the hotel offers is a shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as to nearby restaurants.
As with most Embassy Suites, they offer a complementary breakfast and "manager's reception", which is the PC way of saying "free happy hour". Always a plus in my book. On race morning, they opened the breakfast an hour earlier to accommodate all the marathoners that were staying at the hotel, which was much appreciated.
The areas where they could improve is upgrading their foldout mattresses in the couches. I was the "odd man out" and had to endure the thin, lumpy mattress for four nights. After the first night, I actually tried to sleep on the couch (without pulling out the bed) but it was just too short for me. The other disappointment was that the jacuzzi was under repair. It definitely would have come in handy after the race. I realize the hotel can't control jacuzzi malfunctions, but I just wanted to mention it for anyone planning on staying here in the near future.
Overall, a very pleasant stay. Great value with large clean rooms, reasonable rates, free breakfast, and free happy hour. My friends and I have stayed at Embassy Suites for the Chicago Marathon and Marine Corps Marathon, and we hope to stay at an Embassy Suites at our next marathon race in 2014.
- 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