This was a great hotel, just one exit north of base gates. Nice place to stay, with large common area in lobby and restaurant/bar. We did not eat at restaurant, but did have a few nightcaps with those in our party after a full day at Marine Corps base for a commisioning ceremony. I think the bar closed at 10 p.m. but the area is adjoining the common area and we were able to finish up rather lesiurely. The rooms were a nice size and clean. We had 3 between our party. The staff terrific and made all attempts at requests for early check in, room locations, and directions around town. There is not much to do at this exit, but again, it is close to base, which makes for limited traffic on 95 South to worry about. Three exits north (easy to do) there is an IKEA and a mall and any of the chain restaurants you could want. We ate at Macaroni Grill one night (terrific food but unusally strange service experience). At the hotel exit there is a Crackel Barrel and a Waffle House across the street. We tried both on our last day for breakfast. Both had incredibly long waits. We ended up trying The Montclair Family Restaurant (also across street from hotel) and were delighted to have the best breakfast, probably better than either of the others would have provided. The service was great. The food was terrific and very reasonable. We waited about 6 mintues compared to 45+ for a table at Crackle Barrel. There were 6 in our party and everyone agreed that it was top notch. As I said, we were in town for a a ceremony and graduation from OSC. After family day event on base we found enough time to go into Quantico center and have a bite of lunch. I can't remember what the name of the place is but it is in an old brick building on the right side coming from base onto the main street. Something "pub." In any case, the food was good and very reasonably priced. Large servings of soup or chili. The place is decorated with Marines Corps stuff, but be warned until December this is a smoking establishment.
After parade and ceremony day we had reservation at the Globe and Laurel restaurant. It is right outside the gate a few miles past the National Marine Corps Museum. Has a bar area and also lots of other dinner seating. Again, nice Marine Corps decor and owned by a retired Marine. Service was great for our party of 13. The food was fantastic all the way through dessert. I did not hear a single complaint from our large group. Overall, it was a nice place and fit nicely with the day's theme as a whole.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located right off of I-95, only minutes from the Quantico Marine Corps Base, and just 20 miles south of Washington, DC. Full-service hotel, new-built (2007), 100% non-smoking. Free Wireless and Wired High-speed Internet. On-site restaurant and bar, fitness center, outdoor pool, business center, meeting space for up 120 ppl. Free parking. ... more less
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