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Nice hotel and good price
We stayed at the Hyatt in late April, 2005. We used Priceline to get a rate of $85/day. This was a great rate for the area. The hotel was fine, but wasn't quite up to the usual Hyatt standards. It's main attraction was location, which was ideal, being just across the street from the metro. The restaurant was okay for breakfast. I would recommend this hotel if you can get a price a lot cheaper than Hyatt's rack rate.
Worked well for our family vacation
We stayed at this hotel for our spring vacation. I got it for $ 89.00 on Hotwire. We had a nice room that worked well for our needs. Because we were staying for 5 nights, the hotel gave us a room with a mini frig. Unlike some of the other postings, we did not feel we were treated any different being Hotwire customers. The location was great for us with the metro across the street. The food in the restaurant was expensive and clearly intended for business travelers. There are, however, many little places around to pick up a bagel etc. I felt that we got our money's worth.
Probably not again
I stayed here a few time before moving to DC. The hotel is close to the metro and has underground parking. Nothing else was worth the name Hyatt. Since moving here, there are planty of better hotels in the same price range.
My husband and I just returned from a 3 night stay at the Hyatt in Arlington. The location was good. Close to Metro stop which was great for sightseeing but I wouldn't stay there again. The rooms were small and very noisy for an upscale hotel. I have had nicer and quieter rooms at a roadside motel. You could hear every noise from the room next door and the street (even though we were on 7th floor), so sleeping was impossible. I had to get up one night and knock on the wall because the people next door were talking at 1 a.m. and it sounded like they were in our room. Every time a door closes in the hall, it reverberates loudly. The restaurant was okay but coffee was about $3.75 for one person. My husband ordered it one morning just for him and they brought a whole carafe. It was too much for one person and most was wasted. I noticed other tables wasted most of the coffee also. Better to serve by the cup and charge and waste less. It was french press but who cares? I just wanted coffee at a reasonable price. Food was good overall for breakfast.
Hyatt Arlington a GREAT value!
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Hyatt Arlington for $70/night for two nights (August 20 and August 21, 2004). Upon check-in, we were greeted by a very friendly face who put us in our requested king, non-smoking, corner room.
The room (#1026) was smaller than we anticipated, but suited us well for a short weekend trip. It was clean and nicely decorated. The only drawback was that it is a connecting room.
I was unsure about booking this hotel after reading some of the other user reviews, but was very pleasantly surprised. The main draw: the convenient, FREE parking, located in a secure lot below the hotel.
Enjoy your stay!
Not really worth the stay
I arranged my stay with an online bidding site so I really can't complain about what I stayed in. I placed a bid of $68 per night for a three star hotel in the Arlington area. As a result, I ended up getting the Hyatt Arlington.
I have used Hyatt Hotels before with no problems, but the Hyatt Arlington is not Hyatt quality. The following things that were postive about my stay were: easy check in with no problems, a clean room, helpful concierge, and easy access to the metro.
The negative things about my stay were the following: very small rooms, very uncomfortable beds (the smallest double bed I have seen too), torn bed spreads, no fitted sheets, stains on the carpet, and no fan/heated mirror in the bathroom.
Also, the lobby is so small and unwelcoming. When you walk in, you instantly feel that your stay will be bad. Like I said, I can't really complain because I didn't choose the hotel myself. However, I am writing to viewers to let them know if they are booking the hotel themselves. I would not stay here again.
Think twice if wanting to be treated nice
Upon arrival I had tried to take care of as many points of this trip as possible, ie wanted to pre-pay, was told they don't take credit cards over the phone for payment but if I choose I could may a photo copy of my card along with drivers lisc. & fax it stating exactly what I wanted to do as for they will only follow my directions if noted on paper, well needless to say they did none of the above the room was still charged to a cc that had no balance on and wanted to keep that way in fact they charged me an extra day! after a long ride and wanting to settle in as quickly as possible due to the fact that it was a quick getaway for my husband and another couple from our daily routine. Well I remained at the front counter apx. 1/2 hour while they switched me from person to person which finially led to me stating since they could not help me telling me their contacts were gone for the weekend that I would have to clear this up with my credit card company! I then had proceeded to my room which was reserved 6 months in advance with the request that we be as close as possible to my guests that we traveled with, well they were placed at the totally other end of the building. The following morning we went up for breakfast and had the buffet in which most of the help was standing around laughing not thinking that maybe they should fill the buffet since they were out of bacon, eggs, muffins, bagels ect. then we had to deal with the looks of how dare you make us break up our talk session, oh yes I forgot to mention that our room due to the fact that it was an end room had a bathroom the size of a kitchen cabinet. The lobby bar seemed to close excetionally early leaving nowhere to go for a casual drink to wind down prior to heading up for bed. I do have to mention though there was one possitive point to our stay was the gentlemen whom answered the guest services line which in tern ran me up shampoo and conditioner within minutes, hats off to him....
This hotel is great!
The Hyatt Arlington is fantastic. Wonderfully friendly and helpfull staff from the front desk clerk to my waitress at breakfast. I paid a AAA rate, so a full hot breakfast buffet was included in my $89 weekend rate. The breakfast was also terrific. They cooked my eggs to order and served delicious french pressed starbucks coffee. It was about 100 times better then that so-called continental breakfast (cereal & a small muffin)I've had at other hotels. I also loved the Hyatt's location. I could walk to Georgetown in DC and to the Iwo Jima memorial and Arlington National Cemetary. The metro is right there as well, so it took me no more than 10 minutes to be in downtown DC by the museums and monuments. I had a beautifull king room with a simply breathtaking view of the potomac river and Georgetown University. I will absolutely stay here again and recommend it to my friends that travel. RG / 2/04
Some housekeeping problems...
As noted, the staff of this hotel are friendly. However, I did have several problems during my stay. The first room had malfunctioning air conditioning. I was moved to a second room which was adequate, but was not cleaned at all the following day, despite this problem being reported to the Front Desk twice over intervals of four hours. On the third call, I gave up and asked simply for towels which were delivered.
The room was still not cleaned when I went out that evening. Of more consequence, perhaps, is the fact that an e-mail I sent directly to the hotel manager when I returned alerting him to these issues has yet to receive even a cursory response. The manager should not advertise his e-mail address and solicit comments unless he is prepared to reply.
Very acceptable. I stayed Friday night, May 2, 2003. My weekend rate was US$84.00 + tax. Weekend parking was free. Rosslyn Metro station is convenient--just a brief walk. Iwo Jima monument (Marines) is about a 10-minute walk. Key Bridge to Georgetown is also an easy walk, but further, of course. My room was very pleasant. I prefer a property with indoor swimming pool and other amenities, but I can recommend Hyatt Arlington as a nice place to stay. I have heard good things about the hotel restaurant, but I did not have dinner there. My breakfast buffet was $10.95 and was very good, but not extensive.
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10 rental cars
9 soccer games
8 servings of nachos
4 cats waiting for us at home
Started early today to try to get a tour in the Capitol Hill building.
I was standing outside the hotel and started talking to a homeless woman sitting on a bench. I thought that she was down on hard times, then she told me that she was supposed to get $160,000 per month from the Government and she was ...
... Finally, Leger gave us a lift back to the hotel and we soon headed to bed.
On our second full day we waited for Millie and Eugene to join us before we headed down to Union Station to get the trolley tour. Getting off at the Lincoln Memorial, it was amazing the sheer size of it. After touring the WWII memorial, Millie and Eugene headed home and we went for lunch with Alex, another wdc member. Margaritas we great, so I didn't mind the spice so much. After ...
... I will be a part of this summer. These include:
- Participating in cultural activities like (possibly):
- martial arts
- folk dance
- folk songs
- Chinese calligraphy
- Chinese painting
- Chinese cooking/cuisine
- Touring the new and old cities of Shanghai
- Visiting the Great Wall and the Forbidden City museum
- Watching Chinese acrobatics and opera
... could though - he loved it. Sufficiently satisfied we picked up the kids (they had finished one and a half hours earlier ) and popped into the Natural History museum - wow what a fantastic setup there. We mainly went in to see the Hope Diamond - mission accomplished. Food, and a much needed Starbucks Peppermint Hot Chocolate ( just so yummy!!! Damn you Starbucks!) a bit more shopping and now we are toasty warm in our hotel again. So till tomorrow I bid you goodnight ...