Marriott Crystal Gateway
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Lived very close to the Pentagon and was at home the morning of Sept. 11th 2001. I could feel the blast. The new memorial means a lot to me.
"I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
~ Patrick Henry, speech to the Second Virginia Convention
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... the incredible illusion of the flag being raised by the men. I was squealing so much Tom asked Brian our bus driver to drive around again. This was probably my favorite memorial other than Vietnam. I think the size of it was what I loved and the expression on the men’s faces. There were two Marines putting up a normal sized flag on the pole and they let it fly for a minute before taking it down and replacing it with the giant one. They give this flag to former ...
... giving lots of reasons why the school is 'awesome' Jake was less enthusiastic about joining in with the new class but was happy to watch them have a Barter day where they traded homemade gifts. Overall a positive day and both kids are looking forward to the new term.... At least as much as any kids taking 3 weeks at christmas are looking forward to school work ...
... dropped us in front of the National Museum of Art to explore the area. We only had 3 hours to explore before the bus picked us up. I ended up going to a cafe in the Sculpture Garden and having lunch and exploring the garden. I spent the rest of the time in the National Museum of Natural History. There just wasn't enough time to do much at all. We took the bus back to the hotel and caught the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington
Beautiful and Comfortable
This hotel was so beautiful, the rooms were perfect and the bed was soooo... comfortable. My boyfriend (who lives in Maryland) and I stayed there this past November 12th 2004 weekend. The staff were so nice and they completely satisfied our needs. Im from Toronto, Canada and next time im that area, which I will be soon I will definitely stay there again, not too expensive and worth every cent!!
A pleasant stay.
We had a very nice stay. Room was clean and nicely decorated. Location was great with access to the Metro under the hotel. The employees we came in contact with were all pleasant and helpful. Would definitely return.
Very good service
My stay was for 3 nights in mid-August 2004, and was very impressed with the personalised service. Booked in a Executive Room, very comfortable & very clean. Though the choice of location was dictated by the conference, this hotel proved to be in an excellent spot - with easy access to the Metro (to go into DC), and just walking distance to the Pentagon Mall and nice restaurants such as Ruth's Steak House & Legal Seafood. The staff at the front desk is very friendly and professional. The hotel manager, Ray, is by far the best I'd ever come across. Every morning without doubt, he will address me by my name at the lobby and asked if I'm ok or needed anything. Superior service all around - especially when compared to the Grand Hyatt in DC which I stayed for 2 nights prior.
We specifically booked this hotel because it had an indoor pool for our children to use after busy days sightseeing. The pool was not open during our entire stay with no apparent reason for it being closed. We were told that they would shuttle us to their other hotel near-by but the shuttle service was very rude and told us to walk using the subway entrance. The pool at the other Marriott would not allow children in the hot tub. Our bill had charges on it that were not ours. The rooms were nice and very spacious. We have stayed at the Wardman Park Marriott. Loved the Wardman!
A colleague and I just returned from a 4 day stay at the Gateway Marriott and found this to be an A+ hotel in location, service, and atmosphere. The convenience of the metro line running under the hotel and the helpful and very friendly staff are 2 of the reasons I will definitely return to this hotel and highly recommend it.
Good stay at the Marriott Crystal Gateway
My family and I just returned from a week in the Washington, DC area. We stayed at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Virginia for three nights beginning April 18th. The room was clean, well-maintained, and quiet in spite of being near the airport. We stayed on the concierge level and enjoyed a bountiful continental breakfast as well as snacks later in the day. They had a nice indoor-outdoor pool although only the indoor portion was open while we were there. The Metro could be accessed directly from the hotel underground, which was very convenient. The hotel was within 3 large blocks walking distance of Legal Seafoods and Chili's as well as some other restaurants. It was also only a 5 minute drive (not at rush hour) to the Mall/Smithsonian. Would definitely stay here again.
Frequent guest, thumbs up
Great place for business travelers. I have spent about 3 months out of the last 6 at the Gateway Marriott. It has been my home away from home in DC. I just ended a 4 week stay there, had a huge room with concierge lounge priveleges which is a great spot for a complimentary breakfast and evening snacks. Staff has always treated me graciously here. (Some rooms are not-so-huge but I do tend to get upgraded a lot.) Metro access cannot be beat.
The Crystal Gateway Marriott is primarily a busness oriented hotel but it is also good for tourists to the Washington DC area. The hotel has a nice lobby with plenty lounge/seating areas. The rooms are fairly large and clean.
Great hotel and location
This is my preferred destination when in DC. I travel there twice a month for business. The hotel is beautifully maintained and very secure. There is access to the Crystal City underground without having to go outside which is especially nice in the sultry summers and frigid winters.