Washington Marriott at Metro Center
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Washington DC 2011
I spent 2 and half months in DC and loved every minute of it. Since I was working the only time I had to explore the city was on my days off. The city has so much too offer so I cramped in as much as I could
Washington of course was named after the first president of the United States of America. There is so …
Hi guys, Well we left New York on Thursday morning and headed to Washington DC. We hired a car and drove through New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware to get to the Nation's capital. As we only had a day and a half to do our exploring we packed every minute. We saw Capital Hill (where Barak was sworn in), the White house from both the front and back, …
... the platform # until the train is empty and pre-boarding has started. Then there's a mad rush to get not just a seat but to actually just catch the train! Unbelievable. Once we realise how it works, and that it wont work for us, we go looking a red cap and he gets us the train in front of the masses. Luckily too, as it was a full train. The train stopped at a lot of little stations, and passed an airfield that had A10s and the Boeing ...
... was plenty of food to go around. Afterwards we headed out for Steve’s walking tour of the city’s landmarks and monuments. First stop The White House! It’s so weird, it’s one of those iconic buildings that you see on telly all the time but to actually be stood outside is amazing. Well I say outside, the closest you can get is street side of the garden fence with a huge garden between you and the house. But if you stick your camera between the railings you can ...
This morning we also had a giant breakfast and made even bigger waffles with even more whipped cream and chocolate chips. We started our day at the National Museum of Natural History. We spent most of the day there looking at tarantulas being fed, mummies in coffins, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Washington Marriott at Metro Center Washington DC
I don't know about all of the negative reviews that this hotel has been getting. My wife and I stayed here and loved it. The rooms were clean, the staff friendly and it was centrally located near major sites. The only advice I can give you is bring good walking shoes or spend alot of money on cabs. But overall this hotel is one of the best in the Marriott chains.
WW2 Memorial Visit was memorable
Wow. We had great service at this hotel. Loved the location, and couldn't beat the access to the metro stations. Within walking distance to most attractions. Beautiful lobby. The concierge and the reception staff were very patient and accommodating. A terriffic gift shop. Great buffet breakfast and friendly wait staff. It was beginning its renovation the day we left. Would be great to see it now.
We were so thrilled with this hotel, and so sad to leave. The people were so nice! We especially enjoyed Sacha, at the Security checkpoint (which is nice, you have to show your room key to get on to the elevators). My eight year old took great pride in leading the way around the hotel and all of the employees made us feel so welcome and at home. Our special requests at the desk were met with a smile and taken care of immediately. The pool area was really nice and well kept. The whole place was lovely and our room was very clean and comfortable. When we asked for a little refrigerator for our room (which was free I might add) it was at our door within ten minutes!
We wanted a hotel we could get to easily via public transportation, that was walking distance to the Mall and reasonably priced. Though we had concerns after reading negative comments here, they completely vanished upon check in. The lobby is beautiful, the staff professional, the room was nice and clean, and Dorie, the concierge, is delightful and extremely helpful. The only surprise was that the hotel is not actually connected to the underground Metro Center station, we had to walk a block outside in the pouring rain.
This is a beautiful hotel located on top of the Metro, which made it great for taking sight-seeing trips. Our room was very quiet and clean. The bathroom was big and bright, but the tile in the corners of the bathroom floor were cracked and a little dirty. Nice desk area with internet connection. We had a very pleasant stay.
After buying this hotel on Priceline, I was nervous after reading the majority opinion on this hotel, as posted on TripAdvisor. Nevertheless, and the reason I write, is to hopefully put in a very good word for this hotel and its management. First impressions are worth a bundle, and my first impression was that this is a classy place, and I found this to be the case. On a week long trip in the area and stays at other 3 star Marriotts, I saw nothing close to the ambiance Metro Center created with fresh cut flowers and plants throughout the lobby and restaurant area. The hotel was totally clean, no problems there, and I do not exagerate when I say that the staff was over the top nice. My 14 year old nephew commented--"they pay these people to be nice..." Yeah, he's learning. Great locale next to the Metro, with the blue, red and orange lines right there. Again, I did priceline and got a great deal, but the hotel was worth $150 at the least... Restaurant was good too...
I will start by saying that I am a loyal Marriott Rewards member and have never been to a bad (or even average) Marriott - until I stayed at the Marriott Metro Center. On the positive side, the hotel has a great location - the hotel front door is about 1/10 mile from the MetroCenter Metro Stop (where the Red, Orange and Green lines converge). The staff was also very pleasant. The rooms all have high speed internet, and there is a convenient Starbucks franchisee in the lobby (open morning hours only). Other than the location, staff & a few conveniences, however, the Marriott Metro Center is barely adequate. The hotel room was really dirty - the sheets (both double beds) had blood spots (so disgusting). The desk in the room was so small that it was not usable for doing any work. The bathroom looked like a Motel 6 bathroom. The room was absolutely tiny. The walls of the rooms are paper thin - everything that goes on in the room next door can be heard. There does happen to be a tremendous amount of fitness equipment in the hotel gym - but the gym is not well maintained at all (dirty). Overall, I would avoid this hotel, especially at the $200+ weekday rates and the $125-$150 weekend rates (there are MUCH better values in DC).
Stayed here in August 2003. It was our second time in Washington, DC.
We had stayed at the Grand Hyatt around the corner before. This hotel was $99 a night for a special deal that included subway passes and a guidebook. The lobby was very nice, although on the small side. The minute we got off the elevator the disappointment began. The carpet was filthy, and the gold plates attached to the room doors were in need of a cleaning. The room was very small, and could barely fit 2 double beds. Off in the corner by the window was a desk, and an easy chair.
The bathroom was dark and dirty. During our stay there, one time housekeeping didn't even clean the room or bring fresh towels. Overall, great location, but thats it. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
The location was good since we want to see the mall. We parked 10 pm.
Couldn't ask for better
You couldnt ask for a better hotel experience. This Marriott was the best. They went out of their way to be friendly and help you in any way they could. The rooms were some of the cleanest I have ever seen. I could not make one complaint about this hotel or its staff. The room was quiet and I haven't slept better in a long time. The hotel is close to all of DC. Every thing you want to see is within walking distance.
The metro is just feet away. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!
Thanks Marriott Metro Center!!! I will be back!!!