More pluses than minuses A review of Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
The Sheraton National Hotel is an excellent value with more pluses than minuses. The price is hard to beat. I paid $42 a night through Priceline.com, and saw rates for $51 a night through Expedia. Add $16 a night for parking. The hotel is in an out-of-the-way location in Arlington. If you dont have a car, the hotel provides a free shuttle to the nearest Metro station. That could be a problem if youre a night owl; the last shuttle pick up is at 11 p.m. After that, youll have to call a cab. In addition, there are no restaurants in the immediate vicinity (except for an Ethiopian place down the block). So if you want a late-night snack youre stuck with the too-expensive restaurant and bar ($9.95 for a shot of bourbon!) The staff is very courteous, but has limited knowledge of the sites in the area. Make sure you double-check anything they tell you If you dont mind the location, this is a very fine hotel for the money. If you want to be closer to the DC action, look elsewhere.