Nice room, good location A review of Radisson Hotel Reagan National Airport
The Radisson Crystal City is a very comfortable, standard-issue hotel in a good spot in the DC-Arlington area.
The hotel, a former Days Inn, seemed to be in the final stages of a renovation when I was there Sept. 23-25, but the cozy lobby and lounge are seemed to be complete. The elevators still hadn't been completely worked over, but were working.
My room was large, comfortable and completely unremarkable. It had the standard taupe hotel room color, with plenty of closet space, and nice extras like a microwave and mini-fridge. The bathroom was fine and about average-sized, with plenty of towels and amenities such as shampoo, lotion etc.
My two gripes with the hotel were: A) The front desk, which was staffed by two people, seemed a bit overwhelmed and were rather slow; and B) There were no in-room movies.
Otherwise, there was nothing wrong with this hotel. I would have rated it 3.5 if that was an option on the ratings scale.
But there was also nothing remarkable about the hotel. You could go to sleep in one of its rooms and wake up at the Sheraton Crystal City down the block and not know the difference.
The hotel is in a good spot, about two blocks from the Crystal City metro station and close to National Airport. Staying in Crystal City puts you closer to central D.C. by metro than many hotels in D.C. neighborhoods like Georgetown, Adams-Morgan or the Woodley Park area.