Not Worth The Money A review of Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel
I recently spent four nights at the Sheraton National in Arlington and found it to have some problems. Our reservation was for four adults, non-smoking, but when we arrived tired & hungry after a six hour drive we were taken to a cramped basement room with one queen bed. We complained to the front desk and were told the only other rooms available were 'smoking'. Luckily the room we ended up with had no noticible tobacco odor. Other problems we encountered were ants in the room, a staff that seemed uninformed & unable to give a correct answer about even a simple thing like restaurant hours, poorly stocked vending & ice machines, and a non-stop throng of conventioners on cell phones crowding the lobby. The food in the restaurant was good but very expensive. As for location, it's very close to the Arlington National Cemetary, the Pentagon, and a great mall in nearby Pentagon City. We could see the Washington Monument from our 7th floor room and a taxi ride to the White House took less than 10 minutes in good traffic. But don't plan on walking anywhere since the hotel is boxed in by bustling highways. You'll need a taxi or a train to go anywhere. I probably wouldn't stay at this Sheraton again. I would look for something right in DC or at least in Pentagon City.
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