by Courtney Elko
Located just one mile from Reagan National Airport, this chain hotel is situated in downtown Washington D.C. and is connected to a Metro station making it convenient to explore all the history and monuments that Washington D.C. has to offer. A free airport shuttle is available. Kids will love the large swimming pool that offers both indoor and outdoor options so a rainy day never matters. Parents can relax on one of the surrounding lounge chairs too. Pool towels are also provided. The pretty guestrooms and suites feature king or two double beds, a mini-fridge and a flat screen television. Additionally, the spacious suites feature a sleeper sofa. Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel which makes staying connected to work and home convenient. There are several onsite restaurant options for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Crystal Gateway Marriot, including an Einstein Bros Bagels.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Metro station nearby
- Reagan National Airport nearby
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I stayed at the Crystal Gateway Marriott for a work conference. The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the airport which is extremely convenient. Hotel check in was quick and efficient and staff was kind enough to allow me to check in early. There is a restaurant and bar onsite that offers pick up and room service should you not want to eat in the restaurant. Great place to stay if working in the area.
Once in a while we like to explore around DC and try the many amenities Marriott has to offer.
This hotel is nice and has many great amenities. However, there are certain things I don't like lately.
1. How can you charge for bottled water in a hotel that is already expensive? Paying for water may be good at a cheap B&B, but in a 4- stars hotel? You should consider ditching the useless free bibles and start providing something needed, water, for example.
2. Coffee. There is a one pouch of regular coffee and one pouch of decaffeinated coffee, and two creams. Really? If you want freshly brewed coffee, they charge $2 per cup at Fresh Bites.
This place is beautiful, but it needs to focus more on traveler's essentials. Also, if you are going to put a bibles in a room, I'd expect to see every single faith not just a Christian Bible and a Book of Mormon. That is disrespectful.