by Courtney Elko
Located across the river from Georgetown, a pedestrian friendly bridge makes this hotel conveniently located to many of monuments and museums in the Nation’s Capital. The Rosslyn Metro station is only three blocks away as well making it easy for families to explore Washington D.C. After a day of exploring, families can head back to the hotel and take a dip in the indoor or the seasonal outdoor pool. Kids can swim while parents relax on one of the surrounding lounge chairs. Pool towels are provided. There is a fitness center with cardio and weight machines too. The 582 guestrooms and suites one king or two double beds, a mini-fridge and a flat screen television. Additionally, the spacious suites feature a separate living room area with a sleeper sofa or a Murphy bed and a second television. Complimentary Wi-Fi access can be found throughout the hotel. There are several onsite dining options serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Rosslyn Metro station nearby
- Pedestrian bridge to Georgetown
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My wife and I stayed here on business for the first time. Being Marriott Elite members, our standards are high. Here are the pros: 1) this place has the most friendly and helpful staff ever, especially in Executive Lounge. Standard buffet breakfast and dinner here but the people make the difference. 2) easy walk across Key Bridge to get to Georgetown and all its great restaurants. 3) 3 block walk to Metro. Now for the cons: 1) our first room had a broken air conditioner - had to move to a second room. 2) both rooms showed signs of wear and tear and dated. Marriott really needs to invest in this hotel infrastructure ASAP. 3) rooms are smaller then normal - probably standard size when hotel was built. I would only stay here again if I couldn’t find another hotel within per firm.
by Howard B
Typical older Marriott property overdue for a makeover. Arrived in my rental car to a convenient parking lot with ample parking available. Regrettably, that was the highlight for the remainder of the stay. Due to the relatively large size of this hotel, everything is a relatively long walk. And its a bit of a maze once inside the hotel. Thankfully there was sufficient signage to find the front desk. Front desk staff were pleasant and efficient. My corner room was clean, but cold. The room heater ran almost continuously to keep the room relatively warm. Was surprised that there were no readily available power plugs for the desk in the room. Had to get on my hands and knees and explore the baseboards behind the curtains before I found a single available outlet. Similarly, no convenient outlet bedside to which to charge a cell phone. Also found it interesting (translation --- odd) that room with king size bed and two nightstands yet only one nightstand had a lamp. Also surprised that a hotel in a major urban area did not offer an in-room safe for valuables. Bathroom was clean, but like the room, in need of renovation. There were flakes of porcelain on my bath room floor that were clearly originating from the aging bathtub. Also was surprised that bath tub curtain rod was not arced as they are in most hotels with bath tubs to afford a greater sense of room while showering. Again, time for an update. For those looking for a quick bite, suggest you eat somewhere other than the hotel bar/restaurant. Very limited menu. Service is slow. Very crowded (due to its relatively small size given the size of the hotel itself). Asked for my burger to be medium well. Burger arrived rare. BTW, burger, soup and a soft drink cost me approx $43 with tip. While I expect hotel food to be more costly, seemed a bit high priced. Please note that if you are planning to walk to a restaurant in the Rosslyn area, most places are closed by 9pm (if not 8pm). And even prior to 8pm, dining establishment choices are relatively limited in this part of WDC as it is a business area of town with little to no night life. In summary, if you have business in the Rosslyn-Wilson Ave corridor, there are other hotels that are more conveniently located while bringing better value for money. Regrettably, I can not recommend the Key Bridge Marriott as a business or vacation hotel of choice.