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Crystal Gateway Marriott

This is a 4 star hotel in Arlington
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA, U.S.A.
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Near Hwy 1 and subway station, on-site pools and restaurants
  • Free airport shuttle service to DCA
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their accommodating service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the subway and exploring the area
  • A few guests praised the food at the on-site restaurants
  • A couple of guests complained about the additional fees for Wi-Fi ($12.95 per day) and parking ($26-$30 per day)
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Jun 20, 2013
This property is situated within a 2-minute drive of Highway 1, while the Crystal City Metro Station (public transit subway service) is accessible directly from the hotel. This property is well located for both business and leisure travellers looking to explore the city by either subway or car.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free newspapers delivered to rooms, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a TV with pay-per-view movies, an iPod dock and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with one king bed or two double beds.

Suites provide more spacious accommodations and also include a separate living room, a desk and a sofabed. Suites are furnished with one king bed.

Guests staying in rooms or suites on the Concierge level receive access to the Concierge Lounge, which offers free breakfast, free evening snacks and an honour bar.

Wi-Fi is available in all rooms and suites for an additional fee of $12.95 per day. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby. Self-parking is available on site for $26 per day, while valet parking is available for $30 per day. Pets are not permitted.

There are multiple on-site dining options. Restaurant Mez serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, while The Atrium serves dinner only. Einstein Bros Bagels is open for breakfast and lunch. Room service is also available.

Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, meeting and conference space, a business centre, an ATM, a concierge desk, a gift shop, guest laundry facilities, dry cleaning service and vending machines. This hotel offers a free shuttle service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which is a 6-minute drive away.

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, a shopping centre, and access to Interstate 395 are both 2 minutes away by car, while The Pentagon (Department of Defense) is a 3-minute drive away. The Air Force Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery are both 5 minutes away by car. 

Attractions in D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial, the Reflecting Pool, the Washington Monument and the World War II Monument, are all about 8 minutes away by car, while the White House and the Smithsonian Museum are both about a 9-minute drive away. Georgetown University is 10 minutes away by car. Dulles International Airport (IAD) is about 30 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Many guests described overall enjoyable experiences at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several aspects of this property received guest praise.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable, while a couple of reviewers added that their rooms were well appointed.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, accommodating and efficient service. One guest thought that the staff were wonderful.

Many reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing shopping and the subway. Several guests specifically mentioned that the subway station was easily accessible and provided convenient access to D.C. attractions.

A few guests praised the food at the on-site restaurants, while one reviewer mentioned that room service was prompt.

A couple of reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money spent.

The Bad
There were very few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, there were a couple of complaints about the hotel's additional fees for in-room Wi-Fi ($12.95 per day) and on-site parking ($26 - $30 per day). gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5, with 94% of 451 guests recommending the property. ranked this hotel #15 out of 48 hotels in Arlington, with an average score of 4 out 5, from 516 reviews.

Guest Reviews

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149.65 USD - 0.00 USD Crystal Gateway Marriott
Out of 51 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.1 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 2
No. of guest comments: 2
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #2 out of 51 hotels in Arlington ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Luanne from Bloomington, IN US rated Crystal Gateway Marriott 8 out of 10 on October 03, 2010
Russell from Kansas City, MO US rated Crystal Gateway Marriott 8 out of 10 on May 14, 2004


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Crystal Gateway Marriott

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Nightclubs
  • Photocopier
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Vending Machines

User Contributed Info

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Category Accommodation and Food Services
Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Neighbourhood Arlington
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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