Located a 1-minute drive from the nearest Interstate 395 on-ramp and a 10-minute walk from Pentagon City Metro Station
, the DoubleTree by Hilton is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with meeting/banquet space, a free airport shuttle and easy access to public transit and the highway.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites offers cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a free weekday newspaper, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a separate bedroom, a living area with a sofabed, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a jetted tub, a dining table and a wet bar are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. In-room Wi-Fi is an additional $12.95 per day.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, 31,000 square feet of meeting/banquet space, two bars, a business centre, guest laundry and a gift shop. Self-parking is an additional $26 per day and pets are not permitted. A free area and airport shuttle are also offered (please contact the hotel for details).
On-site dining is available at Windows Over Washington (serving dinner daily), Café Express and Cafe Restaurant, which both serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.
Arlington's city centre is roughly a 9-minute drive away, while the Pentagon is 10 minutes away via public transit. Fashion Centre at Pentagon City is a 2-minute drive away and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) can be found 8 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi $12.95/day, self-parking $26/day, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 30, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff and location.
Many guests praised their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet, modern and well equipped, with comfortable beds and great city views.
Numerous reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received, characterizing the staff as accommodating, friendly, efficient at checking guests in and helpful with directions. One guest noted, "I was met in the hotel elevator by the Senior Sous Chef Vincent Jenkins. I asked him for help in getting to the SkyDome. Not only did he tell me, he escorted me there. Once inside I was greeted with super friendly service".
The hotel's location was enjoyed by several travellers. They found it close to shopping, the airport, public transit, the Pentagon, attractions, highway access and Costco.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about added costs.
Some guests were disappointed with the added costs they incurred during their stay. They complained about having to pay extra for Wi-Fi and parking ($12.95 and $26 daily, respectively), and also found the restaurants and bars overpriced.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with an 89% recommendation rate from 1,410 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #30 of 48 Arlington hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 787 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.2 out of 10 from 99 reviews
The author called the hotel on September 30, 2013 to verify some information.