Rated 5 out of 5 by HersheyVisitor Room with a View
I have stayed at this hotel many times. The staff is courteous, some rooms have the best view in Arlington/Crystal City in my opinion and above all the goodies, they give are excellent. Being a Gold member, they allow me to use the Lounge if not crowded, 30 mins of free internet (who needs more than that in an evening) and give me either 500 points or 5 dollars off to use at their restaurant if I ask that the room be not serviced which I use every alternate day (save planet). They also run shuttle service to Pentagon City Metro and airport as well. Pentagon City Metro has mall and lots of places to eat as well.
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Becky430 Great stay for vacation
Really enjoyed my five night stay with points at Sheraton Pentagon City! The hotel is very nice and the rooms recently remodeled. I stayed on the 9th floor with a city view and it was perfect. The restaurant was very good for breakfast, great staff. During lunch and early dinner there is hardly anyone there, including staff, but the all-day menu had good food. And the place is quiet if you want a break from the food court.
The hotel shuttle to the metro operates every half-hour, never had any issues taking it, it was always on time and usually arrives at the metro a couple of minutes early for the return trip. The shuttle can also drop you off at Pentagon Row which is behind Pentagon City metro and Fashion Center mall, if you request it. Pentagon Row has a few restaurants and a grocery store. I usually ate at Fashion Center which has a good food court along with a couple of restaurants, some of the food places open earlier than the mall and they can be reached from the metro station. Since the mall is undergoing some renovations, it is easiest to access by taking the metro escalators down and the doors to the mall will be on the left.
The Pentagon City metro is on two lines - blue and yellow. The blue line will take you to all of the stops along the Mall, but it will take longer (20 min. to McPherson (white house) or 30 min. to Capitol South). The yellow will stop at L'Enfant (~5 min. from Pentagon City) and you can switch to blue, orange, or silver lines there. If you are going to the US Capitol (Capitol South metro) it takes about 10 minutes to take the yellow to L'Enfant and then hop on any blue, orange, or silver line to US Capitol (2nd stop). You just have to pay attention to signs and DON'T exit the station at L'Enfant, take a right when you get off of the yellow line and then you'll take the escalator DOWN to the connecting lines. The metro is good, but it is not very extensive, so you will do a lot of walking in DC.
September 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MitchNou Great place but annoying construction
My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights. It was a pretty clean, but we had some issues which we didn't even bother to report. The hotel is currently under some type of construction we were on the 3rd floor, we heard everything. One morning I woke up with my heart in the palms of my hand from this really loud noise. We also had issues with flushing the toilet, it had to be flushed a couple of times. Elena from front desk was very nice and so was the cleaning lady. Overall it's a great place to stay minus the construction.
September 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Lewis58 LINENS/ SLEEPING/PARKING
We had to call for (wash clothes) towels there were none in the bathroom, but they were delivered very shortly.
The room was great but the bed pillows were needed to be replaced, made sleeping very difficult, when we found out the hour was late was unsure if new ones could be provided.
There was a neighbor who ran in and out their room until 4:00am closing the door very hard each time, so our rest was broken.
Parking prices were to expensive for the weekend.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rockydogz Great Staff, Terrific Management and Convenient Location!!!
This was my first time at this hotel and as a Starwood Platinum, I stay at a lot of Sheraton properties. This is truly a 10!!! The front desk staff is very helpful, the restaurant and bar service are superb. This is a hotel that actually truly cares for their guests and it is quite apparent that the management team takes great care of the customer"s (guest's) satisfaction. The shuttle service is every 30 minutes to the airport or to the Metro. The rooms are first rate. This will be the hotel I recommend for any pleasure or business trips to the Washington DC area. I will have this as one of my favorites!!!
June 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cosmogo Great Hotel To See DC
I never stay in Downtown DC- This hotel from the shuttle to great views to the VIP Lounge was a great option- We went into DC 8 times in three days- Never an issue with transportation etc.. The hotel pool was staffed and the balcony was just adjacent. The rooms and staff and may I say again the staff were excellent- I hope that they make some adjustments to their in-house restaurant to accommodate young families both in feature and food. I have already recommended this particular hotel to family members who are headed out to DC this fall- The view (city side) of the hotel was worth the upgrade and the lounge area was a bonus that I am now addicted to-
PS - The shuttle drops you off at an impressive shopping district-
August 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SPGGOLD74 Ups and Downs...
The bad: Did not realize HOW close the military base is, so was not prepared for the 6:30 AM wake up (my significant other did not hear it, but it woke me up)
Sink was outside of the toilet/shower area (odd) and the door was at an angle. Each time you bounced on the bed the lights would lose contact for a second (extension cord behind the bed) and one of the light switches was popping out of the wall. Half of the windows were opaque.
Great location - some great benefits for SPG status holders. Front desk staff was wonderful. Bed was comfortable and overall this is a good hotel in a great location just outside DC. Housekeeping did a great job and the room was neat and clean.
August 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PMP21 Great Location
Hotel is only two miles away from all the attractions in DC. The shuttle service and drivers were always on time and very accommodating. Front desk was very courteous and helpful. It has a great restaurant and excellent bar tender.
August 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anne1313 Self Parking Fee $20
I stayed at the hotel on February 2nd and was not told the parking fee was $20 for self parking. I went online and the website just says it is self parking. The assistant manager who checked me in stamped my parking ticket so I could get out. I feel that the Sheraton could make guest more aware of the charge before they see it on their credit card.
February 7, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kiki617 Great stay!!!
The all of the staff and was great and very friendly on the phone and face to face. The Hotel is real close to the white house and the pentagton!!! The rooms are clean and the food was good!!! I will be back next year!!!
September 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by BigtimeSPGguy If you are a family coming to DC, this is for you.
(SPG, please don't hide this review at the bottom, like the ones I missed)
I had never been to DC, and we had the family in tow (2 kids). I didn't know the area at all and guessed that this Sheraton would be sufficient.
First the good:
GM Paul L. and his front desk staff were great.
We had a very nice upgraded room.
Now just the facts:
1) This is NOT the hotel to stay in if you want to be close to DC.
It is a shuttle ride to the Metro, then a Metro ride to DC to get to the sites. If you don't mind this, you will be fine but it will eat up 2-3 hours of your day.
2) It is in a bad area with nothing nearby, not any type of restaurants or even a convenience store to grab necessities.
3) As far as info about the hotel specifically; The pool was not very nice, lifeguard guy was nice.
The restaurant was great in the AM, but at night we had a few issues that revolved around them serving us after 9-10PM.
The shuttle service was spotty, one night leaving us waiting at the shuttle stop by the mall for 45 minutes at 11PM with the kids.
We left this hotel half way through our trip and moved to one in DC and it changed our trip and our entire impression of DC.
To each his/her own, and if budget is tight this hotel will do, but if you can afford and have never been to DC— stay closer to the city.
July 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by QueenandKingTD Above my Expectations
I was completely blown away with the size of the room. It was very clean and smelled fresh. The amenities were wonderful! We loved the smell of the hand soap. I was not a SPG when I booked my reservations. (I became one by the time I checked out) I was however, put on a SPG floor and the view was to die for!!! We checked in at dark so that made the view even better. We really never wanted to leave the room it was so relaxing and comfortable. We did take a tour of the hotel and the pool, gym etc is extremely nice and we will journey out of the room and use them the next stay. We were extremely happy with everything at this property and will be back soon.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ohio60 So relaxing
The staff is amazing. There pride in the hotel shows. The hotel has a view (I so miss now that I'm home) that you can never forget. We felt safe, with our 2granddaughters. So quiet, so close to everything, so handy, so easy to find.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGGOLD74 If you ask, they can help.
My previous visit to this hotel was rudely interrupted at 6:30 AM by the sounds from the Military base next door. I requested a quieter room noting that it was a problem for me, and they helped!
September 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Simply1023 The Lobby of the Hotel was great features
The Hotel was in great locations for places where we want to go. They also have Shuttle Buses Service to and from the Metro Station which in D.C. is a must.
September 2, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Willisa0330 Needs work
Over all the hotel was nice and in a great location. Didn't like that fact they were in the middle of doing renovations during our stay.
September 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by OldFriends2014 Outstanding Customer Service
I checked in early and was provided with a great room. The service at the front desk was outstanding! My room was clean and spacious with a great view of DC. The restaurant was dissapointing. The omelet cook was slow and somewhat inattentive, and her station was dirty. She used the same rag to clean up the omelet skillets that she used to wipe off her station...kind of gross! The buffet fruit selection was very good. Parking was a challenge due to blocked off spaces on the first level of the garage...didn't see why they were blocked off.
August 25, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by SunnyFromCalifornia Beware, Tricks & Traps!
The hotel is nice and the staff members were polite, yet I have to fight for internet as offered free with booking, but always charged additional when check-out.
We wouldn't stay there again because of the cost for parking.
MOST IMPORTANT: Accounting charged me for THREE nights (1 business + 2 Personal Credit Card) when I actually stayed only for TWO (1 business + 1 Personal Credit Card) nights! A/c never responded to my emails and now dodging when I call.
This may be a SPG hotel and for the two days we stayed there was never a concierge on duty.
January 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kimmer Outstanding!
This was a very special family vacation for my family. CY (manager) learned of this and went out of his way to make sure that our entire stay was special. Not only was my SPG Gold status recognized, but we treated to a suite with a spectacular view of Arlington, the Potamac, and Washington DC. We were also thoroughly spoiled by Emerlita in the Club Level Lounge. The staff were equally helpful and courteous. The pool was great, the view from the pool deck even greater, and the food was very good. With shuttle service to both the airport and the DC Metro, out trip was truly memorable.
Thank you to everyone for an outstanding stay!!
August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noorani16 AMAZING
I was there with my daughter Jan, 26 2013. From the shuttle service to the guest services to the cleaning crew to the swimming staff and including the food and the staff , Just one word AMAZING!!!! I felt at home I felt safe and had a great mini vacay... my daughter wanted to stay and didn't want to leave but we had to leave .... THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!!! LOVE YOU GUYS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART AND GOD BLESS. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING. I WILL RECOMMEND THIS TO ALL I CAN,.....!!! I will plan my next mini vacay there...ASAP!
January 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by spg41 Not Sheraton quality
The hotel bathroom is unsafe - slippery shower floor. Poor quality hotel room furniture. Hotel lacks effort to accommodate guest request. However, the hotel's restaurant food is exceptional but over priced.
August 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Art37 Appalled
Reason I will not return: we were evacuated at 2:34 AM from the hotel due to fire alarms being set off by drunken and unruly cigarette smokers. I’m not sure of what department in the hotel is responsible for booking parties that included so many very heavy drinkers and smokers who clearly gave no regard for the rules, but the results were appalling. For the cost of a stay at this sort of hotel I would expect a better screening process to be put in place and sufficient security on site to prevent this sort of circumstance from occurring. I used to work in the high-end hotel business in Rosslyn, Virginia. This would never have happened.
September 25, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by mrkelley Average experience
Although the initial greeting and hospitality was excellent, the overall stay was well below our expectations for a Four Points Sheraton.
The air conditioning unit in the room was old and LOUD which made sleeping next to impossible.
Service in the bar and restaurant was horrible and food was average at best. The night bartender had no personality and we witnessed an argument between the day manager and server in the restaurant. We waited several minutes to be seated for breakfast...the server looked at us but continued cleaning a table instead of seating us. The manager finally approached us but answered a room service call before seating us. It took several minutes for the server to approach us and she looked (and acted) like she just rolled out of bed. Near the end of the meal, we saw the day manager berate the server for not approaching a new table while she was getting our bill.
August 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RIRichard Another Example of Why This is my Favorite Hotel
This is my regular hotel, but was sold out when I tried to book a month ago so I had to go to another property and had to pay in advance for a good rate. On the drive to the hotel on the day of the reservation, they called me and said their computer had a "glitch" and had given away my room so they were transferring me to a less attractive competitor hotel. Enroute I decided to stop by the Sheraton National to ask for advice. The manager greeted me by name at the front desk and when told of my problems said she would rescue me. They gave me a club floor room at a lower price and featuring all their familiar great services. Obviously loyalty is a two-way street at the Sheraton National---I'll be back!
May 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackwater Booked room for party on-site
Very comfortable bedding. Spacious room.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by StuckTraveler Great Hotel
I had just one night at this hotel and I want to go back. The staff was excellent; they were fast, friendly and helpful at the front desk at check in. And the breakfast buffet was delicious with a good assortment of food. I hope I find myself in the DC area again soon.
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Psher Close to Arlington Cemetery, staff particularly helpful!
The reception staff was particularly helpful!
August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cameraman47 Great Staff
We booked a prepaid three night weekend stay at this hotel and were extremely pleased with our choice. Our room was on the tenth floor with a view to the east which revealed the Washington Monument, the Capitol Building as well as Arlington Cemetary. Our room with two double beds was clean and comfortable. But the best thing about this hotel stay was the staff. Every staff member we encountered from the front desk to the restaurant was very friendly, very helpful and always wearing a smile.
December 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chef This hotel is so close to downtown D.C.
I stayed with my 3 small children and my wife for 4 nights. The accomodations were outstanding! We dined in the Potomic restaurant for 7 meals during our visit as it was convinient with small children. Not only was the food delicious and fresh, the staff went ouit of there way to make my children feel special. Thank you!!
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shailj Clean, comfortable hotel, very nice staff
I enjoy staying here. The free shuttle is one of the selling factors for me as the location, while close to the city, is not the most convenient when you don't have a vehicle.
August 19, 2014