Rated 2 out of 5 by Jim1000 Worst Starwood Experience - Never again
The hotel is decent to say the least, but the staff at the desk are subpar. However cleaning staff -- very kind.
From check in, staff was rude and curt, lacked courtesy and was quick to get you out of their face. Management was disorganized, and while waiting to get checked in, female staff complained about their personal lives etc., which made other patrons visible uncomfortable and annoyed.
At check out, billing was off, overcharged on parking and other misc things. At check out, staff again was bickering and showed a great deal of complacency. Had to print out bill four times to verify correct amount, but AMEX statement shows incorrect charges - in dispute now.
Regretfully chose this hotel due to value, but regret choosing it. Will not stay here and will not recommend to anyone to stay here.
August 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by TooBad300 Construction/Issues/Schedules
First off, I think that if you are doing construction, renovation, or deep cleaning you should have to specify that information to all possible guests. And I will start off this review by stating that the staff did seem to try to be helpful with the situation that they had, but what a disastrous (annoying) stay.
1) I had to switch rooms half way through my 4 day stay due to the deep cleaning of rooms on the premises.
2) It took me over 30 minutes to check in when I arrived because the computers had just be shut down or some such process that happens at 3am.
2) Parking elevators are out of order for upgrades.
3) Room service/dining (which is listed as available from 5:30am to midnight) is not available from 2:00pm-4:30pm for the month of August. This was not related to me until I got back to the hotel starving and tried to order room service as 2:30pm.
I picked this hotel to do a price deal. It was already a bit of an inconvenience since it is not close to a metro stop (although it does have a shuttle to the metro stop every half hour). But all the little problems or inconveniences have made it so that I will definitely pay attention before booking at a Sheraton again.
August 16, 2013
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 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Delta10 Excellent Choice
Every aspect of my stay was great. I'm happy we chose this location.
July 15, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by marvinisit First time using my point for a short trip
Over all our stay was OK. We were extremely inconvenienced because we were unable to check in at the guaranteed time of 3:00 pm. In addition we were told by some one at the from desk that we were approved for early check in at 1:00 pm. We altered our tour schedule and went to the hotel at 1:15 to be told the room was not ready but would be within the hour. We then came back at 3:15 and the room was still not available. We then left and returned after 6:00 pm to finally have access to our room. THIS WAS A REAL PROBLEM SINCE WE WERE TRAVELING WITH 2 SMALL CHILDREN , ONE OF WHICH HAD SPECIAL MEDICAL NEEDS!!!!! We were very pleased with the service received by "Dennis" in the hotel restaurant and by the young ladies at the front desk. The young man at the front desk was not helpful and could benefit with some training on customer service. He was not rude just not helpful or appeasing. the young lady at the front desk gave us a complimentary breakfast for our troubles.
July 15, 2013
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 2 out of 5 by RickEMT Definitely Not one of Sharaton's Best
This Sheraton hotel, which bills itself as high-end hotel, is outdated, lacking style, and has a management staff that doesn't seem to put customers first.
The Sheraton commitment to quality and excellence is definitely lacking at this hotel. Not sure if it is a franchise, or what the deal is, but I was there for 5 nights and it was consistently low attention to detail everywhere -- they weren't having a bad day -- this was how it was all the time.
I waiting almost 25 minutes to check in on a Monday afternoon, while front desk staff would start a persons' check-in, then run to get bags from the baggage room, then run out to talk to the shuttle driver, etc. When other guests in line complained to a woman who appeared to be a manager, they were brushed off. The hotel has no charm, no style. It is an aging concrete behemoth. The rooftop indoor pool area and what could be a delightful rooftop terrace had no décor, no plants, nothing except wet tile and some flimsy chairs. The rooms were 1990's style, comfortable but nothing special. They lacked a mini-microwave and mini-refrigerator that is almost standard in any other hotel of this type. The bathroom amenities were reminiscent of Motel 6. Room service trays remained in hallways for more than 24 hours on some days. Parking in this out-of-the-way location was an exorbitant $22.50 per day, even though there is NOTHING in walking distance of this hotel. The fact that they advertise as close to Metro and shopping is ridiculous, especially with the spotty van service to/from Metro they offer. The front desk telephone often went unanswered and required 2 or 3 attempts. I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone unless you are able to get it for under $90/night. I'd rank it with a low-end Comfort Inn. There are so many other more quality- and service-oriented hotels in the Pentagon City/Crystal City area to choose from.
May 20, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Milspouse Great value
We found the staff to be very helpful and the location excellent. It was easy to get to the Metro and we even walked to the military exchange. The rooms were comfortable with great views and the buffet was perfect. Thank you.
April 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2travellers Nice hotel but .....
Nice hotel. The location is a bit off the beaten track though which wouldn't be a problem if the van service was reliable. I found the van service to be undependable. When calling to schedule a pick up, you are given a standard robotic response which is unreliable. You have to call 2-3 times to actually get someone to pick you up. When you're standing outside in the cold, freezing waiting on a shuttle that does not come when its supposed to, the beauty of the hotel diminishes greatly.
February 27, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by EQ1983 Food was delicious
Breakfast was excellent! Staff very friendly and helpful. A wonderful 2 night stay.
February 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BorSoa Disappointment
The location was substandard. Basically in the poor part of town. The parking ramp kept having issues as you were trying to get out. The staff doesn't answer the phones as It would be left ringing for extended periods of time. There was a loud hip hop concert at night. Police were escorting a woman out of the hotel in the morning. Poor front desk service upon arrival. The highlight however, was the dining room appearance and staff, that was very nice. look and feel of the room was nice as well, how ever no sound played on high definition channels
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackwater Booked room for party on-site
Very comfortable bedding. Spacious room.
February 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vera08 Hotel
Nice hotel, convenient to transporation and restaurants
February 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mackthe55 This hotel should have better customer service
1- we ask for coffee at night, we get next mornining,
2- Room service knoked at the door early because she want to clean
3 - No free internet they charge $12.50 for each devise
4- They charge $22.50 for car parking
February 24, 2013
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 4 out of 5 by Sylvie64 Great value close to DCA Airport
Great hotel to stay if your flight has been cancelled. It is close to the airport and the price was very good for the value. However I would not pick this hotel if you plan to walk around to explore the neighbourhood as it is close to the highway and the closest services are at the Pentagon Mall.
February 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jackieboy14 Excellent Hotel - A Gem
This hotel is a little gem located very close to D.C. Everyone there is top notch.
February 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Diane Staff very friendly and helpful!
Everyone we dealt with was very helpful and friendly. My only complaint is that the indoor pool was much too cold to use. The room itself was freezing, and the pool water wasn't much better. We were there about a half hour or less, and 3 groups of people came and went since it was too cold. Other than that, it was a great hotel. Also, the shuttle to the Metro was very convenient.
February 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by galdev Thanks.
Your staff was friendly and helpful. From check in through check out we appreciated the way that you and your staff helped to make our stay enjoyable. Thank you.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheetara101 Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel was wonderful!
I was very pleased with the hotel room and wonderful staff. I highly recommend this hotel when you're in the Arlington/Ft. Myer area. I would love to stay there again when I'm in town. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. :-)
February 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by merry57 Nice visit and view
Great place to stay for important visit to Pentagon. Took over an hour, and trip to manager, to get room service during "shift change". Over an hour for a snack!
February 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allie Exemplary Service
We stayed here for a family vacation in July of 2012. We were greeted with the most friendly staff. We were treated like royalty. Our rooms had a spectacular view of Washington Monument and the Pentagon. When we travel to the DC area again, we will stay here. Thank you for helping make our vacation memorable.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saphire09 Great and Comfy Stay!!
Would highly recommend and consider for next stay!
February 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by InclusivWorks Worked Perfectly
The pleasant surprise was the convenience of the shuttle service to the Metro stop. Three minutes, and I was right where I needed to be. I expected this trip would work perfectly for me...and it was even better than I thought it would be.
February 4, 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 5 out of 5 by XXXX X
Room was great, service was great, but TV didn't work
January 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by TBurke Great service
I enjoyed the personal service received at this hotel. The guest services personnel was very attentive and provided me a lot of benefits to help make my short stay great!
January 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Gerald Nice Staff
We use this hotel often for business. They alway accommodate us per our request. Sura, the front desk clerk is very helpful, very attractive, and has a beautiful smile. I would come back just to see that smile and personality.
January 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lanni17 Most friendly staff
This hotel, in addition to being clean and comfortable and attractive, has a most friendly staff. They cared for me and my dog (oh yes, per friendly too) as if we were family. They arranged transportation, faxed documents and even walked my dog for me!
January 23, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by NotCustomerFocused Rude Front Desk and Dated Decor
During my checkin expereience Lamar was very rude and disrespectful to me and his fellow peer. Being a Plantium member I am entitlted to an upgrade including Club Level and Suites. Lamar intruded upon the conversation I was having with the gentleman checking me in and bluntly told me there were no suites available for my 3 night stay. The gentleman who was orginally checked me had confirmed there were suites available. Lamar explained to me that my only upgrade was a Club Level room which really has no difference than any other room. According to the spg app as a Platinum guest I am entitled to Club Level Access and a Suite. I think Lamar needs to understand first not to be rude and intrusive to his fellow teammates and secondly not to guest of the property. The hotel is also dated the rooms need to be upgraded to same level as other Sheratons. My stay in New Orleans and NYC was much better than this property. Also I ordered room service one night, in which I ordered a burger to be cooked medium and it came back well. The beef lacked flavor and substance.
January 23, 2013