Rated 5 out of 5 by Ayannah They get 5 stars!!!
From the cleanliness of the hotel, the friendly staff, the comfortable beds my stay was almost Perfect! They exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be staying at this hotel next time I'm in town.
September 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by layinglow So Bad I plan to cancel my SPG membership!
I've been a member of Starwood Preferred Guest program for a few years now and have come to expect a certain standard of quality from their hotels. This hotel was so bad it made me consider other hotel membership programs. First off.....$35 for 3 days of wifi? Really?? Most hotels offer that as a free service now, especially to their members.
After a long day of driving all I wanted to do was order room service. There was no menu to be found. I called the front desk and they said they would bring one. 20 minutes passed and still no menu so I call again. Nada. I finally go online to look at the menu (since I had paid my $35) and ordered food. Someone finally showed up with a menu about 5 minutes before the food arrived.
If they want to put you in the "annex", run, don't walk away. The room I had there was so old and musty. The window was at street level so anyone walking by could see right into the room. Because of this I had to keep the curtains drawn most of the time. The ceiling and 2 walls in the room were covered with a "popcorn" type surface which I believe is notorious for containing asbestos. It was also extremely ugly. My kids and I referred to it as the "dungeon" because it was so dark and depressing. The room itself was so tiny that they could only fit 2 full-sized beds instead of queen-sized beds in there. And with those 2 beds there wasn't much space left over. The AC made so much noise it was difficult to sleep.
The bathroom is so small that you have to straddle the toilet in order to close the door. There is no countertop area around the sink to lay out your toiletries. There is also no cold water coming out of the sink faucet.....it's all scalding hot. I reported this to the front desk twice and was told both times that they "would have engineering take a look" but that never happened. Even the shower had limited cold water, if you turned the knob a millimeter too high you would be scalded.
I asked for a different room and was told they were all booked despite having made my reservation 3 months earlier and specifically requesting a room on the highest floor. It was the first time I had taken my kids to DC and wanted them to have a spectacular view. They told me they wouldn't be able to move me until the final night of my stay and by then I was so worn out I didn't even pursue it further.
The first morning we were there we waited in the lobby for the shuttle that would take us to the mall and the Metro station. The shuttle filled up quickly and we were not allowed to stand so a group of us had to wait for the next shuttle. It seems like they could use a bigger shuttle, especially in the morning when guests are venturing out.
In the hallway leading to my room there were dirty dishes and a stray pizza crust that stayed there for an entire day. They were there when I left in the morning and they were also there went I got back that night.
This place is an embarrassment to the Sheraton brand. The staff seemed very indifferent to my concerns, they did not go out of their way to make things right and none of them looked very happy about being there. I will now think twice about staying at a Sheraton hotel if this is their standard of quality.
September 7, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nobody495 Never Again!
We had more problems with this hotel than I have ever had. First off, we went to the website to look at the hotel information. We found two completely different websites with different information for the same address. It took us 4 calls to figure out how to get someone at the front desk to help! Then we made reservations based on what we were told --- we ended up needing to change the dates by one day. Again 4 more calls to get this done and when we got there it was not changed! The room we had was small, dark and had a strange ceiling. Others we were with had the better rooms for the same rate! They had a fridge and microwave (we did not), they were in the main hotel (we were across the drive), the maids did not refill the coffee packets, and the bathroom was not cleaned properly! Hotel staff were totally unhelpful! Restaurant was very high priced and no nearby places to find food without getting on the shuttle or metro! Hotel staff were not helpful in telling us about the area either by phone or in person. The front desk person checking us out would not speak clearly or loudly enough for us to hear and understand what he needed. The conference we attended had served coffee and that was removed by 10 am. Then when I took a break hotel staff removed my food from my table even though I was not done! Very poor place, poorly informed staff and I will not stay here again!
August 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Professor54 Pentagon City Staff NOT up to Sheraton Standards
I do not recommend this hotel for a stay under any circumstances! I stayed at the Sheraton Pentagon City during the first week of August 2015. The hotel was the site of a National professional conference. The facility was well below the standards i expect for a Sheraton. It had a shabby feel to it. I stayed for 5 days and had many opportunities to interact with all levels of staff. The staff at this hotel were, to a person, unfriendly, unhelpful, and disinterested in assisting guests needs. I will not recommend this hotel! I will also think twice about staying at a Sheraton again.
August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Whit68 Saved my life
I lost my wallet between BWI and the hotel. It was almost midnight and the staff did everything necessary to confirm my identity and allow me to check in. It was astounding and made what was a very tough night easier as I was able to check in. Kudos to the staff for customer service. Saved me from a very trying night. You're the BEST!!!
July 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CJ67 Great view, service issues
The hotel is fine and the club room on the 14th floor has a sublime view. Facilities are as expected.
Front desk greeting was fine except for no wifi explanation. I was kindly provided with 2 drink vouchers...... Much appreciated.
However, 2 service issues were troubling. First, checkout was delayed 10 minutes due to an overly chatty employee.
More importantly, I had to cancel additional nights and did so a week prior to my stay. I received an email stating that I would receive a refund for a portion of the cancelled stay.
By the time I checked in, the refund had not posted, so the FD agent kindly sent an email to Accounting after my inquiry as to status.
No word back yet. What should have been a simple matter now may have to be escalated unnecessarily.
July 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by cc62 great features
hotel has great features, shuttle service was great, we did not have to move our car to go sight seeing in the DC area, drop off at mall and metro was great!!! overall staff and service in the hotel was great !.. will recommend !
July 8, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by joe811 staff are terrible
the check in staff and bell man were the rudest I have experienced in hundreds of nights in hotel stays. I will not stay at this Sheraton and the management is unresponsive to my comments and requests to contact tbem
July 7, 2015