Rated 2 out of 5 by mikeandelaine Location great for what we needed - then it went downhill!
We recently participated in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery. Sheraton Pentagon City was the perfect location for a place to stay.
We arrived on a Friday evening - "Sorry sir, the club is closed for the weekend". We are SPG Gold with 26 stays so far this year. We have to come expect and enjoy the club.
Our room had a great view of the city, but you didn't want to look down as the carpet looked like it had come out on the losing end of a frat party beer blast. I took pictures to document the mess.
Now when other SPG hotels have had closed clubs we have been invited to breakfast at no cost, as if we were in the club. This offer was not made to us.
For our 26 SPG stays this year this was hands down the worst. However, the honor of participating in Wreaths Across America made the whole trip extremely worthwhile.
December 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bill81 This is the worst Sheraton I've stayed at.
I was not satisfied with this hotel nor the staff. Although there was a concierge desk, it was never occupied. I found the bartender in the evening rude. It took me 15 minutes to order a drink and then I was treated rudely when I questioned the charge. My room had a strange odour - it was similiar to pet urine. You might want to consider mats for your tubs as I almost slipped twice on taking a shower. I am athletic so was able to avoide a fall.
March 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by VATraveler17 Outstanding Service
Elena at the front desk provided exceptional service upon check in and quickly recognized SPG status. Great job!
Ermerlita at the club lounge during breakfast was very accommodating, friendly, and maintained the place spotless! Outstanding Service!
Lady at the pastry/coffee shop, front of the restaurant helped me set up a muffin try for breakfast. She went way and beyond her way to make sure the breakfast purchased were presentable. Thank you!
March 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Vega149 Awesome view of downtown DC
Overall, hotel was nice. Lobby area was beautiful, staff was friendly and more than willing to accomodate needs. Room was ok, but carpet and beds need replacement. Shuttle drivers were not friendly - one suggested I put my kids on my lap to make room for other guests. Kids were disappointed pool area under construction and closed. Breakfast was expensive, parking was expensive. Be sure to as for view of DC when checking in, beautiful at night!
August 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillRMD Another superb stay
I stay frequently at this hotel, and keep coming back, primarily because of the wonderful people who are members of your superb team! Once again, on this most recent stay, my wife and I were superbly cared for ... particularly by Rodrigo, Ranjit and C.Y. at the front desk, and Ermelita and Carmen in the Club lounge. YOU HAVE A GREAT, CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY TEAM, who go the extra distance! Keep it up ... we'll be back!
August 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by SebSavi Low comfort
Toilet running in the middle of the night... A/C too loud don't make for a good night of sleep. This hotel needs some upgrading.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shaw27 Customer Service
I've been SPG Member for 8 years now. I'm also a Platinum Member. Whenever I travel to Washington D.C., I prefer staying at the Sheraton Pentagon City because of their outstanding customer service. Mr. CY the front desk supervisor has always made sure myself and my in-coming guests receive excellent customer service . As a SPG Platinum Member my expectations are met each and every stay. Thank you Mr. Cy.
July 28, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous2014 Average
One side of the hotel is rather noisy (street + outside fans noises). I asked to change room, the staff agreed but its tone of voice was rather impatient making me quite uncomfortable.
Rooms are correct.
Surprised they offer samples of body lotion, shampoo and conditioner, but no shower gel.
Convenient shuttle bus running every half hour to the shopping mall.
Breakfast and Wifi were not included - found the overall price high.
May 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by saywhat4 Poor Sheraton Experience
There are other Sheratons and Starwoods in the Northern VA area that are much better than this facility. Beds were not up to the typical Sheraton Sleeper level of quality.
Unless you walk into the next door Marine base, there is nothing within walking distance of this hotel which is hemmed in by multiple uncrossable highways.
Rooms were clean, but featured an older bathroom layout with sinks outside of the main bathroom area.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by skippie Excellent staff
For my 80 birthday, we were given room on 11th floor with picture post card view of DC. Issis was great at front desk. She is quality.
October 8, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by asdfsdf Butz - RAJIT
Our wedding party had a mix up while checking in and ended up getting put in wrong rooms. It was totally our fault due to having the same names on room reservations. I wanted to personally point out one of your employees, RAJIT, who worked so patiently with my grandmother. His professionalism through the entire mix up was refreshing. You have an outstanding employee in RAJIT.
July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JEVa Great Staff
Enjoyed my stay but have to say the staff is what really topped off my opinion. From the shuttle drivers, to front desk, to housekeeping and restaurant staff, everyone was extremely friendly and very helpful.
While the facility is very nice, it would only be slightly above average without the staff. They perform their tasks well but stay extra kind and thoughtful while doing so. My thanks to all of them.
October 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robert1492 Great location.
Enjoy a great view of the city. Park the car and take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to the Metro station in Pentagon City.
October 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Phrixus First Visit
Lobby area is amazing.
Beds were incredibly comfortable and got the best sleep I've had on travel in a long time! Shower was strong and hot - just what I like!
Room not as clean as expected - carpet stains and faint musty odor.
Internet access requires ethernet cable, so have to work at desk - can't sit in chair or bed. Also had to pay for 1MB access - slower than my hotspot.
September 15, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by DebaryJohn Comfortable & Very Clean
The only reason I can't rate the hotel higher was because we had a family with 3 children next to us. I don't know where the parents were because the children were running up and down the hall and slamming their door for over two hours. I tried to call the front desk but could not get through despite numerous attempts. I went and asked the children to quiet down -- that worked for all of 5 minutes.
September 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ju65 Congratulations
Elena was a amazing professional. She works at the front desk and it is a pleasure to have a professional like her.
Congratulations Sheraton for this employee.
September 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joyce101 Our overnight stay
Our overnight stay was very good. Check in was quick and efficient. Our room was clean. The parking garage is the only thing which needs improvement. The garage is absolutely filthy, garbage was everywhere on the ground and we could smell urine. Felt that it does not match with the rest of the Sheraton name. This parking also was not included with my stay so we paid extra for this--disappointing.
July 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allie Great hotel for a DC vacation
We had a wonderful time for the 3 nights we stayrd at this hotel. We were greeted by very polite and helpful staff. It was our first visit to the DC area and found this hotel to be comfortable and convenient to downtown DC, the monuments and Arlington cemetery. Our room was spacious and clean with great views of Washington monument. We had delicious appetizers and drinks at the lounge. Thank you.
August 14, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by SavvyTraveler1 Very Friendly Employees but Tired Facility
Perfect choice for my one-night visit due to its location and price, and the staff couldn't have been nicer. But if you care about quality conditions, choose another hotel. Example: my 11th floor "view" room had dirt-streaked filthy carpeting, a smoke detector hanging out of its wall socket by its wires, and old water stains on its ceiling. This hotel is tired and shabby and needs refreshing.
December 15, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by mar27 Where's the Coffee
Hotel is very nice, but fairly isolated. You'd have to drive to find anything to eat. As such, the hotel's one restaurant is the only option for dining. It is difficult to get a simple cup of coffee during the middle of the day. Around 3:30 p.m. I was looking to get a cup of coffee and there was no one at the restaurant or bar. Finally someone came out after several minutes to help us.
May 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Julie805 Business
The location of this hotel was not bad, because there was a complementary shuttle service to the nearest subway station.
The food in the bar & restaurant was good and not expansive.
Room service food was less than our expectation. There should be something else than just one piece of toasted bread and fruit juice for "continental breakfast."
The people in the hotel was nice and kind.
May 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Runnerrn Overall, good experience.
The room was very clean and the staff was wonderful. The only problem that we had was that a truck hit a power line across the street and all the power to the hotel went out, leaving us with no lights or air conditioning for hours. We know that this is something that was out of the control of the hotel but were supprised that the hotel was not on generator power for such emergencies.
August 12, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by monk01 Great facilities and staff
Rooms and meeting facilities are excellent. Staff were invariable courteous and helpful. I'd like to single out front desk person Elli in particular. She went above and beyond in searching for the information I needed about transportation and local businesses. The shuttle service is excellent. My only criticism is the location, which is isolated, though the shuttle helps immensely.
December 17, 2012
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 19, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Billy1973 Dissappointment
Overall dissappointed with this Sheraton for several reasons. Check in staff were not rude, but unwelcoming. Asked for adjoining room at check in as I had booked 2, but staff were dismissive. They gave us rooms that faced each other. By stroke of luck as I was walking into the one room, maid was just finishing up the adjoining room. Called the front desk, and they seemed reluctant but gave us adjoining rooms, as long as I came down to the desk to exchange keys myself.
Having a shuttle at this hotel is a must, and great that they offer it ( hotel location is just odd) the problem is the shuttle is small a always full . Two nights in a row we had to wait for an hour for the shuttle after dinner, since it would come by the pick up location already full to capacity. Management needs to rectify this recurrent issue.
The room carpets were unacceptably stained in both rooms. The facilities overall needed updating. Just disappointing , and doesn't deserve the star woods name.
August 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bcnignasi Below Sheraton's average
This hotel needs an urgent renovation, BIG TIME¡¡ it is old, looks old and dirty (It is not dirty, just looks dirty) The bathroom is small and non practical.
The Lounge is pathetic, it was full of kids, the coffee machine didn't work properly and the variety of food was just not enough.
Not a good experience at all
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by jenna91 Great staff
Great staff and very well maintained hotel. Unfortunately for us when we were visiting everything was under renovation. Unable to use the pool, bar was temporary in a different location and we never found it. Would defiantly stay at the hotel again, but would confirm that the amenities you’re most interested in having are indeed available, and not under construction.
August 29, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Christine Registration desk staff was very good.
Pool was closed for renovations. Had to call for more pillows which took awhile. Ran out of towels..had to dry with wash cloth. Towels eventually came but much too late. Had a service at Arlington Cemetery...staff did not know exact turns and print off of directions was incorrect. We could see the cemetery from our room but had to travel about 8 miles to get there.
September 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sue42 What a great stay!
My significant other and I stayed at this hotel for 18 days, so we got to know the hotel pretty well. Every staff person we encountered gave a friendly hello or offer to help. The hotel location is very convenient, whether in our car or via the hotel shuttle, which always ran efficiently and on time.
There were minor ways the hotel did not meet our expectations, e.g., the web site says that the club lounge has printer, fax and office supplies, but it did not. However, the guest services staff were very helpful in meeting our needs. The web also says rooms are equipped with cordless phones, but ours was not. The television selection was probably the only thing that we were really disappointed in. The channel offerings were really disappointing and not what we expected at a hotel of this class and the on-screen room account review did not work at all.
Still, we had a great stay and look forward to returning in the future.
December 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Galwaygirl79 MCM 2012
This was a great location in general but especially if you plan on running the Marine Corp. Marathon! Close to the Metro (free shuttle to and from the nearest stop, Pentagon City), the staff were also very informative about the race, inc [packet pick ups etc.
We were there during Hurricane Sandy and the staff were very helpful and calm and made us feel very safe
November 5, 2012