by Courtney Elko
Located near Reagan Washington National Airport, this Crowne Plaza offers a free airport shuttle. Families will love to take the 10 minute walk into downtown Washington D.C. or take a five minute walk to Crystal City Metro Station to ride into D.C. After a day of exploring national historic monuments and museums and the Arlington National Cemetery, families can head back to the hotel and hop in the outdoor swimming pool. Kids will love to play and splash while parents can watch and relax at one of the surrounding lounge chairs. A fitness center with cardio and weight machines is also available to adults. The guestrooms and suites one king or two double beds, a flat screen television and some rooms include a sleeper sofa. Additionally, the spacious suites feature a mini-fridge. Complimentary Wi-Fi access can also be found throughout the hotel so the whole family can stay connected to work and home while visiting. There are a few onsite dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Adults can even find a Starbucks in the lobby.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free shuttle
- Reagan Washington National Airport nearby
- Free Wi-Fi
Stayed two nights in October for business. The room is much quieter than I expected, which was nice. Only occasionally heard an airplane (National Airport is quite close). Bed comfortable and slept well. Breakfast fairly typical -- scrambled eggs, bacon, toast. A few things could use attention, tho: the fixtures in the bathroom and the closet show rust they've painted over. The carpet in the room is bumpy, uneven. The breakfast room gets crowded, and you either wait to be seated or ask to sit with someone else. Two harried women run around and try to multitask -- clearing tables, serving coffee or orange juice, guiding new arrivals to tables. I felt bad for them -- ridiculous to imagine that two staff can handle that workload. Location is great, and check in and check out were smooth.
Hotel was plenty nice, clean. But they seem to have an identity crisis -- they don't know their name.
My reservation through the IHG website clearly said “Crowne Plaza- Crystal City”.
But their airport shuttle vehicle is labeled “National Airport" -- nothing to indicate “Crystal City”.
I missed my first shuttle opportunity – had to make multiple calls to the hotel. After they described the vehicle with purple and pink stripes, I was able to second guess the situation and flag down the shuttle.