Le Meridien Arlington
What We Love
- Panoramic views of the Potomac River and Washington, DC
- Convenient location, steps from the Rosslyn Metro stop
- Tasty French-Italian fare at the on-site Amuse restaurant
- Iconic curved glass building by I.M. Pei
- Passes in each room for the nearby Artisphere cultural center
What To Know
- You’ll need to take the Metro one stop or walk over the Key Bridge to reach DC
- For restaurants and nightlife, head to Clarendon or Georgetown; both are about a five-minute drive away
- Not all rooms have river views
- Hotel used to be called the Palomar Arlington
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Le Meridien Arlington in Arlington (Rosslyn), you’ll be convenient to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park and George Washington University. This 4-star hotel is close to Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.
Make yourself at home in one of the 154 air-conditioned rooms featuring DVD players. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature hair dryers and bathrobes. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.
Enjoy recreation amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center or take in the view from a terrace. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge) and a fireplace in the lobby.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held on select days. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
This has become my favorite go to hotel while visiting DC. I often travel alone and the proximity to the Metro and the surrounding neighborhood dispel all anxieties that accompany my adventures. In addition there are a number of places to eat as you step off the metro after a long day of sightseeing including the bar and restaurant in the hotel. The hotel staff have always been top notch and the rooms are clean and lovely. As a gold member I was treated to such an awesome upgrade on my last trip that I never wanted to leave the room. Special thanks to J Brahim (sp?) who took care of me on my arrival. Thank you so much for a very memorable stay. Here's to many more.
We stayed here the week of July 4th. It's a very convenient location, minutes from the Rosslyn Metro station, which is on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines, which means that there are trains headed into Washington, DC every few minutes. We were upgraded to a Double Queen room on the 11th floor with a view of Georgetown. It was very hot during the week so we requested that a refrigerator be brought up to the room so we could keep drinks cold. This was delivered within five minutes of us calling. We also needed help printing Capitol Tour tickets. Leilani, the Front Office Supervisor, went out of her way to print them for us. She was always willing to go above and beyond to provide superior customer service. If you're coming to the DC area, I would definitely recommend Le Meridien Arlington.
This is primarily a business property designed for executives who need work space, good food and an excellent location. The hotel does not advertise itself for vacationers but the secret is it is only 1.5 blocks from the Roslyn Metro Station. Four lines come together here making it possible to be anywhere in greater Washington, including the National Mall & US Capitol, in a matter of minutes.
The rooms are well maintained and recently refurbished. There is adequate personnel to move you efficiently through check in. This is a typical Le Meridien property in that the decor is European, rather than posh. With plenty of nearby restaurants, convenient public transportation and reasonable weekend rates (at least when I was there) this is a good place for business travelers and a "find" for tourists.
Disappointing. It looks good on the surface but it is really pretty basic. Good points: free wifi, hot and cold running water, flushing toilet (though the handle for the flush was broken in my room), and a comfortable bed. On the other hand: no tea/coffee facility in the room and no fridge. I tried the in-house Amuse “restaurant” – it was dire (more under separate Amuse review) --so was extremely reluctant to bother with room service as that is universally poorer than in the restaurants. So for a traveller who awakes at 0200-0300 and wants an eye-opening coffee or tea the options are limited. Fortunately there is help at hand. Now I’m not a fan of the Golden Arches, but less than 100 yards away is a Macdonalds and that was a saviour. That allowed me coffees and to get online and deal with emails at 0300. Coffee and tea were available in reception from 0600, but one needs to get dressed and head down to reception for each cup.
As part of a large party, we booked online months in advance. The hotel got our bookings wrong which led to a lot of confusion and tense conversations with staff. Definitely discouraged by the whole experience. The hotel room was drab; definitely not a boutique hotel experience. I do not recommend this hotel. Or be careful with advance online bookings.