Just checked into the Marriott, right off 95, in Tysons Corner. Across from the upscale shopping centers.
Was warmly welcomed as a Marriott Rewards member, upgraded to the concierge floor (though not a suite) and given early check-in.
The room is well furnished, the lounge updated with each evening's menu posted. Not going to be dining there, however LOL -- dinner at the Palm tonight. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service.
Booked this hotel using one of the Bonus Certificates. Certainly a terrific Category 4 choice.
Returned from dinner and had to post this....................there was TURN DOWN SERVICE with chocolates left on the pillows.
Stopped by the concierge lounge to check it out -- lovely plated desserts with fruit & cream garnishes as well as cookies and fresh fruit. Starbucks coffee brewed to order from the machine & a nice bar/wine setup. Looking forward to breakfast tomorrow before heading back to NYC.
To repeat: an excellent choice for those bonus certificates, points or even $$ use. (Marriott, please don't raise the category on this one. It's a real find.)
Tyson's my favorite for a local stay, you can walk to the mall for shopping, eating and going to the movies, thru the office complex across the street. This is often faster that waiting for the free shuttle.
All of the staff there from the Front Desk to Housekeeping have always been great. I would have to single out the restaurant staff for special mention, they consistently remember me and my family and even know our names and what my son likes to eat.
Weekend free wi-fi and free parking is a favorite, but they have quite a few unique specials.