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What To Look For In Your Next Hotel

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When you’re choosing a hotel to stay in during your next break, it can often be hard to know what you’re looking for. To start, the place you’re going is unknown to you, and you won’t be able to make a judgment about the area it’s in, making it hard to know if you’d want to be there. From there, you will encounter issue after issue, all caused by a lack of information about the place you want to visit. Of course, though, it doesn’t have to be this way. Instead, you just need to find a better way to look for your hotels. To help you out, this post will be going through some of the most important considerations to make when choosing this part of your vacation.

 

  • Cleanliness

No one likes the idea of spending their holiday somewhere dirty or poorly kept. Instead, you want to be able to sleep easy knowing that you won’t have to do any work like this yourself. Modern hotels are often given a hygiene rating by the government of the area they are in. But, alongside this, you should also consider looking up some reviews to make sure other customers haven’t found the place to be dirty before.

 

  • Service

Once you know that a place will be clean, you can start to think about the people working there. In a lot of cases, the service you get during your break will have a huge impact on the amount you enjoy it. So, making sure that you get the right service is very important. To make this easier, hotels will usually have a star rating which indicates the quality of the experience you can expect.

 

  • Food And Drink

Along with the way that you’re treated, you will probably also be concerned about the food in the hotel you choose. Thankfully, this isn’t such a big issue for a lot of people. But, it could be worth making sure that there are other places to eat nearby. This will save you from having to eat food you don’t like if the hotel is unable to provide for you properly.

 

  • Features/Services

Some hotels have gyms, sports fields, and other active equipment. Others, though, will have cinemas, bars, and even nightclubs, all to keep their guests entertained. Of course, the different options your hotel has will make a huge difference to your stay. Examples like the Cambria Hotel & Suites Roanoke have a wide-range of options and will appeal to most people. Some places, though, won’t have such a great choice.

 

  • Entertainment

Finally, the last area to consider before you start to pack your bags is the entertainment you’ll be able to indulge in during your vacation. A lot of people find themselves bored during the evenings they spend a way, and this is a shame. Some hotels are famed for providing some of the best entertainment in the world, from live shows to things you can get involved with, there’s plenty on offer for those willing to look around.

 

Hopefully, this post will give you a good idea of the different options you have to consider when you’re looking for the best hotel for you. A lot of people don’t consider everything here and will make a choice based on ease. But, this will often result in a poorly chosen place and will make you and the other guests you’re with feel bad.

 

 

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Westin Tysons Corner in Virginia

It wasn’t a long stay but it was pleasant and worth it. That is how I will describe our stay in Westin Tysons Corner in Virginia last April 21 – 23, 2017.

I was initially adamant to book here because it is in Virginia and we are landing at Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. However, the hotels in the city center of D.C. are very expensive and budget is a primary concern. So I asked my hubby to check areas near the Dulles International Airport, and this hotel came up. I am glad we stayed here, and here are the reasons why:

What I like

The nice and friendly staff.
The free infused and super refreshing water. We arrived past 1:00 p.m. so it was a bit hot and had to lug luggages from the side parking lot all the way to the central receiving area of the hotel. The infused water with berries was a welcome treat!


Fast check-in and check-out service
Fast and strong wifi connection
Quiet hotel in good location, just near the 495 Interstate
Starbucks inside the hotel’s premise
The hotel is easy to find. It’s right beside the Stratford University.
There are plenty of shopping complex around the vicinity if you need some retail therapy.
Many restaurants around too.
Few minutes drive to Washington D.C. tourist area

 


Room is big enough for 3 adults
Hi-tech coffee maker with really nice Starbucks coffee granules for guests in the room
Huge closet and you can put your several big luggages inside
Very comfortable bed
Spacious bathroom


Vending machines for snacks and drinks
Free gym and pool usage and gym is open 24/7!
Pets are allowed but you have to check with the hotel prior to bringing your pet
There’s an ATM inside the hotel
Clean hotel

 

What I don’t like

The paid parking even for guests. It was a turn off. I was thinking they provide free parking for guests who are staying in the hotel for several nights.
Starbucks does not operate 24 hrs. It would have been nice if it did.
Wifi is only free in the public areas but our booking rate already included the payment for the wifi usage
Our room didn’t have a good view

 

Nearby attractions (reference: Booking.com)

Most popular landmarks
Tomb of the Unknowns – 12.7 km
US Marine Corps War Memorial – 12.8 km
Air Force Memorial – 13.6 km
The Pentagon – 14.5 km
Walter Reed Reed National Military Medical Center – 14.5 km
Phillips Collection – 14.6 km
White House – 15.5 km
US Holocaust Memorial Museum – 15.9 km
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – 15.9 km
Jefferson Memorial – 15.9 km

Closest airports
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – 16.4 km
Washington Dulles International Airport – 20.6 km
Baltimore – Washington International Airport – 56 km

Closest landmarks
Tysons Corner Center – 1.5 km
The Galleria at Tysons Shopping Center – 2.1 km
West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metro Station – 2.3 km
McLean Shopping Center – 4.1 km
Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station – 5.8 km
Fairfax Circle Plaza Shopping Center – 6.8 km
Kimball Theatre – 7 km
Upton Hill Regional Park – 7.5 km
George Bush Center for Intelligence – 7.7 km
Oakton Shopping Center – 7.7 km

 

My recommendation:  5 out of 5

Despite of the few negative feedback I have about this hotel, all in all, it is still a very good one to stay at whether you are on a business or leisure trip. I like the fact that the hotel is clean and the room is spacious for 3 adults. The bed is so comfortable that you feel like sleeping in rather than going out. I like the location too because you can drive to the nearby Tysons Corner Center for food and retail or drive further to visit famous landmarks in the Washington D.C. metro area.

The price is also perfect because this is a high quality property from the Marriott Group of properties.

Address:
The Westin Tysons Corner
7801 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22043, USA

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