We stayed in a very pleasant two-room suite at the Westin and really enjoyed our experience. The decor is pleasant, pretty much as pictured on the website, and included a living room area with a stylish bronze velvet couch (stylish enough I'd have it in my own home) and two armchairs + a huge TV; a dining area with a four-seat table (lacquered wood to protect against spills); a large bedroom with king sized bed, armchair and desk; and a clean, white-tiled bathroom. In the bedroom, there's a coffee maker that brews 12-ounce cups of Starbucks coffee and a minibar with just enough room in it for me to squeeze in a small bottle of my own milk for coffee (they provide half and half) and two wedges of cheese.
The only nitpicks I have about the room are these: (1) There was noise from the next room over through a locked connecting door one night. I don't think there were guests in that room for the remainder of the weekend, since we heard nothing else. (2) The lighting around the closet was too dim, so it was very hard to see in. (3) The closet was very small and only large enough for one suitcase at the most, placed on top of the safe. (4) The toilet paper was awfully thin even though other amenities were quite nice. (5) The mini bar selections were on the expensive side, but probably nothing too out of the ordinary for hotels in major metropolitan areas.
Importantly for us, the hotel was very dog friendly, not just on paper, but in practice, too. We liked that the staff was diverse and all very nice to our well behaved shiba inu, they left us a cute, small bag with poop bags and disposable gloves to remind us to pick up after ourselves.
We didn't have a problem with the pool closing at 9 p.m. The warm pool and hot tub were very clean and there was a bored-looking lifeguard on duty in case anyone was in danger of drowning in a 4' 1" pool. The pool wasn't Olympic sized, but large enough for laps. Exercise room was well equipped and fairly large.
There's a good amount of free parking in the lot; internet is about $11 / day in the room (but free in the lobby, I think... we didn't try it, there).
A note on the location: I understand that there isn't a direct link to DC, but that the hotel runs shuttles 2-3 times a day to the nearest metro. We drove, so this wasn't a problem for us. I loved the area for its proximity (15-20 min) to several major nature preserves for dog walking, to the famous Eden Center (where there's lots of great Vietnamese food), and to DC by car. The immediate area isn't the most beautiful, with several major roads running by and several office parks.
All in all a very nice hotel and a pleasant stay for us. It's probably not somewhere you'd want to stay on honeymoon, but for a business or weekend trip, it was perfect.
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- Also Known As:
- Westin Tyson`s Corner Hotel Falls Church
- Westin Hotel Tysons Corner
- Westin Falls Church
- Falls Church Westin