There are over 25 restaurants offering all different cuisines within a 5 to 10-minute walking distance from the hotel. The Marriott Gateway concierge staff will be happy to direct you to the restaurant of your choice. In addition to the Crystal City Shops beneath the hotel, the Fashion Center at the Pentagon City Mall is a 5-minute walk or metro ride from the hotel as well as to a number of other area shops and movie theaters.
A list of nearby restaurants is available HERE.
The Marriott Gateway is conveniently located within 15 to 20 minutes from downtown D.C., Georgetown, Old Town, Alexandria and other historic sites in the metro area, via car or public transportation. For those who choose, both the Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon’s Memorial to the fallen victims of 9/11 is only a 15 to 30-minute walk from the hotel. The concierge staff will be happy to direct you to these sites and provide you with information on tours available.
It is approximately a 10-minute ride from the Marriott Gateway to downtown Washington, D.C. During rush hour (6:00 to 9:30am and 3:30 to 6:30pm) this time can increase to approximately 20 minutes.
A Hertz Rental car desk is available in the Marriott Gateway Lobby for those interested in renting a vehicle. Generally, they are open Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 6:00pm and on Saturday from 9:00am until noon and closed on Sunday.
Cabs are also available day/evening in front of the hotel and the valet staff will happy to assist you in securing one.
The metro begins operating at 5:00am Monday through Friday, 7:00am on Saturday and 8:00am on Sunday and “closes” at 11:30pm- Monday through Thursday, 1:00am on Friday & Saturday, and at 11:00pm on Sunday. The Crystal City Metro station is located directly “beneath” the Marriott Gateway and is an easy 5-minute walk from the hotel to this station. Both the Blue and Yellow lines come into this station.