Budget Friendly Convenience & Service in D.C. Area

Whether you’re traveling for business. enjoying sightseeing in our nation’s capital, or want a quick shopping getaway, Sheraton Tysons Hotel offers a one-two combination of convenience and service. Located in Virginia’s Tyson’s Corner area, the hotel is adjacent to the Spring Hill metro stop (on the silver line), giving guests access to all that the greater Washington area has to offer.

The lobby at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel is huge, incorporating the wide open concept so popular these days, with functional areas grouped by seating arrangements, design work, and art displays. I think of it as business contemporary – modern, yet functional. You’ll find a full-service restaurant off to one side, and a coffee bar with grab-and-go meals and snacks off to another.

The check in process is speedy and organized, as expected from this hotel brand, and numerous stops at the front desk for information were handled efficiently and graciously. It had been awhile since I had stayed in this area and I had lots of questions.

The hotel is a mix of old and new, and you definitely want to be in the new section. Ask when making your reservation or checking in.

I stayed in a club room, which was well laid out and spacious. Sheraton does a great job of making a room business friendly, with comfortable work space and convenient outlets. Room amenities, in addition to the standard expected, included robes (and I really do appreciate a robe in my room), magnifying makeup mirror, and access to the Club Lounge. My timing was off to take advantage of the continental breakfast or appetizers in the Club Lounge, but these offer an easy way to add value to the price of a room. Wi-fi is complimentary for loyalty program members (SPG).

Club rooms are on higher floors, offering a view of the surrounding area. I had a corner room with two large floor to ceiling windows and I loved the natural lighting that infused the room. However, between construction, weather, and just bad luck, the view was lackluster.

The indoor pool area is one of the more impressive ones that I’ve seen in a business hotel. With a high roof and lots of windows, it sort of reminded me of a green house. And with the high temperatures during my visit, it sort of felt like a green house, too. Still, come the lower temps, this will be a great area for some laps or a water workout. There’s also a well-equipped work out area if you’re so inclined; I never am.

Shuttle service is available within a three-mile radius of the hotel, making this a popular stay for shoppers. Check out the 300+ stores at the sprawling Tysons Corner Shopping Center (which also has a movie complex and lots of restaurants) or to the smaller and more exclusive Tysons Galleria Mall (a number of good restaurants here as well). Specialty shopping packages, with special rates and amenities, are often available during the Christmas holiday season. The shuttle is complimentary, but I always suggest a small tip for your thoughtful driver who will often throw some insider recommendations your way.

The Sheraton Tysons Hotel is pet-friendly, and small to medium size dogs (up to 80 pounds) are allowed without a security deposit. Don’t sneak them in, just let the front desk know and they’ll have treats for their four-legged guests.

The Sheraton Tysons Hotel is located at 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tyson, Virginia. Rates start around $150 for a club level room. This is a super value for the Washington D.C. area – note, however, that while the hotel is close to a metro station, you’re still about 45-60 minutes away from the museums and monuments of D.C. This hotel can really stretch your budget in a very expensive city, just be sure to factor in transportation time and cost. Parking is $10 day for self-park, free on weekends, and $20 day for valet parking. Make your reservation at the hotel website or try Priceline or Travelocity.

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The indoor pool area at Sheraton Tysons Hotel is one of the more impressive ones that I’ve seen in a business hotel. With a high roof and lots of windows, it sort of reminded me of a green house.

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