Stephanie M. - Temple Hills, MD
First of all, I will say this is a really great option for parking at DCA. The location is good and right off the highway. I'm glad I read one review which pointed out the exact address of the hotel/parking (which is 1800 Eads St NOT 1700 Jefferson Davis Hwy) or as a newcomer to the area, I would have been completely lost. The parking area is VERY tight. I have a large SUV and it is a bit difficult to maneuver through the garage. The cost is excellent ($8 per day). I would give more stars, however, the shuttle service is TERRIBLY slow! They say the shuttles (a van) come around every 15 minutes but that has yet to happen. After waiting at the hotel to go to the airport, for 20 minutes, I ended up sharing a cab with another person who was also waiting, totaling $12 ($6 apiece). Waiting at the airport for the shuttle to return me to the hotel was another 20 minutes and again, I opted to share a cab. Also, the shuttle does not leave the Crystal City Gateway and take you directly to the airport. There are two additional stops at other Marriott hotels. Also, on the way back from the airport, since the Gateway is the final destination, all other Marriott patrons are dropped off first. All in all, if you have time to wait, indefinitely, for the shuttle, you will have no problem with this facility. I will definitely use this facility again, realizing I may have to pay for a cab instead of using the free, shuttle service.