Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Tyson’s Corner

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Checking in to the Ritz-Carlton Tyson’s Corner on a Friday we were greeted with a nice surprise – complimentary glasses of wine! While the hostess was getting keys together for the Deluxe Guest Room she pointed out an iPad station in the lobby for anyone who wanted to use it, and gave an overview of the pool and restaurants. She also mentioned that they had “Jazz Fridays” in their ENTYSE wine bar and lounge, live music on Saturdays and the afternoon tea on Sundays. The lobby itself was gorgeous and inviting, with a cozy fireplace and some comfortable chairs. It was quiet too, with just a few staff members and guests there. 

Typically a business hotel, rooms can be had for little more than a song on weekends in the summer and during holidays. I paid less than $100 a night but even during the winter rooms are regularly $199 or less. The hotel is also conveniently attached to Tysons Galleria shopping mall.

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Once I got a key I headed towards the guest room elevators. Marble and dark woods added to the classy feel of the property. There are 398 rooms with only four elevators so even though it wasn’t an issue on the weekend I suspect elevator wait time might be long during peak hours during the week.

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Slipping into the elevator just before it closed, I noticed the intricate pattern on the rug below.

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The room entryway had a lamp, ice bucket, and small chest which sat on a marble topped cabinet. Inside the small chest was a coffee machine, bottled water, condiment kits and teas.

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Inside the main cabinet was a minibar, well stocked with a little something for everyone.

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Handy pull out drawers held snacks like chips, cookies, and there were those Pringles again.

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The bathroom had a single sink but plenty of counter space.

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Artwork in the bathroom livened it up.

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Amenities were by Ritz-Carlton.

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The bathroom had a tub/shower combo, which is not my favorite. The shower also had a curtain which tended to be clingy.

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There was a chest of drawers, desk and TV. The property was renovated in 2006 but the desk and chair showed signs of wear.

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A small sign hung on a drawer of the chest that noted the electrical outlets within.

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I found this especially helpful since there were four outlets, along with a small table to lay my phones and gadgets on while charging.

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The room had a King bed and comfortable lounge chair near the window.

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I went to the mall to get some food (Cinnabon!) and when I returned, the flat ottoman made a great table.

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The bed had plenty of fluffy feather pillows to choose from.

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Even though the furniture was a bit dated, above the bed were some pretty gold framed pictures.

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The bedside lamps looked like crystal, and it was easy to find the on/off/dim dial.

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The clock radio had an older style iPhone charging dock, but the light was not too bright at night.

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Some of the rooms have views of either the Blue Ridge Mountains or Washington DC skyline. The view from my window was nice, but the windows were a bit dirty. When going to sleep, I noticed that the walls were a bit thin. You could hear people closing their doors down the hall, and loud conversations were easy to hear. Fortunately there was no one making noise on either side of me and the bed was so comfortable I fell asleep quickly.

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The next morning I ordered a quick breakfast from the distinguished looking menu on the desk.

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The food was good and the table was set with a small rose which was a nice touch.

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The price was right and the customer service was too. Any time I needed anything the phone was answered promptly and the staff was always happy to help.

Ritz-Carlton Tyson’s Corner

Ritz-Carlton Tier 1 property. 30,000 points needed for a free night.

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Good To Go

+ Price is very reasonable on weekends in summer and during holidays
+ Hotel is connected to Tyson's Galleria Mall, with several restaurants
+ Beds are very comfortable
+ Staff is friendly and helpful

Good To Know

- Overnight valet parking is $35 a day
- Room furniture is a bit worn
- Bathroom has tub/shower combo with shower curtain
- Thin walls

How many Magic Stars did this hotel stay earn?

 4/5 Magic Stars

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