SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 01, 2014 14:58 ET

Hotels in Arlington, VA Give Families a Spring Break Vacation That Everyone Will Love

Kids (and Kids at Heart) Delight in the Diverse Entertainments of the Washington, D.C. Area

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Deciding where to go for Spring Break can involve discussions that have more gravity than UN peace talks. Older kids want entertainment, younger kids want excitement and parents want to avoid any place where they have to feign enthusiasm over actors wearing cartoon-character costumes. Although meeting these collective demands may seem impossible, there is, like those peace talks, always a solution. In fact, there are three of them, and they're all located in Arlington.

This spring, the Key Bridge Marriott, Crystal Gateway Marriott and Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel are welcoming families with kid-friendly amenities (all three Arlington hotels have indoor pools, for example) and locations that put a wide range of activities within easy reach. That means no matter which hotel in downtown Arlington, VA that family travelers book, they will have no shortage of fun things to do.

Visitors at the Key Bridge Marriott, for example, are just across the river from Georgetown. As a result, the parents can look forward to shopping among charming boutiques and admiring historic architecture, while kids can count on recreating a classic moment from American history on the Potomac. Who, after all, can't imagine himself as George Washington during a boat ride or canoe rental on the river?

But in the Arlington area, there's no shortage of sparks for imagination. Mount Vernon offers a first-hand look at the restored home of our country's favorite president, while visiting the Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery lends an authenticity to what kids may have only ever read about in history books. Plus the many iconic destinations within Washington, D.C. (think the National Mall, White House, Lincoln Memorial, museums and the National Zoo) are all just a short and easy Metro ride away.

Just as families can pick and choose among area attractions, they can find which of the three unique properties might best accommodate them. The Key Bridge Marriott, for example, attracts families with its 582 spacious guest rooms and suites, plug-in technology panels and 37-inch, flat-panel, LCD HDTVs. The Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, on the other hand, extends a stylish, LEED Gold-certified welcome to guests, along with access to its on-site SOCCi, one of the best Italian restaurants in Arlington, VA. (Guests can count on visiting the restaurant more than once thanks to its mouthwatering menu of pastas, steaks and world-class wines.) The Crystal Gateway Marriott, meanwhile, can't be beat for convenience. Not only do its guest rooms feature deluxe bedding and marble finishes in the bathrooms, but visitors can access the Metro from the hotel's lobby, putting all of D.C. within steps of every guest.

While each of the Arlington, VA hotel offers brings something different to the table, all the properties enjoy convenient access to the Reagan National Airport and major DC entryways, including the GW Parkway and Interstate 395. That means getting to Arlington can be just as pleasant -- even with kids in tow -- as staying there.

To book your family's spring break trip to Arlington, VA, use booking code ADV or call 888-737-0577 for more information.

About the Crystal Gateway Marriott
Located in Arlington, Virginia, the Crystal Gateway Marriott offers guests the ultimate in comfort and convenience. Its 615 guest rooms and 82 luxurious suites are equipped with ergonomic desks, HD televisions, technology panels and, for a fee, high-speed Internet. Two concierge levels enhance guests' visits with complimentary continental breakfast and all-day drinks, while the fitness center includes cardiovascular equipment, free weights, a whirlpool and an indoor-outdoor connecting pool for those who like to stay active. When it's time to refuel, guests can enjoy a variety of options, including the relaxed Atrium restaurant for American fare and the Mediterranean-inspired Restaurant Mez. The hotel also has 27 meeting rooms with 35,377 square feet of stylish event space for corporate visitors. To learn more about the Crystal Gateway Marriott, call 866-725-1860.

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About the Key Bridge Marriott
Situated in the midst of Washington, D.C., Georgetown, Arlington and Old Town Alexandria, the Key Bridge Marriott caters to every type of traveler. The corporations and government agencies of Northern Virginia are just minutes away, which is ideal for business guests. And with 17,000 square feet of meeting space (including the top-floor Capital View Ballroom) equipped with e-tools like web pages and e-rooming lists, productivity is guaranteed. Two contemporary restaurants, an indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool and brand-new equipment in the fitness center create a relaxing atmosphere that's only enhanced by the 582 guest rooms. Accommodations include features like plug-in technology panels and luxury bedding, not to mention breathtaking views of D.C. and Georgetown. The shops and attractions of Georgetown beckon from across the picturesque bridge, while convenient Metro access puts the historic and cultural treasures of the nation's capital just minutes away. Travelers interested in experiencing the convenience and culture of this premier property are invited to call 1-888-737-0577 to learn more.

About the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Whether travelers are looking for environmental sensitivity, modern technology or top-rated service, the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel can accommodate them. The hotel boasts 300 guest rooms and suites that feature plush Revive bedding; organic Aveda bath products; 37-inch, flat-panel HD televisions; mini-refrigerators; and plug-in technology panels. Technology, in fact, figures prominently throughout the hotel and has placed it at the forefront of business hotels. Sixteen meeting rooms occupy 17,307 square feet of meeting space, while the hotel's location just minutes from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, IBM, the Pentagon, PBS and the EPA make it a natural choice for business groups. It's also a natural choice for foodies. The hotel's modern Italian eatery, SOCCi, incorporates local produce in the majority of its Old World fare, while Espressamente illy acts as its ideal café counterpart. In addition, guests can enjoy the hotel's fitness center and pool, as well as a new lobby that sets the tone for their stays. Consistently ranked No. 1 for guest satisfaction among all full-service Marriott hotels in the Eastern region, the hotel is conveniently positioned near a variety of local attractions like Old Town Alexandria, Pentagon Row and the National Mall. The result is one hotel that's as exciting as the destination itself. Travelers interested in learning more about the conveniently-located hotel can call 877-884-9304 to reserve their trip.

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    Mark Indre
    Marriott International