Which Sheraton or Marriott Near DCA???

Brad DeLong discovers that hotel names can be confusing even within the same brand.

    The Crystal Gateway Marriott is not the Crystal City Marriott. The Crystal City Marriott is not the Crystal Gateway Marriott.

In the same neighborhood it’s also important to know that the Sheraton National is not the closest Sheraton to National Airport.


Until recently there was a hotel called Sheraton Pentagon South — which was not the closest Sheraton to the Pentagon. (That honor belongs to the Sheraton National.)


So if you’re looking for a Starwood property near National Airport you book the Sheraton Crystal City and if you want one near the Pentago you book the Sheraton National.


And if you want a Sheraton in the Nation’s Capital you can’t, because there is no Sheraton in the District of Columbia (except for the “Four Points by Sheraton” .. which is not a Sheraton).

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