Not bad for the price, good location, mixed bag
Posted Jan 1, 2017
This is my second time staying at the Sheridan because they often run good deals and they promise city views in some of the rooms which is a nice hook. They also have a free shuttle service to Dulles, which is very handy for travelers looking to get in and out.
I booked a king bed with city view and got a room on the 4th floor. These rooms have one giant window at the end that you can pull up the curtain to reveal...some buildings. It's not like it's downtown DC or anything. You're in what appears to a newly rising neighborhood full of similar hotels that's fairly nondescript. But it's still kind of cool - you can turn out the lights and just look out over it. What's less ideal is the room itself. Mine smelled like it had once been a smoking room (it wasn't listed as such) and the cleanliness was debatable. Unlike before, my room also had a door that led to the room next to me, which I immediately dead-bolted. This is not a suite, so there's no refrigerator, and the ice machine is not even on your floor! It's in this scrappy, dirty little room called the Pantry that you have to go down to floor 2 to use. The bed was offset from the TV that was mounted to the wall behind the... wardrobe? which is directly across from the foot of the bed. If you just need to crash for the night it's fine but I wouldn't spend too much time there. Also if you're w/o a car, enjoy Uber/Lyft, cause there's nothing around you, no restaurants, stores, etc in walking dist. Overpriced breakfast.