The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

1250 South Hayes Street | Arlington, VA 22202 [See Map]
#16 in Best Washington D.C. Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 608 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 366 rooms, 18 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood
Style Traditional
Best For Business travelers, Couples

U.S. News Review

Located across the Potomac River in northern Virginia, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City makes an ideal oasis for business and leisure travelers alike. The property features a 24-hour business center and plenty of meeting space, which makes working from the road easy. And sightseers love that Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon are nearby, while indoor access to the metro makes commuting to the National Mall a breeze. Plus, if you've got little ones in tow, the Ritz offers a variety of family-friendly amenities, including baby-sitting services and kid-friendly menus. When hunger sets in, retreat to Fyve Restaurant Lounge for delectable modern American fare and inventive cocktails. And when it's time to turn in for the day, you'll sleep easy with plush duvets and 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton linens. Accommodations also come equipped with flat-screen TVs, marble bathrooms and lavish bath products. While most recent guests report a satisfactory stay, some do say that the customer service isn't up to the Ritz' high standards. Note that the hotel is connected to the Pentagon City shopping mall. Since Ritz-Carlton falls under the Marriott umbrella, if you participate in the Marriott Rewards program, you can earn or redeem points by choosing to stay here.

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Critic Reviews


“The feel is more contemporary and casually chic than generally associated with this luxury chain, and it's convenient for both the Ronald Reagan National Airport, a short cab ride away, and downtown D.C. via the Metro.”


“Five minutes from Washington National Airport, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City offers tailored elegance with feather beds, Egyptian cotton linens, updated technology and luxurious club-level accommodations.”
Award: Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014

Travel + Leisure

“The hotel also has an indoor pool and a private entrance to the adjacent Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, an upscale shopping mall with stores like Kenneth Cole and Michael Kors. The on-site Fyve Restaurant Lounge serves New American fare beside a working fireplace, with live jazz on the weekends.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels 2015

The Washington Post

“Get past the noisy lounge that you must stroll through en route to breakfast, lunch or dinner at Fyve, and you'll find a seductive oasis fashioned from walls that appear to pick up their shimmer from spun gold; large, comfortable chairs in burnt-orange fabric; and broad tables decorated with frosted-glass votives.”

Washingtonian Magazine

“This graceful Arlington property exceeds its Pentagon City surroundings, but as a result, rooms can be a bargain. ”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at this Ritz property feature contemporary decor in neutral colors with dark wood furnishings. Room amenities include 400-thread-count Frette linens, minifridges, two flat-screen TVs, coffee makers, and Italian marble bathrooms with oversized tubs.

  • Nightly turndown service
  • Daily fee for Internet starts at $9.95

Standard room size:

400 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 608 guests have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.0 (based on 608 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

The closest hotel to the Pentagon and only a mile from downtown Washington, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is connected to The Fashion Centre, an upscale shopping mall. The hotel also has direct underground access to the Pentagon City metro station on the Blue and Yellow lines.

  • Across the street from Virginia Highlands Park
  • About 2 miles northwest of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

  • 24-hour valet parking ($38)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The signature restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City was named in honor of the five-sided edifice it overlooks. Spelled in Old English, Fyve Restaurant Lounge is an American bistro that serves seasonal fare featuring fresh, local produce. Open throughout the day, Fyve offers both a breakfast buffet and a la carte selections, lunch, dinner and light fare in the lounge area in the afternoon and evening. For guests who like to socialize, community dining tables offer the opportunity to meet new friends.

  • 24-hour room service
  • Afternoon tea offered Saturdays and Sundays
  • Seasonal dining events throughout the year

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

Buffet, American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast


The heated indoor pool at the Ritz-Carlton is located next to the fitness center. The hotel does provide a lifeguard, although weekday pool hours are limited to 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 9 p.m., with extended, all-day hours on the weekends.

Number of pools:


Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar



With the Ritz Kids program, children receive a welcome gift bag and the hotel offers complimentary childproofing kit. Special activities for children are offered during the holidays throughout the year.

  • Children's menu available
  • Family Getaway Package includes breakfast buffet for two adults and two children in Fyve Restaurant, Metro Rail passes for four, high-speed Internet and an in-room movie

  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The fitness center at the Ritz-Carlton overlooks the heated indoor pool through a glass wall. Gear includes cardio and weight-training equipment, free weights and a variety of exercise accessories.

  • Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult
  • Open 4 a.m. to midnight

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


With its proxmity to the Pentagon, this Ritz-Carlton sees a large number of government business travelers. The hotel offers 19,000 square feet of meeting space with venues of varying sizes. The Consulate, Diplomat, Ambassador and Directors rooms can accommodate small boardroom meetings, class or theater-style gatherings, and private banquets. The Plaza Ballroom, and the Grand Ballroom, can accommodate up to 800 guests or be divided into breakout rooms or smaller meeting spaces. Meeting services include an on-site audiovisual department, catering, and a dedicated conference concierge.

  • 24-hour business center
  • Volunteaming opportunities with Operation USO Care Package

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available




The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City offers several venues that can accommodate a variety of wedding sizes. The Grand Ballroom, featuring crystal chandeliers and silk wall coverings, is the largest banquet space, while the Plaza Ballroom can accommodate medium-sized receptions of up to 140 guests. Located on the first floor, the Ambassador Room offers a smaller space and features a marble fireplace, fixed marble bar and vaulted ceilings.

  • Wedding value packages offered on specific dates

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

1250 South Hayes Street | Arlington, VA 22202 [See Full Map]