Updated on February 20, 2024 by Julie McCool
Snuggle into the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia for a DC area romantic getaway/staycation surrounded by comfortable luxury. The beautiful spaces welcome and relax, while the staff and services make you feel like pampered royalty.
Celebrating 25 years at Tysons, the hotel undertook a top-to-bottom renovation beginning in 2014. Every room, suite, and public space was refreshed and updated, resulting in a brighter, more modern interior. You still get the upscale vibe you expect from a Ritz-Carlton, but it's not stuffy or all business anymore.
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The Ritz-Carlton still benefits from its convenient location in the heart of Tysons. It's a cozy spot for a winter staycation, with great shopping and dining a short indoor walk from your room. In addition, the Ritz is a great base for seeing the annual Cirque du Soleil shows at Lerner Town Square.
We had visited the hotel for weekday business meetings years ago and were happy to experience the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner on a weekend stay. We love exploring the best romantic getaways in the DC area, and sometimes a quick escape close to home fits the bill.
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Decor at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
Relaxing blue and tan hues fill the Ritz-Carlton Tysons—from the hall carpets to the accent pillows and artwork in our suite. Speaking of suites: the size and luxuriousness of the two-room Executive Suite make a staycation feel like an apartment stay. The plush bed and pillows deliver a cozy night's sleep, and the full living room offers a lounging spot by day or a gathering spot for the evening.
The suites are a perfect option for families who want to spread out. The couch converts to a sleep sofa and both rooms have large, flat-screen TVs, so adults and kids get their own space. Adjoining rooms are another option for family stays or enjoy together time in a still spacious regular guest room.
We expected luxurious robes and a marble-accented bathroom, but we didn't expect the convenient toothpaste and toothbrush in our toiletries, perfect since one of us forgot to pack those essentials. Sometimes little things make a big difference.
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons offers a range of special packages to sweeten your stay. For example, the Romance package adds champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and breakfast to your stay. A Paradise Springs Wine Experience includes a wine tasting at Paradise Springs Winery in the charming town of Clifton.
Friendly design touches in the 4th-floor lobby include artwork that highlights Virginia scenes. We love the painting of the Richmond Canal Walk near the reservation desk. In fact, it inspired us to plan another Richmond getaway.
Dining at Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
There are two dining options on property and many more in the adjoining Tysons Galleria. We recommend lunch at Entyse Bistro, a casual, open-kitchen concept that replaced a formal dining room of earlier days.
The Bell & Evans Chicken was a standout. Rested for 24 hours in a citrus marinade, pan-seared, finished in the oven, and served on a bed of sweet potato and Brussels with pistachios and calvados jus; it was delicious!
A collection of cold-pressed fresh juices can be ordered with or without alcohol. The Green Monster combination of cucumber vodka and “Cleanse” juice (apple, orange, green veggies, and ginger) sounded odd but tasted wonderful.
A luxury staycation deserves an indulgent finish. All of the desserts we tried were tasty, and the Double Chocolate Cake features chocolate stamped with the Ritz-Carlton logo. Pretty clever.
Guests can also enjoy a morning espresso bar, afternoon tea, drinks, and dinner at the Entyse Wine Bar and Lounge. Tysons Galleria mall offers a range of food choices from casual to elegant.
Special Experiences at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
If your staycation goal is luxury, you really should book a treatment at the nature-inspired Spa (sorry kids, this one is just for the adults). Special treatments all incorporate natural ingredients.
Special packages change to reflect the season. During cherry blossom season, enjoy a Cherry Blossom Bliss facial. Our facial was indeed blissful and included an incredible neck message that we still dream about.
Spa guests also have access to a steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, and saltwater pool, plus a direct entrance to the 24-hour fitness room.
Consider upgrading to Club Level access when you book your Ritz-Carlton Tysons staycation. The extra investment gives you access to a private area serving snacks, cocktails, wine, champagne, beer, and non-alcoholic drinks.
On a clear day, the view reaches DC, and the National Cathedral, Washington Monument, and Capitol Building are visible. The Club Level staff will pamper you with extra attention and concierge services.
When to Plan a Luxury Staycation at Ritz-Carlton Tysons
To our mind, it's always time for luxury and pampering. Taking a staycation is an opportunity to have fun and take a break from the routine without the cost and stress of travel.
The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner has no outdoor balconies or spaces, which makes it a particularly appealing escape from the heat of summer and the cold of winter. With the attached mall you can shop and dine without ever going outside.
On a beautiful spring or fall day, we might miss an outdoor space. It's a short walk or shuttle ride to the outdoor plaza (plus more shopping, dining, and movies) at Tysons Corner Mall. The Silver Line metro stop is close by, so you could easily zip into DC and play tourist for the day.
The Ritz-Carlton is a popular spot for business travelers and meetings. Weekend rates are generally lower—perfect for staycationers. Whether you're booking a family escape, a shopping extravaganza, a special occasion celebration, or just a change of pace, the Ritz-Carlton Tysons will welcome you with relaxed luxury close to home.
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Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner hosted our stay, spa treatment, and lunch at Entyse Bistro. All text, photos, and opinions are our own.