Just to let you know that if you're driving in to Arlington (Crystal City), Virginia to stay at the Crystal Gateway Marriott), the meter parking in front of and across the street from the hotel (and probably throughout the city) is one of your best options. However, the meters are no longer set up to receive quarters.
In order to pay for meter parking, you will have to download the Parkmobile App to your phone or go online to Parkmobile.com to pay for parking by using the 6-digit code on the meter. The parking is not directly at the curb as they have made that space available for the bike riders. The parking has slightly moved to the left of the curb.
The parking rates are still cheaper than parking under the hotel.
Rates are $10 maximum Monday through Friday (8am to 6pm). Parking on holidays is free. Rates are $0.25 per 15 minutes or $1 per hour. If you park across the street, Saturday and Sunday parking are free. If you park on the same side as the hotel, you have to pay for Saturday parking.