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EC Washington, DC: Superior Crystal Tower

Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Includes

  • Study Room
  • Free Wi-Fi facilities
  • Public computers
  • Cable TV
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fitness center
  • Bed linen provided
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Cleaning service provided
  • 24-hour on-site security
  • ATM in building
  • Landry is in the room and is free
  • Outdoor pool (only summer)
  • Jacuzzi
  • BBQ area with patio
  • Clubhouse with lounge area and TV
  • Crystal City underground- with banks
Number of Bedrooms
2-bedroom apartments
Type of Room
Single rooms / Twin rooms
Bathroom Type
Bathrooms with shower and bathtub
Board Status

Description of accommodation

Each apartment consists of two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and a comfortable shared living area which features free Wi-Fi and cable tv. The bedrooms are either single or twin.  Apartments can accommodate up to 4 residents. Students who book a single room will share the apartment with 1 or 2 other residents. Students who book a twin room will share their bedroom with 1 other resident and will share the apartment with 1 or 2 other residents. Single rooms have a queen-sized bed and twin bedrooms have two twin-sized beds. All bedrooms have a desk and plenty of storage space. There are two full-sized bathrooms in each apartment, one for each bedroom.

Description of local area

EC Washington DC’s student residence is located just across the river from Washington DC in Crystal City, Virginia. Crystal City is a modern, urban neighborhood with many offices, shops and restaurants.  The Crystal City Metro station is only a 10-minute walk away and is easily accessible from the residence via an underground walkway.


1600 S Eads St.  Arlington, VA 22202

Phone Number

+1 800-844-0114

Emergency Number

+1 202-909-5873

Arrival and departure

  • Arrival day: Saturday
    Check in: after 15:00 PM
    Departure day: Saturday
    Check out: 11:00 AM

Journey to school

The residence is approximately 20 minutes from the school. To travel to the school, follow the directions below:

  • Take the Blue Line from Crystal City Metro Station for 6 stops (20 minutes) to Farragut West Metro Station.
  • Exit the station at 17th and I Street.  Walk along 17th Street next to Farragut Square.  At the K Street intersection, continue slightly left onto Connecticut Avenue.
  • Continue Northwest up Connecticut Avenue and you will see the entrance to the Blake Building at 1025 Connecticut Avenue. The school is on the 7th floor in suite 701. You will need your ID to enter the building so please remember to bring your passport.


Cancellation prior to arrival

Students cancelling fewer than 14 days before arrival will be charged a one-week accommodation fee at the standard accommodation rate and accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give notice in writing 4 weeks prior to termination. After deducting the price of accommodation used, including the required notice period, charged at standard accommodation rates, students will be refunded the remaining accommodation costs. If the 4-week notice period is not provided a cancellation fee equal to 4 weeks of the accommodation cost will apply.

Other ways to get to your residence

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):

  • Exit the airport from Door 4 and go upstairs to the Silver Line Express ticket counter and buy a ticket ($5).
  • Take the Silver Line Express bus from just outside the ticket counter to Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station (15 minutes). At the Metro Station buy a Smartrip card or buy a ticket to Crystal City Metro Station ($3.60 with a Smartrip card).
  • Take the Silver Line Metro towards Largo Town Center and ride for 10 stops until Rosslyn Station (35 minutes).
  • Change to the Blue Line towards Franconia/Springfield and ride for 4 stops until Crystal City Metro station (8 minutes).
  • Exit the station and walk via the underground walkway to Crystal Plaza Apartments.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):

  • Exit from the Concourse (Level 2) at terminals A or B to get to Reagan Airport Metro Station and buy a Smartrip card or a ticket to Crystal City Metro ($1.75 with a Smartrip card).
  • Take the Yellow Line towards toward Fort Totten/Greenbelt OR the Blue Line toward Franconia/Springfield for 1 stop until Crystal City Metro Station (2 minutes).

From Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI):

  • Take the BWI Amtrak/MARC Shuttle from the Airport Terminal between Doors 1 and 2 to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station (4 stops, 12 minutes).
  • Walk about 1min to the BWI Rail Station and take either the MARC or Amtrak train to Washington Union Station (30-45 minutes).
  • Exit Union Station and look for ‘M’ signs to take you to Union Station Metro Station. Take the Red Line towards Shady Grove for 2 stops (4 minutes) to Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station.Change to the Yellow Line toward Huntington for 5 stops until Crystal City Metro Station (11 minutes). Follow as above.

Arrival Procedures

When the student arrives are the residence they can pick up their key from the main office/reception.


  • Single Room $535/$550
  • Twin Room $350/$375