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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Historic District Alexandria
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   625 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314   |  
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Ranked #31 of 49 hotels in Alexandria
WASHINGTON,PA.
1 review
“perfect place to stay when visiting d.c.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

we had a wonderful trip last may,2012. whenever we go to d.c. area we always plan on staying
at the holiday inn, alexandria.

very convenient in and out of d.c. and the surrounding area. found this hotel to be very good,
clean and very accomodating to us.would and have, recommended.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I had to stay here for work travel as accommodations were made by the office. This was THE WORSE HOTEL I have ever stayed in - period. The first room I was in had MOLD in it - on the vents - they were black. The second room had a public style toilet, various STAINS on the ironing board and BLOOD stains on the bathroom door and window curtains. These rooms are not cleaned and should be a health violation. There was also dust in the bathroom and the shower curtain rod was coming out of the tile. I wish this review allowed pictures because I have proof. I would NEVER recommend this hotel or the staff. I'm still disgusted with the company and the hotel!

Room Tip: Do not stay here!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My son and I had to book a last-minute hotel when our original plans upon arriving fell through. From the outside, the hotel looks very nice. I booked the hotel through Priceline, and maybe the hotel reserves the worst rooms for customers like us. I don't know, but the first room they gave us was, in a word, GROSS. There were two large stains on the carpet--one of which looked like Kool-Aid--and there was a big thread of carpet sticking up in the middle of the room. When I complained, we were immediately booked into a different room that, although less gross, still sported 2 very visible coffee stains AND an unknown whitish stain on the chair upholstery. In short:it's the kind of hotel room I wouldn't take my shoes off in. I mean--seriously? You don't anticipate people spilling things, and don't have some sort of method to remove stains? You're a HOTEL.

I'm tired of complaining, tired from the trip, and I suspect I'll just get another room with stains anyway (maybe that's all they have here). Can't wait to go to the other hotel we books in 2 days, but I'll NEVER stay here again. Yuck. This should be rated a two-star hotel. I've stayed in better Motel 6s.

Room Tip: Rooms #219 and #107 have stained carpets. Try any others but these two.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Netherlands
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights.
I would say this is one of the better Holiday Inns around, and for the money I am satisfied that we made the right choice.
The hotel is about 10 blocks walk from the town centre, but this is a nice walk along the waterfront through an affluent neighbourhood. A few blocks inland is slightly less well-off, but we didn't see a 'poor' area anywhere; I suspect this part of the town is all pretty expensive. Alternatively you can use the hotel's free shuttle into town (half hourly but not 24hrs)
The hotel also runs a half hourly shuttle to Ronald Regan where you can jump on the metro into DC - very easy. Or jump on the free King street trolley to the Metro two stops earlier.
The hotel itself was clean and welcoming, much more of a hotel than a motel. Parking underground is adequate, but they should do something about the parking fee of $20 (I'm not sure we were charged??) You can park in the street nearby for free, and it is safe enough.
The room was clean, with good facilities. Curtains were a touch tired, but otherwise we we're very happy with the room.
This is neither the Waldorf Astoria, nor your own home, but it is certainly not a cheap motel on the freeway. All round I would recommend this as a great base for anyone visiting DC on business or exploring the city.

Room Tip: We had a room at the top of the stairs, facing the front (supermarket right across the street). We t...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Lothian, Scotland
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed here in September for 3 days while we went sight seeing in Washington DC. The hotel itself was excellent. Huge rooms, extremely comfortable bed, free fast wireless internet, working AC (although a little noisy, tended to switch it off overnight), clean bathroom, friendly staff. Pretty much everything you could ask for!

The hotel is situated in a very safe, pretty area about 15 to 20 minutes walk from King Street, where all the cute shops and restaurants are. However there's also a decent supermarket right across the road, and a decent steakhouse half a block away (TJ Stones). For the metro it was about a 15 minute walk to Braddock Road. Walk felt very safe despite going through a slightly less upmarket housing estate. There was also a free, and very useful shuttle to Ronald Reagan airport, useful both for the metro (avoiding the walk with luggage) and the airport itself. We found it a great base for exploring both Arlington and DC, and was great value in comparison to the hotels in town (which we were slightly nervous about location-wise).

The only let-down was the breakfast which was average quality and over-priced. And don't order tea - they make it in the coffee jugs (coffee flavoured tea, yuch!). Best to head out for breakfast.

Room Tip: Other reviews had commented on slightly damp smelling rooms and corridor. However we were on floor 7...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hattiesburg
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123 reviews 123 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We loved staying outside of dc. It was just a short scenic ride into anywhere. Hotel was beautiful & right across from grocery store to pick up goodies for room. Had fridge & microwave. We didn't dine there but took shuttle again to historic Alexandria. Tons of quant restaurants & shops. Will stay again when in dc area.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed here one night and that was enough. Haven't stayed at a Holiday Inn in a long time and should have kept it that way. Our room was large, but not clean. An upholstered chair in our room had huge stains on it and on the throw pillow that was there. Would not sit on it as it looked like it had not been cleaned in a long time. The sheers too looked like they might have been white, however looked gray in appearance and dirty. We found a large smashed bug on them that looked like it had been there for a while. The walls were dirty as was the tile under the bathroom sink, the air conditioner did not work well and it felt cold and very damp. There is no complimentary breakfast and the continental breakfast is $9.99, we just had oatmeal and coffee off the menu, which cost us over $12. The front desk people, however, were very kind and accommodating and adjusted our bill after our complaints. It looks like it could be a great hotel if they updated by painting and doing thorough cleanings. I guess you get what you pay for as this was one of the cheaper priced hotels there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Historic District Alexandria, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Dear Harmony_peace,

Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. I am pleased that you found our front desk staff to be kind and accommodating. Please accept my sincerest apology if you found your stay less than satisfactory due to the room accommodations received. I appreciate you bringing this matter into our attention as this is our best resource of improving guest services.

We take the confidence our guests place in us very seriously and work diligently to rectify any unsatisfactory experiences. Thank you again for your comments.

Sincerely,

Pam G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Address: 625 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #31 of 49 hotels in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Historic District Alexandria 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria- Historic District is located in the heart of Alexandria, convenient to everything Old Town Alexandria and Washington, DC have to offer. The Potomac River and King Street's entertainment district, restaurants and boutique shopping are just blocks from the hotel. At our pet friendly hotel, we provide complimentary high-speed Internet and shuttle service to Reagan National Airport, Metro and King Street. Experience fine hospitality when you stay at the Holiday Inn. During your stay, dine in Traditions Restaurant and Lounge, featuring the specialties of Alexandria and light American fare. Kids Eat Free (with select rates and accompanied by an adult) in our restaurant and will enjoy our combination indoor/outdoor pool. Famed attractions in the Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA area include the Smithsonian museums, White House, Capitol Building, Mount Vernon, and the numerous monuments and cemeteries. This hotel in Alexandria, VA is also convenient to the Pentagon and Crystal City. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, let the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria-Historic District be your home away from home. ... more   less 
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