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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 #30 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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1 review
“Nice Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

My husband and I and our 2 kids stayed at the Holiday Inn for 6 nights. We chose Alexandria because we wanted a charming town away from the hustle and bustle of DC yet not too far. This fit that criteria. Alexandria is a lovely town! Nice hotel, nice decor and looks like it was renovated within the last few years. Beds are very comfortable too. It offers shuttles to Reagan airport every 1/2 hour, which is the nearest metro. The pool hours are from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Kids would have liked more. The grocery store right across the street was very convenient. Internet connection was good too. Although the TV was nice, the reception was not. Something funky going on with the electricity in the bathroom. Only one plug in the outlet worked and it was intermittent. The neighborhood is very safe and there is plenty of parking around the hotel. It was a nice hotel for the price!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Columbia, SC
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2010

My son and I stayed at this property for two nights. It was very nice – the staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was great, although the cable TV selections were limited. Our room was very quiet –the hotel is just South of Reagan National airport but I didn’t hear any air traffic at night. There is a grocery store right across the street – part of the “Giant” chain … and a Trader Joe’s about two blocks away. There were some restaurants within a few blocks, and many more about eight blocks away on King Street. It was a nice walk and the hotel also offers a shuttle van service. We would stay at this property again. parking was conveniet -- $20 per day.

  • Stayed March 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

My husband stayed here Valentine's weekend. We booked this hotel through hotwire for a rate of $68 per night. We loved out stay here. Check in was quick and efficient. Parking is in an underground garage around the back of the hotel. It is $20 per night, but this fee was waived by the front desk. Our room was great. It lookes recently renovated and had a flat screen TV and fridge/micro in the room. We did go to see the fitness area and pool, but did not use it. The pool is an indoor pool that flows outside during the warmer months. It was a little small for the indoor side, but would be great to use both sides in the warmer months. There is a life guard on site. The fitness room was nice and is right next to the pool area. There is also a grocery store directly across the street if you want to go purchase some things for the room. We were going to go out for Valentine's Dinner, but decided to stay away from the crowds and dine in the restaurant on site. It was very quiet with only 4 other tables with guests. The food was good and was reasonably priced. We had a great nights rest and the beds were comfortable. We had to leave early to attend a conference the next morning and did not have time for a sit down breakfast so we grabbed a breakfast sandwich at the cafe' in the hotel. It was great and fast and the price was great for a filling on the go breakfast. I would come here again and recomend this hotel for your stay.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2010

This was a wonderful hotel. It was nice inside, and out. Historic Alexandria is amazing. The hotel restaurant was good, maybe a bit pricey, but good none the less. Grocery store across the street, and plenty of restaurants in the vicinity.

Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
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New york, NY
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2009

Unproffessional staff, it is just another holiday inn. This area has so many other great hotels, this hotel isnt just the best option

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

The Holiday Inn in Old Town Alexandria is not a bad location for exploring this interesting historic area. It's less than a mile north of the heart of Old Town–certainly walkable in nice weather. The hotel is a typical mid-market Holiday Inn.

Returning to our hotel at night, I noticed that the heating/air-conditioning vent in the hotel room was covered with black dirt and dust–at least I HOPED it was dirt, not mold. But since it was late at night and the outdoor temps were nice, I just shut off the system and opened the balcony door. After our stay, I sent an email to the hotel management and attached a picture of the dirty vent. No response. So I sent the issue to Holiday Inn's customer service contact. They forwarded the issue to the hotel. But still no response from the Holiday Inn Old Town Alexandria. Although customer service gave me 5,000 bonus frequent guest points, the hotel's management never acknowledged my issue.

So, that leaves me to warn others about this hotel. First, that the HVAC system is dirty and second, that the management doesn't seem to care.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2009

Had a great room for two night. It was very big and welcome after our flight from the UK. Don't get confused with the other Holiday Inn in Alexandria, like our cab driver did...He dropped up off at the other one and left when we went to check in we realised we were at the wrong one...well the front desk staff couldn't have been nicer - the guy there got the hotel bus, loaded our luggage and drove us the First Street - fantastic service.
We had to ask for a fridge in our room, which was delivered quickly and was a god send with a small baby we had to keep her food supplies chilled.
Alexandria is a great town too. Just wish we had a bit more time to explore the great restaurants.
Overall, a great stay. Great location to get transport to DC. Would stay there again no question

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 #30 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Historic District Alexandria 3*
Number of rooms: 161
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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