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“Perfect combination” 4 of 5 stars
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Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5821 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303   |  
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Ranked #19 of 49 Hotels in Alexandria
Seattle, Washington
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Perfect combination”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

While the location was a bit away from downtown Washington, that is easily overcome. The hotel provides shuttle service to the closest Metro station. If you want to drive, there is a hwy and fwy very close, however, some folks mentioned the noise from them, we never heard any noise from those road, however, our room was facing the golf course. If you aren't going into DC, Crystal City and and Pentagon City are close and there are lots of shops and restaurants there. Never did stop in Old Town Alexandria, but drove through it enough to see there was ample to do there too.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MickiHeineken, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you very much for all the nice comments on your stay at our hotel. We strive to make all of our guests happy and comfortable and feedback from our guests helps us in working towards our goals. I will forward your comments to the rest of the staff and please stay with us again when returning to the area.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The staff was friendly, the front desk called after about half an hour to make sure the room was up to expectations, and there's a free shuttle service to the restaurant area of town.

Everything about this hotel met or exceeded my expectations.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MickiHeineken, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you very much for all the nice comments on your stay at our hotel and we are very pleased we exceeded your expectations. I will forward your comments to the rest of the staff and please stay with us again when returning to the area.
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Fernley, NV
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

This was my first time to the DC area and I picked this hotel online due to the shuttle services to and from the airport. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The shuttle services and drivers were great. We had to wait just a few minutes each time for the shuttle. The free breakfast was great every morning. I loved the free coffee and tea that they offered all day. The rooms were comfy and clean. We were stranded in DC due to super storm Sandy and they were very accomindating.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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MickiHeineken, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
We appreciate your nice comments and I am glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Our shuttle service is one of the great amenities enjoyed by our guests. Please come and visit with us again when your travel plans bring you back to the Alexandria area.
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Who said that you get ripped off when you are in DC? Not here!
This is one of the nicest Hampton Inns (and I stay at a lot of them) I've stayed. Very clean. Very friendly and very safe.
The beds were comfortable and loved the duvet. Stayed in a smoking room (My husband smokes a pipe) and it didn't smell stale like a lot of other smoking rooms. No burn marks anywhere, which is really unusual for a smoking room-I was pleased. The room was immaculate and quiet, even though we were right off the highway
The breakfast was standard Hampton-but plentiful
The best part was the free shuttle to either the Metro station or Old Town. It was great! They were punctual. Never had to use our car to maneuver around DC. It stayed in the (free) parking area!
Will be back

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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MickiHeineken, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you very much for all the nice comments on your stay at our hotel. We strive to make all of our guests happy and comfortable and feedback from our guests helps us in working towards our goals. I will forward your comments to the rest of the staff and please stay with us again when returning to the area.
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

we were there saturday night through sunday morning. despite being within 100 yards of the highway, we had no noise problems. access was very easy. while no full--service restaurant, there was an adequate breakfast (free) and they were very friendly to delivered meals. there were free shuttles although we did not use them. staff were quite friendly. and the price was right.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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MickiHeineken, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope you get to stay longer on your next visit so you can take advantage of the free shuttle service to the Metro and Historic Old Town Alexandria.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for one night 10-20-12. We could not have been happier with our stay. The room and bathroom were exceptionally clean. The front desk people were very helpful, especially Glen. The shuttle was a great way to get back and forth from the Hotel to Old Town Alexandria. You may have to wait a few minutes, but the convenience factor out weighs any wait time. Will definately stay here next time I am in the area.
Also very close to Mt Vernon. We had a room in the back # 701 very quiet

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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MickiHeineken, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with is this fall. Please stay with us again on any returning trips - DC is beautiful in the springtime!
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Roanoke, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My boyfriend and I traveled to Woodbridge, VA a couple of weeks ago for a (fruitless) trip to Ikea. After looking at furniture, selecting furniture, getting and paying for the furniture and then being told that they don't deliver to our hometown of Roanoke, VA, we were feeling annoyed and very tired. We were trying to find a hotel close to DC because we wanted to go eat in downtown DC but we didn't want to pay DC hotel prices, so we started looking in Alexandria. Well, apparently every tour group this side of the Mississippi had decided to travel to the DC area this weekend so we kept getting the "Sorry, no vacancies" shrug at every hotel dotted along the Richmond Highway. That is, until we came across this Hampton Inn. Even though there was a tour bus out front that was stuffed to the gills with people, they had a room w/ two double beds available, so we said "We'll take it!"

We were in Rm 413 at the back of the hotel. I know a couple of others reviews mentioned road noise, but my boyfriend and I didn't hear anything so apparently it makes a difference if you're in a room at the front as opposed to being in the back of the hotel. Guests can also enter the hotel from the back parking lot, but after a certain time you have to use your room key to get in that back door, which I think is a good precaution. The beds were nice and comfortable and the bedding was crisp, except for the bed skirt that I tripped over several times because it was waaaay too long. They need better-fitting bedskirts if possible, at least for that room because I don't know about the other rooms. That's a safety hazard. We had plenty of pillows and an extra blanket in the closet. A cold front was blowing in that weekend and the overnight temperature plummeted to the low 40s but the heater in the room was quiet and kept the room comfortable. The room had plenty of lighting and even a cute chair in the corner w/ ottoman, a microfridge and a large flat screen TV. Overall, it was a nice clean room and wow does that water get super hot quick if you don't watch out lol.

My boyfriend and I have stayed in a Hampton Inn before in Charlottesville and they had the coffee maker in the bathroom and so did this Hampton Inn. I still think that's a strange placement.

Granted, we were only there for one night but it was a restful night's sleep afer driving for five hours then shopping in Ikea, then driving around trying to find a parking space in downtown DC for an hour, then enjoying a nice late night dinner. They have a huge breakfast selection and the sweets closet, neither of which we utilized but it's good to know it's available.

The only reason I don't give this hotel 5 stars is because of that ridiculously long and unsafe bedskirt.

Thank you Hampton Inn for having a vacancy! It's a nice, updated, and clean hotel and next time we're in the area, we'll check you guys out again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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MickiHeineken, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you very much for all the nice comments on your stay at our hotel. We strive to make all of our guests happy and comfortable and feedback from our guests helps us in working towards our goals. I will forward your comments to the rest of the staff and please stay with us again when returning to the area.
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Address: 5821 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#14 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#21 Business Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated and upgraded two bedded rooms to 2 queen size beds. Free Hot Breakfast Bar each morning. Free shuttle service to Historic Old Town Alexandria and Huntington Metro Station. Meeting and banquet space to accommodate 250 people. ... more   less 
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