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“Great hotel outside of Washington DC” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South

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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 50 Hotels in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Markham, Canada
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great hotel outside of Washington DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Hampton Inn's are always a great deal. Hotel was clean, room was great, service was great and the free hot breakfast is always a nice treat. The free shuttle service to the metro Station and to Old Town Alexandria is very good. Saves time and money. Enjoyed our stay and would go back.

Room Tip: All suites are good value.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Saco, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was looking to stay at an Embassy Suites in Alexandria or DC, but found the lack of a pool, or expensive parking a turn off. We came across the Hampton Inn & Suites in Alexandria, and it was a much better value. The rooms were clean, the staff was very friendly, the shuttle to the METRO was excellent, and free parking were very convenient. The breakfast, while not as "premium" as Embassy Suites, was not the typical cold cereal and toast of most places, it had a hot food service, that changed each day, you cook waffles,and rotated fruit selections. I would stay again on another trip to DC.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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La Grange, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I spent a couple of nights at this hotel and was very impressed by the rooms and, more importantly, by the service provided by the friendly, accommodating staff.

A shuttle is available to take you to and from the nearby metro. Take advantage of it! It's a convenient way to enjoy the sights of DC without dealing with the stress of traffic.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mtprospect
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Hotel was great, clean and staff very friendly - shuttle service as an added bonus - Room was very clean and comfortable - breakfast was good with a variety of foods every day. Shuttle service staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Amelia, Ohio
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Not a great experience. The maid forgot to clean the bathroom after the previous guest left. Towels on the floor, trash in can, soap in dish, washrags used.... Makes you wonder what else she missed. The hotel sent someone right up to clean, but still, first impressions are everything. There are three elevators, one of which is always inop (according to desk). A second one went down during our stay, and the third felt like it needed service too. Also, our tub had had caulk peeling of the edges and the vent in the ceiling might be falling out in the next couple months. Breakfast was average at best. This really felt like a days inn instead of a Hampton. I'm a little surprised they are allowed to keep the Hampton brand.

But....for what we paid and the area, it's still not a terrible deal. Weigh your options first, but in a pinch, this will do. Just make sure you room is clean when you get there.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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MickiHeineken, Director of Sales at Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences you encountered during your time with us. We've addressed our team in regards to your review and the necessary corrections have been made. Again, we apologize for the issues and we hope to have another chance to serve you soon.
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Keller, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I'll keep this to the basicis.
1. SERVICE - really wonderful! Desk staff was top notch!! Kind, courteous although they were super busy.
2. ROOM - Room was renovated, with comfortable bedding, linens, and furniture. It appears that the hotel does a good job of staying on top of the high occupancy. Only downside, if you call it one is that the a/c does have to turn off ( we like the white noise of an a/c). Room a/c can be super cold, but that's basically a good thing!
3. BREAKFAST: totally a Hampton breakfast, but better stocked. So, it's got the hot items like omelettes and sausage but they do a good job of not runnng out even at 9:45a.
4. PARKING GARAGE: It's nice that it's there. Not so well marked but what you should do is pull in to the front, go in and then they'll explain getting beeped into the garage from the back. (super tiny spots. do not attempt with a larger SUV)
5. LOCATION: OMG! Awesome. Old Town trolley runs (free) and you are picked up out front and dropped off not far from hotel. Metro is super close.

Don't think twice - this is a great value. It covers all you needs. It's not the Hilton but then again, you aren't paying full service price. (and I've stayed at the Hilton Old Town too, so I have a good basis of comparison)

Room Tip: Rooms at the end of the hall like the 15s and 16s are quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have always been pleased with Hampton Inns and this one was not exception. The staff was friendly and courteous, the hallways and rooms were clean and odorless, and the beds and pillows were very comfortable! The breakfast room was clean and spacious, and the food items were continually resupplied. Also the location was excellent, just a short shuttle ride to the Metro into DC. Our morning shuttle driver, Matthew, was particularly helpful when it came to using the Metro system. We would highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2014, 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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Additional Information about Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South

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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#17 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#20 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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