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“Good for just one night...” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1101 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314   |  
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good for just one night...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We arrived late (12 midnight) and thankfully our GPS helped us to find the hotel which is hidden on a side road, behind the trees, parallel to the main road. The outside of the hotel was like a pretty, brick carriage house and we found a parking spot right outside the lobby.
The desk attendant unlocked the night door for us and she booked us a room quickly. She was very kind and attentive. The room was on the second floor, facing the back of the hotel (view of the parking spaces in back). That was fine since we were only staying overnight.
The room was average...the 2 double beds were ok -- a bit sagging. The decor was different and more standard traditional than the lobby which was very modern and sleek. Clean room though. Like others have said, the bathroom was very standard and needs an update. Again, we were there for one night so it wasn't a problem at all.
Breakfast was a typical one -- cereals, muffins, make your own waffles. The coffee was AMAZING however and I went back for refills. Made a great morning.
The hotel was very quiet, despite only a couple of doors closing. This made for good sleep and the curtains blocked out the light so it was easy to sleep in late!
The staff were all super friendly and there was a friendly vibe even among the guests.
The hotel is a 5 minute ride from the White House so it's super easy.
We didn't avail of the shuttle since we had a car.
In all, it was an inexpensive stay and this hotel saved the day for two weary travelers!
Thanks!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shelby C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn, responded to this review, August 29, 2014
Dear LP,
Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review about your stay with us. We were happy to have your here and hope you can come back and spend more time with us in the future. We will even make some extra amazing coffee for you.
Thank you again,
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

at first had hard time finding the hotel maybe it was our GPS fault. Hotel is old, room was clean, free wifi, staff are nice, bfast was okay,quiet location and short drive to king street where all the restaurants are, free shuttle and close to airport. All in all nice stay at the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed one night while in town for musical entertainment. The hotel has an interesting ambiance, as the corridors twist and turn through the building. The staff was friendly and the room was very clean. We had no problems at all with the facilities and the staff were all friendly. Breakfast was the usual buffet, with both hot scrambled eggs and hard boiled eggs.

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

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Shelby C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
LeeH,
Thank you for taking time to give us a review of our hotel. We are glad you had and good time and enjoyed your stay with us here at Best Western. Please come see us again when you come to the area.
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Absecon, New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The location makes getting to get to Crystal City and Reagan airport a short drive. The rooms are a little older but CLEAN. Clean is important to me. Breakfast had the usual choices including eggs, waffles, yogurt, fresh fruit, etc. The staff was friendly.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have never written a hotel review before, and we are a family who go for vacation at least 3 times every year. We always look for budget hotels and cleanliness is the top most criteria in our requirement. Our daughter found this one for us for our recent trip to DC. I am so thankful and happy for her find.
It is clean, spacious and has a beautifully preserved old world charm. I loved the white linens. The breakfast was awesome too. There was everything for everybody, and plenty. Spacious dinning area was another great plus point.
The hotel is just few miles from Lincoln Memorial, and there is a beautiful view of DC from a marina close to the hotel.
I will suggest this hotel to everyone who are looking for a pocket friendly feel good hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shelby C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
happytravler142014,
Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am so happy we could be of service to you and your family. We love it when guest staying with us enjoy their stay as much as we enjoy you being here. Come on back and see us again when you come to the area.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Good location with shuttle to Old Town Alexandria and environs. Nice breakfast, hotel dated but clean with helpful staff. No ice machine but bags if ice available in freezer. Internet was fair. Quiet, set back from main road on a little side road.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I just wanted to say thank you for a great experience after coming to Virginia to lay my father to rest at Arlington Cemetery, the staff here was excellent and very accomodating. during this stressful time, we encountered that we had locked our suitcases and left the key at home, I had called down the night before and they said maintenance will be here at 6am, mike who was on that day was quick to respond with a hack saw which I then was able to retreive my dress cloths for that day, thanks again for being to fast and prompt to respond mike, we greatly appreciate you all!!!
I can't say enough about the staff from the arrival, to our departure, from front desk, maintenance, houskeeping, driver and breakfast attendant, you all did a remarkable job and were very friendly, and I wish you all the best in life, god bless and I hope to stay there again one day.
I hope I did not forget anyone to praise...great job everyone!!!

Sincerely

Brad Childers from Ohio

Room Tip: maybe get a room close to your parking but even on the second floor your still not much futher away...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shelby C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Brad C,
Thank YOU so much for your kind words. We are happy we could be here for you when you needed us most. I am glad Mike could get your suitcase open with out any trouble and you could get to your close and had everything you needed. My staff and I again send our condolences to you and your family. We would be please to have you come stay with us again.
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Address: 1101 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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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 Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#23 Business Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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