We had the pleasure of staying at Homewood Suites Alexandria! 12 of us in my group. We stayed the week of Christmas (2013) and ended up adding an additional night at the end of our trip. The hotel was CLEAN!!! The staff was amazing...so sweet. The shuttle bus was great. Breakfast AND dinner? Wow! Both meals were delicious and plentiful. On Christmas night, of course there was no dinner provided...makes sense. But the staff allowed us to use the kitchen and the tables to enjoy our "Cuban" Christmas dinner! We even played karaoke! All 5 nights we were there, the 12 in my group enjoyed the pool table, the free hot cocoa and coffee. The spacious great room allowed for us to play monopoly and cards and we just had a great ole time! The Christmas tree was perfect for our pictures and the fireplaces were an added bonus! I can't say enough about how nice this hotel was. We will FOR SURE be back! Loved, loved, loved it!