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Homewood Suites Alexandria
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4850 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, VA 22302-1102   |  
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC! Other hotels should take note- Hilton does this one right”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2009

Staff very welcoming and helpful. Great location, easy to get in and out of the city. Separate living area was great for those who wanted to stay up late or get up early. Wonderful, comfy beds to slip into after a long day of sightseeing. Instant hot water no matter what time of day for showers. Never used the kitchen but great to know it was there. The hot breakfast and light dinners just topped the stay. Coffee/tea/hot coco bar open 24/7. Pool closed early but having a lifeguard on duty was nice. Spa relaxing and ample workout room. Laundry room could use one more washer dryer since some guest are there for longer stays. Free and lots of parking was a plus along with the internet. The HOME in Homewood fits the property well. One of the nices vacations we have taken and this property had a lot to do with it. Thanks

  • Stayed August 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2009

My family stayed here for 10 days as we searched for our new home. It was extremely comfortable and very much a "home away from home".

We enjoyed the morning breakfasts which always had hot and cold food. There were scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, biscuits, omelets, muffins, bagels, breads, assorted fruit, canned fruit, waffles, cereal, oatmeal, coffee, tea, water, milk, juice.

From Monday to Thursday, there was a Manager's reception which was basically dinner: a meat dish, a vegetable dish, a starch, juices, and cookies for dessert. It was a perfect ending to a busy day. We didn't have to worry about another meal.

The pool is shaped like a duck, and the kids enjoyed swimming in this nice clean pool. A hot tub was inside, next to the pool area.The fitness center had two treadmills, two ellipticals, one stationery bike, weights.

The check-in people were always very friendly and willing to offer any kind of help. Our rooms were always cleaned well with fresh towels.

We only wished they could have had queen beds instead of double beds, but it was still very nice and comfortable.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dudley, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

Stayed at the Homewood Suites last week of June 2009 for 4 nights. I have stayed in many other Hilton properties in the last several years, and although this one is good, it is on the mid average scale when compared to the other Hilton properties.

The good:
-The best part was the daily breakfast and the evening Manager's reception. The food and staff attentiveness was fantastic.
-Room was clean and comfortable, with the small exception of a noisy AC unit.
It was comforting to return to this room after a long day of sightseeing in DC.
-Pool attendant kept everyone under control around the pool, and did it in a way that
was firm, yet not confrontational.

The "not so good":
-Front desk staff. I feel they could have been much more accomodating. Don't get me
wrong, they were pleasant enough, but not as helpful as other locations.
-Hotel exterior, especially the front entrance, could have been cleaned a little better.
As a non-smoker, it was somewhat of a turn-off to walk up to the front door after an 8
hour drive, and find 3 people smoking right there, and old butts on the ground and
overflowing the ash tray. Let people smoke, just not at the front door.
-The room, although a non-smoking room, still had a slight stale odor to it....again, not
horrible, but definitely there.

The UGLY:
-It seemed that nobody was in charge of vacuuming the common room corridors! We
arrived on a Sat evening and left on Wed morning and the corridor carpets were never
vacuumed once! It was somewhat surprising because the rooms seemed to be
vacuumed and were very well cleaned each day. I did mention it at checkout, and the
desk person was very apologetic and promised to get it taken care of. It was a small
thing, but that really impacted my impression of this hotel.

A tip....If you are planning to use this hotel for you base to tour DC, you may want to consider the following. The Alexandria metro stop is about a 5 min car ride (approx 4 miles) from the hotel. There is a very small parking lot at the station. If you arrive early enough on weekends and you can find a spot, you can park there for free. During the week it is enforced metered parking with a 2 hour limit. Therefore, parking there is not an option. You can park at the Hilton across the street for $14/day. Other than that, we could not find a public parking lot. Maybe there is one, but we could not find it, and nobody at the hotel desk could give us an alternative. So, although the parking at the hotel is free, you will pay to park your car anywhere in "downtown' Alexandria.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel. With a little attention to the flaws I listed above,
this would be an excellent facility.

Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

I stayed with my wife for a long weekend and opted to stay at this property as other hotels in and around DC were too expensive or booked for the cherry blossom festival. We liked the place and the hotel was clean, quiet and comfortable. There are a few shops and restaurants a short walk away, but we did not check these out as we headed to DC every day.

  • Liked — Quiet and comforatable property
  • Disliked — distance from DC
  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Bellaire, TX
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2008

We just spent 5 nights at the Homewood Suites in Alexandria VA as the ultimate destination on a driving trip from Bellaire (Houston) Texas to Washington DC.

This is a great family hotel--our new favorite Homewood Suites.

Traveling with 3 kids (ages 11-15), we don't fit comfortably in a normal hotel room, so we usually look for suite hotels. Hilton's Homewood Suites is always our first choice because we know we can count on a clean, spacious room with a real door on a separate bedroom, and breakfast included, all at a reasonable price. There is, however, some variation in the age of the properties, the configuration of the rooms, the amenities offered, and especially the breakfast offerings.

The Alexandria VA Homewood Suites is more than a cut above the other (typically good) Homewood Suites in which we have stayed.

Both our room and the lobby were spacious and inviting. Our room had two double beds and a sleeper sofa. The configuration of the bedroom, bath, and living areas was exceptionally good and functional for us.

The lobby was very large and inviting. Everything was very clean and in good working order.

The housekeeping staff was very attentive and provided plenty of extra towels in response to our note with a small tip.

The serve-yourself breakfast was excellent--a good selection of breads, pastries, muffins, cereal, fruit, yogurt, etc, with eggs (somewhat institutional, but better than you typically get in such a setting), bacon or sausage, and make-your-own waffles. The staff was very good about keeping the breakfast area clean and well stocked. Don't be late, however, as they are also very efficient at clearing up as soon as breakfast is over.

As with all Homewood Suites, there was also a Manager's Reception Monday through Thursday evenings, but we were never there to partake of it. Likewise, we never took advantage of the pool table in the lobby nor of the duck-shaped swimming pool and hot tub, all of which looked inviting.

There are several family restaurants nearby (we ate at an Olive Garden and a Friday's) as well as a Target, a drug store, etc.

We found it pretty convenient to drive into Washington DC on I-395 and park at Union Station to tour the Capitol, museums, and monuments. If you don't have a car or don't want to drive into DC, however, this hotel may not be a good base for touring Washington as it about 4 miles to the King Street Metro station.

We would definitely return to this hotel and recommend it whole-heartedly to other families visiting the Washington/Alexandria area.

  • Liked — Great configuration of suite with separate bedroom, living room, and bathroom areas.
  • Disliked — Nothing--we were completely satisfied.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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New Windsor, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

Stayed here using converted Citi points to Hilton Honors pts. It was my introduction to Hilton Homewood line of hotels. Stayed for a long weekend with the family. I was happy by the time we left. Our stay was comfortable and quiet. Solid, couldn't here anything. The staff was fantastic and very helpful with my stay during the (for those that know you will understand) the hectic time that is the Cherry Blossom Festival. The breakfast was clean, and sufficiently varied. The Waffles were super fresh. Bake them yourself. The fruits were fresh. The pool was still closed so I couldn't tell you more on it. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows very soft. (Just how I like them, my wife likes them firmer). Even the faux fireplace was (thought still a little cheesy) appreciated.
I'm going to return to the festival in 2009 and my choice of destination will definately be Homewood.

  • Liked — The friendly atmosphere.
  • Disliked — Gettling locked out... My fault :)
  • Stayed April 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

We stayed at Homewood because we were travelling with a 9 month old and like the option of having a true suite where the living room is seperated by a door from the bedroom. The set up was perfect, we put our daughter to bed in the bedroom at 8 PM and we were able to watch TV and talk without having to worry about waking her up. She had just started crawling and she loved the open space in the living room (after a little child proofing).
We found the rooms and the hotel in general to be very clean and comfortable. We also found the hotel to be in a safe area.
The breakfast buffet was perfect for having something before heading out for a busy day. Choices included cereal, fruit, muffins, pastries, eggs, biscuits, make your own waffles.
The staff was wonderful and friendly and got a kick out of the baby!
We didn't use the pool, but it was open from 11 AM to 9 PM and looked very nice. There is nice a patio on a balcony overlooking the pool with tables and chairs if you want to eat/hang out. I also saw a gas BBQ, but not sure if that is for guest use.
The lobby is very spacious and accomodating. There was a pool table and this is where seating is for the meals.
We drove 15 minutes into DC on a Sunday and found plenty of free parking on the street. We went to Old Town Alexandria each evening for an early dinner, also a 15 minute drive, although free parking is at a premium.
Overall, we had a great experience at this hotel.

  • Liked — Spacious Suite
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4850 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, VA 22302-1102
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#6 Business Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Homewood Suites Alexandria 3*
Number of rooms: 105
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