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Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2345 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Eisenhower East)   |  
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“You have had the rest now try the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Where should I start…this was an absolute amazing hotel. The staff consistently fell over themselves assisting my team members and me. The rooms and beading looked new and were cleaned exceptionally well everyday of our stay. The hotel is centrally located within the Old Town Alexandria area and whatever anything was beyond walking distance the hotel shuttle dropped us off and picked us up. The complimentary breakfast and dinner were always flavorful and fresh. If you hit the gym after work I challenge you to find a better gym in a hotel for this price. In closing, I have spent over 100 days in a hotel this past year…I found this property to be in the top 10%. You’re crazy if you don’t stay here!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 23, 2012
Hi Cozmo1968!

Let me begin by thanking you for submitting such a great review! Your comments about our staff service, cleanliness, location, complimentary breakfast, complimentary area shuttle and our gym/fitness center were wonderful to read. I'm glad they exceeded your expectations.
I sincerely appreciate your taking the time to review the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle in such great detail!

We all look forward to seeing you again.

Jim
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

This is my second extended stay at this hotel. And I found that hotel looked just as nice as the first time. The property is well maintained. I have always enjoyed the staff. They are professional and make you feel welcome. It always feels like my home away from home.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Hi BRC-01,

Thank you very much for such a nice review! I was very happy to read your comments about the property and staff. I hope to see you again soon!

Jim Fournier
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Durango Colorado
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42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

My best friend Priceline picked another winner here. People are sometimes afraid to use the "Name Your Own Price" system because you have to pay for the room before you know where it is. But they have never put me in a dump and more often I have been pleasantly surprised. This was an example of that. An immaculate property in a high rise with spectacular views. Quiet, secure, and well appointed. I only wish I could have stayed more than one night! My only quibble is that there are not any restaurants in the immediate vicinity. I arrived late and tired and hungry so this was disconcerting. But they do sell microwave meals in the lobby and the rooms have full kitchens. So if you're ok with microwave pizza and Ben and Jerry's ice cream you're good to go. Otherwise there are some restaurants a few blocks away.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Hello Chilkoot_Hiker!

Thank you so much for the positive review of your recent stay at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle. I am very happy you enjoyed our suites and all the amenities we offer. Be assured we appreciate your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you to the Alexandria area.

Jim Fournier
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We stayed here for 3 days to visit DC and were very impressed with this hotel. The staff were very courteous. The room was very clean and well maintained. The free breakfast and the evening social were impressive. Also the free shuttle to the metro helped us a lot in the cold weather. Only complain is the parking fee. It is $18/day which I think is a little too much. Other than that I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the DC area

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 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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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Dear nk08_12,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments about the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle. Your positive review is very much appreciated. I also appreciate the feedback on the parking cost.

Thank you again, and I hope to see you again when your travels bring you to the Alexandria area.

Jim Fournier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

My family and I stayed here on our way to SC from CT. Was immediately impressed with the attentive staff and cleanliness of the property. Room was amazing; immaculate, well-appointed, state-of-the- art ammenities. Breakfast area was also immaculate, and efficiently tended. This is obviously a well-run property. Would highly recommend this hotel for all travelers.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 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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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
AMDL1,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at our Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle. I was very happy to read such a positive review of our property and amenities.

Thank you again, and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you to the Alexandria area!

Jim Fournier
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

This residence Inn is located in a quite part of Alexandria. The metro station is probably a 5 minute walk. Hot breakfast served in the morning was delicious. Rooms were clean and comfortable. A great value! Would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Studio Suite is big enough for a small family travalling with a baby or toddler.
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  • Stayed May 2011, 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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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Hi Samina-A,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle. Your positive comments about our rooms location and complimentary hot breakfast are very much appreciated!

We hope to see you again soon!

Jim Fournier
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Very nice hotel. Decent sized, clean rooms. One of the best prices for what you get that we could find in the DC area. 2 blocks from rail station so easy to get around DC area. There is a dog park right behind the hotel. Although we did not have pets on this trip it is quite nice for folks who travel with their pets. There is very little in the way of restaurants, but many choices only 1 stop away and they also offer a shuttle service. Quiet neighborhood but the rail runs right by the hotel. We were on the 7th floor and did not notice any noise from the train.

  • Stayed August 2011, 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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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Greetings MotoGPMan,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay at our Residence Inn Alexandra Old Town South at Carlyle. Your positive comments about our rooms and shuttle are very much appreciated!

Thank you again, and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you to the Alexandria area!

Jim F.
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Address: 2345 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Eisenhower East
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#10 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#17 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle 3*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the growing Carlyle neighborhood just outside of historic Old Town Alexandria, Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle provides the perfect accommodations for corporate and leisure travelers visiting the Washington, D.C. Area. This 15 floor hotel features 181 studio, one- and two- bedroom suites including complimentary Internet access and fully-equipped kitchens. Additional on-property amenities include 1,025 sq. Ft. Of meeting space, state-of-the-art fitness center, 24-hour market, and business center with print, copy, scan, and fax services. Along with well-appointed accommodations, guests enjoy complimentary daily hot breakfast and evening social hours (Monday-Wednesday, 6:00pm to 7:30pm). Ideal for extended stays, guest laundry facilities and pet-friendly rooms are available. This Alexandria, VA hotel is conveniently located near two Metro stations, offering easy access to key area businesses and leading downtown Washington, DC destinations. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to the Metro and Old Town Alexandria. ... more   less 
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