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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I coach a high school lacrosse team and we brought our team up to the Residence Inn. We could not have been happier with the hotel and its staff. They were polite, professional, helpful, and all around great. The hotel is located with in walking distance of some great restaurants and shops. Traveling with a large party can be stressful but with the Residence Inn it was great! Our trip was a success and in large part it was because of where we stayed. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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, May 1, 2012
Hi Matt S,
Thank you very much for the 5 Star review! I'm very pleased you and your team had a great stay. Your comments about our staff and hotel are very much appreciated!
Thank you for choosing the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, and we look forward to seeing you again!
Jim
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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
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  • Cleanliness
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

This was my first time in this hotel. I usually frequent the Residence in on Duke Street. Never again. This hotel has the Duke St. location beat hands down. The staff is much nicer and more accomodating. The rooms are of a much better quality than the Duke Street location - which are typical cheap Northern Virginia construction like most of the apartments, condos and new homes in the area (cheap appliances, paper thin walls, doors made out of beaver board, etc.). The location is very good - a 5-10 minute walk to the Eisenhower Metro and at least 10 good restaurant and bars within 10 minutes. Yet it is in a quiet location in Carlyle - as long as you don't get a room next to the metro tracks (yes - like the Blues Brothers). To avoid that, ask for a room at or above floor 6 or on the street side below 6 and you will be fine. This will be my hotel of choice when I visit DC. If you get a chance, take a 12 minute walk and dine at Brabo on King St. A bit expensive but wonderfully executed food.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, April 30, 2012
Hello H.B.
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent trip to the DC area. I am very pleased to hear you found our staff very nice and accommodating. I'm also pleased you were able to enjoy our location, proximity to the Metro and surrounding restaurants. This is a great new part of town and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
I look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you to the area.
Jim
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

A truly fabulous stay ... my daughter and I spent two nights here during a get-away weekend and everything was perfect. Accommodations, location, service, breakfast (unbelievable) ... EVERYTHING! I hope to return with all three of my daughters at Christmas-time!

  • Stayed March 2012, 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, April 24, 2012
Hi Historynut,
Thank you for your review! I am very happy to hear you and your daughter had a fabulous visit! Thank you for the positive comments about the rooms, location, service and our breakfast. Be assured your comments will be shared with our entire team.
Thank you again, and we'll see you at Christmas!
Jim
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Super close to the Metro, very nice upscale neighborhood, Whole Foods is close, lot of bar, restuarants and old towne. Shuttle is very handy, great rooms and a solid breakfast. Cannot say enought good things.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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, April 17, 2012
Hello lostcolorado!
On behalf of everyone at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, thank you for your 5 star review! I am very happy our proximity to the Metro, location, shuttle, room quality and breakfast were to your liking. We hope to see you again soon when your travels bring you to Alexandria!
Jim
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Baltimore, Maryland
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012 via mobile

Comfortable, clean, modern, spacious living room, bedroom, & kitchenette.  One of the *best* RI breakfasts. (It's a mystery how RI serves near identical- ingredient breakfasts across the brand, yet some  breakfasts taste markedly better (at some hotels) than others. (Perhaps it's each chef's/cook's special touch.)

Healthy breakfast options, but evening meals are not up to breakfast standards. (The only negative to this otherwise ideal RI.)

Rows of new washer/dryers in laundry room. 

Rows of modern exercise equipment overlooking the commuter train; can be thrilling as train roars by.

Two modern computers & printer with seating at lobby.

Convenient underground parking ($18).

Good location. (Great view of George Washington Masonic Temple.)

A RI you're sad to leave.

  • Stayed September 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, April 17, 2012
Hi Wtravi1,

Thank you very much for the 5 star review! It was great to read such positive comments about the size and quality of our rooms, and especially your kind words about our complimentary breakfast! I will be certain to share your comments with our entire breakfast team. I also appreciate your feedback about our evening social. This feedback is critical to our goal of continuous improvement, so thank you.
We hope to see you again soon!
Jim
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Springfield
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

This is a family friendly hotel minus the swimming pool. They have a nice shuttle to bring you to the metro which will take you basically anyway in the area. Staff is very friendly and quick to assist if you need something.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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, April 17, 2012
Hi Carley D,
Thank you so much for such a nice review. It's great to hear your positive comments about the complimentary shuttle, and especially the staff service!
Thank you for choosing the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Jim
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

Our family of 3 spent four nights here while visiting DC. The proximity to the metro concerned me as the track ran directly behind the hotel. Soundproofing was amazing, never heard a thing.

Pros: complimentary breakfast (dinner too during the week), close to metro, great staff, shuttle service (although we did not use it), they'll do grocery shopping for you

Cons: rooms were not what I had
expected, our bathroom cabinet was missing a drawer when we arrived, there was a stain on the carpet in the center of the room, there was a "C" on the wallpaper above the kitchen sink, the light above the sink didn't work. There was not a safe in the room. The electrical panel was ugly on the wall in the middle of the room. Housekeeping left a bit to be desired-one afternoon we came back to find dirty towels on the floor behind the bathroom door, our first day, they didn't even fold up the bedding our daughter used on the sofa.

We are happy we chose to stay in Alexandria so we were able to visit Old Town as well as D.C. during our stay.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2345 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
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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:
#5 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#9 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*
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-Thursday). 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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