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“Excellent stay in the DC area” 5 of 5 stars
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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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“Excellent stay in the DC area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed at this Residence Inn since it was so close to Mt. Vernon (about 9 easy miles) and also to Old Town Alexandria. The front desk staff was very helpful. Our room was exceptionally clean and quiet. Complimentary breakfast was better than I expected. The hotel is also very easy access to Washington, DC sights. I would readily stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, December 12, 2012
JEO_1973,
Thank you very much for the 5 star review of the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle! Your comments about the front desk staff, housekeeping service, breakfast and location are very much appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you to the Alexandria/DC area.
Jim Fournier
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

We were in Alexandria, VA recently for a wedding. We chose to stay at the Carlyle Residence in Marriott after staying at one while traveling on business earlier in the year. We are completely sold now on the whole Residence Inn experience and philosophy. Our stay at the Carlyle Residence Inn was peaceful, comfortable, and in a perfect location. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, December 12, 2012
Greetings a_johnson_young!
Thanks for the 5 star review! It's always nice to see such positive comments.
We look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you to the Alexandria/DC area!
Jim Fournier
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed for 2 nights.
It's the sort of the hotel that is great for business.
No hussle, no problems. Rooms have all the modcons. Very clean.
The only negative thing I can say is that the elevators take a long time to arrive

  • Stayed November 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for the weekend for his brother's wedding. The front desk staff was amazing...went over everything with us and how the shuttle service work versus the metro to go into DC. Going into DC was very easy. The hotel has comp shuttle for the local area and we used it all weekend...saved us so much in taxi fees...the drivers were SO friendly. We upgraded to a deluxe suite and was worth it the extra room and space. The hotel was in excellent condition. The staff and overall service was super!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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, November 30, 2012
Hi vickie73_10,

Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm glad you were able to enjoy our complimentary shuttle and our beautiful suites. Your kind words about the front desk and staff service overall are especially appreciated!

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

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

stayed here for a girl's weekend. Room was great. Clean , well stocked with everything you need to cook. Hotel provides a schuttle that will take you to trais station, Old town and anywhere in a reasonable distance. this mad going onto DC a breeze. The entire staff was awesome but a special shout out to Pam & Eric thank you taking the time to answer all our questions.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

My wife and grown daughter spent the weekend and had another wonderful experience. The hotel is a short walk from two metro stations. It is clean inside and out. The rooms are geared to the business traveler and are very nice. Spotlessly clean and comfortable. The full kitchen allows us the flexability of preparing a meal ourselves when we choose. The free shuttle to Old-Town is nice for a day of shopping. The staff was friendly and helpful with suggestions about places to eat near by and activities that might appeal to us. This has become our hotel of choice when visiting the DC/Alexandria area. Its in a safe and quiet area, just nice all around.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

Staying in a two bedroom two bath suite. Small but functional. Furniture in hotel is in bad condition. Hotel is in need of renovation or marriott should pull their banner from property. I am suppose to be sleeping on the sofabed, it is in such bad condition that i had to go to walmart and purchase an air mattress. Much more comfortable than the sofabed. When i complained, i was told by the manager megan that it was a sofabed and it was not suppose to be comfortable. I disagree at the rate of $259 plus 18 for parking per night. I know its D C, but that is stretching it. I had better service in NY than here. The chairs have torn places on them, the dining chairs are dirty also. The wall paper is peeling off the wall in the bathroom, the carpet is clean, and maid service such as it is, is daily. There is a complimentary breakfast thats ok and a nightly managers social thats ok. The hotel is close to the yellow line of the metro which makes dc easy by train. Because of the issues with the hotel, i cannot recommend it as one of my favorites.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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