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“Great stay - enjoyed it very much” 4 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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“Great stay - enjoyed it very much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at this delightful hotel. The rooms were nicely appointed, the hotel is fairly new and the staff were very helpful. It is a wee bit off the beaten path and the shuttle service is not the best. Fortunately, during our stay, the weather was excellent and it was really nice to be able to walk to the Metro and into town. BTW: taxis are quite readily available. The business center is quite nice and the hotel provides complimentary hi-speed & wireless internet access. If there is a significant negative, it would be the high-fat, sub-zero taste breakfast. Granted that it is free of cost to the guests but does it have to be free of taste? The breakfast chefs might benefit from a trip to the breakfast served at the Embassy Suites (down the road in Old Town).

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2010

My husband and I stayed at this hotel on a recent trip to visit family in Arlington, VA. We had reserved a one-bedroom suite, but the first night of our stay the front desk manager asked if we would agree to stay in a studio for the first night in exchange for Marriott Rewards points. The studio turned out to be so spacious, clean, and luxurious that we chose to continue in that room for all five nights of our stay.

This hotel is within easy walking or biking distance of two Metrorail stops and close to Whole Foods, museums and restaurants. The only problem we had was that we were visiting family in Arlington and had to transfer twice on Metrorail to get to our destination.

The breakfast each morning offered a wide variety of menu items, and the belgian waffles were a real treat. We also really appreciated the fact that the front desk staff went out of their way to accommodate our needs.

We would highly recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2010

I was the group leader for 40 people traveling from Northeastern PA to the DC area for a weekend of sightseeing. I picked this hotel due to the location and price. I was so surprised at the level of service that we received and the cleanliness of the hotel. The breakfast wonderful!! As the group leader, it was wonderful to have my entire group thanking me for picking this hotel... I would recommend it to anyone traveling to the DC area.

  • Stayed October 2010
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

This is a very nice quiet hotel in a nice part of Alexandria. There really isn't much in walking distance but you are only a short two mile or so drive from the main strip in Alexandria with all the shops and restaurants. It's also only a few blocks from the Metro station which is nice. If you're looking for a nice quiet clean place to stay in the D.C. area, I think this is a good bet.

Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

Hotel is very nice and fairly new. The Gym is much better than most Residence Inns and the Breakfast and Happy Hour Snacks at night are good. The only issue we ran into in the 3 nights we stayed was the parking. They have limited space and it is purchased by you when you check in. If there is not a space available you will have to park 2 city blocks away. The parking is not far, just a hassle especially if you are driving back and forth. I would suggest the hotel try to work something out with the large parking Deck so that people staying at the hotel do not have to pay so much. Overnight parking at the hotel is 15$ a day; at the parking lot down the street it is $10 overnight and varies depending on how long you park during the day. Very nice hotel, there is no pool, but it is a nice hotel to get back and forth to DC.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

Two friends and I travel to Washington DC every year in march. We have stayed at a lot of different hotels. The residence inn on Mill road in Alexandria VA was beyond all i could hope for. They had spotless rooms, free wi-fi, an amazing aray of food for breakfast, free newspapers, shuttle rides for up to 2 miles around the hotel, close enough to the metro to walk and far enough away not to hear it at night. Their rooms have dishwasher, food disposal, glassware, drink ware, silverware, full fridge and freezer, dinette and chairs, desk and chair king size bed and a couch that pulls out into a bed. The bathrooms are spacious with a seperate area with sink to finish getting ready in. Hair dryers included, plenty of free linens, a closet, big screen tv, and a beautiful view. the decor of the room was beyond gorgeous. They are very close to great restaurants. And its in a safe neighbood. Staff was more than friendly and of assistance when needed. They have elevators that go clear to a gated car garage for . Very very very nice. and will be staying there in march 2011.

Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

I had a great experience at this hotel! Very clean, decent security, and concierge was friendly and helpful. My room was more than what I expected and that is a good thing. I found this hotel very accomodating and no problems. I wish they would honor the price I paid for my room last year and I would come and stay again each year once every two months. Lol. Lets see here, Starbucks, thai, american, italian restaurants five min walk from the hotel along with Metro, couldn't ask for a better hotel.

To the GM, please take me up on my offer. :D

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 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
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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
#11 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#18 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-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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