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Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)   |  
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“Excellent Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

Great Staff, Great Location, Great Room, Great Fitness Room & Spa, Great in house restaurants..... Close to King Street Metro with King Street Restaurants and shops right out the door.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 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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Distribution_Mgr, Reservations Manager at Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2009
Hello kljes1,

Thank you for staying with us and posting your comments. It is a great way for our guests to find out more about our hotel. I know everyone at the hotel will be pleased for the compliments you gave. One of our unique features is our fitness center and spa as well as the three restaurants and outlets. I am glad that you were able to enjoy them also. You can’t beat the location as well. Thank you for staying and do come back and visit us again soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

One of the newer Kimpton hotels, the Lorien is in an excellent location for business travelers. It is also near enough to Old Town Alexandria after work. Hotel amenities are first class and staff is very cordial and helpful.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Distribution_Mgr, Reservations Manager at Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2009
Hello A2Frugal_traveler,

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay. The location is great and I am happy as a business traveler we could be in a convenient location for you. I know everyone will be proud that you found the “hotel amenities first class and (the) staff very cordial and helpful.” Thank you for staying and please come back and visit soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

There is an attitude at this new hotel. It's remarkably "service oriented", which is a refreshing, refreshing feeling. Most everyone I dealt with went above and beyond to see that our needs were taken care of. I would definately recommend this hotel to any one staying in the area.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Distribution_Mgr, Area Distribution Manager at Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2009
Hello Giovanni23,

Thank you for your kind words about the hotel being "service oriented." I know that everyone at the hotel will be ecstatic that they “went above and beyond to see that our needs were taken care of.” Thank you for staying and please come back and visit again soon!
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Philadelphia, PA
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2009

The Lorien Hotel is absolutely beautiful. We loved the modern and stylish decor.

However, my husband and I had a room with a California king bed, and it really was designed for one person instead of two. There was only one night table, leaving one of us with no place to set a drink, a book, or a cell phone. Also, the door to the bathroom is a sliding glass door and it doesn't close completely (there is about a two inch gap). This makes it impossible to use the bathroom or shower without waking the other person because of the light and noise.

Also, the locks won't catch unless the doors are slammed, so we were woken up very early each morning by the sound of slamming doors.

Even though the hotel is lovely, it's not worth putting up with the inconveniences and noise. We won't stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

Hotel is in a super location right on King Street in Old Town, just 2 blocks from the metro. Facade of building matches the interior: chic & immaculate. i pay attention to details and notice incongruencies b/t the outside of a package and the inside. There are no inconsistencies at the Lorien Spa Hotel. The outside is as charming and immaculate as the inside is hip & trendy. I'd highly suggest staying here! The staff is super friendly and very helpful to tourists!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Distribution_Mgr, Area Distribution Manager at Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2009
Hello Ragingrabbit.

Thank you for staying with us during your recent trip to Alexandria. I am glad that you thought the hotel “is in a super location right on King Street in Old Town” and that “the staff is super friendly and very helpful to tourists!” I do hope that you will be able to come back and stay again soon!
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USA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2009

We came to Old Town for a weekend visit. The Lorien is a very stylish new hotel near the King Street Metro. The hotel is perfectly located, was offering great opening rates, and is well decorated. The staff was incredibly friendly, and we had a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Distribution_Mgr, Area Distribution Manager at Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, March 31, 2009
Hello Emilym81,
Thank you for your comments. It is a great way for our guest to understand what the hotel and our staff are all about! I am glad that “the staff was incredibly friendly, and we had a great stay.” I agree the hotel is in a great location! Have a nice day and please come back and join us again soon!
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North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

I am currently staying at the Lorien, on my third and final night. I will be sad to leave. It has been almost perfect. The hotel is beyond gorgeous, both inside and out. The room is sleek and stylish, the bed is sooooo comfortable, the gym is small but I love it because it has really nice workout equipment. Morning coffee in the library is a nice touch. I can't say enough about all the smiling faces of the entire staff.
So, the only negative experience I had was last night at the Tasting Room. We showed up a bit before 7:30 and it was quite crowded. We were discussing whether to go somewhere else, but asked the manager if there was a chance of getting a table. The place is very small and we figured there was no way we were going to sit anytime soon, but he mentioned that a group of 6 was finishing up, and that it would be "about a 20 minute wait". We were surprised to hear that since there seemed to be a good number of people standing around, but then we thought maybe they weren't waiting for a table, they could have been just having a drink. So, we ordered some wine and decided to wait. The large group did eventually leave, but others were seated in the spaces as we stood watching. Obviously, those other people HAD been waiting for a table and were ahead of us...which was understandable, but now it was 8pm and looking around, no other tables seemed near finishing. My friend asked the manager where we were on the list, and we then found out that there were still others ahead of us. He then conceded that we would have awhile to wait for a table. We were irritated at that point because we would have left 30 minutes prior, except that we were told it would be "20 minutes". So, that was a bit of a disappointment...especially since the food looked fabulous. Anyway, other than that, it is a really fabulous hotel and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 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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Address: 1600 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#1 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Business Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in Old Town Alexandria, our luxury boutique hotel is a collaborative dream. Renowned interior designer Vicente Wolf created a space that is reflective of the past and grounded in modern sensibilities. Combined with the stylish calm of our spa, our destination restaurant, BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier, a striking environment and the amenities expected of a Kimpton Hotel, Lorien Hotel & Spa unites the elegance of yesteryear with the comforts of modern-day living. ... more   less 
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