If you have never been to Washington the the Peake-Fairfax House is an excellent base. Your hosts discuss your plans with you and make very informative suggestions about sights, pace and restaurants. Being so close to Kings Street in Alexandria means that your evenings can be spent at interesting restaurants an easy walk away (Okay, I did some shopping too.). In five nights we had lots of choice and enjoyed the atmosphere. Chet suggested we see Mt Vernon, an easy drive away and we were so glad we did. Arlington Cemetery was a few train stops away and we had no difficulty getting into Washington each day. We walked to the train each morning and gratefully road the free trolley down Kings Street each night.
Breakfasts were healthy (cold cereal, fruit, yogurt, croissants and boiled eggs or cheese). I liked eating at the dining table with fellow guests and sharing insights and travel experiences. The rooms are on the third floor so be prepared to get your cases up the stairs ( worth the climb). Dorothy and Chet kindly washed some clothes for me which when you are travelling a long time is much appreciated. Linens are changed after 5 days so ration your towels accordingly.
Our stay at the Peake-Fairfax House was a highlight of a three and a half week trip on the East Coast. All the Nagles are WONDERFUL hosts and a stay with them is excellent value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Peake-Fairfax House B&B is an 1816 Old Town Alexandria Townhouse, elegantly furnished with period antiques and modern amenities, and on the Historic Registry. Located in the heart of Old Town only 4 blocks from the waterfront and one block from King Street, you will find restaurants, galleries and shopping just steps from your door. 3 guest suites with fireplaces and private baths. ... more less