I typically travel a few days per week for professional reasons. When I'm in Alexandria, I will often select this Holiday Inn for my stay.
The location is quite convenient via many hwys, though I would not suggest for Metro access. Parking is free, and the breakfast is one of the best in the city. It's also free. Where else are you going to get fresh fruit, hot cinnamon rolls, and biscuits and gravy? Truly, there are so many choices provided on their buffet that one would think she had paid top dollar for said meal.
The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. Most importantly, the staff is quite professional. GM Amanda should be specifically mentioned. She's a hands-on GM who take the care of her guests quite seriously.