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“Good location and price” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   6055 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303   |  
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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137 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good location and price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here to bike to Mt Vernon. Convenient to trail and Alexandria. Breakfast was good, with nice hot choices. Rooms in front are close to traffic and can be noisy. Staff very cordial and professional. Only complaint is that sheets were thin as gauze. But room was comfortable.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gainesville
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed here for five nights while visiting Washington, DC on vacation, last week of October to start of November, 2013. "We" was three of us - mom, dad, 9 year old son. I pored through hotel options before choosing this one, because I wanted to be able to walk to the Metro if needed. I also didn't want to pay the much higher prices for hotels that are closer to the attractions in downtown Washington. This hotel fit the bill nicely. The hotel shuttle was available to use, and out of 10 trips on the Metro from / to Huntington Station, we used the shuttle 3 times to get from the hotel to the station. The other 7 times we walked. The distance is probably about 1 mile, if you use the shortest route possible, figure it out on Google Earth in advance. We are "walkers", we like to walk, so know your own limitations and use the shuttle if you don't like to walk. The Huntington Metro Station is at the end of the yellow line - no other colors, the train can only go one direction from Huntington, so this makes it a little easier to figure out if you are new to the Metro. The Metro in general is very easy to use - check out the web site, routes, fare options, etc. in advance. We did not have a rental car, we traveled to the hotel from Ronald Reagan airport via the Metro. There are some limited restaurant options in the immediate vicinity of the hotel - if you're walking. So we walked a mile or so south to multiple dinner options. If you like to walk, you have a stroller, and you are headed south from the hotel, stick to the sidewalk on the west side of Richmond Highway, as it disappears for one short distance adjacent to guardrail on the east side, walkers can get through on the east side but maybe not strollers. If you don't like to walk - take the Metro somewhere for dinner or if you have a rental car, there are many options within easy driving distance from the hotel. The hotel itself was very clean and up-to-date. We were on the ground floor (one floor below lobby) and the room had high ceilings (don't know if all floors have this) - this helped to make the room feel spacious. Staff was very helpful. Breakfast was good - three or so cereal options, yogurt, make-your-own pancakes, eggs, bacon / sausage, bananas, fruit juices, milks, coffees, and some awesome cinnamon rolls. The hotel has two washers and two driers available for guest use, no charge, but bring your own soap. The room had a refrigerator. The only negative to the stay was the last night (a Saturday) there was a large group of high-school age kids staying in the hotel (need I say more?), and the kids in the room above us apparently got no sleep that night - we got little ourselves due to the noise they made. The hotel staff tried to quiet the kids. We asked to be moved but the hotel was booked, no other rooms open. This is the only night of the five that we were there that the hotel was that full - all other nights had fewer guests (and no high-school age kids) and all was quiet. We highly recommend this hotel if any of the above details appeal to you. If we return to Washington DC anytime soon we would return to this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HolidayInnExpressAlx, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
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Thank you so much for taking time to write such a detailed review. We really appreciate all the great comments. We hope the next time you are Washington D.C. you will come back and stay with us.
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Portland
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

During our recent stay at this hotel, we were very happy with the excellent service, especially the shuttle vans. They really made things so much easier and cheaper for us... All the drivers were great, and Fred was especially fun and helpful. Thanks!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HolidayInnExpressAlx, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Madeline,

Hello from Alexandria. Our shuttle driver's thank you for writing such a great review. We hope the next time you are in Alexandria you select the Holiday Inn Express Alexandria.
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Rhode Island
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed here for one night, while waiting for other family members to arrive in town (we spent the rest of our trip with them at a different hotel in town). This Holiday Inn Express was easy to get to from the Beltway, it was clean, and the room was very nice. The breakfast service was way above average for the Express breakfast, especially in the DC area.

Room Tip: Avoid the first two levels. Level 1 is actually below ground level, due to the sloping elevation in...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Holiday Inn Express Alexandria is so excited to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast. Come back and see us!
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Fulton, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I have family in the Alexandria area and have stayed at this hotel many times. Everything is always clean and comfortable. Having breakfast included in the stay is a plus and it includes more than muffins and coffee. I never leave hungry. The hotel also has a shuttle to the nearest Metro which is on the Yellow Line. I will be traveling to Alexandria soon and I will be staying here again.

Room Tip: I would prefer to stay on the back side. Traffic on Richmond Highway can be noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HolidayInnExpressAlx, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
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Thank you for being a loyal guest to the Holiday Inn Express Alexandria. Please let us know the next time you are coming to Alexandria so we can make your reservation for you.
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My Mom and I stayed at this hotel Sept 22-Sept 28, 2013, during our trip to Washington DC. The room and bathroom was very clean and comfortable. Carmen the day manager was so helpful and friendly, she remembered us each day when we left thru the lobby and always had a smile on her face. Phil the night manager was great too. The breakfast staff kept the dining area cleaned and stocked. (We loved the cinnamon rolls--where do they come from?). Asmon (sp) the shuttle driver was so sweet. Fred the day shuttle driver was fantastic. The price was very reasonable esp comparied to the other Alexandria/Washington DC hotels. We took the metrorail into the city everyday, but drove in one night for a nighttime tour (it would be helpful to have printed maps for visitors needing to drive into the city or Old Alexandria).

Room Tip: The swimming pool is at the sister hotel next door. The AC unit was louder on the top floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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HolidayInnExpressAlx, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Donna W

Thanks for the wonderful review. We have printed out some directions and maps ready for you the next time you stay with us. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next stay with us in Alexandria.
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My hotel stay was pleasant. My husband and I have stayed at this hotel three times because I have business meetings in the area. We live in Honolulu, Hawaii and after a long flight across the country, I look forward to checking into this hotel. What I like about our stay is that the room is spacious, comfortable and clean. The hotel also offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport. We also took the shuttle several times to the airport so we pick up the Metro train ride to Washington, D.C. What we also like is that the hotel is right across the street from a supermarket, which is so convenient to pick up any items. The bed was very comfortable. The staff is very helpful, especially William in restaurant. Our room was a suite which also included a refrigerator and a microwave. The cost was reasonable. Overall, I like this hotel, had a pretty good experience and plan on staying at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Corner suites seem to be larger.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Thank you so much for writing a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the bed ;) Please come back and see us.
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Address: 6055 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#11 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#18 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir 2.5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir is set just off historic Route-1/Richmond Highway near Old Town. Business and military travelers benefit from having the I-495 Capital Beltway and I-95 within two miles of the hotel's door. Alexandria, VA is just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. While you're here, you can securely communicate with clients via the free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access. The Business Center and meeting room make it easy to get work done so you can enjoy the area. We're just an eight-mile drive from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). The hotel's leisure guests love Alexandria, VA, as well. We're close to Historic Old Town Alexandria, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Harbor, Tanger Outlets, Arlington National Cemetery and about eight miles from the attractions, museums and monuments of this nation's capital. You can go shopping in Old Town Alexandria, tour the artwork at the Athenaeum and then wrap up the day with dinner and a drink at Gadsby's Tavern. Our guests love the complimentary shuttle to the nearby Huntington Metro station. You'll be energized to see the sights thanks to the free Express Start Breakfast Bar. Enjoy the comforts of home, a 24-hour Fitness Center and more from our hotel's perfect location in Alexandria, VA. ... more   less 
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