Whenever my wife and I go to Alexandria to visit our son, we stay at this Holiday Inn Express. The staff is very friendly and accommodating and will assist in any way they can to make our stays good. The rooms are always nice and clean as is the breakfast area. We have no problems sleeping in the beds. We find them very comfortable. Nancy, the young lady that works in the breakfast area is an outstanding worker and should you need anything, she will do whatever she can for you. As I stated, we stay there every time we are in the Alexandria / DC area. It is a great location.