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“Budget Elegance!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SpringHill Suites Alexandria Old Town Southwest

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SpringHill Suites Alexandria Old Town Southwest
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2950 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314   |  
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Dublin, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Budget Elegance!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

This is a perfect hotel if you: 1.) have a family of teenagers, or more than 1 child in your party, 2) like things clean and elegant, and 3) don't want to pay much more than $100 a night no matter where you go!
This place really fit the bill for us to take 3 teenagers to Washington, DC. It is brand new - I think they said it opened in March 2011? Everything still smells and looks new and clean. The beds are especially comfortable since they are not all worn out.
We have gravitated towards the Hyatt Place chain before because their queen double rooms can fit our family of 5 quite comfortably with the L-shaped sectional sofa bed and kitchenette. But this SpringHill Suite is even a little better with a similar arrangement. What makes SpringHill better, though, is that there are two bathrooms in one suite! One bathroom contains the toilet and a small handwashing sink, and the other a large countertop sink and shower. This makes getting ready much easier. Between the two bathrooms is a large, lighted walk-in closet. The only problem with the room arrangement is that the sliding bathroom doors didn't seem to lock, which is a problem when there is a mischevious older brother around!
There is a tiny kitchenette with microwave, dorm-size frig and some glass shelves just inside the front door. It is one of the better arrangements of the micro-sized appliances I have seen though.
The office area had a large workspace with three glass panels that can be slid to the side to open the work area up to the bedroom area. There is a pretty large (I'd say 37 or 42 inch) LCD TV that swivels to the bedroom area or sitting/offic area.
The breakfast was a little better than continental with waffles, eggs, hot oatmeal and sausage added to the typical breads, fruits and cold cereals. There is a large area filled with stylish tables and chairs and a very attractive patio to eat at as well.
The Eisenhower St. Metro stop on the Yellow Line is about a half mile away. You could walk it if you don't mind climbing the highway bridge that separates this hotel from the Metro Stop. We were able to take the free hotel shuttle to the stop and get to the Mall in DC in less than an hour.
The neighborhood looked very safe, like an office/hotel park. Near the Metro Stop there were an AMC Theater, Ted's Montana Grill, Ruby Tuesday's, Starbucks and Cold Stone.
Overall this place was very modern and unique - it made us feel a little more special than a generic hotel room. I couldn't believe the price for a metro Washington hotel, at just over $100, which included a hot breakfast and free parking.
In our opinion, this is now the best place for families like ours to stay in DC!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

Great location, shuttle to metro, easy free parking, brand new with large very functional rooms. Has a very european feel.

They need to work on their breakfast. It was very disorganized, but it was free. Bed sheets were a little stiff, but it was their 1st week.

Paid about 120 weekend, 200 weekend. Cant beat that in DC for a nice place that easiil sleeps a family 4-5.

Nice fitness ctr

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

Stayed here with my wife and inlaws. The rooms are very nice with a NY flair (except much larger). Everything was spottless as the hotel had grand opening May 13th. Price was right (used Marriott rewards for rooms), everything was spotless, front desk very helpful and free breakfast to boot. A little off the beaten path but with a free shuttle to Old Town and the Metro not a big deal.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2011

I was curious to see what the NEW "Springhill Suites Alexandria Tech Center" hotel was like...so I had "Marriott Rewards Department" forward a"e-certificate" to "Front Desk" to pay for my stay. I was delighted with the smart+sophisticated interior designs with a FRESH retro flair!!! The suite was VERY SPACIOUS and I was shocked! I LOVE the interior designs of the suite because it was both attractive but practical! The suite features 37 inch flat panel high definition television,i Home i Pad alarm clocks, spa designed bathroom,LUXURIOUS bedding,pull out sofa bed,iron/ironing board,mini fridge,microwave,silverware and coffee/tea!!!The hotel offers complimentary high speed internet,lobby PC's,boarding pass stations,parking,local telephone calls,shuttle service,continental/hot breakfast buffet and coffee in lobby!!!I experienced EXCELLENT customer service!!!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

This hotel just opened in March 2011. The interior and exterior are modern and clean. There were computers with free internet, a fitness room, and coin-op laundry. There is also a free shuttle to the Eisenhower Metro station, which is about 3/4 mile away. The lobby had a large space for the free breakfast buffet, which was quite plentiful and included hot items such as waffles, eggs, oatmeal, and sausage. Unfortunately, food ran out early the second day, which I possibly attribute to opening pains. Staff was very apologetic about this and overall was very friendly and professional.

The rooms were of a good size and impeccably clean. There is a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. The room also had two sinks -- one with the toilet, and one with the shower stall. There was also a sofa with a pull-out bed and large flat screen TV.

For the price, this is the best value in the area. It's right in the Alexandria Tech Center and right off of I-95. It's considerably less expensive than hotels in the Carlyle and Old Town parts of Alexandria, which are only 1-2 miles away, and still close to the Metro. You can be in DC in a 30-minute Metro ride. There's also ample free parking, which is great, as if you are in a hotel in Carlyle, Old Town, or DC, you'll have to pay for parking.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

Very Nice hotel, excellent friendly staff! Breakfast bar very nice (especially the waffles).
Request a room that is not on the Metro side if you are a light sleeper, we were on 4th floor with view of Metro and you could hear it go by. There is both a parking garage and outdoor parking.

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  • Stayed April 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Springhill Suites Alexandria Tech Hotel Alexandria
Springhill Suites Alexandria Tech Hotel
Address: 2950 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22314
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#11 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#18 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — SpringHill Suites Alexandria Old Town Southwest 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Visit SpringHill Suites Alexandria Old Town/Southwest located off I-95 and just minutes from our Nation's Capital. Enjoy our hotel's complimentary shuttle service, providing quick and easy access to the Eisenhower Metro Rail Station, part of the yellow line. Our hotel also offers complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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