I've just got back from a 2 week tour around the North East coast of the USA staying in many budget level hotels and motels, and this was BY FAR the best! Don't hesitate to book if you're in the area and want somewhere nice and welcoming to stay, especially if you're used to the roller coaster of risk that is booking more economical hotels!!
Location wise, it's easy to find off the freeways but beware that they are in the process of rerouting a lot of the local junctions and our Sat Nav which is a few years old got very confused! Just aim for Eisenhower Ave and you can't go wrong. The hotel is a 10 min walk from Eisenhower Ave metro station which is one short stop from old town Alexandria and 20mins or so from the main historical sites in D.C. There is a free shuttle from the hotel but its a really easy walk on wide footpaths so we walked each time.
Hotel wise, the room was lovely and large with a big comfy sofa (that converts into a bed) and I really like having somewhere other than the bed to sit when you're staying away. The bathroom is split into toilet/small sink in one room and shower/vanity area with large sink in the other. I much prefer this as it means one of us can be using the loo whilst the other is in the shower! Bed was comfy, air con fantastic, wifi worked great and was speedy, and housekeeping were faultless.
The hotel also has a small gym, laundry facilities, and free plentiful coffee at all times at the bottom of the elevators. There is a small shop area for all your essential needs and snacks, and Car parking is free and plentiful, with some in a garage so the car isn't baking when you get in it. Free breakfast is one of the best free breakfasts I've had, lots of variety (3 different types of bagel!) just watch for long queues and rude people who think they are too important to wait in line with everyone else!
Would highly recommend, and will definitely stay again if I'm ever in the D.C. area.
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- 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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