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“Highly recommended for DC/ VA area” 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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York, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Highly recommended for DC/ VA area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here a couple weeks ago while visiting the area for a sporting event. We stayed a few nights in a double queen and have absolutely no complaints. Though the hotel was packed, it was quiet at night when rest was needed.

Breakfast in the am was standard and had an assorted items for everyone. Plenty of coffee or tea as well. Rooms were super clean and comfortable. Our only complaint was the AC was on a saver type mode while you are not in the room. It does cool down after a bit, but we had to figure that out after a couple calls to the front desk. The service however, was top notch. Everyone at the front was always courteous and helpful.

Overall a great place and we would return. Not to mention free parking and close to the metro. You can't go wrong.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here for four nights while visiting Washington, DC. This hotel has a great location, just a little over a half a mile (an easy walk!) to the metro station that takes you straight down town. It's also close to several restaurants and a movie theater. The rooms are comfortably appointed with lots of room. We are a family of five, and stayed in one room - two double beds and a fold out couch. Love the microwave and refrigerators in ever room, the little kitchenette was perfect for keeping a few snacks in at night. The hotel staff was very friendly.

This hotel does offer a free breakfast each morning, but it's not the best. Only breakfast bar I've ever seen that doesn't include bacon! But overall, an easy place to stay for families touring the washington DC area!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

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.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We wanted a hotel outside of DC but close to the Metro. We were pleasantly surprised with how nice, quite, and comfortable this hotel was. Everyone was friendly and we felt at home in the hotel. The free shuttle to the Metro was also appreciated. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in the DC area.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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SHSAlexandriaSW, General Manager at SpringHill Suites Alexandria Old Town Southwest, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on trip advisor following your recent stay at the SpringHill Suites. We are delighted to read your review, also it gives us great pleasure to know that we could fulfill your vacation expectations.

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new york
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The hotel was very close to the Eisenhower Avenue metro station and the hotel even provided free shuttle services on request. Free breakfast was also great even though it got crowded if you go down later. The staff was very nice and friendly. The only issues I had with it were the pillows, which gave me a stiff neck. But I might have just gotten a bad one. Overall, it was a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We were looking for a nice hotel near Old Town and we found this jewel only about 5 minutes from King Street which is the main street in Old Town. It is a clean new contemporary hotel on quite street. The breakfast area is outstanding and well maintained even when the hotel is full. Rooms are well designed and plenty of room.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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SHSAlexandriaSW, General Manager at SpringHill Suites Alexandria Old Town Southwest, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on trip advisor following your recent stay at the SpringHill Suites We are delighted to read your review, also it gives us great pleasure to know that we could fulfill your vacation expectations. Yours in Hospitality – General Manager
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Iowa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I brought a group of high school students to the D.C. area. We were primarily there for a competition that was being held at a different hotel. I'm glad we instead chose to stay at the SpringHill Suites. We paid less and got more than we would have at the hotel where the competition was being held.

Rates here are really amazing compared to other places. I've paid more than $100 for a night at an Econolodge in Arlington with very basic rooms. For about the same price, the SpringHill Suites offers far more.

The hotel is well located. It's easy to get to from the Capital Beltway (though realize it is the Eisenhower Connector exit you want, not the Telegraph Road exit, which is closer but doesn't actually provide access to the hotel). It's also convenient to the Eisenhower metro station. We mostly walked to the metro (a straight shot and 15 - 20 minutes of walking time), but on a rainy day we took the hotel shuttle, which is constantly available and takes about 10 minutes in traffic.

Entry to the hotel is a bit odd. The lobby is up one level from the parking lot, either by a rather grand staircase or an elevator. Different elevators or stairs lead to the guest rooms above.

The surrounding area is frankly boring. It's a mix of residential (condo units), offices, and warehouses. There's almost no stores or restaurants anywhere nearby. Even near the metro station, this part of Alexandria is surprisingly devoid of business. This was actually OK with a group of kids (since it kept them out of trouble), but prospective guests may want to know you'll need to leave the area to do almost anything. We ended up having three different meals at a Subway near the metro station (which was also near the hotel where our competition was), as there were few other options. There is a nice hiking and bike trail just outside the hotel that connects with a network all over northern Virginia.

We had a problem at check-in with our payment. This was really Marriott's fault, rather than the hotel's, and it was eventually resolved. In spite of that issue all the staff we dealt with at the hotel were very accommodating. It was especially good for our entire group to be able to store luggage at the hotel after check-out and reclaim it well into the afternoon. They were also very helpful with requests for extra towels and toiletries.

The rooms were immaculate and very modern in design. In addition to the main beds, each has a large sectional couch that converts to an additional bed. I slept on one of the couches, and it was actually quite comfortable. Our room faced the metro tracks, but it was well insulated and very quiet.

As others have said, the room set-up is a bit strange. For a group, it was very convenient to have the toilet and sink/shower area separate. However, the sliding doors that access these facilities were just weird. Some rooms had only showers, while others had tub/shower combos. The TVs are also positioned oddly, in such a way that they are difficult to see from both the sitting and sleeping areas of the rooms.

Wireless internet access is free. It was not the fastest, but it did the job. Wired internet is also available for those who care to connect that way. The hotel also features fitness facilities. Some of our group used these and liked them. Many of the kids wished there was a pool, which unfortunately is not available at this location.

The elevators here seem to get a work-out. There's almost always a wait for them. Our kids often found it quicker to just run up the stairs to the fourth floor rather than waiting for an elevator.

While I've had better breakfasts at other SpringHill Suites locations, the one offered here was fine. There is a wide variety of selections (eggs, meat, fruit, yogurt, cereal, muffins, waffles, etc.), so everyone in our group was able to find something to eat. There was plenty of seating in the lobby area to accommodate large crowds at breakfast. They also have coffee (very good coffee at that), tea, and hot chocolate available 24 hours a day off the lobby.

The lobby makes a nice place for groups to congregate throughout the day. It is large and inviting, and several people enjoyed spending time there as an alternative to being in their rooms.

While I booked this location mostly because of price, I'm glad we made the decision to stay here. It worked very well for us, and it would be a good choice for families or groups wanting to explore the D.C. area.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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:
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:
#11 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#12 Business 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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