Needed a good hotel to serve as a home base for touring DC and close to Old Town Alexandria where we wanted to spend our evenings browsing the great restaurants and shops. The Springhill Alexandria Southwest was perfectly located and had a very spiffy hi-tech vibe that impressed both my wife and college-age daughter. Our suite was spacious with a large wrap-around pull-out couch and double bed separated by a very cool divider that also served as a desk. The room price included an in-room fridge, microwave, free parking (usually $20-$30 per night) and free breakfast in a very attractive area that also had some some outdoor tables on a terrace. Best of all, the staff were extremely helpful.made every effort to accomodate our special requests when we ran into problems. This property is very professionally-run and is the best Springhill I have stayed at. A terrific find, and I will definitely pick them again.