We were looking for a good value hotel for a family of 5. We found it here. This basic but good hotel with free parking, free wifi, free breakfast and a free shuttle to the metro system makes a great base for a family. We were in a large room with two double beds and a large sofa bed. The room was perfect for 5. The kitchen was handy for keeping drinks cold and for making pop corn late a night as a snack. The room was very clean. Not the fanciest but perfect for what we needed.
The breakfast was great. Great choice of Danish pastries, bagels, toast and freshly made waffles and they kept restocking the buffet continuously so plenty for every one. There was also cereals, fresh fruit and Yogurts. The lady in charge did an amazing job keeping the buffet stocked and the tables cleared.
The staff in the hotel were super helpful and top marks for the girl on reception late at night - what a welcome and friendly smile after a long drive.
The shuttle was easy to use to Washington DC in the morning and was easy to get back after a long day site seeing.
Old town Alexandria is lovely at night. You have to get the metro, drive or get a taxi as it is too far to walk. 4 miles but easy to get there. All the taxis take 5 people which is handy.
I would highly recommend this hotel if you want a reasonably priced base in Washington DC to go sight seeing and have the family with you.
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May 8, 2013
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Thank you for kind remarks about the staff and hotel. I will be sure to pass along your comments to the staff. Our breakfast gives our guests a wide variety of items from which to choose. My personal favorite is the make your own waffle. I could eat them all day long. We have just added cinnamon buns to our buffet this month.
Old Town Alexandria has some wonderful dining options for our guests. Some of our staff favorites are Columbia Firehouse (southern cooking), Fish Market (an Old Town landmark), Union Street Pub, Landini Brothers (great Italian food in a charming and romantic setting) as well as the never go wrong Chart House (ask the desk to make your reservations - you'll thank me ;).
Thank you again for your review and I hope to see you again.
Washington Suites Alexandria
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