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“Very nice hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Washington Suites Alexandria
100 S. Reynolds Street, Alexandria, VA 22304   |  
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Ranked #36 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
Wisconsin
1 review
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“Very nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

Stayed here for five nights on a family trip to DC. This was a nice hotel. Rooms were very clean and spacious for two adults and three teen girls. Pool was clean and nice. Shuttle service to Metro train was timely. Nice restaurants in area. Free parking. The breakfast room was small and cramped - could use an upgrade here. Would recommend this hotel for others not wanting to pay inner city DC hotel prices.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

My dad and I have traveled to the Washington Suites in Alexandria, VA many times. At each visit we were warmly welcomed by Michael Burns, the evening manager. If we needed recommendations for a restaurant or directions to a specific location, he would graciously look up the information and give us a print out with the information. If our hotel room needed some attention, we could always count on Michael Burns to make sure all of our needs were met. He has certainly made all of trips comfortable and memorable. The Washington Suites Hotel is very lucky to have such a dependable, pleasant, evening manager.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2009

With much research this hotel exceded our expectations. Spacious reasonable suites with full kitchens, clean rooms, comfortable beds, simple complmentary breakfast, kids movies nights, free internet access, free picts with George Washington, decent pool which was a life saver at the end of the day to cool down and let the kids play. We traveled with a 10 and 11 year old and my mother. Lifeguard on duty and pool stays open until 8 or 9. Many other places more expensive closer in town only had lap pools that closed early. The only drew back is the wait to get the shurttle back to the hotel from the Van Dorn metro station 5-10 minutes away. I suggest tehy run two shuttles bdetween 4-8pm. We waited up to a half hour in the heat 3 different days even if we called one stop back on the metro. Took cab last day - did not want to wait longer in heat. Once familiarized with the metro system is is a great system to get you where you need to go. The blue line gets you to all the sights. Room service provided generous portions and pretty good food.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 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 July 15, 2009

We picked this hotel for several reasons and were not disappointed. The suite setup is an essential with a teenager if you want any kind of privacy and we were happily surprised when we were upgraded to a 2 bdrm penthouse suite from a 1 bdrm! The room was only one of 4 at the hotel with a balcony (a paradise for us smokers!).

The staff was very friendly and there was no problem getting to the metro and getting picked up. Just give a little extra time in the AM. The metro ride was about 45 min but when we were there it took longer as investigations of the accident they had a few weeks ago closed some tracks and required us to switch lines. Also, we had trouble with our TV remote not working in the living area and not getting certain stations. At 11 pm they came up with a new remote and then came back the next day to program the channels we wanted (ESPN for the US Women's Open).

If you are going for the pool - DONT. That was the only thing that disappointed me - its on the second floor and not like the pictures portray. But we were there to tour Washington more than swim, so it wasn't a priority.

Breakfast could have been better - my teenage son ate WAY too much sugar with the Danishes, but it was good to have something available quickly before we left for the day.

I read before booking that this used to be an apartment complex and that was helpful because there were a lot of kids staying here but it was very quiet. A family place for sure.

I would stay here again. The price was great!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2009

This hotel was very nice and clean. The front desk were very nice.The location is very close to Washington it was only a 10 min drive. The breakfast area is small. You are better off getting breakfast and eating in the room.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2009

We stayed here four nights with our teenage kids while visiting the sights in D.C. The rooms are very large and clean, although the hotel is a little older. We had two double beds with a fold out sofa and plenty of extra space. The beds were very comfortable. There was a full kitchen although we only used the fridge. There's a restaurant on site and unheated outdoor pool with lifeguard. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The free shuttle to the subway, only five minutes away, was very convenient. It's about a twenty-five minute ride to downtown but it goes quickly and the subway is easy to use and clean. It's also a good location for a quick trip to Mount Vernon, which I'd recommend. The area seemed safe. I'd definitely recommend this hotel, especially to sightseeing families.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

The hotel itself isn't in a good location but it is in a good proximity to the DC area where my family was vacationing to. We didn't use much of the extra space, and the kitchenette was pretty outdated and smelled weird. The beds were nice and the room was always clean for us. The alarm clock didn't work but the TV was a flat screen and very clear, although it didn't offer too many channels. The shower had an extremely weak pressure so a 10 min shower took about 30 minutes.There were plenty of towels, however, and the bathroom was always clean.

What was really terrible was the balcony, so black, filthy and littered with beer bottles. There was a huge pile of about 200 cigarettes in the corner and beer cans on top of that. That balcony looks as if it's never been cleaned in the hotel's history. Thinking about it makes me want to throw up.The computers were almost always in use and the internet sometimes didn't work.

The free breakfast was pretty bad, the only OK things were the cereal and the bagel but staple things such as milk were sometimes nowhere to be found. There was one employee during most of my visit that was was very rude. I even saw her yell at a mother and two children for taking more than one plate and she even said they needed to leave for other diners although they were only there for about 5 minutes.The Duke's Market Cafe was really small and dainty and I wouldn't eat there. When I walked by the kitchen there was only one employee on his cell phone and cooking. The hotel also promised free cookies but every morning and evening I asked, they had run out, quite a disappointment. Also, the pool area smelled like urine and no one was in it in the several days that we were at the hotel.

All in all, I don't think this hotel is was too terrible as long as you don't go out in the balcony. I wouldn't go here again though.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 S. Reynolds Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 225
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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