We just spent a long weekend in the DC area and used the Embassy Suites in Alexandria as out home base for five days. We flew into the Reagan Airport and were pleasantly surprise the Metro took less than ten minutes to get to the hotel. The hotel is then a very short walk across the street from the Metro.
The accomodations are rather standard for an Embassy Suite. Daily Managers reception and nice appointed rooms. With two small children we left the room in a major mess every morning, and when we returned from our daily adventures, the room was spotless.
The buffet and made to order breakfast was well organized and kept fresh even during the high rush times. Everyone in our party was able to find something they enjoyed.
The free trolley ride is a nice bonus as well. Less than a two minute walk from the hotel is the Alexandria Trolley main loading point.
My only complaint is the pool is very small for such a large hotel and the water was very cloudy. Each night, we had to wait in line to enter the pool as the pool capacity was around 22. Granted this time of year is busy with spring break and the high level of tourists in town to see the cherry blossoms.
We will definitely stay at this property on our next visit to DC / Alexandria