We stayed 7 nights and found the location excellent for exploring and visiting Washington DC without the extremely high prices of Central Washington. With the Metro into Washington just across the road outside and a return ticket for $7 it was most convenient, The Pentagon and Arlington National cemetery just a couple of stops away.
The hotel was good the room more than adequate with a fridge and microwave in a mini kitchen, but strangely not cutlery or crockery provided. But still very handy for warming up pizza or a take away meal from the supermarket which is just 5 mins walk away.
Room clean and housekeeping service very good and efficient. A very good buffet or cooked to order breakfast is included every morning, but did get busy at weekend. Best of all is the Managers drinks time between 1730!- 1900 every evening. Beer, wine, soft drinks free. With small service charge $2.5 for spirits. ( be careful of have a Bacardi as for some reason this appears to be the only spirit not included and was charges €10.5 for a small mearsure. ( caught only once). Lobby and even the hotel corridors little messy after this event due to all the free popcorn being dropped and carried back to rooms, could be cleaned up sooner as it wad not until the cleaners arrived next morning was it cleaned up.
All in all a excellent experience with Alexandria itself being a very nice quaint colonial town, with lots of restaurants and shops down King Street, which has a free trolley bus up and down until 1015 pm every evening. Always very impressed how clean and graffiti free that both Alexandria and Washington is. I have travelled all over the world and in my opinion Washington is the cleanest and most interesting city I have every been to. ( including Singapore ). A week is not long enough to enjoy all the sites and buildings of the Smithsonian museums ( think there are 19 separate large buildings with more to come) the Air and Space museum is a absolute must.
Very enjoyable stay and would recommend to anyone wanting a affordable base for all these attractions.
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