For a quick weekend visit to the Washington DC area, my sister and I chose to stay at the Hampton Inn Alexandria Old Town mainly for the location, and because of favorable past experiences with other Hampton Inns. The proximity to the King Street Metro station and the fact that it was on the King Street Trolley line were huge plusses for us. Unfortunately, due to circumstances, we ended up only used the Metro once and didn't use the KS Trolley at all. But the one time that we did use the Metro, the close proximity to the hotel was very much appreciated after a long day, and lots of walking, in DC!
The hotel building itself is obviously older, and did have a bit of old hotel mustiness in the hallways. However, our room was not musty at all. We had a room with 2 queen beds on the 6th floor (top floor) and it was clean, comfortable and extremely quiet. The mattresses weren't anything exceptional, but we slept fine on them... no complaints. The pillows were really nice, tho! The bathroom was very clean. We didn't use their toiletries, so no comment on that.
Both mornings we had to leave the hotel really early, so we didn't take advantage of the complimentary breakfast, so can't comment on that either. They offer "On the Run Breakfast Bags", if you don't have time to sit and eat. It was comprised of a bottle of water, a Special K bar, a packaged blueberry muffin, a little box of mints, and an apple.
The staff was friendly and helpful, recommending restaurants in the area that we appreciated. We had dinner our first night at The Fish Market, which is down in the heart of Old Town. It was extremely busy, a bit noisy and our original waiter was a little snotty. But our meal was excellent, so was worth the hassle! Their Neptune's Salad was unusual and delicious. Then our second night, we were exhausted after a full day in DC, and Joe Theismann's sports bar/restaurant, just a block away from the hotel was a great choice. It has a warm, comfortable ambiance, TVs everywhere, great cocktails, and excellent food. We both ordered their crab cake sandwich, and the crab cake was the best I've ever had! Very, very good, and a great place to relax after a busy day.
We had originally planned to take the Metro back to the airport but again, due to circumstances, we chose to take a taxi. The total fare (not inc tip) was just over $17 to Reagan National Airport. Not too bad!
I would definitely stay here again, in hopes that we would be able to use the Metro and the King Street Trolley! The Hampton Inn Old Town is a comfortable place to stay, and you really can't beat the location.
6th floor (top floor) was extremely quiet
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