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Hampton Inn Alexandria - Old Town/King Street Metro
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1616 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)   |  
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Hoschton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Hotel and Great Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for three nights. It is a great place to stay. The Metro is only one block away, and there is a free shuttle that goes to the heart of Old Town Alexandria. The hotel is very clean, and the staff was very helpful. Finding the parking lot is a little difficult when you first approach the hotel. Don't bother looking for the lot until you check-in because you need your hotel room key to open the parking lot's door; plus, they will give you a map to the parking lot during check-in.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We just returned from a trip to DC and stayed for 5 nights in two rooms (one suite and one regular room). For DC this is a good value and location. You are about two blocks from a metro, overnight parking is $15/night and you can come and go and you are on King Street which has a free shuttle up and down the street making it easy to get to the waterfront, restaurants, torpedo factory, etc.

The hotel is pretty good. The unit in the rooms that provides heat is one of the noisiest I have ever experienced - and this was the case in both rooms. It was so loud when it would kick on, that we ended up turning it off for the night and just dealing with the room getting cold as it was preferable to constantly waking up. We also had an issue with the TV in our sitting area not getting sports channels that it should have had. Being an older hotel, the elevators are very slow and the amenities are few. We had a need to scan and email documents and the front desk had no idea how or where we could do this.

However, the morning breakfast was good every morning. I'm gluten free, but could always have fruit, yogurt and hard boiled eggs - which I appreciated. There were hot items for the others as well. Seating was limited, but you could take things to go. They had coffee and tea available all of the time in the lobby. There is no restaurant on site, but there are many nearby.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Peoria, Illinois
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13 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Although the hotel isn't directly in Old Town, it's a great place to stay for it. They offer a free 24 hour shuttle to the heart of Old Town which was very convenient. Service was extremely friendly especially the drivers. I would have given it five stars but the bath faucet was a little finicky and it took quite awhile for the hot water to come in. Nothing major though.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, Pa.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in early November. The staff is pleasant and helpful. The location is excellent - only 2 blocks to the Metro, near many restaurants incuding #1 Brabo and Joe Theisman's steak house, just s short walk into the heart of Old Town, right on the free Trolley line but...........the carpet in our room was very worn and in need of replacing, so the hotel needs some updating and some freshing up. But, this should not dissuade you from going here as it is a good value at $125/night. I would still recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Smarties98
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

I was on a business trip in Washington, DC during a busy time of the year. Especially this year in the US since it is the election period and we couldn't get anything closer to the downtown Washington area. Well this was a good decision because the Hampton Inn is very well location on King street in Alexandria. The staff is very helpful and the hotel is very well maintained. There is a continental breakfast served every morning and rarely I have seen the same menu in the whole week that we stayed. I felt secure knowing that the main door of the hotel is locked after 23:00 and you need your room card to access the hotel or buzz the front desk clerk.

I really enjoy my stay. Somewhat a little pricy but yet don't forget the time of the year.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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9 hotel reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My wife and I stayed here over Columbus Day weekend to visit some friends who reside in Alexandria. We both love visiting DC and always opted to stay in the city when we made our trips. I will say that won't be the case anymore! I like staying in Hampton Inns because they are reliable - you always know what you'll get at the Hampton Inn, it's not the Ritz but it's not the Days Inn either - plus you get a terrific breakfast. Old Town is a really fantastic place with nice quaint shops and restaurants as well as a real rustic southern charm. Plus, it's probably a ten minute metro ride into downtown DC (the King Street stop is a stone's throw away from the hotel, incredbily convenient). Moreover, staying here was probably 3x less than what I would have paid in the city that weekend - and I probably got much better service too.

One tip that I'd give to those who are staying over the weekend is do not pay the $15 parking fee each night at the hotel. The King Street metro stop has a parking lot that you can use for free without any time limits on the weekend. Again, it's literally one block south of the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My wife and I needed a hotel convenient to the tourist sights in D.C. and found a nice one in the Hampton King St./Metro. We booked online and found the hotel website to be accurate in its description of the hotel and surroundings. Our room was clean and spacious, except for a well-worn carpet. We checked very closely upon arrival and found no sign of bedbugs! Wireless internet is free, also.
The breakfast area and lobby are clean and new-looking. Freeby newspapers are available for the taking. Breakfast is free with fresh fruit and some hot items. Since it was free, I won't complain much about the flour-paste oatmeal.
Transportation via the metro train is a big plus. The metro station is a 1/4 mile walk from the hotel and connections to all points require minimum waiting and fares are low. We flew in and out through Reagan and took the Metro between the air terminal and hotel (7 minute ride for $2.35 each).
We checked out at 5:30 a.m. and were a little uneasy about rolling our luggage alone down the deserted street to the Metro but the only threats we saw were yuppies out for morning runs.
Everyone on the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. We called before arrival to ask a couple of questions and we made to feel welcome. We arrived early and only had to wait 5 minutes while the room was prepared for us.
I have to think hard to recall a downside other than the pricey nature of a big-city tourist hotel (room taxes may be a surprise when you check out). A refrigerator would be welcome, too.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1616 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Old Town
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#19 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#20 Business Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn Alexandria - Old Town/King Street Metro 2.5*
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Rich traditional decor, seasonal outdoor pool on 2nd floor courtyard setting, brick/block - Historic Old Town. ... more   less 
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