We had a '2 double bed' room on the 5th floor. The rooms are small. It probably can't be helped, as the buildings in this area were likely built some time ago. The Hampton is very well kept up and looks new inside.
In our room with 2 double beds, space was tight. The room was squarish and the room was only the width of 3 double beds if they were to be placed side by side. From the foot of the beds to the wall, it measured about 5 feet. With the furniture against the wall taking up some of that 5 feet, we barely had enough floorspace to put the suitcases down and walk by. It was a bit tight for a 2 adults and 2 kids, but it turned out fine. The elevators in the building took forever, but it seems every other hotel these days has an elevator slowdown problem.
On the positive side, the staff are all VERY friendly and pleasant. The front desk staff knew job and were helpful. Our room was quiet as well. Housekeeping was satisfactory every day we stayed there.
This Hampton Inn is at a GREAT location that you can use as a base to visit DC. It's a 5 minute walk over to the Metro station (King Street station). Having the station so close let us get into DC and back again at any hour pretty easily. It's about 20 minute ride into DC on the Metro.
The hotel is right in 'Old Town' Alexandria, which itself can offer a day's worth of sightseeing. There are numerous shops and restaurants along King Street. The area is pleasant and safe at night and we were never accosted by any panhandlers. There was an Italian restaurant called Ristorante Giranio a few blocks away on King St. that we visited twice (moderate price, not cheap).
The garage is accessed by an alley in the back of the hotel and
the front desk can give you a map of how to get back there. Note they charge $10 to park in the garage, not unusual for a downtown area.
In addition to the usual continental breakfast items, there was a different hot, protein item each day. We had pork sausage,
ham, or smoked sausage. There were eggs (done 'over hard') every day.
The overall experience at this hotel was so good that we considered cancelling our reservation with the hotel in downtown DC for the next week and staying the 2nd DC week here as well! But, we had already made plans to meet up with relatives at a hotel in DC itself for the 2nd week.
Aside from the size of the rooms, this hotel is all good!
I would definitely bring my business to this Hampton Inn again!
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