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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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springboro, oh
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“good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

We stayed at this hotel based upon Trip Advisor reviews and proximity to the train system. It was an adequate hotel but I would not call anything about it unique. The room was rather small and the beds were VERY hard unlike most Hamptom Inns we have checked into. The comforter had also seen better days as it was lumpy. The hotel was clean and the hotel staff friendly. We did like the location as we could walk down King Street looking for restaurants etc. and found many to chose from. We also liked the location of the metro station. It was a 5 minute walk from our door. We thought the extra charges on the bill were rather high though. We paid 15 dollars per day for parking and the taxes were almost an additional 20% added onto our bill. We realize that we were paying for the location. It was a quiet area and really gave you a flavor of local life.
Stay away from a restaurant, Bittersweet. We tried breakfast and couldn't even eat the food. It was stale, mushy and served cafeteria style. Hampton Inn served an ok breakfast that included fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels and an "egg dish". I would recommend this hotel if you want to stay in Alexandria because of its location but if money is an issue I would look for something cheaper and drive to the metro parking lot to catch the train into DC. The train ride was about 25 minutes from that location and the parking lot seemed adequate.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

We stayed here for one week. Every staff person I encountered greeted me. Housekeeping staff obviously take pride in their work. Continental breakfast area was well-stocked with pastries, breads, cereal, yogurt, fruit, coffee, juices, and a small entree such as sausage and french toast. A block or so to the Metro Station. It is an easy walk. Most of the King Street shops and dining are at the other end of King Street from the hotel, but that's not a problem as there is a free trolley that runs up and down King Street, and a trolley stop is right outside the hotel entrance. The parking garage is a little bit of a tight squeeze, and you have to pay an additional $15 a day for use of the parking garage. But parking on King Street is very limited, so if you're driving, use the hotel parking garage.

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

We stayed at the Hampton Inn on our recent holiday to America from South Africa to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversay. We loved the hotel especially the good service offerd by Taurus the manager,he even planned a dinner for us at the The Chart House where we were really spoilt. The rooms were very comfortable and a fair size a falt screen TV would have been a bonus. It was also conveniently situated near the station and a bus to take you down to the Old Town which is very quaint. The only gripe I have is the crockery or lack of, it was polystyrene

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2009

We loved the location - Alexandria is very charming and a much better area to stay in than D.C. The hotel was very clean, comfortable beds and ample breakfast. It was relatively close to Kings station although it was not as close as other Trip Advisor writers implied. We went with our well traveled teenage kids and they were very satisfied.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2009

Just got back from a weekend in Alexandria and DC. Loved the Hampton Inn. Very very clean hotel. Good location. close to the Metro which we used on Sat. We bought all day passes for $7.80 each and used it all day to get all over DC. Be carefull, some neighborhoods aren't the best. One time we got off, realized it wasn't a good place to be, and turned around and got right back on! Back to the hotel.... pool was nice. There is a lifeguard on duty. Pool towels are in big bins by the pool. Hotel staff was very nice. Breakfast was adaquet. Nothing great, but we could fill up before heading out for the day. Hotel was quiet at night, and not too close to Metro or anything else noisy. Used the free trolly which was fun, but crowded! Enjoyed a simple meal at Bugsy's, walked around King street, and came back to a restful night at the Hampton. I would definatley recommend this hotel to everyone!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Prior to making any reservations we always check this website for reviews. So I was a little confused by the one review that stated this hotel was not in a good location when all the others stated that is was. We decided to go with the majority and stay at this hotel. Our stay here was wonderful. It is less than 2 blocks from the King Street Metro and located in the historic district of Old Town Alexandria. There are several shops and restaurants all within walking distance. My guess is the other reviewer confused this Hampton Inn with the other Hampton Inn located on busy Richmond Highway. We enjoyed our stay. We were able to walk to the metro and make the short trip into DC. At night we enjoyed beautiful Old Town. We walked up and down the cobblestone sidewalks and window shopped. There were also many wonderful restaurants to choose from. The beds were also very comfortable and their complimentary hot breakfast was great. It is truly a great hotel in a great location and we will be back.

  • Stayed August 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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charlotte nc
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

The best part about this hotel is the location. Its basically across the street from the Metro station giving you direct access into DC and surrounding areas. You are also right on King St. which is THE street to be on in Old Town Alexandria. You can easily walk to all the great shops and restaurants that Old Town has to offer.

We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. They only negative is that this hotel seemed a little "outdated" and does not look like it has been updated in a few years. No flat screen TVs, etc. But overall it was clean and a pleasant stay. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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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 ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#17 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*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rich traditional decor, seasonal outdoor pool on 2nd floor courtyard setting, brick/block - Historic Old Town. ... more   less 
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