Had a great time at this Hilton over Labor Day Weekend. My wife and I decided to take a trip to DC on a whim and got a great rate here. Last year, my wife and I visited Old Town for the first time and were so impressed with the eclectic shopping and dining as well as the easy access to downtown DC (about 15 min ride to Metro Center Station). On our first visit, we booked the Hampton Inn on King Street and enjoyed our stayed. Although part of the same corporate family, this hotel exceeded our previous stay in several categories. This Hilton is located right on King Street (across from the Old Town Hampton Inn) and is adjacent to the King Street Metro. We booked a king-size bed room and the room was very spacious. The beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was also very large and accomodating. Additionally, this Hilton does a good job of taking care of their Hilton Honors customers (this seems to vary amongst Hilton hotels) - I made several requests in my room reservation (not near the elevator and ice machine, not on low floor, etc.) and was accomodated on all them. Hilton Honors members also have their own floor(s) in the hotel. We were also given complimentary bottles of cold water upon check -in - which was helpful considering its was 90+ degrees outside. We were also impressed that despite the fact that our room overlooked the Metro, we never once heard the train while we were sleeping or relaxing.
This hotel is top-notch and will be our preferred hotel in the area (I make lots of trips to the DC area). The only negative I would give is that the hotel seems to nickle-dime its guests on some basic amenities. I find wi-fi in your room to be a basic service, but the hotel charges $14.99 per device to have personal wi-fi access in your room. I just stayed at a Comfort Inn in upstate NY, by no means is that an equivalent hotel or market, but wi-fi was absolutely free. To the Hilton's credit, wi-fi is free in its lobby. The hotel also charges $25 for "early" check-in (I waited until normal check-in time), something most guests would not expect to pay for unless they were making an unusual request.
Additionally, parking at the hotel is $34 a night which is exorbitant (the Hampton Inn charged $15) - although I expect that I may have to pay for parking, the price that the hotel asks is too high. It is even more exorbitant when taking into account that there is free day-time parking on the weekend in the Metro station lot across the street and that there seemed to be plenty of overnight parking spots on the street this weekend. For weekend guests, I advise that you not pay for parking in the hotel garage, it simply isn't worth it.
Again, this hotel was great and excels when considering comfort, location, and professionalism. I highly recommend that you stay here when visiting the DC-area and Northern Virginia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Convenient to Washington DC, the Hilton Alexandria Old Town is located on historic King Street in charming Old Town Alexandria, VA. Grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks, located in the lobby, before heading to the adjacent King Street Metro station to visit downtown Washington DC, Georgetown and Alexandria attractions. Take advantage of the onsite business center and Wi-Fi or squeeze in a workout at our fitness center. Relax in the indoor pool or enjoy a delicious meal at Seagar's restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel Alexandria
- Hilton Hotel Alexandria
- Alexandria Hilton