We took a family “Learncation” to Washington DC area. We stayed at the Residence Inn Alexandria March 31 through April 5. We arrived in the evening of the 31st and checked in. The pull out couch wasn't the most comfortable; but that is something I believe would be the same no matter what hotel we stayed in. My mother said the bed in the suite was quite comfortable (a pillow top bed, I believe) and she slept well.
If we found things that required attention in the room, we called down to maintenance or stopped by the main desk. We do these things when we travel so the person after us doesn’t have to deal with it, and as well, it makes our stay that much more pleasant. At Residence Inn Alexandria, the process to fix whatever we reported was expedient and the people who fixed them were so very nice; we were quite impressed.
The employees at the hotel were wonderful. If there was a question or need, they were very quick to assist and it made the stay that much more comfortable. The employees seemed genuinely happy to be working there.
The location of the hotel was ideal. We were a few blocks from the Metro and a few blocks from King Street. We did as many of the natives in Alexandria did and purchased smart strip cards from the fare vending machines and if we needed to, we could add fare to the cards. If there was something left on the card at the end of the day, there was a deposit box for Veterans in need. And traveling on the Metro was very simple; getting from point A to B never seemed a problem and if a question arose, we’d ask a Metro employee.
The hotel swimming pool was so very tiny; but considering we were out most of the day and my nephew was the only one who really used it, it was okay. There were plenty of other children in the pool area for him to play with.
Another nice perk of the hotel was the extensive breakfast buffet. What surprised and delighted us even more was the evening meal that the hotel offered. It was usually a substantial meal and included two glasses of wine or two domestic beers for adults, and a drink of milk, juice, or soda for children. Both breakfast and dinner were included in the price of the room. It was a nice atmosphere to come back to when we decided to ‘stay in’ for our evening meal. This hotel is very family oriented.
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who is considering a visit to the Washington DC area.
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town Hotel Alexandria
- Alexandria Residence Inn