We stayed for 5 nights in July. We have 2 young children and staying in a 2 bedroom suite was very important to me . We used our points for our stay. When we arrived they told us we could be upgraded but not until the next night. That was fine with us and the next morning we were called early to let us know that we could make the switch.
The front desk staff is nothing but exceptional. They remembered us and always talked to our kids. The breakfast was nice. You need to know that breakfast is only served until 9am M-F and 9:30 on the weekends. It worked out fine for us but I could see this to be a problem if this were a different kind of a trip. One morning, our 6 year old came downstairs after breakfast closed and he asked politely if he could still have breakfast. A very nice staff member asked him what he wanted and then came out with a bowl of cereal for him. My son was so happy.
They have a reception there during the week from 5:30 (I think) - 7:30. It's free and good. ..but not healthy. 2 free glasses of wine or 2 free beers per adult in your room. It helped us with money management and we were happy to have it.
The room was good. The 2 bedroom suite is ideal. This had 3 tvs and 2 bathrooms. I had free wireless internet access. The only things that I could complain about were 1). the mattresses need an update and 2). the dishwasher was not screwed in. 3). The pool was 4 ft deep all the way around. There is no shallow end. THere is a lifeguard. I didn't have my bathing suit on the first time I went to the pool and I should have been in the pool with my 6 year old who is not a strong swimmer. Also, the pool hours are a little strange. I can't remember what they are but it's something like 6am-10am and then 4pm-9pm. These things could have been a real hassle but in the scheme of things, it wasn't that big of a deal.
There is a free shuttle on king street if you want to travel that area.
You are about a 5-10 minute walk to the metro.
the people at the metro were very helpful with how to get tickets, how much etc etc..
Overall, I couldn't get over the friendllness of the city DC & Alexandria. I hated to come home.
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