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Towne Motel Alexandria
808 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Formerly Best Inn)   |  
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Ranked #28 of 49 hotels in Alexandria
Cincinnait Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“well..you get what you pay for ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Three of us stayed there in May 2013. We were looking for a reasonably priced placed to stay in a good location. The location was FANTASTIC!! The other hotels were triple the cost!! So that did play a role in why I picked a motel. The bathrooms were clean!! The bedding left a lot to be desired. If the bedding was newer, it would have looked nicer and it would be a no brainer!! As it was, it was okay! We walked to the subway station, easy walk to King Street, which we loved and easy to get into DC!! I probably would do it again but I might call and asked about the bedding!!! The rooms are small so getting three of us ready some sometimes a challenge but we were never in a hurry so that was okay!! Remember, you get what you pay for!! Take shampoo, conditioner, etc., they do have hair dryers and GREAT Keurig coffee maker!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Stayed here for a week as a base to travel into DC. Was only a 10min walk to Metro which suited us. Staff were very friendy and helpful. Rooms were a reasonable size and clean and comfortable. Exactly what we wanted from a hotel room in my proice range.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Don't let the outside fool you. This is a VERY nice motel. Hotel room was spotless and updated. Appeared to be granite shower. Very friendly staff. Quick 10 minute walk to the metro or 10 minute drive into DC. Kid safe area. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Stayed here overnight on strength of Trip Advisor reviews, and my need to make a quick exit to get to DCA early in the morning. (less than 10 easy minutes drive away, up the GW Parkway.)
The exterior looked a little shabby like other reviews said, but it looked like they were in the process of prepping for a re-paint. Inside the room: clean, tidy, furniture almost new,
My only quibble was that the TV remotes did not work properly, otherwise everything was in working order. Clean bathroom & nice towels. Never heard street noise or noise from other rooms. Good value place, and walking distance to Alexandria eating & drinking establishments, and down to parks by the river.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This motel is very modest looking, and could do with some curb appeal sprucing up. However, the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The rooms and baths are very clean, and the location is excellent, and the price is right. A nice, cinvenient, and resonable place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

My husband and I rented a room here based on the mostly good TA reviews, location near Old Town Alexandria, and the cheap price. We don't like to spend a lot of money on hotels/motels, we only ask for a clean, reasonably comfortable room in a good location (walking distance to our points of interest). We really liked it. The rooms are basic, but very clean, and the king size bed was very comfortable. The TV and the AC/Fan unit worked well. The sound of the fan drowned out most of the outside noise for us. We were only awakened once by a siren, not much you can do about that. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
We have stayed at the Holiday Inn nearby before, but it is twice the price and farther away from Old Town. My only criticism would be that the room had a bit of a musty odor (as many hotel/motel rooms do), but we turned on the fan and it helped.
For the price, in this location, it is a real find. We would gladly stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Louisville, KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stayed at this establishment, recently, while visiting family in Alexandria. My wife nearly fainted as we pulled into the parking lot. I believe that her exact words were..."Are you sure this isn't a by-the-hour motel?" At first glance, this motel leaves a lot to be desired, literally. It's a courtyard motel and gives the appearance of being run-down. Check-in was easy and the young man who waited on me was very pleasant. They still have the old-fashioned key on a huge key ring so that added to our trepidation. However, when we opened the door we were pleasantly surprised. Our room had been renovated, and was very clean and quite nice. It had a Keurig coffee pot in the room, as well as a fridge. Bathroom was clean and there was plenty of hot water. The air conditioner worked well; the bed was comfortable and we were pretty satisfied with the digs. Complaints... we had a large TV, though not a flat screen, and it was incredibly difficult to watch because the contrast/color settings were way off. I tried to adjust them with no success. We didn't complain to management, basically because we were in town for a whirlwind visit with family and really only used the room to sack out. The only other issue we had was noise. IT IS NOISY! I guess that I should be more specific. The motel itself wasn't noisy, it was the traffic. The motel is located on Washington Street, one of the main thoroughfares in Alexandria, and it is a busy street. Lots of sirens, lots of pedestrians... busy, busy, busy. We are from a reasonably small town so the presence of so many people, at all hours of the day and night, was uncomfortable, at first, but we quickly realized that this was just normal life in Alexandria. So, in conclusion, the Towne Motel is a cheap, yet pleasant to rest one's head. We would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 808 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Formerly Best Inn)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Towne Motel is centrally located near some of Washington D.C.’s best sites such as The White House, Arlington National Cemetery, The Pentagon, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Convention Center, Georgetown University and Andrews Air Force Base. The Towne Motel offers guests FREE High-speed Wireless Internet access, In-Room Keurig K-Cup Coffee Makers, Refrigerator, Microwave, Hair dryer, Iron & board, Direct TV with Showtime and ESPN packages and Free Parking. All Non-Smoking rooms. Unfortunately, pets are not accepted at this location. ... more   less 
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