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“Great Place to Stay while Visiting DC” 4 of 5 stars
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Westin Alexandria
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314   |  
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Ontario, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
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“Great Place to Stay while Visiting DC”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed at the Westin Alexandria for 3 nights while sightseeing in Washington DC. The hotel is conveniently located about a 7 minute walk to the King Street metro station which is really convenient for getting into the city and around to all the sights (easy to use as well). The area the hotel is in is very pleasant and scenic with a couple of cafes and a pub nearby (watch the hours of these as we came home around 10 some nights wanting a drink/snack and these were all closed). The rooms were nicely appointed and very clean. We didn't give a perfect review for a couple of (minor) reasons: first, we stopped in the restaurant on our last day for two cups of tea before leaving and the 2 cups of tea were $8 + tax which we thought was very expensive. The second reason is the fridge in the room was locked and you had to order drinks, etc to the room to have access to it. Staying for a few days, it would have been nice to have the fridge for use to put some fruit, yogurt etc as snacks/breakfast. To be fair, we did not call the desk to ask if we could use the fridge anyways, so I can't really knock them on this too much as I think they would likely have accommodated had we asked. All staff were very friendly and helpful with handling very delayed/late check-ins, restaurant suggestions, phone numbers, and holding our luggage the day of check-out. We would definitely recommend this hotel to others coming to DC and we would certainly stay there again!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear tkbrady,
Thank you for staying with us recently. We appreciate your feedback and it is always nice to hear great comments regarding our staff and facility. I was delighted to learn of your satisfaction with your stay and we hope you will visit again soon.
Rich Casale
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed here just for one night and loved how it was so close to the King St Metro but also Old Town (via free shuttle, it's quite a few blocks to walk). There is a nice Whole Foods nearby if you want to grab food for the room. Everything was clean and staff was friendly. Room rates seemed to vary greatly between my friends and I though, even though we booked same day and had identical rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear AbbyC,
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments concerning your recent stay with us. I was glad to know that you enjoyed our staff and service as well as our convenient location to Old Town. I do hope we will have an opportunity to be of service again in the near future.
Rich Casale
General Manager
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Greenville, SC
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

This was a nice hotel. When we walked we felt very safe in this mostly business area. The restaurants are 3 or more blocks away. The king st metro is also 3 blocks. We found out on the last day that the shuttle will take you to the metro station. The shuttle does not pick up or take you to the airport. We arrived late and took a taxi from the airport. the taxi fare with tip was $30. The hotel has a nice restaurant but it is very pricey. The three of us had breakfast and with tip it was $70. Nothing fancy just bacon, eggs, potatoes, toast and coffee. The indoor pool is very small (14 people limit) and was crowded with children. The fitness center looked nice but since there were 6-8 preteen girls playing on the equipment I did not use it. I would stay there again if I got a really good deal, I would not pay full price.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear jellysnana,
Thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to share your comments. Your feedback is much appreciated and does give us some things to consider. I was glad to know you enjoyed your stay and would consider returning. We hope to see you again soon.
Rich Casale, General Manager
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Prague, Czech Republic
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I stayed 3 nights at this hotel and really enjoyed it. The room is large, the bed was huge and comfortable, everything very nice and clean. Breakfast was good, never tried evening meal, just a room service. The only negative thing was probably just the fact that you have to pay for wi-fi in the room. It is a business hotel, so this kind of surprised me. Otherwise, staff smiling and happy to help.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear Alena,
Thank you for staying with us recently and taking the time to share your thoughts. I was delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay and in particular our staff and amenities. I hope we will see you again soon.
Rich Casale
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Winter Park, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Have to say i haven't met any employees who werent absolutely friendly. Didn't like all the upcharges! Seemed excessive but it is a really fancy place. Overall was a really nice place. Likwd the restaurant. Food was awesome.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear eric s,
Thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to share these comments. It was gratifying to hear about the friendliness of our staff and your experience in our restaurant. We recently reconcepted out restaurant, changing the design and menu and introducing more of a gastro pub environment which we hoped would be more appealing to our guests. Your comments help confirm that. Thanks again.
Rich Casale
General Manager
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Mission, Texas
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

I stayed, along with four other people with my company, for several days this month. Everyone there is really accommodating.

The GM, Mr. Casale and his Executive Assistant, Jemma,, were very helpful with our group.

I highly recommend this location.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear diegoinmission,
Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. I am so delighted to learn that you had a great experience and that Jemma and I were personally able to be of assistance during your stay. Please come visit us again soon.
Rich Casale
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Vienna, Austria
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Westin is around 15mins from Washington Reagan Airport (depending on traffic), located quite ideally in a quiet area of Alendria and close to the Washington monument and Old Town (which you must not miss). Checkin was friendly and competent, the hotel itself is big but surprisingly nice. Like all hotels of that size the carpets are overwhelming, especially in the hallways. Rooms are spacious, the furniture looked relatively new and the cleanliness is above average. Comfortable beds, bedrobes, and abundance of towels and amenities complete the picture. All in all, a very convenient hotel for a fantastic price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear John,
Thanks for staying with us recently. Your comments concerning our location, amenities and value are much appreciated. It appears you enjoyed your experience. I hope we will see you again soon!
Rich Casale
General Manager
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Address: 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#10 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#19 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#21 Family Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Westin Alexandria 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westin Alexandria blends sophistication and elegance with the historic surroundings of Alexandria. Located in Old Town Alexandria, our hotel is an oasis of personal, instinctive comfort. ... more   less 
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