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“Most wonderful hotel experience so far.” 5 of 5 stars
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Westin Alexandria
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314   |  
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Jackson, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Most wonderful hotel experience so far.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2009

We stayed at the Westin to see the sights of D.C. and also for New Years. It was an amazing experience. Although the rooms were simple, the service was the best I have seen. Everyone was very courteous, helpful, warm, and friendly! We were sad to go.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Westchester County, NY
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2009

We chose the Westin Alexandria for a one-night stay only because it was located very close to a wedding reception we were attending in Alexandria. We received a handicapped-accessible room (which is highly inconvenient if you are not handicapped--there is no bath vanity to place your things on, for example; the "closet" is located at waist level, and the entire bathroom floor gets wet when you shower because there is no tub and no shower doors, just a curtain). In all fairness, I am certain that the hotel staff would have placed us in another room if we made the request, but we checked in after a five-hour drive and just one hour before we needed to leave for the wedding we were attending, so we did not bother. Be certain that you specifically request a non-handicapped-accessible room if you choose this hotel. The room was typically Westin--adequate and nothing more. Housekeeping was fine and all the staff were friendly enough. Valet parking costs an additional $12 per night on the weekend, but there is no convenient parking on the street (street parking has a two-hour limit) as the hotel is in the business district. Nor is there a hotel lot where you can park your own car. Breakfast here is also fine but a complete rip-off (which is clearly the reason there were only three tables occupied at 8:30 on a Monday morning). We spent nearly $50 for a simple two-eggs and ham breakfast for two. Coffee was $4.50, and juice was $4. If you stay here, do yourself a favor and have breakfast in the coffee shop across the street and save a lot of money. All in all, there are probably far better choices in Alexandria but they may cost you a little more.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale AZ
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2009

We stayed at the hotel Oct 16 to 19th... Called in advance to make sure we could get a quite room so we could sleep... Arrived at 2:30 so we could get a good room... The front desk seemed helpful... Gave us a room on the top foor, but it was next to the Presidental Suite..that had been rented out to a wedding party...and I mean party.. First night they where load in the hall way... told management about it and they said they were Sorry and it would not happen again... Then it got worse.... I then talked to the manager on duty for the hotel..he also said he was sorry and would move us, but Sundy night should be OK.
He was on duty and had other say something about the noise also...
They at this point have done nothing and I would not STAY at ths Westin again... We have stayed at other Westin and all are very good, but this one is the worst of the worst.....
Also cab driver in DC do no know where the hotel is..so be careful and make sure you know the phone # and address when going out.....
Not a good place to stay..... If you want someone to say I am SORRY go here...

The Lobby is great... Rooms could use some help...

We are editors for--- www.apinsights.info

This is not a GREAT HOTEL...should not be in the westin Chain... NOT a 4 start, should be a 2 star....

Roger

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2009

Stayed for one night; the hotel is fairly new and rooms are typical Westin; clean and functional; although somewhat soulless. There is a small Executive Lounge for those with access serving limited snacks and soft drinks in the evening and a pretty basic selection of breakfast items in the morning. The hotel is located in a newly built mixed office and residential area; about 10 minutes walk from Old Town Alexandria.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, OH
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2009

We spent 3 nights st the hotel and very very pleased. The rooms were large - large enough that 10 of us gathered to watch the Notre Dame football game and there were seats for everyone!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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houston, tx
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Service was great and the location was perfect. Clean, well-managed property in a lovely part of town and very convenient for us.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

The Westin is a great place to stay if you are sightseeing in DC or checking out the town of Alexandria. It is a five minute walk to the transportation center, which is for the metro and for the free trolley that takes you right in to Alexandria.
The rooms were clean, spacious and tastefully decorated. The staff was friendly and helpful. I did get a chance to go to the bar, it was a nice place to grab a drink.
I will stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Address: 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
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
#11 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#18 Family Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Westin Alexandria 4*
Number of rooms: 319
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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