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“Good for a night's sleep.” 4 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5716 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22310   |  
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Ranked #21 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Good for a night's sleep.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I stayed here last fall before moving to Alexandria. We stayed one night (my parents and boyfriend) before moving into our apartment the next day. I was the only one out of our group that seemed to find the stay comfortable and decent after a long drive and the night before sleeping on an air mattress. We mainly chose the hotel because it was pet friendly and near where we'd be moving in the next day. Our room ended up having a fridge and microwave, neither of which we had thought came with the room, which was nice, and didn't end up coming with my parent's room. We pretty much ordered take out and relaxed for the night. My dad did try to order food from their "restaurant" that night, and I remember he wasn't impressed by it. Breakfast was decent the next morning.

Even though we didn't use the service, the Van Dorn metro station isn't that far away and probably a 20-30 minute ride from the main attractions in DC. If I was still in the area, I would recommend anyone visiting us to consider this hotel since it's close to the metro and more reasonably priced since it's not right in DC or downtown Alexandria.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mgmtteam, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria, responded to this review, November 19, 2013
Thank you for staying with us last year and for takning the time to post a review, we are happy that you enjoyed your short stay and that it was memorable enough to write about.

Our 'Cafe' does have a limited menu serving pizza, hamburgers, wings and a few salads. It is more a snack bar than a restaurant as we don't do table service. However, we recently opened our 'Snack Shop' located next to our front desk in the lobby. Our Snack Shop is open 2 hours a day with beverages, chips, cookies, frozen entrees, ice cream, beer and wine which adds more options for our guests who don't want to go out.

Thank you again for staying with us, we hope to see you again soon.

Scott McEwan
General Manager
Comfort Inn & Suites
Alexandria, VA
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Plano, Texas, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stayed here for the Marine Corps Marathon in DC and it was excellent. Hotel was clean and comfortable. Staff was very friendly, polite and helpful. Provided a free bagged breakfast to the marathoners that was perfect,and the shuttle to/from the metro was quick and easy. Waited less than 5 minutes for the shuttle. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Mgmtteam, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Susan,

Thank you for your kind words, we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel. We always enjoy being able to provide comfortable lodging for participants of the Marine Corps Marathon. Thank you again, we hope to see you on your next visit to the DC area.

Scott McEwan
General Manager
Comfort Inn & Suites
Alexandria, VA
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Rochester, New York, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We visited our son in Alexandria. The hotel was very close to his apartment.

The staff was very pleasant, the room was clean, quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was great.

The computer & printer on the first floor was very handy to print the route home.

We cut our trip short because of the "shutdown" in DC, but that was in no way caused by the hotel.

We recommend this hotel. Although we didn't use it, there was a shuttle to the nearby Van Dorn St Metro Station.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 6th floor. There are 2 elevators. We imagine the elevators would be busy in peak...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mgmtteam, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. It's great to hear that our hotel is conveniently close to your sons appartment, we hope to see you again when you make your next family visit.

Scott McEwan
General Manager
Comfort Inn & Suites
Alexandria, VA
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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This hotel, was very nice and neat. The lobby was welcoming and beautifully decorated. The front desk were polite and very welcoming. i love my experience at this hotel. Breakfast was good.
I will definitely come back to visit

Room Tip: The king suite was spacious,neat and very beautiful.. i loved everything around this room
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  • Stayed October 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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Mgmtteam, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Thank you for staying at our hotel on your visit to our area, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay.

The room tip you added to your review notes that you stayed in one of our king suites, we are so glad you enjoyed it, we are very proud of our suites. Many hotels call their rooms suites when they are just larger rooms while our suites have two rooms with a seperate living room and bedroom.

Thank you again for staying with us, we hope to see you again soon.

Scott McEwan
General Manger
Comfort Inn & Suites
Alexandria, VA
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Austin, TX
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We spent three nights here, having picked it for accessibility to Mt. Vernon, as well as for affordability. Good call. Although it's an older facility, our room was comfortable, with great beds and bedding, very clean, and super convenient to DC when we wanted to take the metro in to see the sights. The hotel even offers complimentary van service to and from the station, which is about five minutes away.

The breakfast was a notch above the typical, with real scrambled eggs instead of the yellow hockey pucks we found elsewhere on the trip.

Staff was courteous and helpful, with an array of printed instructions for getting from here to there. The only downside was an air conditioner that came on like a jet engine, so loud we had to change the volume to be able to still hear the TV. It might bother a light sleeper but didn't bother me.

I will definitely recommend this place to my budget conscious friends as a safe, convenient, affordable place to stay in an expensive area.

Room Tip: See if you can get a room not facing on Van Dorn; traffic is pretty heavy. We were on the 9th floor...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mgmtteam, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria, responded to this review, October 10, 2013
Judy,

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write about your stay with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and felt our hotel is a good value.

Yes, our hotel is a few years old but we have worked hard over the last two years to renovate almost everything inside the building with the exception of a few rooms that we hope to have completed over the winter months.

Thank you again for staying with us, we hope to see you again soon.

Scott McEwan
General Manager
Comfort Inn & Suites
Alexandria, VA
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Harrison, Michigan
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195 reviews 195 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This hotel was very nice. Staff was pleasant. They helped us with Metro questions into DC. Breakfast was average and attendant was on top of the situation. This hotel also offers a little dinner cafe. We didn't try it, but it was nice to know it was there. We used the shuttle daily to and from the Metro. We never had to wait very long. The shuttle drivers were great. Our room was very clean and nicely furnished. We were on the top floor and had a nice view of the city. Would recommend to anyone wanting a reasonable place to stay just outside DC.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mgmtteam, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you for staying at our hotel for your DC Trip. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our staff and ammenities.

You mentioned that you didn't have a chance to try our evening 'Cafe', perhaps on your next visit. Our 'Cafe' has a limited menu with pizza, burgers, beverages, beer and wine but it saves on going out after a day seeing the sights in DC.

When you return look for our new snack shop we opened last week in our lobby next to the front desk. It is open 24 hours and has beverages, snacks, some convenience food items, ice cream, beer, wine and a few sundry items.

Thank you again for staying with us, we hope to see you again very soon.

Scott McEwan
General Manger
Comfort Inn & Suites
Alexandria, VA
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I stayed for several days on business and found the hotel to be clean, comfortable, and convenient. The staff was accommodating, and it was nice to have a complimentary breakfast available too. Close to the metro so you can get around town.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Mgmtteam, General Manager at Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write a review in TripAvisor about your stay at our hotel. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Thank you again, we hope to see you again soon.

Scott McEwan
General Manager
Comfort Inn & Suites
Alexandria, VA
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Address: 5716 South Van Dorn Street, Alexandria, VA 22310
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#19 Family Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria 2.5*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria is conveniently located directly off of I-495 Capital Beltway in Alexandria, Virginia and is an affordable alternative to lodging in downtown DC. Convenient to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the Pentagon, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, National Harbor, The White House, Holocaust Museum and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria is the ideal location to see all that DC has to offer! ... more   less 
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