My mother and I recently stayed at the Crowne Plaza in advance of my wedding in Old Town. I chose the Crowne Plaza primarily for its' location around the corner from where my wedding was held - we actually walked over to the ceremony -- and the price was right.
Our room had two double beds, as requested, and a microwave and refrigerator. The room was clean with an excellent view of the river. I had a few appointments in the King Street area that I walked to in about 20 minutes' time. I like walking so the stroll to King Street was enjoyable to me but might be troublesome for others who have difficulty walking. It is my understanding that the Crowne Plaza has a shuttle that goes back and forth to King Street.
On my wedding day, our room was used as a central location for getting ready. Things got a little crazy --and crowded-- with a hair stylist and make-up artist (who each brought two assistants) coming to the room, plus a few other wedding guests coming over, but it was an usual situation. The room was perfectly large enough for two guests.
The breakfast buffet was OK. I had a late night meal in the bar with a friend that was also adequate. I think the hotel could provide better options for vegetarians and vegans but I didn't starve. The staff were friendly and helpful.
My mom stayed another night at the Crowne Plaza to catch her early morning flight out of DCA. The hotel has a convenient shuttle to/from DCA every half hour and that worked well for my mom. We didn't have a car with us; the hotel has a large parking lot where they charge $20/day for hotel guests to park. That strikes me as rather outrageous; it was too pricey for others in my group, so they opted to park on the street. Apparently street parking is only for a few hours at a time.
Overall, very good and worked well for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our New Old Town Alexandria Hotel You'll enjoy a convenient location and top-quality amenities when you stay at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza of Old Town Alexandria. Our hotel is only two miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Located near Washington DC, our Alexandria, VA hotel is in close proximity to many attractions. We're only eight blocks from the shops and historic homes on Old Alexandria's revitalized waterfront. Walking tours of the city of Old Town and Potomac River Cruises of the nation's capital's monuments begin just a few miles from our Alexandria hotel. Our hotel near Washington, DC is also ideal for business travelers because we're a short drive from many corporate offices, like Robbins Gioia, International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Pentagon and the many museums, bureaus and government offices of Washington, DC. We also offer the convenience of eight meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center and high-speed, wireless Internet access. While lodging in Alexandria, Virginia, hotel guests can enjoy a relaxing setting with our fitness center, Sleep Advantage program with new, comfortable beds and spectacular views of the Potomac and city from many rooms. From our hotel restaurant, Chequers, to our complimentary shuttles to the airport, Metro/Subway and King's Street, a convenient stay awaits you at the Old Town Alexandria Crowne Plaza. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Alexandria
- Alexandria Crowne Plaza