We stayed here for three nights as part of an Archers/ Cosmos touring holiday.
It is in the historic area of Alexandria and the surroundings are quiet and felt safe.
The hotel is a typical Crowne Plaza, large, clean and comfortable. No problems at all with the rooms and good and friendly staff.
Food and drink in the hotel are more expensive than the nearby cafés, so if you are on a budget consider eating out. The exception to this is happy hour which lasts from 4.30 to 7.00pm. ( Check this on arrival.). Then drinks and bar food become very good value.
Eating out for breakfast and lunch try the Extra Perks cafe just across the road. Sandwiches and such, and they do have a beer and wine licence.
For dinner try the A la Lucia Italian about a block away. It is fairly expensive, but the food and service are excellent.
Major criticism? They still charge for wifi.
- 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