I stayed 4 nights for a conference. My room was clean. It had 2 full sized beds and a refrigerator. There is a Giant grocery store 2 blocks away, so it was nice to have the refrigerator. There are several restaurants within walking distance.
There is a free shuttle to King Street and the airport. The King Street shuttle runs every hour, and the airport shuttle every 30 minutes. The King Street shuttle drops you off 14 blocks from the King Street Metro stop. There is a free trolly that runs along King Street that you can take to the Metro. When we arrived at the airport, we called for a shuttle and were waiting with a large group who were attending the conference. When the shuttle arrived, what appeared to be a large family with no luggage jumped on the shuttle and there was not enough room for 3 of us who had been waiting longer. Thankfully, the hotel did send a second shuttle for us. We later learned that guests will get off the Metro at the airport and catch the airport shuttle rather than navigating King Street.
Unfortunately, the shutle stops at 10:30, and the area restaurants and hotel restaurant all close by 10pm. The front desk staff do have menus for restaurants that will deliver to the hotel.
For the money, I think I would choose a hotel with a better location.
- 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