The hotel and room itself were fine. My disappointment was basically two-fold. I called ahead to ask if they had a wireless adapter available so I could use my lap top and take advantange of the free Internet access. They assured me they had such a device, which I could get at the front desk. It turns out they only had two such devices, the one given to me was broken, and the other was being used by someone else. There is computer access, but you have to pay for it. The other issue is of greater disappointment. The day manager at the front desk booked a half-day tour I requested of DC, on the wrong day. When I showed up in lobby waiting for the tour bus, she told me it was for the day before which I assured her it was not. I had given her my cell number which she said she called but that I had given her the wrong number. ??? I don't think so. She made it sound like it was my fault, and was dismissive and unapologetic. It was my last full day in Alexandria and I was very disappointed. I will NOT be staying there for any future trips. My advice, if you MUST stay there, book your own tours. She seems to be overwhelmed and not really in control of what is going on. Another issue I had was the doors to the rooms slam REALLY hard. All night long you can hear doors slamming. I tried to be extra vigilant to make sure I did not slam my door. Surely something can be done to the doors so they do not slam so loudly.
- 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