The room was very clean and comfortable, however, the air conditioner sounded like a single engine airplane taking off. The first night I wore the provided earplugs, but the second night the maids had taken them away. By the third night, I had become used to the noise and it didn't seem as bad. The room really needed to be updated. Hotels seem to add a down comforter, a shower curtain that scoops outward, and nice pillows and think they have updated the room.
My main complaint was with the people at the desk. They were very uninformed about getting around the area. We asked if there was a free shuttle to the metro as stated on their website and they told us no. We found out on our last day that they did provide a shuttle to the metro at the Ronald Regan airport.
The food at the hotel was very expensive, but a walk to King Street provided some really great food. There is also a grocery store close by to pick up snacks and drinks, etc. Overall, it wasn't a bad place to stay and I would recommend it to a friend.
- 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