Although the hotel is located somewhat outside traditional Alexandria "hotels ring" - closer to Pentagon City Metro station, regardless of your intentions or destination, you will be happy. Modern design and layout, the friendliest staff, spacious and VERY clean rooms, Paul Mitchell (!!!) toiletries, restaurant-style breakfast... - you will run out of breath describing the details that make this place one of the best on the area. I am planning of sending them "Reviewed on Tripadvisor" window sticker, as they totally deserve that! One advice - while booking, choose the package offer (the one with free breakfast for two and free parking). Rates are very good anyway, but the package helps to save an extra 30-40. Oh, and breakfast: bacon, waffles, omelet, bread, bananas, yogurt, juice, coffee, tea, bottled milk, oatmeal (with the toppings!). It could be better to have a complimentary coffee/tea in a lobby 24/7, though, like at other Marriott properties - I am very picky when it comes to the room coffeemakers. It will really bring a nice touch, being almost a common practice even in the worse hotels.