My wife and I stayed at the Alexandria, VA Red Roof for two nights in April 2009, and our stay evolved into a nightmare. My wife had about a dozen bites over her body the first day. We couldn't figure it out. It was too early in the year for insects. The next day she had even more.
It was only on our four hour drive home that it occurred to both of us that it must have been bedbugs. We had never experienced bedbugs before.
We stripped in our home entryway and put all clothes in the wash. We sprayed our bags. We thought we were safe, but in late June we realized we had a problem. We called in an exterminator. Bedbugs! If you've ever fought bedbugs, it's an expensive, time consuming and stressful situation.
We emailed Red Roof both locally and nationally. We got no response to either email.
We have stayed at the Alexandria Red Roof at least a dozen times over the last ten years. (It is convenient to the Metro). I have been a Red Roof customer, using them for business accomodations over the last twenty-five years.
However, Red Roof has changed. The chain has been sold a number of times in recent years and it shows. I will never again stay at the Alexandria location (reading other reviews, they often seem to have problems with bugs) and I'll be very careful about which other Red Roof locations I use.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just one mile from the Metro for easy transportation, and accessible from both I-95 and I-495, Red Roof Washington DC Alexandria is 2 miles south of Old Downtown Alexandria and only 5 miles from National Harbor and Crystal City. The White House is a mere 9 miles away. The Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery, downtown Washington DC, Ft. Belvior, and Mt. Vernon are all within 10 miles of this hotel. Located just minutes from restaurants and shopping. The friendly staff and the convenience of being just 8 miles from downtown Washington DC make this location a great place to stay.Red Roof Washington DC Alexandria is renovated with all new rooms, contemporary furniture, new bathrooms with granite countertops, a comfortable easy chair, in-room safes, coin laundry facility, and more. Mini-Refrigerators and microwaves are available in Superior King and Deluxe Double room types. All rooms offer free WiFi. Experience our coffeehouse-style coffee and tea. This location offers “On Command Video” with a selection of free TV channels, pay-to-view premium channels, and movies, as well as music and games. One well-behaved family pet per room is welcome. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Roof Hotel Alexandria
- Red Roof Inn Alexandria
- Alexandria Red Roof Inn