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“Not bad for price and area” 3 of 5 stars
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5963 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303   |  
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Ranked #38 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
Alexandria, Virginia
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“Not bad for price and area”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

I spent four nights here while waiting for an apartment to be ready to move into. Yes, it's an old motel with a lot of deferred-maintenance issues, but it serves its purpose. There were several things in the room that hadn't been repaired for a long time, and the towels and washcloths were certainly of the cheapest quality. But for $60 a night in the DC area, what do you expect? The room was clean, there was room service every day, there was a small fridge and microwave in the room, free wifi (though a bit slow), good air conditioning, quiet at night (even though it seemed to fill up with blue collar workers every night), and I slept well every night there.

The location is pretty good to drive into Old Town Alexandria and convenient to shopping centers just a ways south on the Richmond Highway. It's right at the Beltway, so easy to get to.

The office was a bit of a mess, and not as clean as the room itself. Front desk help not very friendly, but not rude either. There were usually a few people loitering around outside, but no problems with security that I could see.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2010

It's a so-so motel in a so-so location. Bathroom could've been cleaner...they don't check on if you need new washclothes or tissue or towels and carpets could've been cleaner...grafitti in closets and drawers for clothes, etc. were dirty. I'm not against staying here again per se BUT I'd prefer going somewhere else and wouldn't really recommend here.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2006

My boyfriend and I travel a lot with his job, so we stay in a lot of hotels. This one has been the worst. The staff was friendly, but the rooms were awful! There were no locks on the windows, no door on the bathroom, not even a curtain in the bathroom window. The ceiling was cracking and falling apart. The room was relatively clean, but not well maintained. The cost of the room was cheap....it's true...you do get what you pay for, literally!!!

  • Stayed August 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Relax Inn

Address: 5963 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Relax Hotel Alexandria

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