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.
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