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“Easy On Your Wallet!” 4 of 5 stars
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5963 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303   |  
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Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Alexandria
2 reviews
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“Easy On Your Wallet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

This is an easy on your wallet chill spot.....where else can you get a king size comfortable bed with fridge and microwave.....HE'LL NO WHERE! And just what it's name say you get all of the above and you just lay back and RELAX!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

Steamy, stinky, fightin, refrigerator was broke. They gave me tape to tape it close. The bathroom was the cleaniest spot in the whole room. The room wasn't that big so that should tell you something. Plus I think they stealing your credit card info.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, New Jersey
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

This was the scariest, dirtiest, nastiest place I have ever stayed in. Actually we did not really stay in it. We left after about 2 hours after which time our skin was crawling! The bedspread had blood stains on it, the entry door looked like it had been kicked in numerous time, it was splintered and you could see light coming through, the bathroom is indescribable. I asked the owner for another blanket thinking maybe a clean blanket to lay on would suffice and he gave me an old torn up electric blanket with all the wires in it. The truck traffic was horrible and we left there and ended up driving down the road a bit and sleeping in our car. At least that was clean! Never ever again will we try a Relax Inn anywhere!

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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Virginia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
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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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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Address: 5963 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Relax Hotel Alexandria

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