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Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa

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1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#9 of 52 hotels in Alexandria
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GreenLeaders Platinum level
Centrally located in Old Town Alexandria, our luxury boutique hotel is a collaborative dream. Renowned interior designer Vicente Wolf created a space that is reflective of the past and grounded in modern sensibilities. Combined with the stylish calm of our spa, our destination restaurant, BRABO, a striking environment and the amenities expected of a Kimpton Hotel, Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa unites the elegance of yesteryear with the comforts of modern-day living.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Paid internet
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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46Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Melissa O wrote a review Nov 23
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Obviously I didn’t do my research. I have been a guest at “The Kimpton” before. Wonderful experience. Not this one. The previous location of the Kimpton Hotel is now The Alexandria. Apparently, Kimpton took over a new Hotel. Horrible experience. I was in DC for My Fathers funeral at ANC. A charge for a suite and valet parking and breakfast. None of those existed. I found myself walking down the street at 5am to get a cup of coffee. Kimpton doesn’t put coffee out until 7:30. I pretty much begged for a cup of coffee, answer, no and sorry. This isn’t a COVID related issue. I travel for a living. It’s an excuse to go cheap. No Kleenex in the room, no water, no coffee maker. I would not recommend this Hotel/Spa.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Des wrote a review Nov 5
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I was booked to go away to celebrate my wedding anniversary in NYC until COVID hit. We decided to just go local and stay at the Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa as my wife loved our previous Kimpton experiences. As a Platinum Ambassador, I booked the highest available room and then rang to see if it was possible to get an upgrade to a room with a bathtub. The woman I spoke with said Saturday was very busy but she would see what she could do. I rang a few days later again and another woman said she had nothing on in the system. I asked her about Sunday night and she just ignored me and was really not at all helpful and more dismissive. I rang on the morning I was due to arrive and a gentleman said he didn't have a room with a bathtub but he would upgrade me to a nicer room. When I arrived in the hotel for an early checkout, which I had set as my preference, I was told the room would not be ready till after 2 pm. It became available earlier and when we checked in we got no food credits, no water no welcome or acknowledgment that I was an IHG ambassador, and no room upgrade that we were promised (or mention of my previous requests). The room I booked was available online via google for $40 cheaper. When I spoke with Wyndell at reception and told him how disappointed I was, he upgraded our room the next night and provided water, and told me I could get a $10 room credit for food despite it been $20 on the IHG website. I was later charged 15.32 for food with no credit applied.?!? All told the experience was dreadful and the staff didn't seem to care about IHG status or trying to be helpful. The upgraded room, while nicer had stains on the doorway to the bathroom. My wife was woken at midnight to shouting and moving furniture in the room above us which went on for quite a while. I am a member of a number of hotel loyalty programs. This is by far the worst. Their room rates, even with company discount are far higher than what is available on other websites and after this experience, I won't be booking with Kimpton again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Faye B wrote a review Nov 2
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I got married in June of 2020 and we planned to have an in-town mini-honeymoon during the time of COVID. A reservation was made a month in advance for a terrace room suite. Kimpton Lorien cancelled our reservation two days before the wedding. The people who were in the room we reserved decided to extend their stay, so I guess our confirmed reservation meant nothing.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Sunshine12217578346 wrote a review Oct 2020
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Having stayed at two other Kimpton Hotels, the Monaco in Baltimore and the Palomar in D.C. I was hoping for a similar experience at the Lorien, but that was not the case. This hotel is hard to locate as there is very little signage on the street. When I called, we were instructed to look for the valet station and to just park there and come in. We followed these directions, only to be told that there was no Valet, due to Covid-19. I wish this had been shared when we initially booked this hotel. We were then informed that there is parking in an underground area, with a cost of $25.00. Parking here requires you to walk through a smelly stairwell and enter through the employee break room area. Our room (Room #319) was underwhelming and has seen better days. The chipped and worn furniture, small bath towels, along with a balcony door that did not lock were disappointing. We choose the Kimpton because it's a better luxury hotel. I know that hotels are hurting for business, but there was so much need needs fixing at this hotel. The lackluster entrance in the courtyard, empty planters (its fall where are the mums), cigarette butts littering the walkway, an unworking clock tower, and a drained fountain. I miss the grandeur that the Kimpton brand typically offers, thinking that you will stay in a luxury hotel …this Kimpton was a TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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MakSun wrote a review Sep 2020
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The morning restaurant person, I believe Gabriel, was friendly but besides that the whole stay was bad, mold smell in our room and they took 2 days to room move us. Didn’t give us the receipts and never issued us our F&B credit, they charge you for parking in their garage but there was no space to park and their garage was constantly leaking, staff does not even bother to apologize. Very poor stay and do not recommend!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$142 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lorien hotel kimpton
LOCATION
United StatesVirginiaAlexandriaOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
107
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Escape Quest (0.2 miles), Freedom House Museum (0.2 miles), and Olio Tasting Room (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro, Vermilion Restaurant, and BRABO Tasting Room.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Is Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Alexandria.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.