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1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-2719
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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 07/25/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/25/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 52 hotels in Alexandria
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.6
Value
4.4
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 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
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Valet parking
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
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Grade: 100 out of 100
46Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
8Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Jon M wrote a review Aug 7
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Amazing rooms, amazing venue, amazing restaurant, amazing staff. Everyone here is wonderful and a special shout out to Philip and A young lady named Toy who is professional and wonderful. They make you feel welcome and they do an amazing job here. I will stay at the Lorien every time I come to DC. Love this place.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Parking is easy on the street but this hotel has valet. I drove a big truck and they were even...
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Dear Jon, It's always our goal to give every guest a five-star experience, and we are glad we achieved that during your stay! The next time you desire outstanding accommodations and friendly service, please see us again at Lorien Hotel & Spa! Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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Julie W wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had a lovely long weekend spent in Old Town Alexandria. This hotel is the perfect location to explore Old Town while remaining on the less crowded portion of King Street. Everyone at the Lorien was wonderful! Solomon at the front desk and Lisa the manager were especially attentive. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Julie, It's delightful to hear that our wonderful location and amazing team members impressed you at Lorien Hotel & Spa. We're thrilled to hear that you'll be returning in the future, and we cannot wait to host you. Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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whosane9 wrote a review Jul 2022
Los Angeles, California139 contributions43 helpful votes
I love this beautiful hotel in this quaint little town. The service was great. Ashley at the front was very helpful. They even have bikes for the guests and in 10 minutes you’re on the bike path by the water. I Highly recommend this hotel. 10 stars
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your recent stay at Lorien Hotel & Spa. We are thrilled to hear you found everything about our hotel to be so perfect. Our team always strives to make sure every guest has the best experience possible, so they will enjoy seeing your review. We look forward to you visiting us again the next time you are in the area. Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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RuthF wrote a review Jul 2022
Austin, Texas2 contributions
From the first warm greeting from Mark, the valet, to Solomon at the front desk, and every employee following, we were well treated at every turn. My husband and I will definitely stay here any time we are in the area. The small boutique hotel is located closer to the metro station than the waterfront, which for us was ideal. We spent our days touring the Smithsonian museums and our evenings eating and relaxing in Old Town Alexandria. The trolly took us to and from the waterfront area, if we were too tired to walk. We especially enjoyed the morning coffee service, the evening wine hour and the restaurant. But most importantly, the staff was wonderful!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ruth, We are delighted that you were able to spend some time with us! Receiving recognition for our friendly team and convenient location is always appreciated. Take care, and know that we'd be honored to serve you anytime your plans bring you this way. Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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Brian C wrote a review Jul 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia8 contributions5 helpful votes
I have been a loyal Lorien customer dating back several years. I travel frequently for business from the DFW area back to Alexandria/DC, and I have loved staying at the Lorien. But having stayed there again in May 2022, and June 2022, and now having another stay that begins tomorrow, I am frustrated by a couple of little things...and one big thing. First, the little things. Prior to the pandemic, when I stayed at the kimpton Lorien, service and rooms were top-notch. Every room I ever stayed in had a stocked mini-fridge, and a tray in the closet with snacks and other items. There was also a bathrobe in the closet. All of that is gone. Certainly, I understand during the pandemic that stays were down, cost-cutting was necessary, etc. I get all of that. BUT It's TIME TO GET OFF THE MAT and get back to a standard that is worth of the Lorien's prior reputation. Now the big thing. I, being a frequent traveler, did enjoy accruing points and benefits using IHG's loyalty program by staying at the Lorien. Just earlier tonight, I tried to update my account with missing stays from May and June of this year (my first back after the pandemic). No dice --= because, oh look, the Lorien is no longer a Kimpton hotel. So I stayed at the hotel for 7 nights in the past two months...and will accrue nothing for those nights, because the Lorien isn't a member of IHG anymore, nor has the hotel offered any alternative loyalty program to me when I've been there. Please, Lorien, as part of the "smooth transition", could you tell your customer -- be transparent -- that you're no longer part of the IHG family -- and tell us what you ARE part of? How we might leverage our stays to accrue some benefit?
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Lorien Hotel & Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Brian, We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your review, and it's unfortunate to hear that you didn't have a great time with us. We apologize for any disappointment with our amenities, and we'll be sure to keep your comments in mind as we continue to make changes. In addition, please know that we do have a new travel program titled Venture; it is designed only for small and medium-sized businesses. For more information, we encourage you to reach out to us offline. Our friendly team is always happy to help. We hope you'll consider coming back to visit us again the next time you visit the area; it would be our pleasure to remind you just how wonderful a stay with us can be. Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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drmaryk wrote a review Jun 2022
Belleville, Canada113 contributions161 helpful votes
This hotel is very charming and is located right on the main street in Old Town Alexandria. Wonderful location, with a free trolley at the door to take you right to the riverfront. Lots of great restaurants nearby and unique shops all along King Street. We stayed in the Presidential Suite, which was lovely. However, although the large and private terrace was very welcome, it could use some sprucing up. The small shortcomings were more than compensated by 2 desk clerks, El Asri and Patricia. These 2 angels went out of their way every day to satisfy our every request. I have travelled extensively all over the world, but I must say that I have never encountered such excellent and caring service. They are to be truly commended!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded Jun 25, 2022
Thank you for staying at Lorien Hotel & Spa. It brightened our day to hear our staff went above and beyond to ensure you had a wonderful stay. We will be sure to pass along your praise to our team. Your feedback is much appreciated and we look forward to many future visits. Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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Michael R wrote a review Apr 2022
New York City, New York183 contributions82 helpful votes
Great hotel right in the best location near King Street in Old Town Alexandria. Kimpton hotels are always great and this hotel is no different. Stay for a night and had a great time. Bonus is the wine happy hours! Room was large and very well appointed, super modern! Recommend highly!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Lorien Hotel & Spa
Responded Apr 19, 2022
Dear Michael, Wow! Your positive review has made our day brighter at Lorien Hotel & Spa! It sounds like our location was perfect for your plans here in town, and we trust our cozy, modern accommodations made for the ideal respite after your adventures. Many thanks for recommending us to future travelers, and we look to seeing you again someday! Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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PAUL-NEIL C wrote a review Mar 2022
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Excellent! The rooms are spacious and clean and TV has many, many channels. Free wine every night is also a bonus!!! Staff is very friendly and helpful and provide great recommendations for local dining.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Lorien Hotel & Spa
Responded Mar 30, 2022
Dear Paul, It was truly a pleasure to host your recent stay at Lorien Hotel & Spa. It's wonderful to hear you had such an enjoyable experience and appreciated our clean and spacious accommodations, as well as had the opportunity to enjoy the complimentary wine during the evenings. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive review, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back on another occasion. Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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Dena R wrote a review Mar 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina6 contributions
On an individual basis, the staff at The Lorien were lovely and very friendly. There just weren't enough of them to provide adequate service. Upon check-in, there was no one at the front desk except an employee from housekeeping. He told me he was not qualified/allowed to check me into my room. Nor was there anyone at the valet area to park my car. I pulled further down and paid to park at the meter, then dragged my luggage back to the lobby. 30 minutes later, an appropriate staff member was able to check me in to my room. I told him I felt I should get free valet parking or something similar to make up for the sub-par check in at The Lorien. The staff member couldn't authorize this, but told me I could speak with the manager the following day. I did speak with the manager the next day. She was sympathetic after hearing about the night before, and promised to" take care of me." It was my fault for not specifically asking what she meant by this, but I hoped for a discount or comp of some sort. I did not ever receive one. The Lorien Terrace Suites are beautiful . However the furniture cushions on the room's terrace were discolored and very wet. If someone had stored the cushions in a covered area during the rain, I would have been able to enjoy the area. Though I dragged the cushions off the furniture and into the sunshine, they remained unusable until the last day. Additionally, there are no physical barriers between the patios. As such, I felt like an awkward party crasher during the small birthday party on the terrace next to mine (when the cushions were finally dry). Finally, the $25 a night "amenity fee" is ridiculous, as the amenities (daily water bottes, room service, spa steam room, bikes) were not available. You are allowed a visit from housekeeping on the third day of your stay, but when I called at noon, there was no one available to clean the room. I asked for fresh towels and a new duvet instead. The towels were delivered, as was a duvet cover( with no comforter inside of it). I made the bed myself, really unacceptable at this price point. Oh, and the toilet did not flush completely. I tried to fix it, but after lifting the tank and fixing the slack in the chain a few times, I asked for help from the front desk. Phew. My final recommendation: say elsewhere.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 23, 2022
Dear Dena, We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your recent stay at our property. While we're pleased our team provided friendly service, it greatly saddens us to hear we failed to provide the positive and relaxing experience we're known for. Please accept our sincere apologies for the lapse in service upon your arrival and for any problems you encountered with your room and with the wet terrace cushions. We will certainly address the issues you raised internally and work with our team to review the areas that need improvement. Your feedback is important as we continually strive to provide our guests with an enjoyable experience. Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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Brooke M wrote a review Feb 2022
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Don’t recommend. They are no longer part of Kimpton and didn’t notify us prior to check-in. Our reservation and reminder email were sent form Kimpton, but when we tried to used Kimpton gift cards they told us they were bought by someone else and would no longer accept the gift cards. If that’s the case why weren’t we notified and why is it that all of our online confirmations say Kimpton? On top of that, we didn’t even have hot water in our room, which is apparently a known issue (see other recent reviews). We were really disappointed in the quality of service and room standards. After staying here many times in the past, they simply no longer live up to the high standards that brought us back. Responses from the front desk have been less than helpful, and the promised follow up from a manager hasn’t happened.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Lorien Hotel & Spa
Responded Feb 15, 2022
Thank you for being our guest and sharing your valuable feedback. We strive to deliver an exceptional experience for every guest, so we are saddened to learn this was not the case for you. Please accept our apologies for the hot water issue in your room, as well as any disappointment in our policies. We are working on making this a smooth transition for our guests, so we are sorry if you felt otherwise. While we may be under a new name and management, we still uphold the same high standards of hospitality this property is known for and will continue providing quality stays for our guests. We welcome you back in the future for the visit you expected and deserve, as we are confident we can deliver it. Warmest Regards, Phil Blane General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$194 - $248 (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 Lorien Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to 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 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 Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid public parking nearby, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vaso's Mediterranean Bistro, Vermilion Restaurant, and BRABO Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center and a sauna during their stay.
Is 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 Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Lorien Hotel & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Lorien Hotel & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.