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Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed December 13, 2012

My girlfriend and I were looking for a fun holiday weekend get-away not far from home but we also needed to bring our dog. We picked the Lorien based on its proximity to downtown, reasonably priced rooms and that it was pet friendly. It was great experience! We are both in the customer service business so we have a good...

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Matthew H, I was thrilled to read we fulfilled all of your needs for a weekend get-away, especially that you were able to bring your dog. I am glad you found our staff to take ownership of any requests you had and that they were very friendly. We look forward to welcoming all of you back! Thomas

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed December 12, 2012

I come down to Alexandria every six weeks for work. I discovered the Lorien initially because it was one of the cheapest hotels on a list of recommended Alexandria hotels. However, the reason I stay there every time I come is because of the service. Everyone is so warm, welcoming, and helpful. They all seem to love working for there!...

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Megan33804, I really appreciate your repeat business and thank you for the praise you have for our staff. We certainly do enjoying providing the best possible service to our guests, and we have a little fun along the way. I am glad you enjoy our wine hour and our BRABO restaurants. See you soon, Thomas

Redwood City, CA
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Just returned from a fantastic stay at the Lorien. We were only there one evening but will definitely be back. Excellent value for this prime location in Old Town Alexandria. We were given a very large room on the 5th floor overlooking King St. Windows on three sides of the room so it was incredibly bright and cheerful even on...

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear 1Maggie, I am glad you enjoyed all the natural light provided by all the windows in your guest room, and that you were delighted by the sparkling wine and strawberries. Thank you for sharing that you find our staff to be friendly, and that your experiences in BRABO or the Tasting Room are always top notch. We look forward...

Athens, Georgia
Reviewed December 12, 2012

The Lorien is an upscale hotel in Alexandria that is two blocks from the Metro that can take you into DC for touring or business so that you not have to drive into the district or even need to rent a car if you are flying into Regan National as it is only a couple of stops from the hotel....

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gymdawgfan, It was nice to note you benefitted from our location just two blocks from the Metro station to get to DC and Reagan National airport. I am glad you enjoyed a peaceful stay with our hotel being set back off the street and buffered by our beautiful courtyard. I am sorry the bathroom counter in your room didn’t...

new jersey
Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was my third trip to the Lorien. I always look forward to the most comfortable bed ever found in a hotel. I treated myself to the hydrating facial...the best facial I have ever experienced. i love the Brabbo restaurant for the great breakfasts and dinner. i feel so pampered when I visit this hotel.

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hello travelbuddy54_10, I am thrilled you find our beds to be the most comfortable out of any hotel you have stayed in, and I am glad you had the time to enjoy BRABO once again. I have shared your praise about the facial you received, with Matthew our Spa Director. We look forward to your 4th visit, Thomas

New York
Reviewed December 8, 2012

We stayed here for a 3 day visit to DC and it was a great decision. The price was very reasonable, especially compared to staying in DC proper. Upon arrival, the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. We parked on the street nearby and I had a question about the street signs and they actually ran out of the hotel...

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear NYCjetsetter-girl, Thanks for choosing the Lorien for your 3 day getaway, which gave you the opportunity to experience Alexandria, which is especially wonderful this time of year. I was pleased to note you enjoyed your comfortable and clean room, and I am sorry if the bathroom door was a little too modern. I am glad you were able to...

Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Excellent Boutique Hotel in the middle of beautiful Old Town Alexandria. the Staff couldn't do enough to make sure that I had an excellent visit. The room was very modern but comfortable, meticulous and relaxing. Between the staff, the hotel, the location and the relaxed atmosphere - I almost didn't want to go home. For those of you who travel...

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Hello andil64, Yes, I could have gone jogging with you, seriously! I love to run, and especially in Old Town where you can exercise and sight see simultaneously. I am glad you enjoyed all the amenities the hotel has to offer, especially the relaxed atmosphere that is created. We look forward to your next visit, Thomas

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Well of course the Smithsonian and White House rank up there but this place is an oasis unto itself. The people have always been (4th time here) super and so very gracious and accomodating. I love the hotel - the rooms - the fire pit - the staff - the wine tasting room - everything about it! Haven't done the...

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lisa P, I like the oasis comparison. Thanks! I am thrilled you enjoy so many aspects of our hotel, but most importantly, that you receive such wonderful service from our staff. Our Spa is ready whenever you are. See you soon, Thomas

Durham
Reviewed December 3, 2012

On a recent trip to Washington, DC, for a training course, I sustained an eye injury. My husband remembered reading that the hotel had a doctor on call. He contacted the front desk and told them the situation, and the staff immediately went to work in locating an ophthalmologist. As a result, we were able to see an eye specialist...

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear CBofNC, I am relieved your eye has fully recovered from the abrasion you sustained, and that our staff reacted quickly enough to make a difference. As much as we would like to see you again soon, I am glad you were able to complete your training course during this visit. We hope to see you again soon, Thomas

Washington, DC
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The hotel is in a good location in the heart of Old Town. It's very close to the metro and right on the King St. trolly path. Our room was nice - a Lorien Terrace suite. Very contemporary design and soothing colors. Even though it was too cold to use the balcony, the doors let a lot of light into...

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Thomas F, General Manager at Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear AGF11, I am glad you enjoyed our ideal location on King Street just two blocks from the Metro stop. I am sorry about the late night noise from the connecting suite, and wish that your children could have had as good a night’s sleep as you did. Please accept my apologies for your children not receiving a kid’s bag...

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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 by Robert Wiedmaier, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa

Address: 1600 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Old Town
Price Range: $193 - $415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 107
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Also Known As:
Lorien Hotel Kimpton
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#1 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Some a bit small, but all seem well equipped and atteactive”
carrieg678, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Not all rooms are the same. Try to get one with a shower door.”
Sully2018, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Suites on 6th floor have big open roof top balconies. Perfect for gatherings but no privacy if you're in a neighboring room/balcony.”
cassnsyd, Mar 7, 2017 | Read review
“I would not recommend this hotel”
  • Terrible view from room with little light
  • Curtain to bathroom, not enough privacy
freqworld_traveller, Mar 5, 2017 | Read review
“I always like rooms with a balcony myself. Not only for me, but my pet can get some fresh air and lay in the sun if desired.”
Oregonstar_11, Feb 23, 2017 | Read review
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