We had a terrible stay in this hotel. We were moving to Alexandria and needed a place to stay overnight with our cat. Very few hotels accept cats (which I totally understand), but this Holiday Inn does, so we booked the room without even considering the reviews. MISTAKE.
The walls and ceiling were paper thin, so we heard all the partying going on above, below, and next to us. We called the front desk twice about the noise, but nothing was done. The air conditioner leaked, so the floor was soaking wet (a hazard since we were staying there with our cat and a 2 year old). The shower was moldy, the room smelled musty, and we all left with strange bites after sleeping there. Finally, we got in late and had called ahead to request a late arrival and make sure a crib would be in our room for our arrival, since we would be transferring our sleeping son from the car right into the crib. When we arrived at 10:30pm, the crib was not in the room. It took about 30 minutes for the crib to arrive, by which time our son was in hysterics.
No one helped with our bags or even held the door open, even though they saw me struggling through with lots of bags, a litter box, a cat, a toddler, etc.
This was EASILY one of the worst hotels stays I've ever had, and I've traveled all over the world and stayed in some pretty awful places.
The only positive thing I can say about this stay was that they allow cats, and the room did not smell or look like cats had been staying there. We similarly were respectful of future guests and kept our cat in the bathroom for the night so that she wouldn't shed on the carpet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria - Old Town is located in the heart of Alexandria, convenient to everything Old Town Alexandria and Washington, DC have to offer. The Potomac River and King Street's entertainment district, restaurants and boutique shopping are just blocks from the hotel. At our pet friendly hotel, we provide complimentary high-speed Internet and shuttle service to Reagan National Airport, Metro and King Street. Experience fine hospitality when you stay at the Holiday Inn. During your stay, dine in Traditions Restaurant and Lounge, featuring the specialties of Alexandria and light American fare. Kids Eat Free (with select rates and accompanied by an adult) in our restaurant and will enjoy our combination indoor/outdoor pool. Famed attractions in the Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA area include the Smithsonian museums, White House, Capitol Building, Mount Vernon, and the numerous monuments and cemeteries. This hotel in Alexandria, VA is also convenient to the Pentagon and Crystal City. Whether you are traveling on business or pleasure, let the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria - Old Town be your home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Hotel And Suites Historic District Alexandria
- Holiday Inn Alexandria
- Alexandria Holiday Inn