My father was at a conference and this was the hotel his workplace placed him in - I decided to tag-a-long to visit Washington.
Staff weren't overly helpful upon our arrival. We had a lot of bags + a cooler, I had to hunt for a trolley, and when I was clearly having problems trying to hold the door open while I tried to wheel the (broken wheeled) trolley, the staff just watched. Thanks guys.
Our room wasn't locked when I got upstairs which set off a few alarms in my mind... but after a few double-checks, everything was fine and it locked properly. The room was beautiful, although the set-up was a little odd: if you're sitting at the desk, you can't see the TV because of the cabinet, and the AC is level and right beside the bed which can make things overly chilly at night. Comfortable beds though.
I sleep with ear plugs, so not sure what the sound was like in the halls.
Location is about a 20min walk to the nearest metro station, then a 20min ride into Washington. But the hotel does have a shuttle to the airport (where you can catch the metro) which runs every half hour. General note for travelling in Washington, watch the times you travel because if you're travelling during rush-hour, your trip back to the hotel isn't exactly cheap.
Having the grocery store across the street is nice.
Hotel's close to the airport, but you don't hear planes - although you see one every so often.
Didn't try the breakfast, so can't comment on that one.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay. Not sure we'd pay the full-price if we were to visit Washington again, but it's a solid choice to use as a home-base for getting into Washington.
- 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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