This is a very nice hotel, one at which I would recommend for a stay. I hope that the following information helps!
GETTING THERE: If you have car, the hotel is about a 10-minute drive from I-495, depending upon traffic. Parking is $15 a day. If you are taking the subway, the hotel web site lists the Braddock Road stop as the nearest stop. It's actually not that close: 10 blocks. Plus, to get to the Braddock Road stop requires one to walk through a neighborhood which, according to one of the people at the front desk, is not a place one would want to be at night. The hotel, though, offers a shuttle to Washington Reagan National Airport; it leaves at the half hour and hour from the hotel and from the airport at 15 and 45 minutes after the hour. The shuttle picks up at the airport outside doors 5 and 9, in front of baggage claim. The last pick-up is at 10:45 pm.
CHECK-IN: Check-in was easy. I found no problems.
FRONT DESK STAFF: The front desk staff was very nice and helpful. There are free newspapers each weekday at the front desk.
ROOMS: The rooms are average-sized. The beds are comfortable, with a soft mattress cover and pillows. The bathroom is large.
INTERNET: There is free, wireless internet.
RESTAURANT: I did not have lunch or dinner at the hotel, but I did have breakfast daily. One can order off the menu or have the buffet. The buffet at the time of this review was $11.95. It included pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits, gravy, syrup, oatmeal, dry cereals, milk, cottage cheese, muffins, white and wheat bread, yogurt, and various fruits and juices.
LOCATION: The hotel is in the heart of Alexandria, with numerous historical sites nearby.
FITNESS CENTER/POOL: The gym is above-average and includes treadmills, a stair climber, a decent selection of machine weights, and even free weights (including a Smith machine and a bench press). The equipment itself is older but functional. The pool at the time of this writing was being renovated.
OTHER: The area where one can pull up for check-in was being renovated, so if you have a car, you will need to park in the street in front of the hotel to check in. There is a Giant grocery across the street, which includes a very nice salad bar.
Overall, this is a nice hotel and a good place to stay in Alexandria.
- 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