Stayed 5 nights at this hotel. At checkin I asked about the possiblity of a pool facing room based on a review read here. The clerk interpeted this as a road facing room. I called to ask why and she explained that there were not any pool facing rooms available for the length of time we were staying. I felt that we were getting a lesser deal for patronizing the hotel for a longer time than most which I don't understand. We stayed in the room until the evening when I realized the wall mounted ac/heat thing wasn't working. I requested a different room from a new desk clerk and he was able to put us in a pool facing room. ?? This room was not only cooler but had more updatees (bathroom & air control unit). We kept this room despite these mosquito looking things all over the ceiling above the sink and the bathtub not draining. That is, until the next evening when a creep crawly that was very fast skittered across the carpet when we returned. There was an ant in the bathroom at that time, too. The creepy crawly was a bit much so I requsted a new room again. The new desk clerk nicely put us on a higher floor in a larger room and gave us vouchers for 2 free breakfasts. This room was fine but I saw a small bug of some kind the morning of checkout. In gerneral the hotel is run down. I tried to find anything resembling new carpet or areas that weren't stained (do people travel with lots of red lipstick or something? Each room had red stains). The cushions on the lounge chairs in the pool area were so worn and stained I put towels down before I sat on them. Wallpaper is peeling in the rooms and I found a cocktail straw on the floor of our last room that wasn't ours. Despite the helpful employees, they can't make up for the lackluster hotel. I wouldn't stay there again or recommend it but it worked for us in the end. They do allow dogs and it also seems to be where many airline employees stay based on who rode the shuttle with us. Alexandria, though, is an interesting and inviting area. Loved that and the people.
- 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