We stayed here in September for 3 days while we went sight seeing in Washington DC. The hotel itself was excellent. Huge rooms, extremely comfortable bed, free fast wireless internet, working AC (although a little noisy, tended to switch it off overnight), clean bathroom, friendly staff. Pretty much everything you could ask for!
The hotel is situated in a very safe, pretty area about 15 to 20 minutes walk from King Street, where all the cute shops and restaurants are. However there's also a decent supermarket right across the road, and a decent steakhouse half a block away (TJ Stones). For the metro it was about a 15 minute walk to Braddock Road. Walk felt very safe despite going through a slightly less upmarket housing estate. There was also a free, and very useful shuttle to Ronald Reagan airport, useful both for the metro (avoiding the walk with luggage) and the airport itself. We found it a great base for exploring both Arlington and DC, and was great value in comparison to the hotels in town (which we were slightly nervous about location-wise).
The only let-down was the breakfast which was average quality and over-priced. And don't order tea - they make it in the coffee jugs (coffee flavoured tea, yuch!). Best to head out for breakfast.
- 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