I admit that I wasn't thrilled about coming to Alexandria in late June given the reputation for excessive heat and humidity. The hotel was the site for a small conference of 400 people. The front desk staff kept getting me confused with another person of the same name. However, eventually it was straightened out. The rooms were well appointed and clean with good AC. The most positive distinguishing thing about the hotel was their food service. We had a banquet one night where the steak was probably one of the best that I have ever consumed. It was hot and cooked perfectly. Normally banquet fair is average at best. This was an extremely good experience. Overall their wait staff was outstanding. One night we ate in the hotel restaurant where one poor waiter was alone in serving many tables. He could have used some help. Food in this case was average at best. The location is very quiet, yet conveniently located. There's a grocery store across the street and many good restaurants in walking distance.
- 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