Conveniently located to DC Metro (though NOT walking distance, although the hotel has a free shuttle) in a town (Alexandria) with very effective local bus service--$1 fare includes the return and transfers! Very easy to be a tourist for DC attractions as well as Old Town.
Simple accommodations--no elevator--but stairs were fairly easily dealt with, even with large bags. Rooms were spacious with ample storage space. Not a top-quality mattress--and we had booked a king-size, but got a queen. The floor was described as non-smoking, and our room appeared to be so, although we could smell smoke occasionally in the corridors. Free high-speed Internet as well as cable TV. Free hot breakfast varying each morning--a good start for wandering tourists. Choice of two free papers (local/USA Today) each morning.
Unusual feature: snack/meal room on each floor with all items FREE! Many kinds of drinks including sodas, juices, waters, etc, snack items, ice cream and other sweets, and sandwiches and salads reported to be available soon. A most useful and valuable extra.
We will certainly recommend this hotel to others.More