My wife and I who are in our 60's spent 2 nights here and were suprised to find they had an unsupervised snack room open 24/7 with free chilled fruit drinks, chips, pretzles, popcorn (microwave right there), hot coffee/chocolate, ice cream, power bars, peanuts and a few other items I've forgotten. An honor system sign asked guests not to abuse the privilege.
Next we found that ice for the room was in premeasured bags.
The breakfast included in the relatively inexpensive room price was self-serve but full with a variety of fresh fruit, sausage, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, several breads, cereals, drinks, a belgian waffle machine with small flasks of batter you made yourself, and one or two of the hot items changed the second day.
The number of rooms was about 60 so the place is not huge. The breakfast, exercise room, internet room, and conference room are in the basement for which an elevator can be used. A second floor is walk-up only. Our room was quiet and parking, which included 15 or so sheltered slots, seemed to be arranged so cars usually faced away from ,reducing headlights shining into ground floor rooms.
The exercise room was small, but included a TV, real steam sauna, permanent tiled hot tub, stepper, treadmill and multiple-station gym system with adjustable weights. All the equipment was in good condition and a stack of nice towels were stacked near the hot tub. I used the room twice in the evening and was alone both times.
The room was standard, smelled clean, had comfortable furnishings, clean bathroom, good water pressure and not water, central air (not a noisy window unit), with no outside noise, and provision for computer connections. The usual iron, hair dryer, coffee/tea machine and ironing board were there, too.
The inn is easy to reach from Reagan Airport, probably 20 mins away, or by car. It's about a block from a supermarket, and a short, easy drive to the interesting old part of Alexandria for shopping and restaurants.
We reserved a room here a year earlier, but recent painting of rooms forced us to cancel after checking in. The inn was very understanding and gave us a full refund.
We were very pleased with the overall quality of the place.
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