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BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn
Ranked #15 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
France
1 review
“Good hotel, but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2013

Good hotel. Everything was correct during my stay for business. Howether, 2 or 3 points should be revised : - Disappearance of the snack kitchen (by the past, drinks & small snacks were available free) ; - Quality of breakfast "medium" ; - Rooms & corridors were a little cold.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

We were recently in Old Town Alexandria with a large group of friends for the annual Scottish Christmas walk. The Old Colony Inn was our choice for accommodations.
We were extremely pleased with the location, the rooms, the amenities, and especially the friendly and helpful staff. While the hotel is within easy walking distance to most attractions, when the weather turned frosty, we used the courtesy shuttle. It was prompt, comfortable, and the drivers professional but friendly. This
Is a great, economical choice for Alexandria or Washington. We'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jaconstance
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Shelby C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
jaconstance,
We are so glad you choose to stay with us while you were in town for the Scottish Christmas walk. With all the hotels out there, the fact that you choose us for your stay makes is very happy. Please come back and see us again and thank you so much for the review.
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Delaware, Ohio
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Best Western Old Colony Inn was our choice for a four-night stay in Alexandria VA to visit our son. The price was right! Also -- and important -- location plus free parking. Location: it's a walk to Old Town but not too long a walk, so in a milder season (today is December 1st) we could hoof it to good shopping and restaurants. Parking: last time we came to Alexandria we stayed in a hotel that offered a great price for the room but charged $25 a day to park! The Old Colony Inn has free parking, including two areas offering covered parking. The room was decent, clean, and convenient: TV (and DVD player!!), usual coffeemaker, etc. Bed was comfortable. The place was quiet. We plan to return there on our next visit to the city.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Rich E
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alexandria va
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163 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Comfortable room, clean, well maintained, breakfast had good selection and hot item changed each day. Staff was friendly and helpful. Negatives - no elevator, keycard that didn't work. Would stay again without any hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ritch62
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Shelby C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
ritch62,
We were so glad to be able to host your stay in our hotel for 5 days. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and had a good time. Please come back a stay with us again when you are in the area.
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Bloomngton, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

This is a very friendly and helpful inn. Good neighbor and very close to old town Alexandria, Virginia. Their shuttle service was very helpful. We decided to stay longer and the inn was very accommodating. The breakfast was good with a different entree everyday of our stay. If you needed to eat their for a meal or forgot to bring toothbrush, etc., they have a small room full of about anything you need (for a small fee).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

If you can't afford to stay in DC, lucky you, go and stay in Alexandria (Old Town) So glad the inflated prices (even during the shutdown) forced us to look further than the city itself. Easy access to Alexandria and The Best Western is on the Metro from Union Station, we arrived by Amtrak. The Hotel runs an efficient and always accessible shuttle to and from Braddock Road Metro and Ronald Regan Airport and also to downtown Alexandria although you can easily walk that and in fact the shuttle ends at 9pm so we did walk home from the Metro station late one night quite easily and safely. Excellent value for money, super comfy beds, amenities & cleanliness adequate. Breakfast is included but quality should always out way quantity, enough said on the food..... the room where it was served was rather gloomy and drab which is odd seeing as just outside there appeared to be a very pleasant lounge area and small business center. Front desk staff were always pleasant, knowledgeable about the local area and helpful during our departure. The noon check-out is a bonus. You can travel so easily and cheaply in and out of DC on the metro and if you want to stay in this charming, historic, leafy area, The Best Western would be ideal.

Room Tip: No elevators but choose 2nd floor for a slightly better view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank bateson49
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Shelby C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
First of all I would like to thank you for taking your time to fill out a review. I am glad to hear you had a good stay with us while you were here in the Alexandria/DC area. Please come back and visit us the next time you are in the area.
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Richmond, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Charlene K. W
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Shelby C, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience checking out. I wish you would have given a little more detail so I knew what caused you to have this bad check out.
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Property: BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn
Address: 1101 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#17 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#20 Family Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN Old Colony Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
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