We stayed here because I particpated in the MMRF 5k walk/run on November 13, 2011. The hotel is only a 6 minute walk to King St. Metro Rail and only a 6 minute walk to the Eisenhower Ave metro. The King St. Metro had the blue and yellow line and Eisenhower had only the yellow line. We were also conviently located to get to Tyson's Corner approximate travel time with all of the construction was 30 minutes. We had a room on the 9th floor and we did not hear the metro rail so there was no problem with the noise - I was surprised but, I do believe if you had lower level floor this could be an issue. The rooms were very clean, we stayed in a studio with a King size bed and a pull out bed from the sofa. The kitchen was a nice added feature, it kept our drinks cold. They had a nice breakfast: bagels, pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, cereal, sausage, potatoes, yogurt, and make your own waffles. It was nice to have all of the choices-I'm not a big breakfast eater anyhow so I was happy with bananas and yogurt! :-) The only downfall was the parking- just like in Washington, DC - not a very parking friendly place. So if you have a Tahoe or Yukon beware- I wouldn't want to park in the garage below the hotel. However, we did notice a parking garage across the street for next time if you don't mind crossing the street. We paid for the entire stay for parking so we got a spot- besides we used the metro for everything except our travels to Tysons Corner.
P.S. I do believe the garage across the street was alot less than 18.00 a day that we paid at the hotel. This is typical for this area. Go to the Omni in DC and you will be paying closer to 30.00 a day for outdoor/valet parking. I would stay here again with my family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the growing Carlyle neighborhood just outside of historic Old Town Alexandria, Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle provides the perfect accommodations for corporate and leisure travelers visiting the Washington, D.C. Area. This 15 floor hotel features 181 studio, one- and two- bedroom suites including complimentary Internet access and fully-equipped kitchens. Additional on-property amenities include 1,025 sq. Ft. Of meeting space, state-of-the-art fitness center, 24-hour market, complimentary WiFi in rooms and public areas, and business center with print, copy, scan, and fax services. Along with well-appointed accommodations, guests enjoy complimentary daily hot breakfast and evening social hours (Monday-Wednesday, 6:00pm to 7:30pm). Ideal for extended stays, guest laundry facilities and pet-friendly rooms are available. This Alexandria, VA hotel is conveniently located near two Metro stations, offering easy access to key area businesses and leading downtown Washington, DC destinations. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to the Metro and Old Town Alexandria. ... more less
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