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Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle
Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, North Carolina
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112 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A great stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

As always the Marriott staff made this stay well worth it. Everyone there was always pleasant and eager to help in anyway they could. From the front desk staff, to the housekeeping or maintenance and the shuttle driver. Kudos to all. The room was clean and well stocked and everything was in working order which always helps! This hotel is a short walk to a Metro stop for a trip into DC and the hotel provides a free shuttle to the Old Town/King St. area for drinks and dining. Breakfast is included and has a decent variety and Monday-Wednesday they have a managers reception type of deal with a light meal and drinks also. My only knock would be the parking. Like everywhere else in this area it is limited and expensive. Don't bring your full size SUV and expect to put it in the parking deck! This area is a good place to stay if you don't want to stay within DC since you can just hop the Metro and be there in 20-30 minutes anyway.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Bassin66
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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Hi Bassin66!
Thank you very much for the 5 star review! Your "kudos" to the staff is very much appreciated, as are your positive comments about the complimentary hot breakfast, our convenient location, the quality of our rooms and complimentary shuttle. I can certainly empathize with you about parking in the area.
Thanks again for the review, and we look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you to the Alexandria/DC area.

Jim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

A very comfortable stay. The rooms are large (with kitchenette, table and chairs, settee and en suite). The rooms are clean and have a good view. Breakfast is fine, there's plenty and it's wholesome. The receptionists are very accommodating and extremely helpful. A very comfortable stay

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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7 Thank UkBleep
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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Hi UkBleep,
Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm glad you were able to enjoy one of our comfortable suites. I'm also happy to hear you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast. Be assured your positive comments about the staff will be shared with the team.
On behalf of everyone at the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, thank you again.
Jim Fournier
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Mercersburg, PA
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We stayed at this Residence Inn since it was so close to Mt. Vernon (about 9 easy miles) and also to Old Town Alexandria. The front desk staff was very helpful. Our room was exceptionally clean and quiet. Complimentary breakfast was better than I expected. The hotel is also very easy access to Washington, DC sights. I would readily stay there again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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8 Thank JEO_1973
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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
JEO_1973,
Thank you very much for the 5 star review of the Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle! Your comments about the front desk staff, housekeeping service, breakfast and location are very much appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you to the Alexandria/DC area.
Jim Fournier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We were in Alexandria, VA recently for a wedding. We chose to stay at the Carlyle Residence in Marriott after staying at one while traveling on business earlier in the year. We are completely sold now on the whole Residence Inn experience and philosophy. Our stay at the Carlyle Residence Inn was peaceful, comfortable, and in a perfect location. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 Thank a_johnson_young
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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Greetings a_johnson_young!
Thanks for the 5 star review! It's always nice to see such positive comments.
We look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you to the Alexandria/DC area!
Jim Fournier
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UK
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61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I stayed for 2 nights.
It's the sort of the hotel that is great for business.
No hussle, no problems. Rooms have all the modcons. Very clean.
The only negative thing I can say is that the elevators take a long time to arrive

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank UpAndUp
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for the weekend for his brother's wedding. The front desk staff was amazing...went over everything with us and how the shuttle service work versus the metro to go into DC. Going into DC was very easy. The hotel has comp shuttle for the local area and we used it all weekend...saved us so much in taxi fees...the drivers were SO friendly. We upgraded to a deluxe suite and was worth it the extra room and space. The hotel was in excellent condition. The staff and overall service was super!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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6 Thank vickie73_10
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ResidenceInnCarlyle, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
Hi vickie73_10,

Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm glad you were able to enjoy our complimentary shuttle and our beautiful suites. Your kind words about the front desk and staff service overall are especially appreciated!

Thanks again, and I hope to see you again when your travels bring you to the DC/Alexandria area.

Jim
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bayshore ny
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

stayed here for a girl's weekend. Room was great. Clean , well stocked with everything you need to cook. Hotel provides a schuttle that will take you to trais station, Old town and anywhere in a reasonable distance. this mad going onto DC a breeze. The entire staff was awesome but a special shout out to Pam & Eric thank you taking the time to answer all our questions.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 Thank cct13
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Property: Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle
Address: 2345 Mill Rd, Alexandria, VA 22314-4608
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Eisenhower East
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#10 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#17 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle 3*
Number of rooms: 181
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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