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Review of Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle

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Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle
Ranked #16 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Newport News, Virginia
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Location, Excellent Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

I had to go to DC last-minute for business and needed to find a place at government per diem close to the Metro since my meetings were on the Hill, so I started searching and found this hotel with great reviews. The staff was extremely accommodating, since my schedule was very fluid and our studio room was more like a small apartment than a hotel room, which made it a great respite after a long day and provided a comfortable "home base" for my husband who traveled with me. Little touches like Ice water in the lobby, hot breakfast each day, and knowledgable and helpful staff made our stay a real pleasure. A quick walk to the metro and a shuttle that we used to get to nearby Old Town meant we could leave our car parked and still get wherever we needed to. Definitely thinking of this place as a great home away from home for a family sight-seeing trip later this summer. A very nice property, highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Boston
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166 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

close by metro stations make trips into DC easy and affordable for visitors, especially families on a budget. Our room was clean, pleasantly furnished with a two burner stove top, microwave, and full sized refridgerator. Free breakfast buffet was about average as to options and quality. Only annoying factor to our stay - the most annoying elevator floor indicators, an irrating mechanical buzz as each floor was passed! why the buzz, and if needed how about a more pleasant bell sound? Old Town and other Alexandria attractions within walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank NeedSher
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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61 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

We have stayed in various places around Washington and this time decided to stay in Alexandria so we could take a river cruise to Mount Vernon. A nice modern looking hotel with secure onsite parking. Check in was easy and the clerk told us all about the shuttle that would take us anywhere we wanted to go within a mile and half. Rooms were a bit of a surprise when we came across only one king size bed and what was a sofa bed. This was our own fault for not checking the booking correctly. We had two rooms each with three people in ( 6 of us travelling in all). This would not have caused much of an issue had the sofa bed been made up ready, we didn't expect to have to do this ourselves. Also there were only two towels in the bathroom, if they were expecting three in each room, surely it should have been made up to accommodate this. But this was the only glitch in the proceedings. The room also had a lovely kitchen area and if we had been staying any longer we certainly would have used this. We quickly had the room sorted and took the shuttle into old town Alexandria. Shuttle driver was friendly and told us were to meet him at the time we were ready to leave. The breakfast room the following morning was full to brimming but the member of staff was trying his best to keep it clean. It was nice to be able to have waffles with all types of toppings to go with them. The mornings shuttle driver told us all about the local history and pointed out several different places on the drive to the river front. We would certainly not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank redfan10
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San Diego
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82 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

This lovely property is a five minute walk to the metro and if you don't want to walk they will take you there in the shuttle! we were there for 3 nights and found the rooms and property to be well kept and updated. The breakfast was tasty, the parking was secure and the staff were all wonderful to chat with. I would highly recommend this place for everyone other than the Luxyry clients, we all enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CrazyCruzer
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Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

I stayed during Memorial Day weekend. Nice hotel with spacious and clean rooms. It is located in a good area and is very close to Washington DC by car. There is a parking fee of $18.00 per day. I had a pleasant stay. Would stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 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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Thank SaritzaC
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san antonio
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100 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stayed here on business for several nights. Very nice, rooms are great and the palce is fairly new. The parking is tight but was able to park at the hotel each night. Housekeeping was not up to par. Missed emptying trashcans twice and providing towels. Otherwise a very good stay and Whole Foods is a few minutes away.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BluePlate-Now
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Ann V, General Manager at Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your stay. I empathize with the lack of space you encountered during your stay and I apologize for the inconvenience you and your family experienced . Our hotel has various sizes of suites available. In addition to our studio suites, we also offer larger one and two bedroom suites too. I would welcome the opportunity to accommodate you in one of those larger suites as I am confident that those larger sizes will be adequately accommodating for you and your family. Once again thank you, and I hope to earn the opportunity to accommodate you in one of our larger suite sizes the next time you visit..
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

This was my first time at a Residence Inn. There are a number of them in the Washington DC/Arlington/Alexandria area. I chose this one via Priceline. It is a newer property, and still in good shape. It is in a safe neighborhood. It is several blocks from the Eisenhower Metro stop, and about a mile from the King Street Metro stop. There is a Whole Foods several blocks away, and a movie theatre two blocks in the other direction. For the price, it was a good choice for visiting the DC area. The Metro is rather easy to use once you learn the system.

The breakfast has good options (eggs, oatmeal, waffles, yogurt, fruit, and more). At times, it was a lot of people for the area, meaning things were not always real clean during that time. However, overall it was a good breakfast to start the day.

The rooms were nice. Things were not luxurious, but certainly good.

They offer a shuttle, although I never saw it during my 4 night stay. Hotel staff were always very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Walter L
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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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