I am a frequent traveler and have stayed at many Marriott properties over the past several years. For being "just" a Residence Inn, this hotel is very nice, mostly due to the newness of the property. Like another reviewer indicated, the breakfast area can be very noisy and crowded in the morning. I love the in-room kitchenette complete with full-size fridge, microwave, dishwasher, and two burner stove. However, there is a very big BUYER BEWARE for this property. The satellite dish television service is TERRIBLE and has been so for the past 2 months (or even longer). If you enjoy watching TV, this is NOT the hotel for you. The picture stays good for about 30 minutes tops and then switches to all kinds of pixilated images. If you don't care about any of the local channels, then you are OK but it is impossible to watch any of the local channels. It is not just my room – several colleagues have the same problem and other guests are complaining. This is a known problem and the hotel will tell you repeatedly that "they are sorry and are working on it." After two months of staying at this hotel, I am extremely frustrated and bewildered that a hotel that is less than 6 months old could have this problem. Other than the TV service, it is a very nice hotel with a boutique-like feel. Also, the walls must be very thick because I have never had an issue with noise. Just beware of the TV reception and you'll enjoy this hotel -- it all depends what is important to you.
- 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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- Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South At Carlyle Hotel Alexandria