We picked the Lorien because it was so much cheaper than the hotels in DC. Then, after reading a lot of the opinions on staying in Alexandra vs Washington, I began to regret our decision.
However, once we arrived I was very happy with our choice. The hotel is very nice and looks and feels brand new. The rooms are clean and bright and extremely comfortable.
The hotel is just 2 short blocks from the King Street metro station which makes it very easy to get to DC. You can take the Yellow or Blue lines into DC and the trip takes about 15-25 min depending on the line. Towards the end of our staty we looked foward to the Metro ride to Alexandria because our feet hurt from walking all day and we knew we could sit and relax on the ride to the hotel. At the Metro Station we took the free Kings Street Trolly to our hotel.
There are many places to eat within easy walking distance from the Hotel. The hotel itself has a very nice, although expensive, resturant. A Subway directly next door was nice, we got bottles of cokes and fruit for snacks there often. Five Guys is a few blocks down the street as well. We also took the trolly to the Brick Oven further down King Street and it is very good.
I am very happy that we decided to stay in Alexandria and stay at the Lorien, when we go back we plan on staying at the Lorien again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in Old Town Alexandria, our luxury boutique hotel is a collaborative dream. Renowned interior designer Vicente Wolf created a space that is reflective of the past and grounded in modern sensibilities. Combined with the stylish calm of our spa, our destination restaurant, BRABO by Robert Wiedmaier, a striking environment and the amenities expected of a Kimpton Hotel, Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa unites the elegance of yesteryear with the comforts of modern-day living. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lorien Hotel Kimpton