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“Good hotel, bad shuttle service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir
Ranked #24 of 53 Hotels in Alexandria
2 reviews
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“Good hotel, bad shuttle service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The hotel is top notch for Holiday Inn. Good room, good breakfast, good internet... The major issue is shuttle service. If you stay with your own car, this hotel is great. The shuttle makes 1 stop at the subway station that is <5 minutes away. For some odd reason, Holiday Inn and a neighboring motel share the shuttle (it is a van, not a bus). Because seats are limited, they have to make multiple runs and the wait is unbearable. The subway is TOO FAR to walk so you are at the mercy of the shuttle. On 2 occasions we had to wait 40 minutes for the shuttle. One time we had to call the shuttle twice to pick us up. NOTE: The hotel's shuttle only runs up to 10pm and they need to extend it. There are no restaurants in the area that is an easy walk either.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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HolidayInnExpressAlx, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Nathan T., Thank you for giving us a 4 star review. I am sorry that you had delays in our complimentary shuttle service. This is not the standard and I will look into why this happened so it does not occur again. We do hope that we get another chance to earn five stars from you in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Holiday Inn Alexandria. The rooms were nice and clean. The TV had a large selection of channels. The breakfast was really good. Great variety from pancakes to cinnamon buns and standard eggs/bacon/sausage that changed daily. They also had biscuits and gravy one day.
I had a car, so it was easy for me to get around. It was great being so close to Old Town Alexandria, which is beautiful and fairly close to Arlington. The shuttle to the metro was also really convenient when I didn't want to drive into DC.
The only reason I didn't give this hotel 5 starts is because the lobby was always freezing. Typically it wouldn't be an issue since you are not in the lobby often, but that's where the breakfast area was. It was hard to find a seat where a vent wasn't blowing 65 degree air directly on you. This was unpleasant since i was in summer clothes.
Overall, it was a great stay and I would stay there again the next time I'm in the area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank DRBKLYN
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HolidayInnExpressAlx, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Alexandria. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I will look into why the breakfast area was so cold and make the necessary adjustments to make our breakfast area comfortable for all our guests. Please visit us again and give a chance to get all five stars from you.
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Niagara Falls
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534 reviews
58 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was a real find. This hotel is spacious. There is a pool shared with the hotel next door. Breakfast was excellent with many choices and all of it fresh and good. The suite was large and well used for the five days we stayed here. Housekeeping is fantastic and there were ample towels. There is a shuttle to and from Huntingdon Metro station on demand and we used it everyday. This hotel is great for families!

We will stay here again the next time we are in the area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank journeymaid48
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HolidayInnExpressAlx, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
journeymaid48

Thank you for being a top contributor on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback. The best in the area is what we want to be, so very glad to see that you agree ;) Please come back and see us here at the Holiday Inn Express Alexandria.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Me and my children were on our way to Philadelphia. We needed to take a break. There was a limited amount of 2 bed hotel rooms, but Vince did his due diligence to still make sure we could be accommodated. He was friendly, calm, thorough and helpful! Highly recommended! I will be back at this hotel next time I visit the DC area :) .

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Joelle S
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HolidayInnExpressAlx, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Joelle S

Thank you so much for this great review. Vince says "Hello", please come back and see us the next time you are in the Washington D.C. area.
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Bloomington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for the Army 10 Miler. The lobby staff were very helpful. With being close to an upgrade for my member points, the staff upgraded me and my party for free.

The bar is nice but stop serving food a little early for my liking.

The breakfast could be better. The selection was a little limited and was cold.

The cleaning staff was courteous and good at their job.

The hotel is right next to the Eisenhower metro and puts you at the National Mall in 15 minutes.

I will definitely stay here again!

Stayed October 2013
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1 Thank Chris N
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HolidayInnExpressAlx, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Great Hotel, Great Location

Thank you so much for a wonderful review. Please come back and see us the next time you are in the Alexandria area.
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Racine, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

I am so pleased I trusted the reviews and booked this hotel. It was clean, had comfy beds, a wonderful and polite staff, great breakfast and quick shuttle service to the metro. We will definitely stay here again. Best hotel shower I've ever had as well!
again.

Stayed June 2014
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3 Thank D R
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HolidayInnExpressAlx, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Thank you so much for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back should you be in the area.
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had 2 king suites. The rooms were better than the pictures. Our rooms were really beautiful.
It was a very pleasant surprise. Breakfast in the morning was very good. Internet was working great. It was very quite in the hotel at night. Even with a football team staying there. Free parking . Very close to Old Alexandria. Which was amazing. Also close to Washington DC. We were very happy with this hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Kersten H
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HolidayInnExpressAlx, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
We are so happy to hear that you had a great stay. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor community! Please stop in again should your travels take you back to the area. Thanks again!
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir

Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir
Address: 6055 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303-2101
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#7 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#19 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria-Fort Belvoir 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites Alexandria - Fort Belvoir is set just off historic Route-1/Richmond Highway near Old Town. Business and military travelers benefit from having the I-495 Capital Beltway and I-95 within two miles of the hotel's door. Alexandria, VA is just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. While you're here, you can securely communicate with clients via the free high-speed, wired and wireless Internet access. The Business Center and meeting room make it easy to get work done so you can enjoy the area. We're just an eight-mile drive from Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA). The hotel's leisure guests love Alexandria, VA, as well. We're close to Historic Old Town Alexandria, George Washington's Mount Vernon, National Harbor, Tanger Outlets, Arlington National Cemetery and about eight miles from the attractions, museums and monuments of this nation's capital. You can go shopping in Old Town Alexandria, tour the artwork at the Athenaeum and then wrap up the day with dinner and a drink at Gadsby's Tavern. Our guests love the complimentary shuttle to the nearby Huntington Metro station. You'll be energized to see the sights thanks to the free Express Start Breakfast Bar. Enjoy the comforts of home, a 24-hour Fitness Center and more from our hotel's perfect location in Alexandria, VA. ... more   less 
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