This is a perfect hotel if you: 1.) have a family of teenagers, or more than 1 child in your party, 2) like things clean and elegant, and 3) don't want to pay much more than $100 a night no matter where you go!
This place really fit the bill for us to take 3 teenagers to Washington, DC. It is brand new - I think they said it opened in March 2011? Everything still smells and looks new and clean. The beds are especially comfortable since they are not all worn out.
We have gravitated towards the Hyatt Place chain before because their queen double rooms can fit our family of 5 quite comfortably with the L-shaped sectional sofa bed and kitchenette. But this SpringHill Suite is even a little better with a similar arrangement. What makes SpringHill better, though, is that there are two bathrooms in one suite! One bathroom contains the toilet and a small handwashing sink, and the other a large countertop sink and shower. This makes getting ready much easier. Between the two bathrooms is a large, lighted walk-in closet. The only problem with the room arrangement is that the sliding bathroom doors didn't seem to lock, which is a problem when there is a mischevious older brother around!
There is a tiny kitchenette with microwave, dorm-size frig and some glass shelves just inside the front door. It is one of the better arrangements of the micro-sized appliances I have seen though.
The office area had a large workspace with three glass panels that can be slid to the side to open the work area up to the bedroom area. There is a pretty large (I'd say 37 or 42 inch) LCD TV that swivels to the bedroom area or sitting/offic area.
The breakfast was a little better than continental with waffles, eggs, hot oatmeal and sausage added to the typical breads, fruits and cold cereals. There is a large area filled with stylish tables and chairs and a very attractive patio to eat at as well.
The Eisenhower St. Metro stop on the Yellow Line is about a half mile away. You could walk it if you don't mind climbing the highway bridge that separates this hotel from the Metro Stop. We were able to take the free hotel shuttle to the stop and get to the Mall in DC in less than an hour.
The neighborhood looked very safe, like an office/hotel park. Near the Metro Stop there were an AMC Theater, Ted's Montana Grill, Ruby Tuesday's, Starbucks and Cold Stone.
Overall this place was very modern and unique - it made us feel a little more special than a generic hotel room. I couldn't believe the price for a metro Washington hotel, at just over $100, which included a hot breakfast and free parking.
In our opinion, this is now the best place for families like ours to stay in DC!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visit SpringHill Suites Alexandria Old Town/Southwest located off I-95 and just minutes from our Nation's Capital. Enjoy our hotel's complimentary shuttle service, providing quick and easy access to the Eisenhower Metro Rail Station, part of the yellow line. Our hotel also offers complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi. ... more less
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- Springhill Suites Alexandria Tech Hotel Alexandria