I stayed at this Embassy Suites for business in October 2010. The place was very nice as all Embassy Suites are. The breakfast in the mornings is included in the price and very good. Lots of choices from pre-made items to made to order omelettes. Can get very crowded though so be sure to allow extra time in the mornings.
Rooms are very large and well maintained. The suite consists of two rooms, each with a flat panel tv, small dorm fridge, pull out couch and king bed. All very nice and modern.
The location of the hotel is directly across the street from the subway (blue line) which is very convenient. From there you can get to wherever you need in DC as well as the airport. I rented a car but if I had it to do over again, I would skip the car rental and take the subway. Getting to downtown D.C. takes about 15 minutes on the subway, whereas driving took me about 45 minutes plus I had to pay for parking.
There are a lot of old and historic things to do and see in the area of this hotel. I walked every night into the main "old town" area which was filled with people walking and going from shops, to restaurants to pubs. It s really a neat little area. You are into the main area of Old Town within a five minute walk. I think it took me about 30 minutes to walk from the hotel to the very end of the restaurant and shopping area of Old Town Alexandria. Very convenient. Also, felt very safe as there are people walking everywhere. Never saw anyone around of "questionable character".
There is a happy hour at night from 5-7PM with "complimentary" drinks. However, you do have to pay $1-$2 per drink depending on what you get. Apparently there is a state law that does not allow them to serve drinks for free.
The workout room is very nice and actually has free weights up to 50 pounds. Rarely do you find free weights at a fitness center now days. It also has a treadmill and eliptical.
I would definitely stay here again and in fact I am hoping to return at the end of this year.
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