I stayed at this hotel August 14 to 17, 2011. The room was beautiful! The kitchenette was modern, with newer appliances, granite countertops, beautiful wood cabinets, and laminate wood flooring. Best of all, the bedroom was completely separate from the living room/kitchenette, with a door that closed. Both the living room and bedroom had nice, flatscreen TV's. The view from my room was lovely.
Every staff member was courteous and helpful. The daily breakfast was delicious. I can't comment on the manager's reception, because there are too many wonderful restaurants in Old Town Alexandria, so I chose to dine out in the evenings.
There is a Whole Foods two blocks from the hotel. Since my stay was short I did not grocery shop, but it's handy to have a grocery store nearby.
The only disadvantage to this hotel is that it does not have an airport shuttle. However, the hotel has a shuttle that will pick you up/drop you off within a mile of the hotel. The Metro is three blocks from the hotel, and you can either walk or take the shuttle. When I arrived at the airport I only had a small suitcase and laptop, so I chose to take the Metro to King Street and then walked to the hotel. My co-workers had large suitcases, so they Metro'd in to King Street and then called the hotel shuttle.
Another thing that some might perceive as a disadvantage is the distance from the King Street Metro stop to downtown DC. If you are traveling for business and have to Metro to DC in the mornings, you might want to stay closer. Personally, I enjoy Old Town Alexandria so much that it was worth the longer commute.
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town Hotel Alexandria
- Alexandria Residence Inn