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“Great place” 4 of 5 stars
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Towne Motel Alexandria
Ranked #34 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
Portland, Oregon
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2 reviews
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“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great staff, very helpful, always available and offered suggestions for local spots. Economic, recently remodeled, clean and convenient location. Stayed for a week and felt at home. Will stay here again. Great rate for what we got. Complimentary coffee (keurig), cable & wifi. Fridge and micro in room were nice for saving $ instead of paying for many meals out. Six blocks walk to metro train, King St. shopping and dining, and one train stop (Braddock station) away from Reagan airport. Lobby with ice machine, brochures and maps were helpful for us. Cons: outside is deceiving, the back side of the building looks shady, but it is safe and the room was really nice. Only complaint was the shower was not as hot as the sink, not sure why.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank J S
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Mesquite, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I got a discounted rate of $68 plus tax per night for two people in a clean room with King bed, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, dorm fridge, lit on site parking, and centrally located in Old Town. Unbelievable value! 5 minute walk to the Torpedo Factory, Potomac River, and all the shopping and restaurants of Old Town. 10-15 minutes to King Street Metro. We asked to extend our stay here for another night; it's so near DC, yet not noisy! Keep a close eye on your little ones - faces a busy road. SUPER easy access - 10 easy minutes - to all the Smithsonian museums! The Visitor center on lower King St. will give out of state drivers a parking pass for Old Town; be sure to get one. There are parks all along the Potomac where kids can run around and play.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Dana R
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I was leery at first because the room was inexpensive, there were not many cars in the free onsite parking and the office was a little run down, but I was pleasantly surprised once I entered my large room. It was clean and the bathroom was very nice. The two queen beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen area, equipped with microwave, fridge and Keurig, was all I needed for my snowed in, 3 night stay. The owners shoveled the sidewalk outside my door in the morning and knocked on my door to see if I needed more towels or coffee since the maids could not make it in. If you need luxury, don't stay here. But if you just want a comfortable place to stay close to everything, by all means, don't be afraid to book this place. I will certainly stay here again, next time I'm in the area.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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4 Thank downsizedandlovinit
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Upstate New York
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We just got home after spending three nights at the Towne Motel. As many other reviewers have said, it's nothing fancy, but the room was perfectly clean and comfortable. The neighborhood is lovely, and it's about a five-block walk to the Metro station, King Street in Old Town or the park system that runs along the Potomac. For budget travelers, the fridge and microwave are a big plus, especially with two grocery stores (Giant and Trader Joe's) within a couple of blocks. The only drawback is that if you don't want to hang out in your room, there's noplace right at the motel where you can sit outside. (The rooms open onto a balcony, but it's not a pleasant place to hang out. You can walk a couple of blocks to the plaza of the building where Trader Joe's and Starbucks are, or go a little farther to find a bench along the river.) Considering the high price of nearly all accommodations in the D.C. area, though, I'd say this is a very good choice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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6 Thank Loves2Walk
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Very simple but very comfortable, clean and quiet room with king size bed, desk and office chair, small kitchen corner with a Keurig coffee machine and very clean bathroom.
A few blocks from downtown Alexandria and its very good restaurants on King street and 10 minutes walk from the Metro to downtown Washington, DC.
Recommended in our favorite travel guide, we were not disappointed at all.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Elisabeth V
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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I picked this place because it was close to a place that I had to attend for a meeting. The location was not bad close to water and sites and price was great. The rooms are nice and looked renovated but the TV was old and dull picture. I woke of in the AM with bites on my arms and legs and looked like bed bugs got me. So be careful.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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4 Thank pin2ver2
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Henrico, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is an older place, but the management obviously goes to great length to keep it in top shape. My room was very clean, comfortable and quiet. The only staff contact I had was with the live-in manager and he was extremely pleasant. The rates are far below the area average, but don't let this be a turn-off. Next time I'm in the DC area, Towne Motel will be my first choice.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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4 Thank Joseph M
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Property: Towne Motel Alexandria
Address: 808 North Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Formerly Best Inn)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 52 Hotels in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Towne Motel Alexandria 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Towne Motel is centrally located near some of Washington D.C.'S best sites such as The White House, Arlington National Cemetery, The Pentagon, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Convention Center, Georgetown University and Andrews Air Force Base. The Towne Motel offers guests FREE High-speed Wireless Internet access, In-Room Keurig K-Cup Coffee Makers, Refrigerator, Microwave, Hair dryer, Iron & board, Direct TV with Showtime and ESPN. Free Parking. All Non-Smoking rooms. Unfortunately, pets are not accepted at this location. ... more   less 
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