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Towne Motel Alexandria
Ranked #35 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Hotel staff was great. The metro station was 5 blocks away which took u straight to the heart of DC. Room was big and clean. Also walked down to the river front to eat right on the Potomac. Would stay again and highly recommend!!!

Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
4  Thank cory y
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This hotel is a gem! It's a family run motel only a short walk from all the major Alexandria sights and only a 10 minute drive from all the DC monuments and museums. There are no extras but you get a clean room that is much less expensive than most of the other places to stay. If you're looking for a good nights sleep and a great starting point for whatever you want to see in DC this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Bryan L
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Family run motel with an emphasis on service and pride in every facet of their motel. The staff and owners were so helpful in providing information on the local sights/public transit, their enthusiasm was infectious. What a gem this place is!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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6  Thank Karen6260
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Overall, this was a good value. No extras, just a well-kept, clean room with comfortable beds and bathroom. No sign of bed bugs anywhere. Price was a good value, considering it was a busy time of the year. About ¾ mile walk to King St. Eddie & Neil (front office) were very accommodating. They should be given big raises.The Royal Restaurant has decent breakfasts, although a little expensive. The buffet on Sat & Sunday is real nice ~11$.
Pros:
1. The shower stall appeared to be made of marble slabs. Plenty of hot water and the shower worked well.
2. Wireless worked OK. It did drop out occasionally. Once you logged on, it was on for the duration of your stay. No logging on each day.
3. Free parking with plenty of space.
4. Had Direct TV Box & remote.
5. The room was very clean. Beds were large (2 queens) & comfortable.
6. The heating unit was old, but worked well.
7. Front desk people (Eddie & Neil) were very helpful.
8. Area was fairly quiet at nite, particularly in the back section.
9. A good number of open AC power receptacles.
10. The small Kurieg coffee machine had a few coffees (4) that came with it, and they were replaced each day.
11. Had an iron & ironing board.
12. Had a working microwave and refrigerator.
Cons:
1. No paper or pen for taking notes.
2. No table next to the microwave, refrigerator & coffee maker. This would have been very handy.
3. No shampoos. No holders in shower for soaps or towels.
4. No hair dryer.
5. K-cup machine would occasionally put grinds in coffee. I think this more a case of operator error than a problem with the machine (although we seem to operate the one at home just fine).
6. The TV is an old analog/tube type (~27” screen).
7. Exterior of units could use a better paint job. Lots of peeling paint and paint on the brickwork.
8. Main office looks run-down. Looks more like a Quicky Stop in the bad section of town.
9. No complimentary breakfast or newspaper. Nearest paper rack is at Royal Restaurant.
10. ¾ mile walk from Braddock station to hotel.
11. Minimal counter space in bathroom.

Room Tip: if you want quite, get a room in the back of the horseshoe.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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4  Thank Rasalus
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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.

Room Tip: Business rooms preferred over local rates
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank J S
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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
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3  Thank Dana R
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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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Address: 808 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1720
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
Price Range: $90 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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