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Best Western Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir
Ranked #24 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
Smyrna, GA
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218 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Nice place”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

My family and I spent three nights while seeing the sites in and around D.C. and Mount Vernon.
Pros and Cons

Pros:
Friendly, sincere, helpful staff
Average to good free breakfast
Shuttle service when available (see cons as well)
Subway, McDonalds, Papa Johns, convenience store and local restaurants within walking distance
Clean and fairly quiet
Clean remotes are a great touch

Cons:
No taxi service this far out
Shuttle service wasn't available on the weekend because of no driver available
No shuttle service to Mount Vernon even though its a six minute drive
Safe in room should never cost extra - they are for the guest as well as protection of the housekeepers
Needs a new coat of vibrant paint

We stayed in two rooms 135 (two doubles) and 136 (king).
136 had air condition problems, but, when told the staff got right on it and fixed it with hours.

I would recommend an expanded shuttle service that includes pick-up from the Huntington Metro station in the morning as well. Shuttle service to Mount Vernon because of its so very close to the hotel. One more I would look into is an Old Alexandria shuttle. This one could simply be a reservation required or by request only. Maybe even charging a small fee for this particular service. These three amenities I believe would help picking up a few new customers.

Enjoyed our stay! Thanks

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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bwmtv, General Manager at Best Western Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay.
We will certainly consider your thoughts on expanding shuttle service.
Taxi's do come to the hotel though,our staff would have been delighted to have assisted
in contacting the local cab service.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Checked into hotel.
Asked hotel clerk if there was a good place to eat nearby.
I was out of room for LESS THAN TWO HOURS, only to return
to find someone had entered my room and stolen $130.

Nice!

Hotel clerk was no assistance.
Contacted local police and filed a report.

Hotel had monitors and security cameras set up for all over, yet hotel clerk refused to review the security tapes.

Not a good feeling here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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2 Thank Jan E
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bwmtv, General Manager at Best Western Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Jan,
I'd like to assure you we take customer complaints very seriously at our hotel.
The Front Desk agent on duty did not have access to review the security cameras, however I have, we also interogated the lock to your room for entry. No one entered your room after you checked in except you. This documentation has also been reviewed by the police dept.
We take the safety and security of our guests very seriously. If you are missing money, I'm truely sorry but it was not due to the staff or lack of security in the hotel.
We strive to provide the best in customer service with clean comfortable accommodations.
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Roland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2013

This property isn't the newest one on Richmond Highway, but it is conveniently located to Mt. Vernon, Old Alexandria, and The National Mall via the Metro Yellow Line. We stayed in Room 315 June 2-3, 2013, and were well-satisfied with the room at about $85/night average. The front desk people were helpful and friendly, with suggestions for restaurants and attractions. We don't usually take advantage of the included breakfast since we don't eat with plastic flatware or from styro plates, but the coffee was just fine and the food didn't look any worse than any other hotel of this class. As others have said, the hotel feels like it's in a safe location, though on a busy arterial. A solid three stars.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2013

This Best Western has clean, well appointed rooms. It was quiet and a full, hot breakfast is provided in its large breakfast area in the basement. Their shuttle service takes you down Richmond Highway to the Metro station, a short drive away. It was easy and convenient. The staff were friendly and helpful. Mount Vernon was less than 10 minutes away. Do not eat at any of the Chinese restaurants nearby. There are some very good restaurants five minutes north on Richmond Highway.

Room Tip: We were in the back of the hotel where the tour buses parked but could not hear any noise.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Zola C
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Melbourne, Florida
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stayed one night. Hotel staff were pleasant and helpful. The rooms are a little small but really clean and comfortable. The room had a frig. and microwave. The free breakfast buffet was really good with plenty of food. They have security cameras in the parking lot and in the hotel. We felt safe. No problems at all. Free wifi and free parking. Used their computer next to registration desk to print my airline boarding passes. DCA Ronald Regan airport an easy drive 12 miles away (20 minutes) at around 11 am although I was told it would take longer to get there if the flight was earlier in the day. Reasonably priced at a senior aarp discount of $85.00 including tax. I was told the hotel has a free airport shuttle.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Best Western Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir
Address: 8751 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22309-4223 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
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#5 Best Value Hotel in Alexandria
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir 2.5*
Number of rooms: 132
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