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“Great Staff & Good Value” 5 of 5 stars
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Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria
Ranked #20 of 53 Hotels in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Plano, Texas
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Staff & Good Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

For the DC area this hotel is a great find. We took our teen age granddaughter with with us on they trip. The room was newly remodeled, clean, and we each had a private room with 11/2 baths. It was great. Breakfast was good, and coffee was excellent. The hotel location is not within walking distance to restaurants, or a strip center. Although, the shuttle service, staff and other amenities more than make up for that. The staff, Joshua, Kiera, and Andrew went out of their way to make sure we had every thing we needed. After long days of touring Andrew met us at the Metro with cold bottles of water. I would recommend this hotel to any family that is on a budget. You will get your money's worth.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank paris201056463
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

I once stayed in the Bates Motel & I was more comfortable. Seriously, the sheets & bedding were actually moist from the humidity in the room. It was like we were sleeping on a boat! Beggars can't be choosers, and the alternative was falling asleep behind the wheel. I laid my daughter's iPad down on top of the TV, & in the morning the case stunk so bad that I took it off & washed it. It was so musty, we wound up throwing it out.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Rescue1captain
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Rochester, NY
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

I reserved three rooms at this hotel for nine people in my family. I picked this hotel for the price, amenities and location to DC. I was very happy with the hotel, the staff, the comfort of the beds and the breakfast. I wish the pool was a little bigger and a little cooler (it was hot in DC), but that's a small thing. We got a shuttle ride to a local Italian restaurant by a very friendly hotel driver, which was nice. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank snowlake
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Wetumpka
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2011

The workers at this hotel are very nice and accomodating. They have a shuttle that will take you to the metro which is about a 3 minute ride. This metro is the second to the end though which may take at least 30 minutes to get to your destination. Staying further in town may be a little nicer of a commute if you don't mind paying more money for the hotel. However, the metro worked just fine for us. We stayed 3 and 1/2 days and were able to see most everything. The breakfast was very filling and good. The pool was nice and clean. The price was great. I would recommend this location because they are close to the metro, clean, good food and all out nice people.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank JenJ0y
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KS
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92 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

Our first impression of this Comfort Inn was a "20" something young man checking us in, all the while sporting a big wad of chew in his lower lip AND then actually spitting in a cup... very classy! The lobby looked nice, so I had high hopes for the room. No such luck! It smelled stale of stale cigarette smoke. The rooms are in desperate need of updating and cleaning. We found one electrical outlet in the room where the refrigerator was plugged in, hard to keep phones charged, etc. Now for the good points: all other employees we dealt with were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was always good and stocked well. I also noticed there was a laundry room available if needed. We never used the shuttle for the Metro, but it is a nice convenience.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank kdwait
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Dallas, TX
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

This hotel on the south side of Alexandria, right on I-495 was perfect for touring Mount Vernon, the New Air&Space Smithsonian near Dulles, and downtown DC. Previous posters said its hard to find but that is b/c iPhone maps was wacky for the entire area, and the hotel is surounded by big beautiful lush trees that make it hard to see except right when you get to the entrance. The trees help you feel you are at a resort when at the pool even though you are close to a highway entrance. Friends had given us several restaurant recommendations in Alexandria, which were a quick drive, but perhaps the hotel could have had better flyer ads for those unique family friendly bar/grills.
The breakfast staff was incredible! The food was always full and plenty of varitey, and that's a tough job with a group of high school mission tripers, in no-vacancy summer hotel season.
The only downside we had was the housekeeping staff didn't have enough towels each day, and the towels were well-worn. So, we went to Wal-Mart and bought thick large towels for $3.99 each. The bedding was excellent, and rooms comfortable, clean and new TVs. We were upgraded to a King suite b/c they were so full, and it had a bath and a half! You don't get that at any other hotel chain, but was a great convience to have 2 separate pottys w/ sink.
The staff practically sang "hello" when you walked in the door, and were very good with all the clients coming and going.
Free safe parking is an added bonus compared to hotels in the city.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Observant_traveler
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New york
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Pros: great and helpfull staff, the nicest people I have ever met in a hotel, free and prompt shuttle to metro station, great complimentary breakfast , free internet
Cons: very old rooms (furniture and carpets), we had to change room 2 x and not because we are picky (we travel a lot and it was first time we did that) simply because the rooms smelled, most of them like someone has been smoking there (even though they were suppose to be non smoking rooms). Renovation needed and also change of furniture and paper walls, they looked like they had been there for 50 years.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Sylwia710
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Property: Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria
Address: 5716 S van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22310-1023
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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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Alexandria
#11 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#17 Family Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria 2.5*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria is conveniently located directly off of I-495 Capital Beltway in Alexandria, Virginia and is an affordable alternative to lodging in downtown DC. Convenient to the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the Pentagon, the National Mall, the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, National Harbor, The White House, Holocaust Museum and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria is the ideal location to see all that DC has to offer! ... more   less 
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