The hotel is very convenient to the Metro and the Capital Beltway. Due to highway configuration it is somewhat difficult navigate to the entrance. Maybe it was just me, but check-in took a while as there were many people in loine with three clerks handling that chore. Once at the counter my Priority Check-In went smoothly and efficiently. The room was on the top floor next to the guest laundry. I didn;t hear anything, but then again it may not have been used. The room had obviously been renovated, especially the bathroom. The fan in the bathroom runs 24/7. It's somewhat annoying. The bed was comfortable and the TV offers numerous channels some in High Definition. There two problems. The room smelled extremely musty. It didn't have that "fresh" smell. Second, the coffee maker sits on the bureau but the cord is too short to plug it into the wall without putting it on the floor. That was pretty silly. If there was a more convenient recepacle I didn't see it. The restaurant was visited for breakfast. They offer a buffet for about $15. My waiter spoke broken English, which caused a bit of a communication problem. He brought me OJ and thought I wanted the buffet. I asked for a menu instead. I ordered the American breakfast, which comes with three eggs, toast, meat, home fries and fruit on the plate, plus coffee and juice. The cost is $9.00. The scrambled eggs were delicious. The meal is filling. If you order this breakfast check the bill. They tried charging me $2.50 for juice. I had to point out that juice was included. They immediately brought a new check. Obviously, the waiter didn;t know his menu. The stay was OK. I would think about staying again but the room needs to be fresher.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle welcomes each guest to its convenient location off the Capital Beltway / I-95. Our charming, full-service hotel is just a block from the Metro for fast & easy travel to Old Town Alexandria, Reagan International Airport (DCA) & the Washington, DC area. This hotel's location in Alexandria, VA pleases travelers who want the excitement of a big-city vacation & a friendly neighborhood atmosphere. Alexandria is minutes from popular DC attractions like the Smithsonian Museums, the Lincoln Memorial & George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. Head to the historic waterfront in Old Town Alexandria to stroll cobblestone streets or dine in a historic tavern. This Alexandria hotel is ideal for corporate travelers. We're near Michael Baker Engineering, Hoffman Town Center, the US Patent &Trademark Office and other businesses in the DC area. We offer FREE local shuttle service and FREE parking to all guests to save money on travel costs. We offer ample meeting space, free high-speed, wireless Internet access & a 24-hour Business Center. Our quality amenities make us a standout among hotels in Alexandria, VA. After a day of sightseeing, slip into the heated, indoor pool to unwind or work out in the Fitness Center; then enjoy a cocktail & appetizers at Bistro Eighteen90. You'll be charmed by historic Alexandria & this hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Alexandria Sw Eisenhower Ave Hotel Alexandria
- Holiday Inn Telegraph Rd
- Alexandria Holiday Inn