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Review of Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle

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Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle
Ranked #26 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
Huntsville, Alabama
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

The hotel must be old because I've felt drafts everywhere; from the room to the restaurant. All of the staff have been very helpful and more than friendly. The breakfast buffet isn't bad for a $7 charge but nothing spectacular....you get what you pay for. I would stay here again if needed but I have some other hotels in the area that I prefer.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank iowaokie
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Tracie R, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
We are so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay as much as you could have, but rest assured your feedback is very appreciated! Temperatures have been abnormally cold this week and you're right, the drafts were kicking up quite a bit! We do the best we can to keep them out, and we understand the design of the sliding entry doors at the front and back of the hotel make it difficult to keep every draft out, especially in the lobby and restaurant.

We are working to resolve this in the future and again, thank you for your honest feedback! We do hope to see you again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Alexandria SW hotel (room 724) for four nights (Friday, January 18 through January 21, 2013). We ate at the hotel’s Dutch Grill for 3 of four nights. The only real disappointment was when I had to return my steamed broccoli because it was not hot enough for me. The dish was heated and returned to me quickly. It was then good and hot. Otherwise all breakfasts and other dinners were acceptable.

Occasionally the housekeeper left trash in the room and did not clean an empty soap dish. Otherwise the Housekeeping service was acceptable.

We used the hotel’s free shuttle service to go to and from the Metro stations “King St.” and “Eisenhower Ave.” The drivers were punctual, knowledgeable and friendly.

There was ample free parking.

We are looking forward to staying there again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fred D
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Tracie R, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 26, 2013
Thank you very much for your comments and knowing that your only real complaint was the temperature of the steamed broccoli is music to our ears because of course that is something we can fix right away (and it sounds as though we did)!

We do hope that you come back before the next inauguration to visit, but if it is only that event that brings you to our area then we will look very forward to seeing you in 2016!

Thank you again from our Family to Yours!
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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is the perfect place to kick your feet up and relax. The staff is very welcoming and pleasant. Their Customer service is refreshing-especially in this day and time of rush around and rudeness. The Staff fully demonstrate that the customer is really the focus at this hotel by superior service. They truly aim to please you with fast room service and delicious food. The room was so neat and clean- I can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank 406Meeka
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Tracie R, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
And we really mean it when we say we cannot wait to see you on your next visit. We sincerely enjoy taking care of everyone that walks through our doors and to hear the wonderful feedback from even one guest that enjoyed their stay makes it worth it!

Thank you for taking the time to let us know we are on the right track and let us know when you are coming back so we can be sure to have your room just right!
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

My husband recently started staying here when working Out of town and I decided to join him a couple of times. The staff has been courteous, helpful, and friendly whether it is the front desk, the restaurant/bar, or the cleaning staff. The
rooms are quite clean and the hotel is steps away from the yellow line, a movie theater, and some cute restaurants. Highly recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Amanda B
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Tracie R, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thank you so much for your great comments! We value guests like you and hope you know we are still paying attention to you even after you have left. It sounds like you were able to find all of the hidden gems in our area and even some of the not so hidden ones, like the metro line. Thank you for posting your feedback and we do hope you are able to come back and visit us again soon!
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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Being a pilot for a top three carrier, I have seen many hotels. This property is at the top of my list when I travel with my family. The location is a 4.5 out of 5 for commuting to DC or the airport. The staff was a 5, with everyone going out of their way to make our stay great. We stayed for five nights with DC as the main attraction.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brad t
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Tracie R, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
As a pilot you must get your fair share of ups and downs in the travel industry and we are proud to hear that you enjoyed your stay here with us. Bad pun aside, traveling so much for work can leave you blurry eyed and we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us your comments about your stay. Next time you and your family are in town, we will happily give you a place to stay.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great stay...easy off/on I-495 and centrally located next to metro, so commute into DC was easy. Accomodations and service were outstanding, as was the restaurant and bar. A great experience all around...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Frank M
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Tracie R, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
We love that you had such a great stay with us Frank! You found the metro which you're right, is an easy and stress free way to get right into the heart of DC. The next time you come to stay with us, be sure to like us on Facebook so you can be sure to grab the 50% off specials we run for our bar on our page! See you soon!
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Meriden, Connecticut
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151 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

This property is an older, well-maintained Hoikldiay Inn property, well located a few miles from Washington DC with easy access to the Metro system.

I was there with a group, and felt that the staff did a good job accommodating te needs for room placement (this was a student group), as well as serving a good breakfast buffet.

Easy to reach either from I-95 or Route 1 from downtown DC and close driving distance to Old Town Alexandrai are advantages for indivisuals as well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Greg48
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Tracie R, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time while you were here with your tour group! We work very hard to make sure that our breakfast buffets provide enough food to keep your energy up while you walk all of the sights of DC, and there are a lot aren't there? It sounds as though you really enjoyed your time here and we really appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback Greg, please come back to see us again soon!
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle

Property: Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle
Address: 2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314-4607
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle 3*
Number of rooms: 207
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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Holiday Inn Alexandria Sw Eisenhower Ave Hotel Alexandria
Holiday Inn Telegraph Rd
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