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“Terrific hotel in Old Town Alexandria”

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The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection
Ranked #8 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
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“Terrific hotel in Old Town Alexandria”
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stayed 5 nights over Easter weekend while visiting family. Very pleasant staff especially the doormen. Vibrant lobby for socializing with guests. Fun daily free wine hour in afternoon. Hotel decor unique. Large room and bathroom beautiful, neat and very clean. Beds comfy with plenty of pillows. Lighting good and nice magnifying mirror. Quiet and no bad odors anywhere. Best location for walking Old Town. Great people and dog watching. Nice pool but did not have time to use it . Small but suitable workout room. Used treadmill daily but a small fan would have be helpful. Hope to visit often and will not bother to check out any other hotels.

Room Tip: 4th floor. Good view for people watching on King St. No noise and we were right across from elevat...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Nina W,

Thank you for your business over the holiday weekend and we too hope to have you stay here and not bother with any other hotels! Sounds like a deal to me! Please feel free to email me directly if I can be of personal assistance - matthew.hurlburt@hotelmonaco.com

Thanks,

Matt
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This hotel had it all. Great staff, loved the rooms, a step away to the free trolley and much more.

First, check-in was fast and efficient. The room was adorable, the bathroom large and love when it includes the mounted magnifying mirror, and the beds clean and comfy. The closet had 2 robes to use while there, along with a safe, and an umbrella. The A/C worked wonderful and I loved the stemless wine glasses that they put out with the ice bucket on a silver tray. The decor is boutique and funky. Loved it!!!

This is an animal friendly hotel and they have happy hour for pets with their owners. They also have a nice happy hour for guests in the lobby and you can also take your wine to the courtyard or your room.

Right across the street is a 24 hr. CVS and yes they sell wine and beer. The streets are lovely with all the brick buildings and sidewalks. They are tree lined with all the white lights at night all up King Street. Just lovely.

The free trolley starts at 11:30 am and runs to 10:15 pm. It has stops from the beginning to the end of King Street. There are trolley signs every couple of blocks. There is one across from the hotel just after CVS. It is about a fifteen minute walk to the beginning of King where the metro is located. The walk is lovely with many nice shops and bakeries.

I would definitely stay at this hotel again. It was just great.

Room Tip: Stayed facing King St. and after ten it was quiet. I enjoyed a sax player until then.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear momodjc,

This is wonderful - thank you so much! Especially for the kind words about our staff and the service they provided you. Glad you liked the decor as well!

Take care,

Matt
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Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

This hotel offered wine and small snacks in the afternoon. ( Get there early or they do run out of snacks.) The rooms were new, clean, and well decorated. The surrounding area was great for walks. Close to the water. Staff was pleasant. Overall it is a go-to spot if you want something not too expensive that is well managed and pretty.

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room so it would not be along the main road with traffic and people noise.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear sunny2528,

Thank you! Appreciate the kind words about the service, and we will make sure to load up on the snacks at our complimentary wine hour to ensure they last longer!

Thanks again and safe travels,

Matt
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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

the hotel was fine. good service & a nice room. the only problem was the really noisy AC. the fan was really loud all the time and when the pump cut in it was worse. not a good nights sleep. only stayed one night or I would have asked for a different room

  • Stayed April 2013
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Jackspratt27,

Thank you for staying with us, and for takign the time to share your comments here! We are in the process of changing out our A/C units in the rooms, I sincerely apologize that you were not able to sleep well due to the noise.

Please come back and give us another try, we can, and will, exceed your expectations!

Thanks,

Matt
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We showed up on spring break for our pre-paid hotel reservation for two adults and two children. The hotel was over-sold and did not have our room. Not only did they leave us with two small children and no place to stay at 10:00 at night in a strange town, but they have yet to refund our prepaid hotel fee. The on-site staff that night didn't even seem to care, and although the manager has apologized he has not refunded our money. We have spent countless hours trying to straighten out something that was no fault of ours, and Expedia has been no help either. Won't use either again.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Dear Maija M,

I would like to express to you once again, my sincere apologies for our inability to honor your reservation, please know that we all do regret the inconveniences this caused you and your family. Certainly after a long day of travel the last thing you needed was to get everyone back in the car and go to another hotel, I'm very sorry this happened.

Hopefully, through our paying for your room at the hotel up the street, providing a complimentary night at the Kimpton hotel of your choice, and working with Expedia to get them to refund your money, you see our commitment to making this right for you.

We will see this through to the end and make sure that your refund is recieved.

Thank you for booking with us and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you in the future.

Thank you,

Matt
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We have just stayed 1 night here and found the hotel to be very comfortable and in a great location to explore Alexandria. King Street has an abundance of shops and restaurants so you have everything on your doorstep. There is a free shuttle bus that will take you to the waterfront if you don't feel like walking. Our room was a good size with a lovely bathroom and It felt like it had recently been refurbished. The only criticism we had was the AC was noisy which was not great at night. However a good place to stay away from the bustle of Washington DC and we would go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Pinklady041,

Thank you for staying with us on this brief visit through Old Town Alexandria, we appreciate your business! I apologize about the A/C unit, we are in the process of changing those out now.

Thanks again,

Matt
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Danville, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Warm and welcoming!! They attend to your every need! Pet friendly so you get to see all these wonderful animals!!! AND after a long day of sight seeing, you can come back to a very nice wine reception and meet folks from all over the country!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Rtonrd,

Let's face it, we are "the place to be", right?! Thanks for staying with us and finding that out for yourself!

Safe travels and come back soon,

Matt
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Property: The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection
Address: 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Formerly Kimpton Hotel Monaco Alexandria)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#2 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#4 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#4 Business Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, is a luxury boutique hotel with rich design. Discerning travelers will appreciate the sumptuous décor, top-notch service and eclectic sensibility that our impeccable Alexandria, VA hotel provides. Stay with us and revel in our historically rich surroundings and contemporary comforts that provide for a memorable stay near Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon and all of Washington DC's many attractions. Conveniently adjacent to our hotel is the exceptional Jackson 20 restaurant. ... more   less 
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