Spent one night here for a business meeting nearby the next morning. Slept fine until 6 am when the air traffic started at Reagan, after that room was extremely noisy. Soon after the ice machine came into use and added to the noise level.
Entering the room is very confusing: there are two lights on the door. When you swipe your keycard, one or both light up. The green light always lights, even if the card doesn’t read. If the red one lights up, you can enter.
Normal sized hotel room with a flatscreen TV, coffee pot, smoke detector, and sprinkler. Desk includes a chair, lamp, telephone, and wireless internet ($9.95/day). My room had two double beds but no easy chair, no refrigerator, no microwave.
Bathroom includes a sink, bathtub, and toilet all behind the same door, and a hairdryer. Closet included an iron and an ironing board.
There’s a wonderful bagel/breakfast restaurant kitty-corner from the hotel. The hotel has a small but capable bar. The restaurant is open until 11pm but I did not have an opportunity to try it.
Overall is decent hotel if you have a nearby meeting and need to get up at 6am anyway. Otherwise stay downtown or at the Holiday Inn a couple of blocks away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our New Old Town Alexandria Hotel You'll enjoy a convenient location and top-quality amenities when you stay at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza of Old Town Alexandria. Our hotel is only two miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Located near Washington DC, our Alexandria, VA hotel is in close proximity to many attractions. We're only eight blocks from the shops and historic homes on Old Alexandria's revitalized waterfront. Walking tours of the city of Old Town and Potomac River Cruises of the nation's capital's monuments begin just a few miles from our Alexandria hotel. Our hotel near Washington, DC is also ideal for business travelers because we're a short drive from many corporate offices, like Robbins Gioia, International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Pentagon and the many museums, bureaus and government offices of Washington, DC. We also offer the convenience of eight meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center and high-speed, wireless Internet access. While lodging in Alexandria, Virginia, hotel guests can enjoy a relaxing setting with our fitness center, Sleep Advantage program with new, comfortable beds and spectacular views of the Potomac and city from many rooms. From our hotel restaurant, Chequers, to our complimentary shuttles to the airport, Metro/Subway and King's Street, a convenient stay awaits you at the Old Town Alexandria Crowne Plaza. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Alexandria
- Alexandria Crowne Plaza