Stayed at the hotel for a week long conference that was on site. When I first arrived I found a spa sample packet on my pillow (pillow spray, foot cream, and a relaxation facial cream). It's a small touch, but very welcoming after traveling all day.
My room was clean, and the bed was comfortable. There is an air conditioner unit by the window, but the temperature control is on the opposite wall. There were several people at the conference who I over heard saying they were cold and couldn't get the buttons on the unit to work (they didn't find the temperature control pad on the wall!).
Housekeeping kept the room tiddy, the complimentary toiletries stocked, and linens clean. The large picture window overlooking the Potomac was nice. The only thing in my room that I had a problem with was the mini refrigerator, which was just below room temperature.
I did not dine at the hotel restaurant, but there are many nice eateries in easy walking distance. Just behind the hotel is a beautiful walking trail through nicely kept and safe parks along the rivers edge. If you don't want to walk, the hotel offers a free shuttle to the King Street area and to/from the airport. That was an excellent bonus, as so many hotels no longer offer shuttle service.
- 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