The worst thing about this hotel is its location. It's not unpleasant, I didn't feel unsafe, it's just not in the heart of Alexandria, and if the primary purpose of your visit is sightseeing in DC, this is not the place to go.
The hotel does operate a half hour shuttle to Reagan airport, and you can get a metro train from there into downtown, but it's a bit of a schlep.
My room was comfortable and clean. The TV worked fine apart from the TV internet service which was hopeless. The staff on the desk were ok.
I was woken by a fire alarm one night. This was apparently because the kitches were being "fumigated." I wasn't sure whether that was a good sign or not. Food in the restaurant tasted fine though. So overall, ok.
- 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