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“OK, but toooo far from Metro” 3 of 5 stars
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Crowne Plaza Hotel Old Town Alexandria
Ranked #28 of 53 Hotels in Alexandria
pittsburgh
1 review
“OK, but toooo far from Metro”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2010

Hotel is a little ragged. Staff was helpful but somewhat indifferent. Restaurant was just OK. Parking is $20.00 a night and the internet is only free in the lobby.

They have a shuttle to the Reagan airport Metro station, but, their van is small and when it's busy you may have to wait until it returns . A cab ride to the local Metro station is $6.00. If you are planning to be in DC a lot, then you might want to find a hotel closer to the Metro in Alexandria.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank srschools
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2010

My wife and I stayed here on a Tuesday night using points. We were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a ninth floor room with a view of the Potomac River. We had a few hours to kill before taking in a show, and ended up pulling chairs up to the picture window and having cocktails. Jets landing at National Airport follow the river, but the soundproofing of the window was incredible - - we could barely hear them! The king bed was very comfortable. The room had a refrigerator and microwave. The hotel has wireless internet access, but since we didn't bring a laptop, I don't know the charge. I do know that the computers in the business center are not free! Typical of DC area hotels, they charge $20 a day for self parking, however, they forgot to put it on our bill. There is a great breakfast place called the Royal Restaurant a short walk away.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Zaphod
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

This hotel was a very nice property. Close to where I needed to be. A little older hotel, needs to be renivated. I could hear everyones door slam shut whether they were coming or going.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Michelle35805
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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

Good thing they've got nice aesthetics because the $20 parking, the $10/day internet access, and the rude woman at the front desk make this hotel pretty unwelcoming. There are great walking paths near this hotel, which you'll need to shake off the bad vibe in the lobby.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

I reserved 2 rooms here for the Alexandria Arts Festival which is held in Old Town. I got a great rate on Hotwire for this hotel, which made our stay even sweeter!

I check in for myself and for our friend's room. The woman at the front desk, Rashad (I think that was her name), was extremely helpful and kind. I really felt welcomed. We were given 2 king rooms on the 11th floor. Our rooms were across the hall from each other and both had nice views of the Potomac. The were standard hotel fare for the most part, but nice. The beds were very comfortable and I slept very well.

It is about an 8 block walk to King Street, the heart of Old Town, which was not too bad considering the weather was good that day. They do have a shuttle that runs to King St., but it did not start running till 2 pm. They have a restaurant in the hotel, but we did not use it. About a block down and 2 blocks up is The Royal Restaurant, which has a fantastic breakfast buffet, which we always try to visit when we in Alexandria.

I would definitely stay at the Crowne Plaza again!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mercymygft
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Upstate New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

The room was very clean and comfortable, however, the air conditioner sounded like a single engine airplane taking off. The first night I wore the provided earplugs, but the second night the maids had taken them away. By the third night, I had become used to the noise and it didn't seem as bad. The room really needed to be updated. Hotels seem to add a down comforter, a shower curtain that scoops outward, and nice pillows and think they have updated the room.
My main complaint was with the people at the desk. They were very uninformed about getting around the area. We asked if there was a free shuttle to the metro as stated on their website and they told us no. We found out on our last day that they did provide a shuttle to the metro at the Ronald Regan airport.
The food at the hotel was very expensive, but a walk to King Street provided some really great food. There is also a grocery store close by to pick up snacks and drinks, etc. Overall, it wasn't a bad place to stay and I would recommend it to a friend.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank scubi-doo
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

The hotel is situated close to the Potomac River and some local shops. The room was spacious, comfortable and clean. The facilities were great but the location may not be convenient to travellers without a car. However, the price was reasonable and this hotel certainly represents value for money.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Crowne Plaza Hotel Old Town Alexandria
Address: 901 N Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1501 (Formerly Radisson Old Town Alexandria)
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 53 Hotels in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Crowne Plaza Hotel Old Town Alexandria 3.5*
Number of rooms: 253
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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