Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 176
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Essexkids Great location and price, close to all
The hotel in general was in a great location. Away from all the commotion of DC but nice downtown of Alexandria. The absolute only thing was you had t pay $20 to park. almost didn't stay for that reason.. made no sense. If you were a paying hotel customer, why do you pay to park in their lot?
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jeffgulati Great value, great location, friend staff
We got a great value during the 4th of July weekend. The hotel is walking distance to King St. (8 blocks) and close to the waterfront. There is a complementary shuttle that takes you to King St. if you find it too far to walk or if it is raining and also a shuttle to metro and airport. The staff were very nice and helpful. The room was adequate, view was nice, and outside noise level was very low. Food at the bar was excellent, but drink selection was a little limited but overall ok. For what you pay and the free shuttle, this is a great place to stay even though it is a little out of the way.
July 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by djshock Ok, Would Stay Elsewhere Next Time
First, the shuttle at the airport was full, so I had to wait half an hour for another. At check-in, there was no mention of IHG membership, free waters for platinum status, etc. The room was fine, nothing bad, but nothing great, either. The breakfast buffet was not very good, but a lack of fresh coffee was especially disappointing. The waitress just grabbed a pot from the table next to mine that had just finished eating and gave it to me. You also had to pay separate for a to-go cup of coffee. These issues combined with the $10/night internet fee mean I will be staying elsewhere the next time I am in the area.
July 6, 2014