Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 108
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by CJ1113 Hiccup during booking, otherwise decent
During the booking process, I booked using the advanced purchase option. When the charges came through, the amount charged did differed from the quoted rate. After a few days of confusion and contact with multiple people, they realized that they charged at the more current and higher rate, instead of the rate at the time of the booking. This is the only hotel I've ever dealt with that has ever given me this specific issue.
The actual stay was decent. Rooms and bathrooms were clean, if not sparkling. The $20 per day parking rate does seem a bit ridiculous, seeing as it is not located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and plenty of local parking is available. Plenty of things to see and do in Old Town, which is about 8-10 blocks away.
November 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Josh1981 High-Quality Budget Hotel for Destination Event
The Crowne Plaza in Old Town Alexandria served as the unofficial host hotel for the inaugural U.S. 12-Kilometer Road Running Championships this past weekend, and warmly welcomed several hundred competitors -- elites and amateurs alike -- to the scenic northern Virginia coast. A mere two blocks from the scenic staging grounds on the banks of the Potomac River, the hotel offered unparalleled proximity to race-day festivities -- including race packet pickup -- allowing runners to roll out of bed 60-75 minutes prior to the start of the race without having to worry one bit about logistics.
Downtown Alexandria is a short 10 minute walk from the hotel, and the main commercial street contains numerous boutique clothing stores, souvenir shops, casual and fine-dining establishments, and well-maintained historic buildings. There is a free trolley shuttle that runs continuously between the Waterfront and the King Street subway station, which offers easy access to Washington DC and surrounding suburbs.
The standard rooms are sparsely furnished but very comfortable, especially with the air conditioning turned up full blast. The beds are clean, the showers work fine, and the TV service encompasses all the basic network and cable channels.
Definitely worthy of a 4-star rating!!!
November 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Braeingle Good value
Great value. Only 8 blocks from Old Town Alexandria. Clean, neat but this hotel needs some finishing touches in the service area. No change at the front desk (that's a first). I was left on hold several times when calling the front desk. The shuttle never came to pick me up from the airport despite several calls.
November 15, 2013