Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GB123 Not your typical Holiday Inn
Our family of 9 took a road trip, and stayed at 10 different hotels along the way. This hotel was not on the good list from all 3 families. First of all, they charged each car $20 to park outside in a very small area. Our brother in law drove a conversation van and was told he was too tall to park in their parking area OUTSIDE! He had to park 4 blocks at another hotel for free. This hotel tried to charge him to park even though he couldn't. They wouldn't even send a shuttle to pick him up.
Second the cafe was out of just about everything we mentioned we would like, so we decided to eat at the restaurant. The waiter was rude, I honestly think he was the waiter, cook and hostess. He never refilled our drinks, once he brought our food we never saw him again, until the bill. Another two families had to sit theirselves and was waiting a very long time until the waiter came to the table. The food was overpriced for what you got. If the parking wasn't so bad we would have ate somewhere else, but due to limited parking we stayed.
June 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fiffer Great Family Stay
My family and I made the Historic District Holiday Inn our home base during our one-week stay in the DC area. While the hotel isn't the newest (it is in the Historic District, after all!) it's clean and the staff is some of the friendliest of any place we've ever stayed. We stayed in a suite, with the added bonus of a lovely balcony overlooking the rooftops. Customer service made up for any tiny inconveniences we might have incurred, including one emergency which they took care of immediately and courteously. We used the free hotel shuttle daily to get to the Metro, which was a huge benefit for a family traveling together! There's a cafe in the hotel in addition to the bar and restaurant, and again, the staff could not be friendlier. As an added bonus, there is a grocery store right across the street and several lovely places to eat just within walking distance. We were able to shuttle or walk anywhere we liked, including to the many lovely footpaths and the eclectic and charming shopping in Old Town.
June 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by drlf51 Lovely hotel with a very nice staff.
Loved our stay overall. Shuttle to King Street was really nice as it was very hot and humid that week. We have been to Alexandria many times but this was our first stay at this particular hotel and would recommend this Holiday Inn and will stay there again.
June 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2thdoc great experience
this hotel,was the bargain of bargains- location was great,staff helpful and friendly and rooms beyond excellent
we go back to 9/11 with you guys--- would never stay any where else--
while Driving from Montana to ohio,we had made a reservation in Montana to stop first night( three days after 9/11). we lost cell phone reception - could not contact holiday inn that we would not make it as far as thought-- after slight pause,the operator said-- "that is ok- where can we book you- normally there would be a charge,but not tonight. I wrote a letter to holiday inns and told them that I would sleep on the street before staying anywhere else -- and we have--- stayed on the street-- just kidding
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NonameColorado Great location & nice service, very positive experience
Excellent location, helpful staff, very nice pool. Hotel also offers bicycles for rental. (Only drawback: pool does not open until 10am, so it is not open for early-morning swim before a day of meetings.) I would definitely stay again if I didn't have early meetings (or if pool opens earlier).
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by melle33 Traveling with children
The hotel was wonderful! Having a grocery store across the street took care of anything the children wanted that the hotel restraurant didn't have. Alex at the front desk was very helpful, polite and patient. His knowledge of the area was amazing! Everyone at the front desk was great, the cleaning staff were also all very polite. The hotel restaurant staff were great too! They put up with all the questions the children asked them (which there were several ) about D.C. - I apologized for the interrogation but they smiled and said it was okay. I love to travel with my children so when we go somewhere that is family friendly it's always a pleasure! Thank you Holiday Inn for a helping make our trip stress free!
June 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NCDad Convenient to the Capital and Old Town
I and another father took a group of teenage boys to the USA-Germany Soccer match at RFK. The hotel was a great value to house the eight of us. The rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable and the staff was very accommodating to give us adjoining rooms. The property was overall clean and fresh. After a long car trip, the few blocks walk to King Street was welcome to get dinner and for these hooligans to burn some energy seeing the sites of Old Town. With a grocery store across the street, we found plenty to feed them for a carb-laden breakfast that gave us the energy to take on DC and the Germans. Convenient to the Metro stations in Alexandria (free parking on weekends) made it easy to get where we needed to go. I'd recommend this great value for our needs.
Only negative: carpet in room needed shampooing
June 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by queensguy Get what you pay for
Look, its a bit older in the bedroom area, you can see the older rug and the doudy looking bed, but it's very comfortable. The bathrooms look more recently upgraded The hotel is a bargain for the neighborhood. Down the block were much more expensive hotels. We paid a price that is more typical of the outer areas. The one draw back is the corner deli. The sandwich was not worth the price & the 3:00 PM coffee was old, very old. But we were too tired to do the smart thing..walk down a block. The staff were very pleasant.(PS The food rating only reflects the cons=cession not the restaurant). We definitely would stay here again.
June 7, 2013