Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 167
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bearrett6741 Great Location and Property Maintained Well
My wife and I stayed at the Alexandria-Historic District Hotel during the Cherry Blossom Festival of Spring 2013.
We very much enjoyed our stay and we felt that the entire staff was very responsive to our request. The hotel location was very nice and quiet, and we felt that the management went out of their way to make us feel at home. The take pride in the property and it shows. The shuttle service and the crew that ran to busses were outstanding too.
15 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 3220 Quiet but excellent location
Our son who lives in Alexandria recommended the Holiday Inn Historic District because his employer uses it for prospective employees and other corporate visitors.
We liked the shuttle service to National Airport and to the Metro--a great help if you are going all over the area, as we did.
We found the room perfect (the coffee maker actually makes good coffee; the room had NOT been smoked in EVER, as near as we could tell; the shower worked perfectly. We just DON'T CARE about the TV service and didn't turn it on.). Free WIFI worked perfectly.
The front desk and housekeeping answered all our questions and gave us good directions and advice about the area.
We liked that it was out of the tourist trap area of Alexandria but in a safe, interesting residential area a long (but fun) walk from most of the restaurants.
14 April 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Shortcake Staff very rude
We found that the staff was rude as did other guests as we all talked to each other about it. We asked if they could recommend a family friendly restaurant and they would only recommend the restaurant and Bistro in the hotel. I have never had a hotel not have a list of restaurants in the area or at least a verbal recommendation. The fold out bed was almost unsleepable as you could feel the springs thru the mattress so we put the lightest chld on that bed. Even when the bed was delivered the housekeeping person was not friendly. I went down for coffee the first day as there was none with the coffee pot in the room. Even your Holiday Day Express offers a complimentary breakfast and they only offered coffee. When I went to get a second cup, the restaurant was open and the coffee pot was empty and I was told that it would be at least 30 minutes before more coffee would be available. They could have poured me a cup from a pot in the back but they never offered. I would not stay there again and certainly would not recommend it.
09 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Suwanee4 Very Convenient
We selected this hotel because of it's location to the airport and because it offered a shuttle to both the airport and the Metro station. We were not disappointed. We also discovered it offered a shuttle to King Street in Old Town as well. This made not having a rental car no problem.
The beds were very comfortable and when we needed extra towels, they were delivered promptly.
I would definitely stay here again!
08 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Iowagirl33 Good value for location
We were on a trip to sight see in DC. This hotel offered a solid value for our needs and with the free shuttle to the airport provided us access to the Metro. Be prepared though as the shuttle runs on a standard schedule and you may have to wait due to volume of riders. This was only a problem one time. The hotel also provides a shuttle to Old Towne which gives access to several restaurants and shops. The room was average but did have a good amount of staining on the carpet. It was clean and the beds were comfortable which met our needs. We were only there to sleep. We only ate breakfast in the restaurant but it was good. Overall the staff was pleasant and took care of any concerns promptly. The web site advertised a refrigerator in the room which was not there at check in but they brought one up as soon as we asked. There is a grocery right across the street and a liquor store next door to that so we were able to pick up some snacks and beverages easily. I would stay at this hotel again.
08 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jules01 Great area and friendly staff
Great area of alexandria and within walking distance of King Street. Shuttles were always on time and took us to the metro and king street. Rooms were nice and staff was friendly. One complaint is that the restaurant is expensive and has limited choices, but we ate there one night and the food was good. Also, didn't end up going swimming because the pool is small and is only open until 9pm. No hot tub either.
07 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JulieG47 Great Easter Weekend
This hotel is awesome. We stayed over the easter weekend and enjoyed both old town and seeing all the washington sites. It is within close proximity to many attractions and easy access by car. Only minutes to the cherry blossoms and the downtown monuments. We visited the zoo and also Arlington Cemetary.
The breakfast buffet was wonderful. Coffee was excellent and included in buffet price. As a priority member they upgraded us to the Mezzinne level and the room was HUGE. two bathrooms and a kitchenette. Very nice. I will return again. Staff was very pleasant and helpful with maps and questions. Parking was also discounted as a priority club member. Thanks for making our trip to Alexandria VA a memerable one.
05 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LorieG Last Minute
Driving from SC to CT, we realized ttraffic would be bad on Good Friday... I called on Thursday to book and got a great price and a spacious room. We have been there before and are never dissapointed.
04 April 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Aras Staff was great
My stay at the hotel was a possitive experience. The moment I walked in I was greeded by the front desk staff, which was very polite. I was early,therefore my room was not ready, they kept my luggage so I could take advantage of the morning and they offered to upgrade the room for a full one bedroom suite which was really comfortable. There is a restaurant that has a buffet for breakfast for a very good price. A convenient grocery store right acroos the hotel for those people travelling with children. Nice pool and exercize room. Free transportation from the airport and to the metro station is also a plus... I
03 April 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by titan21 The people make the difference.
The people at the desk were attentive and personable. The food service folks were most accommodating and pleasant.. Good food too.
28 March 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sam99 No internet for 2 weeks i stayed
I stayed in this hotel for 2 weeks. Internet connection was not available for most of the days. And when the connection was available it was very slow.
The option for food is limited. Rest of the things were good.
23 March 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PJ928 Disaster
Disaster is the only description I can use for my recent stay at this hotel. Problems started upon our return from an afternoon in Olde Town Alexandria. Once settled in for a brief rest before dinner, I attempted to have a beverage and so looked for a glass and the ice bucket. There were no glasses and no ice bucket. Looking in all closets, cabinets, etc. the auto coffee maker was the only item found. Upon calling the front desk, I incurred an attitude and inquisition as to whether I looked in the cabinet. I had to confirm two times that I had prior to calling. Upon arrival of housekeeping, I was once again asked if I had checked in the cabinet. I didn't appreciate the interrogation by staff. Whoever was responsible for cleaining the room certainly failed to make sure that all items were in place. Not sure how someone is supposed to drink any liquid without the benefit of glasses. Ice is nice but glasses definitely a must. Upon returning from dinner, we got ready for bed and found that the four pillows on one bed and three on the other, were 12 x 12in squares. Hardly the size one could comfortably place their head on. Only one standard pillow was on the second bed. Totally, aggravated already by the glasses and ice bucket situation, I went downstairs taking examples of the pillows to the front desk. The hotel manager could have cared less about the problem and offered a smirk which was not appreciated. Customer Service would have been nice. His response to me was that someone must have requested a flat pillow. A week later I still do not know what a flat pillow is. Not a very intelligent remark to a rather disgruntled guest. Housekeeping eventually brought two standard (or should I say flat) pillows.
The worst of the stay though was the tremendous amount of noise coming from an event in the ball room below our room which bordered the atrium on the second floor. Loud and throbbing DJ music began at 10:00PM at what later was identified as a wedding. This continued until 2:00AM. Once the party broke up guests took up to 45 minutes to clear the premises and the noise they made went on until 2:45AM. Needless to say, our room and other room on the atrium did not get much sleep that night. I have never in my travels stayed at a hotel where a reception is permitted to go on until 2:00AM.
I can assure Holiday Inn that I will never again stay at that property or any other property bearing the same name. I feel that the service, comfort and overall experience was not worth the night's fee that I paid. I would stay elsewhere next time. In fact I have already made a reservation for my next visit at a competitor which is a walking distance around the corner from this property. They offer the same convenience, same transportation to and from and the price is competitive with a full free breakfast in the morning. Once burned, twice shy - never again at this property.
22 March 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tito1956 Close to D.C. and airport. Nice and quiete area.
Loved the location and closness to D.C. Will stay agian if in the area.
22 March 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shoemaker Sad
We where looking forward to this stay so much, as a platinum priority member we did not receive the room we book. We booked for a king suit this did not happen. The room was old and not taken care of at all. When I called them weeks in advanced I asked about the dog walking area it was not what was explained to me. It was a strip of grass 5 foot x 3 foot. Really?
20 March 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by WeeklyTravler Typical Holiday Inn service and value
This is a typical Holiday Inn with average service and value. It was very convenient to where I needed to be, but there wasn't much of a view from my room. Full service grocery store available out the front door and across the street. My room didn't have a microwave, but the hotel staff found one in another room and brought it to mine. No recognition for Platinum Elite, but was given a room on the top floor, unfortunately the walls between rooms are very thin and there was a colicky baby next to me for two nights. The gym was well equipped with Life Fitness treadmills, elliptical, and weights, but the Internet service was very poor.
10 March 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FWE61 Alexandria
The only thing I had a concern with was the additional charge for the garage parking and then it being so cramped. the garage pillars encroached into already narrow parking spaces. I saw that they have been hit numerously
04 March 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TandB Holiday Inn Alexandria
The staff at the hotel, (front desk, and restaurant) are very friendly, efficient and good at making you feel welcome. The property is nice, and location not bad. However, the shuttle to the metro or old town, only runs in the afternoon which is inconvenient to out of town guests or business people. We booked the rate with breakfast, which was a surprise when we were told we could only use $10 per person per day. Needless to say, we always had to pay more (even when it was only a buffet available), and I would not recommend booking that rate again - rather eat out at a nicer restaurant for less costs. Room service was nice, a decent quality and efficient - however the room service tray, dishes and cutlery stayed outside our door in the hallway for two days even after they were called to pick it up. Overall not a bad location, friendly staff - but not the best value for the money and I wouldn't necessarily recommend it.
23 February 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bucnut49 Excellent service comfortable room
After driving all day from Kentucky we were exhausted but was glad to get in our room and settle in for the night. We needed to get directions to Arlington National Cemetery as we were there for my brother in laws funeral. The employee at the front desk gave us excellent directions.
05 February 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom148 Big Rooms & Great Location
Enjoyed our stay! Very large rooms, staff responded to all requests.
Food in hotel was very tasty.
We walked, and used shuttle, to get to Metro.
27 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jaybolt1551 Outstanding in all respects- especially the staff!
the only recommendation would be to enlarge the "business center" with a dedicated private space and additional services so as to be more accommodating to the business traveler
24 January 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ceci Good location
Great customer service, the room was clean and neat, however the bathroom was not very clean. No soap or kleenex.
21 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by profmocs Great breakfast
I enjoyed my stay. The room was clean and comfortable. However, the bed wasn't that comfortable. Breakfast was really good. Was it real maple syrup? I plan to stay at your hotel the next time I come to Alexandria. The waitress I had was exceptional.
15 January 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ray44 comfortable & convenient location
Clean and comfortable. Everything worked as intented. Staff was informativeand helpful. Price was great, but would incrase once congress was back in session.
11 January 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Niiji One of the Best Holiday Inn's!
I was very impressed with the decor and the size of the room. My only complaint is that the restaurant was closed for dinner until Jan 7 (which was not mentioned), and after arriving from a long drive, all I wanted was to oder dinner in my room and relax. All-in-All ... Great property!!! I was also traveling with my dogs, which they accommodated with no problem!
09 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DogsRule2013 Great Stay while Stranded!
On Dec 19 and 20, 2012, I was stranded in the Metro DC area due to weather problems, and could not fly home. The staff at the Holiday Inn - Alexandria - Historic District could not have been nicer at helping me get a room and obtain other necessities, since my checked luggage was at my destination already! I also felt very safe in this property, something which is very important to me as a single female traveler on business. I would recommend this Holiday Inn, and would also stay there again, either for business or pleasure purposes! Thank you for your help when I was stranded!
02 January 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by crouns Great location, comfortable room.
I recently stayed here to attend a conference. Location is walkable to King Street and the waterfront. Rooms were clean, beds were comfortable, food was good. Bar prices were reasonable. I would certainly stay here again.
09 December 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tomSSS Great place to stay in DC area
Exceptional value. Hotel provides a shuttle to metro, airport and King Street in Alexandria. Hotel is in very good condition. Great location for a visit to DC because of access to the metro. Good exercise gym on site. You have to walk just a few blocks to find good restaurants. King Street is close and there are plenty of restaurants to pick from there.
05 December 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tom45 Food and Beverage, Parking
My stay was during the Thanksgiving holidays. Price was very reasonable for this area but I was disappointed to find out the bar and restaurant were closed for both days of my stay. It is understandable not to have a restaurant open during Thanksgiving especially for lunch and dinner but it would have been nice to get a cup of coffee and a breakfast early in the morning. It is less understandable why both the bar and restaurant were closed the day before Thanksgiving. Although not charged, the $20/day parking charge seems excessive especially when you are parking the vehicle yourself.
29 November 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by epep Had a great time
My stay was wonderful and the staff was great.
26 November 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jjmc Horrible experience...
The location of this hotel was absolutely wonderful, but no other parts of this experience was positive. The hotel was chosen for its amenities (parking, pool and fitness center) which were advertised on the internet and confirmed through phone calls to the hotel. Upon arrival I was told that these amenities were "closed" and unavailable. No reasons were given, no apologies. I found out that it was becasue the garage had experienced flooding and that the hotel could not ensure this would not happen again... The hotel offered no compensation for parking or ideas of where to park. The staff simiply said, "Park where ever you can find something, you may have to drive 2 or 3 blocks..." Seriously?? It was awful... Soda machines didn't work...Trash was left in the room...Won't be recommending or visiting this place of false advertisment again.
20 November 2012