Embassy Suites Alexandria-Old Town
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... fire log for use inside or outside. We also saw a massive slab of rice crispies marketed to sell as base for parties or cakes or as a back up for an unexpected party. We had to go through customs from the US into Canada which is on the other side of Rainbow bridge.The line was quite long and took around an hour more than usual. On arrival when we took our passports through customs,that was really quick. First impressions is like a mini Times Square with all sorts of restaurants ...
... boarded the bus and were joined by a certified Gettysburg Battlefield Guide. He took us to the point where the battle began on July 1, 1863, then he took us to battle sites from day 2 and finally we ended at the site of the third and final day of the Gettysburg Battle. The Confederates tried to circle around and attack from the north, but the Union held superior ground that enabled them to defend the Confederates final efforts to defeat the Union. The Union prevailed at ...
... be polite but inside me, I wasn’t comfortable. When I arrived at my station, it was his station too. He followed me and asked me where I was going and indicated to me where he works. I told him I was going to a restaurant (It wasn’t true of course!) in the other direction. Then, he asked my name and I answered Alice before starting to run away!
I hope seriously I never meet him ...
... Luckly for us there were only 5 dogs in the house, as apposed to 15 over the weekend! We all hopped right back into the car with Rosie and took off to see great falls of Potomac, Maryland. The river devideds Maryland and Virginia. The massive amount of water pouring down the stream off the rocks reminded me off Victoria falls in Zambia. The rain that started to drizzle upon us eventually subsided and we stayed dry thankfully. At Rosie's house we ate dinner. Most ...
... not as much ancient. Like the previous, so much to see and talk about. In the area of pop culture, we saw the very first Kermit T. Frog (he was kinda toad brown), and the standard, not easy being green version from 1970. We saw the real pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers and the hat and shoes of the Scarecrow. Saw the hat Lincoln was wearing when he was assassinated. Many older cars and trains. We saw a $100,000 bill -- made in the depression of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Embassy Suites Alexandria-Old Town
We had the best time in this hotel. Staff is very attentive and go out of their way to make the stay pleasant. It is across the street from the King St Metro station which gives you easy access to DC sightseeing. Try to get a lower floor, we were on the eighth floor and A/C stopped, had to call front desk twice and they finally sent maintenance up to fix the problem. I'd still stay here again and recommend it to anyone.
Our group of 3 stayed at the Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria for four nights in April 2004. We actually moved from another hotel in Alexandria (the Executive Suites Club) because that hotel was so awful. The Embassy was absolutely fabulous! All of the reviews do it justice. Our room was spacious, clean, and steps away from everything. The breakfasts are incredible! Everything you could think of to eat -- omelettes, Belgian waffle maker, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, potatos, cereal, donuts, pastry, toast, muffins, oatmeal. You name it, they had it. The shuttle was prompt. Metro right across the street (20 minutes into the mall area of DC). If you want to go to Mount Vernon (a definite must), you can take the yellow line two stops down to the Huntington stop and then take the Fairfax Connector bus straight to Mount Vernon for only the cost of the metro (about $2.20) and the bus (75 cents each way). That way you can spend as much time as you like at Mount Vernon. Some really great restaurants in Alexandria Old Town are Gadsby's Tavern, Il Porto (great Italian) and The Warehouse (seafood & steaks). I'm going back next year with my daughter and I would definitely stay at the Embassy Suites!
Great hotel for families
You can't beat this hotel for convenience, the Metro is steps away, leave your car and the hassles of DC driving in the hotel garage. The staff is friendly and service oriented. The made to order breakfast is good, get there early to avoid a wait. The afternoon reception is nice as well. This is a great hotel for families.
Loved the Embassy Suites Alexandria Old Towne
My family (three small children, 2 adults) stayed over a week at the Embassy Suites. The metro station is directly across the street. Old Towne Alexandria was a cute town with nice restaurants and shopping. The hotel was excellent. The hotel breakfast cannot be beat. The rate I got by calling Embassy Suites directly was better than anything I found on the Internet and did not require pre-paying like so many Internet sites. The only negative was the washing machines and dryers were not very good. Although small, we swam in the indoor pool every day after a full morning of sightseeing. The pool had a full time lifeguard which I have never seen before.
Embassy Suites Hotel Alexandria-Old Town a Real Bargain
My family and I stayed at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Alexandria-Old Town in August for 3 nights. The made-to-order breakfast (included in the price of the room) was terrific. The 2 hour reception each night (also included in the price of the room) was very nice. The suite was large and spotless. When we first arrived, the refrigerator was not working. It was fixed within 15 minutes of our call to the front desk.
My children commented that "it's the best place we ever stayed". They loved the pool and they loved the pancakes made especially for them each morning. I would definitely recommend this Hotel to anyone. It is convenient to a lot of neat shops, and is right across the street from the METRO. We had such a great time that we are planning a return trip in December.
Great location, great hotel
I'll echo the other reviews in saying that this hotel is in a great location. It is literally across the street from the King Street Metro station (Blue/Yellow lines). Only two stops from National Airport. And just a few blocks from all the shops and restaurants in Alexandria. The service was outstanding. No complaints or problems to speak of. Highly recommended.
Took the family to Washington area in early August, 2003. Stayed four nights at Embassy Suites in Alexandria. Location was great since it is about 100 yards from the Metro Station. Great room set up for us and our two teenage boys. Breakfast was generous and not crowded until the weekend. Happy Hour was a nice bonus, although it would be even better with an occasional change from chips and hot sauce or popcorn. Another nice extra was a coin operated laundry for the guests - this saved us a lot of time and effort in the middle of a 10 day trip, especially since we did not have a car. After exploring all the great sites in Washington during the day, we would come back for a drink at happy hour and then take their shuttle a good ways down King Street (would advise going at least to the Square/city hall area) and usually walk back up to the hotel after dinner. If you go all the way to the water front, you might want to call and ask for the shuttle for the return. This can be a lilttle confusing and problematic on a weekend night. One additional suggestion to Embassy Suites would be for them to make available maybe at the front desk somewhere, the nightly schedule for live entertainment at the Square during the summer. We had heard of the Marine Band playing one night but forgot as we did not see any reminder. Not a major problem and really enjoyed the stay. By the way, restaurants are many and numerous. Definately less crowded between the square and Embassy Suites than on the other half of King Street towards the waterfront.
If you plan to visit the Washington, DC area as a family, you can't do
I'd recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the DC area. The ease of getting to the airport (Reagan) and the National Mall thanks to the Metro station across the street made our trip much more relaxing than if we'd had to get a rental car and figure out how to get there, where to park, etc.The hotel itself is very nice as well and the breakfast and comp happy hour are nice perks.
Our family had the experience of staying in the Embassy Suites Old Towne during the Great Snow Storm of 2003. We were there with over twenty family members, including six children, for a wedding. When the city shut down because of the record snowfall the hotel staff was superlative in their efforts to provide excellent service. The rooms were cleaned well and efficiently, the breakfast was prepared in a pleasing fashion (the line became long for the grill items about 30 minutes before the grill closed) and the "Happy Hour" went on as planned and in good humor. The front desk staff was very helpful in arranging airport transport. The kids had a great time in the enclosed atrium and swimming pool. I wouldn't hesitate to return to this clean, well-appointed and convenient hotel.