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... or stories read within it. "Sad" is the only way we can convey the time spent inside. It's still amazing that the world stood by as millions of lives were lost. I only realise it now but it's a bit ironic that our next stop was the International Spy Museum! We learnt about the story of spies, intelligence operations and deceptions that changed the course of history. Within the museum was a special exhibit commemorating the 50th ...
... Walked down to the Washington Monument. It's all covered in scaffolding so the picture isn't the greatest. From there we went over to the World War II Memorial. It was actually blocked off but everyone went in anyway. Walked down to the Lincoln Memorial but couldn't go up the steps. My favorite was the Korean War Memorial. The statues and wall were really great. We walked back to the hotel through a ...
... Delaney wanted to try to find the monkey from Night at the Museum 2 so we split up and Christa and the other girls went to the Hirshhorm Art Museum. The air and space museum was really neat. Most of the static displays have been moved out to the new facility near Dulles, but, in town they still have all of the 'hands-on' exhibits. We didn't get to stay very long which was unfortunate. Over all we could have easily ...
I slowly drove my Honda Odyssey to Landmark Honda. The transmission would no longer shift into higher than second gear. I was taking it in to have the transmission replaced. I eventually made it to the car dealer, left my car, took their shuttle to the Metro and caught a train to Foggy Bottom. I walked to my hotel on New Hampshire Avenue and got in line to check in.
The check-in line moved ...
... on. Ha ha. We started at Ford Theatre and the Campbell house. Ford Theatre is where President Lincoln was shot and the Campbell house is across the street and where he died. This was just a sidewalk stop, so we could not go inside either location. We had a few minutes to browse a tourist trap shop. Only bought a few post cards. Back on the bus and headed for the Smithsonian museums. We exited our bus at the Aerospace museum. Each ...
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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.