Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town
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After an hours drive into Washington we arrived at Arlington National Cemetary where we spent 2hrs but certainly could have taken 3hrs to take it all in. Poor Francis slipped and fell on her elbow which ended up swollen and bruised.....so we were all dropped off at the Smithsonian for the next three hours to do as we pleased while Simone took Francis to emergency at The George Washington University Hospital to have her arm looked at. We were picked up at 3:30.....but Bev got lost ...
... coming in and out (somehow), except there were no traffic lights and everyone was going at 100 kmh.
The New Jersey Turnpike is something else. The road is so big and carries so much traffic that it is run by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority that resides in an office tower beside it. There are separate three lanes freeways for cars and cars and truck, ie 6 lanes in one way, in one section this went up to nine lanes each way. The scenery is not ...
... being investigated by a Congressional committee that the Attorney General was supposed to attend and submit documents to. Much to the dismay of Congress, he withheld many of the documents. After the situation was heating up, President Obama issued an order of executive privilege allowing Eric Holder to remain silent and keep the documents out of the public's eye. The House called for a vote of contempt ...
... and just down right sobbing going on during this tour. At one point and time, there was a young lady just sobbing openly and it touched my heart so that I was crying as well. You wept because you were thinking, how in the world could people be so evil? One of the sayings on the wall talked about the inhumanity toward humanity - how in the world did we let this happen? It was amazing how many countries did nothing for so long until Hitler was ...
day 49 Woke up to snow today - just a light dusting actually - but it's still snow! Many of you have commented about how we have missed the snow in Europe and how lucky we have been -while I'm with you, Peter has been dying to have snow fall - the more the better. At least his wish was granted, albeit in a tiny way, but granted nevertheless. It has been O degrees for most of the day, with a bitingly cold wind. It did not, however, stop us ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town
Comfortable Digs in a Classic City
The photos posted at various travel sites and the Marriott sites are outdated. The rooms were spacious, clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated. The staff was friendly and accomodating. The location feels safe and is central to shops and cafes. Note that parking in their garage is $17 and if you park on the ground level, you will need a key card to get into the garage to retrieve your car- something to keep in mind when checking out.
I always like to research a hotel well before I stay because it can ruin a trip. This hotel had good reviews so I choose it because of that and the location. I was not disappointed. This hotel was close to metro stop, King Street Station, and within walking distance to all things on King Street. Breakfast was plentiful and good and you could get free drinks all day. In the evening the food was good enough you didn't even have to venture out of the hotel which we didn't one night because of snow. Room was clean and staff was attentive. Only complaint was the bed sunk in and wasn't all that comfortable. Maybe it was just our room. Over all I would highly recommend this hotel.
We stayed for 6 nights at the end of May for family vacation. We had the 2 bedroom / 2 bath suite right in the top floor corner of the building. There were four of us: me, wife and our 2 kids 9 and 11.
Convenient and good value
We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed being able to walk into Old Town (10-15 minutes) and to the metro 5 minutes. I hadn't stayed at a Residence Inn in a while and was amazed at the free breakfast buffet and all the healthy options (oatmeal, plain yogurt, fresh fruit) that were available. THe room was clean and quiet and the staff were friendly and helpful. Especially liked the free Sunday Washington Post!
Would definitely stay there again.
We decided on short notice to head to DC for Spring Break with 3 kids and my mom. The RI Alexandria was PERFECT! We had a 2 bedroom suite w/ 2 bathrooms. Breakfast is now the new upgraded one that RI has implemented all over. It was great! Eggs every day, waffles, bakery goods and cereal. Even after 5 days we did not get sick of the offered food.
Great Hotel-Fabulous location
Just got back from DC after viewing the Cherry Blossoms. Chose this hotels because of the positive reviews. We were not disappointed. Fine staff, clean large rooms and a great location enhanced our visit. The location provides a quick 3 block walk to the King Street station for a trip to almost anywhere in the area. If you like to walk, you can amble down King street (about 14 blocks to the River) passing a variety of eateries and shops. Was great fun...people watching and enjoying the sites. Plenty of restaurants in the area and we ventured out at 9:00pm one night and found them to be crowded at that time. Hope to go back soon and do more exploring...of course Residence Inn will be our choice!
Very Good But Not Excellent.
Everything was almost perfect. The food was very good, the facility condition was excellent. The staff with one exception friendly and accomodating.
We were told upon checkin that there was a shuttle to the train station. However, when we inquired about it at 9am the next morning, we were told that it did not start until 10:30am due to rush hour and insurance regulations?? My 5 yr old son had a leg injury and could not put alot of weight on his leg. My husband had to carry him 2-3 blocks.
Parking was $15 per night in a very tight, cramped garage.
Otherwise, all was great! Would stay here again, perhaps not at the published rate of $229 plus tax (we stayed on points) as the room was small and just a studio. Would likely first look around for a better deal.
I just got back from a weekend stay at this hotel. Quite frankly, the Residence Inn was not our first choice. My fiance and I wanted to book a hotel near Old Town Alexandria for a nice little weekend getaway. We booked through AAA Getaway Vacations. We first tried to get the Sheraton Suites but they were booked solid. I am certainly not disappointed we got "stuck" with the Residence Inn.
My husband and I and another couple went to Washingotn DC to sightsee. We reserved a 2 bedroom suite for the 4 of us. We loved it. It was huge and had everything we could imagine in it! We were a five minute walk to the Metro, which was very nice. The hotel staff was so kind and helpful. The hotel even has a free shuttle service. We enjoyed a complimentary breakfast every morning! This hotel was so clean, also! I highly reccomend for ANYONE!!
**The only thing I caution visitors on is that the hotel is in Old Town Alexandria and we could not find much to do after 9:30 PM--even the resturants close then!
Home Away from Home
I checked in to this absolutely beautiful brand new hotel in Old Town Alexandria last night and I must say, I am impressed. The entire staff is very friendly and ready to assist me with regular offers of help. The building is architecturally stunning and holds 240 suites, each with a full sized kitchen. I am here on business and can definitely save on my out of pocket expenses because of their complimentary grocery shopping service (to cook meals in my suite), the daily hot breakfast, and the dinner buffet during the week. This is definitely the place to stay if you want a homelike atmosphere but with additional amenities like housekeeping service every day. Hats off to the Residence Inn!
-D.S. Fredericksburg, VA