Perfect Stay A review of Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town
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.
Staff here is amazing. They knew us after a couple of days and would ask about where we went and how we were getting around. I'm sure that this was because on our first day we asked a lot of questions about the Metro.
Easy 2 block walk to Metro OR ask for the free shuttle. We never waited for our driver to take us to the station when we asked, but most of the time we just walked.
Another easy 2 block walk to King Street. We had our choice of many restaurants and cute shops. The only bad thing was that shops all closed pretty early.
Hotel was VERY clean. Housekeeping was very quick in bringing us towels, pillows and more shampoo. Never had to ask twice. Pool was on the smaller size, but was clean without that overpowering smell. Kids had fun. I used the laundry facilities and they were located on the second floor. The only thing lacking here was a change machine. Everytime I ran out of quarters I had to run down to the Front Desk. Otherwise the laundry room was very nice and roomy w/ tables and chairs along with a TV. Even had a shelf stocked w/ magazines and books to read while you waited.
All in all if we went back I would not hesitate to stay here again! A great hotel in a good area.