We have an early morning event on a Sunday at the Gaylord National Harbor. All of the hotels in that area are either sold out, more than we can afford, or have bad reviews of the hotel/area (Oxon Hill, MD hotels). Is Old Town Alexandria a viable option for lodging? We'll arrive in the late afternoon on Saturday so we'll need a relaxing and affordable dinner that evening followed by an early bedtime (so a night out on the town isn't in the plan this trip).
Is it possible to keep our car in the garage after check out and take a shuttle or train to National Harbor? We will be dancing in a competition so we have to check in early at the Gaylord. It looks like parking in National Harbor runs around $35 per day if we stay the whole day (we'll probably be finished around 3:00 pm). Do most hotels charge for parking in Old Town? We're looking for a hotel around $115 per night (no more than $150). Or, would it be better to just drive in and pay again for parking? Any suggestions would be appreciated! We're looking at the Residence Inn on King St.