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“Great Hotel but not in Old Town!”

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Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
Ranked #11 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
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Laredo, Texas
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“Great Hotel but not in Old Town!”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Went to DC in March 2013, hotel is typical of the Hampton Brand. Nice, clean rooms, excellent breakfast. Wonderful customer service. However I want to note that the hotel is not in what most tourist consider Old Town Alexandria. You have to take the expressway to cross a body of water (not sure which) to get to Old Town Alexandria shops and restaurants. You are not able to get to the shops by walking, have to take shuttle or car. That said it is a bargain and very close to DC. Parking is free and for those who are driving that is a must. The hotel is surrounded by a golf course and water so it is an isolated area very quiet and peaceful. Stayed 3 days and enjoyed them all!!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Stayed for 5 nights. Uneventful. Clean rooms although A/C dated and a little noisy. Typical Hampton Inn style breakfast. If you have a car it is so convenient to have free parking. We used the shuttle twice and we did not have to wait long. Metro can add up if you plan to travel in to to DC every day. Metro is priced depending on how far you travel and what time of day you travel. Peak hours will cost more. It adds up fast! There is no place to eat within walking distance of the hotel. Staff was friendly. Free coffee/hot chocolate in the lobby. Overall good stay.

Room Tip: Large property with lots of rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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scarborough
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

This is a good place to stay if you want to see Washington D.C. without having to pay the earth for staying in the city. They will shuttle you for free to the metro and you have a 20 minute ride to the tourist area downtown. They will also shuttle you to old town Alexandria where there are many restaurants to eat locally. We did not have to wait longer than 10 minutes for the shuttle to pick us up. It is a typical Hampton Inn. The rooms are clean and they provide a decent breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Columbia, United States
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

We stayed at this hotel in 2010 and July 2013. Clean, convenient, staff was very attentive. Shuttle staff did a great job. A nice "base of operations" for a vacation to the sites in DC and Alexandria. Will book rooms again for a future visit. For the money and convenience, you won't go wrong with this Hamption Inn.

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Odense, Denmark
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

The hotel is located near Richmond Highway and there is no nearby restaurants or shops. You have to use a car to get around or the free hotel shuttle to go to the metro (goes with one shift to the Mall) or downtown Alexandria. The rooms are not very big and the beds are quite small for two persons. Old A/C with no temperature regulation.There is a nice pool area (only open in the afternoon) and a medium fitness room. A big advantage is that you can wash clothes in the small guest laundry. Free Wifi and parking. The breakfast is fair, but all utensils, cups and plates are disposable! It seems like a very big waste of ressources.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Were on a family trip to DC area and stopped in Alexandria for 2 days. Great city even though it's really just a suburb of DC - feels like miles away! Fine hotel for the money. Paid with points. Great flexibility with shuttle to Old Town makes it easy to get there with no car. Breakfast pretty average. Gym good with free weights. Parking easy. Staff were ok, no worries there. Good location heading south to Mt Vernon.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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fort lauder
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Fortunately It was right for the price.

A huge "shout out" to Mustaffa, the shuttle driver from airport and metro station. Extremely polite and very helpful in asnwering my questions.

I booked this location in error as I had planned to book the Hampton Inn on King Street. Fortunately, it all worked out, however, it would have been nice to have food spots within in walking distance. Had to go into Old Alexandria via shuttle to grab something to eat--even if it was just fast food. LOVED LOVED LOVED Mr. Bobbie. He was kind, gentle and always an enjoyable conversation about the little tidbits of information about old towne that you don't get in a travel guide.

The shuttle to the Metro was quick and easy- never much of a wait, especially in the morning. Again Mustaffa was always ready to roll in the morning. However, make sure you READ THE DIRECTIONS regarding Metro pricing. VERY VERY PRICEY, especially if you don't do a PASS.

Breakfast was good--had all the basics---changing it slightly every morning.

Only downfalls was the lobby and hallways were very warm (however it was over 100 with heat index). I was also slightly disappointed room upkeep---tub did not drain well. They attempted to fix it by simply removing drain cover (which still did not do the trick). They also forgot pillow cases on 2 of the 4 pillows--could have been oversight, however, had to call TWICE to get someone to bring us the missing pillowcases.

stay was uneventful---not the best but certainly not the worst...Word of Advice: The Metro ride into the city is somewhat lengthy---a good 30-40 minutes depending on where you are going, especially with a transfer to different line..... Think I might stay closer to city next time. For the extra $$ amt you spend on hotel room you save it on Metro fare and time wasted sitting on subway.

Room Tip: it buts up to a busy interchange, however, you don't hear any traffic noise.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South
Address: 5821 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303-1802
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Region: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#14 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#24 Business Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated and upgraded two bedded rooms to 2 queen size beds. Free Hot Breakfast Bar each morning. Free shuttle service to Historic Old Town Alexandria and Huntington Metro Station. Meeting and banquet space to accommodate 250 people. ... more   less 
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