I'm an Alexandria native. I stayed at this hotel for 6 days when there was a plumbing problem in my bathroom that required nearly a week's worth of repairs. I asked around, and this hotel had the best reputation for a middle-of-the-road priced hotel in the city. I have to say it earned its reputation.
On the plus side, the room was clean, the staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful, and the complimentary snack kitchen on the second floor with the microwave was really great for such a long stay. If you're a real tourist and want to get into DC, the have a complimentary shuttle bus that will take you to the metro so you can get into the city, which is pretty much the best way to do it. The shuttle can also take you to Old Town, which is the most fun part of Alexandria with the exception of maybe Del Ray.
On the minus side, the location is not that great meaning it's not in Old Town proper (technically it's in Old Town North and you could walk to Old Town, but it would be a bit of a walk) It is very close to a grocery store and a few restaurants though. Also, the morning breakfast (also complimentary) was not that great. I stuck to coffee and tea. They have a small gym in the basement/ground level, but I don't think there is a pool, or at least none I could find. Also, I wish the rooms had small fridges. After staying there for so long it got annoying having to eat out/order in for every meal.
All in all, I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to others.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Old Colony Hotel Alexandria
- Best Western Alexandria
- Alexandria Best Western