We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle
Nearby Hotels
US$150
Hampton.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
US$274
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$254
Kimpton
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
US$326
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
US$237
Hotels.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
US$320
EmbassySuites.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
US$219
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$148
Expedia.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Old Colony Inn Alexandria(Alexandria)(Great Value!)
US$229
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$195
Official Hotel
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
US$194
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$187
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
US$403
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$366
Travelocity
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
US$343
TripAdvisor
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Reviews (496)
Filter reviews
496 results
Traveller rating
275
159
41
14
7
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
275
159
41
14
7
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsold townfull kitchenfree shuttlemetro trackseisenhower metrowhole foodson site parkingbusiness districtking streettwo bedroom suiteunderground garagean extended stayfew blocksduke streetoatmealcomplimentary breakfastparking fee
Filter
Updating list...
346 - 351 of 496 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2012

I was quite impressed with this property. In town again for a Saturday afternoon Washington Nationals game and checked in early Saturday morning after a long drive from central North arolina. The front desk clerk was quite hospitable and, like almost everyone in the US, had a tie to North Carolina. We chatted for a few and I provided him with a suggestion for a neat weekend getaway in Elizabeth City, NC...but I digress....

Property was in great condition and had an impressive lobby and breakfast area. Room was great. I had a studio unit which had a nice flat panel tv, a comfy couch, a desk, a kitchen (with microwave, four-burner stove, refrigerator, and plates/flatware/glasses), and a great decor. I loved the earth tone color scheme. I was on the third floor and was within earshot and eyesight of the Metro rail but the occasional train was not too noisy or intrusive. Given that I grew up in New York and still live in the city I am used to a bit of background "noise"---no problems here. Admittedly the floor plan is a bit tight and the bathroom sink is quite close to the bed but this did not present any problem during my stay.

Breakfast was well done. Fruit (pineapple chunks, apples, bananas), cold cereal, bagels and toast and English muffins, two kinds of breakfast muffins (banana nut and chocolate), scrambled eggs, two types of potatoes, sausage with gravy, waffles, milk, yogurt, coffee, and juice made for a great start to the day. On Sunday morning there were copies of the Washington Post available for guests...a neat bonus for me.

Two computers and a printer appoint the business center which is in the lobby not too far from the front desk. Avoid the "convenience" center which has wine, snacks, and other sundries at somewhat high prices. Save some money and bring your own or leave the hotel to buy some.

Parking was a bit tight in the garage but it just so happened that each time I entered to park I was able to find a space that was open although I will say that getting into the space was a bit challenging. Key card needed to enter the parking garage and operate the hotel elevator.

All in all, a good find. The rate was quite good for the location---in the Carlyle area of Alexandria---and the accomodations. Note that the Eisenhower Metro rail station is within a walk but a somewhat lengthy walk....on the weekends you can park and ride for free at the Eisenhower Metro rail station so I would opt for this method of getting to the public transportation.

I would return if the rate is competitive with a couple of other properties I have stayed at and also like in the Alexandria area.

Room Tip: Rooms on the side away from the Metro rail station may be a bit quieter....
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank TrueTripInfo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 September 2012

So comfortable at this nice hotel. Breakfast was GREAT, room impeccable. Bed comfortable.
Only thing was no pool for the kids. That would have been so nice on the hot summer days we had in July, 2012.

Room Tip: As I said, having no pool was a bummer.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank jjlw31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 September 2012

i often stay at Residence Inns for the convenience of having a kitchen. This is one of the best I have encountered. All front desk staff went above and beyond to be helpful--volunteering useful information and following up the next day. They were truly concerned about guest safety and comfort. I was amazed that there was no outside noise in my room even though it overlooked the metro tracks. Room had amazing windows (with a large dead space for insulation). A wonderful investment that few hotels bother with. Room was small but well designed (for one person). Great to have both a desk and a separate table for eating. This hotel is smaller than most Residence Inns that I stay at and because of that, it was peaceful and felt like a boutique hotel with only a few rooms on each floor. Nice common spaces--again, tranquil due to the limited number of guests (and the hotel was full when I was there).

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank rosied8181
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 September 2012

This was my second stay at a Residence Inn and hopefully it will be my last, unless I am traveling alone. The problem is the layout; it seems that RIs are designed such that the bathroom sink is open to the room and a mere 5 feet from the bed. Good luck sleeping while someone is using it. With the bathroom just 2 feet past that, someone in bed can hear every noise eminating therein. Don't people actually get paid to think about this stuff when they design hotels?

Another problem is the idiotic sofa. Look at the pictures and you'll see what I mean. Could they possibly have come up with a more uncomfortable design?

And the bed; why do so many reviews say it's so comfortable? It's just a basic industrial hotel bed.

And the breakfast; it was lukewarm and tasteless. I'd be willing to bet that the scrambled eggs were powdered because they had no texture whatsoever. I actually had to cut a hunk off of the egg pile/loaf.

I could not imagine paying the weeknight rate of $250+ for this place; at the $119 weekend rate I thought it was overpriced.

Room Tip: Noise is not a problem even facing the tracks.
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank fcfrag
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Some positives, some negatives, in my multiple stay’s here. I agree with previous posts that the staff is nice! Great location, near good food choices (try the Thai), movie theater, walking distance to great attractions (mass transit). However, terrible Internet which must be dial up, as every time I have stayed here, it is pretty much unusable. For a newer hotel, I would have thought they have blazing Internet. I usually get a 1 bedroom, with two TV’s. The TV in the kitchen area, the sound did not work during evenings in my last stay. I assume this is due to the poor signal at peak times. My only TV that had sound was the bedroom. Seems the IT in this hotel is lacking. Internet is critical as face time, skype, etc. makes it easier to travel. Nice staff, but seems no one was able to understand how to fix something.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
    • Value
Thank InfoSecR0a4Warrior
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews