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The Westin Alexandria
Ranked #13 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
Phoenix, Arizona
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97 reviews
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“Comfortable Washington DC area Hotel”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Convenient location near King Street station on the train. They have a shuttle to bring you to the station if you don't feel like walking. It is a short walk and good exercise. King Street station also has trolley that will bring you to the waterfront for some fresh seafood. A 24 minute ride to the Capitol area. Hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The reception area is very welcoming. The restaurant has good service. The beds are comfortable. The room has all the standard amenities. They give a $5 credit if you don't have them clean you room. It can be applied to food or drink in the hotel.

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Green Features: They offer a $5 credit for each day that you don't have them clean that can be used for food or drinks at their restaurants.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at The Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, 25 May 2014
Dear Johnny T,
Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share you comments. I was glad to know that you enjoyed your experience, paricularly as concerns our staff helpfulness, our restaurant, and our location. We hope to see you back again soon.
Rich Casale
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Amarillo, Texas
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

The front desk staff and shuttle drivers were very helpful. It was our first time in the DC area and the information about the area, the Metro, and help with restaurant reservations made our trip wonderful. The hotel is also close to National Harbor activities and the Mall area.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at The Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Dayna S,
Thanks for staying with us recently. I was so glad to know that you found our valet and front desk staff helpful and informative. I know the teams in those areas will enjoy hearing what you had to say. Thanks as well for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope to see you again soon.
Rich Casale
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

DC hotels not! Expensive not the word - for what? the same bed/shower/gym/bar/pool/etc. They cost b/c they are in DC. if you are a tourist however, looking to visit monuments, Smithsonian, etc. & especially if you have young children then stay here at normal prices and its literally 10 min drive to all that (traffic can add 20mins during rush hr). Hotel is beaut! Service and management unquestionably excellent (don't care what anyone else writes. if u say managers are not accommodating then you are a hater or a bitter person in general). Oh yeah and gave me complimentary club floor access for free breakfast and eve cocktails b/c I told him I left a diff hotel for his. Looks like a W hotel in NYC. Surrounding area has everything you need - starbucks, 7-11, grocery, banks, all walking distance. Court area of Alexandria beaut like most of city. Went to Zoo, 3 Smithsonian musems, monuments on a Mon mid-April to Thurs. Stayed 1st night a Sheraton in Springfield, MD. Left b/c they only had outdoor pool not open and lobby scene was yikes. My kids love to swim so for same price why go without. SPG member so found Westin and felt like an idiot when I saw what same money got me. No comparison. Westin ALEX HAS BIG HEATED INDOOR POOL AND JACUZZI. Stay there!! and eat at Formaggio's Italian pizza on Duke st. Sick!!!! Seafood & pizza.

Love this place. Will only stay here now when I visit DC every few years.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Jeru S
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at The Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Jeru S,
Thanks for staying with us. It sounds like you and your family had a great time in the hotel and exploring the area. I am glad you were able to discover the many advantages to staying here and that our staff took good care of you. We hope to see you again soon.
Rich Casale
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Conveniently located just several blocks from King Street, and just a 10-minute walk from the Metro. Rooms are large, tastefully decorated, very comfortable, & have a mini fridge & safe with a/c supply (convenient to charge laptop while keeping it secure). They had a daily charge for wifi access, however the signal was strong and reliable. The pool was small, but quiet and relaxing. The fitness center has a good selection of modern equipment in working order. Staff were responsive and friendly.
Overall, a very nice hotel that is conveniently located!

Green Features: They offer an option to decline housekeeping and earn rewards points.
  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Mary L
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at The Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear Mary L,
Thank you for staying with us recently and taking the time to share your thoughts. It was great to know that you enjoyed our location and other amenities. We will look forward to seeing you again, hopefully very soon.
Rich Casale
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

The Westin is located a few blocks away from King Street, which is the main street through the Old Town area of Alexandria. The King Street Metro station is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel, so it was convenient for visiting both D.C and the Alexandria area.

The valet parking and check-in were both efficient and the staff were friendly and very helpful. My room was clean and comfortable. The only issue when I arrived was that the television was not working properly, but they said that was due to a recent power outage and this issue was fixed immediately. Housekeeping did an excellent job and were not intrusive. I did not eat at the restaurant, but the bar was a good place to stop for a late night drink.

The local neighborhood seems to be more of a weekday business area, so it was quiet on the weekend and there is not a lot to do within a couple of blocks. However, the hotel offers a free shuttle to anywhere in Alexandria and we took advantage of that to go to the shops, restaurants and bars that are located in Old Town, as it could be a long walk to the waterfront at the end of King Street. The shuttle driver dropped us off and picked us up each night within 10-15 minutes of our call (until 10 PM).

Overall, I would not hesitate to stay at the Westin again when I am in the Alexandria area. The neighborhood seemed quiet and safe and I had no complaints with the hotel or the staff.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank CongressTart
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at The Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, 12 May 2014
Dear CongressTart,
Thank you for staying with us recently and taking the time to share these comments. I was delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience, finding our location, staff and room to your liking. We hope to see you back again soon.
Rich Casale
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

I stayed in this hotel. I simply enjoyed every bit of it. Everything was tremendous. Room was extremely comfortable. The robes were simply heavenly!!! I am definitely going to stay in this hotel again. I would highly encourage any and everyone to try this hotel. You will not be disappointed.

SAEL

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Sidney L
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at The Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear Sidney L,
Thank you for staying with us. Your comments are much appreciated and it was great to know that you had a very enjoyable experience. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Rich Casale
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Covington, Texas
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We go to the D.C. area every few years and will be staying at The Westin Alexandia from now on. We liked everything about this hotel from the friendly staff, beautiful hotel with a great bar, clean rooms and not to mention it's just a 5 minute walk to the Metro, so accessing the area is very easy.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank 2longhornlady
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WestinAlexndria, General Manager at The Westin Alexandria, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear 2longhornlady,
Thank you for staying with us recently and taking the time to share these comments. I was glad to know that your enjoyed your stay and our staff and location in particular. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Property: The Westin Alexandria
Address: 400 Courthouse Sq, Alexandria, VA 22314-5700
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Region: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#10 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#18 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#18 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Westin Alexandria 4*
Number of rooms: 319
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Westin Alexandria blends sophistication and elegance with the historic surroundings of Alexandria. Located in Old Town Alexandria, our hotel is an oasis of personal, instinctive comfort. ... more   less 
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