There are so many hotel options available in the DC metro area, sometimes it is a challange to make a good choice. On our last trip to the area, we decided to take the opportunity to visit Old Town Alexandria on a Saturday and Sunday. We decided on this hotel because it offered a Potomoc View King Room for a discounted rate. Being an IHG club member added additional amenities; free internet and a luxuriously late 2:pm checkout. The hotel was clean and spacious, not a luxury hotel, but comfortable. I asked for a high floor and the view of the DC skyline from the 10th floor really was just what I asked for. I kept my curtains open practically the entire time we were there. We did see planes landing at Reagan, but we did not hear them. This hotel is about six blocks from the famous King Street shops and there is a jogging/walking/bike trail that runs from the hotel straight into town. On King street a free trolley runs continuously and ends at the metro line if you want to go into DC. The hotel has bikes available to lend, and if you are so inclined, this is a wonderful way to get around and enjoy the waterfront. It was rather chilly and windy while we were there, so we passed on the bikes. We did have breakfast in the hotel restaurant. It was a real treat with a full service menu and waiter service, as opposed to the typical buffet. I must say, however, that the thing that most impressed us about this hotel was the level of service. Every person we encountered was friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. If you want to get away from the hustle of DC and the predictability of the King Street tourist traps, I suggest you give this hotel a try.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our New Old Town Alexandria Hotel You'll enjoy a convenient location and top-quality amenities when you stay at the newly renovated Crowne Plaza of Old Town Alexandria. Our hotel is only two miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). Located near Washington DC, our Alexandria, VA hotel is in close proximity to many attractions. We're only eight blocks from the shops and historic homes on Old Alexandria's revitalized waterfront. Walking tours of the city of Old Town and Potomac River Cruises of the nation's capital's monuments begin just a few miles from our Alexandria hotel. Our hotel near Washington, DC is also ideal for business travelers because we're a short drive from many corporate offices, like Robbins Gioia, International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Pentagon and the many museums, bureaus and government offices of Washington, DC. We also offer the convenience of eight meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center and high-speed, wireless Internet access. While lodging in Alexandria, Virginia, hotel guests can enjoy a relaxing setting with our fitness center, Sleep Advantage program with new, comfortable beds and spectacular views of the Potomac and city from many rooms. From our hotel restaurant, Chequers, to our complimentary shuttles to the airport, Metro/Subway and King's Street, a convenient stay awaits you at the Old Town Alexandria Crowne Plaza. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Alexandria
- Alexandria Crowne Plaza