Convenient location next to King Street Metro in Old Town
Free breakfast buffet (continental and
bar and restaurant with an outdoor patio
Spacious suites come with sofa beds and can sleep up to six
include wet bars, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and microwaves
indoor pool and whirlpool
Daily evening reception with free
drinks and snacks
15-minute drive (or 30-minute subway ride) from most D.C.
Daily fee for parking in garage next door
complained of poor Wi-Fi connection
This large, 288-suite hotel offers a solid range of
amenities and a great location in the heart of charming Old Town Alexandria. Highlights
include an indoor pool, restaurant, business center, free local shuttle, and a
24-hour fitness center. Competitive rates and a free breakfast buffet make
Embassy Suites an especially good upper-middle-range value for families and groups (select suites
can sleep up to six). Those who want to avoid parking fees should consider the Hampton
Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South, located in a drab neighborhood
two miles away.
1992 and renovated in 2013, this Embassy Suites is one of the largest hotels in
historic Old Town Alexandria. The light brick building fills the middle of a triangular
city block, with entrances on both Diagonal Road (right across from the King
Street Metro stop) and on Duke Street. In the center of the hotel is a dramatic
atrium enclosed by seven stories of hotel rooms and ceiling skylights. The
atrium is home to a large fountain, gift shop, lounge bar, dining area (where
the free breakfast buffet is served), and lots of leafy green plants. Style-wise,
the hotel’s decor is unimaginative a bit corporate, but the property feels well maintained. Most of the walls, floors, and furniture are
colored in bland shades of beige and reddish brown.
handful of meeting rooms, the hotel is a popular destination for corporate
events and weddings. Business travelers and families are the most common
A 20-minute drive from D.C.
in charming Old Town Alexandria
This Embassy Suites is located right beside the King Street
Metro station (Blue and Yellow lines) in Old Town Alexandria. This Virginia
town is technically a suburb of D.C., but it’s also a destination unto itself.
Visitors only need to walk a few minutes down King Street to find dozens of
great shops, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and charming historic buildings.
Seven-minute drive to Alexandria Waterfront (water taxis
available to Georgetown)
10-minute subway ride to Reagan National Airport (DCA)
20-minute drive to the National Mall and Arlington National
with mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers
Almost every suite at this hotel has a separate bedroom and a living area with a sofa bed, making it a particularly good choice for families and groups. Decorated in light, neutral tones, each unit includes at least one flat-screen TV and a wet bar with a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffeemaker. Guests can choose from a Studio Suite, Two-Room Suite, Balcony Suite, or a Premium Suite that includes access to free refreshments and snacks (these rooms also have Keurig coffeemakers, radios with iPod docks, and the option of two bedrooms). There’s also an Executive Suite, which features a king-size bed and an eight-person boardroom table in the living room. Wi-Fi is only free in Premium Suites.
Indoor pool, Mediterranean
restaurant, fitness center, and free breakfast
Suites offers a solid range of amenities. Highlights include an indoor pool,
whirlpool, 24-hour fitness center with personal TVs, and a free breakfast
buffet with cooked-to-order options. The hotel also has a lounge bar and
on-site Mediterranean restaurant, Caprese, which provides room service and is
open for lunch and dinner. Other perks include a guest laundry room, free local
shuttle (within two miles), free Wi-Fi, a gift shop, 24-hour business center, and evening receptions with free alcoholic drinks and snacks.
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