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Embassy Suites by Hilton Alexandria-Old Town 3.5

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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Pros

  • Convenient location next to King Street Metro in Old Town Alexandria
  • Free breakfast buffet (continental and cooked-to-order)
  • On-site lounge bar and restaurant with an outdoor patio
  • 24-hour business center
  • Spacious suites come with sofa beds and can sleep up to six people
  • All units include wet bars, coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and microwaves
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Heated indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Room service
  • Daily evening reception with free drinks and snacks
  • Gift shop

Cons

  • 15-minute drive (or 30-minute subway ride) from most D.C. attractions
  • Daily fee for parking in garage next door
  • No 24-hour room service
  • Guests have complained of poor Wi-Fi connection
  • No minibars

Bottom Line

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.

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Scene

Large all-suite hotel with a seven-story atrium

Opened in 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.

With a handful of meeting rooms, the hotel is a popular destination for corporate events and weddings. Business travelers and families are the most common clientele here.

Location

A 20-minute drive from D.C. in charming Old Town Alexandria

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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 Cemetery
  • 35-minute subway ride to Union Station

Rooms

Spacious suites 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.

Features

Indoor pool, Mediterranean restaurant, fitness center, and free breakfast

This Embassy 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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Address

1900 Diagonal Rd, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2810, United States

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