• Five-minute drive from charming Old Town Alexandria
  • Clean rooms include comfy beds, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers
  • Free 24-hour shuttle to Old Town and the Huntington Metro station
  • Suites with wet bars and sofa beds available
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Spacious business center with FedEx supplies
  • 24-hour convenience store in lobby
  • 24-hour guest laundry room
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  • 20-minute drive to major attractions in Washington, D.C.
  • No on-site restaurant or room service
  • Drab location next to a sprawling eight-lane highway
  • No minibars
  • Bland chair decor (dated in some rooms)
  • Not much within walking distance
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Bottom Line

This 213-room Hampton Inn & Suites doesn’t have much personality, but it’s a solid mid-range choice with plenty of free perks. Highlights include an outdoor pool, free breakfast buffet, and a 24-hour shuttle to Old Town Alexandria and the D.C. subway system. The hotel’s biggest downfall is its surrounding neighborhood, which is uninspiring and not pedestrian-friendly (and definitely not in the Old Town -- despite what its name implies). For a better neighborhood, consider the similarly priced Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town.

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  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool

Oyster Hotel Review

Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town Area South


Generic Hampton Inn with nice perks and reasonable prices 

The Hampton Inn & Suites Alexandria Old Town is a large, generic chain hotel on the side of a sprawling highway. That being said, this property is especially comfortable and affordable as far as D.C.-area hotels go. The rooms are a good size, breakfast and parking are free (a rarity for D.C.), and all the amenities are there: an outdoor pool, business center, fitness center, and convenience store. For guests who don’t mind the extra travel time, this is a great place to park your car and explore D.C. using the hotel’s free shuttle to the subway, and many tourist groups stay here for this very reason. Nearby Old Town Alexandria is also a worthwhile destination for shopping, dining, and admiring 18th- and 19th-century architecture.    

Style-wise, parts of the hotel are a bit dated. The lobby features hardwood floors, fake plants, beige walls, and lime green and brown patterned carpeting that shoots for contemporary coolness but falls short. The brown and lime patterned seating is a bit drab, but looks comfortable nonetheless. The decor looks more seamless in the large breakfast area, which has large green pendant lights, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and orange sofa seats.

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On busy Route 1, two miles from Old Town Alexandria and 20 minutes from D.C.

This Hampton Inn is located right on U.S. Route 1, a busy eight-lane highway frequented by Virginia commuters heading in and out of D.C. There’s not much in the immediate area besides car dealerships, a steak restaurant, and a golf course. The charming Old Town neighborhood is less than 10 minutes away by car or hotel shuttle, and the National Mall is a 20-minute drive.

  • Five-minute drive to Tanger Outlet Mall
  • Five-minute drive (or free shuttle ride) to Huntington Metro Station
  • Seven-minute drive to Gaylord Convention Center
  • 15-minute drive to Reagan National Airport
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Bland rooms and suites with microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers

Nothing distinguishes these rooms from any other Hampton Inn, though they are spacious and almost all are modern (a few still have dated '90s style furnishings). They have comfy beds and decor in shades of lime green and beige, with dark wooden furniture. Guests can choose between standard rooms or Studio Suites, both with the option of one king or two queen beds. Every Studio Suite and King Room includes a full-size sofa bed. Each unit features free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, microwave, mini-fridge, and coffeemaker. Some back-facing rooms have views of the neighboring golf course.

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Free breakfast and Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, convenience store, and gym 

There is no restaurant or bar, but the free buffet breakfast offers lots of hot and cold options, including a waffle-making station and Krispy Kreme donuts. The hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool with a shower area, 24-hour business center, and a modest 24-hour fitness center with modern cardio equipment and free weights. A free shuttle runs 24 hours a day to Old Town Alexandria and the Huntington Metro (Yellow Line). The hotel also has a guest laundry room and a 24-hour convenience store selling snacks and necessities. Outdoor parking and Wi-Fi access in rooms and throughout the hotel are free. 

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  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Basic Television

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Full Kitchen

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Pool

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