Located about a 7-minute drive from the Pentagon just off Highway 7, the Hampton Inn Alexandria is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with easy highway access, a free airport/metro shuttle and a free breakfast.
Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms and suites comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a lap desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a sitting area and sofabed are also available and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.
The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, a business centre, laundry services, free coffee in the lobby, a free breakfast, breakfasts to-go and free parking. A free round-trip shuttle is also offered to the King St. Metro Station and the airport (please contact the hotel for details). Pets are not permitted.
The Smithsonian Institution is about an 11-minute drive from the hotel, while Skyline Mall can be found roughly 11 minutes away on foot. Arlington National Cemetery is a 9-minute drive away and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is a 13-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: September 15, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location, breakfast and rooms.
Numerous lodgers praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, helpful, efficient and accommodating. One reviewer noted, "[The staff] were always willing to show us helpful hints on what to see and the best way to get there".
Many guests were pleased with the hotel's location. They found it close to public transit, Old Town Alexandria, the Pentagon, tourist sites, the airport, downtown D.C., Arlington, restaurants and shopping.
The hotel's breakfast was complimented by several reviewers. They described it as wonderful, varied, plentiful and frequently restocked, with a clean eating area.
Several patrons enjoyed the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds and linens and good Wi-Fi. A few lodgers had complaints about their rooms, however (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.
Although the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and well equipped accommodations, a few lodgers had complaints about their rooms. They reported noisy in-room air-conditioning units, small beds, traffic noise and a few plumbing issues.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.7 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 281 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 50 Alexandria hotels with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 183 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.1 out of 10 from 104 reviews.
The author called the hotel on September 15, 2013 to verify some information.