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The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location on King St in Alexandria. Close to many restaurants, bars and unique shopping. Friendly staff accommodated my early arrival. Deluxe room very comfortable, furniture a bit worn but extremely clean. Quirky style with a bit of whismy that sets the hotel apart from the generic hotel decor was appreciated. The crackling fire in the hotel lobby fireplace was a welcome refuge from the late spring storm.

Began with a call for pickup from airport, they said "Go to door 5, be there in 10 minutes." They took my phone number, but never came and didn't call. Took a cab. Had booked a terrace room, they took me to a non-terrace room. They DID fix this when I told them not the room I booked. Coffee urns in lobby always empty. Asked for wake-up calls (twice) which never came. Almost cost me missing the Inauguration in DC that I had come for. Phone in room was not cordless, and only one by the bed so I couldn't work at the desk and take/make calls. The door key went awry and wouldn't work one night when coming in late and had to wait for an engineer to come let me in which took 10 minutes. On the plus side, the location in Olde Town Alexandria was great, only 4 blocks to the waterfront and many restaurants in walking range which was good because their restaurant was overpriced and unappetizing. One morning I wanted room service, but was told it would be 90 minutes to 2 hours before they could come. Overall very disappointing as room cost was TRIPLED because it was the weekend of a Presidential Inauguration. Could possibly give them another chance at NORMAL room rates for the location alone but will not expect any personal services.

We reserved at the Hotel Monaco( Kimpton) and stayed at a Marriott.(They changed owners the day before we arrived!!) Big Difference! We were not advised in advance!! There was no coffee pot in the room! No robes! and No Fish! and No goodies at breakfast buffet! Just coffee. No break on the price even though we were the guinea pigs for all the new employees. Oh sorry we got cookies and milk! Will not stay again!!

This is my second time staying here and I like where it is in Old Alexandria. However, the bathrooms and showers could use a facelift. The beds were too soft and lacked support underneath. Very nice staff

The hotel is in a great location on King st. Walk a few blocks in either direction and there are plenty of restaurants and bars. It was a short drive into DC. Less than 10 minutes to the national harbor and about 20 min with traffic to the national mall. There is also a metro stop nearby the hotel. The room was spacious and had a nice sized bathroom. The parking at the hotel was $29, but there is a garage right next door that charges $5 for the day. I would definitely stay again when visiting DC.

Excellent staff! Very kind and helpful, the place has the aura of home somehow--small but useful touches, such as cold lemonade, great coffee and tea, apples... makes it like home. Clean rooms, and cleaning staff are careful not to get in your way. Location in Alexandria is excellent, with a pharmacy close by, and transport links too. I will be returning, and by then I hope the Metro is fixed so access to DC is better given the traffic jams of the city.

Staff was top notch. It's expensive, but then again the whole town is so you should already be aware of that. Great if you have pets. My kids spent their time in the pool which has a lifeguard on duty a nice feature if you are looking after more then one kid.

Stayed in the hotel to be close for the George Washington Parkway Ten Mile Classic. Great location and room.

The area of old town is awesome and very romantic. My girlfriend loved the area, water, restaurants, and shops. The hotel was beautiful . Room was very clean and the design was top notch . Definitely would come back to the hotel . Front seat service was top notch , 5 star bath room and amenities

We stayes at the Monaco as we were running the George Washington Parkway Classic. Perfect location. Hotel was very clean and decorated nice. Comfortable bed. Staff was nice. Only bad part was they said the garage was full and we had to pay $27 to park our car for less than 24 hours. Would definitely stay there again though.

Great one night stay. Staff was very friendly and the hotel was very nice. Highly recommend .

We love Alexandria, and the Monaco hotel fits all our needs.

Not super fancy, but nice enough. Good location - nice to grab breakfast at the farmer's market across the street.

Attended the wedding of our daughter's friend. The hotel did an excellent job with the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. Thoroughly enjoyable. Our room was well appointed, but could have used an additional easy chair for both balance esthetically and for comfort. The desk chair and easy chair worked, but wasn't ideal for conversation. The restaurant was bustling in the morning and the wait staff hustled, but couldn't really keep up with the demand.

Was very impressed with the hotel, staff was very helpful. The King St. trolly goes right by the hotel every 15 min. and is free to ride, will take to to the water front or the Metro with several stops on the way. There were a lot of dogs in the motel but if I had not seen the dogs I would not have known they were there. Very quite and did not have a "dog" smell. The restaurant next to the hotel was a bit pricey but the waiter and waitress were very helpful with area information

This is my second time staying at this hotel and my sister and I love it. We have come to Alexandria for 3 years as a weekend getaway from NYC. This hotel is perfectly located in the heart of town with easy access. The staff are all friendly and helpful. Not one complaint!

This hotel has a nice charm; not your cookie cutter luxury hotel. The staff was nice, the location in old town is perfect.

Exceptional location. Luxurious hotel, Near shops and restaurants, easy transport with free rides to Main Street and accessible to public transport. Tourist spots near the area. Guest service was exceptional. Hotel offered free use of gym and pool besides a beautiful place to go jogging outside.

This hotel is located in Old Town, Alexandria, VA. It is a renovated older hotel but the rooms were quite nice with marble sink and tile in the bath and nicely done décor. The hotel offers free shuttle service from Reagan International, but it only runs every hour. However, if you call the hotel they will let you know where and when to meet the shuttle. They offer complementary coffee and tea each morning and a wine bar each evening although we did not use the latter. There are many restaurants near the hotel including a very nice French café next door. If you are a Kimpton rewards member, you can even receive a coupon good for $10 worth of items from the mini-bar in your room. The only negative was that the hotel is about a mile from the King St. Metro stop which provides the quickest and least expensive access to Washington, D.C. All things considered we would definitely consider staying there again during future visits.

480 King St. Alexandria VA

Located in Old Town Alexandria, The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection is adjacent to Market Square and within a 5-minute walk of Lyceum. This 241-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an indoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and a free airport shuttle. It's also near George Washington Masonic National Memorial and Athenaeum.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection's 241 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can expect WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and desks.


Property features

At The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and free WiFi in public areas. Parking is USD 29.00 per night (USD 29.00 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include 7 meeting rooms, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Courtyard View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, City View

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, City View

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Alexandrian

Everyone (7) Couples (35) Business (21) Family (18) Other (8) Friends (5)
4

nestled in the heart of old town alexandria

Everyone
Stepping out to fresh snow!

Great location on King St in Alexandria. Close to many restaurants, bars and unique shopping. Friendly staff accommodated my early arrival. Deluxe room very comfortable, furniture a bit worn but extremely clean. Quirky style with a bit of whismy that sets the hotel apart from the generic hotel decor was appreciated. The crackling fire in the hotel lobby fireplace was a welcome refuge from the late spring storm.

By , from Sacramento on Mar 18, 2017

2

good location, poor service

Everyone
Kimpton Entry Historic King Street

Began with a call for pickup from airport, they said "Go to door 5, be there in 10 minutes." They took my phone number, but never came and didn't call. Took a cab. Had booked a terrace room, they took me to a non-terrace room. They DID fix this when I told them not the room I booked. Coffee urns in lobby always empty. Asked for wake-up calls (twice) which never came. Almost cost me missing the Inauguration in DC that I had come for. Phone in room was not cordless, and only one by the bed so I couldn't work at the desk and take/make calls. The door key went awry and wouldn't work one night when coming in late and had to wait for an engineer to come let me in which took 10 minutes. On the plus side, the location in Olde Town Alexandria was great, only 4 blocks to the waterfront and many restaurants in walking range which was good because their restaurant was overpriced and unappetizing. One morning I wanted room service, but was told it would be 90 minutes to 2 hours before they could come. Overall very disappointing as room cost was TRIPLED because it was the weekend of a Presidential Inauguration. Could possibly give them another chance at NORMAL room rates for the location alone but will not expect any personal services.

By , from Cookeville, TN on Jan 23, 2017

3

never go to hotel day after it changes management

Everyone

We reserved at the Hotel Monaco( Kimpton) and stayed at a Marriott.(They changed owners the day before we arrived!!) Big Difference! We were not advised in advance!! There was no coffee pot in the room! No robes! and No Fish! and No goodies at breakfast buffet! Just coffee. No break on the price even though we were the guinea pigs for all the new employees. Oh sorry we got cookies and milk! Will not stay again!!

By , from San Francisco on Dec 28, 2016

4

well positioned but could use a facelift

Everyone

This is my second time staying here and I like where it is in Old Alexandria. However, the bathrooms and showers could use a facelift. The beds were too soft and lacked support underneath. Very nice staff

By on Nov 27, 2016

5

great hotel in a great location

Everyone

By , from Chicago, IL on Nov 4, 2016

5

1 night in alexandria

Everyone

The hotel is in a great location on King st. Walk a few blocks in either direction and there are plenty of restaurants and bars. It was a short drive into DC. Less than 10 minutes to the national harbor and about 20 min with traffic to the national mall. There is also a metro stop nearby the hotel. The room was spacious and had a nice sized bathroom. The parking at the hotel was $29, but there is a garage right next door that charges $5 for the day. I would definitely stay again when visiting DC.

By , from New Jersey on Oct 31, 2016

5

happy staff, clean, pleasant... but pricey

Everyone

Excellent staff! Very kind and helpful, the place has the aura of home somehow--small but useful touches, such as cold lemonade, great coffee and tea, apples... makes it like home. Clean rooms, and cleaning staff are careful not to get in your way. Location in Alexandria is excellent, with a pharmacy close by, and transport links too. I will be returning, and by then I hope the Metro is fixed so access to DC is better given the traffic jams of the city.

By on Jul 15, 2016

5

family trip

Families

Staff was top notch. It's expensive, but then again the whole town is so you should already be aware of that. Great if you have pets. My kids spent their time in the pool which has a lifeguard on duty a nice feature if you are looking after more then one kid.

By on Oct 22, 2015

5

great experience

Couples

Stayed in the hotel to be close for the George Washington Parkway Ten Mile Classic. Great location and room.

By on Jul 7, 2015

5

great getaway with my love

Couples

The area of old town is awesome and very romantic. My girlfriend loved the area, water, restaurants, and shops. The hotel was beautiful . Room was very clean and the design was top notch . Definitely would come back to the hotel . Front seat service was top notch , 5 star bath room and amenities

By on Jun 3, 2015