Embassy Suites Alexandria Old Town

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States

7 Reviews

Embassy Suites Alexandria-Old Town
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Very Good

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 54% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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  • Solo90
  • Business77
  • FloridaHurricane's Profile Photo

    Alternatives to stay near Washington DC


    Great location, only 2 metro stops from DCA airport on the yellow line. Amtrak station is just on the other side of the King Street Metro station, which takes you directly to Baltimore airport. The train trip was $27 one way to the BWI from King Street. Amtrak has a free bus shuttle to drop you off right in front of Southwest Airlines.

    Cooked to order full breakfast every morning. The hotel rooms are like a small condo, which is great, in case someone in your party wants to nap, just close the bedroom door, and the other party can sit/work in the small living room/dining room area. The hotel has a courtesy shuttle up to 2 miles.

    Unique Quality: The King Street Trolly is FREE! It takes you up and down King Street, all the way to the water, where you can catch a water taxi to go to Baltimore Harbor, or the Gaylord Hotel. We went for brunch at the Gaylord Hotel for Mother's Day, the food was FABULOUS! Lot's of cool shops up and down King Street, cobblestone/brick sidewalks. Ton's of great little places to eat. Ate at the Flying Fish sushi/seafood restaurant, definitely going back! Wonderful food.

    Directions: Yellow line on the Metro, 2 stops from DCA airport

  • FloridaHurricane's Profile Photo

    Great Location


    Only 2 stops off the metro line from DCA airport, 8 minute trip, can't beat that to the airport! The hotel is directly across from the metro station, can't miss it! It was nice to walk down King Street, lots of great little shops, coffee houses, all kinds of different cuisines. Found a wonderful restaurant just off King street that was old colonial style, great food. Was looking forward to walking back to the hotel but there was a torrential thunderstorm, so we had to take a taxi. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Unique Quality: Hotel staff was wonderful. I needed a cork screw and they gave me one to keep. Great big breakfast every morning, as it is included. Also has a neat user friendly kiosk that one can find restaurants in the area, all within walking distances.

    Directions: Yellow & Blue line of the Washington DC Metro system.... King Street Metro Station is the stop... also has parking at this station....

  • Lhenne1's Profile Photo

    Large Rooms


    The Embassy Suites in Old Town, Alexandria is located directly across from the King Street Station, approximately 18 blocks to the Old Town waterfront. Rooms are large, 2 room suites with a small refrigerator and coffeemaker. Two televisions and a fold-out sofa bed make this a nice spot if you’re traveling with a family. In the off-season, prices start at about $130 a night, reasonable for this level of quality in the area.

    The hotel offers breakfast and a happy hour with the room. A swimming pool, restaurant and gift shop are included in the facilities. The only downfall I found was the wireless internet cost extra. A small business center is located in the lobby for free internet access, but not exactly convenient for a business traveler.

    Rooms are clean and well maintained. The staff was friendly and helpful. Even the lifeguard at the pool was understanding when my 3 year old nephew started sinking.

    Parking is expensive in the hotel garage, but weekend parking on the street is free after 5pm on Friday.

  • Ewingjr98's Profile Photo

    Embassy Suites Hotel Alexandria-Old Town


    The Embassy Suites is a nice hotel at the edge of old town. It stands just across the street from King Street Station, about 17 blocks from the Old Town Waterfront. Rooms at this Hilton property are $130 to $230 in the off-season. The hotel has free nightly cocktails and free breakfast, and it has a restaurant, swimming pool, and fitness center. Self parking is $24 a day.

    My family stayed here during a recent visit to Old Town. We tried to get adjoining rooms, but no luck; the best they could do was two rooms side-by-side. Rooms cost about $150 a night for huge suites with two beds, large living rooms, and tiny kitchenettes. Since parking is so expensive, my family parked their cars on the street in the Carlyle area, where parking is free on nights and weekends. While staying here we walked to dinner on King Street and over to Whole Foods just a block away, behind the hotel. The kids also enjoyed the swimming pool, which was conveniently located on the third floor just five doors away from our rooms.

    This is a great hotel for families and business travelers. Maybe a little expensive, but the location is excellent for exploring Old Town or DC.

  • Clean, convenient


    Stayed here april 2008. The hotel was clean and well maintained. The buffet breakfast was better than most other 'free" breakfasts. The most outstanding feature was its proximity to the metro -- right across the street!

    Unique Quality: The hotel is quiet. It offers a free shuttle downtown to the shops and restaurants and we were able to call for a pick up. On weekends Alexandria has a free trolley that stops at the metro station across from the hotel entrance. The only (minor) annoyance was having to pay $18 for parking in a less than adequate garage under the hotel. There were limited parking spots and many spaces were too narrow to accomodate a fullsize american car. I would deffinately stay here again on a trip to Washington DC. It was very convenient to take the metro into the city.

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    Good alternative


    Suite hotel. I was fortunate to be referred to this hotel by another hotel (Sheraton Crystal City) who lost my reservation the day before the Marine Corps Marathon. My room was able to block out the light and the soundproof windows eliminated sounds from the inner terrace as well outside noise during the night. Location was also used as a sight for a wedding reception. Overall my experience was pleasant since the staff understood my dilemma with what the Sheraton put me through.

    Directions: Shuttle to Old Town or within 2 mile radius of hotel. Across from the King Street metro (blue or yellow line)

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    Luxury accommodations in Alexandria


    Embassy Suites is located on Diagonal Road which is convenient to the metro and Amtrak stations as well as Alexandria's historic old town.

    Unique Quality: Embassy Suites offers 2 room suites with 2 telephones, 2 TV's, iron and ironing board, free hot breakfast, free weekly newspaper, workout room, pool and sauna.

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Not for business travel or couples

by A TripAdvisor Member

Just got back yesterday from a ten night stay at the Embassy Suites on Diagonal in Alexandria, VA. After 10 consecutive nights, I got a good feel for the property, and I am certain I would never consider staying there again. Alexandria can be a fun place (Old Town), with lots of nice restaraunts, bars, and shops, but there are better places to stay if you are on business, are a senior, or part of a couple. My spouse is staying on in Alexandria for another week of work, and has moved to the Hilton across the street. He is much happier there and reports that it is much quieter, less chaotic, and more business-friendly.(internet access was poor to non-existent at the Embasssy Suites)
He said he is also able to eat breakfast there in peace, something not possible at the Embassy Suites.
The Embassy Suites is geared to families with lots of babies and young children, and school groups of middle school/jr. high age kids. If you are conerned that your family will be messy, noisy, and may not behave well in a hotel, you can stay here without fear. We heard kids in the hall at all hours, playing games, running, and screaming. Also, we observed lots of family dogs here, so that is worth considering if you have a pet you wish to take along. We saw that as many as 5 or 6 kids can be put into a suite there, so it can be very economical, if you can handle that kind of close quarters. According to the houskeeping staff, 5 or 6 kids to a suite was common, so it may be an option for a big family. The housekeeping staff also told us that the property is full of kids year round and is always very noisy.

Of note: we observed wads of chewing gum on the floor in the hallways and elevators and almost stepped in it a few times. Managers reception in the PM was an incongrous combinaton of adults tossing back beers, wine and mixed drinks while babies and toddlers screamed, crawled on the floor, and spilled drinks. Ater observing one person change a smelly diaper of a baby a few feet from the bar, I left and never returned. Breakfast is an ear-splitting event, and very unappetizing, with kids handling most of the pastiries and muffins before they decide which one they wish to choose to put on their tray (unlesss they change their mind and put it back). I stuck with just the coffee. The breakfast buffet offerings were exactly the same all 10 mornings I was there.
Our suite was not vaccummed most of the days we were there. I left in the mornings around 7:30 AM and returned some days at 3:30 or 4:00 and it was not cleaned yet.
After chatting with a few of the housekeeping and front desk staff about the excruciating noise level in the hotel, they all pointed me in the direction of the Hilton as the better place to stay if you do not have a crew of children with you or need to do some work. I would urge you to take their advice.

Great location for Metro

by A TripAdvisor Member

Our family of 5 just got back from a stay at the Embassy Suites in Alexandria Old Town. The room was very nice, including a bedroom with a door, leaving a separate room for the kids tv viewing. Typical Embassy Suite, Frig, microwave, 2 tvs, sitting area, plenty of room. We could not get the in room video games or internet access to work and no one was ever sent out to help with that, but that was not a big deal with us.
The Metro is directly across the street and very easy to use. After a long day of sightseeing....to walk off the Metro and into your hotel is very nice. The trip on the Metro to most sights is between 20-40 minutes.
The included breakfast buffet was a plus, hot cooked to order items but the exact same fare every day.
The only thing we disliked was the pool. It was not that it was too small, which it was. The problem for families with kids was the abundance of enforced rules. Life guard on duty and rules enforced.....no diving (this one is a given), no jumping (simple jumping off the side of the pool will get you thrown out), no throwing balls, no one under 12 in the hot tub, even when with a parent. This was the most sedate pool I have ever been to. (If you don't have kids you may love this pool :) On vacation, we count on the pool as a break for the kids to work off some energy.....they for the most part are very restricted at this pool.
The hotel has a free shuttle to many local restaurants which was also very nice. Once we arrived we did not need our car again until we left.
We had a wonderful week of weather and the crowds were minimal. (June 19-24). We hope your trip is as great

Great Place to Stay

by TripAdvisor Member rscrowe

My family (2 adults/2 children [14 & 9] Just returned from a four night stay (7/6-10/05) at the Embassy Suites in Old Town. The hotel and the location (right across from the King Street metro station) were great. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and the breakfast in the morning was very filling, and the nightly manager's reception was a welcome reprise after sightseeing all day. We would definitely consider staying here again.

Wonderful Weekend

by A TripAdvisor Member

We headed down to see the Holocaust museum and decided to make a night of it so we stayed at the Embassy Suites, it was perfect. We arrived just in time for the Managers Special Cocktail hour, enjoyed a few cocktails and some snacks and the kids were itching to get into the pool. They had a swim and we went up to the room and ordered a pizza and watched an in-room movie. The living space was wonderful, I had packed up some snacks and a bottle of wine so we had a perfect evening. The room was very nice and had a huge living room area and a fridge.

The parking garage was just off the atrium lobby so we stowed our stuff in the car, ate a wonderful breakfast had headed just across the street to get the metro into DC. We had to be back by 5 to get our car or risk paying an extra day (parking was $15 per day) but it wasn't too hurried. We will be back for our next DC adventure!!


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Address: 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314, United States