"A pleasant stay in a convenient location"
We chose this motel for a New Year's getaway because it's close to Old Town Alexandria but not right in the middle of the action. We thoroughly loved First Night Alexandria, the New Year's Eve festival with no alcohol and lots of music, and then nestled into this charming little retreat. The staff were friendly and helpful. Our biggest complaint is […] that it's hard to find the entrance driveway, and a mistake can send you a couple of miles up GW Parkway before you find a place where you can turn around. Call them and ask how to get there -- your GPS is likely to be wrong. But once you're there, lave the car in their garage and walk to everything! Old Town is less than a mile away, and they have a shuttle -- which, unfortunately, runs only until 8:45 p.m. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This was a GREAT Deal for the price per night. Neat ,clean,good staff. Breakfast average. Very nice Old Town outdoor surroundings. We will definitely be staying there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean Quiet Comfortable. Good price. We will be backGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hard to find it"
For some reason my gps was not able to located the hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"good location for Alexandria stay if you've a car"
good for business trips to Alexandria as I have a car to get about. The hotel does have a shuttle service but stops at 10:30 or so pmGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very clean room for my family of 4 and I am a clean freak. Breakfast was good too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
A bit dated, but excellent prices, clean, well operating heating/AC system, no parking fees, and very accessible to Old Town Alexandria and DC.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location for the price!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Little Hotel!"
We were extremely pleased with our experience at the Old Colony Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was a good size, clean and comfortable, fantastic breakfast (best we have come across yet!) complimentary coffee and lemon iced water at reception as well as cookies, a great little area for odds and ends you might have forgotten […] on your trip, candy, snacks and some memorabilia next to the reception area (all very reasonably priced), a complimentary shuttle service to the metro system and restaurants and a great grocery store just a block away! We could not have asked for more with this great hotel and all in a great price as well, very inexpensive and not very far from all the sights. Highly recommend! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was a good choice. While it is an older property, it is very well maintained and clean. The rooms are quiet and the staff is very attentive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Friendly staff, convenient location and good value. Complimentary shuttle service is very helpful. The air conditioner is too noisy though.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"paper thin walls"
not a bad hotel.. beware there are no elevators and lots of steps-which was ok for me, no ice machine but a freezer with little bags of ice. the staff, both housecleaning and front desk were nice. i did take the shuttle to metro, but walked the other times. takes less than 15 minutes. No food places nearby except a MCDS about 6 blocks away. there is […] the shuttle to take you to old town Kins street to eat. and a grocery store a couple of blocks away. had a hot breakfast but runs out pretty quickly. i got there early. LASTLY AND MOST IMPORTANT, the walls are paper thin.i could hear little kids both next door and across the hall. both at night up til around 1030 and again at 635 in the AM. Well, I had to get up for breakfast anyway. Heard them arguing, crying and playing. I took the 2nd floor so I wouldnt have people walking heavy above. I would have changed that in a heartbeat Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
For the price ranage very good place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very nice stay !!"
calm .very quiet . clean hotel . with a complementary energetic breakfast . I would really recommend this hotel . for this affordable price . free shuttle alsoGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel was in a great location, had a shuttle to a the metro, and close to the family we were visiting. Had a wonderful breakfast, ice for the room, parking right outside my room. Perfect!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
Decent motel at a good price with excellent staff, they were very accommodating. Shuttle to/from metro was excellent and nice restaurants with reasonable prices are near by.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good price for Old Alexandria and good location"
The metro was only 8 blocks away so we walked. Store only 2 blocks away and a great Thai restaurant only 4 blocks away. Our only complaint is we would like to see a fridge and micro in the rooms. We will stay here again in the future. Everyone was friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel is more than satisfactory, both in price and convenience. It is handy to the monuments and museums on the mall; it is handy to Old Town Alexandria, and the hotel offers shuttle service to Old Town. Surprised that rooms contain neither refrigerators no microwaves. Staff is helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Tom Bodet would love this place"
I was looking for an inexpensive place to hold my family reunion and decided this was not the place. The free shuttle gives easy access to the DC metro and Old Town Alexandria, but the 9:00pm stop time put a hitch into any evening activities. The desk staff was curtious, but no one even offered to help me with my luggage. A big negative given that the […] place has no elevator to the second floor. The place is clean, but the carpet and furnishings have seen a better day. The breakfast was basic nothing to write home about. And I think that says it all about the hotel, Basic. I would say that it is a good place to lay your head down at the end of the day, but not a place I would want to spend the day. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We originally book a king bedroom and were given a room with 2 double beds. The staff was unwilling to make the change for us and also seemed very incompetent.Genuine Expedia guest review
"ALL Around great stay /nothing to complain about"
I usually dont leave reviews, but I really thought this hotel was nice/quiet and comfy. Staff was nice, nothing to complain about at all. The Breakfast was good surprisingly, since most hotel bfast is lame, but their waffles were great! (not the cheesy pastries type breakfast) the food was hot, healthy and fresh! We had a great stay, loved the place […] and the city! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was nice, the overall staff were friendly and accommodating. The biggest surprise was that there was no elevator and even though there were only 2 main floors, with breakfast served in the basement, carrying suitcases up and down the flights of stairs proved some difficulty for this 'over 60' couple. We made it though!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very dated. No elevator to the second floor. I had to carry my own two bags up stairs. Did not have me registered in their system when I arrived. They gad to contact Expedia. Bed was comfortable.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to Washington airport"
They provide free of charge shuttle from-to the airport and some local attractive areas. One needs to call them from the airport to be picked up (see their web site).Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fine Alternative To Expensive D.C. Hotels"
Paid about 40% of what other convention center event attendees paid to stay right in D.C. It's about a 15 minute walk to the Metro (if you don't feel like taking the shuttle or if you return after shuttle ends I think 8:00PM), the Metro takes around 20 minutes and goes right to the convention center. Excellent staff, shuttle met me at airport and took […] my bags to hotel when arriving flight was 4 hours late and I had to get right downtown. Same thing on return trip, they met me at airport (another direct Metro stop) with my bags. Breakfast is okay, room isn't fancy but fine, would definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Reasonable Rates in Old Town"
I was able to book a room at the Best Western Old Colony for half the cost of staying at a hotel across the street from a workshop I was attending. As with most parts of Alexandria, the neighborhood is beautiful and it was a quick 2 block walk to my workshop each morning. This hotel offers complimentary shuttle service within a certain radius, which […] includes Old Town, the airport (DCA) and the Braddock street Metro stop. Although the rooms need some TLC, the beds were comfortable and the complimentary shuttle service and excellent customer service make this hotel a great budget conscious option. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Will go again!"
We found this hotel to be convenient to Metro connections with a friendly staff and comfotable rooms.Genuine Expedia guest review
very goodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Right in the heart of Old Town Alexandria."
Very nice hotel. I'd stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Fantastic location, so pleased we chose Alexandria over DC for our accommodation. Shuttle service impeccable, breakfast questionable. Quality should out way quantity. Super, super comfy beds. Excellent value for money. Very pleasant customer service and good housekeeping. Would recommend if travelers were budget focused.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We stayed at this hotel prior to a flight out for a short vacation. We had a couple of large heavy suitcases with us and were surprised to find out that there was no elevator in the hotel. My wife and I are over 60 and both have bad backs. I asked if there was a room on the first floor and was told the first floor was booked. I moved some items from […] my suitcase into a back pack and then we lugged the other suitcase to the second floor. The room was reasonably clean and the bathroom was serviceable. The sink is outside where the shower and toilette are which I find cumbersome but I've seen this design in other hotels. The person at the front desk was pleasant enough but I couldn't help the feeling they would rather have been somewhere else. There is a business center where I went to print airline tickets. I tried one terminal but the mouse was on the left of the computer and the cord was not long enough to move it to the right, so I used the other terminal. I got all the way to where I needed to print the ticket and nothing happened. I tried printing something else and ditto. I move to the other terminal and got back to the point where I could print the tickets and voila it worked. Obviously the other computer is not set up correctly for the printer. All in all we got a good nights sleep and, once again, it was clean. However, next time I would look for someplace else. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel in beautiful Alexandria"
We spent a weekend here, while visiting Washington DC. The facilities gave us all we needed to tour and rest. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Alexandria is a perfect town to stay, away from the crowds, the buildings, the noise and yet close enough to join them when needed. The architecture of the town keeps a colonial atmosphere that is very […] consistent with its historic past. We recommend this place and will definitely return here. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
we had a good experience with this hotel. things i liked when we stayed here were the free breakfast and free wifi, and free parking. also, i liked that this hotel free toothpaste, toothbrush, razor, comb, shaving cream, shampoo. i think this is very helpful especially for those travelers who are not checking in any luggages and liquid carry ons are […] limited. :). i liked also that this hotel is like 15 min drive to d.c. very accessible. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This is good quilty hotel and I would stay there again, but the breakfast needs help, very poor.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We were flying out of DC . We couldn't park the car at this motel because we only stayed there one night. We had to take a taxi from parking garage to Best Western and the taxi driver couldn't find this motel. Signage is terrible. Additional money for cab driver. When I ask for shuttle in the morning to take us to airport they said it started at 7:00 […] am! We needed to be at airport at 6:15am. Taxi again! $$. Oh....if you need a microwave in your room have an extra $10.00! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Room was satisfactory, but hotel had no elevator servicing the 2nd floor. Breakfasts served in the basement, requiring a lot of stair use. Only one courtesy van is available, resulting in waits for pickup at National Airport and the nearest Metro station up to 45 minutes, with 20-25 being typical. A full grocery store was only 1 block away and a microwave […] and small refrigerator can be requested at extra cost. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Basic room. Met expectations"
Pros - shuttle to old town and Metro Cons - no restaurant close and shuttle runs only to 9:00. It a long walk to King St.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, but needs conveniences"
Rooms were kept clean. The front desk is nice and kind, you could use the shuttle anytime. What need to be improved include: (very) slow wi-fi, no fridge or microwave in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
We loved this hotel. The manager and assistant manager were incredibly helpful and professional. The location was great. The staff were attentive and polite. We had a great time and will go back soon. Its location in Alexandria and so close to Mt Vernon was marvelous. The metro made all DC easily and safely accessible.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"works well for a visit to area when you've a car"
I've stayed here a number of times for one night each, when doing a business trip to Alexandria. It is limited if you want to use the metro, although the hotel does run a shuttle to a nearby metro station (last run at 9:30 pm) and airport.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable stay, friendly staff, shuttle service."
The only problem we had during our stay was that we had a reservation for a room with a king size bed but were initially put in a room with double beds. The staff was very friendly and courteous and did transfer us to a king room when they were able to. Continental breakfast was good and varied from one day to the next; I appreciated them serving coffee […] in the lobby all day. They offer free shuttle to metro stop, airport and anywhere else you request close by, which was a huge help! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"This is an "OLD" colony Inn"
This may be my fault, but I pictured a large sign out front and a well-lit arrival area. However, this hotel is an old building that has NONE of that. It was a stormy dark night when I flew into town. I used a GPS and I was literally sitting in the parking lot trying to find it. I just happened to turn and see a small "Best Western" sign. It took a […] while to get into the hotel because the lady was "Away" from the front desk. When she did finally arrive, she asked me if I wanted a room on the 1st or 2nd floor. I said I really didn't mind, then suggested the 2nd. AFTER the check-in process, she then told me they didn't have an elevator. I just think she should have mentioned that when asking if I wanted 1st or 2nd floor. Room was HOT but the AC cooled it down quickly. The TV didn't work at first and I had to chase down the cords. Free WiFi was surprisingly fast. The entire hotel is an old, charming building. There's a new Holiday Inn Express in the same neighborhood if you are looking for something "nicer". Breakfast was great, but it was in the basement down stairs. PROs: If you are looking for an old, charming bed and breakfast type atmosphere, this is a nice place. It would be nice for a romantic getaway for a couple not picky about the conveniences of other, newer locations. The next day I could appreciate the building and why it doesn't have the big neon sign out front. The people were nice, if not very informative. CONs: No elevator, older hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What ended up as a pleasant stay started rough..."
What ended up as a pleasant stay started rough... ... I had called the day before arrival to confirm and let them know my life was late and assure that all was well. I was told that all was in order however when I arrived they didn't have the correct room as reserved. I was not happy, but the next day the management made the best of a bad situation(a […] room had to be repaired so was not available) and adjusted my rate. That was a valid effort at solving the problem. I like this motel. Certainly older and dated but well run, quiet, close to several service businesses and 2 blocks from bus to Metro. Only two stories but no elevator. I will try them again as I travel to DC several times a year. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Kudos to Shanta for fixing our reservation"
Arrived at hotel with Expedia prepaid confirmation in hand only to find that there was no reservation. The hotel was to be our base for a 5-day stay in DC, so needless to say we were a little upset. No one could figure out what happened - not the hotel, not Expedia. Shanta saved us, found a nice room for us, and the rest of the stay went swimmingly. […] The hotel is comfortable and quiet. The shuttle to and from King Street, the Metro stations, and the airport was excellent! Drivers are helpful and friendly. We would stay at this hotel again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"I stayed overnight only this time."
I got to the motel about 11:45 on Sep. 22. The night clerk checked me in and gave me a nice clean room next to her desk area. I heard no noise all night and I had a very nice breakfast before checking out about 7:20 AM..Genuine Expedia guest review
I stayed for 2 nights. Neither night had working internet service. Also, the A/C unit's thermostat didn't work. It was either 'on' or 'off'. Temperature could not be set.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was really nice - great price from hotels.com. The desk could of been more helpful, she did not know the cross streets the hotel was on for us to tell our cab driver.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay"
Our hotel was clean, very comfortable beds, good breakfast, free parking, walking or free van to metro with easy line into DC. Very friendly, helpful staff in a safe environment. Close to old town. Would definitely stay there again!Genuine Expedia guest review
Clean, comfortable and great value. Refrigerator would have been nice but front desk put my water bottles in freezer over night for me so I had them ready for next day. Just over 1-mile to metro with some uncomfortable neighborhoods, but they had a free shuttle that would typically arrivein 5-10 minutes. However shuttle last call is at 845 so plan your […] schedule appropriately. Overall, really enjoyed my stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel has a great staff and is walking distance to Old Town Alexandria. They have a convenient shuttle for getting around town and to the train station. Everything at the hotel was great except for the bed, very uncomfortable. The price was nice and if you can sleep on an uncomfortable bed this is a great hotel. One tip - don't get room 101, it's […] close to the exit door and it slams everyt ime someone goes through it. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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