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Alexandria, VA: Hotel & Motel Planning Guide

Find accommodations in Alexandria with the hotel list provided below. Find discounted hotel accommodations in or close to Alexandria, VA for your upcoming personal or group trip. We list the best Alexandria, Virginia motel and hotel rooms. Browse the Alexandria area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Alexandria hotels. Planning a group? Lock in Alexandria Group Hotel Discounts or See the best Alexandria meeting hotels

The Alexandria center point is about the area of Fort Ward and the area of Fort Ward Museum.

Welcome to Alexandria, Virginia, the gateway to the nation's capital. Less than 10 miles south of Washington, D.C., Alexandria offers easy access to the entire Capital Region as well as ample historic and cultural attractions of its own. More from this guide...

"A truly unique place with something for everyone."
Author: , a Hotel Planner from , reviewed on 16-Oct-2014
Score of City:
5.0 / 5

Alexandria is a great little city just outside of the Nation's Capital on the Potomac River. Old Town offers historical colonial houses, wonderful shops and restaurants that cater to all culinary types. It is easy to navigate on foot, which lends itself to exploring. D.C. is a brief trip on the metro and Alexandria is easily accessible from both Reagan and Dulles airports. Whether you are looking to learn about the history through tours and museums or just relax, the options are abundant. Alexandria offers a slower pace than D.C. and a truly unique place with something for everyone.

Alexandria Hotels/Accommodations

Morrison House Autograph Collection 116 South Alfred St., Alexandria, VA 22314 Website
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • 3 suites in hotel
  • Almost all guests thought the architecture was beautiful
  • Service-oriented character of the staff
The Alexandrian Autograph Collection : 480 King St. 480 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314 Website
  • High end Downtown property
  • 6 conference rooms in property
  • Excellent boutique hotel
  • Most guests said it was a stylish hotel
Courtyard Pentagon South 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 Website
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Hotel has 203 rooms
The Westin Crystal City in Arlington 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 Website ~2.80 miles northeast of Alexandria
  • Four-star Airport hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Most guests said the concierge service was amazing
  • Menu is not great
Sheraton Pentagon City : 900 South Orme St. 900 South Orme St., Arlington, VA 22204 ~2.86 miles north of Alexandria
  • Four star Suburban hotel
  • 17 suites in hotel
  • Most guests were disappointed with the minibar
  • For 68%, the rooms looked old
Hilton Garden Inn Arlington Shirlington - Arlington 4271 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206 ~1.02 miles north of Alexandria
  • Affordable Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 6 floors
  • Rather comfortable
  • Close to restaurants, bars and shopping areas
Hampton Inn Alexandria / Pentagon South in Alexandria 4800 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, VA 22302
  • Affordable hotel
  • 130 sleeping rooms in hotel
Homewood Suites by Hilton Alexandria / Pentagon So in Alexandria 4850 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria, VA 22302
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Hotel has a green policy Learn more
  • Great wellness & sports facilities
  • Excellent family hotel
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Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town South at Carlyle 2345 Mill Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 15 floors in property
  • Close to St
  • Breakfast was terrific
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Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa - Alexandria 1600 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • Gorgeous neighborhood
  • Beautiful architecture
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Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town King St. Metro
+1-800-997-5148
1620 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • 3 star property
  • 109 sleeping rooms in hotel
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Residence Inn Alexandria Old Town 1456 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Mid-scale Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 240 suites
  • Food is to die for
  • Noise level is acceptable
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Hampton Inn & Suites Reagan National Airport in Arlington 2000 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ~2.72 miles northeast of Alexandria
  • 3 star hotel
  • 161 rooms in property
The Ritz Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington, VA 22202 ~2.89 miles northeast of Alexandria
  • Luxurious Five Star Downtown hotel
  • Check in: 03:00 PM
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria Fort Belvoir - Alexandria 6055 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303
  • Affordable property
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
Springhill Suites Alexandria 6065 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303
  • Affordable Highway hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center : 5000 Seminary Rd. 5000 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, VA 22311
  • Three Star Suburban hotel
  • Airport shuttle available
Courtyard Alexandria - Alexandria 2700 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • 3-star property
  • Food is all right
  • Shower was ok
From$109
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Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle : 2460 Eisenhower Ave. 2460 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Airport shuttle provided
Embassy Suites Alexandria : 1900 Diagonal Rd. 1900 Diagonal Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • 8 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Housekeeping can be a problem
  • Tasty breakfast
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Hilton Alexandria Old Town 1767 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Alexandria Hilton Alexandria Old Town is connected, in every way imaginable. From the lightening fast connection speeds of the “Get Wired” business package to almost instant access to the popular attractions of Washington DC, the Alexandria Hilton has it covered. Located less than nine miles away from the Nation's capital and nestled in the very heart of beautiful old town Alexandria, the Alexandria Hilton is as quaint as it is modern. The upscale hotel features a beautiful courtyard setting, an expert staff, and Starbucks Coffee in the lobby. A stay at the Alexandria Hilton Alexandria Old Town is a stay in luxury, comfort, and history.
  • High end Downtown property
  • Check in: 4pm
From$149
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The Westin Alexandria - Alexandria 400 Courthouse Sq., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • The Westin Alexandria is a stunning example of elegance, class, and modern décor. Step into the soaring lobby and step away from the stress of everyday life. Winner of the AAA Four Diamond award and located just miles away from downtown Washington DC, The Westin Alexandria is more than just a hotel, it is a retreat. A modern gym, gorgeous executive lounge, and first class business center provide visitors with everything they could need to make their trip a success. Take a day tour of the capital, rely on the first-class staff to book perfect dinner reservations, and sink into luxurious bedding at the end of the night – the perfect day at The Westin Alexandria.
  • Four star Downtown property
  • 15 floors in property
  • New rooms
  • Most guests said rooms were big enough
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Best Western Old Colony Inn : 1101 North Washington St. 1101 North Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Midscale Airport hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Excellent hot breakfast
  • Front desk staff were very accomodating
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Hampton Inn Alexandria Old Town / King Street - Alexandria 1616 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Three Star property
  • 80 rooms in property
From$150
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Crystal City Courtyard by Marriott Reagan National
+1-888-690-5281
2899 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202 ~2.43 miles northeast of Alexandria
  • Affordable property
  • Wonderful sightseeing
  • 15 minute walk to crystal city metro station
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When to Visit Alexandria, Virginia

Though Alexandria is a popular year-round destination, you might want to adjust your plans depending on the weather, your budget, and local events. Summers tend to get hot and humid in Alexandria, with temperatures typically reaching the upper 80s or low 90s. Winters can get cold, with high temperatures only reaching the 40s. Spring and fall offer a welcome balance, with sunny days and mild weather.

Due to the cold weather and slow event schedule, winter tends to be the least expensive time to visit Alexandria. Despite the hot and sticky weather, summer remains a popular time to visit, especially for families on summer vacation. With the well-known Cherry Blossom Festival and spring break, spring is simultaneously the most pleasant and most crowded time to visit. Plan your stay during the spring if you can handle the crowds, or visit during the fall for nice weather and more affordable room rates.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Alexandria, VA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Alexandria

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average nightly cost patterns by star rating class in Alexandria, VA. Analyze these illustrations to evaluate the most cost effective dates to make a reservation in Alexandria for upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Alexandria, Virginia

4 Star Average Prices: $178.12

Due to its charming historic setting and numerous high-powered visitors, Alexandria has no shortage of luxury hotels. Plan your stay at one of these local hotspots.

Just north of Alexandria, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, boasts luxurious rooms and a lengthy list of services in Arlington. Have a treat from the in-room minibar, and sleep in on the plush pillow-top beds. Relax in the sauna and steam room, and sip a martini in the hotel's intimate bar area. Leisure travelers will love the hotel's location near popular shopping areas, and business travelers will appreciate the hotel's proximity to public transit.

Located north of Alexandria in the heart of Arlington, the Hilton Garden Inn Arlington / Courthouse Plaza has nearly 200 comfortable rooms equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and LCD TVs. Work up a sweat at the on-site fitness center, get cozy by the lobby fireplace, and grab a drink at the hotel bar. When you're ready to explore the Alexandria area, hop on the complimentary area shuttle. A convenient hotel for medium-sized events, the Hilton Garden Inn has over 3,000 square feet of event space.

Situated in the heart of nearby Georgetown, The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C., is one of the top hotels in the Alexandria area. Feel great after a workout in the hotel's wellness and fitness area, and have a leisurely soak in the large in-room bathtub. Get a great night's sleep on the pillow-top beds, and sit down to breakfast in the hotel's garden-view restaurant. If you're traveling on business, book one of the 11 meeting rooms to make it official.

For a real splurge, stay at the W Washington D.C., located mere blocks from the White House and other major area attractions. Whether you choose a Wonderful Room, a Spectacular Room, or a Fabulous Room, you'll stay in style at this centrally located hotel. Rock out to music on the in-room iPod docking station, watch a few movies on the LCD TV, and take a luxurious shower with a rainfall shower head and designer toiletries. Treat yourself to a body treatment or facial during the day, and hit the popular on-site nightclub in the evening.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Alexandria

Best Affordable Hotels in Alexandria, Virginia

3 Star Average Prices: $132.76

If a luxury hotel isn't in your budget, you can still afford to visit Alexandria. Stay at one of these budget-friendly hotels and motels throughout the area.

Situated on the south side of Alexandria, the Days Inn Alexandria South offers reasonably priced rooms near the Beltway. All of the 108 guest rooms include refrigerators for storing snacks and beverages along with free Wi-Fi connections so you can share pictures of your trip. Fuel up for your day with free breakfast, and go for a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool. Leave your car behind and explore Alexandria on the hotel's area shuttle.

Located near George Mason University, the National Science Foundation, and the Virginia Tech Research Center, the Inns of Virginia - Arlington, is ideal for business travelers. Settle into your home away from home in one of the 54 guest rooms, which feature convenient amenities like coffee makers, refrigerators, and microwaves. Grab a bite at the complimentary breakfast area before heading out to explore in the morning. The free self-parking makes this hotel an even better deal.

Head southwest of the city for Alexandria's best discount hotels. The Extended Stay America Washington, D.C. - Springfield, has 126 rooms with kitchens that boast stovetops and full-sized refrigerators. Catch up on your favorite reality shows on the 32-inch flat-screen TV, and use the free Wi-Fi to stay connected with family back home. Stay in shape at the on-site fitness center, and take advantage of the seasonal outdoor pool. Enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast whether you stay for a day or a week.

Also in Springfield, the Motel 6 Washington DC SW-Springfield, VA, offers some of the most budget friendly rooms in the Alexandria area. The motel's modern rooms include either one king or two queen beds, and some rooms feature refrigerators and microwaves. Save even more with the motel's free self-parking.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Alexandria

2 Star Average Prices: $94.91

2 Star Hotel Prices in Alexandria

Alexandria, VA Hotels with Discounts

If you're a member of one of several select national organizations, you won't have to pay full price for hotel rooms in the Alexandria area. AAA members, for example, save about 5 percent at the W Washington D.C. and The Westin Georgetown, Washington D.C.

AARP members and senior travelers save an average of 5 to 10 percent at the Key Bridge Marriott, the Courtyard by Marriott Alexandria Pentagon South, and other nearby spots. Military members and government employees save around 10 percent at the Days Inn Alexandria South, the Inns of Virginia - Arlington, and several other local hotels.

Best Value Options in Alexandria, Virginia

For low prices on some of Northern Virginia's best rooms, score a great deal on these gems in the Alexandria area.

North of Alexandria and just over the bridge from Washington, D.C., the Key Bridge Marriott couldn't be better located. The hotel's nearly 600 rooms are basic but comfortable, and some even offer views of nearby Georgetown. Splash around in the seasonal outdoor or indoor pool, have a memorable meal at one of the hotel's two on-site restaurants, and wind down with a drink at the end of the night. Park on-site, or leave the car at home and rely on the area's convenient public transit system.

For a touch of class a few miles north of Alexandria, book your stay at The Westin Crystal City. Settle into the hotel's friendly yet professional vibe, and look forward to a full night's sleep on the Westin's signature Heavenly Beds with plush linens. Squeeze in a workout in the hotel's on-site fitness center, and stay in and order room service in the evening. With an impressive 16,000 square feet of conference space and meeting rooms, this hotel is ideal for corporate events and business travelers.

Set your sights southwest of the city for some of the greatest values around Alexandria. The Courtyard by Marriott Alexandria Pentagon South features over 200 double and king rooms with pillow-top beds, complimentary toiletries, and free Internet access. Stay active at the hotel's indoor pool and fitness center, or relax with a nice meal at the on-site restaurant. Thanks to the complimentary area and airport shuttles, you won't even have to worry about driving in the Alexandria area.

You'll feel right at home when you stay at the Homewood Suites Springfield VA. Enjoy the spacious rooms with separate sleeping and sitting areas, and prepare meals or snacks in the in-room kitchenette. Listen to your favorite tunes with the MP3 docking station, or head downstairs for a swim in the indoor pool and a workout in the fitness center. Rely on the area shuttle to get around, but don't miss the hotel's complimentary reception, which features food and drinks on select days.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Alexandria, Virginia

Start your tour through Alexandria with a visit to Old Town, the city's historic center. Packed with centuries-old buildings, shops, and cafés, this is a pleasant place to spend a few hours or an entire day. Head all the way to the Old Town Waterfront for a view of the Potomac and a cruise to either Georgetown or George Washington's Mount Vernon.

Learn more about Alexandria's history at the Carlyle House or Gadsby's Tavern Museum. Get artsy with a tour through the exhibitions at the Torpedo Art Factory, and shop for unique souvenirs in the funky Del Ray neighborhood. Sip a local beer at the Port City Brewing Company, and indulge in a high-end meal in one of Old Town's most distinctive restaurants.

Whether you're traveling for business or pleasure, you'll have an easy time enjoying your stay in Alexandria. Visit Old Town, commute to the District, and explore all that the Alexandria area has to offer.

Travel overview of Alexandria, VA

A rich history makes Alexandria a very interesting place to visit in Virginia. Travelers to this beautiful city should not miss visiting the Old Town with its diverse landmarks and many historic town houses. This is also the place to find the boyhood home of no less than the famous General Robert E. Lee. Touring the city with guides often brings visitors to this area. Set in the Old Town is the Market Square which is considered to be among the oldest marketplace in the US. Trace history by checking out one of the best preserved forts used by the Union forces during the American Civil War, Fort Ward. Don't forget to visit the museum inside the fort to learn more about topics pertaining to the Civil War. Also, it is a good idea to stroll along King Street in the Old Town. You will find a lot of shops selling trinkets and various mementos along this street. King Street is especially a perfect destination during the Christmas season as beautiful lights make the street come alive. The city is one of the best places to enjoy a wide variety of gastronomic delights, with many options in the Old Town and other areas.

Recent traveler guest reviews of Alexandria, VA

Below are reviews of the city of Alexandria, VA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Many Attractions"
Score 4.0 / 5

Great area, it was close to many of the attraction that we wanted to go to.

Marie H., from 28-Jan-2017
"Family Friendly "
Score 5.0 / 5

It was great for my family for the Family Reunion.

Venita S., from 18-Aug-2016
"Great Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Wonderful stay, love this city!

Joe A., from 02-Apr-2016
"Really Enjoyed My Visit"
Score 5.0 / 5

Everything is great here.

Belinda R., from 07-Mar-2016
"Historic"
Score 4.0 / 5

Clean area. Alfred Street Baptist, Rev. Dr. Wesley Pastor, King Street, and the history it represents.

Selena G., from 01-Jan-2016
"Nice Group Stay"
Score 5.0 / 5

We stayed close to everything in Shirlington with easy access around the city.

Mike O., from 26-Oct-2015
"Great Atmosphere "
Score 4.0 / 5

Everyone was so friendly.

Catherine W., from 13-Oct-2014
"Great Transportation"
Score 4.0 / 5

Visited King St. and they have free trolley service and the metro is right outside the hotel.

William P., from 24-Jul-2014
"Enjoyed it"
Score 5.0 / 5

It was a comforting and relaxing atmosphere. The locals are friendly and there are several restaurants nearby. It is a great location and able to drive anywhere in a short time. However, the old town is horrible you have to pay, pay, pay.

Karen B., from 22-Jul-2014
"Go for a bike ride!"
Score 4.0 / 5

Alexandria has a great relaxing, safe feel to it. We love to hang out there a few times a year. Great area for bike riding.

Nancy P., from 26-May-2014
"Waterfront Park"
Score 4.0 / 5

Check out the old town and Waterfront Park!

Allan L., from 29-Apr-2014
"Lovely"
Score 4.0 / 5

We have come to Alexandria at different times of the year for different events. The town is lovely with many things to offer with tours. Walking or taking the trolley down old town streets is lovely no matter what time of year you visit. Enjoying sites along the water is lovely during the day and night.

Linda V., from 24-Jan-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Alexandria, VA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 13 reviews
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