Choice Hotels in Alexandria

by Jane Ellis

Alexandria is a Virginia city that sits right across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and is also close to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, making it a good alternative for travelers looking for accommodations that may be cheaper than comparable D.C. hotels. In addition, four metro stops link Alexandria to the nation's capital. Travelers who enjoy the Choice Hotels International brand of hotels will be happy to know that there are four locations available in Alexandria.

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Comfort Inn--Van Dorn Street

This 169-room Comfort Inn is only four miles from National Harbor, Washington D.C.'s 300-acre waterfront entertainment and dining destination, and only nine miles from the D.C. National Mall area. Additionally, this hotel provides a free shuttle service to the Van Dorn Metro station, free parking--which is important as D.C.-area hotels often charge--and a complimentary breakfast. Rooms have refrigerators and microwaves, and the hotel features an on-site cafe. This Comfort Inn is also a pet friendly hotel.

Quality Inn Mount Vernon

The pet-friendly Quality Inn Mount Vernon is located about four miles from George Washington’s historic estate Mount Vernon, making it a good choice for travelers who plan on visiting this popular tourist attraction. Its location at 7212 Richmond Highway is about eight miles from D.C. and about three miles from the nearest metro station. The Quality Inn Mount Vernon features free parking and a free continental breakfast. All of the 89 rooms have refrigerators and microwaves, and there is a restaurant located across the street. The Quality Inn Mount Vernon does not have an elevator.

Comfort Inn Landmark

While the Comfort Inn Landmark is not in Old Town Alexandria, it is located only about three miles from this historic waterfront neighborhood. Known for its early-American architecture, brick sidewalks, and cobblestone streets, Old Town Alexandria is also home to many trendy restaurants and shops. Some of the amenities the Comfort Inn provides include free shuttle service to the Van Dorn Metro station, free parking, and a coupon towards breakfast in the attached restaurant. It is also walking distance to other dining establishments. This Comfort Inn is about 10 miles from D.C.

Quality Inn & Suites Near Ft. Belvoir

This Quality Inn & Suites, which is located at 8849 Richmond Highway, is only a half mile from Ft. Belvoir a good choice of lodging for anyone who has business at the army installation or is visiting someone there. This hotel is about 14 miles from D.C. and seven miles from the charms of Old Town Alexandria. The Quality Inn offers a free continental breakfast and free parking. It is also pet friendly.