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Reviewed 2 August 2017

The only thing missing was fridge and microwave from rooms.
The room was decent size, the bathroom creeped me out, the floors are old and it's the nature of the beast. Just wear slippers or shoes from bed to bathroom. Took a while to hookup dvd player and after finding dirty coffee maker in our room, we just skipped it. didn't get the breakfast, but went to store down street. parking is free and great place for middle ground for touring.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Wil L, General Manager at Old Colony Inn Alexandria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hello TCProfiler,

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. While I’m happy you enjoyed the size of our room, I’m sorry to see our bathroom floor was a concern, however, I assure you there is nothing to worry about. I hope your recent experience doesn’t deter you from returning. I’m happy to discuss your stay in more detail; please feel free to reach out to me.

Respectfully,

Wil Laura

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I read some of the reviews about this hotel and was a bit concerned with the latest negative ones. Nevertheless, we decided to stay there since it offered things we wanted—a centrally located hotel in a quiet, safe location, and one that was not overly expensive.—even with a $10 parking fee. We were not disappointed.

No, there are no elevators although there are people available to carry your luggage if you need help. We stayed on the second floor. The room was quiet and clean. The furniture was quite acceptable. The bathroom was spic and span.

Old Colony is a comfortable, somewhat sedate hotel, not for people who are bent on a good time who are perhaps a bit raucous. Its decor bespeaks that of an earlier time when good taste rather than a flashy appearance was the norm.

We found the front desk people to be friendly and courteous and pleased to give us advice about what to see and what to do. In conclusion, (and this is from a “picky” reviewer), the Old Colony is a value priced hotel located in the Old Town section of Alexandria, close to tons of restaurants.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Wil L, General Manager at Old Colony Inn Alexandria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hello 565NYMan565,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us and the trip advisory community. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel well suited for your needs and expectations. We look forward welcoming you back the next time you’re in the Alexandria area; our team loves seeing a familiar face return.

Kindest Regards,

Wil Laura

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

A hotel that has potential, Colonial style, needs to be remolded, it would be a great place, nice location but terrible room, no elevator for those that are mobily challenged, mold/mildew bathroom, dirty towels, dirty carpet, broken TV remotes, under staffed that night,
family was very unsatisfied. However, the front desk staff was very nice to us in trying to accommodate. Managers/Owners need to remodel be cause it could be a nice place to stay.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Wil L, General Manager at Old Colony Inn Alexandria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hello Ghana R,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I’m sorry your family wasn’t satisfied with our hotel. We strive to ensure our guests have the very best experience and are very sorry we failed to meet your expectations. We understand we’re not the newest hotel in the area but put great effort into ensuring our hotel is clean and our service is top notch. Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss your stay in further detail. I’ll make sure your lasting impression of us is a pleasant one.

Respectfully,

Wil Laura
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

This motel needs to be shut down and remodeled! It was probably one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed at but as nothing else was available, we didn't have any other choices. We booked with Booking.com and I find that when you use one of these sites, you get the worst room in the whole place. We were given the "handicapped" room. Oddly, it had a bathtub that a handicapped person could probably not utilize. Sheets and towels were thread bare. The bathroom was a disaster - water damaged ceiling over the shower, a sink so small that very few items could be placed on it and dirty floor. The toilet paper holder was falling out of the wall and hanging loose. They offer a free breakfast downstairs yet their elevator to that floor was broken, so again, if you are wheelchair bound - forget it. You are not getting down there. This place was so dismal and dreary that if we could have left and gone elsewhere, we would have. It cost us over $200.00 for this experience. The closet was the size of a 2x4 - ridiculous! It had a king bed in the room with broken down furniture and no night table or lamp on one side of the bed. I had to use the desk chair as my table. Just a depressing and dreary experience that I'd like to forget. The A/C unit barely worked.

Room Tip: Stay at another hotel!!!
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Wil L, General Manager at Old Colony Inn Alexandria, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017


Hello Gaye F,

Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. From the entire hotel family, I want to apologize that you felt your stay with us was unsatisfactory. Please note, we value all our guests equally and do not pick and choose which rooms our guests are checked into based on what website they book from. I’m sorry you felt the closets were too small and our furniture lacking. Due to ADA requirements, we have to sacrifice a little room and furniture for an oversized bathroom. Once again, we apologize for the inconvenience.

Respectfully,

Wil Laura

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Clean rooms, great service, free shuttle service and breakfast, reasonably priced and close to Old Town Alexandria. Noticed that shuttle drivers did not have Bluetooth in the van or on cell phone. Hands-free devices are legally mandated. Adopting this technology would demonstrate compliance with the law and dedication to public safety.

Room Tip: No elevator two-story building. Two covered parking areas. Old world charm and hospitality.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Wil L, General Manager at Old Colony Inn Alexandria, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Greetings Designerpromo!

Thank you for staying with us. We’re thrilled you had such a great weekend with us and enjoyed our clean room, complimentary amenities, and hospitality the team offered. With regards to use of cell phones by our drivers, it is not illegal to speak on the phone without a hands-free device while driving in Virginia however, this is the law in DC and Maryland. We thank you for your concern and assure you, our drivers only use their cell phones to communicate guest pick up locations while parked. We are considering the purchase of hands-free devices as resources become available.

Kindest Regards,

Wil Laura

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