The Westin Alexandria

400 Courthouse Sq | Alexandria, VA 22314-5700  [SEE MAP]Alexandria, VA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Guests praise the hotel's free shuttle service and well-appointed rooms
Some cite service and Wi-Fi issues
The Westin Alexandria's indoor pool caters to families and leisure travelers, while its business center and on-site meeting facilities make it a great choice for business travelers, too. Although some guests note that the hotel's somewhat remote location – a half-mile walk to the King Street and Eisenhower Avenue metro stations – is a downside for sightseers, others say the complimentary shuttle along with the affordable room rates and hospitable staff more than compensate for this slight drawback. The Westin Alexandria also offers Trademark Drink and Eat, a modern restaurant and bar that serves up American fare and craft cocktails. The biggest complaints for recent guests were the slow Wi-Fi service and the poor front desk and housekeeping service, but on a better note, past visitors enjoyed the signature Westin amenities, including custom Heavenly Beds and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. Plus if you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can earn freebies by choosing to stay here.
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Location
Alexandria, VA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Hotel, 319 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Traditional, Modern
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

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Decorated in blues, wood tones, and imported Jerusalem stone, the lobby and public areas have something of a Frank Lloyd Wright feel. Most of the rooms have fantastic views of the George Washington Masonic Temple and Federal Courthouse.

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Opposite the U.S. Courthouse in the Carlyle development of Old Town, this full-service hotel offers upscale public areas and well-appointed guest rooms. Each room is equipped with a flat-panel TV, large work desk, comfortable chair and upgraded bedding.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 959 have reviewed the The Westin Alexandria, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 959 reviews 4.0 (based on 959 reviews)

Guest Rooms

After completing a renovation in 2016, guest rooms and suites at The Westin Alexandria feature modern decor in shades of beige, blue, gray and brown. All rooms offer Westin Heavenly Beds, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, oversized desks and coffee makers. Bathrooms have White Tea by Westin bath amenities, makeup mirrors and bathrobes.
  • In-room Wi-Fi costs $9.95 per day; free for Starwood Preferred Guest members
  • WestinWORKOUT Rooms with treadmills or stationary bikes, plus yoga mats and fitness DVDs available
  • Some rooms offer views of the George Washington Masonic Memorial

Standard room size377-388 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Westin Alexandria is located in the Carlyle neighborhood, an area of new development that is adjacent to Old Town. Situated near the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Federal Courthouse and several association and government headquarters, the hotel is slightly removed from tourist attractions but close to public transportation. There are many shops and restaurants within walking distance.
  • Free shuttle service within 2 miles of property; no airport shuttle available
  • King Street metro station (Blue and Yellow lines) is a half-mile northeast of hotel; Eisenhower Avenue metro station (Yellow Line) is a half-mile southwest of hotel
  • Located about 4 miles south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport; 32 miles southeast of Dulles International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($30)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The hotel's on-site restaurant, Trademark Drink and Eat, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring a comfortable neighborhood bar setting, the restaurant serves American cuisine and drinks prepared by expert mixologists.? The brand's specialty menus, such as The Westin Eat Wll Menu for Kids and the SuperFoodsRX menu, are also offered on-site.
  • Property has a Starbucks
  • Room service offered 24 hours a day

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The hotel has an indoor heated pool and a whirlpool, both of which are surrounded by chairs and chaise lounges. The pool is large enough to swim laps and has a maximum depth of 4 feet.
  • Whirlpool available for guests ages 16 and older
  • Open Monday through Friday between 4 and 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Guests younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult in pool area
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

    Services offered:

    • Massage
    • Facial
    • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
    • Salon services
    • Outdoor treatment area
    • Steam room
    • Sauna

    Kids

    The Westin Alexandria offers family-friendly accommodations with spacious rooms and an indoor pool. However, guests 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the pool. Children also receive a special greeting at check-in.
    • Cribs and rollaways available
    • Hotel offers the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    The Westin Alexandria has an on-site fitness center with Life Fitness cardio machines and free weights. The hotel also provides customized running maps for the area.
    • Westin Workout Gear Lending Program offers loaner fitness apparel and shoes for $5
    • Guests can request a room with a treadmill or stationary bike, along with a yoga mat and other fitness accessories
    • Fitness center open 24 hours a day
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

    Business

    The Westin Alexandria has 20,000 square feet of event space available, including a 7,901-square-foot ballroom with space for up to 1,139 attendees for receptions. The hotel participates in the brand's Tangent at Westin program, which offers flexible work spaces, televisions, printers and free Wi-Fi access for small groups.
    • Event planner available to manage details from catering to technology
    • On-site business center open 24 hours a day

    Number of meeting rooms14

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Pets

    The Westin Alexandria welcomes dogs that weigh up to 40 pounds. There is no extra fee, but guests are required to sign a waiver at check-in. Dogs cannot be left unattended in guest rooms at any time.
    • No breed restrictions
    • In-room pet amenities are not offered at this hotel
    • Pets allowed (free)
    • Dog walking
    • Pet-sitting

    Wedding

    The Westin Alexandria has a large ballroom and other event spaces to host wedding ceremonies and receptions. The largest space is the Edison Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 1,139 people for receptions or up to 660 guests for banquets. Smaller ceremonies and receptions can take place in the Wright Room and the Hopkins Room.
    • Culinary team prepares menus on-site
    • Wedding packages offered
    • Complimentary wedding night room accommodations for the bride and groom

    Maximum wedding guest capacity1139

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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