We enjoyed a weekend getaway at the Hotel Indigo. The hotel is new and very pretty, with nice design touches throughout. Staff was friendly and eager to help, from valet to front desk to the excellent bar and hostess staff in their restaurant, Hummingbird.
Just a couple of things that I wanted to mention as possible issues when considering where to book: parking here is $35 a day, with in and out privileges and a great valet staff. However, directly across the street is a parking garage charging $7 flat rate per day. So if you are parking once and walking around Old Town for your stay, that may be worth checking out.
Secondly, we paid extra for a river view room. And we could indeed see the river, which was pretty. As long as we stood back from the window and looked straight ahead, the view was worth it. However, the up close view looks down on very ugly construction parking and excavation, and at eye level is a large set of utility lines and eyesore transformers. So unless you truly hate to look at brick buildings or trees, I would say not worth the extra charge.
Finally, when you first walk in, the Hotel Indigo smells wonderful. Over time, you either don't notice the scent at all anymore (I would guess this is most people) or if you are scent-sensitive, you realize they diffuse it everywhere. It is especially strong in the elevators, but also noticeable in the guest room, mostly in the bathroom. This is the only reason I would hesitate to stay here again. Strong fragrance tends to set off my sinuses, and I know others are sensitive as well, so I am mentioning it.
More good things - the Hotel is set away from the busy tourist areas, but is only a five minute walk to everything. It was nice and quiet without being too far away. It happened to be freezing the weekend we were there, but I could see that it would be lovely to sit out on the deck area in nicer weather. Housekeeping was great - the room was super clean and the bed had a new pillow-top Sealy mattress that was very comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Each Hotel Indigo® property is uniquely designed to reflect the culture, character and history of the surrounding neighborhood. Nestled on the shores of one of the busiest ports in America, Hotel Indigo® Old Town Alexandria is a charming enclave of colonial treasures and historic waterfront architecture. Between Old Town’s iconic cobblestones to the north and the Potomac’s storied banks to the east, our boutique hotel showcases the neighborhood’s dynamic allure. Traces of Alexandria’s colonial past are evident throughout the hotel, but the story got subterranean when crews unearthed a 50-foot vessel during construction. According to archaeologists, the ship was abandoned in the late 18th century and served as a crucial part of the process responsible for extending the waterfront. Take in views of the river from our guest rooms or from the restaurant overlooking the water, then head out to explore the quaint streets of Alexandria, once home to George Washington, Robert E. Lee and Jim Morrison. Just minutes away from the Ronald Reagan National Airport and the Interstate-495, the Hotel Indigo® Old Town Alexandria is in the center of all the local action while still featuring convenient access to D.C. and beyond. ... more less
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