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Quaint old seaport section of Alexandria on the National Register of Historic Places.
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Lively area with a lot of weekend activity. Nice variety of restaurants and pubs. Easy walking and a nice view of DC from the waterfront area.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Deb M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia - Alexandria is a quaint historic town in Northern Virginia just on the other side of the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Dating back to 1749, Alexandria’s riverfront was an important colonial port during the colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War periods....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Old Towne is a great place to spend time. The restaurants are diverse and delightful. The shops are unique. The waterfront is under renovation and it will be great. There's always something to do or see in the area. The Torpedo Factory is great if...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vince C
Reviewed 3 days ago

There are so many things to see in Washington DC...the Smithsonians, the monuments, the Capitol, the White House, Ford's Theater, The Mall. Just outside of DC, and a quick subway ride on the Blue or Yellow Line, is Old Town Alexandria. It's famed King Street...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stayed at Alexandrian. The Hotel is great with an awesome bar. Old Town this time of year is magic, not crowded and truly enjoyable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank michaelkU8134NO
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Old Town is a great walking experience, fun shops great food and a wonderful people watching venue! King Street is the main thoroughfare but don’t be afraid to get a couple blocks off it! A couple favorite places like Bilbo Baggins, Myron Mixons, La Portas...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scott T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Old town is full of historic homes, quaint shops, excellent restaurants, an arts center (The Torpedo Factory -- go to learn the history), parks and a chance to take a cruise on the Potomac River. On weekends you may find an acapella group or a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank alexswinn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed walking up and down King street, there is alot of unique shops and some great places to dine. There is a free trolley that goes up and down the street and stop at stops every 15 min. It was a great place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank atrainhansonn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our walking tour went through the streets of Old Town. I learned a lot about Revolutionary times and Civil War times. Alexandria was an important location during both of these eras.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank runinCO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small historic town but compared to Washington DC a bit boring. It is, however a bit less hectic and nice for a stroll. It seems to be VERY tourist oriented and was quiet when we were there but I suspect it may...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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November 28, 2018|
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Response from RoamWithRobin | Reviewed this property |
There are several places up and down the street. It parks at the east end and then stops at different corners. I picked up s bunch of people in front of my hotel also.
Lynn P
June 15, 2018|
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Response from 525angiem | Reviewed this property |
We saw a couple of parking lots but were bused in. Sorry I know that’s not a lot of help. We also saw lots of cars parked on the streets.
May 6, 2017|
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Response from SculptableDesign | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Monaco is wonderfully classic and quaint! They also have an attached restaurant with a stellar menu and elite customer service. Definitely my recommendation!!