The owner was responsive and pleasant when I contacted him with questions. I was traveling for business, so I stayed here alone. Although it was more space and amenities than I really needed, it was a better price than nearby hotel rooms and so much nicer! It was a pleasant one block walk to the convention center, and a safe and easy walk to the shops and restaurants on the waterfront as well. I took a short shuttle ride across the river to Old Town Alexandria to the Metro station, and also picked up the bus right out front to the nearby outlet mall. The whole area was very nice, a destination in itself. I immediately starting thinking about coming back with my family, and this would be my first choice of places to stay.