Won this hotel for $55 for a stay July 1-4 2006. Very easy to reach from King St. metro station. Exit the metro on the side facing the bus stops and cross King St. at the crosswalk. Turn left and walk towards Joe Theisman's restaurant, then right onto Daingerfeld Rd. then two blocks to the hotel. Parking is $15/day which we avoided by leaving our car at a metro station--free parking on weekends and federal holidays! Early checkin was no problem and we were given a one bedroom suite on the 8th floor. Very nice room--small kitchen area with fridge/freezer with icemaker, two burner stove, microwave oven, 12 cup coffeemaker, and dishwasher. Small packets of tea, coffee, popcorn, and dishwashing detergent were provided. There is free high speed internet in the rooms. Our queen bed had no bedspread, just a bedscarf in a pretty red and gold pattern. Bed had plenty of pillows (5) and a comforter with a subtle white on white striped design. There was extra bedding in the closet for the sofa bed. My only complaint was the skimpy dresser space. The four drawer dresser under the TV was the only thing for clothes besides the closet. Plenty of cable channels--ESPN, HBO, CNN. The hotel will also shop for you with the only charge being for the groceries which are added to your room bill. There is a Whole Foods only a block away and a Trader Joe's in Old Town. Housekeeping was a little TOO efficient, ha ha. I had set aside some newspapers (hotel gets quite a few-- USA Today, Washington Post, Washington Times, and a local Alexandria paper all free in the lobby) and plastic bottles to recycle and when we came back from breakfast housekeeping had taken them all away and loaded and run the dishwasher with two glasses we had used for water the previous evening. There is a very nice hot breakfast--make your own waffles, sausage, scrambled eggs, tortillas and salsa for wraps, french toast (avoid), cereal, yogurt, cut up melons, bagels, hot chocolate, tea, juices, and one of those coffee maker gizmos for flavored coffee that you just load with a sealed packet. The workout room on the second floor had treadmills, bikes, and free weights. There is also a four foot deep indoor pool. The one time we went to peek the lifeguard was on a break and so the door was locked. There is also a guest laundry. The only problem we had was NOT the hotel's fault. Sunday night Alexandrua got hit by a very heavy thunderstorm and about an hour after it ended the power went out in a two block square that included our hotel and didn't come back on until Monday night around 11pm. There was lighting in the hallways and one of the three elevators kept running but other than that no power. Still, there was plenty of hot water and the hotel staff did the best they could and cheerfully. They rolled out a continental breakfast and for the evening reception (free beer, wine, or soda with a limit of two alcoholic drinks per guest and a free light meal) they made up ham sandwiches on different rolls and laid out cheese, chips, tomatoes, and salad with two types of dressing. I think one family checked out early but heard other guests commenting how they appreciated how the staff were carrying on the best they could. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to Old Town and the metro station which we never used. I enjoyed our stay and I feel this hotel offers a great value.