Are you visiting the DC or Northern Virginia area soon and looking for stylish hotel accommodations? Come see us in Alexandria, Virginia! Did you know Condé Nest Traveler readers included Alexandria among the best cities in the United States in 2021? More than 800,000 people voted in the survey this year, and Alexandria placed at #3 in the top 10 list published in early October. At MAXIM Hair Restoration, we are extremely proud of this new accolade for our city, and we’re just as thrilled to share this list of the best boutique hotels in Alexandria, Virginia, just minutes away from our Virginia location.
The George of Old Town
You must come check out The George of Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia. This hotel is located in the renovated home of George Washington, originally built in 1815 at 506 Cameron St.
The owners of this historic location decided to keep the original walls and fireplace in the kitchen, which according to some reviewers is a must-see in Alexandria! Martha Peterson spearheaded the renovation first-hand with her son. She and her husband purchased it thinking they would flip the property. Martha led the design, which combines modernity with a historic feel. A few guests of the hotel have commented on the gorgeous decor inside the property in their reviews.
There’s a common dining room, an outdoor patio, and other lounge areas throughout the home. If you’re traveling with a large group, it’s possible to rent out the entire 6,000-square-foot townhouse! On the other hand, if your travel experience is more private, choose from one of eight suites. The George Washington and the Thomas Jefferson, are two-room suites accommodating up to four people, while the rest are one-room suites. Each one is named after an American former president hailing from Virginia and features a private bathroom, unique layout, and modern furniture.
If your significant other is with you, we recommend the James Monroe suite on the second floor. The suite’s large bathroom has a shower-tub combo and a king-sized bed for you both to relax in. Pricing per night at The George of Old Town begins at $148. Check out the website for more details on how to book your stay.
Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
This hotel champions a stress-free, Saturday state of mind every day. So, it’s no surprise to us that the digital media site U.S. News & World Report rated the Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa as the #1 Best Hotel in Alexandria this year. The hotel website invites you to unwind in their urban retreat. With French cuisine and a spa on the premises, guest rooms with beautiful windows that let tons of light in, and a beautiful entrance courtyard, how could you not?
One important detail to remember is that the Brasserie, part of the hotel’s restaurant, BRABO, is open for limited hours during breakfast and dinner on weekdays, with no dinner service on Mondays. Expect to spend between $15 and $25 per person on breakfast, and between $35 and $70 on dinner, depending on plate size and whether you include a cocktail. They serve brunch and dinner on weekends. Brabo’s casual dining Tasting Room has been closed until further notice due to the pandemic, so you’ll need to plan lunch away from the hotel.
Check the restaurant’s website and ask before booking for any updates regarding the restaurant if the ability to dine while at a hotel is a deal-breaker for you. Also, visit the hotel website to book and find out about other amenities, like their fitness room! Find Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa at 1600 King St in Alexandria.
At Maxim Hair Restoration, we love The Alexandrian because it is a pet-friendly establishment! Now if you’re coming in from out of the area to visit our hair restoration clinic, you won’t have to leave your furry pal behind! There are so many perfect opportunities for you to relax and have fun with your furry pal during your stay, and The Alexandrian makes pampering your pet even easier, with luxury pet-friendly amenities such as in-room food and water bowls, assorted treats and toys, a doggie bed, and a curated dog park list!
Go ahead and ask Fido if you can bring your significant other along to your getaway in Alexandria; we’re sure he won’t mind. This way you’ll all enjoy a relaxing stay in the #3 city in the country. U.S. News & World Report also recently featured The Alexandrian in a 21 Top Things to Do in Virginia article. It is an Autograph Collection Hotel, a collection of premium, independently-managed properties that provide Mariott Bonvoy benefits. So, you get the best of both worlds: a unique boutique hotel experience, backed by years of internationally-renowned know-how and a hotel network’s rewards.
Find The Alexandrian at 480 King St. in Old Town Alexandria. Check out photos of their beautiful guest rooms, suites, and common areas as well as information about the on-site restaurant, King & Rye, on their website.
Bonus: Yours Truly of DC
If you’ve scheduled your free consultation with us and already have plans to be in the area, you may also want to take some time to check out Yours Truly of DC. Sure, it’s not in Alexandria, but boy will you like this colorful boutique hotel. It will be worth the drive. Guests rave about the friendly hotel staff and the eats at Mercy Me, the hotel’s South-American-fare-inspired restaurant. Yours Truly has also set up some interesting collabs with a local barber (check out groomguy on Instagram!) and an art gallery. Find more information on the Yours Truly website.
Well, there you have it! What did you think of this eclectic list of boutique hotels in Alexandria? We hope you liked them all, and that you’ll consider supporting one of these local gems when in the area. If you have any questions or think we should have included any other properties in Alexandria here, please don’t hesitate to contact us!