Luxurious, yet charming, this 4-star boutique hotel sits in Old Town Alexandria, with shopping and historic sites just a short way away
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Just 8 miles south of our nation’s capital, Alexandria is a town full of history that predates the Revolutionary War. One of the best places to feel this history is in the neighborhood of Old Town, where you’ll find cobblestone streets, historic buildings, and this top-secret 4-star hotel. The boutique hotel carries on the city’s old-timey charm thanks to its historic building—which dates back to the Civil War—but it still retains a vibrant, modern touch, thanks to its elegant décor and modern amenities.
Situated about 8 miles south of Washington, DC, on the banks of the Potomac River, Alexandria was once the home of some of America’s most legendary figures. In Old Town Alexandria, the city’s official historic district, George Washington surveyed his troops from the door of Gadsby’s Tavern. Years later, a young Robert E. Lee attended Christ Church, a Georgian-style church built in 1773 that still hosts services today. Today, guided walking tours pass by both of these landmarks, as well as a dozen other historic sites and museums. These tours head down brick sidewalks lined with more than 2,000 buildings that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. And the city seamlessly merges the past with the present—it’s the kind of town with horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets.
To see even more of the city, hop on the Free King Street Trolley. The trolley runs every 15 minutes, stopping at 20 cultural and historic attractions. Along the way, you can stop at the salmon-colored Athenaeum, a 19th-century building that’s currently an art museum, or learn about old herbal remedies at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, a medical-remedies store from 1796. Hop off at the Potomac River waterfront, where you can walk along the hiking and biking trails that line the river.
From Alexandria, you can easily get to many of Washington, DC’s best attractions via the King Street Blue Line Metro station, which stops at Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums along the National Mall, and the Washington Monument. The mall stretches 2.5 miles east from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol Building on the other end. Across the Tidal Basin, stop in to see the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, which features a series of waterfalls, sculptures, and inspiring quotes from the 32nd president. To avoid crowds, tour the monuments after dusk, when they’re lit up.