Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Old Town Alexandria
Charming, colonial-style furnishings adorn the condos and common areas of the Wyndham Old Town Alexandria. The hotel is just a mile down the road from Old Town Alexandria, a historic district set along the Potomac River. Guests can easily access Old Town's gourmet restaurants, art galleries, and history museums via the free King Street Trolley. For those looking to visit Washington, DC, the King Street Metro station is just across the street from the hotel.
- Within walking distance: The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
- One-bedroom condos feature queen-size sleeper sofas, TVs with DVD players, and mini kitchens with microwaves and cookware. Some units have refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, and stoves.
- Book an excursion at the onsite tour desk.
- Hotel amenities: fitness center, game room, laundry facilities, free garage parking, and free WiFi
Alexandria, Virginia: Stomping Grounds for Historic Icons near Washington, DC
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 structure built in 1773 that still hosts services today. Guided walking tours go past both of these landmarks, as well as a dozen other historic sites and museums. The city's brick sidewalks are lined with more than 2,000 buildings that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
To see even more of the city, hop on the Free King Street Trolley, which stops at 20 cultural and historic attractions. You can peruse the art collection at the salmon-colored Athenaeum or learn about old herbal remedies at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum. Hop off at the Potomac River waterfront to access hiking and biking trails.
From Alexandria, you can easily get to many of Washington, DC’s best attractions via the King Street Blue Line Metro station, where you can board trains to 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.