2-in-1 Travel Cheats: Top Hotels for Budget Vacations to Alexandria and Washington, D.C.


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Visiting the United States capital might be a little expensive if you plan on staying in the heart of Washington, D.C. A way to save on your travel and add new sights and charm to your trip is to opt for a stay in Alexandria. From Old Town to West End, from King Street and Del Ray boutiques to all the major attractions in the nation’s capital, Alexandria is an amazing budget option. To save even more on Alexandria hotels, try visiting in the winter or summer to avoid the peaks in spring and autumn. To help you better plan your trip, here are the top hotels for your two-in-one Alexandria and Washington, D.C. vacation:

Budget Stay in the Business District

If you’re mixing business with pleasure, then Holiday Inn Alexandria – Carlyle is a great choice for you. Close to Alexandria’s business district, this pet-friendly hotel also neighbors tourist attractions such as the Smithsonian Museum, many government buildings, and only a short trip from the city’s Old Town where you can enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment. The hotel also offers room with mini-fridges and microwave ovens, which make it perfect for a longer stay or when you just want to get your own meal ready and not dine out.

Cheap Option for Long-term Travel

As the name says, Extended Stay America – Alexandria – Eisenhower Ave. It is designed for longer stays as all of the rooms feature fully equipped kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, and microwave ovens. Wi-Fi is available in every room as well as a free “grab and go” breakfast. Your pets are also welcome, so bring them along if you have no one to leave them with.

Boutique Hotel in Alexandria’s Historical Center

If you want to stay in the heart of culture and history and enjoy upscale services, then Hotel Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, is your best choice. This boutique hotel offers luxury linens and bath toiletries, gourmet and organic treats when you dine, in-room yoga mats to keep you active, and free Wi-Fi to keep you connected. This pet-friendly hotel knows how to spoil furry friends with in-room beds, toys, and food and water bowls. It even offers a companion gold-fish that you can request when feeling lonely on a solo trip. To stay fit, visit the hotel’s guest pool and fitness center.

Quality Budget Stay Near all Major Attractions

If your plan includes visits to Washington, D.C. attractions, try out Quality Inn and Suites near Ft. Belvoir. While in Alexandria, just off Richmond Highway, it is less than a mile from Woodlawn Grand Mansion and Pope-Leighey House. JFK Center, Mount Vernon, and the Potomac Mills Shopping Center are also within easy reach.

Budget-friendly Stay in the Heart of Old Town

With vibrant King Street Neighborhood for its home, the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel is a budget-friendly option you must explore. Offering pet-friendly, comfortable, and well-equipped rooms, along with free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a fitness center, this hotel is just what you need to explore the city’s Old Town.