Couples and Business Travelers
Posted Aug 13, 2016
My Wife and I had a very pleasant stay at the Lorien this past week. The hotel is located about a dozen blocks from the historic areas and waterfront attractions in Alexandria with shopping and restaurants of all styles in between. There is a free hop on, hop off trolley running from the Metro station about 3 blocks up, to the waterfront all day and into the evening. But timing is key with the Trolley and don't be surprised if a "full" trolley passes your stop during the peak times of the day! Overall I give this hotel 4 stars primarily due to a couple of things. The size of the "deluxe king suite" we had was very small, but still usable for a single or couple. The bathrooms were very spacious with a huge walk in shower, but the door to the bathroom was a big sliding glass door with large gaps when closed. Better not be too shy if sharing the room because you get very little privacy in there! Finally, no free internet? In this day and age, I would think free internet would be a given. Paying 12.95 a day for internet is very old school and something that could easily be provided complimentary. All this being said, this is a very nice hotel with polite and helpful staff and I would recommend it.