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Hotel Description

Motel near MGM National Harbor in Alexandria

City center stay

Your stay at this Old Town West motel places you within 3 miles (5 km) of Birchmere and Potomac River Waterfront Park. MGM National Harbor and Washington Monument are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Property Amenities

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-out. Luggage storage is also provided.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 25 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Towne Motel Alexandria ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Towne Motel Alexandria

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 25, 2019

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4 out of 5
Convenient location in Old Town with good restaurants nearby. Physical condition is old and tired but nice beds - linen is too small for the beds, which are comfortable. Overall a good low cost stay in a high priced location.

Posted by , from Oregon on Aug 23, 2018

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3 out of 5

Convenient and clean.

It's not the Mayflower but neither is the price. Seems to be clean, well located and great coffee in room

Posted by , from Jupiter, FL on Apr 30, 2016

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4 out of 5

Old town Alexandria VA

We needed a place to stay while doing business in DC and Alex. This motel has been around a long time but has been refurbished and offered free parking and free WiFi. We were pleased with the room, staff were very kind, we slept well and were glad to have a place for the night at such a reasonable price. Would stay here again.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015

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3 out of 5

National Archives trip

Pros: Close to Yellow line Metro station at Braddock road and low price.
Cons: They could slap on some paint on the outside and build a more ADA friendly ramp. This motel is not wheelchair friendly.
Location: If you have a car, obviously D.C. is quite accessible. There are movie theaters within a few miles and a nice park on the Potomac down the street.
I stayed at the Towne Motel in Alexandria Virginia for three weeks recently. My main concerns were low price and access to the Yellow line metro (I didn't have a car) that goes directly to the National Archives where I was doing research. This is not a fancy motel. The building and rooms are borderline shabby. They cleaned the room and made the beds every day, but if you're looking for a fancy, plush experience, this is not it. However, the motel is very inexpensive for the area. Better hotels nearby cost almost twice what I paid. A hotel/motel nearer to metro stations in Virginia can be three times that price. It was about a 15 minute walk to the Braddock Road metro station, where every morning I picked up the Yellow line train to the Archives. The access to the train worked great and over three weeks I saved hundreds of dollars on lodging. Within a few blocks is an upscale grocery story, a decent diner, and a Trader Joe's. The neighborhood is in transition socio-economically, but I never felt unsafe at night. The streets are filled with young couples and joggers well into the evening. Overall I would say if you aren't worried about luxury, you want to save money, and the location is convenient, go ahead and stay at the Towne Motel.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Oct 11, 2015

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3 out of 5

Good location if you can walk

Pros: Location and relative cost
Cons: Odor and exterior paint
Location: King street is a good walk or bus ride and that is the center of town, train to DC is about 6 blocks
The hotel would benefit from a coat of paint and the room had an odor that took getting used to, since we were only there at night the accommodations were not that important, location and cost were. It is about 6 blocks to the train station and the bus is on the same street. The neighborhood isn't as bad as it first appears. Room was clean enough and the staff was helpful.

Posted by , from Naples, FL on May 30, 2015

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3 out of 5

Basic hotel, good rate for the area

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
This is a clean, small motel near downtown Alexandria. The room was very basic, but totally fine to sleep in. WiFi access was eas and worked well. Had to ask for an iron and board, but the proprietor got one immediately. He was also very helpful with directions, and the rates were about a third of what I would have paid at the main hotels in Crystal City. Good deal for the money for the area, though still a bit high compared to non-DC areas.

Posted by , from San Francisco, CA on Apr 17, 2012

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4 out of 5

For the price I cannot complain

Pros: Close restaurants
For the price, I cannot complain. We stayed here our first night in Alexandria because the Monaco Hotel had no availability that evening. It was in walking distance of King street, which was our goal. The hotel is a bit dated and the exterior a bit frumpy, but clean and comfortable. You will need to bring your own shampoo however. The kind desk clerk did lend us some shampoo that another guest left behind and gave us several good eating recommendations. If I was in a similar situation in the future I would stay again but would investigate the Motel located 2 doors down the street. Not sure of their prices however.

Posted by , from USA on Apr 23, 2011

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4 out of 5

We wanted something reasonable near a metro line and got it.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, close to metro
Hotel was small but fitted our needs. Info from front desk helped us get where we wanted to go, without driving. There was a Starbucks and Chinese restaurant nearby which helped after touring all day, sometimes we were too tired to go out to dinner. There is no breakfast, no hair dryers and no coffee pot, but we didn't feel this was more important than location. There is a microwave and refrigerator, so when we ate out we could take leftovers home.

Posted by , from Louisville, KY on Apr 13, 2011

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4 out of 5

Tired exterior, good rooms, convenient, cheap for the area

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, good value for the money
Cons: wifi signal is weak in some areas, poor outside appearance
When you arrive at this motel, you think "OMG, where the heck did I decide to stay?" It looks so old and tired -- peeling paint everywhere -- that you expect that your room is going to look the same. In fact, the rooms are perfectly fine, probably renovated not too long ago, and very quiet. The location is convenient (if you're a good walker) to downtown Alexandria and the Blue/Yellow lines of the Metro. You're one station from National Airport, two from Crystal City, 3 from downtown DC. The manager was friendly and helpful, but sometimes you have to wait for him because he's the only person waiting on customers. Given the average costs of hotels in NoVa, this is a very good deal -- just don't be discouraged by the outside appearance of the place.

Posted by , from Austin, TX on Apr 13, 2011

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Property Features

Towne Motel Alexandria offers its guests express check-out. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. This Alexandria motel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 25 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking


  • Train station: Alexandria Station (2.5 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Metro station: Braddock Rd Station (0.9 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Towne Motel Alexandria offers 25 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Premium satellite television is provided. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. This Alexandria motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 7:00 AM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts debit cards, debit cards, debit cards, debit cards, and debit cards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, debit cards, and cash.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Extended parking fee: USD 10 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.