BEST WESTERN Hotel Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir,  Alexandria

3.5/5  - based on 256 guest reviews.
8751 Richmond Highway, 22309-4223, Alexandria, United States - See map
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  • Air conditioning
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A great hotel near Fort Belvoir needs to be affordable, spacious and have the best service and quality in the DC area, which is exactly what our Alexandria hotel delivers. Our hotel near old town Alexandria offers a great price, an unbeatable location and a complimentary hot breakfast. Start your morning right with a delicious, daily buffet of sizzling hot waffles, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage or bacon, a choice of hot and cold cereals, breakfast pastries and breads and yogurt. Chilled juices and 100% Arabica coffee complete the meal. This hotel near Washington DC puts guests close to the best attractions of the city. Mount Vernon Estates, Fort Belvoir, old town and of course the numerous sites in Washington DC are only a few minutes away. If you're looking for a great value in a hotel near Alexandria, VA, we deliver. From sightseeing to visiting one of the many local universities, location is key. A number of business travelers also depend on our Alexandria hotel. With friendly service and quiet, well-appointed rooms, we make it easy for business guests to get the job done. A few of our regular guests are employees of the Inova® Hospital, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Harley-Davidson®, Costco® and Cooper Industries. Jacobs® Engineering, Siemens, and General Dynamics also regularly send workers to our Alexandria hotel. With an unbeatable location, knowledgeable staff members and the best of DC right outside the doorstep, there's no better place to stay in Alexandria. We know that you have a choice when it comes to hotels. That's why our guests are always our top priority. We value service, quality and location to ensure a fun and easy stay for all guests. Book your upcoming stay at convenient BEST WESTERN Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir for a great trip! Enjoy your stay.

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BEST WESTERN Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir,Alexandria
  • 5
    « Best stay »

    Other than a few noisy neighbors, this is the best hotel for the price. Good continental breakfast and friendly staff. The one I'm in has a kitchen and a king bed, though if you prefer respectful neighbors, ask for a room not on the main floor. Or seek resolution from the front desk.

    « Great deal »

    Very clean room, looked recently redone. Comfortable bed. Refrigerate, microwave and coffee pot in room. Nice breakfast and very nice staff. The location was great for us. Close to VA atttractions as well as DC.

    « Horrible experience »

    My daughter stayed two nights during a field trip to DC. Three rooms of kids had bed bugs. Security is lacking, a stranger in a hoodie tried to get into my daughter's room along with other kids' rooms.

    « Stayed overnight before the Auto-Train »

    We were greeted by a witch! (It was Halloween, after all!). Rooms were clean, as was the bathroom. We were close enough to the Auto-Train; got there with no problem. Bathroom was also clean (very important to me). Breakfast was a standard BW breakfast-very big room, lots of seats! When we checked out we mentioned we were travelling on the Auto-Train and Stacey gave us lots of tips! He worked on the train for 10 years! I will review the train as well, so look at that if you're going to FL with a car.

    « Stacey was awesome! »

    Stayed one night (October 26) to visit George Washington's Mount Vernon the next day, before flying out of Dulles Very convenient, inexpensive, and room was great. More noteworthy was the front desk staff, especially Stacey. What a guy! So personable, interested in our trip, and fun to chat with! Kudos to BW for a great hire!

    « Excellent location Excellent service staff »

    Excellent location on the main road. The area has a shopping center when needed to buy food or other things. Excellent service staff employees are polite and nice Great breakfast, great variety of goods Large room Great value

    « Enjoyable stay »

    Breakfast buffet was above average! Quality ingredients and preparation. Perusian chicken restaurant next door was recommended by staff and is very good, plus is walking distance, requiring no more driving after a day of travel.

    « OK for the price but becoming dated. »

    We stayed here in 2013 or 2014. Decided to do so again this October 2016. The price is good and the included breakfast very good with lots of choice including biscuits and gravy, waffles, corn beef hash, and potatoes. The place is becoming a bit dated. Musty smell when we entered our king room which later dissipated. The room doors are loud when closing and we were awakened a couple of times with people coming and going. There was light from the hallway showing around the door. Service was good and check in very quick as we pre-booked. Stayed three nights. Parking and wifi free. There were no problems. The total was $226 for three nights. Best price in the area and about 7 miles from old town Alexandria. Numerous restaurants in the immediate vicinity. If remodeled we would stay again.

    « Great place to stay, very economical »

    Would not say no frills but had added value. Room was kinda basic but clean, flat screen, plenty of channels, micro, fridge and a REALLY comfy bed. Brekky OK (free), basic but re-stocked regularly. Within walking distance (like minutes) McD's, Subway, Dominos but first and foremost you HAVE TO TRY the Peruvian chicken spot right next door to the right when you walk out of the hotel...EXCEPTIONAL taste that makes you forget about the simplicity of the restaurant itself and it if very affordable as well (called El Pollo or something like that). Location for shopping is great if you have a car. Plenty of stores nearby (including SafeWay, Walmart, Target, etc and a few malls). Metro to get into DC is about a 15-20 min drive depending which station you prefer. The hotel was quiet, safe and plenty of well lit parking. One BIG suggestion for the hotel. Add some benches and ashtrays outside for us smokers (even by the front corners of the building, away from the entrance or in that little grassy area opposite of the entrance, by the shuttle bus) and one on either side of the entry for those that just want to sit outside resting after a long day of sightseeing. There is NOWHERE to sit outside currently and it would not cost much to do this upgrade! Overall, I'd give the hotel 4 out of 5 based on it's affordability. They lost 1/2 star for no benches (see above) and another 1/2 for no restaurant/bar on site. Keep in mind, I have stayed in many 5+ star hotels before and am rating based on 'bang-for-the-buck'. If and when I come back to the area (quite a few things I did not have time to do/see), I leave a note to front desk...fluff up my pillows 'cause I'll be back!

    « Repairs »

    Hotel needs repairs water leak is in ceiling and i heard a crackling noise when i turned on the bathroom light scary. Some of the air conditioning units do not work on high. Staff is wonderful, but the hotel needs repairs and sprayed for spiders. They gave me another room 137 was in need of repairs.

  • 5
    « Very nice place to stay! »

    This hotel was very nice and clean with a friendly staff. It had an excellent hot breakfast selection. When we checked out, Stacey (the gentleman at the desk) was extremely helpful in directing us to Mount Vernon and even provided us with a map and discount coupons.

    « No frills stay:) »

    Liked how clean and simple the room was. Plenty of clean linen too. Great hotel for business travelers. However, it's on the highway, so not much to do around here. They don't have room service, so meals can be an issue.

    « good value »

    Spent Saturday night with three girlfriends for a Girl's weekend. We had connecting rooms. The desk clerk greeted us with a hearty welcome every time we entered the lobby. There was a problem with the lock on one connecting door but the maintenance man arrived promptly and made the repair. The rooms were basic and clean. The bathroom was large with good water pressure. The ac worked well. One of the rooms was missing pictures on the wall.The hot breakfast buffet was nicely done with fluffy biscuits, sausage gravy, link sausage, yummy scrambled eggs, potatoes, "make your own waffles" with all the toppings and add ins, pastries, breads, cereals, hb eggs, yogurt, fruit, juices, etc. (everything one could want for breakfast).

    « Nice stay »

    The staff was friendly and made the step pleasurable. The room was very clean and comfortable. The location was excellent because it allowed me to do some shopping without leaving the area. I would strongly recommend this hotel for any family traveling.

    « stay at best western mt vernon »

    I have stayed at Best western Mt vernon a number of times in the last 4 years.The location and service is very good.I plan on staying at the Best Western Mt.Vernon every time i come to the Mt.Vernon area to visit friends

    « Best Western Stay »

    Highly recommend this hotel for a good, clean place to sleep while you visit the area. The room had a microwave, refrigerator, the breakfast was awesome. Room was a very nice size, as was the bathroom. It was perfect for a place to stay while we were visiting family.

    « Clean, comfortable, and convenient. »

    A nice hotel for a very good nightly rate. Located along a stretch of road with convenience stores, fast food, gas, and other common facilities. The room was clean and comfortable with a refrigerator and coffee maker. My only negative comment would be that the lighting in the room was somewhat dim, but adequate. Located close to Mount Vernon and Alexandria. I would stay here again if I am ever brought back to this region.

    « Vacation »

    From the moment we stepped into the hotel until we left the hotel we were made to feel at home. The whole staff was friendly and helpful. The front desk people answered every question we had about Washington DC and the surrounding area. The complimentary breakfast was great every morning. The housekeeping staff did a great job every day. I would say the best experience I have ever had staying staying at a hotel. Great job guys!!!????

    « Bad Beds »

    We checked into this hotel about 5:30 pm. Check in was quick and easy, the clerk was friendly and helpful. The rate for our stay was about $123. Our room, 135, had all new furnishings except for the beds. The beds sagged about 3 inches in the middle. We woke up the next morning with sore bodies. A couple of good things about our room: it was off the street so we didn't hear noise and the water pressure in the shower was great. Breakfast the next morning was a disappointment - microwaved fake scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy and potatoes, NO meat at all. We'll avoid this hotel if we're in the area again.

    « Location, Location, Location! »

    When visiting Mt. Vernon, this hotel is an excellent choice. It is one of the closest to the historic home of George and Martha Washington, yet is also near the historic district of Alexandria, VA. It is clean and well-appointed, includes breakfast, and has very comfortable rooms. I would definitely stay here again when in the area.

  • 5
    « Excellent customer service on phone! »

    I have not stayed here yet but made an online reservation and just called the hotel to discuss logistics. The phone was answered quickly and the gentleman spent a good deal of time explaining options to get into DC, the closest metro station, the routes to take and availability of parking. This was very helpful in planning our trip. Looking forward to our stay.

    « Ms. Hampton »

    Stacy and the staff were extremely helpful in making our stay enjoyable. Breakfast was great with so many options to choose from. I will definitely stay there again the next time I visit the DC area. The bus stopped near the hotel and it took us to the Metro where we were able to go everywhere. Great job Best Western Staff!

    « We scored!!! »

    We stayed at the hotel as we visited the beautiful Mt. Vernon. The hotel receptionist was friendly and changed our room from the 4th to the 1st floor for our ease of logistics. The hotel is attractive and our king size bed was clean and attractive. The area has shopping close by and a variety of places to eat. The breakfast includes eggs, sausage, fruit, breads, cereals, and yogurt. We will stay here again.

    « Nice place - Needs updating »

    The overall cleanliness of the hotel was good. Unfortunately the rooms could use some updating. The highlight is the hot breakfast buffet available every morning. We stayed there while we were visiting the Washington DC attractions. A little ride to DC, but worth it considering the price per night.

    « Our room had a BAD musty-moldy odor »

    Thank goodness we only stayed here 1 night. Upon opening the door to our room we all smelled the musky odor. We should have gone back to the front desk to request a different room. Our mistake. The bathroom had what appeared to be mold in the shower and towards the ceiling. It was late so we hit the sack. I had to put a towel and washcloth over my pillow because of the smell. Needless to say none of us sleep great. The hotel was otherwise fine. Again our mistake for not telling the front desk about the problem. Check your room before unpacking!!

    « Better than expected »

    When another hotel in the area didn't actually make my reservation I ended up at this Best Western as it was the only hotel in the area with vacancies. The overall appearance of the hotel was somewhat drab and dingy, it felt dirty but that may have just been the dim lighting as there no bad smells. My room was nice, nothing special but everything was clean and there were plenty of cable channels on TV. Free internet is provided, but it was so slow it may be better to not have it. The only off bit in the room was the rod for the shower curtain appeared to have been broken off and refastened, but at an angle so the curtain would slide to the center of the rod and allow water to pour out on the bathroom floor while the shower was running. There was a free coffee machine in the lobby, easy to grab a cup on the way by. The free breakfast was also better than expected. More than a few choices with some healthier options than what I normally see.

    « Mount Vernon/DC TRIP »

    The hotel was fantastic! Room was comfy and clean. Breakfast was delicious and free coffee all day was a huge bonus as a coffee lover. The hotel was a few miles from metro station, so travel into DC was easy. Lots of shopping and eating choices are near. I highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again.

    « It was ok »

    We stayed one evening. The room seemed clean. Plenty of towels. Free WiFi. Breakfast was adequate. We asked to cancel our second evening, and they did so without charging us to do it, which was very much appreciated. It was located close to Mt. Vernon, and it was adequate for our needs.

    « You get what you pay for »

    Good rate; below average hotel. Dirty and overcrowded -- not a pleasant experience. Used by local contractors during construction, the parking lot was filled with large work vehicles that took up all the best spots. The only alternative was to park in the dark back near the dumpsters with dining raccoons -- creepy! The refrigerator in my room had enough dust on top to write my name. Outdated and old.

    « Overnight stay »

    Excellent and thrifty for a brief stay. The staff was friendly, efficient, and professional. The manager went out of his way to assist us. We will stay there again. The location is especially good for a visit to Fort Belvoir.

  • 4
    « The Way To Do D.C. »

    Excellent location for planning a visit to D.C. Just outside of the city business for a more reasonable nightly rate. Staff is terrific with all of the helpful information needed to purchase bus passes to the city, discount coupons, and touring information. Walking distance to a McDonalds restaurant and bus stop. Ask for Stacie.

    « Can't be beat for price and proximity to Mt. Vernon »

    The BW Mt. Vernon is a great place to stay if visiting Mt. Vernon, like we did. It is under 10 minutes from Mt. Vernon. The rooms are very clean and the breakfast is plentiful and quite good. The beds are very comfortable. The staff are friendly and genuinely interested in helping you. Just an FYI - there are no restaurants beyond the type of a Subway or or McDonald's within walking distance. There is a nice enough Chinese place, called Peking Duck, that has decent food and a dinner with cocktails about a mile down the road. That's it. If you're there primarily to see Mt. Vernon, I highly recommend this BW. There is a Peruvian place next store with delicious roasted chicken and sides that you can take out if you like.


    I was in Alexandria, Va. for the Landmark Advanced class. I booked a room (and yes the cheapest I could find) for the night of June 23rd. When I arrived I found out you get what you pay for. I'll save the rest of that story for the review I am going to write about them. But to make a long story short there was no way I was going to stay there. So I find myself without lodging. By luck just down the road was the Best Western. When I arrived I was greeted by Martha at the front desk. She understand my dilemma and put my worries to rest. She gave me a wonderful room at a very good rate (that included a great buffet breakfast). Her spirit and professionalism was incredible and rare. Thank you Martha for all of your help and for caring. You turned what was becoming an awful day into a great one.

    « My stay was very nice. Room & bkfst are OK. Staff was very nice. »

    I booked last minute via Once I was there I decided to stay a few extra days since I was fascinated by Wahington. Stacey was extremely helpful in arranging a new room and find a very good price. I was totally unfamiliar with the area and the location of the hotel was somewhat further from Washington than I thought (or hoped). ( Ca 1 hour travelling time). However it worked out all right.

    « Work »

    Beds are very comfortable,parking is not that great. Breakfast is average eggs potatoes but never no meat ,coffee is OK.maid service is OK staff is very nice .They only have one washer and dryer.i would stay again the rooms are very clean

    « Have a class on how to answer a phone!!! »

    My experience with this place fell short before it even started. I called with a question about transportation for the area.(7:00am on 6/16/16) And this is how the conversation went. The person that answers the phone mumbles something, not even sure what he was saying. I said excuse me. He mumbles his greeting (???) again. I then say excuse me but I didn't catch your name. Then all of a sudden he gets his voice and snaps at me and says THAT'S BECAUSE I DIDN'T GIVE IT TO YOU!!! So I replied and said, "Well, to whomever I'm speaking to, good morning. I did have a question about your hotel that I needed to book for 6/20/16, but you are very rude, and I will take my business elsewhere. Then I hung up and called another place to stay. So I'm writing this review in a room at your competition. I'll be here for the week, let me know if you can use someone to teach a class in phone etiquette. To those people looking for a place to stay, in my opinion if they're snapping at you over the phone you can only imagine what they would be like in person!!! I choose to go elsewhere.

    « For the price, not bad... »

    For the price (in the area...) it was not a bad place to stay, however, it could use a serious upgrade. The room was decent...the staff exceptionally friendly...typical free buffet/waffle maker. However, the Internet service was exceptionally horrendous! Yes, you could connect but I'm talking a quick minute and then down. Be prepared to use your phone as a hotspot! If you are on a budget you could do worst...

    « Last minute find »

    We looked for hotels everywhere and found this one at the last minute when we arrived the front desk attendant was extremely helpful considering I made the reservations for the wrong day. He managed to get our family into a spacious and clean suite with a sofa bed for the kids and a king size bed for the adults, the kitchenette was a plus. He also helped us find and make reservations for the following days at a nearby hotel to enjoy and continue on with the rest of our vacation. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

    « Just okay »

    The hotel is just okay. It seems all the hotels in the area are asking about this price or more, so they can get away with overcharging. The computer and printer in the lobby are nice. The lounge chair in the room is nice. The breakfast is okay. The bathroom is old & needs a facelift. There's rust on the ceiling, and under the sink has weird stains that I can't identify. I would try one of the other hotels next time we're in the area.

    « Much better than expected »

    I'm not certain why, but this Best Western was rated 2 stars when I went searching. We decided to stay regardless since it was close to where we wanted to visit (close is good in the DC area) and it was only two nights. Room was spotless. Bed was the usual Best Western comfort (and the pillows were decent -- I always bring my own). The staff was friendly and efficient. The first night, there was a group of school girls in the rooms around us and I wasn't certain the hallway would ever be quiet. I called the desk. The very understanding and pleasant woman asked me to give them 10 minutes and if things hadn't settled, she would move us. Good.. They did quiet, we didn't move. Perfect. One of the best aspects was that the walls seemed soundproof. Once the "ladies" were in there rooms, we didn't hear a peep ... and I'm certain that the noise continued unabated for a considerable time. We will stay here again.

  • 4
    « Decent place to stay »

    This hotel is in a safe location and about a 15 minute drive to a metro station. The lobby and rooms were clean and fairly comfortable, although the hotel keeps the lobby and hallway areas very cold. I had requested a top floor room, but when I checked in, they gave me a second floor room instead. I asked if there was anything on the 4th floor, and he scanned the computer for two seconds before telling me no. I found out later this wasn't true at all. I had family members staying at the hotel who checked in after I did, and never requested the 4th floor, but got rooms up there anyway (they had the same room type I did). Unfortunately, the clerk just wasn't very helpful. Anyway, we stayed two nights and it was fine overall. The first night was surprisingly quiet, but the second night our neighbors were loud. Wi-fi connection was very good. The sheets on the bed are thin, so I would have liked a thicker blanket, but at least the bed and pillows were comfortable. Breakfast was okay on the first day, and better on the second. Like any hotel offering breakfast, they had plenty of carb-related foods to go around, but not much for protein. They only had eggs one day (which quickly ran out); thankfully they had both eggs and sausage the next day. The attendant was working hard to replenish the food and it looked difficult to me because of the large number of people having breakfast. Overall, I would stay here again. I was thinking of staying at a higher-priced hotel down the road, but it wouldn't have been worth the extra cost. This hotel is a pretty good value.

    « Fabulous location and comfort »

    Loved this hotel's comfy bed, great breakfast selections and location to historic Mt. Vernon. We came here because it was a short drive from Reagan National Airport. The room was lovely. We really felt at home!

    « Will Be Back »

    Best Western was perfect for our needs. Located near Old Alexandria and close to metros to DC, with a car, we were able to get around efficiently. We were able to park our car easily each night, found our room clean, received extra towels when needed, and more. Internet was slow and we would have to consistently reconnect, but other than that, we greatly enjoyed our stay and will be back.

    « Great value for your money »

    Nice clean hotel, a little far from downtown DC. About 15 minutes to Huntington Metro Station, and about 25 minutes to Washington Reagan airport. A few restaurants nearby, within 10 minutes driving distance.

    « Good Stay »

    We found ourselves having to unexpectedly stay two extra nights in Virginia. This hotel was accommodating, clean, comfortable and friendly. Hot water was amazing. Breakfast was ok, got us through the morning.

    « Nice, clean, and quiet »

    Nice stay. Room was not one hundred percent perfect, but was clean and quiet. There was a large school group there (three busses) but it was still very quiet. I had a problem with the first set of keys to the room, but the staff fixed it right away

    « Clean & Nice for an Overnight or Two »

    We chose this hotel over the Potomac Mills location because it was so near to Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighy House at Woodlawn, it had a fridge and microwave, and was close to DC for a play we were attending. We were not disappointed. It was very clean. The room has attractive appointments, including a nice arm chair, a wonderfully large fridge, a microwave, attractive art, and a very comfortable bed & pillows. We really liked that the rooms do not face the road so they are quiet. Breakfast is definitely better than the average hotel of this level...warm cooked items of good quality in addition to the usual carb-fest of pastries, cereal, bagels, waffles, etc.. There is a casual Peruvian Chicken restaurant next door that is delicious. The staff was friendly and appeared to be very hard working. Overall we were happy we had stayed here for the trip we had planned.

    « Hotel »

    We really enjoyed our stay at your hotel. It was very convenient. I needed an early check in at 630am which no other hotel could do, and they were able to accommodate me with it. I will be staying here again.

    « Great Hotel »

    While going up to see my brother and wife on several trips. He has passed from Agent Orange cancer. This hotel is the best in the area for comfort, cleanliness and staff. We used to go to other hotels, trying to save some money. This place is the best, will continue to stay when we are up there again.

    « A very good choice for us »

    This hotel is very close to Washington's home in Mt. Vernon. And is also close to the Metro stations to go into D.C. The room was very nice with large bathroom. Not fancy but clean and comfortable. It is on a busy street but very low noise level. Great large breakfast room downstairs with excellent free hot breakfast. The front desk staff was great with suggestions for restaurants and directions to metro stations and into D.C. The price was very reasonable, especially for the area.

  • 5
    « stay »

    hotel is located close to whatever i needed to see and do.easy access to whole area.My stays at this best western has always been very good.I have stayed there at least 8 times in the last few years.i have enjoyed my stay at this best western.

    « Trip »

    The hotel is in a nice place and easy to get to. Plenty of shops/stores just encase you forgot something. I do not recommend the breakfast but to go out and enjoy one of the other local places. If I come back I will definitely consider staying here again. This place was close to Washington and the Cherry Blossoms were amazing to see. Well ok, so was the rest of Washington.

    « Disappointment »

    Staff seems unprofessional. You can't understand them when they mumble their greeting when they answer the phone. When you complain, there's a defensive response but no apology. The rooms are VERY old. The person I traveled with said there was no hot water after one of us took a quick shower. The covers on the bed are very thin. When we went for the free breakfast, there's no meat (bacon or sausage) to go with eggs or waffles. They kept emphasizing free parking. What motel doesn't have free parking? I've been traveling my entire life. When I give my credit card info, I have NEVER been charged for the room before I even arrived. However, I do realize a hold can be put on my account. PLUS and additional $25 which I have to wait up to 5 business days before my account is credited?! Really? If I don't follow your rules, THEN you charge me, but not before. it was a very unpleasant experience overall. Maybe there'll be renovations soon and they'll get new management.

    « How the Best Western Was One »

    Okay, there are basically two types of travelers. The first type likes opulence, pampering and AAAA, Diamond, super plus amenities. The second type expects a clean room and a cool bed to lay their heads. We all adjust these two expectations based on budget and reason for traveling. This property fits in to the clean room and cool bed end of the spectrum. The pluses that push it beyond mere bare bones are: Refrigerators in each room. Microwaves in each room. A full breakfast buffet offering a different egg product each day with potatoes biscuits and a meat product. Waffle maker. Above average coffee and a variety of pastry, breads, cereals. The rooms where clean. The staff was friendly. The beds where comfortable. My room was quiet. My only criticism is that the garbage was consistently over flowing in the lobby by the coffee maker. Not a good look. Not a sign of a caring, attentive staff which wasn't how I would categorize my personal interaction with the staff. The overflowing garbage was below them. Also, there was some obvious bad water damage in one of the bathrooms. There's a few properties close by and many in the area. I see no reason to visit any other property

    « Nothing more than the basics »

    This place wasn't horrible, but wasn't exceptional. Pillows were hard...idk why that sticks out. Breakfast buffet could be better, but it'll do for a free breakfast. The staff were ok. There was nvr a sense of urgency with anything. The was a big coffee spill, and it stayed there for a good ten minutes before anyone got to it. This was while 80 kids were loading on to a bus. So the hallway was really busy. I told the front desk incase they didn't know, and they did they just didnt get around to it yet. Idk safety would've been my concern. I don't usually care about the ice machine, but the ppl I was with did. They only have one on the lower level. Some ppl saw that as super inconvenient. Not too bad, but not the best.

    « Excellent Stay »

    Have stayed here on previous occasions and have alwaysd been pleased with our stay. Rooms clean and pleasant, excellent breakfast offered, friendly helpful staff. Internet seems a bit slow but a pleasant place to stay and will definitely stay on our next trip to Alexandria

    « Why I Stay @ Best Western Mt. Vernon »

    I found the accommodations to be most satisfactory & pleasant. Breakfast is included as part of the stay which is a nice add-on to have, it just makes things easier. This hotel is across the street from a shopping center with both a Family Dollar and a thrift store which makes for happy shopping. And, two doors down from the hotel is the city bus stop for a bus that travels into Olde Towne. The fare is $1.80, remember exact change; or, leave a tip as driver does not give change. It takes 30-40 min. for the bus to arrive at the end of the route which is @ the King St./Amtrak/Metro/Free King St. Trolley stop in Olde Towne. Using the bus does eliminate the need to find & pay for parking. During the week, the bus does run fairly frequently, no long waits. Also the Peruvian Chicken Restaurant-Take-Out place right next door to Best Western is a really good place to eat; also, not expensive.

    « Excellent Value Hotel for Business or Pleasure »

    This is a busy hotel with business and site seeing travelers using the facility. Mount Vernon is very close to this hotel and as such many school trip buses use this facility. The hotel was quiet despite the children arriving late at night. Hotel rooms are clean, well designed and quiet. Bedding was above the norm for this type hotel and staff was very helpful. The breakfast was reasonable with only one critique of the equipment used to maintain the oatmeal being a bit out dated and not as hot as it should. The rest of the equipment kept the hot food hot.

    « Great rate, great hotel »

    This hotel was in a good location. Very helpful staff. Great hotel for a very good rate. The rooms were very quiet even with a group of middle school student staying in the hotel. It was only 6 miles from a Metro with a lot of parking.

    « A nice BW but a very busy road! »

    Check in was fine but one of the receptionists was on training which slowed it down a little. Room was very comfortable as was the bed. Desk chair was faulty and would not stay at the right level. Bathroom, shower etc were fine. Room had a safe, fridge and microwave. We were heading south and it took a while to make the left turn and in the morning we headed north to avoid a long delay!! A Peruvian chicken restaurant next door and a McDonalds next to that were the closest eating options. Breakfast room was in the basement and a little hard to find. Not a huge selection but liked the chopped fruit, yogurt and raisin bran. Would stay her again.

  • 4
    « Great location for visiting Fort Belvoir »

    This hotel offered us the best price, location and highest ratings of the hotels in our budget near Fort Belvoir. We found the facility to be clean and comfortable. It is also very convenient to many other area attractions such as Mount Vernon, the lovely and historic home of George Washington, the Franconia/ Springfield Metro station and picturesque town of Alexandria.

    « Visiting Fort Belvoir »

    The Best Western Ft. Belvoir was perfect for our visit to the area. It was very convenient to the base and was not extraordinary but since we were not spending much time at the hotel that was just fine. It was very economical and overall a good value. We would stay there again.

    « Washington DC visit »

    Hotel and room clean and welcoming. Desk staff were very helpful recommending travel to DC as we did not wish to drive in. Ten minute drive to a Metro station with park and ride (free to park at weekends). Good breakfast with selection of hot food. Plenty of restaurants and fast food close to hotel. Would stay here again.

    « They did a great job once again »

    This is the second time we stayed at this inn to visit family. Knowing they had the best breakfast you could want last time and the great price we tried them again. Everything was great and the breakfast was super. We ate five breakfasts and they had something different each day. That is now our hotel when we can't stay with the son and daughter-in-law and grandkids. A hot tub would be great but then we would have to find time to use it.

    « Great Place to stay »

    This is one of the best hotels I my wife and I have stayed at. The room was extremely clean. Bed linens were clean no spots. Rug was very clean as well as the bathroom. The only complaint that I would have is the it took over three minutes for the hot water to get to the room. They should have a circulating pump installed on each floor. The breakfast bar had different items on different days. Plenty to eat standard hotel breakfast. Our room was on the front of hotel on second floor facing route one. Surprising the noise level of traffic was a ZERO. Great place

    « Good value »

    For the price, good value. Hotel was very quite and clean and room was comfortable. 24 hour coffee/ tea and free breakfast in the morning. Only bad thing was the beverage vending machine needed to be filled, it was empty. Maid was efficient in stocking towels.

    « Room filled with cigarette smoke »

    Room and hotel smelled of cigarette smoke talked to front desk but they did not seem to care, i set a 10 am wake up call and they called me at 8 am, there were other people at the front desk that also complained about the smoke, the front desk did not seem to care. I wont be back nor will i refer anyone

    « Hotel Stay »

    The staff had good customer service. The room was clean. The toilet leaked, it was reported but was not fixed while we stayed there. The breakfast was not very good. This hotel was still a good value compared to the cost of others in the area.

    « Room was comfortable »

    Though the hotel building is rather dated and lacks charm (it is, after all, a simple motel building designed for the age of automobiles), the room was comfortable for a lone traveler. I appreciated having wi-fi and a comfortable chair to sit in. The only drawback was noise; it was very quiet during the night but come morning and the garbage trucks arrived just outside my window, then the food service truck (whose driver had a loud conversation with someone outside my window) and the room cleaning staff had loud conversations up and down the hallway. For the area, the AARP rate was very good.

    « comfortable bed, but hotel outdated »

    The hotel acceptable. The bed was quite comfortable. But it is older & in need of refreshing. I have seen several reviews that said the hotel is not clean. That was generally not my experience - however, when something is older, it can seem dirty even when it isn't. It was mostly clean. There was a little mildew on the shower handle - but it was inside the plastic & could never have been removed - that's what I mean about when things are older. I requested a quiet room & was initially given a room right next to a fire door that banged - so they relocated me. Breakfast was OK - nothing to write home about, but fine.

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    « stay at bestwestern. »

    My stay was very good.will stay at best western again the spring of 2016.,and again in fall of 2016.I like the location of the motel it is close to every thing i want to visit.It is close to family and friends,and is not to far to travel to sights.

    « Has it all »

    Great location near Mount Vernon and DC. Staff goes above and beyond to assist you! Very friendly and patient and they have helpful handouts of information. Excellent hot breakfast with hash browns, eggs, pancakes, sausage and all the other usual items. All this for a great price.

    « Nice hotel near DC »

    We had to make reservations at this inn because all were full it was a nice surprise the rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable Staff were friendly and helpful we enjoyed our stay and slept well we will return

    « Only when nothing else is available »

    You get what you pay for. Nothing else. I had asked three different desk staff (upon arrival, the next morning, and again at checkout) to arrange transportation to the airport. I "bummed" a ride with a local to the airport.

    « A stop on the way home »

    We stopped in this Best Western on our way home from visiting friends in Western Maryland...we wanted to spend the night in Alexandria and had a great time. The room suited our needs and did not pay a tourist price for it. Having a leisurely breakfast before starting our day was perfect.

    « Questionable! »

    Stayed two nights this past week. Location was great...very close to Mt. Vernon. However the hotel needs a serious remodel...dirty entrance; dirty halls; dirty elevator; dirty breakfast room (especially the metal trash container - looked like it had not been cleaned in weeks); ragged shower curtain. Just an overall appearance of being unclean. A/C unit was very loud...disrupted sleep...did not report to management. Staff was helpful.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: I-495. Take Exit 1 and travel Route 1 South for seven and a half miles. The BEST WESTERN Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir is located on the left. ·From: I-95. Head north, take Exit 161 and travel Route 1 North for 12 miles. The BEST WESTERN Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir is located on the right.