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4.5
Very Good 1443 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Walking distance from the area’s best boutiques and antiques stores
  • As with all Kimpton properties, there's a evening wine reception ?
  • A pet-friendly property
  • Unique Vicente Wolf design and artwork

What To Know

  • D.C. is a 15-minute drive or Metro ride away
  • Not a nightlife-heavy area
  • The spa is small — book early to get a reservation

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Classic American good looks, modern styling and two restaurants, just 15 minutes from Washington D.C.

The Look

Masterminded by modern design marvel Vicente Wolf, Lorien Hotel & Spa combines awesome amenities — aromatherapy on demand, two dining outlets by Robert Wiedmaier and a spa that uses only Kerstin Florian products — with parent company Kimpton’s signature irreverence. Classic American touches, such as warm brick walls, are accented by mod furniture and crisp blue, gray and white decor.

Bed and Bath

Each of the hotel’s 107 rooms and suites features an oversize shower and an uber-comfortable bed. Guestrooms can be on the small side, but visitors who want more space can book one of the suites, which feature such classic hotel amenities as clawfoot tubs. If you’re looking for quirky extras or just crave homey touches, use the unique “Dreams” menu (basically a private concierge), which can hook you up with what you want. Guests have requested everything from telescopes to sleeping bags for a night under the stars.

Beyond

The Lorien has plenty of on-site perks worth exploring. Sip a glass of the house wine before ordering a pan of mussels (the house speciality) at the Tasting Room, the hotel’s casual dining outlet. For a more formal experience, Brabo brings together traditional Belgian cuisine and contemporary styles to create an award-winning meal. Step outside and you’re just seconds from the area’s best shopping and dining; you’ll find an array of boutiques and restaurants along King Street. And if you take the Metro or a taxi, you can be in D.C. in 15 minutes.

In the Area

Lorien is located on King Street, Old Town’s prime shopping area. Turn right out of the hotel entrance and you’ll find most of the shops, but don’t be afraid to check out the side streets, too. And the country’s third-oldest historic district has some great finds for pickers and antiques hunters. One of the city’s best bars, PX, is just a short walk from the hotel. Look for the blue light above Eamonn’s and prepare yourself for hand-crafted creations with house-made bitters and tonic.

How to Get There

Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa
1600 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1443 Reviews
Superlative service and comfort
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have loved Kimpton hotels for years --- their excellent service, unique and interesting decor, extra-level of comfort and cleanliness --- and The Lorian fully meets expectations in every catagory. It is a chic, and up-to-date hotel that provides exceptional service. We were welcomed by friendly, helpful staff who asked repeatedly what they could do to make our stay special. Our room (suite) was perfectly quiet, fresh and comfortable and impeccably clean. Breakfast at the pleasant hotel cafe was great, and the complementary wine offered in the hotel lobby,5:00-6:00 pm, is obviously much appreciated and enjoyed by everyone.
Special thanks to Stephane and Ien.

Nice room and good service
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed at this hotel recently. I enjoyed the room . It was spacious and comfortable but the temp was hard to regulate. Could have been the time of year.

Good service in the hotel and the adjoining restaurant. Would consider again in the future.

Fabulous Hotel in Charming Alexandria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This dog friendly hotel is beautiful & located in Old Town Alexandria. The hotel is boutique style & the staff was amazing! They are dog friendly & welcome your pooch with treats & a dog bed. They have a complimentary happy hour from 5-6, great way to mingle with other guests. Their restaurant, The Tasting Room, has a cozy, open kitchen feel, with wine flights & food was very good. This hotel gets a "10". Thank you Kimpton for a fabulous stay, will be
back very soon!

Staff was exceptional
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was lucky to have a brief trip with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. The hotel is exceptional with a great wine hour. The staff went out of their way to make our stay exceptional with numerous small touches to help us celebrate. Highly recommend this hotel.

1st Class Service at 1st Class Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience was terrific from the minute we checked in until we checked out. The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming. The person at the front desk heard us discussing that it was our daughters 30th birthday and the next thing you know we had complimentary champagne and snacks delivered to our beautiful room. I could not recommend this hotel any stronger. It is in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and walking distance to many shops and restaurants.