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"Perfect for my vacation!"
The Kimpton Lorien was perfect for my vacation getaway with my fiancee. The hotel was in a convenient location in Old Town, right next to fantastic restaurants and shopping. Our room was simple but clean. I wish the room had been a little more decorated but I was satisfied with my experience. There was complimentary tea in the morning and wine in the evening. I found the staff to be perfectly helpful. I would stay at the Lorien for my next visit.
"Nice simple hotel"
The hotel's decor is not mind blowing but it was a nice, clean hotel. The courtyard seems nice but it was too cold to be outside. They have complimentary tea/coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. The Wi-Fi was decent. Our room on the 6th floor was spacious and quiet. The valet parking is $30/day but at check-in the lady gave us other garage options (we ended up using the valet anyway). I used the gym which was a typical hotel gym with some cardio machines, free weights and one of those 4-in-1 machines. Everyone was very courteous and helpful.
"Great Stay, Nice Hotel, Not A Lot Of Frills"
Stayed for just one night in a terrace suite. The room was well appointed and the bed comfortable. The only gripe about the room was, oddly enough, the placement of the toilet paper holder, which was so close as to make using the toilet uncomfortable. The hotel doesn't have a fitness facility or pool, which is kind of a bummer.
"Lots of thoughtful extras"
Loved our recent stay at the Lorien! The staff really went out of their way to make us feel welcome and it was the perfect location for a much needed getaway. Our deluxe king room was spacious and very comfortable. The decor was simple and unremarkable, which is quite unusual for Kimpton whose Monaco and Palomar brands are very bold and modern. Given that the Lorien is a spa, the simple whites and blues were very appropriate, though. And the views more than made up for the understated decor! We were given a lovely corner room with beautiful views of the courtyard and King street. Windows made up two full walls and there was lots of natural light (but the blackout curtains ensured our sleep was unaffected). The walk-in shower was huge and the bath products were very high quality. Every staff member we encountered had a warm and genuine smile - even the valet, who was working in single digit temperatures! About an hour after we checked in, the front desk staff sent a complimentary bottle of wine and charcuterie plate to our room. I had shared that this trip was a very badly needed getaway and that simple gesture really made me feel welcome and appreciated. This may have been my first stay at the Lorien, but it certainly won't be my last! It definitely provides the above and beyond service that Kimpton's are know for!
After having stayed at other Kimpton locations in Alexandria for years, I recently made a return visit to the Lorien and was pleased. As an inner circle member I received an upgrade to a large suite. Though both the bedroom and living room had televisions, we found the signal in the living room to be poor, often giving us an error message. We were also unable to connect to the Internet on any of our devices. We called the front desk to let them know, but it was never corrected and we received no follow up. Despite the technological issues, we enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and large with a very nice bathroom. With the other Kimptons in Alexandria being sold, the Lorien will become my go to in the area.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM