SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 28, 2012 10:44 ET

Alexandria Courtyard by Marriott Moves Up in TripAdvisor® Rankings

Up From 38th, Hotel Now 4th Out of 50 Alexandria Accommodations

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2012) -    Scenery, history, and a contemporary lifestyle all come together in exciting Alexandria, Virginia -- so the bar is set pretty high for local hotels and resorts. From location and customer service to in-room amenities and local insight, visitors and guests have come to expect the best. The Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South is proud, then, to be ranked the #4 hotel (out of 50) in the area by TripAdvisor® users.

TripAdvisor® features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more. As number four among Alexandria hotels, the Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South is one of the most popular choices for visitors of historic Alexandria, the Pentagon, and nearby Washington, D.C. Comments and reviews of the hotel contributing to its #4 ranking included "Great stay; great staff," "consistently excellent hotel," and "the best experience ever!"

With unique programs and activities as well as exceptional accommodations and service, the staff of this jewel among Pentagon hotels has worked hard to earn these accolades. Among the hotels in Alexandria, VA, only the Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South offers a Director of Fun Events, who oversees all kids' activities at the hotel, including kids-only pool time, coloring, scavenger hunts, and board games. The hotel also hosted a Mother's Day celebration, a Summer Kickoff Picnic, and an ice cream social.

The Courtyard is situated close to lots of family fun. Shirlington Village (http://villageatshirlington.com/), home to a number of vibrant restaurants, stores, and a movie theater, is less than a five minute drive away. Old Town Alexandria, which is located on the Potomac River, is a 10-minute drive away. Old Town is a family favorite, full of Alexandria VA restaurants, ice cream stores, retail stores and a number of historic sites. Old Town is also a departing point for a number of riverboat companies offering cruises along the Potomac River into DC or across the river to the National Harbor in nearby Maryland.

When it comes to hotel deals, Alexandria, VA's Courtyard has to plenty to offer. To see more or book a stay, guests are invited to visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-deals/wasps-courtyard-alexandria-pentagon-south/.

About the Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South

Guests are invited to experience one of the finest Alexandria, VA, hotels in the Washington, D.C. area at Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South, located in close proximity to the Pentagon, new BRAC/DOD government office, White House, United States Capitol building and all the famous monuments and museums. This conveniently located property features 196 well-appointed guest rooms and 7 spacious suites on 11 floors, plus five meeting rooms for a total of 2,125 square feet of meeting space -- making this hotel a popular choice among wedding venues in Alexandria and Washington, DC.

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