Alexandria, VA

Kimpton Lorien Hotel and Spa

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Peaceful spot near Washington, D.C.
  • It is the only hotel with a spa in Alexandria
  • The two restaurants are Zagat-recommended
  • Free extras include bike rental and evening wine hour

"Offers both luxury and relaxation" -- U.S. News & World Report

91% (45 Member Ratings)

"Quaint hotel in a great location..."
R Craig
Jul 06, 2015
Richmond, VA, United States


Map & Directions

The hotel is a 35-minute drive from Dulles International Airport and 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport. A taxi from the latter will cost around $30, or it is two stops on the Metro, which costs $3 each way. Valet parking is available at the hotel (extra charge applies). Electric and hybrid vehicles can be charged at the hotel for free, and there’s a discount for valet parking.

Rooms & Rates

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The boutique Lorien Hotel & Spa’s traditional feel perfectly matches its setting among red-brick houses on a quiet tree-lined street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

Downtown Washington, D.C., is 20 minutes away by train, and the King Street Metro station is only two blocks away. Borrow a free bike from the hotel and explore the 18-mile-long Mount Vernon Trail, which runs along the river. Be sure to return in time for the hotel’s complimentary evening wine hour in the lobby.

On-site dining includes Brabo -- a local favorite -- serving an American take on Belgian classics, and the more casual Tasting Room with an impressive beer selection, mussels and wood-fired tarts. You can also enjoy meals on the rooftop terrace, where there are fire pits for cooler evenings. There’s also the Butcher's Block, a gourmet market next door for freshly baked bread and meals to go.

Classically decorated rooms have big bathrooms and many feature a claw-foot tub or a rainfall shower. Thoughtful extras include telescopes, blankets and sleeping bags for stargazing on the balconies (some rooms only) and a Dream service menu to ensure a good night’s sleep.

The spa is petite but well-regarded, with his-and-hers steam rooms and a range of treatments. As the only hotel spa in the city it can be busy, so it’s best to book in advance. There’s also a 24-hour fitness room, equipped with a full range of machines and free weights.

Travelzoo Tip: Make sure you visit the Port City Brewing Company, a new craft brewery in town that offers tasting tours Wednesday through Sunday for $9 per person.

From the press:
  • "Request a street-facing room for picturesque views of tree-shaded sidewalks and wrought-iron gates" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "Specializing in American-inspired Belgian cuisine, Brabo delivers 'amazing food and service.'" -- Conde Nast Traveler



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under 17 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children up to 2 years old. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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45 Member Reviews
(91% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: Quaint hotel in a great location...
R Craig Jul 06, 2015 Richmond, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most: very classy hotel with a delightful wine happy hour..
Other Comments: the mattresses are too soft.
Frances Dec 30, 2013 Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very friendly and helpful staff.
Other Comments: Nice hotel even though the room was very small, it was clean and well-appointed. Nice shower area.
Alfred Dec 30, 2013 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location and the ambiance of the hotel.
Daniel Dec 28, 2013 LARCHMONT, New York, United States
Enjoyed Most: location and accomodations; wine hour was very nice too
Samone Dec 15, 2013 Quinton, Virginia, United States
Enjoyed Most: the large, open bathroom
Other Comments: the room design is very relaxing, with the large foyer, spa-like bath and clean-lined décor
Tammi Dec 01, 2013 Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Enjoyed Most: The location, ambience and front desk staff were great.
Other Comments: We will definitely visit again when the weather is a little warmer.
Melanie Dec 01, 2013 Laurel, Maryland, United States
Enjoyed Most: All Kimpton hotels are wonderful. Upscale at great value, hip yet friendly, and sincerely pet-friendly. The Lorien is one of the best hotels in the DC area, offering both convenience and total relaxation. The staff is very friendly and always there to help. The rooms are large, clean and very nicely appointed. The location is ideal, offering the laid-back comfort of Old Town Alexandria and the ability to hop on the Metro and be in downtown DC in less than 10 minutes. A true 5-star experience at The Lorien!
Michael Oct 21, 2013 Richmond, Virginia, United States
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful room and great service.
Other Comments: Robes in rooms really need to be replaced. Old and ragged.
INGRID Sep 03, 2013 COLUMBIA, Maryland, United States
Enjoyed Most: Very friendly staff, very clean, great ambiance.
Other Comments: Air conditioning in room did not work very well, however we've stayed at the hotel on previous occasions and have never had an issue with room temperature. Might have just been the room we received.
Virginia Sep 01, 2013 Alexandria, Virginia, United States

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