Visit Alexandria

Convention center
Guest Rooms4,970
Guest rooms at 1 hotel325 guest rooms
Special event venues21
Average room rate$201.50
Daily food cost$71.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate13.5%

Visit Alexandria


Why Choose Alexandria?

Looking for the perfect location for you next small to mid-size meeting DC meeting? On the waterfront within eyesight of Washington, D.C. and National Harbor, find a magical place where authentic history and urban sophistication unite; where trendy restaurants, independent art galleries, and chic boutiques pulse with creative energy; where picturesque cobblestone streets, 18th century architecture, and genuine American heritage engage your attendees - and where small to mid-size meetings are a BIG DEAL. Step out of the hustle and bustle of big downtowns and let our team of destination experts give you group the presidential treatment. Served by four Metrorail stations, and just three miles to Reagan Washington National Airport and minutes to Capitol Hill, experience our walkable city frequented by presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. Ranking #5 among the Must-Visit U.S. Hotspots for 2017 by Smarter Travel and one of “America’s best cities for Millenials" (Forbes-2015), and among America’s safest, it's easy to see why Alexandria is a perfect host for small to mid-size meetings up to 800. Here’s why: Award-Winning Meetings Facilities: Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure for outstanding hospitality, Alexandria’s distinctive hotel collection ranges from a 4-diamond boutique hotel nestled in the heart of the historic district to a convention hotel boasting 55,000 square feet of meeting space. Representing most major brands, Alexandria’s hotels and unique venues offer more than 4,500 guest rooms and 175,000 square feet of function space, many of which are situated within an easy walk to Alexandria's incredible restaurants, shops and historic sites and offer complimentary airport and Metro shuttle service or are within walking distance of a Metrorail station. Exceptional Dining and After-Hours Activities: Nationally recognized as a culinary hotspot and entertainment district fit for presidents, celebrity-chefs and masters of mixology, Old Town's stately 18th- and 19th-century architecture makes it the perfect setting for dine-arounds, private events and fun pub crawls. Enjoy waterfront dining at the new Blackwall Hitch, catch live music at one of the many pubs and end your evening with a late-night cocktail at PX Speakeasy. With over 80 dining establishments in Old Town, entertaining your delegates is easy. Alexandria’s combination of early American heritage and cosmopolitan sophistication sets the scene for authentic experiences, one-of-a-kind dining and countless unique, off-site activities. “Party Like it 1799,” as did George and Martha Washington, or host a themed “over-the-top” reception at a World War II munitions factory, now the world-famous Torpedo Factory Art Center. Let our team help customize an extraordinary event: • Unique Venues Past and Present • Team building • Wine, Dine & Tour the Town • Spouse & Guest Programs • CSR Events Easily Accessible: Tucked beneath the nation’s capital, Alexandria is eight miles from the Walter Washington Convention Center and Capitol Hill, both easily accessible via Metrorail and motorcoach. Less than three miles to Reagan National Airport and 35 - 45 miles to Washington Dulles and Baltimore-Washington International Airports, Alexandria is serviced by four Metro stations, AMTRAK, a water taxi service between Alexandria, DC and National Harbor and the free King Street trolley. Meetings Made Extraordinary: Armed with impactful planning and promotional tools and creative event planning experience, our team of dedicated destination experts makes planning seamless, tailoring every step of the process to Extraordinary You, from the initial RFP to the post-con reviews. Include Visit Alexandria and take advantage of special deals and discounts for you and your delegates and let us do all the work.


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Distance from airport

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

    3.22 km from city center

  • Washington Dulles International Airport

    53.11 km from city center

  • Thurgood Marshal Baltimore/Washington Internationa

    59.55 km from city center


Local Attractions

Old Town Alexandria

Business district
On the waterfront, within eyesight of Washington D.C., Old Town Alexandria is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th and 19th century architecture, but has all the upscale, top-rated amenities of a major cosmopolitan city. Frequented by presidents from George Washington to Barak Obama, stroll the cobblestone streets and enjoy nationally-acclaimed restaurants, vibrant arts and culture, thriving boutique scene and a casual nightlife. Experience the City's heritage through boat, bike, walking and food tours or venture out on your own.
Alexandria, VA, US 22314

Torpedo Factory Art Center

Historical landmark
A former munitions factory on the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront, the Art Center includes three floors of studios and galleries that serves as working studios for more than 140 artistists. The unique public spaces in the Art Center, surrounded by art studios and artwork, can be rented for private events in the evening hours when the Center is closed to visitors. The Art Center is a popular venue for receptions, weddings, parties, meetings, lectures, and performances and can accommodate up to 850 guests.
105 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA, US 22314

Potomac Riverboat Company

Washington, DC's oldest riverboat company offers you a choice of five party boats to cruise the waters of the nation's capital. Enjoy an unforgettable riverboat event on one of five vessels, including an authentic paddle wheeler. With two elegant salons that are climate controlled for year-round cruises. Capacity: 200 reception, 120 seated
1 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA, US 22314

DC Metro Food Tours

Spend an unforgettable afternoon or evening in Old Town Alexandria and experience the cuisine and culture of this historic neighborhood. Highly trained guides will take you through the cobblestone streets of Old Town as you learn about its rich and varied past while stopping at three of Alexandria's locally owned and well established restaurants for an elegant six-course progressive meal that represents the true flavor of historic Alexandria. Accommodates groups of all sizes.
Alexandria, VA

Escape Room Live

Historically themed and wonderfully immersive, our Old Town Alexandria location has rooms with themes involving Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty, Edgar Allan Poe, and a wonderful wizard! Players use their wits and teamwork to uncover clues, solve a series of puzzles, and crack codes to ultimately solve the mystery and escape the room! Looking to host a large party or team-building corporate activity in one of the most unique venues you can imagine? Accommodates up to 100 people! Outside food and catering are welcome. Our rooms and lounges are beautifully decorated with high ceilings and atmospheric lighting. Come enjoy an escape session or two and wander down Historic King Street for a host of dining and shopping options. Join the ranks of the FBI, the NY Yankees, the National Institute of Health, plus multiple embassies & Fortune 500 companies.
814 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Dandy Restaurant Cruise Ships

The Dandy offers gourmet dining, dancing and unparalleled view of the majestic monuments of our nation's capital. Day or night, rain or shine, year round. Nina's Dandy features a 465 square foot marble dance floor and 3,700 square foot outer deck for dancing under the stars. Capacity: 240 reception, 150 seated
Zero Prince Street
Alexandria, VA, US 22314

Port City Brewing Company

Port City Brewing Company is an award-winning craft brewery and a proud producer of an exciting line of hand-made, great quality, locally crafted beers. Port City got its name from Alexandria's rich and colorful origins as an important colonial seaport which later became a major brewing center, and was home to the largest brewery in the southern United States. Port City is proud to revive, celebrate, and continue this rich brewing tradition right outside of our Nation's Capital. Port City welcomes groups to come visit the Tasting Room, to take a “grain to glass” brewery tour and to taste the beer fresh from their taps. We invite you to host a private event in the indoor beer garden. You can choose to cater the event by one of the diverse recommended caterers in the area or have some fun with local food trucks. Accommodates: Standing Tasting & Reception: 97, Seated: 40 (expanded space available summer 2016). The Lighthouse Lounge on the second floor of the brewery is ideal for private parties and can accommodate cocktail style functions with ample seating for groups of 30 to 40 guests. The Lounge is available any day of the week and reservations are available throughout the day in 2 1/2 hour time frame
3950 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 223304

Mount Vernon: George Washington's Estate & Gardens

Historical landmark
Spend a day or evening exploring America's most popular historic estate, the home of George Washington. The 45 acre site including a dozen original buildings and four gardens on the banks of the Potomac River. Twenty-five theatres and galleres illuminate the first president's remarkable life with 500 original artifacts, original movies and high tech immersion experiences. Experience a private evening tour, host a spectacular event in an award-winning museum and education center or enjoy a private lunch or dinner at the charming Mount Vernon Inn.
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway,
Mount Vernon, VA, US 22121



High season
Mar 11 – Jun 23
Sep 12 – Nov 17
Shoulder season
Low season
Nov 21 – Dec 30
Jun 24 – Sep 10
Jan 1 – Mar 10

Additional Information

The sales staff of Visit Alexandria is here to assist you with every need and save you time and money. Let us help you streamline the RFP process to only those hotels that are perfect for your meeting. Learn about Alexandria’s hidden gems and hottest happenings. Include Visit Alexandria in your sourcing and enjoy 15% discounts on off-site venues, transportation and additional services. Build buzz and excitement with easy down-loadable promotional tools and creative off-site activities. From the initial RFP distribution, to the planning of off-property venues and unique attendee experiences, our team is here to ensure an extraordinary event.