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Prince Street Inn Proposal Advances In Alexandria

Posted on Feb 09,2019
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By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — The Alexandria Planning Commission unanimously voted Tuesday to advance a special use permit for an apartment hotel in Old Town Alexandria. Final approval lies with Alexandria City Council.

The Prince Street Inn would be a nine-room apartment hotel at 605 Prince Street, according to a city staff report. Five of the units would be studio rooms with kitchenettes, and the remaining four would be larger guest suites.

The hotel would not have a front desk, but the owners said staff would be on call for on-site assistance. Guests would check in using an access code. The hotel would provide cleaning services and security through a key paid system and cameras. There will not be hotel parking.

The DC-based owners are targeting business travelers and other visitors. The building dates back to 1840 and is one block from King and Washington Streets. The property was most recently an office with an apartment on an upper floor.

City staff recommended approval of the hotel with conditions including 24-hour staffing. "The proposal would provide a unique lodging option for tourists and business travelers in the area adjacent to the King Street corridor," states the staff report. "Security issues should not arise as hotel staff members would be available 24/7 and would be able to accommodate patron needs through text, call, and an app used by the hotel."

The city council hearing for the proposal is Saturday, Feb. 23.

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