Visiting Old Town Alexandria is like stepping back in time. Cobblestone streets and beautifully-maintained historic buildings have preserved a charm that is impossible to replicate. The Alexandrian, named for city founders John and Philip Alexander and built on their family homestead, embodies the spirit of the surrounding neighborhood. Our building dates back to the Civil War, and as a hotel has hosted notable guests throughout history, including George Washington, whose Virginia home Mt. Vernon is easily accessible just a short drive away.