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Lorien Hotel and Spa

Lorien Hotel and Spa welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per pet, per night. Both dogs and cats are accepted, but pets may not be left unattended in rooms. Pet bowls are available. While there is no designated pet relief area on the property, a dog park is nearby.
Or, browse all pet friendly hotels in Alexandria if you’re still looking.

Room Types
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 queen bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Discover a perpetual Saturday state of mind at the Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria. Here, life is lived in balance. Work and play. Productivity and pampering. Going full speed and slowing down. Being so close to Washington, DC makes it a breeze to be swept up in the energy of the capital, and as the only hotel and spa in Alexandria, a celebrated urban escape is just a step away.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Lorien Hotel and Spa has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place, and follows the Clean Promise (IHG) cleanliness and sanitization policy. Masks and hand sanitizer are provided to guests, and rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, and contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Breakfast Available
  • Spa Services
  • Parking Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non-Smoking Property


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Lorien Hotel and Spa has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 bones by 37 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 1,526 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Tracie
    Nov. 21, 2022
    Great location

    Beautiful hotel, very dog friendly.

  • Eva
    Aug. 25, 2022
    Great location!

    Beautiful hotel! Loved it!

  • Denise
    Aug. 4, 2022
    Very nice

    Pleasant staff

  • Jason
    Jul. 6, 2022
    Excellent but pricey

    The location, room and amenities are all solid - clean, efficient, well-appointed common spaces. I would give the place 5 bones but I feel like they're doing what's expected for what they charge, not going above and beyond.

  • BETH
    Jun. 16, 2022
    Wonderful dog-friendly staff

    Staff remembered our dog’s name and were always welcoming her when we came in from outside.

  • Vicki
    Jun. 14, 2022
    Fab funky warm-hearted place

    The staff were above and beyond wonderful, very helpful and genuinely nice. The area is charming. Wish the hotel restaurant was open that night but next time we stay there hopefully we will get to try it. Also there’s a free doggie treat “gum ball” machine in the lobby - the pups loved it!

  • Irene
    May. 6, 2022
    Great hotel

    Clean and upscale hotel. A beautiful boutique feel. Great restaurant. Delicious food and awesome drinks.

  • JoAnn
    Mar. 21, 2022
    Best dog hotel

    Clean. lovely and sweet location. Such a nice hotel for dog owners (big dog owner here).
    This is not a 5 bone hotel BUT a really nice hotel. In fact best hotel that takes dogs.

  • Shawna
    Feb. 23, 2022
    Pristine accommodations

    I can’t find fault in Lorien or the surrounding area. So many great places to go within walking distance. Staff is friendly, professional, and eager to make your stay as pleasing as possible. Cleanest rooms ever - I wouldn’t have known it’s a dog friendly hotel by the state of the room. Again, just pristine!

  • Lena
    Jun. 29, 2021
    Wonderful stay!

    I moved from another hotel to this one and was absolutely amazed by how dog friendly they were. They offered me various suggestions of where to eat, as well as having a restaurant below that can cater to your room in case you’d rather hang out with your furry friend there. I was genuinely impressed and will be staying there again, should I find myself back in old town Alexandria, VA!

  • Fredric
    Jun. 23, 2021
    Nice hotel

    I have stayed at the Kimpton twice with my 70lb Goldendoodle and the staff is very friendly, despite being an urban area, there is a nice park 2 short blocks away. The property also has easily accessible stairs for those who prefer stairs to elevators. The rooms are large, with nice furnishings and large showers.

  • Linda
    Jun. 13, 2021
    Lorien Hotel

    Hotel was great with the dog and the room was really nice. Only issue is there is no place on or off hotel property to walk a dog. No grass areas! My dog had to get used to going on cement.

  • Jennie
    Apr. 24, 2021
    Excellent Stay in Excellent Location

    We loved our stay and so did the dogs! The hotel was waking distance to tons of restaurants that were dog friendly - and delicious! Would definitely stay again!

  • Rachel
    Mar. 31, 2021
    Great stay

    Wonderful hotel, friendly staff and very welcoming to pups!

  • Katelyn
    Mar. 28, 2021
    Great hotel

    I’ve stayed here before and keep coming back. Spotless room, nice location. Not much potty area but I travel with small dogs so they don’t need much area. Might be tougher with a larger dog.

  • Kate
    Mar. 21, 2021
    Not Impressed

    I drove an extra couple hours on my way back north to stay at a nicer hotel... Kimpton's have always been great. I'm not sure what the story is - but they are dropping the ball. It seems like they're using the covid excuse to cut back on their expenses.

    Showed up around 9pm. No valet. No-one at the door at all. I put my flashers on and go in... guy at the desk was hanging out. He was fine - wouldn't call it a professional welcome. I check in to find out there is no parking. "Sorry, no valet and our garage is full. You'll need to find a spot on the road. IDK, maybe check to see if someone left the garage" Fortunately, I did find a space that would fit an SUV in the small garage because my car was pack from being in FL. I'm alone with two dogs, no help with bags and its 9:30pm in a city setting - I would have found another place if I had to park on the street. I find my way through the bowels of the garage/basement of the hotel and finally get to the room. Room was clean, bed comfortable. No amenities beyond that - covid.

    I'm starving at this point - restaurant is closed (9pm on a Sat?) so I ask about door dash or something. "Oh sorry, we don't allow 3rd party deliveries". OMG!!!!!!!!! Needless to say, I get up at the crack of dawn and was out of there by 7:30am and found a beautiful park overlooking the cemetery - because there isn't a blade of grass within blocks for the dogs! My advice, KEEP DRIVING!!! (I'll also add that I own a restaurant, so I get the service industry and the daily/covid challenges. I NEVER leave bad reviews, this one was just too much!)

  • Tiffany
    Feb. 14, 2021
    Great location

    This hotel is in a great location. The only downside is that there is no green space at all on the hotel property. There is a park a quick walk from the hotel. There is also a dog friendly restaurant with a dog menu about a 20 minute walk down by the water. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are clean and nicely decorated. The hotel also has a complementary wine hour!!

  • Donna
    Feb. 1, 2021
    Beautiful hotel.

    We really enjoyed our stay...front desk staff was wonderful and the dog cookies were a big hit with our dog. Loved the huge shower in the room.

  • Pam
    Feb. 1, 2021

    Beautiful hotel. Good Covid practices. Friendly staff. Very clean. Parking was a bit tricky but otherwise I highly recommend.

  • Dorothy
    Jan. 27, 2021
    Lovely staff that welcomed us with open arms!

    This was a lovely stay. Clean, well apportioned rooms, great staff and in a very cool part of Old Alexandria VA. They gave us an early check in and each person at the desk made a special point of taking a moment to greet our dog as well as us. The room was great: clean, really nice linens, comfy beds and pillows, spacious bath, and a huge TV. We were able to leave out pet in our room to go have a nice dinner. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Lori Lee
    Dec. 17, 2020
    Excellent service!

    This hotel was exceptionally clean. They have hand sanitizer throughout the hotel. Friendly staff and very accommodating. Really nice updated as well as exceptionally clean rooms.

  • Kristen
    Nov. 15, 2020
    Cute Boutique Hotel with No Pet Fee

    This place is perfect for an overnight stay or weekend getaway. Rooms had a small fridge, beds were comfortable, and friendly staff. There is no designated relief area, but there is plenty of grassy areas on the sidewalks and a small park one block over. We arrived late on Saturday evening and received a ticket for two free glasses of wine or beer at the bar/restaurant on site. There's a courtyard, a library with seating area, and a fenced in outdoor lounge area that has gas fire pits. There was free coffee in the lobby in the morning. Plenty of restaurants and shopping with in a short walking distance.

  • Karen
    Oct. 18, 2020
    Great Front Desk Staff

    The front desk staff was superb. When my first room smelled heavily of smoke they willingly changed and upgraded my room to one with a balcony. They were very professional and accommodating to any need that I had. Highly recommend

  • Pamela
    Oct. 5, 2020
    Loved our visit!

    Our dog was welcomed & enjoyed the stay as much as we did! Great courtyard with seating for enjoying meals when we did carryout meals!

  • Lynda
    Oct. 2, 2020
    Very nice hotel with great location!

    Our fur baby, Nala. loved it too!

  • Jeffrey
    Sep. 8, 2020
    Best hotel ever!

    The staff is so nice. My dog and I loved it!!

  • Brittany
    Jan. 5, 2020
    So accommodating

    Staff was so friendly and hotel was so accommodating and the epitome of pet friendly. Only downside is that there is not an off leash dog park within a 15 minute walk so outside of the room our pups had to be leashed the entire time.

  • Daniel
    Jan. 3, 2020
    In the middle of the historical downtown

    Location was near many restaurants and bars and a nice walk to the riverfront. There’s a pet store that’s close and worth a stop and we liked having a room tucked away in the back so she wouldn’t bark as much from the noise.

  • Cathleen
    Dec. 19, 2019
    Very Nice and Good Location

    Hotel is very pretty, staff is wonderful! Not ideal for a solo traveler with a dog in cold weather. Only alternative was room service for dinner and the food was not good at all. They did comp me a dessert when I told them that. Parking is very expensive.

  • Maria
    May. 25, 2019
    Great Location On King Street

    Great for pups of all sizes! They joke that unofficially "if it fits through the door we'll take it". No pet fee either!

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