Stay Near Mount Vernon
Travelers flock from all over the nation to visit the dwelling of the Father of our Country – Mount Vernon, home of George Washington and an American landmark. Alexandria visitors looking to stay near Mount Vernon choose BEST WESTERN Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir, and take advantage of the long list of accommodating amenities and convenient location – our hotel is a simple eight minute drive along Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway and Richmond Highway from the plantation.
Originally built in 1735 by George's father, Augustine, it wasn't until 1754 that it was acquired by Washington and had 21 extra rooms built on by Washington himself. Today, the mansion features a wide variety of attractions and sight-seeing opportunities for visitors. For instance, visit the Ronald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center – the on-site museum features 23 galleries and theaters using interactive displays to depict the life and times of our first president. Don't forget to observe the vast collection of personal objects and exhibits that lend to the mansion's history as well.
Mount Vernon is more than just the mansion, however. The property features more than 12 structures, including the George Washington Tomb, a real black smith shop, a reconstructed slave cabin, and more, spread across 50 acres of plantation land. Mount Vernon proudly hosts frequent historical events and specialized tours as well. So, be sure to research what events are occurring when you plan to visit the plantation using our free, high-speed internet at the hotel.
After an eventful day, come home to a comforting stay in a 100% smoke free, air conditioned room, with cable and satellite television to help you unwind. Certainly, after your experience at Mount Vernon, you'll find that BEST WESTERN Mount Vernon/Ft. Belvoir is the perfect complement. And with such great amenities, perhaps George Washington himself would be proud.