I am planning a trip for my husband and I and 5 children (ages 9-17) at the end of December for 4 nights. Because there are 7 of us will need 2 hotel rooms. Hotel requirements are a free breakfast, an indoor pool, and hot tub. I have points with Marriott so I was looking at The Residence Inn Captiol in DC and also at a few in in Alexandria. I know DC is the better location but I will have to pay out of pocket for some of the nights and Alexandria hotels are a lot cheaper than in DC.
My question is, how long is the Metro ride from Alexandria to DC? Would we regret staying that far out of the city? Would it be worth it to cut a day from our trip so that we can save money but still stay in DC?
I'd prefer to stay in DC but money is a factor. Thanks for opinions anyone may want to share!