Cozy|Recommended: YesI've been living at Dolly Madison since April 13, 2016. I've had nothing but great experiences living hear. The building staff is wonderful and always responsive. There are a lot of children that live here which for someone who doesn't have any children or like them may be an issue but the building is relatively quiet and does it's best to control children in the halls and elevators alone.
High marks for excellent and responsive management|Recommended: YesThe staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome, enforce policies to keep the community a safe and healthy place to live, and are top-notch professionals in taking care of details and questions. This smoke-free building has been great for my allergies. The professionalism of the staff trickles down to residents and the building has a neighborly feel.
A Safe Community with Great Amenities|Recommended: YesThe best things about Dolly Madison are the layout of the apartment, great kitchen design with tons of space, wonderful amenities, excellent location, good customer service, and the diversity and safety of the community inside and outside of the building. We also never hear our neighbors. There is room for improvement with the washer which only runs piping hot or freezing cold water--no warm--and the dryer which takes over 70 minutes to dry a small load of laundry. The other struggle has to do with the walls it's impossible to hang any pictures because the dry wall crumbles any time you try to put in a nail. The rooms do not have ceiling lights, so we wanted to install a hanging lamp, but the dry wall wouldn't support the hook. Overall, this is a great place to live with friendly tenets, 24 front desk staff, and great amenities.
Well maintained clean propoerty|Recommended: YesI like the living space of my apartment. I like the layout of it and how it flows and the residents there are nice and they keep to themselves
I love this place and my 2 kids too. Laverne is a such loving and caring person. She make sure that we are all taking care of |Recommended: YesLaverne is the best. Sirine also. They are very good people. The building is top notch clean all the time. I feel really happy and safe. I'm not going anywhere.
Pool and front desk|Recommended: YesI really like this building nice and clean 24 hours front desk very organized. But if you park in outside sometimes no space for you even you have parking permit and pool is very small they should make bigger and deep.
Great Place to Live|Recommended: YesIt is a great place to live. The building and the grounds are kept clean. Kids run down the hallway or bounce a basketball in the hallway every once in a while. Other than that its a quiet atmosphere.
Great place to live, except the noise from neighbors upstairs|Recommended: YesI recommend, except that it is not in the apartment overlooking R 395, by the constant noise of traffic.
Customer Service|Recommended: YesAs a single mom it's always comforting to live in a building that is safe and secure. If I ever have a question or concern I know that I can count on the staff to help address any questions or concerns. From the morning to night shift I'm pleased with living here. The housekeeping team do a spectacular job with the keeping the building maintained. I personally appreciate the staff members for always greeting me and my children. I appreciate the Dolley Madison DittMar team for making our home warm and cozy in all angles.
Best place |Recommended: YesIt is a nice place to live in.
Best Appartment|Recommended: YesHelpful staff, well managed apparments
Good|Recommended: YesCome and join us
Decent enough|Recommended: YesI have only been here a few months but the place is decent. Maintenance usually responds rather quickly. There are a couple requests that I have asked the front office for that haven't been resolved though. The package acceptance is good. Not every apartment complex has this feature. There is no shuttle bus service, even though many apartments in NOVA has this service. As far as the actual apartment, it usually cools fairly well. I will have to wait until the winter to check the heating. I don't expect a problem though because its seems like the lighting is heat generating. It definitely heats up my apartment. I enjoy the concrete floors, so I cant hear every step the neighbor above me takes. However I can hear them using their blender at 12 45 a.m. in the morning sometimes. I think my biggest issue outside of no shuttle bus service is that it seems like every neighbor allows their children to run and scream down the hallway leading to the game room and swimming pool area with no regard for the expected peace and quiet for their neighbors on the 2nd floor. If management could put some type of sign and a follow-up email alerting neighbors to prevent their children from running down the hallway and making all of the noise on that floor, that would be ideal. The pool table in the game room needs to be repaired. Every time the balls drop on the floor, it makes a loud sound. Also, I would consider purchasing another parking spot if the price dropped so that it would be easier for friends to come visit. Parking is extremely scarce, but this is also expected when living in Arlington. The online rent pay feature is good, and the staff usually responds to email. I really like the idea that the community does not allow pets so for those who do not want to smell dog waste even though you will need a gas mask during a short walk up the side walk past the neighboring community , have pet allergies, or want to listen to consistent barking, this community is ideal. Other than that, the community is good. What you see is what you get. I would recommend it to a friend. My only suggestions for right now would be 1. Please contract with a shuttle bus company to provide shuttle bus services to the nearest metro station. I thought this was standard in the northern Virginia area. Many other apartment complexes provide this service. 2. Please place a sign on the 2nd floor alerting everyone to keep down the noise, and also not allow their children to run and yell down the hallway. 3. Take another look at the pricing for additional parking spaces. Is there any room to lower the price. I may submit another review at the end of the year. So far not so bad, but there is always room for improvement. Thanks,
Thank you for sharing your review of Dolley Madison Towers. Our manager will be reaching out to you soon to discuss some of these issues so that we can work to make your living experience with us even better.
Breath of fresh air in a competitive city to live in|Recommended: YesI searched for what felt like forever to find a safe, quality apartment in the Alexandria Arlington area. The Dolley Madison towers are like a hotel So clean and safe. I love that there is a concierge downstairs, along with gym and convenience store. I feel like I am on vacation. I am very happy with my decision to live here
Beautiful|Recommended: Yesenjoyable- great atmosphere