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Pennsylvania
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Which Kimpton!!!

Will be visiting Alexandria in December and not sure which Kimpton to choose-Lorian, Monaco, or Morrison. We will be traveling with our Scottish Terrier. We are just staying overnight and like a quiet location yet walking distance to restaurants, etc. We need green space very close for the pup. ....any opinions for Kimpton preference? thanks!

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Chicago
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for Pompano Beach
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1. Re: Which Kimpton!!!

We enjoyed our stay at the Monaco. Many options nearby and only several blocks to the riverfront. There were plenty of four legged gusts as well!

Pennsylvania
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reviews: 144
2. Re: Which Kimpton!!!

Thank you! That is the one we booked but had second thoughts!! Is it a quiet area??? Any rooms/ floors you would suggest? Is there green area for the pup outside and close? Thank you!

Alexandria, Virginia
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for Alexandria
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3. Re: Which Kimpton!!!

Connie: We are in an urban setting. If you need dog green space for running, then Monaco is the closest to our Founder's and Waterfront park. Founders has a dog specific area to 'run' off lead! Founders is four blocks away, Waterfront is 3 blocks! Morrison is more quiet than the others with its setting just off of King. Monaco and Lorien are both on King, which is fairly well traveled, but not bad at night. I live a block away, and can vouch for Monaco! As for restaurants, there are 50 no matter which way you turn on King! Your pup will be fine!

Pennsylvania
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4. Re: Which Kimpton!!!

Super. Thank you Karen. We just stayed at the Sheraton Suites Alexandria as we were flying out of DCA. We had a great time but we didn't have the pup. This will be a "pup" getaway!! We enjoyed the local Lebanese Restaurant. Are there any Greek or Thai restaurants that you would recommend in the area? Thank you.

Alexandria, Virginia
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for Alexandria
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5. Re: Which Kimpton!!!

Connie: My 'go to Thai' is Mai Thai on the 100 block of King, their drinks are worthy, as is their Cashew Chicken!! As for Greek, we only have one on King about 4 blocks from Monaco, or on same block as the Morrison. I provide the links below!

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g30226-d45…

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g30226-d53…

Pennsylvania
posts: 409
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6. Re: Which Kimpton!!!

THank you!!!

Cleveland, Ohio
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7. Re: Which Kimpton!!!

I have stayed at both the Morrison and the Monaco and Monaco wins hands down for all reasons. The Morrison is nice, but rooms are tiny. The Monaco has a nice courtyard area which is pavers, not grass, but room for the pup to play. The restaurant at the Monaco, Jackson 20, has a great happy hour with reduced food prices and outside seating so your four-legged friend can join you when dining.

I have been to Mai Thai but there is also another Asian restaurant on King a fe blocks toward the water on the way to Mai Thai. I cannot remember the name but plan to dine there next week. The Drunken Noodles were very good and the restaurant was quaint, fairly priced, too.

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