Just back at the Monaco again. There's so much to like about this quirky boutique hotel. It's just off-center enough, and in all the right ways. (Given that it's DC, you can choose if it's off to the left or right.) I love the 4th floor - when you look up at your ceiling, it's giant, full of cool moldings and arc shapes. The stairs (who needs an elevator here) are gorgeous with in laid marble you don'd see any more. So many details to appreciate. The service is great, although the staff has changed recently and I miss some of the old faces. Coffee time in the morning and wine hour in the afternoons are friendly and warm. Great location, too. This hotel is a real gem in a city of average hotels.