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“Great boutique hotel with the best location in Old Town.” 5 of 5 stars
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Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 49 hotels in Alexandria
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“Great boutique hotel with the best location in Old Town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

As a resident of nearby Arlington and one who grew up in Alexandria, I was loathe to plunk down the money for a hotel for my HS reunion weekend. However, time spent on the roads in this area is unpredictable, so I bit the bullet and booked.

This is a beautiful hotel, with a very boutique feel that works well with historic Old Town. It's well known to be pet friendly (with Yappy Hour and such) but no, there is no evidence of pooch mischief ANYWHERE. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated with all required amenities.

The staff was the highlight here: very attentive and friendly. I pulled up and received immediate unsolicited assistance in unloading my vehicle, and was even brought a glass of wine while checking in (very short wait, very efficient). The manager's reception in the lobby was a convivial group ... a nice welcoming. Complementary wine and hors d'oeurve, comfy lounge seating.

Location is optimum here: there is a shuttle to the metro and it's on the free trolley line. That's if you feel the need ... everything you need is within a few blocks. There is an onsite restaurant I didn't try, but my companions gave it good reviews

The room rates here are competitive with neighboring hotels, all of which are a good bit away from the center of the city as the Monaco. HIghly recommend it (and nary a complaint from my other 16 classmates who also roomed there). Perfect stay!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

My husband and I only live about 5 minutes away from Old Town, Alexandria where the Monaco is located, but we have splurged and treated ourselves to a "night out" here on more than one occasion. The rooms are large, and the bathrooms are amazing! Every morning we have woken up at the Monaco we both comment about how well we slept the night prior. Front desk staff is attentive, and the location can't be beat - you can walk to everything in Old Town, take a water taxi across to the National Harbor, or jump in a cab for a relatively quick trip to DC. Definitely recommend this hotel!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Girdwood, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

This is an awesome hotel in a great little town (Alexandria). Prime location, reasonable parking, beautiful interior. The rooms are beautiful, with awesome colors and patterns. It's pet friendly, the front desk and valet and everyone else is extremely helpful. We were there for a wedding for two nights and had an absolutely amazing stay. Everything was perfect. If I am ever back in Alexandria, I will be staying there again, hands down. And it's pet friendly!! Seriously one of the coolest hotels I've ever stayed at... complimentary wine hour, coffee and tea in the morning... I could go on and on. Awesome hotel. Don't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

I travel on business and leisure very frequently and have visited many fine hotels and it is my pleasure to say that this is the finest hotel that I have ever stayed at. I was so impressed by the Hotel Monaco staff on my first visit that I decided to make reservations to this grand hotel once more. Again, the professional staff was courteous and provided prompt and exceptional service. The staff is unbelievable and responsive to your needs. You get the feeling that they “get it” and really do care.
This hotel exuberate beauty and charm. If you like romantic getaways…this is the hotel of choice. Also, great for business travel.
We were very pleased with the quick check in and speedy no hassle checkout. The valet parking is convenient and timely. The fitness center and indoor pool are clean, spacious, well equipped and resourceful. My King Premier room with the great Fuji soaking tub was comfortable and inviting which made this a very pleasant and memorable stay. Everything was perfect.
If you demand high standards, five star accommodation, and total dedication, then this should be your hotel of preference. You will not be disappointed. I will be staying here again. Kudos to the management of this wonderful Hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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doswell, va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

very personal and high level of customer service. 4 star experience for a much more reasonable rate. we look foward to returning to a great hotel in a great location. thanks for making our visit a memorable one.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Right in the heart of King Street so we could walk everywhere. VERY friendly staff and always with a smile and a kind greeting. We will definitely be back !

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Monaco-Alexandria, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2011
Dear mgmc58,

Thanks very much for the feedback, we truly appreciate that you had a good experience with us. It appears as if the sub selections chosen were on the lower end. Hopefully they're meant to be perfect scores, but if not simply reach out to us and let us know if there's anything we can do better!

Robert
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Hotel Monaco Alexandria - a Kimpton Hotel
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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2011

Arrived Reagan International July 26, called for shuttle and was picked up right away. Great driver that was so nice to start our visit for a wedding. Due to a full hotel the previous night, our room was not ready when we arrived. We waited just a bit and the first available was a queen and we moved on in. Fine room, nicely appointed. Everything was perfect in the room each day. Our bed was very luxurious and we fell right into it after long days and nights. The wine reception in the lobby each evening was a lot of fun. The staff was always right on target waiting on you if you wanted them to. Mini spa treatments were being offered one evening. We all had eye treatments on. It was a hoot! Service beyond the call and always with a smile! Shuttle promptly returned us to Reagan July 30. Yes, we would stay here over and over again. It's a rocking little boutique hotel with lots of flare! Loved it!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#4 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#4 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Monaco Alexandria, in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, is a luxury boutique hotel with rich design. Discerning travelers will appreciate the sumptuous décor, top-notch service and eclectic sensibility that this Kimpton Hotel provides. The hotel aptly reflects its historically rich surroundings, adding contemporary comforts for a memorable stay near Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon and all of Washington DC’s many attractions. Conveniently adjacent is the exceptional Jackson 20 restaurant. ... more   less 
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