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!
- 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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