We were really pleased with the Monaco- the hotel we stay at often in Arlington had raised its room rates to a point where we decided to look elsewhere. I found the Kimpton hotels on tripadvisor and decided to give it a shot. The hotel, the food, and the service exceeded my expectations and we will be back without a doubt, and are planning to try other Kimpton hotels as well. Decor was well done in the public areas as well as the room. I saw some reviews that mentioned the quality of the room furnishings, I can't determine why they were talking about. Our room was very clean, well appointed and exactly what they said it would be. Linens were very good quality, and the furnishings were as well. Customer service in the hotel was excellent and every question or request we had was answered without hesitation and professionally. I would compare it with any 4 star anywhere, and some that I have stayed in that were rated 5.