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“Nice!” 4 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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“Nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We stayed five nights for a combined business fun trip. The service from the airport shuttle through check-in and room service was very good. Slightly on the expensive side but overall I would rate it as very good. Good size room. Decor is a mix of old and new. Some minor maintenance issues with the shower......maybe just didnt fit right with the last renovation. Restaurant was a little on the expensive side for the quality of food compared to some of the local restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear beitel,

Great to hear that you enjoyed the hotel from both a business and leisure perspective! Thanks for choosing us for your stay in Old Town Alexandria.

I'm sorry about the issue with the shower head, and for any inconveniences it may have caused you.

Thanks again and take care!

Matt
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

I've stayed here a few time and every time I do I just love it. It's very cool in design the staff are excellent & the rooms fabulous.
Alexandria is a gorgeous little town that wills you to just amble down its shops.
I promise you you'll love it. Give it a go

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear LP29,

The feeling is mutual I assure you! Thanks so much for the call to action for people to try us out, we appreciate your spreading the word about our little hotel!

Safe Travels and come back here soon!

Matt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed for four nights with our two kids and had a wonderful time. The hotel is lovely and the service is amazing. The staff, in particular Jennifer, went out of their way to make us feel like elite guests. This is the third Kimpton hotel I've stayed at, and frankly, I'm hooked and will try to stay at Kimpton hotels whenever possible. I scored a great deal by booking directly with Kimpton after getting one of the company's emails about a special sale. It's free to become a Kimpton member and totally worth it as you get free wifi as well as a credit towards raiding the mini bar. My kids loved it at this hotel and appreciated the gift bag that they each received upon check in. Only bad thing that happened to us was that our borrowed goldfish died right before we left. Poor Sunny (our name for him). I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Rosie153,

Thanks for making us your first review on TripAdvisor! What wonderful comments regarding the staff, thank you so much for recognizing them.

Good move signing up for Kimpton's InTouch program so that you can recieve the special offers in addition to complimentary internet and $10 raid the mini-bar coupon upon check-in.

Thanks for staying with us and hope to see you again soon!

Matt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Spent 2 nights at the hotel, with a room on the 2nd floor. Extremely 'funky' decor, good size and all the amenities you would need. Room, hotel and area was extremely quiet late at night, so you should be guaranteed a peaceful sleep.
The location of the hotel is also good, with the option of many places to eat within walking distance nearby. If you have a room only deal, the hotel provides free tea/coffee in the mornings, or there is the option of a Starbucks just 2 blocks away.
Access into the centre of Washington is also easy via public transport or taxi - the hotel have all the maps you need - just ask the staff at the hotel who are extremely friendly and helpful!

Room Tip: I had a king size room on the 2nd floor which was both spacious and quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Russ06,

Thanks for this wonderful review! I'm assuming you meant "funky" in a positive way, right?!

Glad to hear you took advantage of the easy methods for transport downtown, and that you found the staff to be helpful in finding everything you needed!

Take care,

Matt
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10 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Stayed during a family visit to Alexandria and truly enjoyed the Monaco. Every staff person was incredibly gracious and unfailingly helpful, the room was lovely, and while cozier than some, it had a large closet, plenty of drawers for unpacking clothes, and a nicely appointed bathroom. The hotel restaurant has fine fare (we were there for dinner and a breakfast), and there are so many other eating and shopping spots in every direction, to say nothing of the wonderful historic places and the architecture in Old Town. The hotel has its own decor vibe, and customer service vibe, that I think it just great.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear GboNC,

Thanks for bringing the family up for a visit! It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the hotel so much, thank you for taking the time to share your comments here.

Safe Travels,

Matt
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Hotel rooms in DC are outrageously priced. You will find a better value looking in Arlington or Alexandria, VA. I stumbled on this property while searching for a room when the conference rooms I was attending at the JW Marriott in DC was sold out. While not located downtown DC, it is only a $20-25 dollar cab ride, or a short Metro ride to the city. The Monaco raises the bar for all my future hotel stays. The rate at the Monaco was almost $100 LESS per night than the "negotiated" conference rate.
The Monaco provides a great atmosphere and ambiance I'm not sure I've experienced in a hotel before. Amenities include 24-hour room service, mini-bar, adjacent restaurant, robes, a nightly wine reception and free airport shuttle. The staff is extremely courteous from the bellman to the engineers.
The rooms are clean, large, nicely appointed. The bathroom was large, tiled in marble, with a shower/bath combination. Bathroom amenities are a little more upscale. Shower provided plenty of hot water, good water pressure and large plush towels to dry with. One area of improvement could be the bathroom needs better lighting. The sleeping area had a comfortable king bed, work desk, and additional chair. Work area had adequate light, comfortable chair and plenty of outlets for your electronics. Kimpton INTOUCH members get free internet. Bed was great with nice linen, and soft pillows and provided a good comfortable rest. The HVAC was quiet and maintained a comfortable temperature in the room during my stay in spite of the changing weather.
Old Town has plenty of restaurants within walking distance; the adjacent Jackson 20 restaurant was also very good. I booked this hotel with high expectations and they met the challenge and I look forward to my next stay at a Kimpton property.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear Triplewin,

So glad you chose to stay with us rather than downtown and discovered what the Hotel Monaco Alexandria is all about! Thanks for recognizing the staff for the service they provided, they make us proud every day!

Safe Travels,

Matt
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striper08008
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed with my twin 11 year olds in December and hit a lot of the attractions in DC. The location was great, easy access to King street trolley,metro station, and many good restaurants within walking distance. Our room was really nice we stayed in a suite, kids loved it, they had a chalkboard and goldfish in the room. Highly recommend it look forward to trying more Kimpton hotels.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Dear striper08008,

Thanks for bringing the kids to experience the hotel! We put a lot of emphasis on showing them the love just as much as the adults, as you could tell from the welcome amenities in their room upon arrival.

Glad you all had a great time!

Take care,

Matt
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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 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#5 Family Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 241
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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