The Hotel Monaco has a primo location in Old Town Alexandria, and meets all the standards of a Kimpton property - beautiful rooms, wine happy hour, etc.. What really sets this property apart from others are the staff. They go above and beyond to help guests with any special needs or requests. We experienced this with both the front desk staff on several occasions, as well as with the the bell staff and shuttle service. And rates are very reasonable given this level of service. And even though we didn't have a pet with us on this trip, I love the fact that this entire chain is pet friendly. And if you forget just about anything, they will get it for you. Great hotel in a terrific location.