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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 #6 of 50 Hotels in Alexandria
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“I love Kimpton hotels!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a great Kimpton location. Very close to restaurants and DC. The area gets a little sketch at night but there is a decent amount of police presence, I presume for the tourists. The hotel itself is adorable. Front desk staff left more to be desired and the food was overpriced, even by room service standards. They advertised this amazing fried chicken and homemade macaroni and cheese but both we mediocre. Overall, clean and trendy:) I would go back simply because I love Kimpton!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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, September 26, 2013
Dear, Sunflouer,

Thank you! You know we love you too!

Honestly we apprecaite the feedback and will make sure to utilize it to motivate us in our efforts to continuously improve.

Safe travels!

Matt
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Midlothian, Va.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A boutique hotel with lots of little extra touches that lift if above ordinary. Room and bath were clean and comfortable, staff was friendly and helpful. Fun decor. Location is perfect and the price is right. However, this is a dog-friendly hotel - very dog friendly. If you're not dog-friendly, then don't stay here. Also, they serve free coffee in the lobby in the morning (and wine in the evening) but there is no coffee maker in the room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, September 26, 2013
Dear TFE,

Thank you for your business, and for sharing your comments here! We strive to be unique and better than your typical hotel experience, thanks very much for pointing that out!

We do have coffee makers available upon request to put into your room, next time you are here we will make sure to take care of that for you.

Thanks again,

Matt
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Toronto, Ontario
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights on the way back to Dulles for flight home. Same great Kimpton M.O.; Great location in Old Town, great shopping nearby, whimsical, modern and funky decor (loved the use of colours, turquoise in lobby and vintage red and greens in softly lit hallways. Our room decor was great too. This place is kid and dog friendly, without looking as though they are not keeping on top of it, as is often the case in hotels that offer good value and welcome all. Housekeeping was top notch. A lively happy hour for red or white wine is offered between 5-6 pm, along with fruit punch and goldfish crackers for the kids. The indoor pool was very nice, although oddly, they close it between 10 am and 2 pm each day. The valet staff are super friendly and efficient, as is the front desk staff. We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel and will come back in spring or fall for a couple's weekend, sans our boy, to take in more local flavour and take advantage of the 15 min drive to D.C. Note: although this hotel is very popular for weddings (two every weekend, I was told by a staff member), while it got a little crowded in the lobby during happy hour, it wasn't off-putting or loud in the hallways in the evening.

Room Tip: The king suites are very spacious with a nice chaise lounge.
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  • Stayed August 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, September 27, 2013
Dear Acornart,

Thank you for this wonderful review! We appreciate your business, and are thrilled that not only did it work well for your family, but that you will be coming back for a little getaway weekend this fall!

Please reach out to me if I can personaly assist in any way.

Thank you again and take care,

Matt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at other Kimpton hotels and this is absolutely my favorite (so far). Great location, great service and GREAT value. I highly recommend becoming a kimpton intouch member so that you get emails about deals that they have on rooms.

Beautiful room and very accommodating to us and our dog. Good restaurant, great room service (Luback was awesome), and friendly staff. Booking our next stay soon! Highly recommend for a weekend getaway in old town

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, September 26, 2013
Dear Namescharlie,

Great question! Seriously though, thanks for this wonderful post and for being a loyal Kimpton customer. We appreciate your business, and will continue to work hard to exceed your expectations!

Take care,

Matt
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Sunland, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Lets make this quick: excellent service, excellent location in the middle of old town, impeccable rooms. Some tips: take the upgrade if offered, it's less than what you would normally pay and totally worth it; become a Kimpton member and get free wifi and a chance to raid the minibar; take advantage of the staff, they are there to make your stay as pleasant as possible and they do! I emailed ahead for an early checkin to do a phone interview for a job back home. When I showed up at 1pm they were all ready for me. Wish I could have stayed a week. Next time I will. Thanks so much to everyone at the Monaco!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, September 26, 2013
Dear Johndred,

Excellent job on this review! Great tips and love that your are coming back again!

Thanks very much, have a great day.

Matt
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Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I stayed at the Monaco over a year ago. Came down for a girls weekend.

The hotel was great, the staff, and best location to be near all the restaurants and shops.

I met "Randy" from "Say Yes to the Dress" who was staying at the Monaco as well for his brother's wedding that weekend. I am so upset I didn't have my cell or camera to take a picture.

I had no issues...it was great stay. Will stay no where else.

Definitely the hotel to stay when you visit Alexandria.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, September 26, 2013
Dear r980jb,

Thank you for coming back again this year, and for sharing these wonderful comments about the hotel here!

You never know who you might see in our lobby!

Thanks again, and safe travels,

Matt
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Cleveland, Ohio
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121 reviews 121 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have stayed here before and will continue to return. Love, love love the decor and the friendly staff. Everything is clean and neat looking.

Stayed in a double room this trip. Realized that I wasn't a fan of the bathroom door when traveling with a guest. It's a double door that doesn't really afford the privacy as a regular bathroom door. Also the A/C unit is loud and it doesn't stay cool enough in the rooms at night.

I asked ahead of time, it's in my profile, plus I emailed the hotel a few days prior and also called about removing the feather products from the room due to my feather allergy. Both beds were fully stocked with goose feathers when we arrived. The front desk gave me two free drink tickets which was nice, but we were going to have free wine at the 5:00 reception anyway. Next time, just get the request right. Oh, and only the pillows were replaced, the feather comforter stayed which was not cool. Good thing the bed is comfy.

Parking is $25/night.
Bath amenities are nice, smell neutral. Minibar offerings are top notch.
Courtyard area off the restaurant is really nice, a good place to sit.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, September 27, 2013
Dear Terriv,

Thank you very much for staying with us, and for the kind words regarding our staff. Please accept my apologies that we didn't follow through on your request to remove the feather products from your room, obviously this is very important and I regret that you were inconvenienced.

If I can ever be of personal assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out, my email adress is matthew.hurlburt@hotelmonaco.com

Thanks,

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 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#4 Romantic 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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