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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 #4 of 49 hotels in Alexandria
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“Nice Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here on vacation in July with 3 other girls. We shared a room with two full size beds. I did wish the beds were queen sized, but they were comfortable. The hotel staff were all friendly. The hotel is beautifully decorated. Very unique furnishings. I love the fact that the hotel is dog friendly. I didn't bring my dog, but it is nice to know that such a nice hotel welcomes them. There is a courtyard in the middle of the hotel where I saw guests with their dogs. When we arrived, the headboard on one of the beds, which is attached to the wall, fell off the wall. A very nice maintainence person arrived promptly and fixed it. There are plenty of shops and restaurants located around the hotel. There is a restaurant located in the hotel, but we did not eat there. It is a bit pricey. Every night there is happy hour in the lobby
where they serve complimentary red or white wine. There is a parking garage under the hotel which I believe costs about $21.00 daily. I got a great deal on the hotel's website for free parking. There is also a reasonably priced public garage located across the street.
We were there to visit Washington D.C. We chose to take the metro into D.C. It is located at the other end of King St. which is a good walk, but we did it. There is a free trolley that runs continuously up and down King St., but it does not start until 10 am. We wanted to start touring D.C. before that. We took the trolley back to the hotel in the evening.
My only real complaint about the hotel was that we were never given enough towels and washcloths for the four people in the room despite leaving a daily tip and note to request enough for housekeeping.
I filled out a online questionnaire about my stay from the hotel, and the manager replied to my feedback to say that the hotel has a new system in place to fix that problem. Overall, I was satisfied with Hotel Monaco. I would stay there again, and I would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, October 9, 2013
Dear Michelle M,

Thank you for this review! And for staying with us for your trip to the D.C. area!

I'm glad you all enjoyed your stay and found it a good home base for sightseeing in D.C. and exploring Old Town Alexandria, hopefully next time you will get a chance to try our restaurant as well!

I'm sorry about the lack of towels provided by Housekeeping, we did come up with a better system for that recently and will be more on top of it moving forward.

Hope to see you again soon!

Matt
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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austincoolcouple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great hotel with an ideal location. The rooms look exactly like the photos, great toiletries. I had hoped to move up to a terrace room on arrival but alas they were all taken. Size of terrace looks great however for next time. The social hour was really fun and everyone was there! But.....the bar and bartenders at Jackson 20 were fantastic with the BEST and most fun cocktails I have ever had! We intended to bop in for a quick drink and stayed all evening. We order some appetizers (yummy) since we cancelled our reservation at another spot because we were having such a great time! Coffee in the Lobby was great-took in a to go cup and strolled to waterfront. Came back and had great breakfast on outdoor patio at Jackson 20. No drinks, haha!

  • Stayed September 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, October 3, 2013
Dear austinitecouple,

Glad you enjoyed your stay so much! Thank you for takign the time to write this wonderful review, I definitely agree that our bartenders at Jackson 20 can make your night with fun drinks!

Next time you come we will be sure to have a Terrace room with balcony ready for you!

Take care,

Matt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Perfectly appointed, the Hotel Monaco Alexandria is perfect for a weekend getaway, special group function or a business meeting. The location couldn't be better, just a few miles south of Reagan National Airport in the center of Old Town Alexandria. The service is top notch, the rooms are ample -- especially the fifth floor loft suites -- and the decor is rich and warm. I will definitely come back.

Room Tip: The fifth floor loft rooms are terrific if you want to splurge.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, October 3, 2013
Dear RAW55,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! Really apprecaite the kind words, especially regarding the staff and the excellent service they provided.

Thanks again and take care,

Matt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is by far one of my favorite hotels. Great service, very friendly staff, unique décor and utterly charming! I can highly recommend it to travelers interested in exploring the Old Town Alexandria area. It is clean and well maintained, and the attached restaurant, the Jackson 20 restaurant is wonderful. The valets are always at the door to help and the front desk staff in very courteous and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, October 3, 2013
Dear Beamerjo,

Thank you for staying with us, and for the wonderful comments about our team! It feels great to be on the top of your list of hotels!

Thanks again,

Matt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This place is a great place for a weekend retreat or the business traveler. The rooms and staff make it feel like you are at home. This hotel is want introduced me to the Kimpton Brand and I have become a big fan! I have sense stayed at Kimptons in Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, and Minneapolis and I love their service and rooms!

Room Tip: Ask for a room looking over King Street just to get the vib of Alexandria. Also they are dog friendl...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Tim B,

Great to know that we introduced you to Kimpton and that you have since become hooked!! We are proud of our property and to represent Kimpton Hotel & Restaurants so well!

Thanks for staying with us, hope to see you again soon.

Matt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The Front Desk, the Bellmen, the Maids and the Servers in the Restaurant all were superb. Because I am in a wheel chair I have some unusual requests they were all met with a smile...Hotel Kimpton Monaco in Alexandria is in a wonderful area to tour both Alexandria's businesses and restaurants and to use as a base to visit DC. The accessible room was roomy and the décor exceptional. The food and specialty cocktails were amazing. We will be back for another stay!

Green Features: I appreciate that the Kimpton Hotels have a dedicated place to put recyclables.
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, October 1, 2013
Dear egabel,

Thank you very much for staying with us! We apprecaite the kind words about the staff and our hotel, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you will be coming back!

Thanks again and take care,

Matt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We wanted a hotel within walking distance of everything in Old Town. This is one of the very few on King Street. The valet was waiting as we drove up which was perfect because it's a super crowded area there. Parking was $25 for the night, but that was more than worth it in that area and we could stay in the lot until 6pm the next evening. The lobby was adorable; so sweetly decorated, and it only got better. The room was well appointed and very chic. It was my daughter's birthday so there were amazing cupcakes and a bottle of wine waiting in the room. Never had to open a door or ask for anything. Amazing staff and a great hotel. Will stay no other place in Alexandria.

Room Tip: Ours faced King St. It was fun to look out at all the action but was not loud at night.
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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, October 1, 2013
Dear cdxjr,

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! It's great to hear that everythying was seemless for your from arrival on, that really does help make guests feel welcome and I'm proud of the team for being on top of it!

Can't wait to have you come back again soon!

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