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“Great Location in Historic Alexandria” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel

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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 #7 of 49 hotels in Alexandria
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great Location in Historic Alexandria”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This is a great place to stay if you are visiting the historic area of Alexandria. The whole area has an exciting vibe. There are many places within walking distance to eat, shop and on the week-end a great market in the plaza close by. I recommend the parking lot around the corner as it is much cheaper than the hotel parking. We were there for a family wedding and the food served for the reception was excellent. I don't know about the main dining rooms. I love dogs, but am not sure I love staying in a hotel that allows them in the rooms although our room on the 5th floor didn't show any sign of pet visitors. Perhaps they keep them on a separate floor. Our room didn't have a great view, but it was quiet and newspapers were delivered in the morning.

Room Tip: We had a corner room on the 5th floor. It was a long way from the elevator, but that kept down any h...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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, November 25, 2013
Dear NoFo,

Thank you for staying with us! You're right, Old Town Alexandria has a great vibe to it and a ton to offer, we are fortunate to be so centrally located in this great little destination.

Thank you again and safe travels!

Matt
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  • Sleep Quality
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lowestoft
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Having stayed in Washington before, we decided to stay outside this time and on checking review websites, this came out doing very well. To me this was the perfect hotel. Clean, unique in style, extremely friendly staff and a perfect location in Alexandria. We had a room on the top floor, which was large and quiet. If you join the Kimpton loyalty program you get free wifi and $10 off your bar bill as well. All in all, a great place to stay and I will be staying with Kimpton again. We ate in the Restaurent once in the evenig and it was also very good but we didn't have breakfast as there was a French cafe opposite that did very reasonably priced breakfast.

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  • Stayed October 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, November 25, 2013
Dear bigbrifmLT,

Thank you for trying us out, we are so glad you did! And now it seems we have another Kimpton fan! Old Town is really a great alternative to staying downtown, isn't it? With easy access and a ton of amenities right outside your door, it makes a lot of sense.

Thank you again and take care,

Matt
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Loved our recent stay at Hotel Monaco in Old Town in Alexandria. Perfect location and amenities, great for families. My only advice is to ask for a quiet room. Our room faced the side street and we were awakened by garbage trucks in the early morning and by revelers from nearby bars in the wee hours. Also the reason I rated service slightly lower is because our room was never serviced. But all other service encounters were extremely positive. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, November 25, 2013
JMEK450,

Thank you for this review, and for choosing us for your stay in Old Town Alexandria! Glad you enjoyed your stay and the service overall was a hit!

I am sorry that the room was not serviced however, I will look into this with our Housekeeping team to avoid similar occurences in the future.

Thank you again and take care,

Matt
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Huntingtown, Maryland
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This was are second stay at this particular Kimpton. Have stayed at many others and belong to the In touch group. Undoubtedly the best hotel in Old Town. Everyone was so nice from the Valet to the front desk and the bar tender. We will rate the restaurant in a separate piece.
Left very early in the morning for a flight out of DCA. Our car was front and center and the check out was quick. No one else awake in the hotel expect for tow employees and my wife an I. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 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, November 25, 2013
Dear pierre20639,

This is fantastic - thank you for coming back and for being a loyal inTouch member of Kimpton as well! Great feedback that I will make sure to share with the overnight staff, it will mean a lot to them as they take pride in their jobs and taking care of those guests who get up early or get in late.

Thanks again,

Matt
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I usually avoid hotels in favor of timeshares so I was pleasantly surprised here. A preliminary call indicated this is a "Dog Friendly" hotel we decided to let our jack Russell test it out. From the moment we approached the lobby where Lucy discovered a huge bowl of fresh water until we exited the ever ready and speedy elevators and found our room we were pleased. Lucy received a complimentary "doggie bag" with useful items like a huge milk-bone and poo bags and sitting service information. While we heard a few pooches bark hello to Lucy as we walked the halls, most were quite and no one complained when Lucy was startled early in the morning by a slamming door and warned everyone to stop walking around a go back to sleep.

The evening wines were great and staff were cheerful and quite helpful at every turn.

The location is excellent with many fine restaurants within a short walk if one tired of the on site restaurant.

Given the various languages i heard spoken by patrons, I would venture a guess that we are not the first to discover this boutique hotel in a great location with trolley cars stopping both sides of the street for a quick connection to the Metro for an easy commute to the nation's capitol or Arlington cemetery.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, November 25, 2013
Dear Tom T,

So glad you, and Lucy, enjoyed your stay! Thank you for choosing us, and for taking the time to write this wonderful review.

Hope you got to experience all that Old Town Alexandria has to offer in addition to our close proximity to downtown, it is well worth the time!

Take care and come back soon,

Matt
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This was my second stay at a Kimpton hotel. The first was the Hotel Monaco in DC, which was fantastic and I am happy to say this stay was fantastic as well. First of all, the location cannot be beat. You are literally a couple blocks from the waterfront where the Torpedo Arts Factory and the Chart House are located (both are a must to visit).

In addition, this area of King Street has so many choices for restaurants, shopping, and most of the museums (Gadbsy's, Anthenaeum, Apothercary, just to name a few).

The rooms were spacious, clean, and quiet. The staff were very helpful and always friendly.

I would definitely recommend visiting Old Town Alexandria and staying at the Hotel Monaco!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, November 27, 2013
Dear kmc4601,

Thank you for staying with us! And for the recommendation that others do too!!

We really appreciate your business and hope to see you back again soon.

Take care,

Matt
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Bradenton, Florida, USA
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed here in September 2013 and fell in love with the beauty and uniqueness of this property. It is pet friendly and during the wine social each evening people congregate with their dogs. So much fun. The staff goes out of their way to make everything perfect. If you don't bring a pet with you , you can take a goldfish to your room! The rooms are modern and large - ours was decorated in a very chic black and white. Big fluffy robes to wear after bathing.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Dear holly S,

Glad you liked the place! We appreciate you staying with us, and taking the time to share these wonderful comments here.

Please come back soon!

Matt
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Additional Information about Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel

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