Before Old Town Hotel became Hotel Monaco, I had stayed at the hotel previously and had a great stay. The hotel is in a great location right in the middle of Old Town Alexandria. My girlfriend and I were excited to stay in the new Hotel Monaco hotel. The hotel is very decorative and modern. The bed was comfy and the staff appeared to be friendly. The LCD TV and furniture were also nice. Those are the positives.
The room that we stayed in had gnat problem which was annoying. The room we stayed in was also a lot smaller than we had expected.
I hate how they force you to use Valet in their parking garage and charge you $20 dollars a night to park there! Before at the previous hotel, it was $7 a night and you could park your own car. Their valet staff damaged my car while in their care, but I did not notice it until after I had left the hotel. The reason? The valet staff had purposely parked my car at an angle in front of the hotel, extremely close to the vehicle in front of it, so that I wouldn't notice the damage even if I had looked. Of course there was nothing that they could do about it after the fact saying that they could not prove that they did the damage to my car.
If I stay in Alexandria again, I will make sure to stay in another hotel...