We just spent the weekend at the Hotel Monaco for my nephew's wedding. What a treat! The hotel itself is beattifully decorated, so much so that the bride's were having photo's taken right in the lobby. The rooms are large and beautifully appointed with extremely comfortable bedding and the best pillows! Marble baths with nice soaps, shampoo and hair dryer. Flat screen HD TV's, some rooms with balcony's. Restaurant and pool in the hotel. Walking distance to the Potomac, shopping, bars, restaurants...perfect location for out of town wedding guests. Complimentary airport shuttle from Reagan National Airport. Parking garage for those with cars. Doormen to welcome you as you come and go. Very accomodating, attentive staff. Quick service. Luggage storage on day of arrival and departure. Even pets are welcome. Excellent group rates for large parties.
The wedding reception was at the Hotel. There is a nice courtyard area for a cocktail hour before the reception and was also used during the reception for gathering with friends and family outside. The reception itself was in a large beautifully decorated room opposite the courtyard. The service was excellent as was the food...a perfect place for a wedding reception in the DC area.
Every guest from the wedding that stayed there had nothing but good things to say about the Hotel Monaco and their well-oiled staff. It's a special place and I would highly reccommend it to all, especially for a wedding reception.