If staying in Old Alexandria isn't enough, the warm, friendly atmsophere was amplified by the staff at the Monaco. We reserved a terrace balcony room and the accomodations were wonderful. But again, all the comfort, space, and luxury is nothing if the service isn't there. My wife and i felt like royalty, the service was that good. We stayed over a weekend and as one might expect, there were weddings. While the band played into the late evening, my wife and I sat on our room balcony as "uninvited guests, enjoying the music and the night air, not to mention each other's company. I highly recommend this hotel, especially if you're particular about service, cleanliness and a cheerful staff.