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Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314   |  
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Ranked #6 of 49 hotels in Alexandria
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Super Stay, Super Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Morrison House is a great little hotel in Old Town, Alexandria. The staff really sets this property apart. Without exception they are kind, courteous, and always willing to do whatever you need done during your stay. The hotel is small, which can be a good thing if you're not intersted in being over run with big crowds of people. The restuarant food was good at breakfast and dinner. The rooms are small but nicely appointed and very clean. I will have no problem staying again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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morrison_house, General Manager at Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Hello travelingcoroner,

I am glad you found our staff to be kind and courteous and that you had a super stay with us.
Thank you for the nice review and for choosing the Morrison House. We hope to get the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Respectfully,

Tobias
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Morrison House is a beautiful hotel located in the middle of old town Alexandria. The hotel has the charm and coziness of a delightful B&B but with the service and ammenities you would expect from a deluxe hotel. It is only a few minutes walk to the waterfront and historic Alexandria sites. Big hotels can make you feel like you are just a room number, at the Morrison house they make you feel like you are coming home.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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morrison_house, General Manager at Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Michael_S46756,

I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for taking the time to review the Morrison House on Trip Advisor. I’m glad that we made you feel like you are coming home. We try to go the extra mile to make every guests experience as comfortable and special as possible and I’m excited that we accomplished this during your recent stay.

Please come back home soon,

Tobias
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

WE stayed at the Morrison House in Late April. We had experience with the hotel prior to it becoming a Kimpton property. There was no question that the service has significantly improved. We did not have one contact with staff that was less than exceptional on their part. From being met by the valet, to the front dest to the house keeping staff they were great. Coffee in the morning and wine in the afternoon were a nice bonus. We found the room comfortable and the online price we obtained was very competitive for the area. It is conveniently located for Old Town as well as the Metro into WDC. We will stay again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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morrison_house, General Manager at Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear BuckyandChris,

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write this nice review. I’m so excited to hear that you felt that the service has significantly improved since we, the Kimpton folks, took over the Morrison House seven years ago.

We can’t wait to welcome you back!

Tobias
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Orlando, FL
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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Felt like I was staying with dear friends (who had a well-trained staff) at their gracious stately manor house in Old Town Alexandria. Didn't want to leave.

We were here two nights at the end of a week of traveling, which usually means I am longing for home. This Hotel welcomed me, made me feel as if I belonged there. Elegant building. Comfortable sitting room to read their daily newspaper selection and current magazines (or sip the complimentary wine in the afternoons.) Breakfast and dinner both delicious. No need to go out for better food or more relaxing yet energetic atmosphere. The room was immaculate, good bed, new and large bathroom.

Best thing, friendly yet out-of-the-way staff. We will return when anywhere near Washington DC. This was just a delight.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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morrison_house, General Manager at Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear othello1111,

What an awesome feedback. Thank you very much for the review and the pictures! We did not want you to leave and hope you will come back to see your dear friends again soon.

Sincerely,

Tobias
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Oak Lawn
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Morrison House is a very nice, upscale smallish hotel perfectly located to get around Alexandria by foot in good weather. Our room was on the 5th floor corner and was very comfortable. The service is impeccable. Very friendly staff. We found the restaurant to be too stuffy and expensive to be enjoyable. But the piano bar on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday is fantastic.
The piano player worked at the White House for 30 years. Neighborhood folks come in on these days each week and sing. Everyone treated us like we were regulars too. Lots of fun. Go for the piano bar and quality service. Go elsewhere for good food at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: We had a 5th floor corner room that was lovely and very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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morrison_house, General Manager at Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 13, 2013
Dear stringerOakLawn,

Thank you very much for choosing the Morrison House for your recent stay and for taking the time to write this Trip Advisor review. It is great to hear that you found our service to be impeccable and that your room was very comfortable. I’m sorry that you were not fully satisfied with your experience in the dining room and that you felt it to be too stuffy.
Please contact me directly if you are planning to return. I would like to assist you in securing a table in our more casual area of the restaurant, the Grill area, which you enjoyed so much.
My email is: tobias.arff@morrisonhouse.com

Thanks again for the great feedback,

Tobias
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NYC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I stayed at this hotel and paid about $80-90 over what the room was worth. Don't pay more than $160/night. The staff was great, coffee service in the morning was good, but the rooms were small and the location was not great.

Room Tip: The rooms are mediocre.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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morrison_house, General Manager at Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear ontheincline,

Thank you for staying at the Morrison House and thank you for the nice feedback about our staff. You must have picked busy time to stay with us and I’m disappointed that you were not fully satisfied with the value. I would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about your experience. I can be reached at tobias.arff@morrisonhouse.com.

Respectfully,

Tobias
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Miami Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A wonderful surprise indeed. We booked this Hotel due to a business trip, but being it was our anniversary I was looking for a romantic "not so congested" four star hotel in Alexandria Va. After reading your reviews we decided on the Morrison House. We found a "GEM"! The service was "like no other". It felt more like a "5 star bed and breakfast" than a hotel.Warm greetings every morning, a friendly staff through out the property no matter what time it was. Afternoon tea/coffee/wine/flavored water, cheese and cookies was a delight - the general manager was there to greet the new guests and share recommendations regarding restaurant's, attractions and entertainment in the area. The Piano Bar on the weekends is an experience. Everyone dresses in cocktail attire singing along to "Fiddler on the Roof" and other musical melodies - a real treat. Overall an elegant hotel with gracious service. Colonial Charm at its BEST!

  • Stayed April 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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morrison_house, General Manager at Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Yoly M,

Thank you for staying at the Morrison House and for the TripAdvisor review. I really appreciate the nice comments about our service and your overall experience. How awesome that you were able to combine your business trip with a romantic anniversary celebration. It looks like you made the most of your time with us and I’m glad that you were able to enjoy our piano bar as well as our complementary evening wine reception.
I’m very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you have the opportunity to visit us again soon.

Sincerely,

Tobias
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Additional Information about Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 116 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#2 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#2 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#7 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#12 Business Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by rich architectural history, the Morrison House is a Federal style inn set in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Conde Nast Traveler has named the Morrison House one of the best hotels in the world five years running and it has been awarded the AAA Four Diamond Award for 26 straight years. Near our nation’s capital, this boutique luxury hotel provides impeccable service, an award winning restaurant and luxurious amenities in a soothing atmosphere. ... more   less 
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