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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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10 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wedding night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Stayed with my new wife for 2 nights at this hotel upon recommendation from my uncle who is a frequent patron of the hotel. I must admit the classic elegance of the rooms blew me away and i was quite pleased with the amenities offered. We didn't get to try the wine specials or the hotel restaurant but we saw quite a few guests having a good time. Proximity to everything in downtown Alexandria was great and we had no problem venturing out . The rooms had actual keys insted of key cards , definitely forced me to take care of my room key.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 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, June 18, 2013
Dear TravelLongTyme,

The entire team at the Morrison House likes to congratulate you on your recent marriage.
Thank you for the kind comments about your experience with us. We truly hope that we will be able to welcome you back soon, possible for your 1st anniversary?

All the best,

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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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This was our third stay. Excellent, courteous and helpful staff. Beautiful rooms. In the heart of Old Town in Alexandria, Virginia. Decor of reading room is great. Would highly recommend it. Room rates are not expensive. Do not know if they have a workout facility or pool on site.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 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, June 3, 2013
Dear FHC1,

Thank you for being a loyal guest at the Morrison House. I’m glad that you enjoyed our location the décor and our courteous and helpful staff.
All of our hotel guests are more than welcome to use the pool and the gym of our sister property Hotel Monaco. It is just a few blocks up the road and free of charge for you.
Thanks for your great feedback and please keep coming back to us.

Sincerely,

Tobias
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Grove, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I stayed here for about 2 weeks on business. The hotel is in a superb location (1 block away from "Old Town" main drag.) The valet only parking here is about $25 a day which really eats into your wallet if staying for an extended period of time but this cost is comparable with other nearby hotels. My room was rather small and the bathroom facilities a bit outdated but the bed was extremely comfortable and the room clean. They offer complimentary wine every night for an hour which was fantastic. Despite a few aspects about the hotel I didn't care for what really makes this hotel shine is the staff willing to meet your every need. The Morrison House is a quaint and cozy hotel that I would recommend for a weekend, honeymoon or special event stay but feel there are better options around if your looking for extended stay type accommodations.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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 28, 2013
Dear CountryBoy70,

Thank you for choosing the Morrison House and thank you for writing this review.
It is awesome to hear that you truly enjoyed our staff and our complementary daily evening wine reception.
Please let me know if you are planning to return to our area. I would like to personally assist you in making your next extended stay as enjoyable as possible. You can reach me directly at: tobias.arff@morrisonhouse.com

Respectfully,

Tobias
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 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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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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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 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#2 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#2 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#7 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#11 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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