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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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Highly Recommend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed one night, August 30, 2013. Hotel is extremely clean, convenient to Washington, DC and Old Alexandria, VA. Staff couldn't have been more nice and accommodating. We were greeted by a staff member who parked our vehicle in the underground garage. BTW, vehicles are very safe and secure. Only staff members can enter the garage. Primary purpose of trip was to bicycle ride around Washington, DC and Alexandria, VA area. Hotel even locked our bikes for the night in a room in the underground garage. We were allowed to keep our vehicle parked until we return the next day from riding. We were also allowed to clean up and change clothes even though we had already checked out.

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  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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morrison_house, General Manager at Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Hello lastrayer,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent stay with us. What an awesome idea to use the Morrison House and our central location as your home base for your bicycle trips around DC. I hope you made it to Mount Vernon as this is such a beautiful ride!
Don’t forget that we have a complementary bike program at our hotel if you don’t feel like bringing your own bikes next time.

Thanks for the great feedback!

Tobias
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Arlington, VA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This hotel is more traditional than one would expect from the Kimpton brand, but you'll still find exceptional service and design. The room was charming with its four-poster bed and faux fireplace, and the antique feel was balanced with a few modern Kimpton touches. The staff went above and beyond to help us celebrate a birthday with style, and we enjoyed every minute of our long weekend. You'll feel like family every time the doorman greets you while coming and going. The location is perfect to explore Old Town Alexandria shops and restaurants, so bring your walking shoes and an empty stomach.

The only strange moment was visiting the hotel bar for a 10pm nightcap to find a group enthusiastically singing along to a small band playing "hits" from Barry Manilow and the Carpenters. Say what?

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, September 10, 2013
Dear ArlingtonTravels,

Thank you for choosing the Morrison House for your birthday weekend. It means a lot to us to see that our team went above and beyond to make your birthday celebration a special one. I’m glad that you enjoyed the more traditional feel of our hotel combined with exceptional service and some modern touches.

Please come back to visit us again soon,

Tobias
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a few days at the property. This is a charming boutique hotel in a great location..close to everything in the very walkable Old Town. The staff is extremely service oriented, professional and took the extra steps to insure our comfort. Room was well appointed and the Kimpton Style bed was what the doctor ordered for a great night's sleep. We're looking forward to a return trip.

  • Stayed August 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, September 10, 2013
Dear truepleasure,

I like to take this opportunity to thank you and your wife for choosing the Morrison House and for taking the time to review our hotel.
We are looking forward to welcome you back.

Yours,

Tobias
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Barrie, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Just returned from a wonderful mini vacation in Alexandria. We decided to stay at the Morrison House after reviewing the comments on Trip Advisor. The Morrison House is a charming hotel. The staff welcome you as soon as you arrive, they are friendly yet professional and courteous. The King Deluxe Guest Room was spacious, clean, very quiet and the bed so comfortable. We didn't manage to take advantage of the evening wine offered, but really enjoyed the complimentary coffee provided each morning, great coffee by the way! If you are planning on visiting Washington The Morrison House in Alexandria is a very convenient location. Left the car in the valet parking and took the train into Washington. A very pleasant walk or you can jump on the free shuttle service to the train station. Alexandria is a lovely town, lots of restaurants and things to do. I would definitely stay at The Morrison house again and have no hesitation in recommending it !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, August 29, 2013
Hello Carol M,

We truly appreciate that you chose the Morrison House as your home base for your recent mini vacation.
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. It is great to hear that you picked us based on the majority of positive reviews on this site. I’m glad that we were able to live up to our reputation and that we met your expectations.

Hope to welcome you back soon,

Tobias
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Rockville, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Booked this through a Travelzoo special. It is a lovely old hotel and the staff are helpful and the rooms clean. We were in a "garden' room which afforded us a view of an SUV's tires, but that's OK as we just slept in the room. The bed was very comfortable,but I don't think we got more than a few hours sleep as the old A/C was SO loud. It was like (trying) to sleep next to a ride on mower.
On check in we were told that coffee would be available until 10 or 11 AM. Couldn't find any in the morning so asked at the restaurant and they seemed unaware of this. However, overall it was lovely really. Perhaps a good nights sleep may have made it 5 star!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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, August 29, 2013
Dear KirstyGharavi,

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for the kind comments about the hotel our team and the cleanliness of your guestroom. I’m sorry that the AC unit in your room was a little noisy. We have a detailed inspection process in place and we should have caught this prior to your arrival. Our complementary coffee service is available every day from 6am to 10am. I apologize that you missed it!
The majority of our guestrooms are located on the upper floors and they are called our “deluxe rooms”. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at tobias.arff@morrisonhouse.com if you are planning to return.
I would be happy to assist you in booking one of our rooms on a high floor; and I owe you a cup of coffee anyway.

Respectfully,

Tobias
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trinity fla
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

A lovely, beautiful hotel located in the heart of Old Town. The amenities of this wonderful hotel are too numerous to mention. The staff is top notch, the rooms comfortable and the restaurant is the best. They see to your every need. Only place we'll ever stay again while visiting our soon.

Room Tip: Room 508. It's on the top floor with 2 windows.
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  • Stayed August 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, August 27, 2013
Hello 7springstrinityfla,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to write this nice review. We are looking forward to become your new home away from home whenever you are visiting your son.

Yours,

Tobias
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My stay was everything more than I expected . Tha staff was excellent an made you feel right at home as soon as you walk in the door . They have anything you could possibly need so you dont have to worry about anything . I would definately recommend Morrison House !

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 26, 2013
Dear blueboxer513,

We truly appreciate that you chose the Morrison House and that you took the time to review our hotel.
I can’t help it but I really like your title of the review: “A world within a world !!!”
We hope to welcome you back soon!

Thank you,

Tobias
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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 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#5 Family Hotel in Alexandria
#14 Business Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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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