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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

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700 F St NW, Washington DC, DC 20004-1602
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#84 of 153 hotels in Washington DC
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The luxury Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, centrally located in Penn Quarter, occupies the former General Post Office and is a National Historic Building. Built in 1839, this recently renovated beautiful marble building has a stately grace that is matched by the hotel's exemplary service and luxurious amenities. From the comfort of elegant guestrooms, you are steps from the Capital One Arena, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, National Mall and a plethora of popular museums.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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RexCarey wrote a review Nov 13
10 contributions4 helpful votes
I’m sorry I didn’t read previous reviews before booking. I too was first given a regular room after booking a an upgraded premier King Room. After complaining I was given a room directly across from the regular room. The room was slightly bigger with a king bed instead of the queen I was originally given. The view from the room’s very large windows was of very large and very full trash cans, it was dark when I checked in, but the trash was fully illuminated all night and frequently used. Morning: The front desk informed me, after I asked, that breakfast on Saturday started at 9:00. When I arrived at a nearly empty restaurant at 9:10 I was informed I needed a reservation and that they were completely booked, HA! My options were room service or they could serve me in the completely packed lobby. I repeat, the restaurant itself was nearly empty. At no time did anyone inform me that a reservation was required for breakfast even after I’d asked about breakfast. I opted for room service, room service is a misnomer. My breakfast arrived as if packed for take out in a paper bag. It was a cold soggy waffle with no butter and cold syrup in a plastic condiment container with an equal sized container of ketchup. Perhaps ketchup is a waffle condiment in Washington, but I doubt it or perhaps it was mistaken for the missing butter. The coffee arrived hot, but was flavorless and tasted reheated multiple times. Don’t get me started on the eggs. I would also like to point out that breakfast was included with my upgraded room. The credited room charge for THAT breakfast was $44.60. I should have moved after I saw the second room I accepted, that’s on me.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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LGC & JCFC wrote a review May 2021
White Plains, New York267 contributions177 helpful votes
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Hotel- Kimpton Monaco DC (Washington, DC) Date- April 2021 (2 nights) Overall: 5/5. Excellent. This was our first experience at this hotel, and we will definitely be back! Rewards Club Recognition- 5/5. Excellent. Upon arrival we were verbally thanked for our loyalty, and a credit of $20 was offered to be applied to our bill for minibar or restaurant purchases. Our room was upgraded, and as Inner Circle Loyalty members, an amenity was present in our room (bottled water, Perrier water, sprite, pretzels, a dried corn snack, and a small can of pringles). We were also proactively offered a late checkout. We genuinely felt like valued guests at this property. Staff- 5/5. Excellent. Sergio, who checked us into the hotel, was stellar. He was efficient yet thorough, and he was a model for customer engagement. As we observed him and the other reception staff members interact with guests during the evening social hour, we could see their genuine intent to please the hotel guests. Property Appearance & Maintenance- 5/5. Excellent. Exterior- The edifice is in great shape, and the hotel is well branded. Interior- The lobby and hallways were clean, stylish, and interesting to behold. Some of the baseboards in the guest rooms could use cleaned up, but for a historical building, maintenance does a great job. No outstanding maintenance items of substance were evident. Accommodations- 5/5. Excellent. We were assigned a “Premier Monte Carlo Guest room,” and we were happy. The high ceilings really added to the spacious feel of the room. The headboard of the bed was dramatic, as was the large stone lion face above the headboard. The bathroom had a shower/tub combination, which was quite clean. Housekeeping- 5/5. Excellent. The room was immaculately cleaned, and all toiletry items (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, toilet paper, facial tissues, etc.) were provided in a supply adequate for the length of our stay. The carpet was vacuumed and in good shape. Daily housekeeping service has resumed, and guests who would like their room refreshed can arrange with the front desk so that a housekeeper can enter the room while unoccupied. Pool/Gym- 4/5. Very good. No pool at this property, but the fitness center was available and contained a reasonable set of equipment. Access was provided by the front desk to ensure appropriate limitations on usage during the pandemic. Breakfast/Meal Options- 5/5. Excellent. The Dirty Habit restaurant was open for dinner service during the days of the week while we were present, and a weekend brunch service was available. Morning coffee service and the evening wine hour went smoothly and were appropriately modified for the pandemic (served from the front desk by a gloved representative behind plexiglass barriers). Laundry- not evaluated. A pricing sheet and laundry bag was present in the room, and the pricing was appropriate for a hotel of this category. Computer/Printer/WiFi- 5/5. Average. The WiFi connected easily, and the speed was adequate for smooth streaming of music and video. Other- Pandemic operations were appropriate and included social distancing protocols, sanitizing stations, and appropriate barriers to protect the staff and guests. The staff reliably wore masks over their nose and mouths. The sole drawback we could find with this property was that there is no way to load your belongings into a luggage cart from the street; stairs are required for entry; be mindful that you will have to get your belongings up the stairs in order to get inside the hotel entrance. Although an ADA entrance is present, it is not available for usual guest usage.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Shenieka D wrote a review Nov 9
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The hotel is beautiful for pictures only. But the service is poor. I did not feel welcomed at all this location. The young lady at the desk was not helpful at all. The room was beautiful but it had a mildew smell. The remote did not work or the refrigerator. So they had to come in to replace them. I could barely sleep as the smell got worse at night. I stayed in the Mediterranean suite that was in the basement and dusty. Which I don't understand why you would have a high priced suite in the basement with no view with a bad smell. I couldn't wait to leave that hotel. I'm so glad I only reserved the room for one night and decided to stay at amazing hotel down street for the second night. It was complete waste of money.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Christy P wrote a review Oct 2021
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We paid for the Premier Monte Carlo room which said it was 525 sq. ft, 55 inch television and spa tub. We were instead given the regular Monte Carlo room. When arriving to the room, we immediately noticed. The TV was more like 36 inches. The tub was very basic and small. The front desk said it was a premier room even after I called out the noticeable differences. She told me a manager would call me immediately. I asked her to call cell phone because we had lunch reservations. Noone called. I called 2 hours later and she confirmed this time that we were given the wrong type of room and they could move us but we had to do so within the next 5 minutes because they needed our room. We weren't close by and had to give up the room we paid for.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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JennyGB wrote a review Oct 2021
New Haven92 contributions47 helpful votes
First let me start with the positives: we attended a social event here and stayed two nights in conjunction. The event itself was lovely and we had a wonderful time. Also a dinner we set up with friends in the courtyard restaurant/bar, Dirty Habit, was terrific — including friendly efficient service from our waiter, Jessica, beautiful outdoor setting, imaginative tasty cocktails, and delicious food. Finally — and this can ruin a hotel stay for me so I’m really happy when it works well, as it did at Hotel Monaco — the HVAC in the room is good — quiet, effective, and able to cool a room sufficiently for sound sleep. Also the housekeeping staff does a great job servicing the rooms. They were fresh and clean. My disappointment is with the look and feel of the hotel, which in my view falls short of other Kimptons I’ve visited. The decor was garish in the lobby, dark and severe in the sitting room of the suite, and unwelcoming throughout (maybe it just wasn’t my style). The furniture looks dated and a little worse for wear. Signage is poor -it was a little difficult to find our way to the events we attended in ballrooms. There’s no coffee maker in the rooms and upon check in no one told us it would be served in the lobby. Room service seemed not to be an option. And despite 2 or 3 tries at different times during our visit, I never did get guest services actually to pick up the phone. It just rang and rang. I’ll chalk it up to Covid-era staffing challenges. They might need some more folks working the front desk. And maybe this location is ready for a redecoration soon.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$194 - $730 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hotel monaco washington dc, kimpton washington dc, monaco hotel washington dc
LOCATION
United StatesDistrict of ColumbiaWashington DCUpper Northwest
NUMBER OF ROOMS
184
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?
Nearby attractions include DC Brew Tours (0.04 miles), National Portrait Gallery (0.06 miles), and Escape the Room DC (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?
Conveniently located restaurants include Barmini, Rasika, and The Capital Grille.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Washington DC.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.