We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“They raise the bar!”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection
Ranked #8 of 54 Hotels in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Hotel rooms in DC are outrageously priced. You will find a better value looking in Arlington or Alexandria, VA. I stumbled on this property while searching for a room when the conference rooms I was attending at the JW Marriott in DC was sold out. While not located downtown DC, it is only a $20-25 dollar cab ride, or a short Metro ride to the city. The Monaco raises the bar for all my future hotel stays. The rate at the Monaco was almost $100 LESS per night than the "negotiated" conference rate.
The Monaco provides a great atmosphere and ambiance I'm not sure I've experienced in a hotel before. Amenities include 24-hour room service, mini-bar, adjacent restaurant, robes, a nightly wine reception and free airport shuttle. The staff is extremely courteous from the bellman to the engineers.
The rooms are clean, large, nicely appointed. The bathroom was large, tiled in marble, with a shower/bath combination. Bathroom amenities are a little more upscale. Shower provided plenty of hot water, good water pressure and large plush towels to dry with. One area of improvement could be the bathroom needs better lighting. The sleeping area had a comfortable king bed, work desk, and additional chair. Work area had adequate light, comfortable chair and plenty of outlets for your electronics. Kimpton INTOUCH members get free internet. Bed was great with nice linen, and soft pillows and provided a good comfortable rest. The HVAC was quiet and maintained a comfortable temperature in the room during my stay in spite of the changing weather.
Old Town has plenty of restaurants within walking distance; the adjacent Jackson 20 restaurant was also very good. I booked this hotel with high expectations and they met the challenge and I look forward to my next stay at a Kimpton property.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Jonathan F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Triplewin,

So glad you chose to stay with us rather than downtown and discovered what the Hotel Monaco Alexandria is all about! Thanks for recognizing the staff for the service they provided, they make us proud every day!

Safe Travels,

Matt

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (1,832)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

996 - 1,002 of 1,832 reviews

Reviewed March 14, 2013

I stayed with my twin 11 year olds in December and hit a lot of the attractions in DC. The location was great, easy access to King street trolley,metro station, and many good restaurants within walking distance. Our room was really nice we stayed in a suite, kids loved it, they had a chalkboard and goldfish in the room. Highly recommend it look forward to trying more Kimpton hotels.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank striper08008
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear striper08008,

Thanks for bringing the kids to experience the hotel! We put a lot of emphasis on showing them the love just as much as the adults, as you could tell from the welcome amenities in their room upon arrival.

Glad you all had a great time!

Take care,

Matt

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Rooms are quite nice. Front desk staff is outstanding. It's definitely a boutique hotel, but not over the top. I was there on business (and have been several times). Rooms are spacious enough to get work done, WiFi is good (and free for In Touch members).

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank berk21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear berk21,

This is music to my ears! Thank you so much for recognizing our outstanding Front Office team, our high ranking here on TripAdvisor and strong customer service scores are a testament to their dedication of providing excellent customer service.

Thank you!

Matt

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Hotel Monaco is a great hotel located in the heart of Alexandria, Va. It is convenient to the shops and dining. We had a nice sized room. An extra treat is the wine reception from 5 to 6. Staff are very accomodating and friendly. Loved the decor. This is a boutique hotel and pet friendly. Thick zebra print bath robes are provided.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank tripmiss
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear tripmiss,

Thanks for choosing us on your trip down to the D.C. area! We are very fortunate to be located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria with all that it has to offer right out our front door.

We look forward to hosting you again sometime!

Take care,

Matt

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Excellent botique hotel. Very cool environment with a well appointed and energetic lobby area where you can network or enjoy a complimentary cup of tea in the evening. Very often you will see others enjoying a drink alongside their dog as the hotel is very pet friendly. The hotel staff is very professional and interested in attending to your needs. The gym is small yet has all the necessary equipment and free weights to get a good workout. The attached restaurant and bar have very good food and plenty of seating. Excellent location in Alexandria, walking distance to the entire town.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Saiklo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Saiklo,

Thank you for this wonderful review! Appreciate the kind words about our lobby and how it really attracts guests to sit down, enjoy, and meet new people.

Come back soon!

Matt

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 7, 2013

We normally stay in Shirlington when we go to the DC area. Got a great price on this for our one night stay, so changed up our usual. The room was obviously just redone and was great! Staff could not be nicer, and the location is perfect...never need to get in the car.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank costellery
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear costellery,

Great to know that you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for giving us a try this time, do we have a shot at becoming your new 'go-to' hotel in Northern Virginia now?!... We hope so!

Safe Travels,

Matt

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Very nice atmosphere, great location if you like Alexandria, hotel staff very helpful but not necessarily up to speed on how to get around Washington DC. Hospitality hour was great. Room we had was well appointed with some nice amenities i.e. bath robes. Down side is the HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) kept us awake it was so noisy. Keys had to be reprogrammed 4 times which was a real problem since we were on the top floor in the room furthest away from the front desk. Lighting in the bathroom is poor and on the yellowish side so it could be an issue for the ladies who are fastidious about applying makeup. Lighted magnifying mirror would be a huge improvement. May be back...not sure. FYI the rate we paid was $179 per night.

Room Tip: Rooms on the six floor have small windows, bordering on worthless. Rooms on the lower floors facing...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank jax14fun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ManagerMattHurlburt, General Manager at The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear jax14fun,

We apprecaite your business! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments here as well.

We have since addressed the issue we had during your stay with our key card system, my apologies for the inconveniences this caused you.

Hope to see you again, looking forward to the opportunity to provide you with a great experience all around this time!

Thank you,

Matt

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Alexandria hotels
Old Town
Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa
#7 of 54 in Alexandria
1,322 reviews
Hilton Alexandria Old Town
#6 of 54 in Alexandria
1,508 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Old Town
Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria
Old Town
Hilton Garden Inn Alexandria Old Town
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection

Address: 480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (Formerly Kimpton Hotel Monaco Alexandria)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Virginia > Alexandria > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Alexandria
#2 Green Hotel in Alexandria
#3 Luxury Hotel in Alexandria
#4 Business Hotel in Alexandria
#4 Family Hotel in Alexandria
Price Range: $129 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 241
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection, in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, is a luxury boutique hotel with rich design. Discerning travelers will appreciate the sumptuous décor, top-notch service and eclectic sensibility that our impeccable Alexandria, VA hotel provides. Stay with us and revel in our historically rich surroundings and contemporary comforts that provide for a memorable stay near Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon and all of Washington DC's many attractions. Conveniently adjacent to our hotel is the exceptional Jackson 20 restaurant. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Marriott, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Hotwire, Orbitz, getaroom.com, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Alexandrian, Autograph Collection reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Monaco Alexandria Kimpton

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing