We stayed at the Monaco during our recent visit to Washington DC. We loved the location of this hotel in Alexandria. Close to so many great shops and restaurants. Easy walk to the metro to get to DC. The staff was super-friendly from the moment we arrived until the time of our departure. The valet service staff was very helpful. Since the garage at the hotel was full, they would valet our car for $25 a day with in and out services. Since we didn't need our car during this visit, they told us about the garage on PItt Street located below the courthouse, directly across the street from the Monaco. The rate at the garage was $13 a day, so we were told. We parked in the courthouse garage. On Sunday when we pulled out of the garage, our total for Friday to Sunday morning was $18. Can't beat that.
Even though the hotel itself was very busy and full, we were able to check-in early. We used the free King St. Trolley to get to the Metro station and toured the Air and Space Museum. When we returned, the hotel staff surprised our son with a cupcakes, cold fruit juice and a stuffed turtle in celebration of his 7th birthday.
We enjoyed the pool and breakfast at Jackson 20. We used the "Breakfast for $1 more" promotion. The continental breakfast was adequate for us, since we don't eat much in the morning. But the waitstaff said that they could apply a $7 credit to our breakfast bill if we preferred something off the breakfast menu. Loved the evening wine reception and our son loved the Kids' Hour from 4-5pm. Nice way to meet other guests.
The neighborhood around the hotel offered many excellent dining choices and shops. We hope to be back to DC soon and we will probably stay here again. Very convenient location and so much better than driving around the District.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Monaco Alexandria Kimpton