We just returned from a weekend getaway to the Morrison House (Sept 4-6 2013) and it was a great experience. The House is in a fantastic location, a block away from King Street in Old Town, which is where the majority of restaurants and shops can be found in Alexandria. So many shops and places to eat are a short, easy walk from the hotel.
The House is a little less modern than other Kimpton hotels (we prefer to stay in Kimptons any time we can) but it suits the neighborhood perfectly. It is quaint, clean and charming. Our room was small, but very clean. The AC unit was quite noisy, and didn't seem to cool the room quite enough (unfortunately we had to run it throughout our stay since it was 90 degrees in October.)
The front desk and valet staff couldn't have been nicer. We planned to rent bikes and ride the Mount Vernon trail. When the valet staff got wind of this, they offered for us to borrow the hotel's bikes free of charge. They filled the tires with air, adjusted the seats and provided us with helmets. We were blown away by the customer service!
Since there are no ice machines on the floors, the housekeeping staff fills the ice buckets every night, which is a nice touch.
For the price and the location, I couldn't think of a better place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by rich architectural history, Kimpton Morrison House is a Federal style inn set in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Conde Nast Traveler has named Kimpton 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 and luxurious amenities in a soothing atmosphere. On-site restaurant, Ashlar, named as a nod to Alexandria's rich Masonic history, is a warm and timeless spot with polished, engaging hospitality and a well-appointed bar room. Under the helm of Chef Bobby Surdam the kitchen offers tavern classics rooted in the bounty of the Mid-Atlantic. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Morrison Hotel Kimpton