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... and ultimately lost.
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Washington - Smithsonian etc. again.
The first stop today was a mega walk up the mall (the green strip up to the Lincoln Memorial -you have seen photos of Abe Lincoln, sculpted from marble sitting on a high backed chair.) In galleries on either side were engraved a couple of his speeches. Interesting. In the longer one he made quite a few quotes from the Bible. This was part of his second inaugural speech while the Civil War was on:
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Adorable, spacious DC property
I've just returned from a six night stay in DC and the Monticello Hotel in Georgetown. It was a wonderful place to be. It was very clean, superbly maintained, and in a wonderful location mere steps off M street. I'd return without hesitation. At three stars it certainly is at the top of the heap and would compete fairly with many four star properties I've stayed. Barnes and Noble is right across the street, the beloved cafe/bakery/eatery La Madelaine is a minute or less away, the Metro at Foggy Bottom wasn't more than 10 minutes away and the 'Georgetown feel' of the place is just too good to pass up. If you're looking for well-priced value, I can't imagine a better place to hang your hat while in DC.
Great Family Hotel
Just returned from a four night stay at hotel Monticello. I tagged along with my wife who was on business to serve as babysitter to our infant daughter. The hotel is an all suite with the rooms having a sitting room and bedroom area both of which have televisions. It had a nice sized all marble bath. Prior to our arrival they had a crib placed in our room for our daughter. The staff was ultra friendly and went out of their way to meet our needs and that of our baby. It is a lovely hotel right off of M street in the heart of Georgetown. It is close to the zoo and a Metro connector bus ride from two Metro stops. Monticello is a wonderful hotel that I can not say enough good things about.
I travel to Washington D.C. at least monthly, and discovered the Monticello Hotel by accident at the beginning of 2004. I could not have been more thrilled at the level of accommodation: twice as much as I expected. As a result I will not stay anywhere else, and always ask for my regular room (Standard: very spacious, perfectly decorated and spotlessly clean every time). The amenities are over and above what other hotels offer, and I would classify this hotel as a 4 star, not 3. Superb staff and breakfast and newspaper in the mornings. The location could not be better and is a short taxi hop to most attractions outside of Georgetown. And what could be better than a location next door to the Barnes & Noble and one of the best Italian restaurants in D.C? I work with foreign dignitaries, many have since discovered the hotel through me, and will place their business and private visitors at the Monticello. My only worry now is that too many visitors will book rooms and leave no vacancy for my regular stays!
Great location and great facility
My wife and I stayed four nights in July. The room (103) was a real suite with a living area and a sleeping area separated by French doors. It was spacious, very well well-appointed, and clean. The location is great - one-half block from M Street with many very good restaurants, about a block and a half from the Georgetown Connection shuttle bus stop which will take you right to the Foggy Bottom Metro Station for a dollar. (Get a Metro tranfer ticket on your return and ride for 35 cents.) From the Foggy Bottom Metro station you can get within a 10 minute walk of anywhere in D.C. The staff was helpful and pleasant. For what we got the room for, twice the price still would have been a good deal.
I just got back from staying at the Hotel Monticello for two nights (December 26 - December 28) as a Christmas present from my husand. It was our first time in Washington D.C. and this hotel was in a great location. Georgetown was very nice, however, kinda pricey. The hotel was wonderful, the only drawback was that we had no view from our room (just looking into windows of another hotel literally a stones' throw away). We got there early and were able to check in without any problems. We upgraded our room to a King suite since there was no tub in the Queen suite we had. Since the hotel is small it felt like we were the only people there. I also liked the fact that all the rooms are suites so we had a sitting area as well as the bedroom. This place is out of the way from Downtown D.C. but its only about a $8.00 cab ride from the Capitol which is all the way on the other side of the city. Its a 10 minute walk to the nearest trainstation (Foggybottom) but they have a shuttle bus that you can take there. I would highly recommend this place and will stay here again on my next trip to D.C.
I stayed at the Monticello for two nights Nov 14 and 15. The hotel is wonderfully located in Georgetown, right off M Street where all the shops and restaurants are located. I was very impressed with the room it was huge! I stayed in a room with two double beds; it also had a small fridge, microwave, coffee pot, and, surprisingly, glasses for red wine, white wine, and champagne. The room and bathroom were impeccably clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay there again.
I would definately recommend this hotel to the D.C. traveler. It's in a great location in Georgetown, the front desk employees are very helpful and nice, the room was just awesome! Great location, room, and service for the price. I would definately stay there again on my next visit to D.C.
Truly Enjoyed Staying Here
Our family of four truly enjoyed staying here. The room was spotless. I felt as if we were in some quaint european city. I can't not say enough for how clean if was. The people at the front desk, even the maintenance man/gardener was extremely helpful during our visit to Washington, DC. Underground parking was convenient.
This hotel was completely surpassed my expectations. My room (103) was large, comfortable and quiet. Best hotel bed I've slept in in a long time. Nice, marble bathroom. My suite did not have a full kitchen, just a frig, microwave and coffee pot, all in the bathroom. Met my needs just fine. Continental breakfast was set out in the lobby and you could bring it back to your room. I was visiting someone in Georgetown, so the location was perfect. Plenty of restaurants and shopping right out the door, and the walk to the metro was pleasant and not too long. The personnel were friendly and helpful. There was no doorman, so if you want a cab you have to walk up to M street (about three doors down) and hail one yourself. I didn't mind, but I might have if I had a lot of luggage. I will definitely stay there again.
Charming hotel, overstated luxury. The "multi-million dollar renovation" missed room 608 where we stayed. One bedroom ceiling was badly water stained. The closet door was so swollen it did not come within 2 inches of the door frame. The shower grout was more black than white. The carpet was cut and patched. The kitchen appliances dated from the 50's or 60's. Which would have been ok had the dishwasher been clean enough to use. We never saw the doorman pictured in the on-line literature, however, the staff at the front desk was very gracious in helping us find our way around DC.