Great Hotel, Great Location A review of Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel
First I want to thank rafab1 for the Travelzoo tip! It just so happened I was going to Alexandria for the weekend and I was able to book this hotel for $99/night which is probably close to $75-$100 off the regular price.
This is a very nice hotel. If you have ever stayed at a Kimpton property, you already know of the eclectic style. If you don't mind the different patterns in the decor, then book this hotel when you are in Alexandria.
We were in a corner room and throughly enjoyed the room and amenities. Kimpton uses eco friendly products.
The beds are comrfortable. The bathroom was nice with great towels, wonderful water pressure and plenty of hot water. The staff is really nice and everyone speaks to you each time they see you. You also can't beat free high speed internet in the room.
There is a $20/day parking charge which is cheap compared to NYC, and San Francisco.
The hotel is in a great part of town. Just a few blocks from the waterfront and surrounded by great shops and restuarants. There is a drug store about 1 block away for last minute items.
The only complaint I had was with the valet service. They were a little slow for my taste. I called to have my car brought around before my husband and I left the room. However, we wound up waiting over 20 minutes before my car was brought up and that was after my husband said something to the valet. He took my ticket, but never gave it back, nor did the young man who brought my car around have the ticket. They had to issue a new ticket. That wasn't the problem for me. The issue was I called in more than enough time and still had to wait 20 minutes for my car.
Other than that little incident, Everything else in this hotel was top notch.
Enjoy your stay.