LOVED THE HOTEL MONACO! A review of Monaco Alexandria, a Kimpton Hotel
Decided to try the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria VA this weekend and we were very impressed. It is a pet friendly hotel (we brought our two small dogs with us - the first time we've traveled with them).
The hotel has only been opened for a few weeks.
The decor is fantastic! Very cool, hip, a tad unconventional - which is a pleasant surprise...certainly has a wow factor.
Upon arrival, Eddie assisted us with parking our car and introducing us to the hotel and staff. He couldn't have been more friendly. Rico was the bellman and was young, friendly, helpful. In fact, every staff member we came in contact with was very friendly.
Our room decor was equally hip and fun. Room is large, bed was very comfortable. Bath was nice - good lighting, nice amenities.
We got the "introductory rate" (new hotel) of $159. per night. A great deal!...have stayed at NYC hotels of equal quality at three times the rate. Yes, it is Alexandria and not NYC, but still.
We will DEFINITELY stay here every time we come to Alexandria! The location can't be beat - right in the middle of Old Town near all the shopping and dining establishments.
We didn't have the chance to try their restaurant/bar next door because we had other dinner reservations at Vermilion (excellent, by the way) but we noticed it to be a mob scene - we can only guess it's been well received and will give it a try next time - at least for a drink....so many good restaurants in Alexandria...so little time!