Hotel Monaco Alexandria


This is a pretty perfect Alexandria location, right on King street and the perfect place for going to the cool new King side of Washington street or the old river side. The bar and restaurant in the lobby is great for any occasion and the lobby in general just has a nice feel. Most recently I stayed in a loft room that was pretty sick. Nice sized space and it worked really well with a group. You aren’t gonna get any views at this hotel really but it’s really the best hotel in Alexandria.
TV’s could be bigger since the rooms are so big. Good pay per view including 24 hour action. Room service does go 24 hours but the late night menu kind of blows (all cold basically). The regular room service menu is a little too nice as well…But I did think serving breakfast until 2:30 on Saturday and Sunday was a very nice touch. Bathroom is meh overall.


–They were super nice when I had a problem recently…even wrote me a letter. Pretty cool to see in this day and age. (24 hour room service had been canceled)
-Even standard rooms are pretty big with a nice chaise and other standard room fillers. Courtyard rooms have nice little balconies (but ridiculous views since you are just looking at other rooms).
-Bathrooms at this hotel are slightly better and bigger than most Kimpton hotels I have been to. Like…slightly.
-Mini bar is fully stocked and movies are aplenty.
-This hotel does not have central HVAC systems…so every room has one of those old school air conditioners/heaters sitting in the corner.
-Good restaurant in the lobby.