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Review of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Ranked #47 of 140 Hotels in Washington DC
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Key West
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Loved this earth friendly boutique hotel. Location was perfect for our quick weekend in DC. Tore up the Mall on the bikes that come with our room. Kudos for yoga mats and recycling. Loved the long hallways and classic feel that comes from renovating and old building. We are now Klimpton fans

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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks for noticing our earth-friendliness Njcyogi - we've won quite a few significant environmental awards recently and are very proud of the accomplishments!
Cheers,
Ed
Monaco DC GM
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Long Beach, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

My company hosted an event here and I stayed one night. The location is perfect, could not get much better. Right next to Spy Museum. Hotel room was small and I was put on a basement level. The bathroom was wheel chair accessible but the major problem was since there was no bathtub, ALL the water comes out of the shower while your in it. Floor was totally soaked and I had to mop it up with the one extra towel I had. Our event was held on the 4th floor. Buffet lunch was very good, could not complain and the waitstaff were very attentive. All in all it was fine, but probably would not go back.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
All in all it was fine is a little less than we are hoping for LRapkin, next time we'll have to get you into one of our fabulous Monte Carlo rooms, more value - in space and luxury - for a small value in price. Please call us if you're headed back soon.
Best
Ed - Monaco DC GM
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The Plains, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

You have a myriad of fine choices when choosing a place to stay in DC. The Hotel Monaco is my first choice, however. The rooms are unique and extraordinarily comfortable. The staff is polite, ready and willing to do whatever necessary to make your stay more comfortable. The location is steps away from a World of entertaining things to do. The price reflects a first rate experience at a comfortable cost. In a sea of mediocrity, Hotel Monaco stands out as a unique lighthouse. Stay there. You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms with vaulted ceilings
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
GreatMeadowGuy - thank you so much for the kind words, the location is second to none I agree, but as you point out, it's our team that makes the difference! Hopefully you'll be back enjoying more than one night to know soon!
Cheers,
Ed - Monaco DC GM
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Los Angeles
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2013

Excellent. Elegant excellence. Adjacent to the Metro. 15 minute stroll from the White House. Steps away from scores of great dining establishments.

Superb front desk staff, great restaurant called POSTE, fun atmosphere. Close to everything in the heart of DC. And the building itself is AWESOME. Our weekend experience was worry-free, priced right, and very, very comfortable.

Room Tip: The front desk/reservations staff are amazing. Just let them know your concerns, there are more than...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Worry free, priced right and very very comfortable. High praise indeed Bradhaan and I truly appreciate it. Please come back again soon!
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

I stayed at the Monaco for one night on a business trip. The hotel is well located but the service was below par for a reasonably expensive "boutique" hotel. The following were the major difficulties: (1) checked in and given a room in the basement with no window (although they obliged with a room with a window when asked); (2) saw it was possible to get a coffee maker and called to ask for one, which did not arrive until 40 minutes later (after several calls to check and offers to go get it from housekeeping); (3) ordered room service breakfast and the order was not quite right (although not a big deal--bacon instead of ham and "regular" eggs instead of egg beaters); (4) left Kindle in the room when I left and no-one contacted me and I had to call three times (leaving messages) until they told me they had it; (5) asked to pay for shipping of the Kindle to Boston (which is OK but I had something like this happen at another hotel and they very nicely sent it to me without charging), at which point I realized they had gotten the address wrong (which I then corrected).
In addition to the service "issues," the rooms are quite small (although ceilings are high).
All in all, does not seem worth the added expense of a "boutique" hotel.

Room Tip: Avoid the "first" floor, which is the windowless basement.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

My wife and I recently stayed at this hotel that was selected for its location and our prior experience staying at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago. Tony at the front desk checked us in and from that moment on he addressed us by name everytime we passed by the desk.

The best story though has to do with Maurice on their bell staff. In my rush to leave the hotel and catch a taxi, I quickly pulled out a few dollars to hand to Maurice. As I walked away he shouted out to me and said he did not think I meant to give him something and handed me a $100 bill that was tucked in the bills I handed to him earlier. I was flabbergasted and handed him an additional tip. Upon arriving at the airport, the drive told me his credit card reader was not working. Luckily, I had my lucky $100 bill with me and was able to pay without having to go inside and find an ATM machine. Thank goodness for Maurice and people like Maurice in this world!!!

Room Tip: On our first night, it was suggested we stay in a room on the lower leve on the 8th street side to g...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review, 5 December 2013
Thank you Mark C - I shared your review personally with Mouriz - he was as delighted to be recognized as you were with his honest service! I'm glad all worked out well and I truly mean it when I say please come back again soon.
Best
Ed - Monaco DC GM
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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74 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

This Kimpton property is centrally-located near to the White House and other major attractions, as well as close to restaurants and shopping as well as the metro. This is an old-style heritage hotel that has retained its charm. The adjoining restaurant serves a great Sunday brunch !

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank IskandarT
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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thanks IskandarT - glad our location in the middle of it all worked so well for you. Come back again soon please!
Cheers
Ed - Monaco DC GM
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Address: 700 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
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Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Penn Quarter , Upper Northwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#17 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Family Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Business Hotel in Washington DC
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC 4.5*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The luxury Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, centrally located in Penn Quarter, occupies the former General Post Office and is a National Historic Building. Built in 1839, this recently renovated beautiful marble building has a stately grace that is matched by the hotel's exemplary service and luxurious amenities. From the comfort of elegant guestrooms, you are steps from the Verizon Center, the Smithsonian, National Mall and a plethora of museums. ... more   less 
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