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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel Monaco for four nights and was impressed with how soundproof the rooms were for being on the streetside of busy 7th street in Penn Quarter. We slept soundly all nights and never heard any noise from adjoining rooms either. For the most part, Kimpton properties are pretty consistent in their service and the Monaco in DC... More 

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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review

C c - we're glad you had a quiet and comfortable stay - that's what it's all about - that and location! Be sure to check our website at Monaco-DC.com - we run specials there from time to time that are sure to be the best value around! Cheers, Ed - Monaco DC GM More 

West Bloomfield, Michigan
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

This hotel is a converted Post Office so bathrooms may be quirky and closet space may be minimal in some of the rooms. The warmth of the staff, the general ambience, and the prime location more than counterbalance small inconveniences. Grandchildren got welcome bags when checking in,coffee or tea in the morning, cookies available in the afternoon, wine in the... More 

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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review

Sheila S - we're so glad you could visit with the grandchildren - we love our Kimpton Kids! Come back again soon - we'll be waiting in the same fantastic location. Cheers, Ed - Monaco DC GM More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I've stayed at this hotel twice now and have to say it is my favorite hotel in DC. This is a fantastic property. Housed in a historical building, it is just an amazing place to stay. The staff is incredibly welcoming and will go out of their way to help with whatever needs you might have. Kali, one of the... More 

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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review

Hannah T - thanks for the "must stay" review! You "must stay" again soon! We're looking forward to it - and Kali - we couldn't agree more - she's a gem! Cheers Ed - Monaco DC GM More 

Houston, Texas, USA
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111 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Don't miss this gem! This was my second stay at Monaco and I will return every chance I get. I am not typically a fan of "boutique-ie" type hotels since I really like modern conveniences and plenty of room. However, Monaco is special! It used to be an old Holiday Inn, which kind of makes me cringe, but the only... More 

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Caythorpe, United Kingdom
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274 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

I booked this hotel through an on-line service (hotels.com), and I had booked a king deluxe room with hosted wine reception. The first thing you realise is that this is an old building, converted to an hotel - it was like many buildings in Washington an old post office!? The hotel is well maintained and the corridors to the room... More 

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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review

Well Tricky273 I truly appreciate the thorough review, I hope that next time you include Poste Brasserie, the outdoor Courtyard is not to be missed in season! Great tips for travelers all around though - thanks again, Cheers Ed - Monaco DC GM More 

Olympia, Washington
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86 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

First time at this hotel. Try to stay at Kimptons whenever possible. This is an old historic building made into world-class hotel. They gave us free upgrade to huge room with vaulted ceilings on 4th floor. Staff were super and location is in midst of everything and across street from Metro stop. I always expect road noise but windows in... More 

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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review

We loved being your first time MarkkOBrown, come back soon and we'll do it again! Truly appreciate the great comments and fine review. Cheers Ed - Monaco DC GM More 

lincs, England
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209 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

Having never visited Washington before I did a lot of research before booking our hotel....and it paid off. Everything about this hotel was great. We checked in after a TWO HOUR queue to get through immigration ( a disgrace!) and got to the hotel to discover the 'happy hour' had finished....not a problem, the helpful gentleman on reception arranged for... More 

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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review

Merlymoo - thanks for the kind words, and yes, I agree you did miss out if all you enjoyed in Poste Brasserie was breakfast, but at least you sampled! I truly appreciate the great review all around though. I'd encourage you to come back, the T Shirt changes from year to year, and you can never have enough! Cheers Ed... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Absolutely the worst wifi bandwidth in the civilized world. I tested it via http://speedtest.net and IF -- that is IF -- I was able to get a ping, the best speed I got was 2.5 mbps. To compare, I get close to 30 mbps at home. I've traveled all over the world and as a comparison, I get better wifi... More 

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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words on our staff and location markingsley, it's true many countries rank above the US in average internet speed, (the US ranked 13th in a 2012 study), but 2.5mbs ranks right about at the global average in 2012 - not sure what you were looking to do with all that speed but our apologies if you... More 

Reykjavik, Iceland
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Excellent hotel and very well located in Washington. This historic building was actually one of the first Post offices in Washington and like most of such buildings in USA, very grand and well built. The courtyard is open to 8th street via arch which was once used by postal horse carriages. The hallways are long and hotel rooms are excellent.

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GM1004, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC, responded to this review

Looks like you must have taken our history tour Sigurdsson1962 - you were definitely paying attention! We're very proud of the history and adaptive reuse of this grand old landmark - and I'm pleased to read it met with your enthusiastic approval as well. Come back again soon! Best Ed - Monaco DC GM More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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92 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Won the lottery for tickets for the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Free For All on a Saturday night and found a last-minute deal Saturday morning for the Monaco. Loved the other 2 Klimptons we stayed at, so that sealed the deal for an impromptu in-town get-away. Took the Yellow Line Metro to Gallery Place and popped up just across the street... More 

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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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Address: 700 F Street NW, Washington DC, DC 20004
Region: United States > District of Columbia > Washington DC > Penn Quarter , Upper Northwest
Price Range: $183 - $1,022 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC 4.5*
Number of rooms: 184
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Also Known As:
Hotel Monaco Washington Dc
Kimpton Washington Dc
Monaco Hotel Washington Dc
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#10 Green Hotel in Washington DC
#17 Romantic Hotel in Washington DC
#23 Luxury Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Business Hotel in Washington DC
#31 Family Hotel in Washington DC
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