Needed a clean place close to metro. We knew we wouldn't be spending much time there. Staff very friendly and made the best of small facility. Called for more blankets and never got them so had to go get myself. Sparsely furnished but clean with no weird smells. Not in the same grade as those with plush beds and fluffy white comforters but after a long day of touring DC it definitely was fine and price was right.
My checkin was at 3:00 pm and rooms did not become available until 3:30. Traveling from sc that was a hindrance. Housekeeping took my towels Saturday morning but did NOT bring me anymore clean ones. I was appalled at that.
I booked three rooms for 7 cousins for our annual get-together. We almost cancelled because of an impending hurricane but were so glad we braved the rain. When we arrived we were given rooms on the 6th floor where there was a leak. We requested and soon got rooms on the second floor. We had a lovely time and really enjoyed the wine reception each day. We used the restaurant for a lavish breakfasts and brunch. The staff was super efficient and friendly and booked us restaurant reservations that I could not get on my own. I have stayed at the Monaco several times before and because I always had a great time I recommended that we have our annual visit there. No one was disappointed!
Eminently walkable, Old Town Alexandria offers a glimpse of early America through its 4,000 historic homes and businesses. Many visitors begin their tour at the Ramsey House Visitors Center, near the center of Old Town. One highlight is The Athenaeum art gallery, a Greek Revival structure where legendary Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee once banked. Don’t miss Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate.