Hotel Monaco Washington, DC - A Kimpton Hotel

700 F. Street NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004, United States
(4 star hotel)
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Location, Location, Location

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 23, 2006

In Washington, D.C., we wanted to be centrally located. We got exactly what we wanted with Hotel Monaco. This hotel is in the old Tarriff Building across the street from the Portrait Gallery, next to the MCI Center and next to the Spy Museum. Located on the outskirts of Chinatown, the area used to be on the seedy side, but has gone through a massive redevelopment. The area is quite nice now, with trendy restaurants and shops. We were right across the street from the Metro, which made everything just a few steps away from our hotel.

Unique Quality: On the outside, Hotel Monaco looks like a stuffy old government building, but in the inside the decor is whimsical and contemporary. The rooms vary - the cheapest standard rooms on the first floor are small, dark and have lower ceilings. Spring a little more for one of the Monte Carlo rooms. Those rooms are spacious, have very comfy kingsized beds, nice bedding and down pillows and have the highest ceilings I have ever seen in a hotel room. We had a room facing the inner courtyard and it was as quiet as can be.

The hotel says on its website that it will deliver a goldfish to your room upon request. We requested the goldfish - one for each of the two rooms we booked - but never got even one.

The hotel has a restaurant on the premises, which served a decent, but somewhat pricey breakfast. Breakfast is not included in the room rate. However, free wine is included at 5:30 pm., served in the lobby. The staff is very generous about the amount of wine they pour!

Directions: Within walking distance of the the National Mall. By Metro, take red, green or yellow line and get off at Gallery Place/Chinatown. Go to 7th and F exit, hotel is caddy-corner from the Metro entrance.

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How to make romance in historic gov't building?

by written on September 26, 2004

I'm a local, so we don't usually need a hotel in town, but this place has some interesting features and is well-located! (Well, 25 years ago this part of town was really dead after 5PM, but the MCI Center has changed all that.) Supposedly the first all marble building in the capital, it was built in the mid-80s -- that's the 1880s. From the outside, it looks exactly like what it was built to be -- a federal government building. In this case the Tarriff service used it, as well as the once serving as the main post office building.

Unique Quality: Hotel Monaco has a trendy, hip reputation in other cities -- San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago and Denver, to name a few. To get away from the bureaucratic exterior, they offer some good packages for weekends -- $189 per night for a beautiful room with a full breakfast is the simplest package. I'm looking at the $199 per night Spy package -- you get two tickets to the International Spy Museum (nearby) as well as complimentary wine in the evening and coffee in the morning. A fancier $419 package for REAL romantics (like maybe a proposal?) gets you a private evening limo tour of DC with a bottle of champagne along with other amenities.

Directions: Gallery Place Metro stop

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Address: 700 F. Street NW, Washington DC, District of Columbia, 20004, United States

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