August 31, 2008

Hotel Review: Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria

OMG! This was an amazing hotel. It was fabulous in every way.

The room was spacious for 2 people (queen size bed w/tons of extra pillows). Beautifully decorated in luxurious furnishings and fabrics. A nice 42 inch plasma LG TV (where we watched Gustav coverage). Nice hotel mini-bar, well stocked, with a minibar cabinet for non-refridgerated items (red wine, bottle opener, Tom's Toothpaste, Recycline toothbrush and razor, large size back of fancy potato chips, full size Snickers, organic chocolates, etc.). Their toiletries were all natural and very nice. Super luxurious towels - I am super picky about hotel towels. They must not smell of bleach and be SUPER SOFT - these were BETTER than I expected - super soft and fluffy.

The robe was very nice - they supply pjs in the closet too (for a fee) but I thought that was kind of odd.

There was an umbrella in case you needed it. You could ask for any item you might need, free of charge: toothpaste, deodorant, fan, humidifier, curling iron, straightening iron, hangers, cribs, etc. You could buy anything else you might've forgotten: tweezers, nail clippers, scissors.

They had an ipod dock for playing your music (which we did).

Our window was able to be opened! So we opened it to hear some of the street music playing.

Room service breakfast was amazing, although pricey - $60 for an omlette and toast, chocolate milk, OJ, pancakes and bacon. BUT WORTH EVERY penny - it was so awesome.

The staff was great. The hotel was quiet and clean and very very nice.

WE WILL STAY THERE AGAIN and we will not stay anywhere else in Old Town, should we need to get away again! Anywhere we travel where we need a hotel, we will look for a Hotel Monaco/Kimpton hotel, absolutely. They have won us over!!

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