A historic property with modern touches including iHome stereos
As with all Kimpton properties, there's an evening wine reception ?
Great food at the Grille restaurant
What To Know
An intimate, couple-friendly hotel in a quiet area; no nightclubbing here
WiFi is free with a free Kimpton Karma membership; request to sign up upon check-in at the hotel
DC is a 20-minute drive away
There’s no spa, but treatments are available in-room upon request
Parking on site
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Meticulously revamped Federal-style mansion with the intimacy of a bed-and-breakfast in Old Town Alexandria
With its unobtrusive location just a block off King Street, one of the DC area’s prime shopping spots, the property might initially be mistaken for a private home. The residential vibe continues as you walk up the stone steps to the lobby, which is decorated like a grand old sitting room. But at this Federal-style mansion turned 45-room hotel, you won’t have to scrimp on such 21st-century comforts as free WiFi (with a free Kimpton Karma membership), iHome stereos and showers with excellent water pressure.
Bed and Bath
The decor is traditional with a twist: mahogany furniture, chandeliers and contemporary art. Some bedrooms have four-poster beds covered with Frette linens, decorative fireplaces and signature Kimpton accents like zebra-print sheets. Bathrooms have Italian marble vanities and high-end toiletries.
Morrison House has earned plaudits for its friendly staff and discreet yet attentive service. It hosts an evening wine reception, a Kimpton ritual, and the formal Grille Restaurant & Piano Bar serves hearty American food such as steak and roast chicken. And although there's no spa, the concierge can arrange in-room services.
In the Area
Hail a water taxi at the Alexandria waterfront, a 15-minute walk from Morrison House, and zip up to National Harbor, where you’ll find boutiques and restaurants galore. Or take a cruise to Georgetown, DC’s toniest neighborhood, from the same dock, checking out the monuments along the way. After you’ve hit King Street’s stores, wander the roads that run perpendicular to it — the Hour has carefully curated cocktail paraphernalia from the 18th-century onward, and Hysteria offers womenswear by DVF, Milly and Calypso, among others. Refuel from shopping and sightseeing at PX, one of the city’s best bars, a short walk from the hotel. Look for the blue light above Eamonn’s, and call ahead for reservations. The cocktails employ house-made tonic.
Morrison House, Autograph Collection
116 S Alfred Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel are:Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 4.9 km / 3.1 miWashington, DC (IAD-Washington Dulles Intl.) - 38.2 km / 23.8 miThe preferred airport for Morrison House, a Kimpton Hotel is Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.