Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
What We Love
- Central location means no need for cabs, Metro tickets or pesky bus maps
- Poste, the on-site restaurant, dishes up fabulous French fare
- Nightly lobby wine hour
What To Know
- Eclectic, colorful decor may not appeal to everyone
- Free WiFi for Kimpton Karma Rewards members (sign-up is free)
- Central location means expensive parking
- A $15 (plus tax) hotel fee per night will be collected at the hotel
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With its magnificent marble neoclassical façade dating to 1839 and architectural lineage (the designers counted the Washington Monument among their achievements), the 183-room Hotel Monaco could easily be mistaken for one of the city’s grand museums, many of which are just steps away. But the atmosphere inside is anything but stuffy. Splendid Corinthian columns and Jefferson busts are offset by funky furniture in bold colors, and a friendly staff is on hand to make dinner reservations and loan out pet goldfish for the night.
Bed and Bath
Spacious by city standards, all 183 guestrooms favor a riotous and successful clash of color, pattern and texture from carpet to ceiling. Most have vaulted, 20-foot ceilings and original architectural details, plus modern extras including Nintendo systems and honor bars stocked with organic options. Suites have whirpool tubs, and all rooms have luxe amenities by Aveda and impossibly fluffy leopard-print robes.
What was once the sorting pavilion of the original Post Office is today the popular on-site restaurant, Poste. An elegant French brasserie, it serves classics like coq au vin with kabocha squash, kale and baby turnips. The wood-and-granite bar abuts a polished granite courtyard, which is home to several small tabletop firepits and the restaurant’s organic herb garden. The cocktails are excellent, and the atmosphere is pleasantly chill.
How to Get There
The staff was very friendly and polite. Very accommodating also. This hotel is beautiful, esthetically. The restaurant Dirty Habit has excellent food and a great atmosphere. The lobby is a great place to sit for hours, talking with friends. Loved my stay!
Love this hotel! The building has so much character and history but is still well kept, updated, clean and trendy! The room itself was huge. Enjoyed having coffee and reading the free WSJ in the lobby every morning. The entire staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. Will def be back.
Hotel Monaco did not disappoint! A gorgeous building with 200 years of history behind it.
An eager to assist staff, beautiful surroundings and 4:00 complimentary wine/beer hour in the Lobby! The Restaurant is super cool with the Best outdoor courtyard bar you will find!
The National Portrait Gallery (SAAM)is across the street, as is a Metro station. Great location and fun atmosphere all around.
Can’t recommend this hotel enough!