When it was completed in 1866, this historic, four-story, marble building served as the capital’s general post office and tariff building for an area that was largely a developing mishmash of big government and small-town buildings. Hard to imagine now. In 2015, the Monaco is celebrating its 13th year as one of the city’s top hotels, in the heart of D.C.’s hottest neighborhood, surrounded by wondrous museums, like the Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery, and trendy restaurants such as Zaytinya and Hill Country Barbecue Market. Ask for an F St. or 7th St.-facing Monte Carlo room (525 sq. ft.) for best views; or a first floor guest room if quiet is preferred (some guests call this “the basement,” because it is nearly subterranean.) Interior rooms overlook the large courtyard, where Poste restaurant and bar patrons sometimes get loud.
Washington, D.C.› Hotel
700 F St. NW (at 7th St.).
Our Rating Neighborhood Penn Quarter Transportation Metro: Gallery Place (7th and F sts. exit). Phone 800/649-1202 or 202/628-7177 Prices Weekdays $299–$499 double, $509–$1,200 suite; weekends $169–$319 double, $269–$800 suite. Children 17 and under stay free in parent’s room. Rates include complimentary organic coffee in morning and a hosted evening wine hour. Pets welcome—they get VIP treatment, with their own registration cards at check-in, maps of neighborhood fire hydrants and parks, and gourmet puppy and kitty treats. Parking $42 Amenities Restaurant; bar; children’s amenity program; concierge; spacious fitness center w/flatscreen TVs; room service; Wi-Fi (free, when you sign up for the no-cost loyalty program) Units 183 units Web site Hotel MonacoBook a Room Now