For deluxe accommodations in a terrific location, you can’t beat the Monaco. When it was completed in 1866, this historic, four-story marble building served as a general post office and tariff building for an area that was a developing mishmash of big government and small-town buildings. Hard to imagine now. It’s one of the city’s top hotels, surrounded by wondrous museums, like the Smithsonian American Art/National Portrait Gallery, and trendy restaurants such as Zaytinya. A recent redesign has imbued the hotel with an “elegance-meets-bold” feel. Note the playful architectural details in each guest room, like a 5-foot lion’s head medallion above the bed, and the night table resembling the top of a Corinthian column, as well as the eye-catching features in the lobby/living room, with its brilliant green walls, contemporary Murano glass chandeliers, and modern art. Guest rooms are spacious, averaging about 400 square feet, and feature vaulted ceilings, long windows, and vibrant hues of bronze, plum, champagne, and royal blue. Ask for an F Street or 7th Street–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). The hotel restaurant, Dirty Habit DC, gets good reviews for its take on global cuisine, and for its bars in the atrium and courtyard
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown, Penn Quarter Transportation Metro: Gallery Place (7th and F sts. NW exit) Phone 800/649-1202, 202/628-7177 Fax 202/628-7277 Prices $179–$479 double; $459–$899 suite. Children 17 and under stay free. Rates include complimentary coffee in morning and a hosted evening wine hour. Parking Parking $52 including tax Pets Policy 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 In Rooms A/C, TV w/pay movies, CD player, hair dryer, minibar, free Wi-Fi 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) Credit Cards AE,DC,DISC,MC,V Units 184 units Web site Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC
Map700 F St. NW Washington, D.C. 20004 USA Washington, D.C.
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