Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington D.C.

Penn Quarter, Washington DC

The hotel

Combining history and luxury, this boutique Kimpton hotel offers a unique stay, right in the heart of DC. So many attractions are on your doorstep, including the Penn Quarter/Chinatown area, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the Verizon Center. Warm and welcoming, the hotel occupies the site of Washington D.C’s original General Post Office and Tariff Building and retains many of the original architectural features. Hailed as a National Historic Landmark, we’re sure it will live on in your memory too for it’s sumptuously appointed guestrooms, first-class service and meticulous attention to detail. There are restaurants galore in the immediate vicinity but before you head out to dinner, join fellow guests at the hosted evening wine hour, held in the living room between 5.00pm-6.00pm every evening – it’s a great way to meet people and pick up some sightseeing tips!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of the trendy Penn Quarter, also known as East End Washington. Transfer time from Dulles International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

184 rooms and suites on 4 floors. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, yoga mat, Atelier Bloem bath amenities, telephone, DVD player, CD player, WiFi access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, in-room safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Deluxe Rooms vary in size, and have 1 queen-size bed, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Premier Rooms are 325-375 sq ft and have 1 queen-size bed or 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Standard Suites are 610 sq ft and feature separate living room and soaking tub in the bathroom, with 1 king-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 

Dirty Habit (open for brunch, dinner and late night menu, specialty cocktails). 24-hour fitness centre. In-room spa treatments*. Complimentary morning coffee and tea service. Hosted daily evening wine hour. WiFi access*. Concierge. Laundry/dry cleaning service*. Room service*. Valet parking $52 for standard vehicles, $70 for oversized vehicles, plus tax per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (355)
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Jan 20, 2020 A1721WLryanj

Even though it was a one night stay, I had a great time. The staff were very friendly, professional and I look forward to another night at the Monaco. The food was outstanding and the entertainment was also fantastic.
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Jan 18, 2020 Jamaican_napoleon

In the heat of all the hustle in the city if you want a place you can truly just disappear from it all and just breathe, this hotel is the answer. This hotel provides rooms that are both spacious and beautiful.
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Jan 15, 2020 gnarking West Columbia, South Carolina

Spent 3 days in the hotel. Staff was very nice and helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable. The afternoon happy hour was a nice perk and great way to unwind from a busy day and plan for the evening. I would have given 4/5 stars but ADA access wasn’t great and I had a broken foot and required crutches and a knee scooter. There are around… Read more
Spent 3 days in the hotel. Staff was very nice and helpful. The room was very clean and comfortable. The afternoon happy hour was a nice perk and great way to unwind from a busy day and plan for the evening. I would have given 4/5 stars but ADA access wasn’t great and I had a broken foot and required crutches and a knee scooter. There are around 12 steps to climb to enter the main lobby which was difficult. They had a handicap lift at a side entrance but that required a phone call to the front desk and an employee physically operating it. In addition, to get from the ADA compliant rooms to the front lobby required an elevator ride. Not a huge deal for me on this trip but I would recommend staying at a hotel with better accommodations if I was in a wheel chair or on crutches. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect location, perfect hotel for a stay with out of town guests

Jan 13, 2020 akelser

The Hotel Monaco is situated in an ideal location for maximizing your time in the District if you’re coming from out of town. I lived in DC for six years and had family from overseas that wanted to see the Capitol. The hotel is equidistance from the major monuments; close to countless museums; and a stone’s throw away from the Verizon Center if… Read more
The Hotel Monaco is situated in an ideal location for maximizing your time in the District if you’re coming from out of town. I lived in DC for six years and had family from overseas that wanted to see the Capitol. The hotel is equidistance from the major monuments; close to countless museums; and a stone’s throw away from the Verizon Center if you want to catch a Capitols or Wizards game, or concert. We were able to walk everywhere and my family saw more in two days than most people do in a week. The rooms and hotel bar are great, second only to the accommodating staff. Five stars. Read less
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Jan 13, 2020 JulesGW12

From the staff who greeted us at the front desk to the overall feel of the hotel, all my boyfriend and I felt was positive vibes. This hotel is in a great location, walking distance to excellent shopping, restaurants, and historical monuments. The outdoor seating area on the lobby floor level was really cool. They have a bunch of tables and… Read more
From the staff who greeted us at the front desk to the overall feel of the hotel, all my boyfriend and I felt was positive vibes. This hotel is in a great location, walking distance to excellent shopping, restaurants, and historical monuments. The outdoor seating area on the lobby floor level was really cool. They have a bunch of tables and couches set up and fire pits, tons of seating and again just an overall great vibe. The decor was really neat at this hotel, super wide hallways, beautiful rooms (we upgraded to a huge room that had a living room suite and master bedroom). Can’t speak highly enough about this hotel, we cant wait to go back and stay here. Big shout out to Mary who delivered our room service two days in a room. That chick rocks, such a positive person, so sweet and down to earth. I complimented the Bobby pin she was wearing and she took it out of her hair and stuck it in mine. I was stunned by her generosity and what a sweet gesture it was. Her and everyone else there had wonderful customer service skills, where making the customer happy was their main goal. Pam was also super accommodating too as we had a later check out and she stuck around two days in a row to clean our room. Stay here when booking your next hotel in DC, you wont regret it. Read less