by Micaela Williamson
At first glance, the chic and trendy Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel, in Old Town Alexandria seemed like a great boutique hotel for a romantic getaway, not like a spot I wanted to take my kids. However, I was pleasantly surprised to learn about all their family friendly offerings and creative touches that make the hotel a special place for children. Plus, with an unbeatable location close to many shops, restaurants, and attractions in Old Town, the Hotel Monaco is a great site for a getaway.
We stayed in an incredibly spacious 750 square foot Loft Suite (Notably larger than my first apartment!) The suite offered a main level living area with large pullout sofa bed couch, flat screen TV, table, and half bathroom. Upstairs in the loft was a guest bedroom with another large flatscreen TV, and a state of the art bathroom featuring a Fuji tub (sadly my kids used this tub, not me,) and separate shower.
Due to the stairs and different levels, I would not recommend this room for families with toddlers, but it was ideal for me. I was able to read and watch a television show in my own space while my kids slept downstairs ( jumped on the bed and chatted in the dark.) Kimpton's Hotel Monaco has a diverse offering of suites and accommodations that fit different needs. Learn more about all the wonderful types of rooms available here.
Another highlight of the stay was eating at the onsite restaurant, Jackson 20, which boasts a great menu for kids and adults alike. At Jackson 20, Chef Brian McPherson’s menu features modern American comfort food with Southern influences, and relies heavily on fresh, local ingredients. The menu is diverse and has something on there from the picky eater to the aspiring foodie. We highly recommend the signature country ham & corn fritters for an appetizer...amazing!
Other Family Friendly Features of Kimpton's Hotel Monaco Alexandria, Virginia
Hotel Monaco Alexandria
480 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Reservations: (800) 368-5047
Hotel: (703) 549-6080
I received a complimentary overnight stay at the hotel and dinner for my family at Jackson 20 in return for doing this review. We appreciated the thoughtfulness and dedication of all the staff members at the property and tipped highly. All opinions are my own. Due to the incredible service I received, I am now a fan of Kimpton Hotels for life!
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