If what you’re looking for in a hotel in D.C. is a central location—with easy access to all the major sights and public transportation and in a part of town where there are lots of shops and restaurants, then the place you will want to stay is the Hotel Monaco, a small, luxury boutique hotel in the Kimpton chain.
The Monaco is located in the Penn Quarter/Chinatown area of downtown D.C. All the major tourist attractions are within easy walking distance of the hotel, and the Metro is two blocks away if you want to use the subway to travel to places further out. The streets around the Monaco are plenty full of hip, upscale restaurants, shops, and theaters. It’s a lively and fun part of town to be in.
The Monaco is housed in the original Post Office, and its interior is swanky and chic without being gaudy. The hotel offers all the amenities that you would expect to find in a luxury hotel including an award-winning restaurant, Poste Moderne Brasserie. The menu is seasonal, and the best place to dine during warm weather is on the outdoor terrace.
The Monaco is also pet friendly, so you can bring pooches along with you on your trip. If you can’t bring a dog, then perhaps a goldfish or a guppy will do? The Monaco participates in Kimpton’s Guppy Love Program. All you have to do is ask at the front desk, and they will gladly bring a goldfish (yes, a real one and free) to your room!