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Landmark 1 block from Penn Quarter, Verizon Center

Penn Quarter palace

This National Historic Landmark hotel, within 1 block of the Verizon Center and Penn Quarter, is across the street from the National Portrait Gallery and the Spy Museum and 4 blocks from the National Mall.

Poste Moderne fare

Hotel Monaco Washington DC occupies the richly restored Post Office Building, completed in 1842; the former mail-sorting room is now home to the Poste Moderne brasserie, serving modern American cuisine.

On Jefferson's watch

A bust of Thomas Jefferson watches over spacious and boldly accented guestrooms at Hotel Monaco Washington DC. Rooms have 19-foot ceilings, CD players, cordless phones, and designer bath products.

At your hotel

At your hotel

The Hotel Monaco is located in Washington, DC's Penn Quarter, across the street from the National Portrait Gallery. A transformed federal building, the hotel is a playful mix of neoclassical architecture and whimsical decor with bold orange accents and modern art pieces throughout its public spaces.

Some machines in the 24-hour fitness center include LCD TVs with earphones. A business center with both Macs and PCs is open 24 hours a day (surcharge). Overnight shoeshines are complimentary, as are morning newspapers.

This pet-friendly hotel provides a goldfish in a bowl to keep guests company. Guests arriving with pets receive food and water bowls, neighborhood dog-walking maps and pick-up bags, pet treats, and a room-service menu just for pets. The property is smoke-free.

  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Fitness facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Conference space
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Concierge services
  • Total number of rooms - 183
  • Multilingual staff
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • Restaurant
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • ATM/banking
  • Smoke-free property
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Meeting rooms
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Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Wireless internet access ( 10 USD per 24 hours surcharge ) , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 10 USD per 24 hours surcharge ) , Free wired high-speed Internet

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Valet parking (surcharge)

In your room

  • Premium TV channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Climate control
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Video-game console
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
  • In-room massage available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • LCD TV
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Eat and drink

Sample menu for Poste Moderne Brasserie

Appetizers:

  • Tomato Bruschetta
  • Escargot
  • Beef Tartare

    Main courses:

  • Wild Alaskan Halibut
  • Steamed Mussels
  • Steak Frites

    Desserts:

  • Philadelphia Almond Cake
  • Chocolate Pot de Creme

    Poste Moderne Brasserie - An open kitchen, outdoor seating in a glass-enclosed area, skylights, and large picture windows are among the highlights of this modern brasserie. High-sided booths provide privacy. Originally the mail-sorting room of a post office that dates to 1841, Poste retains original cast-iron ceilings, granite walls, and masonry floors. The menu includes American dishes that integrate ingredients from the restaurant’s own garden and from area farms. Open seven days a week with brunch on weekends; the Poste bar is open while the restaurant is open and after hours.

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    A 24-hour on-site fitness center has treadmills with LCD TVs and earphones, cardio equipment, and free weights.

    A four-story YMCA with a swimming pool is two blocks from the hotel. The Hotel Monaco is four blocks from the National Mall, with its open space to jog or walk.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near Hotel Monaco Washington DC - a Kimpton Hotel ; fees may apply.

    • Golfing nearby
    • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
    • Rafting nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
    • Bicycle rentals nearby
    • Parasailing nearby
    • Personal motorized watercraft on site
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    The fine print for Hotel Monaco Washington DC, a Kimpton Hotel

    When you arrive

    Check-in time starts at 3 PM

    When you leave

    Check-out time is noon

    Your pets

    Pets allowed

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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    Fees

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    We should mention

    A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

    Awards & Affiliations

    • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.
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