“Food & Drink in Washington DC, DC”
Good service, grand hallways, and unique and inviting rooms highlight this Washington DC AAA 4-Diamond rated landmark hotel. Ideally located within blocks of all major museums, several theaters, and a myriad of restaurants, Hotel Monaco embodies location, location, location. With a well equipped fitness center, 24 hour Room Service, and full time Concierge staff Monaco offers to cater to the needs of the weary traveler. Pets are welcome, a - loaner - goldfish available on request Location Centrally located downtown in Washington DC's Penn Quarter neighborhood, this hotel is ideally situated near many museum and theater attractions in addition to the Verizon Center where professional sports teams including the Washington DC men's and women's basketball teams and their hockey team play as well as other concerts and events are held. Museums within a few blocks of the hotel include the International Spy Museum, International Crime and Punishment Museum, Newseum, and the National Portrait Gallery. Many others are a short walk or cab ride away. Distance 48 kms to the airport (washington dulles international airport) 14 kms to the airport (ronald reagan washington national airport) 1 minute walk to the nearest metro station (gallery place) 3 km to the nearest station (union station) 1 minute walk to the nearest bus stop 1 km to the nearest fair site (washington convention center) Rooms The 183 guestrooms including 15 suites and 11 rooms with two double beds. Rooms include complimentary high-speed Internet access, cordless telephones with voicemail and two-line data ports, 24-hour room service provided by the hotel brasserie, located adjacent to the hotel, complimentary morning newspaper, complimentary morning coffee service in our lobby (in-room coffee makers are available on request), personalized wake-up calls including daily weather reports, luxury bath amenities, plush terry cloth robes, complimentary in-room safety deposit boxes (can hold laptops), and 5-disk CD players. Restaurant the brasserie serves American brasserie style food is a neighborhood favorite and winner of the 2008 RAMMY Award for Best Upscale Dinner spot in Washington DC. Situated in what was once the mail sorting room when the building served as the General Post Office the restaurant serves up fare which is focused on local and organic products and produce. Warm weather guests will enjoy the extra treat of outside dining (seasonal) in the courtyard and patio for a truly Washingtonian summertime atmosphere. Exterior The hotel exists as an adaptive reuse project in what was most recently the Tariff Building and has served at different times as the General Post Office, and a Civil War Commissary. Constructed in 1839 and designed by architect Robert Mills, the building is the second significant Federal Building constructed after the Capitol in Washington. Large columns and an all marble and iron beam construction highlight this National Historic Register jewel which occupies and entire city block. Lobby The lobby interior which emphasizes a conscious attempt to create tension between the old and new, swank and hip, serious and whimsical highlight a lobby with a hand-blown Italian glass chandeliers, and a bust of Thomas Jefferson facing the marble fireplace. Here you will find comfortable and stylish chairs and sofas where you can relax and enjoy complimentary morning coffee service and evening wine receptions.
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