Hotel Monticello, Washington
Reviews - Hotel Monticello
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: Canada
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Monticello
great hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Gem in Georgetownfrom travelbh
The room, most are suites, was spacious. The bed comfy. Even a refrig. and microwave.
The staff was very helpful and friendly.
A real Gem.
Loved the Monticellofrom A TripAdvisor Member
Not a good experiencefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great location; poor servicefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Big issue is hotel service: coffee in room, without coffee pot. Request for coffee pot not honored, until I went to the lobby and sat until one was delivered.
Overall: would not recommend hotel.
Best place to stay in Georgetown DCfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Quirky but greatfrom chioggia
The staff are mainly extremely helpful and friendly. When I stayed there, they had JUST re-opened after several months closed, and it showed in the erratic and sometimes bizarre housekeeping service. Our room WAS cleaned every day, and very well, but the toiletries were only the advertised Hermes on the first night. (And I LIKE l'eau d'orange verte, so was disappointed.) One day, our request for toilet paper and face cloths, which hadn't been replenished, was answered by an older lady, not in a uniform, wearing a straw hat and a religious t-shirt. Another day, we were asked by two different (uniformed) housekeepers if we were ready to have the room cleaned (at about 9 am and 9:30), neither of whom seemed aware that the other was working. We left, then returned five hours later to find that neither person had cleaned the room - but our door was wide open and the cleaner was in an adjacent room. She apologized for leaving the door open and cleaned the room as we read. About 10 minutes after she finished, the second cleaner arrived to do the room. After some confusion and laughter, she left.
Basically, while the staff were not fully trained, they were very nice and kind. The hotel itself is in good shape: clean, nicely maintained, helpful details like posted weather forecast, and free wireless internet service that worked PERFECTLY the entire time - a rarity. The bed was comfortable, and the room was HUGE - two large rooms, one with two couches (one a pull-out) and a desk, the other with a king bed and armoire. It was really a bargain on Expedia.
Oh. The breakfast. This was also totally weird but enjoyable and fine. They provided different items every day -- it honestly seemed that each staff member brought in something different picked up on the way to work. Things would appear at different times. You would go down for juice and a bagel at 8:30, only to discover chocolate croissants and fresh fruit. But at 9:30, there would be lox, and at 9:45, bagels and yogourt. I'm sure they'll get this worked out, and everything was reasonably edible.
t drive or park herefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Anyway, other than that the hotel is absolutely wonderful and I will stay again and again when I want to be in Georgetown!
building workfrom Bill_CarolPlymouth
Lovely hotel, great locationfrom TwoEditorz
Tucked on a charming one-way street, the hotel is a mere 60 steps south of lively M Street, and an equal distance north of the C&O canal.
Good restaurants and shopping abound. Taxis are easy to flag, and the Georgetown shuttle that runs to the Rosslyn Metro station stops across the street. Just a couple of blocks to the west on Wisconsin Ave. is where passengers catch the shuttles that run to Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom. (Shuttle rides cost $1, or 35 cents with a Metro transfer. Seniors ride for 25 cents.)
Barnes & Noble is across Thomas Jefferson Street (which runs from K to M Street), and the Old Stone House and its lovely garden are across M Street. A CVS/pharmacy is less than three blocks east on M. Three ATMs are within three blocks.
My room was #201, a spacious studio with two queen beds (four fluffy pillows on each bed), a large dressing/makeup area outside the bathroom. Three comfortable chairs and a coffee table made it a relaxing place to put our feet up after a day of sightseeing. Two large windows opened for fresh air. The responsive heater/air conditioner made the room temperature perfect.
The bathroom sparkled with its marble-tiled floor and walls. The lighting was a bit dim in ours. The shower pressure wasn't as strong as it could be -- the shower lever allows some water to flow out the faucet instead of directing it all through the shower head -- but it was only a slight annoyance as I still got plenty wet enough.
The vanity in the dressing area had a hair dryer, lighted makeup mirror, cotton balls, Q-tips and Hermes guest soaps, lotions, etc.
The room's bar included a small sink and counter, microwave, fridge, ice bucket and coffee maker. Glassware consisted of two champagne flutes, four wine glasses (two for red and two for white), four water glasses and two large coffee mugs. Dean & Deluca, the gourmet market, is a five-minute walk west on M St., so it's easy to fill those glasses!
In the back of the lobby, just beyond the elevator, coffee, hot tea, filtered water and ice are available 24 hours a day. Continental breakfast (fruit, fresh pastries and orange juice) ran 7-9 a.m. A nit: Guests who sleep in may find all the pastries gone by 8:30. And the tiny bananas were stringy and flavorless, so it's no surprise that they were only offered two days during my stay.
Just off the lobby is a small business center with a computer, printer, copier and fax for guest use. It was a cinch to catch up on e-mail or check tourist information.
Although I did not use it, the parking garage is underground. There is a 6-foot height limit, so SUV's are not permitted there, but other public parking lots are within a short walk.
The staff was very kind and helpful. And the housekeeping was IMMACULATE.
The few flaws I mentioned were minor, and I would be very pleased to stay at the Hotel Monticello again.
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Other names for Hotel Monticello
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- Address: 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street - Washington - District of Columbia - 20007 - United States
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