Hotel Monticello

, Washington, United States
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Hotel Monticello

, Washington
3 star

Rooms: 47

1075 Thomas Jefferson Street - Washington - District of Columbia - 20007 - United States Hotel Website | | 2023370900
154 Traveller

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10/10
Outstanding In All Aspects!
Submitted by: Pam in 05/10/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Canada
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
The Monticello Hotel is outstanding in all aspects. Not only are the rooms incredibly spacious, but also beautifully decorated and immaculately maintained. The "quaintness" of the Monitcello Hotel is well matched to its Georgetown location. If you are an outdoor enthusiast or shopaholic, the Monticello is the place to stay. After grabbing a quick (and complimentary) breakfast in the lobby, endless opportunities for adventure await as the C & O Towpath, Capital City Bike path, and Rock Creek Park (not to mention an seemingly endless network of trails which rivals none) are minutes from your door. For the shopaholic, the finest shopping (M Street and Wisconsin Avenue) bar none, is less than a block away. I have stayed in four and five star hotels all over the world and the Monticello remains my favorite.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Hotel Monticello

great hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I just stayed at Hotel Monticello this past weekend with my boyfriend. Very clean,friendly staff, and everything within walking distance. We had a huge king suite with 2 Tv's, little microwave and fridge. Would stay here again.

Gem in Georgetown

from travelbh
Steps from Shops, Restaurants, and minutes from all the Washington Attractions.
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 Monticello

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I just stayed for the first time in Georgetown and were lucky enough to have found this gem of a hotel. Everything about it was great, especially the staff!The rooms are spacious and immaculate, its convenient to everything, we can't wait to go back. Thank you Hotel Monticello.

Not a good experience

from A TripAdvisor Member
I had the opportunity to stay at this hotel and only selected it because of the location, positive reviews and the delightful amenities advertised on their website. The discount room rate offered to guests over the age of 50 years was also a plus. Well to my amazement the day I checked out I was informed that the rate had changed. I have never ever heard of a hotel increasing a room rate once a confirmation number had been issued and guaranteed with a credit card......unbelievable. Hotel Monticello will never see me again and nor will I recommend this hotel to anyone else. Personally, I think they exploited a senior citizen and the front desk manager enforced it.

Great location; poor service

from A TripAdvisor Member
Plusses: great location (one half block from the middle of M Street); a suite format. Minuses: room did not have a bath tub; no room service; no restaurant; no high-speed DSL.

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 DC

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was my second stay at the Montecello. This time I came with the family - including a 2 year old. I remain impressed with the suites and the smallness of the hotel. This location is the very best - great restaurants within a block either way -- and just off M street to keep the noise down. This may be a small thing -- but we had a 4 day stay and we went through all of my 2 year old clothes and the night manager ( Dominic) help out by allowing us to clean them there. Staff very friendy and helpful all the time. This place is a keeper!

Quirky but great

from chioggia
I stayed at the Monticello for about a week for business. The location (on a quiet street, ample parking in garages including their own, across from a Barnes and Noble and near tons of great restaurants and shopping) is ideal. The new Circulator bus runs a block away, there is a shuttle from the Foggy Bottom metro (only 10 min. walk), and it's easy to drive to. There is a new Loews cinema 3 blocks away.

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 here

from A TripAdvisor Member
Absolutely LOVE the hotel. The room was perfect, the front desk staff absolutely wonderful. The BEST location in Georgetown, down a side street, quiet, but VERY close to everything --- restaurants, shops, etc. The only bad thing about the hotel is the parking garage --- it scared me. It was a nightmare to navigate (very very small and very dark). The space was so narrow at a point, that I left my car there, walked up to the front desk and had a maintenance man drive my car out of the garage. Come, by all means and stay here but don't drive your car. The garage is actually too small for some vehicles --- no big vans or SUVs. I was driving a new Volkswagen Beetle and I felt like I couldn't navigate --- it was that small.

Anyway, other than that the hotel is absolutely wonderful and I will stay again and again when I want to be in Georgetown!

building work

from Bill_CarolPlymouth
We stayed at the Monticello in april.The room was spacious and very clean;however building work had just commenced at one side of the hotel with workmen starting at 0800 in the morning.The breakfast (continental) is fruit or a piece of cake left on a communal tray in the foyer.The staff were very helpful and friendly.I would possibly look at another hotel until building work is complete

Lovely hotel, great location

from TwoEditorz
I'm so happy I chose to spend my D.C. week at the Hotel Monticello in Georgetown.
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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  • Address: 1075 Thomas Jefferson Street - Washington - District of Columbia - 20007 - United States
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