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Get an overview of this hotelLandmark 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. A complimentary wine hour for all guests takes place each evening in the lobby.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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. The property is smoke-free.

  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 183 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 12.99 USD per 24-hour period )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 12.99 USD per 24-hour period )


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Frette Italian sheets 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • LCD TV 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Turndown service 
  • Video-game console 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Sample menu for Poste Moderne Brasserie


  • Tomato Bruschetta
  • Escargot
  • Beef Tartare

    Main courses:

  • Wild Alaskan Halibut
  • Steamed Mussels
  • Steak Frites


  • 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.

  • Nearby Things to Do

    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 
    • Bicycle rentals nearby 
    • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
    • Parasailing nearby 
    • Personal motorized watercraft on site 


    To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

    • Accessibility equipment for the deaf 
    • Accessible bathroom 
    • Accessible path of travel 
    • Braille or raised signage 
    • Accessible parking 
    • In-room accessibility 
    • Roll-in shower 

    Hotel Policies


    Check-in time starts at 3 PM


    Check-out time is Noon

    Payment types

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Kids stay free! Children under 18 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

    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.

    No rollaway/extra beds available

    Pets allowed (no fees)


    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
    • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.99 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
    • Valet parking fee: USD 50 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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    We should mention

    Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

    Awards & Affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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