"The Monaco Alexandria is known around town as the place with that great Doggie Happy Hour. Near and far, we're known by many dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters—what have you—as a great place to stay when visiting northern Virginia. I like to think I have a lot to do with that. I'm Charlie, the Monaco Alexandria's Director of Pet Relations. Be sure to email me with your travel dates and preferences and I'll do what I can to make your stay a special one."

Hotel: Hotel Monaco Alexandria
City: Alexandria, VA
Breed: Bichon Frise
Age: 7 years
Likes: Playing in a pool, bath tub, or large bowl of water
Dislikes: Having his hair brushed
Hobbies: The "flashlight" game; running amok with his human cousins
You'll Find Charlie: Greeting guests or requesting cookies from the front desk
Favorite Food: Cheese
Favorite Charity: Alexandria Animal Welfare League
Contact Info: Charlie.gillett@hotelmonaco.com

Memorable Pet Guest Story
Charlie met Bridget, a King Charles Cavalier, when Bridget's mommy was getting married at the hotel. Bridget was along to celebrate! To help Bridget relax before the big day, Charlie sent her a gift of a comfy doggie bed, special treats to enjoy in her loft suite, and the inside scoop on the best dog parks and bakeries in town to enjoy with her new family. During the wedding reception, Bridget and Charlie played in the courtyard with some of the kids from the wedding party. It was a great time had by all.

Top Tips for Pet Travelers
Alexandria offers paw-lenty of perks for pets. Need a run in the grass? Hotel Monaco is happy to provide directions to several local off-leash parks. There's also many local pet-friendly attractions including historical sites and a riverboat cruise. When it comes to shopping and dining, Charlie recommends the Olde Towne School for Dogs (his alma mater and favorite pet store), the Dog Park pet store for baked treats and ice cream, and Jackson 20 Restaurant for the best doggie Happy Hour in town.

Kimpton's Pet-Friendly Program

Our pet program is legendary. We offer a warm welcome to any size, weight, or breed of pet at no extra charge at every single Kimpton Hotel. We love and respect our furry guests as much as our human ones and here's how we show it:

  • Pets are welcomed by name
  • Plush pet beds in your guest room
  • Food and water bowls and mats, plus bottled water
  • Concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers, and pet boutiques
  • Door hangers alert other guests and staff that your pet is in the room
  • Courtesy bags for walking your dog
  • Nightly complimentary wine reception—pets are welcome to join the party!
  • If we know your pet is coming, our Director of Pet Relations can send an email

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