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Hotel Monaco Alexandria

In the city's Old Town, a popular shopping district, this hotel has a Civil War background.

By Alison Rohrs, Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009, 5:13 PM

Hotel Monaco Alexandria

About this Hotel

Price From $149

Built on the site of the first Civil War skirmish in 1861, the 2-year-old Hotel Monaco Alexandria pays respect to the area's rich history. Free bike rentals are the best way to see the Old Town neighborhood, once home to George Washington and Robert E. Lee and now a shopping district. In the 241 rooms, deep jewel tones echo soldiers' uniforms, including Union-blue and Confederate-yellow throw pillows. With star-shaped mirrors and ink-print portraits on the walls, the Tall Rooms also have eight-foot beds, long enough for Lincoln himself.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.

Details Doubles from $149.