Morrison House, A Kimpton Hotel

116 South Alfred Street | Alexandria, VA 22314 [See Map]
#11 in Best Washington D.C. Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 561 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 45 rooms, 6 floors
Primary View(s) Neighborhood
Style Traditional, Opulent
Best For Business travelers, Couples

U.S. News Review

Located in Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, Morrison House is as quaint as they come. This homey redbrick hotel utilizes carefully crafted furnishings — reminiscent of the Federal Period — to great historical effect. In-room spa treatments will appeal to luxury seekers, while the 24-hour business center and overnight laundry and dry cleaning services will make business travel much more relaxing. Visitors continually rave about Morrison House's warm and inviting atmosphere and impeccable customer service; guests say the staff goes out of its way to meet your needs, from printing directions to preparing for your pet before you arrive. Morrison House also receives major kudos for its comfortable and quiet accommodations, each of the 45 rooms is appointed with Frette lines, flat-screen TVs and plush bathrobes. Some deluxe rooms even feature extras, such as mahogany armoires and crystal chandeliers. When dinnertime rolls around, retreat to The Grille, an intimate dining venue that features modern American fare and live piano music. As part of the Kimpton clan, Morrison House allows guests participating in the Kimpton Karma rewards program to use or accrue freebies by choosing to bed down here.

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Critic Reviews


“You'll feel like you've stepped into a gorgeous Federal-period bed-and-breakfast at this luxurious boutique hotel just off Alexandria's busy King Street. With its parquet floors, crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, and furnishings faithful to the late 1700s/early 1800s, the hotel is often mistaken for a renovation rather than a structure built from scratch in 1985.”


“More like a country inn in the middle of Old Town Alexandria, this small, luxurious hotel isn't that old, but it looks exactly like the Federal-period homes surrounding it. The dining is marvelous.”

Travel + Leisure

“Set in a fashionable boutique- and townhouse-lined neighborhood, across the Potomac from Washington, D.C.”

Washington Post

“Formerly Elysium, this restaurant [The Grille] has a few unanticipated details that set it apart from just about every other restaurant around.”

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

The red brick Federal-style Morrison House may look like one of the many private historic homes in Old Town but in fact, it was built in 1985. The 45 guest rooms feature classic Colonial decor with two- or four-poster beds, decorative fireplaces, glittering chandeliers and reproduction-period furnishings. Modern amenities include large flat-screen TVs, spacious bathrooms with Italian marble countertops, and complimentary Wi-Fi access for Kimpton Karma Rewards members. All rooms feature yoga accessories, robes, hairdryers and luxury bath amenities.

  • Internet $12.99 per day for nonmembers of Kimpton Karma program
  • Complimentary coffee and tea in parlor and complimentary wine hour daily
  • Complimentary morning newspaper

Standard room size:

208 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 561 guests have reviewed the Morrison House, A Kimpton Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 561 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms

Location & Parking

Morrison House is located in the heart of historic Old Town Alexandria, 7 miles south of downtown Washington, D.C. Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street just off the city’s main artery, King Street, the hotel is within walking distance of Old Town’s boutiques, restaurants, antique shops and art galleries. If you prefer to ride, the free King Street Trolley runs throughout the shopping and entertainment district.

  • Short walk to King Street metro station (Blue and Yellow lines)
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Complimentary airport shuttle

  • 24-hour valet parking ($27)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($12)
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


The Grille at Morrison House is divided into a restaurant, lounge and formal dining room, blending traditional decor with updated seasonal bistro favorites in the lounge, and a chef's tasting menu with wine pairings in the Dining Room. The Restaurant and Piano Bar also serves breakfast, and dinner or drinks in front of the cozy fireplace are accompanied by live piano music. Reservations for the Dining Room are recommended.

  • Complimentary wine hour very evening from 5 to 6 p.m. in the parlor
  • 24-hour room service
  • Several restaurants within walking distance

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast



The Morrison House does not have an on-site spa, but does offer in-room massages, body treatments and facials. Kimpton’s MindBody Spa program features Kerstin Florian body and skincare products with natural and organic ingredients. Enjoy thalassotherapy, mineral and hebal treatments in the privacy of your guest room or suite at your convenience.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Children younger than 17 stay for free at all Kimpton Hotels, and Morrison House also offers the Kimpton Kids Program. At check-in, children receive a welcome gift and complimentary in-room snack, and rooms feature child-sized animal print bathrobes.

  • Offered every third Saturday, Story Time Tea features crafts, read-aloud story time, seasonal activities and traditional tea service
  • Children's menu available in restaurant and through room service
  • Complimentary childproofing kits for infants and toddlers

  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


Although the Morrison House does not offer an on-site fitness center, guests receive complimentary access to the fitness facility at nearby sister property, Hotel Monaco. All guest rooms at the Morrison House include yoga kits and access to a 24-hour yoga channel, and the hotel does offer complimentary bicycles.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


Morrison House offers several intimate venues for small meetings including the Parlor, Salon, Library, Dining Room and Louis XVI Room. Catering is provided by The Grille and meeting rooms can accommodate up to 72 seated guests, or up to 125 for a reception. The hotel offers multimedia and audiovisual support, as well as catering by The Grille.

  • Small groups of six to nine receive 30 percent room discount
  • 24-hour business center

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Located in one of Virginia’s most pet-friendly cities, the Morrison House welcomes pets of all sizes with no additional fees. Pet amenities include loaner pet beds and food and water bowls in-room and a welcome pet amenity. Dog owners will find plenty to do in addition to strolling the cobblestoned streets of the historic district: Mount Vernon welcomes dogs on the historic grounds and Potomac River Company offers a canine cruise.

  • Pet owners must sign a pet damage waiver
  • Concierge can arrange pet-sitting, dog-walking and grooming services

  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting



The Morrison House was named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the region’s best wedding venues. The hotel's unique Elope With Your Friends Package includes a ceremony for up to 20 in the Parlor, an officiant, a choice of a violinist, cellist or guitarist for the ceremony and reception, a bridal bouquet and boutonnière and more. And while intimate weddings are the hotel's specialty, the ballroom can accommodate up to 200 guests.

  • Special discounted rates for all military personnel
  • Unique wedding photo opportunities at imposing entrance

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Morrison House, A Kimpton Hotel

116 South Alfred Street | Alexandria, VA 22314 [See Full Map]