The story of Hotel Monaco Alexandria is History.
Hotel Monaco Alexandria doesn't just make history, it is history. The hotel sits upon the original site of the Marshall House Inn, the location of the beginning of the Civil War. On May 24, 1861, an altercation between the innkeeper, secessionist James W. Jackson, and Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, leader of the 11th New York Infantry "Fire Zouaves," led to a melee and both men became the first two martyrs of the Civil War.Beyond the remarkable Civil War significance of the hotel's location, Hotel Monaco Alexandria also enjoys being set in one of the most historically rich cities in the United States. Founded in 1749 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Alexandria is a Colonial seaport and once George Washington's hometown. With a convenient metro station nearby, plus award-winning restaurants and eclectic shopping, Alexandria strikes a perfect balance between the charm and interest of the past with the comfort and convenience of the present. Whether you are a history buff or merely curious, we extend you an invitation to take your imagination back in time while keeping your feet firmly planted in the now.