"Exactly Like Nothing Else" is Marriott's tag line for the Autograph Collection, and it sums it up perfectly. And the execution of that mission has been achieved beautifully. If you haven't stayed at an AC hotel, you really are missing out. This is a parallel to The Kimpton type experience. You'll get a unique hotel that harkens back to a different era of hotel stays. Before the chain explosion. But underneath the hood, these soft brands bring with them all the excellence that Marriott is known for. Great service, simple consistent reservation systems, etc...
The Alexandrian is one of these magnificent properties. It existed before it put up the Marriott flag as the Hotel Monoco, and it was a beautiful property then, as it is now. The only negative that I can throw out is that the Double / Double rooms really are double beds. There are no rooms with two queen size beds that I could find when I booked, and when traveling with a kid or two in tow, having queen is soooo much nicer.
The decor is freaky fantastic. The care of the front desk is top notch. Had breakfast at Jackson 20 the next morning, and it was super slow service, but the food was outstanding. Doesn't feel like a hotel meal experience at all. Just a really nice restaurant that happens to be connected to the hotel physically.More
- Breakfast included