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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location to watch the Thanksgiving parade and stroll the shops on Michigan Ave. Walking distance to Millenium Park, and a brisk walk down to the Navy Pier. Staff was friendly and helpful, room was comfortable and spacious. We will be back.

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Thank Laura D
estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Laura D - Thanks for joining us over the holiday. We're happy to hear that our location was great for all the fun you had in Chicago! We look forward to welcoming you again. Cheers, Erica Strombeck More 

Macomb, United States
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is my youngest daughter's favorite in all of Chicago. Mostly for the fantastic window seats but also for the hotel staff. Last year they upgraded us for her birthday but this year they didn't. She was disappointed but soon got over it. I love Kimpton properties for their quirkiness and cozy rooms. And of course their cool robes!

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Thank Heather M
estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Heather M - Thanks so much for leaving us a great review. We're sorry that we didn't have the availability for a complimentary upgrade this year, but we hope you still had a great stay. We hope we get to see you all again soon! Cheers, Erica More 

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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Monaco when in town for a corporate board meeting. I found the hotel to be "cozy" or put otherwise the rooms were relatively small for a hotel in this price range. The staff was friendly and the doormen very informative. Yes, there was the complimentary wine, although the evening my wife and I decided to try... More 

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estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Mark K - Thanks for your great feedback about your recent stay. We're happy to hear that the staff was friendly & informative during your stay. We find that compared to many rooms in the Chicago area, especially in century-old buildings, ours are rather spacious and a great value for the Loop location. We hope that you'll come see us... More 

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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This kimpton hotel is in the perfect location, pet friendly, we didn't bring one, comfortable, modern, close to great shopping, restaurants, super sffordable, super staff, rooms are super nice, big and have all the ammenities

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estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

hoodhkr - Thanks so much for leaving a great review! We're glad that you enjoyed the property, and that the rooms were to your liking. We're also happy to hear that the staff took good care of you, we hope this means we'll see you again soon! Cheers, Erica More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled with friends for a long weekend in Chicago and stayed at the Hotel Monaco. We arrived after 11pm and checked in with Caroline who was so friendly! The room was beautiful and had a great view of the river and surrounding skyline. With this being our first time to Chicago we were not very sure where we were... More 

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estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Taylor O - Thanks for making us your home base on your most recent visit to Chicago. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the property, and our lobby offerings. But most importantly, the interactions with Corey, Antonio & Frances are what I'm most happy to hear of. Our staff truly is the heart of the experience we offer... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a long weekend with 2 friends. The hotel is perfectly located for easy walking to attractions, shopping and restaurants. Our room had 2 queen beds, plenty of space and great window seats. The hotel staff were friendly and gave us great restaurant recommendations. The complimentary wine and canapes were a bonus and a great chance to relax... More 

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estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Dawn B - Thanks for using the Monaco as your home base for your shopping getaway in Chicago! We're so happy to hear that your room was clean, spacious and that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we get to see you all at wine hour again soon! -Erica More 

London, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous stay over July 4 weekend. Fantastic location and great service, especially loved the happy hour with complimentary wine :). We would not go back over long weekend to Chicago was so busy! Would however definitely recommend hotel Monaco.

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estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

chaka11 - We're sorry the city was a little crazy on your last visit, but happy to hear you were able to find a comfortable place for happy hour :) Fall & Spring are always a great (and slightly quieter) time to visit Chicago, so come see us again soon! -Erica More 

Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had good stays at other Kimpton properties I've stayed at, and the Monaco was no different. I had a very late arrival for a business trip and there was a mix-up with my room request, but the front desk staff addressed it promptly and upgraded me to a larger room, which was very nice. The check-out staff was similarly... More 

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estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Hi ElleinLA - Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay, we're so happy to hear that everything went well and that our staff took great care of you! We are a pet friendly hotel as well, we're happy you got a chance to meet some of our cutest four legged guests during... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually stay at The Drake (which is great too). This was my first stay at Hotel Monaco and I could not have been more impressed by the friendly staff, the beautiful post-modern decor, the location, cleanliness, facilities...you name it and this place has it. The complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres served at 5 in the lobby were a nice... More 

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estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

​KimberlyMJ - Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay all around. It's always nice when wine hour is as relaxing as we intend it to be, and we're glad you got the chance to enjoy it. We can't wait for you to stay with us... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Monaco is fantastically located and we got a great room with a river view dominated by the huge sign on the Trump Hotel. It was a busy few days and the Monaco was generally just used to lay my head and it did this job just fine. On the last night, I went to a hockey game and on... More 

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estrombeck, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

LeinsterAdvisor - Thank you for taking the opportunity to leave us a review. We're glad to hear that our location worked out well for your busy days in Chicago, we hope you enjoyed the view of the Chicago River, regardless of the surrounding scenery. I am truly sorry to hear of the experience you had in the restaurant after seeing... More 

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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Enjoy pure sensory indulgence at the Hotel Monaco Chicago. Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, this luxury hotel was named one of The Travel Channel's top 40 hotels in the country. Located on the Magnificent Mile, the hotel overlooks the Chicago River and is within steps of the city's favorite destinations. This dynamic location is matched by exceptional service, exquisite amenities, stylish décor and the adjacent South Water Kitchen, creating a luxuriously rewarding experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Address: 225 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-2404 (Formerly Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: £102 - £272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago 4.5*
Number of rooms: 192
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Hotel Monaco Chicago Kimpton
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#7 Family Hotel in Chicago
#12 Business Hotel in Chicago
#13 Green Hotel in Chicago
#17 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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