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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Ranked #20 of 188 Hotels in Chicago
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London, Canada
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Amazing Property”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

My teenage son and I stayed in a room at the Monaco late last summer for a mini vacation.
The room was wonderful with a great view of the river. The property is very clean, modern and the staff is great. Perfect location for getting around on foot or transit.
I have stayed at various properties in Chicago and have to say this is the most preferred. Would recommend without hesitation and will be returning. As a bonus I actually booked thru Priceline so the room rate was a steal.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear MsLizzy68-

Thank you so much for your great review of the Monaco, and we're so glad to hear that the accommodations worked out well for you and your son. We most definitely look forward to your return visit!

Sincerely,

Marco Scherer
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Our 20-room block wedding went perfectly at Hotel Monaco. Everyone is extremely nice and professional. The little things they do to welcome and accommodate and unbelievable. I cannot recommend this establishment more!

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear perk34 -

We are SO glad to hear that everything went well on your very special day, our staff definitely tries our best to make everyone feel special, regardless of the occasion.
Hope to see you again soon...anniversary, perhaps?!

Cheers,

Marco Scherer
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des moines iowa
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Stayed two nights and it was spectacular! Hotel staff was very nice, friendly, and very attentive. Friends birthday and we got fruit, water, and a birthday card signed by the staff. What a personal touch. Shout out to Mike who was wonderful! Foster was awesome as well. Everyone was, you can't go wrong! Stayed on 8th floor, great view! Irish pub across the street. Magnificent mile within walking distance. Restaurant attached was too pricey for our taste. Window seat in hotel room was great for people watching. 7-11 across the street, I recommend for munchies and beer. We will stay here again.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Dear flanm02 -

Whoa! Sounds like the staff really knocked it out of the park on this celebration weekend! Mike & Foster are amazing, and so glad our other staff took great care of you as well. We've got some great places to visit within window seat-view of the hotel, and we're happy to hear you explored them!

See you soon,

Marco Scherer
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Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 16 March 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Monaco to celebrate our anniversary. We had a lovely river front room. Not knowing it was St. Pat's Day weekend, we woke up see the Chicago River turn green right before our eyes from our hotel window! The front desk staff were so professional and welcoming as were the staff at the complimentary cocktail hour. We even enjoyed our little goldfish friend! Thanks for making our anniversary a special one!

Green Features: I appreciate the thought given to be environmentally friendly. The opportunity to re-cycle was refreshing! Thanks!
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Hi alaydaky -

Thank you so much for the great review, and we're glad to hear that you and the whole family enjoyed the room, and the window seats! We love our fidos and fidettes, and we're always happy to host them, free of charge, just a perk of staying with Kimpton!
We hope to see you all again soon.

Sincerely,

Marco Scherer
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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Spent a birthday weekend at Hotel Monaco. Ogled this hotel from Wabash, imagining looking out the big window seats. They didn't disappoint. Overlooking Trump Tower, Chicago River and Wacker Drive. Could have just parked ourselves there the whole weekend.
Staff was prompt, presented birthday wishes to my wife, and great sense of humor recognizing that it was National Middle Name Day (at least their sign said it was..... : ) ).
Beautiful décor, comfortable bed. Enjoyed evening wine in front of the fireplace in the Living Room.
As part of our profile, commented that we enjoyed camping. Based on that, we received S'Mores as a bedtime snack......Graham crackers, chocolate ganache, and whipped marshmellow. Yum!
I've looked into other specialty hotels. I'm sure they are very nice. We had a great experience at Monaco and the stay was a fantastic value.
We will go to Hotel Monaco again, 'just because', as well as check out the other Kimpton hotels in Chicago. We'll also look for sister hotels in other cities that our travels take us to.
I can't recommend this hotel enough.

Room Tip: Ask for room on north side for better view out the window seats.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear GeneBaz -

I don't even know where to start with your review, how great! It sounds like you got the full experience of the real Kimpton spirit on your last trip, and even if you decide to check out our sister properties, we won't be mad, as long as you keep it in the family!

Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to keeping the Kimpton love alive with you!

Cheers,

Marco Scherer
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

I cannot say enough great things about this hotel. The rooms are comfortable, well appointed, and clean. The staff is incredible and accommodating. Moreover, Kimpton's loyalty program can't be beat! It is nice to stay in a place that truly appreciates your business. I will stay here anytime that I can!

Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Hey Chazmiaimi!

We'll host you anytime you can stay! We do our best to make everyone feel at home in a nice clean room, with plenty of space to stretch out.

We look forward to seeing you on future trips.

Sincerely,

Marco Scherer
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Austin, TX
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I hadn't tried this hotel before but booked it for two after some recent less-than-stellar experiences at other Chicago establishments. We liked the professional treatment, the intriguing decor of the room, and the small luxuries: padded window seats, bathrobes and slippers provided, multiple newspapers as well as tea, coffee, and water available down in the lobby, and complimentary wine hour. I didn't get to try out the fitness center but was impressed by its spaciousness. Breakfast in the adjoining restaurant was fast and tasty. Just a couple of small reservations: wireless internet was not free, at least to a first-timer, and there seemed to be no privacy sign available to hang on the door handle and the housekeeper knocked at what seemed to us an excessively early hour on the morning of our checkout. Nevertheless, I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kiyoshi T
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Dear Kiyoshi T -

Thanks so much for giving us a shot after not being so impressed with some other Chicago spots. We're glad we were able to fulfill your needs, and add a few surprise luxuries to your trip.

We hope to see you again on your next trip to the city.

Sincerely,

Marco Scherer
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Address: 225 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-2404 (Formerly Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel)
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Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#7 Family Hotel in Chicago
#11 Green Hotel in Chicago
#12 Business Hotel in Chicago
#17 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago 4.5*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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