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“Great mom and daughter getaway!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Ranked #20 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Omaha, Nebraska
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great mom and daughter getaway!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Took my almost 7 year old daughter for a few days in the windy city. Was able to check in a bit early and had a spectacular room on 14th floor. Service was great, including the nightly wine reception which featured a small bite from the South Water Kitchen restaurant next door. This hotel is really in the heart of it all - we walked to Millennium Park, Water Tower Place, even the Navy Pier. Everything is within about 1 mile or so, which was just perfect for us. Would definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Huskerjz,

So happy to hear that your time with your daughter went so well. Trips like these, is what makes life truly special! I hope you get to come back with your family and enjoy everything Chicago has to offer. We even lend out nice bikes, so you can take a ride up and down the lake.


Cheers,
Marco Scherer
General Manager
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay at the Monaco. It's in a great location in the loop - about a block from the train station. Kimpton customer service is second to none. Room-wise, this is the least impressive Monaco I've stayed in but it's a great price for the Chicago Loop.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Krl2012,

Thank you for leaving the review and I'm glad to see that you had an enjoyable stay with us!

Cheers,

Marco Scherer
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Hotel Monaco Chicago is a delightful boutique accommodation in the heart of downtown Chicago. Pros: clean and comfortable rooms and tidy public areas, courteous staff, and lively decoration. We had let the hotel know at the point of making our reservation that we were in town for a birthday/anniversary weekend getaway, and were just delighted to find a surprise card (with actual staff signatures) and small fruit basket in our room upon arrival - very nice touch! We enjoyed the happy hour snacks and drinks, which is a nice feature of the hotel. The only con: we arrived via car and approached the hotel southbound on Wabash, and were confused as to where the valet parking was - Wabash is a two-way only on the block of the hotel, making a trip “around the block” to approach the hotel on the same side of the street a less than easy prospect. We eventually figured it out, so just be aware if that’s the direction you’re arrival will take you. Back to pros: Valet is courteous and efficient, and it was nice to park the car for the weekend and not worry about additional parking downtown. The Monaco is within easy walking distance to Millennium Park and the Art Institute, and a short bus ride to the Field Museum and Aquarium - hotel staff gave us great directions about bus routes and local restaurant suggestions. We will definitely stay at the Hotel Monaco again.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Dear Inge1854 -

Thank you so much for celebrating with us! We do our best to make everyone feel like they are staying with family when they're here, so we're happy you enjoyed your time with us.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Cheers,

Marco Scherer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We stayed at the hotel Monaco 22nd to 27th May and had a wonderful stay.
We were there for our honeymoon and they upgraded us to an even nicer room with a lovely view of the river.
The hotel was clean and staff friendly. Especially the concierge who wished us a nice day whenever we went out.
The hotel was in the best location in downtown, easy to get to from the CTA train traveling from airport and easy to walk to Lincoln park, magnificent mile, beach/lake shore trail and to soldier field, field museum.
Would definitely stay again. It was brilliant.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rebecca W
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Dear Rebecca W.,

We are so happy to hear that we were able to make your honeymoon special! I am glad our concierge took great care of you. We are hoping to see you back at the Monaco soon.

Cheers, Marco Scherer
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our four days at the Hotel Monaco were absolutely perfect. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly...we were given wonderful advice and recommendations from the concierge. We loved the cocktail hour in the late afternoon with free wine and treats. The location is brilliant with nearly all major sights (Michigan Avenue, Millenium Park, River North, etc.) within walking distance. My favorite aspect of the hotel however was the room. The beds were deliciously comfortable. The window seat was a perfect spot to read and watch boats float down the river. The decor was tasteful and unique. Plus, the goldfish was a great touch. Out of all the hotels I have stayed at in Chicago the Hotel Monaco is by far my favorite.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 1 June 2014
Dear Mollyms619,

Thank you for the lovely review! It is so great to hear that you were able to enjoy all the amenities the Monaco has to offer. I agree with you that it's the perfect time of year to cozy up in a window seat and watch the boats go by! I am so happy to hear our team was able to take care of you, and we are looking forward to your next stay!

Sincerely,

Marco Scherer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I always stay at a Kimpton hotel when possible. This hotel was no disappointment. The only issue was that the bathroom was very small & two people could not be getting ready at the same time. Their restaurant & bar was fantastic. Happy hour in the hotel lobby is always an added bonus!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MicheleLea
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
MicheleLea,

Thank you for staying with us and leaving a review. The hotel is in a building that was built in 1912 as a hat factory with small offices. Unfortunately we do have some rooms with slightly small bathrooms, but we also have other rooms with much bigger bathrooms should you request it.

Thank you again!


Cheers,
Marco Scherer
General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Just returned from a Chicago weekend based at the Monaco and was fully satisfied. Room was spacious, well-appointed and spotless. Staff was very accomodating and professional and the restaurant served an excellent brunch (plus a free wine reception every day)

Be sure to join their free club to get free wi-fi and a $10 voucher for the bar or mini-bar. Valet parked is $56 per day and you can save by self-parking at several lots within a block. Hotel is easily walkable to many attractions including the Art Institute and shopping.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank spence3787
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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
Spence3787,

Thank you for leaving us a review and mentioning the benefits of being a Kimpton InTouch member! It's free and quite easy to join... and once you are a member, you will always receive complimentary wifi at all of our hotels and restaurants!


Cheers,
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
#12 Business Hotel in Chicago
#12 Green Hotel in Chicago
#18 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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