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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
Ranked #2 of 144 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 September 2011

OK add me to the chorus. What a great place. Was lucky enough to snag one of the 'grand suites' for the family (2 kids) at a great rate (tip: Kimpton has great rates for AAA members).

The hotel is Cosmopolitan yet funky, classy but lively. The lobby, usually something you pass through to get to your room, was a GREAT place to hang out (especially given that our kids love dogs, and there were plenty of them there).

The room was more like an apartment, with high ceilings, two bathrooms, and enough separation between the room and the hotel hallway that you feel like you're in an apartment, not a hotel.

The only negative i can think of was that the pullout sofa was kind of hard to open, but really, if you gotta reach that far to complain, you know you've found something good.

In sum, we found that the Monaco is the perfect place to stay in Portland (I previously stayed at The Nines on business, and while it's luxe, it just doesn't jibe with the vibe of this particular city). I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for Mt. Hood view from either of top two floors.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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TKeleherPDX, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2011

Wow! What a great review. We like to consider ourselves to be "True Portland" and I am so thrilled that we were just that for your family.

Thank you again for taking the time to write such lovely comments.

Warmly,

Tessa Keleher
Front Office Manager and Portland Enthusiast
Hotel Monaco Portland

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Reviewed 1 September 2011

We booked one night at the Hotel Monaco, planning on leaving Portland the next day. The hotel was so comfortable, the staff so friendly and fun, that we quickly booked another night. We are enjoying our second night as I write, leaning towards a third. It is wonderful to stay at a great hotel where the staff not only is polite and friendly but actually seems to be happy with their work.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

Stylishly decorated hotel, with a warm and welcoming lobby and sitting area. Excellent location in downtown Portland. Spacious rooms with sitting areas. Friendly, superb service. Highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

On a trip with my wife and daughter to check out colleges in Oregon. Arrived late to a wonderful 3 days @ the Monaco in downtown. Wonderfully restored hotel that is pet friendly.
Entered to find a "welcome board" with the name Lou Reed on it. I was hoping he was doing a concert. Come to find out it was a cat!!
Great room, wonderful staff and a hotel restaurant above and beyond what is typical. Breakfasts in the morning and local beers in the afternoon made it one of our favorite spots.
Highly Recommend this hotel. If our daughter attends college in Oregon it will be our home base on every visit.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank RFFOliveoil
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

We stayed at the Hotel Monaco in Portland for two consecutive weekends at the beginning and end of our Oregon vacation. We booked this hotel based on the reviews from tripadvisor and were not disappointed. This was our first time at a Kimpton hotel and we enjoyed all the nice touches so much we will look for this chain in other cities we stay in. On our first weekend we were automatically upgraded to a suite! We could see Mt Hood right from our window! We were greeted with a bottle of champagne already on ice and my two boys each had a stuffed animal waiting for them. Boy did they feel special! We also had a "raid the minibar" card to take $10 from the bar on the house. The front desk asked if we needed anything upon check in and after a long flight both my boys were tired and thirsty. We asked for chocolate milk to be sent to the room (assuming we would have to pay room service charges etc.) but this was part of the "welcome." The chocolate milk arrived within 5 minutes and our boys were happy campers with their milk and snacks from the bar. And of course we were happy with the champagne!
The room and hotel were great. The hotel is pet friendly. My husband and son are both allergic to dogs, but they have hypoallergenic rooms which we got upon request. The room was spacious with a huge bathroom. Plenty of room for the four of us. The beds were super comfortable.
There is a free happy hour in the evening. It was fabulous. There was a Wii for the kids. There was one night they were doing balloon animals. There was a choice of local wines, sangria, and local beers. Also light appetizers. There were also goldfish crackers and drinks for the kids. The happy hour was a little different everyday. In the afternoon they supplied popsicles and lemonade. An assortment of coffee was available in the morning as well. The staff was super friendly. The hotel was within walking distance to Voodoo donuts, powell's books, lots of food carts, and the saturday market.
Since I had joined the kimpton club online, we thought this welcome was probably for the very first stay. I'm happy to say I was wrong about that! On our second weekend, we were greeted with a bottle of wine, another mini bar raid, and chocolate milk was again sent up for the boys. There was also a goldfish in the room for the kids enjoyment and they sent up a baby care package. Anything we asked for was in the room within minutes! We were not upgraded this time, but the room was pretty similar in size. The only difference I could tell was the bathroom was smaller and there was not a view of mt hood. It is not often that I can say I loved spending time at a hotel.
All in all, our stay at the Hotel Monaco was fabulous and we cannot wait to come back!

Room Tip: Join the Kimpton Club online
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

I love Kimpton hotels but this one was especially nice.
The people were wonderful.
The rooms were lovely.
The free cocktail hour was delightful.

The room service was delish and they went out of their way to help me maintain a healthy diet with substitutions.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a king size bed, you get an amazing drawing room.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 August 2011

First time staying at a Kimpton hotel but it definitely won't be the last, Hotel Monaco was absolutley wonderful, the staff at the valet parking were the first to greet us and they were very friendly and then the staff at check in were even more friendly, all in all the staff at this place are great, they really make you feel welcome, we were travelling with our two small grandsons, one two year old who took a liking to the gold fish at the front desk, so they brought him one up to the room. The decor is very warm and comfortable, we had a king suite and our daughters had a queen suite and every little detail was immpecable, we only stayed one night but I wish we had stayed longer, next time we are in Portland we are definitely staying at this hotel,

Room Tip: the suites are awesome
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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TKeleherPDX, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2011

Wow! Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy to hear that you and your family had such a great visit. I hope that next time you come to see us it will be for more than one night. Thank you again for your feedback.

Warmly,

Tessa Keleher
Front Office Manager
Hotel Monaco Portland

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Address: 506 SW Washington, Portland, OR 97204-1550
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Region: United States > Oregon > Portland > Downtown
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 Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Portland
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#1 Family Hotel in Portland
#2 Business Hotel in Portland
#2 Luxury Hotel in Portland
Price Range: £138 - £272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland 4.5*
Number of rooms: 221
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-diamond Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, offers an ideal sanctuary in downtown Portland, Oregon. Centered in the city’s cultural hub, this luxury hotel was named as one of the world’s Top 500 Hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine and is honored by TripAdvisor travelers as a Top 25 Hotel in the U.S. in 2012 (#9). Enter this unique boutique hotel and enter a world where everyone is warmly welcomed and pampered. Adjacent to the hotel is what some say is downtown Portland’s best restaurant, Red Star Tavern & Roast House. ... more   less 
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