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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
Ranked #2 of 143 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Perfect example of what a hotel experience should feel like!”
Reviewed 9 September 2011

Hands down best hotel experience I have had in a long time. I won't list out all the good stuff cause there is too much. I was very happy with everything from valet, happy hour beer tastings in the lobby, rooms were just fantastic and the list goes on. Stayed in room 812 and it was perfect (okay the shower head sucked, but you forget about it with all the other good stuff).
Front desk staff were great especially the evening staff, we would always stop and get advice of where to go, what to see and most importantly where to eat!
Great location, everythings in walking distance.
Tip: sign up for Kimpton INTOUCH membership for free and get free wireless.
Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed September 2011
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NY, NY
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two nights in September 2011. The hotel stays true to the Kimpton brand, very stylish hotel with quirky decorations. The lobby/lounge area is quite beautiful, the furniture is colorful and interesting. They have a chilled flavored water available to guests as well, which I always appreciate at Kimpton hotels. The location is great - walking distance to breweries, multiple food cart pods, the waterfront and Voodoo Doughnuts (yum!). Service was very good - the concierge went above and beyond to ensure our trip out to the wineries went smoothly and the valet attendants were very accommodating with directions and advice on hikes. But, it is an older hotel that has been renovated (maybe a little while ago). Some of the furniture seemed a little dated in the room (a small armchair...perhaps it was shabby chic, but it was more shabby than chic). The room we had faced the Macy's and was a little dark - we did not get very much sunlight. Didn't matter too much though because we spent very little time in the hotel room. I did feel as if the daily housekeeping was a little light, just making the bed and re-folding the towels, but that's about it. It was a comfortable stay, however, and the price was quite reasonable per night so I really cannot complain too much. Overall we were satisfied and it could be a matter of personal taste, but it we would probably try somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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TKeleherPDX, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, responded to this review, 10 September 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. As a hotel that strives to be the best your feedback is very important to us. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed all of the amenities in the hotel and that our staff was able to take great care of you. I will be sure to pass along your comments about your room to our houskeeping department.

Thank you again for your comments and we certianly hope that you will continue to stay and Kimpton Hotels during your travels.

Kind Regards,

Tessa Keleher
Front Office Manager
Hotel Monaco Portland
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poynton, cheshire, uk
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

We've talked about our stay in the Monaco a lot since we returned back to England and have come to the conclusion that it was really faultless.
From the check in when we mentioned the 'in-touch' password and were upgraded to a suite, to the afternoon ice lollies, the evening reception & meeting Timmy and then sadly having to check out and head to the airport.
Our goldfish was promptly moved from our booked room to the new one and nothing was too much trouble. All of the staff seemed to be genuinely happy to be working there and it gave an excellent ambience to the place.
We've stayed in some lovely hotels round the world but would gladly return to the Monaco every time from now on. A shame we live so far away but maybe one day!

Room Tip: Joni the one touch and find out the password
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

They went above and beyond to accommodate my baby and I. They stocked the roo m with fresh fruits and vegs I could use to make babyfood upon arrival, even leaving a brand new peeler. When we went to rent a car, they even purchased an infant car seat (to keep at the hotel) because they didn't have one. They also have a full size crib (not a travel crib), AND they baby proof, so be sure to request that. They even happily obliged my request for shampooed carpets prior to our arrival because I had a crawling baby. My husband and I were so pleased with the hotel, and cannot say enough nice things about them. The location is convenient, the attached restaurant is superb, the hotel is clean, and everyone is so friendly. Home away from home!

Room Tip: Full size crib available, and will baby proof upon request (they even shampooed carpets)
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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TKeleherPDX, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, responded to this review, 10 September 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was such a pleasure to have your family with us and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed you visit just as much. We hope that the next time you are in Portland we will get to see you again!

Kind Regards,

Tessa Keleher
Front Office Manager
Hotel Monaco Portland
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2011

My family and I just spent five great days at the Hotel Mocaco. We were greeted by Jamie who was extremely courteous and professional throughout our stay. To our delight we had been upgraded to a room on a higher floor. Our King room was the perfect size for a party of four with a sliding door seperating the main bedroom from the Queen sofabed in the living area. The decor was funky and the room had all necessary amenities. The car service gentlemen were extremely efficient and offered directions to all of the locations we requested. In fact, all staff members were very polite and provided great customer service. The location of the hotel is perfectly situated for great shopping and within easy walking distance of many wonderful restaurants. We will definitely make the Hotel Monaco our hotel of choice when staying in Portland.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Lake Charles, LA
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

I have learned that the Kimpton properties are mostly small, upscale boutique hotels. This was our first stay and it was very nice. We chose to upgrade to a queen suite for just $18.00 over what we had agreed to pay and the room was huge with a full sitting room separate from the large bedroom with large couch, desk, mini bar and flat screen-just lots of room to spread out. The staff was stellar-cordial, helpful with directions etc. They said it was fine to take things out of the stocked mini-fridge to put my champagne in it, and even brought me some champagne glasses-it seems they have been trained to always say yes-VERY NICE. The complimentary afternoon receptions were a great surprise-wine, beer on tap, a special cocktail from the mixologist in the restaurant, and appetizers to boot. There was Wii for the kids, painting for anyone who desired to paint and even a chocolate tasting. In the morning there was complimentary Starbucks coffee, hot as well as iced, along with tea and newspapers. My only advice is to request a room on a high floor-we were on 2- and it was very noisy-traffic noise and trash trucks picking up garbage. The walls are also very thin and we could hear our neighbors very clearly. This hotel is very well located-easy to use the free metro to the Pearl district, where we spent lots of time at the galleries, and restaurants. The fitness center is very nice, with personal televisions and earphones, water, and towels provided Other than the noise, this hotel is a charmer-I would definitely return.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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San Francisco, CA
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2011

The staff were helpful and friendly; everyone from the front desk to the valet parking attendant. The room was such a pleasant surprise: quirky, chic, fun decor. The location was great for us (central Portland).

The extras included: dogs, dogs, dogs (loved it and I'm not a dog person), bikes available and fortune tellers during free (!) wine/beer hour.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
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 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#1 Family Hotel in Portland
#1 Spa Hotel in Portland
#2 Luxury Hotel in Portland
#2 Business Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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