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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
Ranked #3 of 140 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
St. Louis, MO
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Bubbles?!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Spent four nights at this hotel and thought it was quite lovely. The decor is a little funky, which I love and the place was not overly crowded, like some of the other hotels in downtown Portland. Our room was very nice and comfortable. It had a large bathroom and large windows that looked out into the streets. I loved the windows, but we could hear some of the traffic early in the morning. My only real complaint with the hotel is something that most of you won't experience (at least from what I've been told). One morning, I heard a "blub, blub" sound coming from the bathroom. I peeked into the bathroom and there were bubbles (yes, bubbles...lots of bubbles!) seeping out of the toilet and sink. I immediately called the front desk and alerted them. They sent maintenance, who was equally as confused as the front desk woman. The maintenance guy called his manager. The manager walked in, took one look and said, "Yep, I've seen this before. It only happens once every couple of years, and only in this room. We're not really sure why. We can switch you to another room, but I can almost guarantee it's not going to happen again." We were leaving the next morning anyway, so decided to stay. And he was right, it didn't happen again, but how odd? The maintenance manager was very nice and apologetic, but we never heard anything from the front desk about the incident.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014

I travel frequently to Portland and have stayed at many hotels in the downtown area and I must say the Hotel Monaco is my favorite hotel. The staff is always very friendly and helpful and are always willing to assist with making your stay enjoyable. The rooms are quite spacious compared to other hotels in the area and well decorated.

Room Tip: Splurge and get a suite, it's well worth it
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Sao Paulo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Perfect location,close to everything:stores,Voodoo Donuts,,the river,best restaurants,and so on.
Perfect staff:Jenna and Andrew from front desk( nice,courteous) and Joseph," the guy who knows everything from Portland".
Perfect room: king corner suíte: modern decor,really cool.
And the most Perfect city ever!!!I regret just staying 3 nights only!!!

By the way: Did I lose a navy blue sandal in room 817???I guess I am a kind of Cinderella,but maybe is na sign of the destiny to come back!!

Room Tip: KIng corner suíte!!!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hayden Lake, ID
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We chose this hotel because it's pet-friendly, and we were traveling with our beloved 70 pound standard poodle, Nemo. Nemo is well-behaved and welcome almost anywhere, but this hotel actually made special efforts for her.
Our room was large and very comfortable. The lobby was welcoming and comfortable. The staff was helpful and friendly. The décor is opulent, I suppose in keeping with the "Monaco" theme.
The only drawback was the same as for every downtown hotel I've ever stayed in in Portland, Oregon: they pick up the garbage at 4:00 or 4:30 am, with a great, long-lasting clamor. Next time we stay in this hotel, and I do hope there will be a next time, I will try to remember to request a room away from that area.

Room Tip: Maybe something away from the entrance to the garbage pickup area.
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Green Features: Thankfully they skipped all the admonitions about re-using towels for the sake of the environment. I like a fresh towel every day.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for 3 days/2 nights just before the 4th of July with our 3 kids. Had a large room with a sleeper couch for the kids & 2 queens. Very spacious for a downtown hotel. Hotel is in the heart of downtown, walking distance to many things, including the riverfront. Staff was great. Happy hour was a pleasant treat including some things (Wii, building blocks) to keep young kids occupied while the adults imbibe! Very satisfied.

Stayed July 2014
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Stayed here for one night in a suite with separate bedroom in July, The hotel is located very centrally in Portland and all of the downtown atractions are within walking distance.

First of all the service is good. This goes from an attentive and very serviceminded valet parking service (cudos - the best valet service on our 2 week trip), to the reception staff and bell boys at checkin. Further, the free wine reception was a welcome treat after a long drive.

The room was modern in the decor, and with a great bed. Especially the bathroom was very well designed and modern. For a USD 320 pricetag including taxes the Kimpton provided a great price/quality valus.

PS: The happy hour menu at the Red Star Tavern, adjacent to the hotel with direct access, was the best we had during our trip. Excellent food at great prices, and great local brews for a few dollars.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Boise, Idaho
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117 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

This is a unique hotel I have stayed at about glad a dozen times. The style of the entire place is gorgeous. My rooms are never disappointing: the bed is so comfortable and the shower heads are fantastic.
The location of this hotel is perfect for anyone wanting to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Portland. Everything is in walking distance including numerous tasty restaurants, the library, museums, grocery stores, gyms, shops, and transportation.
I love this hotel and will definitely be returning.

Stayed July 2014
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Thank MinervaNichole
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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
#2 Spa Hotel in Portland
#2 Business Hotel in Portland
#3 Luxury 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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