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“Perfect base to travel around Portland” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland
Ranked #3 of 138 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect base to travel around Portland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2009

Located in a great spot in Portland. I was in easy walking distance to the city sights - shopping, dining, and night life. I was minutes away from the river so I was able to walk tot the "Saturday Street Fair" on both Saturday and Sunday. Shopping was steps away at Pioneer Plaza as was dining. Definitely make sure you make the 10-minute walk to Voodoo Donuts and get the maple bacon donut!

I stayed in a queen standard room which was more than large enough for a single or couple. Decor is standard Kimpton, a bit flashy but in a very comfortable old world way. It's not as sterile as some of the more contemporary boutiques. My only concern is the bathroom which didn't feel up to snuff with the latest hotels and felt more like your standard hotel.

Parking is valet and pricey, but the staff in the garage is attentive and full of great recommendations for little road trips. I spent a day on the Columbia River Highway which I highly recommend. The hotel has great little pre-printed cards with instructions to all local sights which is useful in the confusing town of one-way streets and bridges in/out of the city. I never waited for anyone in the garage at all hours of the day which is nice. I've been to some places where you have to hunt for the valet.

As always the wine reception at the Kimpton is not to be missed. What's great about Portland is that Oregon has some very nice local wineries.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2009

We’ve stayed at this hotel several times over the last year and it is a favorite.

My husband was running the Portland marathon during our last stay, and when we arrived they had bananas and plenty of bottled water waiting in our room. We also received a “raid the honor bar” coupon. Other times we have celebrated special occasions in Portland and received a bottle of wine at check-in.

Valet service is friendly and efficient, but be prepared to pay $31 a night for hotel parking.

We always enjoy the wine and beer (and always an added cocktail choice) reception in the lobby at 5pm. There are also great values to be had during the happy hour at the hotel’s restaurant on food and drink.

Your choice of newspaper is delivered in the morning along with Starbucks coffee available in the lobby and in the room.

We look forward to a massage at the Dosha spa, and there are usually some great last minute offers when you check in.

Stayed in a huge King Suite during our last stay, for an extra $1 we received breakfast for two the next day in the hotel's restaurant.

Make sure to sign up as a Kimpton In Touch member for extra benefits during your stay.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, IL
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2009

I cannot say enough nice things about this hotel. I booked through hotels.com and they lost my reservation (despite the fact that I had confirmation from them), but the registration attendant (I wish I remembered her name, she was great) took responsibility for the mishap, got me checked in immediately and put me in a king suite instead of the standard queen room I had booked for the inconvenience of having a brief moment of terror in thinking I may not have a place to sleep for the night.

There's a great piano in the lobby that you can play, they'll send anything up to your room instantaneously (like toiletries), they set out complimentary NYTs and WSJs to go with your coffee in the morning, the valets and doormen are all extraordinarily kind and helpful.

I would highly, highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying close to downtown Portland, as I simply can't imagine you'd find a better value.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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medford, or
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2009

Awesome hotel with amazing restaurant and bar attached! Perfect place for my 5 girlfriends to spend a shopping weekend. The suites are roomy. The pull-out catch bed is like sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic mattress--almost more comfortable then the beds! Immediate guest service attention, easy parking, and well equipped fitness center. The treadmills could be updated (a little loud for surrounding people), but met my 5 mile run needs. Wine reception is super - comfortable couches, music, and local wines and brews were served. Im going back in two weeks!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2009

we spent 1 night at hotel monaco to celebrate my birthday. the room was small but comfortable and met all of our expectations. it was nice to have a glass of wine at the hosted cocktail hour in the lobby before heading out to dinner. i booked the room on priceline for just over $80, which made it even more worthwhile.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 NICOLEandJACOB
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Fort Lauderdale
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2009

I would highly recommend The Hotel Monaco to any family traveling to Portland, OR. They have several different packages to choose from that cater to children, or couples. These packages are a great value! The package we chose was the DaVinci package. This gave the kids paints and canvases, tickets to the Chldren's Museum, a wine tasting for the adults, a free movie rental with popcorn, and a double bed suite including a sitting area with a sofa bed. When we walked into the room for the first time, they had two bottles of Milk chilling for the children along with a plate of chocolate chip cookies! Our room also included our own Goldfish, named Henry, who was a big hit with the kids as well! We all had such a great time. The room was outstanding, the beds comfortable, and the service was exemplary! We will definitely stay there whenever we visit, as well as always checking with the Kimpton chain in other cities for great packages.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 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 HLDavidson
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Medford, Oregon
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2009

Not my 1st time staying here. Nice rooms, beds, staff. Good food. WINE! Tip: if you want to save $10-15 on transportation to the airport call the same taxi company the hotel uses yourself (Radio Cab co) and ask for the $26 special to the airport. The same company is usually parked outside the hotel but they run $35-$45 to PDX and they don't have to honor the special unless you call the cab company directly and ask for it. The hotel will not do this for you.
Another tip: bring your dog(s). This is a very dog friendly hotel. Very!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank faircarny
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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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