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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We had a 5 night stay at the Hotel Monaco in August and loved the location. It could not have been better for all the things we wanted to see and do. On arrival we discovered that breakfast was included which was a nice surprise! Breakfast turned out to be great and I developed quite an addiction to the home...

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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

R4chell, So glad to hear you had a great stay with us and got to enjoy the various amenities that we offered including our pet goldfish companion! Please note that the breakfast is not included for everyone. It is only available under specific packages that will say if the breakfast is included. We look forward to seeing you again, on...

California
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a true gem! Staff are wonderful, accommodations are lovely! We visited the windy city 2 yrs ago and when we checked in yesterday the door man remembered us! The Kimpton Hotels are wonderful; they even provide a pet concierge and loaner goldfish for your room...We love these hotels!

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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Nic530, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a nice review on Tripadvisor! I'm happy to see that you got to enjoy our Guppy love program, by having a goldfish placed in your room! Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 August 2013

What a wonderful hotel. Long before our stay we contacted the hotel with a general request, which was then honoroud. Just a few days before our stay Gretchen contacted us again to ask wether there was anything else she could do for us. Thank you for this proactive service! After a long flight in from The Netherlands at check-in Forest...

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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Kai W, I'm so happy that you got to enjoy Chicago and got a great impression of our amazing staff before even checking in! Just so everyone knows, the breakfast is only available by booking specific package that specifically includes breakfast. We do have a very good restaurant called South Water Kitchen, in which breakfast is available from the menu...

West Allis, Wisconsin
Reviewed 28 August 2013

This is such a great hotel!! We got a room with 2 queens and paid a tiny bit extra for the "river view" too. The window were unbelievable! You can sit up on the "sill" and look out at the city skyline and river. There are comfy pillows to lean against and more than one person can sit up there...

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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Moxie66, Thank you so much for the great review! I loved your review title and can tell that you had a great stay!! We look forward to having you as our guest again. Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Memorable stay. This is a very special hotel that is luxurious and full of personality. Not a typical hotel, a very interesting and pampering experience. The staff was absolutely gracious and very attentive. Formidable location- can't get much better that that!

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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Noaaben, Thank you so much for leaving us a nice review on tripadvisor. We take such great pride in our small hotel, to ensure everyone is treated in a friendly manner. Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Columbia, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 26 August 2013

What can I say that hasn't been said before? From the moment you arrive at this wonderful hotel until the moment you check out, you are pampered and made to feel so comfortable, welcomed, and safe. The location is great. Walked to Bank of America Theater and Cadillac Palace, with a stop a Macy's. I love, love, love Kimpton Hotels....

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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Pam R., I'm so happy to hear about your great stay with us! By the way, I went to Mizzou in Columbia for college. Peter is amazing and he is the most friendliest person I know. We are so lucky to have him being part of our staff. We look forward to your future visits! Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 August 2013

It was close to the food and wine event so we chose this hotel. It is old in a good way and has character as well as history. The staff was very friendly. My room was small and reminded me our Europe hotels but that's what made is special to me. Again for the event this hotel was in a...

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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Gator, Thank you for having stayed with us. All of the Monaco Hotels in the Kimpton chain is inside older historic buildings. Our building was built in 1912 to be DB Finsk Hat Company's global headquarters and they actually produced hats at the time. Kimpton completely gutted the building in 1998 and made it into the Monaco. February of this...

Reviewed 23 August 2013

Everyone was helpful and friendly. The location is super. The rooms were great. My kids loved the window nooks. I would stay again. We could walk to Michigan avenue, the river walk, pretty much wherever we wanted to go.

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MarcoScherer, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Kapavone, It's always great to hear when families enjoy those window seats and the awesome location of the Monaco Chicago. We can't wait to have you back! Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Cockermouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2013

I brought my family to Chicago for a week and overall we enjoyed our experience in the hotel. The room was very nice and always spotlessly clean, the beds extremely comfortable and the staff very helpful. Unfortunately, it didn't quite live up to expectations. We arrived expecting to have already paid for breakfast; as it turned out the deal was...

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AGMRyan, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

IAmGuyster, Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm sorry that in some areas we didn't leave up to your hopes, but it looks like overall you enjoyed the hotel and the location worked out well for you. We definitely didn't live up to my expectations either with the cookies- thanks for the feedback, I'm eager to fix that. Part of the...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 22 August 2013

I really like the Kimpton chain of hotels although I've noticed they're becoming more and more expensive. That said, the Monaco wasn't off-the-charts pricey. We had room 410 and it was very nice. Check in was quick and cheerful. What I liked: - The view - from the window we could see the river. - room was spotless - decor...

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AGMRyan, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Rainyday3, Thanks for your great review. It's awesome to hear you enjoyed the recently renovated rooms and the fluffy linens. Our housekeeping team certainly will also appreciate the comments- they take great pride in their work! Many thanks, we can't wait to host you again. Marco Scherer General Manager

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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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 

Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Address: 225 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-2404 (Formerly Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $219 - $616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago 4.5*
Number of rooms: 192
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Also Known As:
Hotel Monaco Chicago Kimpton
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
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“Ask for river view”
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“City view rooms with the window seats are amazing.”
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“We stayed on the highest floor in a corner room. View was amazing (except you have to look at the Trump Hotel) ;)”
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