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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

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#20 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We have stayed here before and have noticed a decline in their "service". We clearly were just another client. This is so unlike the Kimpton line. We have always enjoyed Kimptons but find they are cutting corners. They used to use Aveda products and on our last night there they switched companies. Why? Aveda is one of the best products...

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

Gourmand101, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review. I'm sorry to hear that you are disappointed with some of the changes that we've made in the past two years. We do provide Turn-down services upon request, as we have found many of our guests don't like the interruption in the evening. This is a Kimpton wide...

Neenah
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Ive stayed in this property at least 10 times since 2001. I've also stayed in Monaco's in Denver, Seattle and San Francisco. The overall stay in Chicago was excellent. The doorman, the person who checked us in were friendly and quick. The doorman made it a point to remember our name. The front desk lent us an umbrella for an...

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

Tom, Thank you for being such a loyal guest, not just with us in Chicago but throughout the country! The evening wine reception hour is mandate that a staff member pours the drink to comply with the many liquor laws in the city and state. We do offer Kerups coffee maker for the guest room upon request, should you prefer...

Duluth, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 September 2013

While the hotel is still very nice overall, it is not quite what it used to be. The staff is very pleasant to deal with, however there were quite a few glitches in my stay. The first occurred when I tried to book on line using their special offer of booking 3 nights but only paying for 2 for a...

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

GitchSup, Thank you so much for leaving us a review and great feedback. I'm very sorry to hear about the frustrations you encountered in booking our special weekend promo of stay 2 nights and get the 3rd free. I have addressed every thing you have listed with the department managers and the individual staff member in those areas. We take...

Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Elegant, quaint & charming little hotel. Spacious rooms, updated fixtures, & plush bedding. Excellent location. The Monaco was walking distance from most things we wanted to see. Wished we had a better view, but it was only for one night. Mentioned it to the desk staff member & an upgrade wasn't offered. (Free or otherwise) I would definitely stay again...

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

Lmnh12, Thank you for the nice review on tripadvisor and I'm sorry that we weren't able to provide a river view. We do offer a specific room category which has guaranteed river views of Chicago. I do hope that you stay with us again, and get to experience the river view rooms with their amazing window seats! Cheers, Marco Scherer...

lancashire
Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

Just a quick review to say that the hotel Monaco in Chicago was just about the best hotel we have ever stayed in can't fault it.yes the window seats are great we thought they were a bit of a gimmick at first but we spent quite a bit of time watching the world go by. Would stay there again definitely.

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

Davidryanpne, Thank you for leaving us a quick review on tripadvisor! Glad to see that you got to enjoy the window seats and that you had a great stay with us! We look forward to having you as our guest again. Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 4 September 2013

I can't say enough about this hotel. The location is wonderful - right near the river, a bounty of good restaurants, and within easy walking distance of museums and sights. The room was good-sized for a major city, well-appointed, and mine had an awesome window seat where I could people watch. Yes, I slept in the window seat.

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

Scottyr2, Thank you so much for the great review! Our location is definitely amazing, as you are near everything. Many don't realize how big and comfortable the window seats are! Thank you again! Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Reviewed 4 September 2013

This hotel is perfect as soon as you walk in the door. The hotel staff is very friendly and attentive. The room is spotless and the decorations are gorgeous. It was my sons birthday while we were there and they had cute little cupcakes waiting for him along with a handwritten birthday card. We also had them bring a goldfish...

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

Oceanblue, Thank you so much for the perfect review! I'm happy to see that you got to enjoy our guppy love program by having a companion goldfish in your room! Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We booked this hotel using jetsetter.com and got a great deal here. I love the kimpton hotels and this one was an absolute favourite. The location right on the river in downtown Chicago can not be beat. Our room had a very cool window seat where you could lounge and enjoy watching the city below. They have free wi if...

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

Britgirl_dallas_72, Thank you for having stayed with us and trying us out on jetsetter! Glad you got to enjoy the amazing window seats in our riverview room. It's always cool to be relaxing and looking out over the Chicago River! We do offer a nightly manager hosted hourly wine reception!! This is offered all 365 days of the year. We...

Kalamazoo, MI
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This was a great hotel. Convenient location. Staff went out of their way to be helpful. Discovered to late in our stay but they have complimentary bikes to use to see the city. Will definitely do that the next time there. Restaurant that is part of the hotel was superb, great service. Again went out of their way to make...

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

Cslik, Thank you for taking the time and leaving us a review! Chicago has definitely become a great bike friendly city and I'm happy to see that you got to enjoy our complimentary bikes! There's nothing better than going for a bike ride along the lake on a summer day! Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Toledo, OH
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Check the website under "Special Offers". I actually was able to get this on Priceline for $80 on a Saturday night while bidding 4* in the Millenium Park area. Priceline has a great selection of hotels in both the North Michigan Ave area and the Millenium Park areas. Overnight parking is around $56 through the hotel. We used www.spothero.com and...

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

Tamaralea, Thank you for leaving a great review! You had some great tips and comparisons between the Monaco and Burnham! Parking is high in Chicago at this time, and we always recommend taxis and public transportation as a less expensive form of transportation throughout downtown. We are just one block from the loops many subway system, and there are plenty...

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Downtown / The Loop
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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $222 - $615 (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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“great convientient location if downtown for a show or event”
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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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“The corner rooms have great views along with the comfy window seats.”
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