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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 17 August 2013

On our first stay at this location we had booked a "river-view" room, and my daughter absolutely loved the huge window seat, turning it into her own private "apartment." This time I incorrectly assumed ALL the rooms had the window seats, so we booked a "standard" to save a few bucks. The result: very dissapointed five year old. While there...

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

Kirk- We're so glad that things worked out in the end for your family! You are right- not every room is a window seat or offers a riverview. It's so great that Foster was able to help out to make that second night fantastic though! Marco Scherer General Manager

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 17 August 2013

Enjoyed the Monaco in Philly, so decided to try the Chicago version, and Wow, I wasn't disappointed at all. Three nights in a 9th floor river view room for a decent price, what else could one ask for. The staff is great, holding luggage for early arrives, calling when the room is ready, delivering wine to the room when we...

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

Superdavenj66, Next time you head over from Jersey, we'd be honored to host you again and provide you a great room and that awesome Kimpton genuine care. So glad you enjoyed yourselves, Marco Scherer General Manager

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Loved our stay there last week for our anniversary! One of the best hotels I've stayed at. We booked the Mediterranean Suite and when we arrived we received a free upgrade to the Riverview one. We were on the top floor corner room overlooking the river. GORGEOUS VIEWS! Decor was great!! Favorite aspect was the window seats that had cushions...

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

TXgal247, I'm so glad you joined us for your anniversary! We are thrilled you booked into one of those great suites and had a corner view that impressed you both. The view from those comfortable window nooks is fabulous and certainly a favorite of many of our guests. Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Suburban Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We checked-into the Hotel Monaco for a 3-night family "mini-vacation" with our 3 year-old and 5 month-old. Having researched the property extensively in advance, we reserved a Mediterranean Suite and received Room 905. The suite had a nice, partial view of the Chicago River, along with a city view of Wabash Ave. My older son absolutely loved the window seats...

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

To our friends in Detroit: What a pleasure to hear about your visit with us in one our suites! Those window seats sure provide both kids and adults alike a great opportunity to watch the city scenes. We're very grateful for your review, thanks for sharing. PS- we are working on designs for an upcoming bathroom renovation that will bring...

Marlton, NJ
Reviewed 15 August 2013

In Chicago with friends for the SGK 3Day, and wanted to get some sight-seeing in pre-walk. Since we had reservations for Sunday night after the event, I asked if the hotel would hold our bags on Thursday for a few hours before we had to head to the group hotel 22 miles away. No problem! Ryan, the concierge was extremely...

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

Nancy, What an awesome experience you've had and I'm so glad you shared this with everyone so that I can share it with our team. It's a great example of that genuine care and welcoming vibe we aim for. Congrats on your great accomplishment with the event! Marco Scherer General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Just arrived home from our first stay in Chicago. Lovely room excellent decor, very comfortable king size bed and Egyptian sheets. Only slight problem was lack of hanging space in wardrobe, and no shower gel in bathroom. Little things in an otherwise great stay. The best thing is the location as it is 5 minute walk to the Wendale river...

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Jennifer, It's always great to hear that people found the hotel's location to be prime, especially those that go out on the boat tours in the river and on the lake. I'm glad you enjoyed the luxurious Kimpton bedding! Cheers, Marco Scherer General Manager

Minnesota
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Stayed there for a girls weekend and it was fabulous! The room was beautiful, clean and large enough for 4 women to share! Loved the meditation bump outs and the decor of the room. I would definitely stay there again and the location was perfect. We took the train ($5) from the airport into town and the hotel was only...

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We love to host a good girls weekend! Any special occasion, really. Connecting with guests over what might be a great time for them makes for a great time for us. Thanks for sharing- come back next year! Marco Scherer General Manager

Ann Arbor MI
Reviewed 11 August 2013

The Monaco is not as lovely as the Palomar, or even the Burham, but it has an excellent location (near the river, Millenium Park and the State & Lake CTA stop) and offers all the Kimpton perks (coffee in the lobby in the morning; wine in the lobby in the evening; comfortable bed; terry bathrobes in the room). The adjacent...

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TokyoVisitor, One might say all the four Kimpton Hotels in Chicago each are unique and have their own feel to them, while all remaining great examples of what Kimpton has to offer. The Monaco Chicago has a lot of fans who love the historic feel, the fresh renovation and updates, the amazing location, and the wonderful staff that provide that...

Ponteland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We arrived from O'Hare airport via the blue line cta train (cost $5 one way or put more on a card as we did for use over the three days we spent in Chicago) and a short walk from the 'Clark/Lake' station got us to this excellent hotel. We were so impressed with the decor as we walked in but...

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

Wow- John and Karen- thank you for such an amazing review. Guests like you both make the all the work we put in to creating awesome experiences all the worthwhile! We all really appreciate the great five star review! Marco Scherer General Manager

Oxford
Reviewed 10 August 2013

We loved the hotel Monaco. Upon arrival we were given a room with a city view - a fantastic raised window seat looking out over Chicago. The room itself was very nicely decorated with a sense of style and fun, and a really comfortable bed. The price was reasonable - although we booked many months ahead - and included a...

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Adamia189, The location really brings all the best of the city within easy access- we're thrilled you got to enjoy both the city and the various amenities we have here, such as the complimentary wine hour and the awesome Window Seats. Cheers, 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: RM571 - RM1,881 (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
#13 Green Hotel in Chicago
#18 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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