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Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   225 N Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601 (The Loop)
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Ranked #12 of 169 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Guelph, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent two nights at the Monaco in early July for our annual weekend away without the kids. We arrived just as the wine reception was wrapping up on the first night, so the lobby was loud and busy... can't really fault the front desk staff for a bit of a hasty check-in. Our room was on the 14th floor, and... More

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

Dear lindseyt213 - Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Monaco. We are so sorry that your neighbors seemed to be enjoying their stay quite loudly during your recent visit. We're glad to hear that we were able to relocate you to another, quieter room to enjoy your visit. Unfortunately, the only... More

Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family stayed three nights at the Monaco recently while we were visiting Chicago museums and landmarks. The location is perfect for getting around on foot. The Riverwalk, Milennium Park, the Art Institute, Navy Pier, theaters, etc, as well as some good restaurants, are within walking distance. Everyone on staff was very friendly. We enjoyed the daily 5 PM wine... More

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

Dear Gaelharp - Thank you so much for joining us, and for taking the time to write a great review of your stay. We're happy to hear that your family felt at home at the Monaco, and that you took advantage of our wine hour, upgraded amenities, and luggage storage options. Just so you know for your next stay, we... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel last week with my wife and 2 teenage girls. The location is excellent. The people working there are very nice. The room, beds and bathroom are all excellent also. But I made a rookie mistake not requesting a quiet room and as a result we ended up with a room in the front of the building... More

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

Dear feelinlucky - Thanks for the great review and feedback about your stay. Because of our Loop location, which offers great city views, we also get the accompanying city noise. We have quieter room locations for sure, so just let us know the next time you check in! Also, our Kimpton Karma Rewards program is a pretty no-hassle (and free... More

Neenah, Wi
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have stayed here many times and always enjoy our stay. Rooms are clean. Service excellent. My only complaint this trip is hotel monaco used to have top shelf lotions and shampoo from aveda, now just some cheap typical hotel stuff. Also, there is no coffee maker in the room, you can go downstairs to get coffee. I love the... More

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

Dear WIDiane - Thank you for your feedback of your recent Monaco stay. We did recently change our in room amenities to C.O. Bigelow, also a name brand offering for bath & beauty products, we're sorry you missed the Aveda products as we know our guests loved those too. Coffee makers are always available for your room upon requests. They... More

Merritt Island, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hotel Palomar is a great place to stay at not too bad a price for the area. The rooms were clean, quiet, and up to date. There are some nice views of the city. It's located a short from the Magnificent Mile and plenty of great restaurants and taverns. There is a terrace on the 17th floor where you... More

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

Dear kscdennis - Well, while we would love to take credit for this great review, it actually belongs to our sister property - the Hotel Palomar, Chicago. We think they're pretty great too! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for a work meeting. They have updated the hotel nicely and the rooms are quite generous in size for a Chicago hotel. This was particularly true with a conference rate that was extremely competitive with other hotels in the area. This hotel is in a good tourist spot – close to Millennium Park, the Red Line and the... More

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

Dear sdski - Thank you so much for your lovely review! We like to think that our rooms are pretty spacious...I mean there's enough room to get your yoga on, even if you passed on that! We hope that you'll stop by and see us on your next visit to Chicago, we'd sure love to have you! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

Fernandina Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you love large and tastefully decorated guest rooms you will love Hotel Monaco. If you love great terry bathrobes and lovely soaps and shampoos, you will love Hotel Monaco. If you love friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming hotel staff members, you will love Hotel Monaco. If you love complimentary early evening appetizers and wine you will love Hotel Monaco. If... More

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

Dear Betty S - You are far too kind Betty! Thank you so much for the glowing review, and we love you too! Hope we see you again sooner rather than later! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

Nashville, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, I am very late posting this review. I had an opportunity to enjoy a day to myself in December while in Chicago so I decided to treat myself to a 1 day stay at the Hotel Monaco. Rarely do I get to enjoy a city when traveling for business so I took full advantage of the opportunity. I stay... More

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

Hi Paul B - Better late than never, especially with the helpful review that you left! You hit all of the great points about staying here with us - wine reception, staff, you got it all! We hope that means we get to see a lot more of you! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

New York City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for a recent business trip. The location is excellent. It's right in the heart of the loop across the river from Trump and walking distance to many bars and restaurants. The front desk and bellmen were nice and friendly. I had breakfast twice in the on-site restaurant. The food was delicious! My average rating is more for... More

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

Dear Chris P - Thank you so much for offering your honest feedback of your recent stay at the Monaco. We treasure our location, and even more so our staff, so I'm happy to hear that you appreciated both of those things during your visit! We're so sorry that the decor was a little bit of a let down, sometimes... More

Boulder, Colorado
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92 reviews 92 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice staff, nice large rooms with comfy beds. Our room was very quiet, though no view; we faced another building. The location couldn't be better, a block from a number of L lines that will take you to anywhere in the city. Leave the car at home! It's also walking distance to Michigan Ave, the hot dining scene on North... More

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

Dear sharonincolorado - Thanks so much for your great review of your recent stay at the Monaco. We're glad that you found our location to be great for your Chicago experience, and you're totally right about taking the Orange line in, it's a breeze. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Marco Scherer More

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Address: 225 N Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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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 
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