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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love to travel to Chicago when we can spare a couple of days and decided to try out the Monaco Hotel. Overall, the hotel was very nice. We were given complimentary drink coupons when we arrived. It was clean and we loved our room. There was a very cozy seating cove overlooking the street with pillows. The location was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this hotel, everything about it is so clean, and updated. The room is great, and the staff is even better! I will always make this hotel my #1 choice in Chicago! I also refer all of my friends and family to stay here as well.

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

Dear Marie P - Thank you so much for your amazing review. We do our best to keep the property looking great, and we're happy to hear you enjoyed it. We look forward to seeing you, and all of your friends and family soon! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for 6 nights in double queen room on 12th floor - 2 adults and teenage girl - we found it a large room for a big city hotel downtown - the two beds / pillows very comfortable - sleep quality high - window seat is huge and was a perfect nook get away for our teenager -... More

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

Dear Allez-y-donc, Thank you for the lovely detailed review of your recent Hotel Monaco stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our location and amenities while you were here, and that your daughter enjoyed the window seat in the room. Your tip about Billy Goat is spot on, definitely a riot and not to miss when you're here!... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My two sons 7 and 12 stayed with us here along with our pampered kitty cat and we loved this hotel. We couldn't have asked for such a perfect stay. The welcome gifts for the kids and the goldfish on loan for our room were such welcoming touches. Perfect location to get around the city at ease and wine reception... More

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

Dear WhistfulWanderers - It sounds like you had a ton of fun during your stay, and we couldn't be happier to hear it! We're glad you got a chance to enjoy our wine hour and the great city views, and that you even took care of one of the goldfish during your stay. We hope that the next time your... More

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Chicago and the staff were awesome. A special shout out to Michael the door man who gave us great advice on tours, food and entertainment. The room was wonderful; we were in 807. Although it is outside the elevator, the second bed by the bay window overlooking the city is an excellent touch. Less than a 5... More

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

Dear Marco L - Thank you so much for your review of your recent stay at the Monaco. We're so glad to hear that you loved the accommodations, and our staff - especially Michael - took great care of you. We agree, one experience is not enough, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

Guelph, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Address: 225 N Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
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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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