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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 #10 of 167 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we went on a cold night and loved the warmth of the staff and this hotel... i like the kimpton group and and never disappointed. cozy lobby with a free wine and and appetizer sampling, where we met some nice people , relaxing before going to dinner.

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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved the unique decor, friendly staff, convenient location, and the reasonable price. Our room was spacious, beds were comfortable and my son loved the huge, cushioned window seat with a partial view of the river. The complimentary wine hour offered each day, as well as coffee in the lobby each morning, upped the "fun quotient" of our stay. Would... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the Hotel Monaco last week for a very short business trip; 1 night. I found the location to be conveniently located and the staff I encountered to be friendly and accomodating. My father lives in Milwaukee, but was unable to drive down, so he took the train. In looking for directions to the Union Station, Frances at... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel Monaco is an absolute jewel located conveniently to restaurants, Michigan Ave, and transportation on Wabash near Wacker Dr. I held a meeting for a small executive group with people from all parts of the US and we were very satisfied with the service and accommodations. Since the meeting was informal, I decided to rent a suite and hold the... More

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Treasure Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel, center of everything, very cozy and clean, friendly staff and loved the wine happy hour! My only complaint would be the "very runned down" restaurant. The chairs are old and disgusting and the food was horrible. They should really put some money into updating the restaurant because sometimes people don't want to leave the hotel to eat!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for 2 night with my husband in January - right as the polar vortex was hitting Chicago! Rooms were clean and warm, and the bed was very comfortable. The bellman was very helpful - taught us about falling ice and what buildings you should walk right next to and which you should walk closer to the street,... More

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

Dear hmoore04 - You survived the vortex, eh? Maybe not the best way to explore Chicago, but definitely a memorable trip! We're glad to have kept you warm & cozy during that time. I'm especially happy to hear that our lovely bellman were kind enough to pass on some ice-safety tips! Hopefully your next visit to the Monaco involves less... More

Ventura, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everyone at this hotel and its restaurant, South Water Kitchen, were very friendly and helpful. We were always greeted when we walked in the door. The doorman always opened the door and got taxis when we needed them. The concierge made good suggestions about restaurants and got us reservations. Staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful, too. The... More

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

Dear 933JudyD - You hit it all! It's easy to love wine hour...I mean, free wine and conversation, what's better? But truly, we're most proud of our staff here and their commitment to taking care of our guests. It doesn't hurt when a comfy bed & quiet room also afford a great night's sleep. We've got plenty of Kimpton Hotels... More

Arlington, Virginia, United States
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've always stayed at the Hyatt when in Chicago, but my last time there was just too much--too many people, not enough fast service, etc. So I opted for the Hotel Monaco this time, and I was VERY pleased! First, I love dogs, so it was nice to see so many animals around. The decor was just beautiful, the staff... More

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

Dear Judy L - Thanks so much for coming over to the Kimpton side and giving the Monaco a shot! I'm glad to hear that we were able to meet your needs and make you feel comfortable. Hopefully this is the beginning of a great relationship! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

stayed here for a conference. Room was nice and big. Liked the entryway into my room. Gave it a two room feel. Bathroom was off this foyer type area. Tall sink, great water pressure and plenty of hot water. The shower head was also well above my head. Always a plus. Room was very clean and decently stocked mini-bar. Not... More

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

Dear mad155- Thanks for your great review of your Monaco experience. We're glad to hear that the room was well appointed for you, and the conference amenities fit your needs. The mini bar does have some pretty great items in there, but just to note, we do have complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste, and a whole crazy list of other freebies we... More

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6 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at the Hotel Palomar, another Kimpton Hotel in Chicago, and loved it. Every staff member we met was very friendly, helpful and professional. When we left, we felt like we were leaving new friends, and we looked forward to seeing them again. This was not the case at the Hotel Monaco. The only outstanding staff member was the... More

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

Dear MidwestFamily4 - I'm sorry to hear that your experience at the Monaco was a disappointing one, that is certainly never the impression we hope to leave. As much of our guest feedback suggests, our staff is typically our greatest asset and what keeps people returning. I apologize if you felt that we weren't quite on our A-game during your... More

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  • River view(39)
  • Wine hour(27)
  • Very friendly(20)
  • Room service(16)
  • Nice touch(7)
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Additional Information about Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel

Address: 225 N Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#7 Family Hotel in Chicago
#7 Green Hotel in Chicago
#9 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#10 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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 
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