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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 #11 of 168 hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Jeff G Livonia, Michigan
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Livonia, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the rooms with a spa tub. It was a very nice room with a comfortable bed. We visited last February and it was cold outside. But the location is near the Magnificent Mile and within walking distance of some great locations. The windows have a deep ledge you can comfortable sit on and watch out... More

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

Jeff G - So glad to hear that our staff made you feel comfortable & welcome, and that you got a chance to enjoy the window seats from one of our suites. Hope to see you again on your next romantic getaway! Sincerely, Marco Scherer More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had not stayed in a Kimpton hotel before and was impressed by the high quality of customer service at every level. I asked for a quiet room and they had it - room 1217. No view other than a masonry wall on the next door building. I was told that the hotel was 10 years old. The room is... More

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

Dear Mark B - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Monaco! We're happy to hear that we were able to deliver on your quiet room request and that you enjoyed your meal at SouthWater Kitchen. We hope you'll join us again on your next visit to Chicago. Cheers, Marco Scherer More

Saugatuck, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights at the Hotel Monaco Chicago. We were welcomed by a very nice bell man and were quickly checked in by a very friendly front desk. Our room was already available so we were able to enjoy the room with view on the river. Since my parents are European they needed electrical converters because they've forgot... More

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

Dear Katja S - Glad to hear that your stay at the Monaco was enjoyable, and that we were able to satisfy all of your needs. We absolutely look forward to hosting you on your next visit, which will hopefully be sooner rather than later! Sincerely, Marco Scherer More

Savannah area, GA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was my first visit to Chicago and I picked this hotel largely based on reviews here and the location. We were put into a room on the 2nd floor, which was still quiet and had an adequate view. What it did not have was one of the cute window seats that you see in the pictures, but that was... More

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

Dear Tigerfan85 - Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Monaco. We're so happy to hear that you got the chance to enjoy all the city & hotel had to offer. The window seats actually only exist in our River View-type rooms (and a few bonus deluxe rooms here and there), so make sure... More

Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Smiling warm sincere greeting upon arrival; we had a "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" trip from O'Hare (here's a tip; hire a car/cab for $35 trip to downtown - the two Blue Line one 20" high step up Bus was not for the older traveler - totally exhausted after an already long flight) and after hitting the super clean room with... More

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

Dear worldtraveler411 - We're glad to hear your room was a welcome respite after a long journey, at least you gave the train a shot, right! Next time we see you arriving, we hope it is via taxi, and soon! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a Kimpton In-Touch member we have come to enjoy the coffee bars in the mornings, happy hour in the evenings, unique themed decor, and the kids particularly like the exotic animal-print bath robes. While the Hotel Monaco Brand is hip and contemporary enough to make for a great couples getaway they also do a great job of accommodating families.... More

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

Dear ngkorte - What a super review, thank you so much! We're happy to hear that our arrangements accommodate even the difficult-to-impress teenage crowd, while also providing the rest of the family with a comfortable visit. We hope that we continue to be your destination of choice in the Windy City, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely,... More

San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upbeat, cool hotel. My room had a view of the river which was great, except for the large TRUMP letters on hi hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful, but could have been more helpful with dinner locations. They kept suggesting chain restaurants, which I try to avoid, especially in a city like Chicago with many great eateries. One odd... More

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

Dear pingos04 - Thank you so much for the great review of the hotel. True, our river views did change a bit with the illuminated additions right across from us, but I guess you can't change what color your neighbor paints his house, right? We'll make sure our staff knows how much more fun it is to highlight local favorites... More

Fort Worth, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this past week for 3 nights and absolutely enjoyed it. Was here last winter and was not quite as enthused. I am chalking that up to the room we received each time, or possibly the hotel is in a constantly improving mode. (paint/touch ups etc.) Stayed in room 911 which was a corner mini suite with 4 window seats... More

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

Dear mike h - Woohoo! Nothing makes us happier than to hear that we have won over a guest who maybe didn't feel the original Monaco love on a previous stay. We hope that we continue to be your home away from home on your trips to Chicago...the doormen will be looking out for you! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You are in for a rare treat here excellent personal service, we arrived early at 11am & would have been ok hold off until 3pm but not only did she have a room ready but as it was our first time there we were given one of few rooms overlooking the Corn Cobs & rivers with the window seats you... More

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

Dear Sasha G - Wow. Your review basically left us speechless...and that's pretty hard to do. We've never had our burger described quite so well! Gwen is an absolute gem, and we are so very lucky to have her as part of our family. We absolutely look forward to seeing you again - very soon! Cheers, Marco Scherer More

Santa Cruz, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 4 nights at the Monaco in room 815, a very spacious room offering a view of Chicago's impressive skyline and 2 "meditation nooks." One (pictured) is as big as a double bed. If my children had been traveling with me, they most certainly would have played in the nooks and probably slept in them. Room 815 also has... More

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

Dear CatPorter - Thank you for your lovely, detailed review of your recent stay at the Monaco Chicago. We're happy to hear that our location afforded you the ability to walk many places, and that your stay was comfortable & enjoyable. Unfortunately, in a building of our age in our location, some city noise is inevitable, but we hope it... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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#10 Romantic Hotel in Chicago #10 Family Hotel in Chicago #10 Green Hotel in Chicago #10 Luxury Hotel in Chicago #11 Business Hotel in Chicago
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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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