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Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel

#13 of 176 Hotels in Chicago
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225 N Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed for business - the hotel was clean and comfortable and convenient to everything I needed to get to. What really stood out, though, was the friendly, helpful staff. Everyone I encountered was enthusiastic and pleasant, and made it a point to see how they could make the stay better.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here at the beginning and end of a 4,000 mile road trip around the Midwest and Northwest in May 2014. It's a lovely hotel, well located within walking distance of Millennium Park and the awesome AIC. Staff were pleasant and helpful, the rooms were clean and well appointed. On the second visit I booked a riverfront room, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Each member of the staff I encountered provided exceptional hospitality, from the welcome I received at the front desk, the attentive restaurant service, the enthusiastic doorman, the pleasant wine hostess, zipping out at checkout even with some incidentals, and even a follow up from the manager. Great location, comfortable room, but it was the service that set this trip apart.

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Buchanan, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just left the Monaco hotel and were a bit unimpressed with our visit. All the staff that we encountered were extremely friendly and very helpful, especially the hotel Porters. Although our room was clean, it was nothing to write home about. Upon entering the room and inspecting the mini-fridge, there was a can of sprite missing already. Next, the... More 

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

Jack S - Thank you for taking the time to provide your honest, candid feedback of your recent stay at the Monaco. I'm sorry to hear that you felt the stay was lacking, and left you wanting more. So you know, our mini fridges only have one Sprite in them, they tend to be a lesser consumed item, so we... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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314 reviews 314 reviews
59 hotel reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Upon our arrival we were greeted by your employees. They could have not treated us any better. They were always smiling and offering to get the door or ask if there was anything that we needed. They have a great crew at the Monaco. We were given a room upgrade to the Mediterranean Suite which was a pleasant surprise. The... More 

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

Dear sigs99 - Thank you so much for your great review of your stay at the Monaco. We're so happy that you enjoyed your complimentary upgrade, and were able to take advantage of South Water Kitchen during your stay. We hope to see you at the Monaco Chicago again soon! Sincerely, Erica Strombeck More 

North Salem, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Kimpton fan. They find a grand (and often older) property and turn an interior design firm loose to enhance the original architecture and designs with new energy and flare. In the Monaco group this means that the feel is traditional, elegant but bright and fun. At Hotel Monaco Chicago, the location just off of North Michigan and... More 

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

JOM323 - Don't make us blush! Thank you so much for the great, detailed review of our property. We're so happy you got a chance to take advantage of your Karma rewards and stay with us. I'll be sure to share your kind words with all our staff! Sincerely, Erica Strombeck More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice location for Michigan Ave, Loop, or River North destinations. Walkable to Millenium Park and Art Institute- when its not too cold!. Nice rooms- we went for the goldfish companion for fun. Restaurant is fair but solid for bar drinks (very good bartender) and breakfast. Had to stay an extra night due to an ice storm in home city... More 

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

Dear BryanK8129 - Thank you so much for joining us, and leaving a great review of your stay. We do love our location and its proximity to some of the best Chicago has to offer. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your room, and your experience at South Water Kitchen. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Erica... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in many hotels in Chicago and this is, by far, the best at this price-point. The rooms are HUGE (for a city hotel). My kids loved the fancy window sills. Our room was extremely clean and we loved the gym. The location is perfect for all things downtown...MI Ave, Rush Street, Navy Pier, etc. The staff is... More 

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

sara k- The best?! Thank you so much for the great review! So happy to hear that you and the family enjoyed your stay, and we're looking forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Erica Strombeck More 

Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this hotel. Third time to stay there and I always enjoy it. I was in Chicago for a conference, but instead of staying at the conference hotel, I walked daily in the snow and cold weather to stay at the Monaco. That is how much I enjoy the hotel. Great people - friendly service - excellent location. I will... More 

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

Lisa W - What a compliment! We couldn't be happier that you choose to brave the Chicago winter elements just to stay with us. Hopefully you'll get some chances to come see us in the summertime and enjoy our riverfront location! Sincerely, Erica Strombeck More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel in a central and picturesque part of downtown. The room is comfortable and well designed. There was a window seat in my room with a wonderful city view. (Though you’ll need to be pretty spry to reach it. It was behind a sofa and almost 4 feet off the ground). There is also a fabulous... More 

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

Isabel P- Thanks so much for the helpful review, including the tips on in-room coffee & WiFi! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, as well as your meals in South Water Kitchen. We hope to get the opportunity to host you again soon! Sincerely, Erica Strombeck More 

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