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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love staying at Kimpton Hotels, and this one is no different. Great location near the river, Millenium Park, and the Miracle Mile, this place served us well. Our view was of the river and, unfortunately, the new Trump Hotel (with the infamous "Trump Stamp" of his name on the side of the building). The staff was friendly and helpful... More

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Boutique sized hotel with Kimpton benefits. We found a good rate on their website. Clean hotel and staff youthful and for the most part helpful. Lemon or cucumber water in lobby and a wine hour. We joined the Kimpton Karma rewards so had free wifi. Room was clean and decent size but it was noisy since it was right near... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time I have stayed at this hotel in Chicago. Located in the heart of downtown it gives you access to any public transport you want to take around the city. A short walk from Navy Pier gives it a great spot to take someone around the area to show them what Chicago has. Upon checking in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Dear Tx_jetsetters - Thank you so much for your review of your recent stay at the Monaco. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I apologize that you had issues with your keys during your stay, they can be a bit challenging at times, but I'm happy to hear that it did not put a damper on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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38 helpful votes 38 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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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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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11 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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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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