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Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Montgomery, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although this hotel was expensive, it was a GREAT location. It was two blocks away from Union Square and central to the other San Francisco tourist locations (AT&T Ball park, Painted Ladies, Exploratorium, Pier 39, etc). The rooms were comfortable and the staff was helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Join the Kimpton Karma... More

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Chicago
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69 reviews 69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was somewhat surprised by how French the hotel looked. Great ornate lobby. The magenta walls in my room were ok with the modern French decor, but I would have preferred something calmer. The room itself was very quiet, we were at the back away from Geary, our window overlooked Taylor. There was no traffic noise at all. The window... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was the last stop on our honeymoon. We had been spoilt in Las Vegas where we stayed at the Mandarin oriental and equally so at the modern Honolulu in Hawaii, so when we arrived and were told there was no restaurant or bar, due to refurbishment we were very disappointed. I completely agree with other reviews on here... More

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rhodipeeey, I am so sorry to hear that the end of your honeymoon was less than satisfactory due to some of the issues you had with our hotel. If you would like to send me a private e-mail, I would be more than happy to remove the charges for the phone calls made to the restaurants. You are absolutely... More

Milan, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice hotel in the centre of S Francisco. Confortable and easy access to all amenities. The only pathetic thing was the complimentary breakfast. Although complimentary it would have been better not to have offered it. Either you offer a breakfast or You do not offer it at all. It is no good to have a coffee and... More

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Franco C, Thank you for your review and I am sorry to hear you did not care for the complimentary continental breakfast. We will definitely take your suggestion under advisement and look at not offering the breakfast in the future. Best, Jason More

Paris, France
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking distance to Union Square. Top quality service in terms of staff and cleanliness. Standard size room and bathroom. Liked the design very much. The lobby is rather dark but this is part of their design I guess.

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear UtedB, I am happy to hear you felt our service and cleanliness was top quality. We hope you can come back for a future visit. Best, Jason More

Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time at this Kimpton. Vibe of hotel is trendy but still warm. Very good customer service. Room was super clean and functional - not huge, but this is San Francisco. Had less than a stellar breakfast in the hotel restaurant and without asking manager comped the meal. Pros.

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TheCains, I am sorry to hear you had a less than stellar restaurant experience, but I am happy to hear we did not make you pay for it. As you may have seen, our restaurant is now closed for renovation and it will not reopen until January 2015. I hope we can provide you with a much better meal... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We combined our family's summer vacation with college visits in California and started the adventure on August 12th in San Francisco. Four of us stayed in a suite at Hotel Monaco for one night, including my husband and our two teenagers. Pluses: - Helpful, courteous staff - Comfortable beds and thick walls/curtains made for a comfortable sleep, helped also by... More

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lisa028, Thank you for such a comprehensive review with both the positive and the negatives. We appreciate all feedback and we always know we have room for improvement. I know you were only here with us for one night and I hope you can come back next summer for a longer stay. Best, Jason More

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

Great location to Union Square and many tourist attractions. We had a car and parking was easy at a near by car park, $25US per day. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful. Had a room on the top floor 7. Rooms were clean and tidy, bed good except the pillows - needed to ask for softer flatter pillows.... More

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RippeyCampNZ, I am sorry to hear you did not know our restaurant would be closed. It has caused some noise in the hotel. We will all be happy when the work is finished and we have our restaurant back. Best, Jason More

Calgary, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to stay a night in San Fran for a night while on our way to Monterey. The hotel was super welcoming and friendly. The rooms were tight but really cool and clean. I was really happy to see how close it was to union square. We walked and walked and loved our visit. This hotel is a no... More

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Hotel_Monaco_GM, General Manager at Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Una L, I am glad to hear you had a nice stay in our hotel. San Francisco is a walking city and definitely the best way to see the city. I hope you can come back. Best, Jason More

New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was my first trip to San Fran so I didn't know what to expect, but I did expect more. This hotel was great even though the room was smaller than some I have stayed in NYC! The staff was friendly and accommodating at the hotel and restaurant. They even had a wine hour with snacks, which was a nice... More

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Address: 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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The award-winning Hotel Monaco San Francisco provides old-world hospitality in an eclectic, luxurious environment. The lobby's dramatic spaciousness, whimsical frescoed ceiling and delightful "Tree of Life" sculpture are instantly engaging. Situated next to the celebrated Grand Cafe Brasserie and Bar, and within easy walking distance of Union Square, San Francisco's famed Chinatown, the Financial District, Moscone Convention Center and many top-notch theaters, restaurants and shops, Hotel Monaco offers an unparalleled experience for a memorable stay. ... more   less 
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