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Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel

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501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mt. Vernon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms are spacious, clean and very enjoyable with bathrooms spacious. The beds are a bit firm, so beware. Austin was a great help and added to the enjoyment of our stay. The hotel location is close to Union Square and an easy walk from the BART station at Powell.

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

Hi Winesnobs_Two, What a great stay! Thanks for acknowledging Austin, he's a superstar. We're just a couple blocks from both Union Square and very close to the Powell Street BART like you mentioned. Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager More 

Bridgeport, West Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was in San Francisco for 4 days and stayed at the Hotel Monaco. The location was excellent $10 cab ride to Pier 39 and AT&T park. It was very clean and the staff was extremely helpful. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying downtown.

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

Hi jmccord66, Thank you for your review. Sounds like an awesome time and the location was great. Go GIANTS! Abe Liao General Manager More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great value and very clean. Room was large and we'll appointed. Common areas beautiful. Staff very friendly. Highly recommend this place. Of course the wine hour is always fun. Coffee available early in the morning. Stay here you will love it.

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

Hi Mark B, Thanks for your 5-Star review! You pretty much summed it up...GREAT STAY! Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

THE GOOD STUFF: *we got a complimentary bottle of wine, *employees were nice, courteous and polite; *BDK restaurant is good - had breakfast there twice! *as a kimpton member, free internet and $10 to raid the bar; *wine happy hour for free from 5-6PM and free water infused with lemons and oranges 24/7 - nice touch! This hotel is walking... More 

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

Hi Fashion_Jetsetter, Love the username. Thank you for your honest and candid feedback. Looks like a mixed bag as far as your experience goes. I'll be sure to use this review to improve upon the services of the property. I look forward to your next stay and evaluation. Many thanks, Abe Liao General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We chose this hotel from TA reviews and were highly impressed. While not overly large, rooms were very nicely appointed with a type of modern Art Deco theme. Free wine and cheese tasting each night and chilled orange/lemon water in the lobby were also nice touches. We only ate breakfast in the dining room once and it was ok, although... More 

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

Hi Rod E, Thanks for your review. What an incredible experience. Another acknowledgement for Austin, he is just awesome. I can see many staff impressed you. We look forward to your next stay. Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager More 

Greeley, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were a little small but they were clean, the beds were comfortable, and the décor was fun and funky. It is an easy walk to Union Square, Chinatown, shopping, and restaurants. Level of service was dependent particular staff - some (Austin & Benji) were outstanding and others were not as good (not returning calls, inconsistent information). Housekeeping did a... More 

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

Hi J S, Thank you for your review. What great feedback! I appreciate you acknowledging Austin and Benjie, two of our very best. The location is ideal for shopping. As for Housekeeping service, sorry it disturbed you. As a standard, we begin at 8:30AM. You can always place your "Do not Disturb" sign out for a little more time. Cheers,... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel Monaco has solidified our confidence in Kimpton hotels. Great atmosphere, very nice room, and extremely attentive staff. The bar and restaurant was very nice. Claire, our bartender, set an all-time new high standard for exemplary knowledge! We were amazed!

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

Hello Tim D, Another great stay! That's awesome! I see you are Kimpton loyalist, thank you for spreading the word. Claire and the entire Bar Team at BDK Restaurant are fantastic. I personally love the Tap Old Fashioned's. Give it a try next time! Abe Liao General Manager More 

Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you read my review of the Hotel Palomar SF for Jan 2015, it was actually for the Hotel Monaco!!! My stay was your standard fair for Kimpton, which is great. I think Kimptons offer a great value with the complimentary coffee/tea in the morning and wine hour in the evening. The staff was very friendly as well. If shopping... More 

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

Hi Kehau R, Thanks for your review. Sounds like overall a good time. Sorry the restaurant was under renovation during your stay. We're open now and BDK Restaurant has gotten off to a great start. Hopefully you get a chance to check it out during your next stay. Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager More 

Davis, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely , boutique like hotel in San Francisco. Nice front desk service. Comfortable bed , clean , modern decor. But Saturday night traffic noise was ridiculous,it was as though the motorcycles, trucks, and blaring hornswere inside our room. It may be that there are quieter rooms that don't face Geary Street, one of the busiest in San Francisco. If you... More 

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

Hi kcauthor, Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear about your street noise issue. The Hotel is located in a prime central location in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco. In the future, a suggestion would be to request a higher floor to avoid this potential issue. As for In-Room Dining, that service begins on June 1st. Abe Liao... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel due to its proximity to our son's college dorm. Arrival and departure were a breeze. Valet parking was quick and efficient. We were able to walk to Chinatown, Japantown, and Union Square to see the sights. Overall it was a great trip and we would definitely stay at the Monaco again.

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

Hi WhammyKiss, Thanks for your review. What a great experience! See what I mean in my other responses about location? It's just perfect and our people are the best. Cheers, Abe Liao General Manager More 

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