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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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Ranked #20 of 236 hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did a lot of research looking for a hotel suite for our family vacation in San Francisco. The Hotel Monaco was a perfect choice. What friendly and delightful staff. Room size was good for family of 4. I will miss the Grand Cafe, where we had great food and drinks, but I will make sure to come back to... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I arrived here from a longer then usual flight from Boston bleary eyed, tired and hungry. I was greeted at my cab by the nicest guy named Eddie. Just as sweet and gracious as can be. Then on to walking in and meeting James, who is the floor manager. What a gem. Lauren behind the front desk (I'll get to... More

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monaco was a great place to stay. Staff is friendly and helpful-as mentioned in other reviews-great fast elevators. We loved having the goldfish in the room. The fridge was crammed with expensive mini-bar items and we did have to move everything around carefully to put in some drinks we bought at the Walgreens across the street. The restaurant looked... More

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

Dear PennyMy, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Please know we are happy to empty the minibar/minifridge for you, if you would like to store your own items in there. No need to move everything around. And we always have a non-alcoholic beverage available at the hosted manager’s wine reception. Sadly, our restaurant of almost 20... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a family trip to San Francisco. This hotel could not have been more perfect. The lobby and main areas are lovely. The room was beautiful, large, and perfect for our family of four. We arrived several hours before check-in with the expectation of asking the front desk to hold our bags, but our room was already ready... More

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Close to Union Square and Market, this is nice hotel with the typical Kimpton amenities that make a business trip that much more comfortable. Staff was super friendly and my room was perfect--eclectic and cute, but not too over the top. Common areas were nice, and I even managed to make it to the complimentary wine hour with one of... More

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

Dear TravelerZLosAngeles, I am sorry to hear about your experience in the restaurant. That is definitely not what we intended. We will be closing our restaurant at the end of this month. After almost 20 years of service, it is time for a change. Look for more information at the end of this year. Best, Jason More

Melbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place. A big bed in a designer decorated two-room suite makes for a good stay in a city. The friendly and helpful staff and great location close to Union Square Park, theatres and shopping, and great access to public transport, including street cars, cable cars and BART makes things even easier.

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

Dear IntercontinentalOz, And we would happily have you as a return guest. Thank you for the compliments and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Best, Jason More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay at The Hotel Monaco on a recent business trip. The staff first accommodated my online request of a high floor, quiet room and acknowledged this when I checked in (thats a first in all of my travels). The room was nice, there is a fridge (only with there was a microwave to heat coffee) and the... More

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

Dear hpd3, I wish they would let you give us 4.5 stars, too. I am happy to hear we acknowledged all of your preferences. We aren’t always able to accommodate all requests, but it sounds like we were able to this time. We hope to see you on a future trip. Best, Jason More

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stay at hotel Monaco for our 1 year wedding anniversary. We arrived around noon and they had a room ready for us! When we got to our room we were surprised at the size of the room. It was a little on the smaller size but we knew we wouldn't be in the room much anyway so... More

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

Dear MGLK, I am glad you spent most of your time exploring the city and not in your room. While we would have loved to have in the hotel more, we think San Francisco is an amazing city. Please know we are always happy to provide alternative recommendations for parking. We know our valet parking can appear expensive and we... More

Dallas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience from friendly check in, beautiful room,great staff and perfect location! I love Kimpton hotels but this one is my favorite. Daniel and Gabby at the front desk and I met Jason the GM he couldn't have been kinder! Live this place!!

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

Dear Manton52, It was a pleasure to meet you, as well. And thank you for the kind words about Daniel and Gabbi. We are lucky to have them. We hope to see you, again, soon. Best, Jason More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for one night on our trip to Napa/Sonoma. I'm usually a Marriott or Starwood guy when it comes to name brand hotels, but figured I'd give the Hotel Monaco a try based on others' positive reviews. The price was right and the location is exactly where we wanted to be - just steps from... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#5 Spa Hotel in San Francisco #9 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco #12 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco #13 Business Hotel in San Francisco #20 Family Hotel in San Francisco #33 Green Hotel in San Francisco
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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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