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Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 2nd stay - comfortable rooms, nice welcome & really nice to be welcomed back each day - definitely my hotel of choice in San Francisco. Love the evening wine reception; yoga mat in room is a nice touch. Very convenient location 2 blocks from Union Sq and a short walk from Market St. Lots of good restaurants in the... More

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

Dear ELZ15, Thank you for the great review. And we love having you as a repeat guest. We hope you can make it back for a 3rd time. Best, Jason More

Silicon Valley
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an amazing stay at the Hotel Monaco. Upgraded to a junior suite which was a great room, great view of Geary Street, wonderful extra large tub with jets. The service was impeccable from check-in to evening wine service to general staff. The external building facade looks dated but the inside of the building is absolutely wonderful with great ceilings... More

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

Dear 1kunited, Thank you for such a glowing review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay so much. It sounds like the upgrade didn’t hurt. Thanks, Jason More

Worksop, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The welcome on arrival was very friendly and we were quickly checked in. The room was nicely decorated in a quirky style, clean and the bed was very comfortable. It will be even better when the new restaurant is completed. Union Square is just a short stroll away and we would definitely stay here again.

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

Dear Mosschops27, We agree with you that we think our hotel will be even better when the restaurant reopens. We can’t wait. Stay tuned for more details. Thanks, Jason More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sadly when we stayed here the ground floor was being refurbished completion 2015 due to this the restaurant and bar area were closed however our room was beautiful wel presented we were offered complimentary Danish and coffee in the lounge this rather a small area and not ideal we still enjoyed our stay in a good central location

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

Dear melybobs, Thank you for posting your review of your stay. I just want to be clear that there is no renovation occurring in the hotel. The renovation is taking place next door in the restaurant. There is some associated noise that can be heard in the hotel. Thanks, Jason More

Paris, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather convenient location of this boutique-hotel, 3 or 4 blocks from Union Square. Geary street downwards is safe. Market st is not far either. Renewed decoration in an old building. Very friendly staff. The rooms are clean, some are rather small. The quieter are on the internal yard. You may hear what's happening in the next rooms. A good place... More

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

Dear Bernard_cristalli, We are sorry we do not have breakfast while our restaurant is being renovated. We can’t wait for our restaurant to reopen so we can offer you three meals a day. Stay tuned for more details. Thanks, Jason More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time staying in San Francisco at the Hotel Monaco where we stayed for five nights. It was a lovely hotel when you walked in the front door. The Living area was basic, but the rooms were very nice. The Bed was comfortable and had plenty of space for two of us. What impressed me the most... More

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

Dear Mixhelelj0968, Wow. Thank you for the amazing and fair review. I was very pleased that you said you would even recommend this hotel while the restaurant next door is under renovation. We sincerely appreciate that. We have been working hard to ensure the work next door has the least impact possible on our guests. Best, Jason More

Calgary
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an excellent three night stay at the hotel Monaco. The service was top notch. There is a free wine tasting every night from 5-6pm (we never actually made it back time, but saw people gathered). The hotel is blocks away from shopping, art museums, restaurants, the cable car system and a dueling piano bar (John Foleys)! The room... More

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

Dear LukeandAlena, Yay. I am happy to hear you will be coming back. While our restaurant is under renovation we are happy to provide tons of restaurant recommendations or help you order food which can be delivered to your room. We have a lot of options in San Francisco. Thanks, Jason More

San Diego, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time we stayed here, and I was impressed: comfortable furnishings, stylish decor, and very well-maintained facility without the anonymity of the big-name hotel chains. The staff was courteous and professional, and they gave the impression that hospitality was something they enjoyed expressing. Like most older hotels, the room was not as spacious as those found in massive hotel complexes... More

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

Hi Ken H, Thank you for your kind words about our staff, furnishings and décor. We love our little hotel and I am glad it shows we love what we do. Best, Jason More

Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful property staffed by well-trained and caring staff. I got an upgrade very easily even though it was the World Series--I couldn't believe it. Rooms are comfy, decor is eclectic, and going above and beyond is what Kimpton does, so you can easily get used to it. I truly cannot understand the negative reviews as I have experienced just the... More

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

Dear Todd M, You made me laugh with that last line of your review. We do feel everyone is entitled to their opinion and we wish everyone loved us like you do, but we know that will not always happen. We honestly could not survive without positive word of mouth and we truly want everyone to enjoy their stay. We... More

Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty average, standard hotel. Not cool (questionable decor, old bathroom), ok location, small rooms and no space for clothes, feels old, and not a boutique hotel. Improvising on breakfast due to some renovations. Service is good (nothing to complain), and they offered free wifi, but certainly not one of the top hotels in SF. If you get... More

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

Dear Arielmorg, Thank you for taking time to write a review about your experience. I wish I had a better understanding of why you felt the online reviews did not match your experience. Please know I am always here at the hotel and I am happy to talk directly to see what we can do to improve. Best, Jason 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*
Number of rooms: 201
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