We had just spent a few nights in NYC's Waldorf=Astoria and the Monaco blew that hotel away in all aspects. The WA hotel rooms need to be gutted. The Monaco's rooms, exterior and lobby were beautiful and many people had brought their dogs. The valets were great. The hotel will lend you goldfish for your stay and you can order in-room spa services. Will definitely try and stay at Kimpton hotels in the future.