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Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1717 Champa St. at 17th, Denver, CO 80202 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 147 Hotels in Denver
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“Ahhh, The Monaco. You'll see stars!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Hotel Monaco is one of my favorite places to stay when we take a weekender in Downtown Denver. The hotel is elegant, yet in a down to earth way. I have stayed in both suites and regular rooms and both are well appointed, in a quirky sort of way. They do a great job accommodating pets; although we did not bring one, we saw them in the lobby. There was even a welcome sign for dog guests!

The Monaco is one of the choice hotels for visiting bands and VIPs, so be sure to stargaze both in and out of the lobby. The staff earns its top ratings, from housekeeping to bellmen. The linen is to die for -- at least to sleep in super comfortably.

I cannot recommend this hotel more - it lives up to to the Kimpton name!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Director of Guest Services at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for spending time with us and for taking the time to write about your stay. We love to welcome all pets just as much as we welcome all of our guests. Thanks again for the great feedback about our rooms and our staff too.

Hope to see you back in Denver very soon!


Best Regards,

Parker Sams
Director of Guest Services
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Denver, Colorado
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed here for a birthday celebration and couldn't have been more pleased. From the goldfish in the room (so you aren't lonely) to the zebra bathrobes (cozy) the rooms are well appointed, roomy and comfortable. Happy hour in the lobby is buzzing and the wine is pouring. There is a coffee bar set up in the lobby in the morning. You are within walking distance to all that downtown Denver has to offer. A great hotel that I will certainly revisit

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Director of Guest Services at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 29, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for choosing the Monaco as your birthday destination! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your pet goldfish and the cozy Zebra print robe too!

Like you said, we'll see you again very soon!


Best Regards,

Parker Sams
Director of Guest Services
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I am vey picky when it comes to where I will stay and I can say the Monaco, Denver did not dissapoint! Beautiful decor, wonderful staff, walking distance to shopping and great restaurants. (Not to mention the Monaco's own in-house restaurant) The complimentary happy hour was first class! Wines, house made specialty drinks, calamari. All beautiffuly served. And the same goes for the complimentary continental breakfast in the lobby. Noticeable attention to detail. What a wonerful place to stay. Will definitely return!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Director of Guest Services at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for the great feedback! From all of us here at the Monaco, we thank you for your kind words. We're glad to see you enjoyed our great location in the heart of the Mile High City and our hosted evening wine reception too!

See you next time!


Best Regards,

Parker Sams
Director of Guest Services
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Fairfax, Virginia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We had a whirlwind tour of New Mexico and Colorado this summer. Our last night was in Denver and we stayed at the Hotel Monaco.

My wife decided to book a night at the Hotel Monaco to end our trip because we always have an awesome time at Kimpton Hotels. I am glad she booked it.

I knew it was going to be a good stay when we checked in and we had a great greeting from the front desk folks.

We checked into our room and it wowed. High ceilings and awesome furnishings.

Once we got cleaned up we went downstairs and enjoyed some wine and pretzels. Got a recommendation on where to go for dinner and headed out.

We went to Larimer Square and had a nice walk along the 16th street mall.

Our bed was comfortable and we were well rested and ready to head home after an awesome vacation.

Everyone we interacted with was awesome. From the valet to the front desk. I highly recommend the Hotel Monaco in Denver.

We look forward to our next stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Director of Guest Services at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for taking the time to share about your stay. We're very happy you had such a great time with us here in Denver and on the rest of your vacation around the southwest.

Make sure to pay us another visit very soon!


Best Regards,

Parker Sams
Director of Guest Services
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a lovely boutique hotel just off the 16th st mall. We liked everything about it. The reception personnel were friendly, helpful and very quick to get us checked in. The lobby is truly beautiful and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The complimentary wine from 5 to 6 was a lot better than I expected, we had the white which was a delicious Muscat, a sweet and tasty desert wine. I sampled the red which was also excellent. If you miss the wine hour, ask for a coupon that can be used in Panzano which is next door.
This is a pet friendly hotel so if you have a problem with dogs, this is not the place for you.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Director of Guest Services at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thanks for taking the time to write a great review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the Monaco and especially our hosted evening wine reception.

Please come and see us each and every time you're in the Mile High City.


Best Regards,

Parker Sams
Director of Guest Services
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Can only echo the positive reviews about the Monaco. We stayed for 5 nights and this was our first stop on a cross country US road trip and by far the best place we stayed. The difference? The staff. Everyone we met from the wait staff in the in-house restaurant to reception, concierge, the doormen were extremely helpful and professional. I manage in a service industry and if I wanted to show my colleagues an example of gret hospitality the team her would be the example I'd use.

Location is also great. This is the best hotel experience we've had in many trips to the US, why stay anywhere else?

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Director of Guest Services at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

From everyone here at the Hotel Monaco and Panzano, thank you for the outstanding feedback about your stay. We truly pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to each and every one of our guests.

Thank you again and please make sure to come and see us very soon!


Best Regards,

Parker Sams
Director of Guest Services
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Silverthorne, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

I've stayed at the Hotel Monaco several times for weekend trips to Denver. It's so conveniently located in downtown that you can walk to nearly every major attraction. I've stayed here for my baccholorete party for a Rockies game, for a girls night out in downtown, for a weekend business trips, and while waiting out the birth of my niece. My friends have loved it and so has my German Shepard... who get to stay at no extra cost and with no size limit! And when my pooch can't come with me, I call the front desk and they'll bring me a pet gold fish for the night.

The rooms are always spacious, clean, and quiet. The restaurant is great, especially when business keeps me from going out.

And here's where I will brag about the hotel the most. Denver parking structures have odd policies and once my car got locked in one of their structures for a whole extended weekend. Freaking out and only getting a hold line from Denver parking, I come back to the Monaco (hours after checking out) and they track down someone working another structure who could get into the one my car was in. They got my car out of there faster than it took to get through the phone tree for Denver parking.

I recommend this hotel for anyone who feels like being treated special.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Director of Guest Services at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, September 27, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with us. We truly appreciate the feedback in regards to our staff and the service we provide to our guest's, each and every day.

Make sure to bring your pooch with you every time you stay, but if you can't we'll be sure to provide an alternate companion.

Thanks again and we'll see you soon!


Best Regards,

Parker Sams
Director of Guest Services
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Address: 1717 Champa St. at 17th, Denver, CO 80202
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Location: United States > Colorado > Denver > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Denver
#3 Romantic Hotel in Denver
#4 Spa Hotel in Denver
#4 Luxury Hotel in Denver
#13 Business Hotel in Denver
#20 Family Hotel in Denver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly renovated Hotel Monaco in downtown Denver provides an eclectic luxury hotel experience inviting guests to experience an "Urban Adventure.” It captures the city’s history and adventure with the restoration of two Colorado landmark buildings. This boutique hotel, with adjacent award winning Northern Italian Panzano Restaurant and refreshing Veda Spa and Salon, is within easy walking distance of shopping, nightlife, 16th Street Mall, LoDo, Larimer Square, multiple sporting venues and the Colorado Convention Center. ... more   less 
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