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“A Champion on Champa” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1717 Champa St. at 17th, Denver, CO 80202 (Central Business District)   |  
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Ranked #12 of 148 Hotels in Denver
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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“A Champion on Champa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Hotel Monaco seemed to be in just the right spot. It was not too close to the bustle of 16th Street, but close enough to walk there, along with proximity to walk over to the convention center as well. Most important, the staff was courteous and the bed/pillows were the most comfortable I have had the pleasure to sleep on in months. Thank you Hotel Monaco!

Room Tip: The hotel is generally quiet so no need to chose a room far from the elevator. I stayed quite far f...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Assistant Guest Services Manager at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We really loved reading it.

We're so happy that you were able to enjoy our proximity to many of the great attractions here in the Mile High City. We really hope you'll be staying with us the next time your travels bring you downtown!

Best Regards,

Lauren Cox
Assistant Guest Services Manager
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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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22 hotel reviews
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

A couple friends and myself went to Denver for the weekend and found this hotel online. From the minute you pull into the hotel, the Valet staff was very courteous and helpful. The checkin process was very quick and the rest of the staff very helpful. I was blown away by the rooms. Very elegant and adequately appointed. This Hotel is right in the middle of everything and easy to go everywhere on foot. Down stairs is a restaurant I believe the name is Panzinis or something like that. They have great food and drinks. I highly recommend this hotel if your ever in Denver.

Room Tip: All rooms are actually very nice. Get the ones facing the street
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Assistant Guest Services Manager at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your time with us. We truly love hearing feedback from our guests.

We're so happy you enjoyed our rooms! We think they are pretty great too.

We hope you'll be staying with us again soon!

Best Regards,

Lauren Cox
Assistant Guest Services Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed at the Monaco while in town for business meetings. The staff was great and the room was very nicely appointed. The hotel is close to restaurants and entertainment. The 5 PM wine and appetizer hour is very nice as well.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guest_Services_Mngr, Assistant Guest Services Manager at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us. We really enjoyed reading your feedback.

It looks like you were able to enjoy our nightly wine hour from 5-6 PM. We're so happy you were able to partake in one of our favorite amenities.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Best Regards,

Lauren Cox
Assistant Guest Services Manager
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed here for one night last Saturday. We were in town for 2 Rockies games and wanted to be close to the ballpark. The hotel is located 8 blocks from the stadium and 1 block from 16th St. Mall.
We were very impressed with our stay. Everyone from the valet to the various housekeepers we encountered were very nice and everyone said hello. Every questioned we asked about how to get to various locations was answered very easily.
The hotel is very nice, beyond our expectations, very clean and looks to be remodeled.
We stayed in a double room with a walk in shower at the end of the hall on the 3rd floor.
Some people have complained about noise, but there was none. We came in around midnight and went to bed and we heard one couple walk down the hall and that was it. We also liked the room darkening shades, we woke up at 9AM and thought it was still dark.
We had breakfast in the restaurant, which was a bit pricey, but VERY good.
We would stay here again in a heartbeat and have already recommended it to many of our friends. To the Monaco-we will see you again for some more games...Go Rockies!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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, Assistant Guest Services Manager at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for writing a review about your stay with us. We love to hear such great feedback from our guests.

It sounds like you had a really great time visiting Denver, and we are so happy you decided to spend your time with us. We really do hope you'll be coming back soon.

See you then!

Best Regards,

Lauren Cox
Assistant Guest Services Manager
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San Diego, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We were lucky enough to spend one night at the lovely Hotel Monaco in Denver, and could easily have stayed another couple of days. From the moment we drove up to the curb, the welcome was warm and genuine, and everyone was so helpful. We were also lucky enough to be upgraded upon check in, so that was an extra treat! Even without the upgrade, we could not have asked for more. The decor is crazy, fun, and completely different from any other Kimpton hotel, which is one of the things we love about them. Each reflects the city where it's located, and you never feel like you're in a cookie cutter corporate hotel. The location could not have been better, right in the middle of downtown, easy walking to everything. The evening happy hour was in full swing, even on Memorial Day Monday, and a very nice coffee service in the morning for anyone checking out early - they will even pack you a breakfast to go. Which brings us to another reason we love to stay at Kimpton hotels; the great restaurants they always have, and Panzano was no exception. We enjoyed breakfast there before checking out, and our only regret is that we didn't have a camera to capture the beautiful dishes that were delivered (and quickly devoured!). If you have a choice, DO NOT SKIP breakfast at Panzano, and at least one person should order the pancakes. Really, they're that good! Perfect service, perfectly prepared, and generous portions. What a breakfast should be! Bottom line, if you have a chance to stay at Kimpton, do it!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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, Assistant Guest Services Manager at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us. We really enjoyed reading it.

We are so glad you were able to enjoy many of the amenities our hotel has to offer. Including our fantastic restaurant, Panzano. We hope you enjoyed your time with our amazing team there!

We can't wait for you to come stay with us again.

Best Regards,

Lauren Cox
Assistant Guest Services Manager
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California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Spent one night in Denver on way to Colorado Springs for a wedding. Location is great if you want to be downtown. We parked car and walked to various sites and restaurants. Room was just the right size and even though it overlooked a main street - no street noise! Staff was pleasant and answered all questions as to location of art museum, capital and restaurants. The extras, like wine and snacks in the afternoon were a nice touch. Hotel is dog friendly for those of you with dogs. Several were in the lobby area. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, Assistant Guest Services Manager at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience! We truly love reading feedback such as yours!

We are so happy you were able to go out and explore the many attrractions Denver has to offer. And that you were able to enjoy our evening wine hour from 5-6 PM.

We hope you'll be visiting us again soon.

Best Regards,
Lauren Cox
Assistant Guest Services Manager
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Seattle, WA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Going to Denver for a work conference, my husband and I opted to stay at the Hotel Monaco instead of the conference hotel. I like Kimptons, and chose to make life better.

I reserved a room directly with Kimpton, and used the Best Rate Guarantee to match a lower price from a 3rd party. You might think using a discount would result in a lesser room, but you'd be wrong. When I arrived I was told I'd been upgraded to a suite, and because I used to the Best Rate Guarantee I received bonus credit for food and beverage on this stay.

The hotel is beautiful and the staff is uniformly hospitable and a joy to interact with. I don't know where Kimpton finds such lovely happy people.

My suite was perfect. It is similar to other Kimpton suites I've stayed in - a very adequate bathroom, a comfortable living room with sofa, chairs, television and desk, and a very generous bedroom with a king size bed and a second television, and large windows overlooking the street. Other Kimpton suites have sliding doors between the rooms, whereas this has curtains, which I never needed to use. The bed was extremely comfortable, and I could not have been more happy with the suite overall. I never wanted to leave.

There is a daily social hour from 5 - 6 in the large and very handsome lobby, featuring wine, sangria, snacks and even neck and shoulder massages all at no cost. It's lively and fun, and there are many seating areas in the lobby so you can be comfortable in a large or small group, or just on your own. There is a courtesy coffee bar in the mornings. There is a fitness center on the 5th which is in a nice space, though the equipment is pretty basic. As a loyalty program member I had free (and flawless) wifi.

I did not use room service, though it looked good, and the Monaco offers *Breakfast With Wings* - with 15 minutes notice a to-go breakfast will be waiting for you at the front desk.

The location is a pretty standard downtown area. The 16th Street Mall is a couple of blocks away, which is a long strip of chain stores, with a free streetcar that runs in both directions every few minutes. This was very helpful in getting to and from my conference hotel. The Monaco is within easy walking distance of some of Denver's best restaurants, including Rioja and Euclid Hall, which were both exceptional.

The hotel restaurant is Panzano, where I did eat based on the positive reviews. It serves modern northern Italian cuisine and does a good job. The restaurant itself is somewhat eclipsed by its own happy hour, which is really worthwhile - many plates for as little as $4 each.

Staying at the Hotel Monaco was an extraordinarily good choice and I highly recommend it for anyone staying in Denver.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, Assistant Guest Services Manager at Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your time with us. We really enjoy hearing feedback from our guests.

It sounds like you were able to enjoy quite a variety of the things we, and Denver offer. We're so happy you had a great time!

We hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Lauren Cox
Assistant Guest Services Manager
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Address: 1717 Champa St. at 17th, Denver, CO 80202
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Location: United States > Colorado > Denver > Central Business District , Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Denver
#5 Spa Hotel in Denver
#5 Luxury Hotel in Denver
#5 Green Hotel in Denver
#12 Business Hotel in Denver
#19 Family Hotel in Denver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco Denver - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 189
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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