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“Hotel Monaco is the best!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   225 N Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601 (The Loop)   |  
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“Hotel Monaco is the best!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I planned my husband's 50th BD in Chicago because it's a city we love to party and play in. Finding a hotel was easy...the Hotel Monaco is beautiful, great location, wonderful customer services...I will ALWAYS stay at this hotel with visiting Chicago.

Room Tip: The King Room River view is a beautiful and affordable choice...worth it.
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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AGMRyan, Manager at Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Happy Birthday to your husband! Many thanks for the great five star review! We are thrilled to have earned your loyalty!
Ryan Parker
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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This place is a crown jewel of Chicago hotels. Fabulous location, hip, elegant decor, bedrooms and bathrooms with a cozy urban feel but not too small, perfect bedding. Love the wine hour. The whole experience makes you feel like a native Chicagoan at a place you'd love to call home.

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  • Stayed November 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
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AGMRyan, Manager at Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
To our friends from Michigan- we love Chicago and sharing our favorite places to visit is a favorite part of our jobs. I'm glad you experienced the Monaco and that we showed you a great Chi town experience! Thank you, and to learn more about the goings on of the hotel and the city be sure to "like us" on Facebook.
Cheers,
Ryan Parker, Assistant General Manager
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Baytown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This hotel is a pleasant suprise. It is in the heart of Chicago with places to go and things to do all around the hotel. When I pulled up I was a little worried because like most I am used to this giant freestanding building shiny and new....This is not but it really has character on the outside. Once I walked in the door I was immediately impressed by the property but also by the staff. They are well trained to be friendly (almost as friendly as us Texans) and will bend over backwards to make your stay great. The rooms are great and super clean and extremely quiet. The bar is great and they do the greatest pizza in a real woodburning oven. I cannot say enough about Hotel Monaco. The price was right and I felt at home. Truly an excellent experience and will stay here next time.
One more thing, it is equally close in my opinion to either airport and about 2.5 miles to the convention center. We had 6 rooms here for a convention and it was as close to the convention center as the ones the convention center recommended.
Give this place a try.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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AGMRyan, Manager at Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
To our friendly guests from Texas, thank you so much for staying with us and for your five star review! That is fantastic that you walked through our doors and felt impressed immediately by our staff and by the Monaco's unique charm. It's also great to hear you loved the flatbreads from South Water Kitchen. We really appreciate you and your peers staying here for the convention, and we thank you for sharing your great experience.
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Stayed for an exhibition at McCormick Place. The location a block from Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River is fantastic.
Modern style room with nice linens, etc. Close enough to run by the lake and one of our party used the gym and liked it.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AGMRyan, Manager at Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
We're glad you enjoyed your stay while heading to the convention center. Our location is really awesome. With Michigan Ave and all the arts just a brief stroll away, we've really got access to it all. In the warmer weather we do morning team runs which are really a nice way to get healthy and meet other hotel guests, as well as staff.
Thanks for sharing your experience, we look forward to having you back.
Ryan Parker, Assistant General Manager
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Duluth, Minnesota
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13 hotel reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

On a recent trip to Chicago for the Barbra Streisand concert - my son treated me to a room at Hotel Monaco. Our stay was magnificent!! Our room was spotless, very quiet and comfortable. The view of the river and the fabulous Trump Tower was breathtaking. I LOVED the "cushioned" window seats where I sat and took picture of the river traffic and sights of the city. We dined twice in the hotel's wonderful restaurant where the service was second to none and the food very tasty. The evening wine party was delightful and the doormen were all extremely accomodating. I highly recommend Hotel Monaco on your next visit to Chicago!!

Room Tip: The evening wine tasting event was such a delightful experience with great music and great conversat...
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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AGMRyan, Manager at Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
What a lovely gift from your son! It sounds like you were in one of our River View upgrade rooms that have the much loved window seat and offer excellent city watching and relaxation opportunities. I bet you had a lovely time at the Streisand show, and spending time with your son.
Thanks for sharing your five star review!
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Kentucky
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Friendly, smaller hotel with great rooms (ask for views of the Chicago River) and great service! Stayed for two nights with 8 friends and the Hotel Monaco came through with everything we asked for! Great location - go north for shopping, south for museums etc. Rode the Blue Line from O'Hare and walked the 3 short blocks to the hotel. Will definitely stay here again!

Room Tip: Pay a little more for the Chicago River view rooms!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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AGMRyan, Manager at Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Wow we are so thrilled you and your 8 friends stayed with us, how great that your experience left you feeling so satisfied enough to leave us a five star review. Thank you! Come back soon, and join Kimpton InTouch, we have great specials coming this winter.
Thanks again, Ryan Parker, Assistant General Manager
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Monrovia, Indiana, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The Hotel Monaco is my favorite hotel in Chicago (and anywhere else)! It is so comfortable and the staff and service are the best in the business. I always feel like I'm at home when I stay there. If you want a beautiful room that feels like your bedroom at home and people that make you feel like you're family, stay at the Monaco!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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AGMRyan, Manager at Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
What a lovely review, thank you! I'm so glad you feel at home here- it's our pleasure to provide you with genuine care and a welcoming environment.
Thanks so much for your continued loyalty and for sharing how much you enjoy us being your home away from home.
Cheers,
Ryan Parker, Assistant General Manager
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Address: 225 N Wabash, Chicago, IL 60601
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > The Loop
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#9 Green Hotel in Chicago
#10 Family Hotel in Chicago
#10 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
#11 Business Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy pure sensory indulgence at the Hotel Monaco Chicago. Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, this luxury hotel was named one of The Travel Channel's top 40 hotels in the country. Located on the Magnificent Mile, the hotel overlooks the Chicago River and is within steps of the city's favorite destinations. This dynamic location is matched by exceptional service, exquisite amenities, stylish décor and the adjacent South Water Kitchen, creating a luxuriously rewarding experience. ... more   less 
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