We stayed overnight the night before Thanksgiving and got a GREAT deal; 20% off! This was off of their website too, we did not book through a discount website. We don't normally stay in boutique-type hotels but were looking for a pet-friendly place downtown. Stayed in a river-view king on the 4th floor and the room was spectacular! Very clean and very spacious! LOVED the window nook (although our dogs were too short to get up there alone, lol). We took the dogs down to the river's edge, which was right across Wacker Dr., to do their "business," which was very convenient. There were multiple other dogs we saw on the property as well (most of them on our floor) which made us feel more comfortable leaving them unattended for a few hours (knowing that a few barks here and there wouldn't disturb our neighbors). We also loved that they had a 24-hour room-service with a great late-night menu. Wet bar had some good choices, although most of the snacks were a little "trendy" for our taste. We also parked in the Self-Park around the corner, which was $42 for overnight, as opposed to the $48 valet (+ tip) that the hotel offered. The only reason I didn't given it a 5-star rating is because I couldn't pick out anything that was "over the top." I had read on their website that pets received a welcome treat, a dog bed, etc. upon arrival; something that we didn't get (I thought we maybe had to ask for it, but it did not indicate this anywhere on the website, which gave me the impression that this would all be in the room upon check-in). We also "registered" them with the reservation beforehand, which gave me the impression that the staff knew the dogs would be coming with us. Definitely not a deal-breaker, so we didn't bother asking; we brought everything that they needed except the beds anyway. Location is unbeatable; very close to the El, shopping on State Street, Chriskindlemarkedt, restaurants, the Chicago River, etc. I would recommend this hotel to anyone, especially those with pets (no pet fee!). Our dogs are part of our family, and we were looking for a place that was more "pet-friendly" instead of "pet-tolerant," and the Monaco fit the bill!
- 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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