Spent a night here with the gf celebrating 5 years of dating. Never have been to this hotel before but WOW: I'm very happy we stayed here.
We stayed pretty high up in a corner Med. Suite and views were stunning. If you don't have a window seat room, I recommend getting one. We had 4 different window ledges to choose from. Since it was a corner room we got to look at the Trump tower or further down the river.
The room itself was very clean and well decorated (same with the hallways).
The staff was very helpful and very considerate.
The great thing about this location too is that everything is in walking distance. We walked through Michigan Avenue, Macy's, Millennium Park (where we ice skated), and the art institute is right there too. It was nice to not worry about taxis-if we wanted to go to a museum or something though, public transportation stops are only one or two blocks away.
I can't comment on their food since we went out to eat and their newly renovated restaurant wasn't ready when we stayed two days ago. However, become a Kimpton member!!! Why wouldn't you? Free internet and $10 worth of minifridge raiding is yours.
The only drawbacks really were parking costs. It's $48/night. Realistically there's no such thing as parking down there that isn't expensive but I figured something like $40 would have been a good rate for guests.
Also, for as good as our suite was, the jacuzzi tub was dirty. When it was filling up, a film of dirt was on the top of the water. Yuck. Otherwise the bathroom was spotless.
It's just very disappointing because the jacuzzi tub is a big reason I paid more money to get the suite.
Overall, if I needed to stay in Chicago again, I think Hotel Monaco would be my place.
- 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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