We got a great deal on this top rated hotel. It must have been off-peak season to visit Portland (hence the constant rain). We were late getting to Hotel Monaco but were greeted kindly by the front desk staff. She understood how tired we were and when it was going to take just another minute to check us into the system, she apologized and had us sit in their impressive lobby. We got the king sized room which was amazing. It was bigger than most apartments and the price was a steal. It was tastefully decorated and unlike other hotels, it was laid out in a very functional and liveable way. The room was quiet too, you couldn't hear any street noise and we never heard anyone at all in the halls. And since we were in Portland, they put up wallpaper and "put a bird on it". The bathroom was great, bed comfortable, and helpful magazines to inform us about where to go. They even had free New York Times on Sunday which was a great surprise for me, I'm used to the USA Today in hotels. Also every night there was a happy hour in the lobby with drinks, piano playing, and conversation. They have every supply you need if you forget anything.
Everyone was nice and the hotel was classy but definitely not pretentious. My wife and I are now going to seek out other Kimpton hotels when we travel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-diamond Hotel Monaco Portland, a Kimpton Hotel, offers an ideal sanctuary in downtown Portland, Oregon. Centered in the city’s cultural hub, this luxury hotel was named as one of the world’s Top 500 Hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine and is honored by TripAdvisor travelers as a Top 25 Hotel in the U.S. in 2012 (#9). Enter this unique boutique hotel and enter a world where everyone is warmly welcomed and pampered. Adjacent to the hotel is what some say is downtown Portland’s best restaurant, Red Star Tavern & Roast House. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Monaco Portland Kimpton