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Hotel Monaco Portland - A Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   506 SW Washington, Portland, OR 97204 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 133 Hotels in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Lemont, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stayed there for 3 days/2 nights just before the 4th of July with our 3 kids. Had a large room with a sleeper couch for the kids & 2 queens. Very spacious for a downtown hotel. Hotel is in the heart of downtown, walking distance to many things, including the riverfront. Staff was great. Happy hour was a pleasant treat including some things (Wii, building blocks) to keep young kids occupied while the adults imbibe! Very satisfied.

Stayed July 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
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Copenhagen
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61 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Stayed here for one night in a suite with separate bedroom in July, The hotel is located very centrally in Portland and all of the downtown atractions are within walking distance.

First of all the service is good. This goes from an attentive and very serviceminded valet parking service (cudos - the best valet service on our 2 week trip), to the reception staff and bell boys at checkin. Further, the free wine reception was a welcome treat after a long drive.

The room was modern in the decor, and with a great bed. Especially the bathroom was very well designed and modern. For a USD 320 pricetag including taxes the Kimpton provided a great price/quality valus.

PS: The happy hour menu at the Red Star Tavern, adjacent to the hotel with direct access, was the best we had during our trip. Excellent food at great prices, and great local brews for a few dollars.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boise, Idaho
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72 reviews 72 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a unique hotel I have stayed at about glad a dozen times. The style of the entire place is gorgeous. My rooms are never disappointing: the bed is so comfortable and the shower heads are fantastic.
The location of this hotel is perfect for anyone wanting to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Portland. Everything is in walking distance including numerous tasty restaurants, the library, museums, grocery stores, gyms, shops, and transportation.
I love this hotel and will definitely be returning.

Stayed July 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You can take MAX here from the airport for a few bucks and never have to drive if you're stay is based on the East side. Otherwise you will need a rental car or a few taxi fares... It is about 2-3 blocks from the nearest MAX stop, which is easy even in you're wearing heels. Otherwise it's around $25/night to park your car. We've done both. You are in "fareless square" area; meaning the light rail (MAX) is free for the main city area. That said, we walked pretty much everywhere. Excellent dining and shopping within 5-10 minutes' walking distance. This is our favorite PDX hotel, it's just kind of pricey for us, so we stay in cheaper places sometimes. We have stayed here maybe 10 different times. All the rooms are good, beer/wine free in lobby every evening, good bathrooms, nice linens, QUIET. You will love staying here. We would stay here every time we were in town if it were nearer our budget. We have gone out to Columbia River Gorge from here and preferred staying at Edgefield/McMennamins vs. driving back and forth in a single day. The Monaco is quiet, clean, well-staffed, and perfectly located for an East-side stay. It's in our top 10 list for sure!

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Green Features: Recycling is available in rooms; PDX is pretty environmentally conscious town so I don't know if that's normal for this area or not, but we were impressed by this.
  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I recently stayed here for one night on a business trip. It was my first trip to Portland so I have no other hotels there to compare it to, but I felt the hotel excelled in some areas and lagged in others. Thus my overall average rating. Location seemed central to many restaraunts and watering holes. The central part of downtown Portland was very manageable on foot. The hotel itself seemed a little dated. While overall in good condition, my room had a distinctly 70's feel to it - not sure if that was by design or it was just out of date? It was large and had a comfortable bed. The bathroom was also in good condition and more modern than the rest of the room. Average to good wifi signal. I did not eat at the hotel so can't opine on room service quality. Service was good. Reception and concierge both friendly and helpful. Overall not a bad spot to stay in a good location just needs some updating.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Large rooms updated and comfortable. Beds are top notch Better than average service and front desk. Funky decor. Don't think about using business center not an amenity, they charge a steep fee but whatever. Good bar and food on the ground floor.

Stayed June 2014
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Alamo, California
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed four nights at the Hotel Monaco with our two boys ages 5,7. Was nervous about staying at such a nice place with rambunctious kids but it turned out just fine.
The concierge Nicole had emailed us before we arrived to see if she could help with any plans during our stay- never had a concierge do that before! She recommended some great restaurants and things to do:
Papa Haydn's and Jakes Crawfish, Mothers Bistro. The willamette jet tours were also a highlight of the trip- donuts in the water! Crazy!
The rooms were great- the kids had mini tiger striped bathrobes and they each got brown teddy bears which they took everywhere during our visit.
Overall a very fun stay at a stylish hotel-
Ice cream from 3:00-4:00 was a nice touch too :).

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 506 SW Washington, Portland, OR 97204
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Location: United States > Oregon > Portland > 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:
#1 Family Hotel in Portland
#1 Romantic Hotel in Portland
#1 Spa Hotel in Portland
#2 Business Hotel in Portland
#2 Luxury Hotel in Portland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco Portland - A Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 221
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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