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“Another quite enjoyable stay. Welcoming service, treats, and amazing sleep :)” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102   |  
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Ranked #28 of 233 Hotels in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Scranton to San Francisco
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7 hotel reviews
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“Another quite enjoyable stay. Welcoming service, treats, and amazing sleep :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This hotel is quickly becoming one of my all time favorites. The service and hospitality are always tops and their knack for leaving fun treats during my stay keeps me coming back for more. Thanks for another wonderful visit to SF.

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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Had a multi-day stay and found the room to be small but quiet, comfortable and nicely appointed. Staff was very friendly, including front desk, maid service and concierge. I recommend breakfast in the restaurant. It's pricey but its a spectacular room and the pineapple and banana French toast was outstanding. Free wine reception, a Kimpton trademark, was very nice.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the Monaco Hotel for the first time. We were in San Francisco for medical reasons at UCSF. We have visited San Francisco quite a few times but never stayed at the Monaco. When we arrived the staff saw that my wife had a medical handicap with one of her feet. They made arrangements to make sure we had a room that could help accomodate her handicap. The Monaco is very convenient to Union Square and downtown. The room was very clean, quiet and comfortable. We were there during the Giant's World Series victory parade but could not hear any of the noise until we went outside to watch the parade. The highlight of our stay was absolutlely their great staff. Benjie was there when we arrived, during our stay and when we left. Benjie could not have been anymore gracious and informative. All of the staff went out of their way to make sure our stay was a pleasent one. They were even offering to deliver ice to our room at anytime for my wife's foot injury. We will definitley stay there again. Monaco Hotel is a strong 4 1/2 star boutique hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a beautiful San Francisco Hotel. The service is impeccable and the rooms are incredibly clean. The staff is helpful and makes everyone feel special. The room is small but adequate and beautifully decorated. The hotel is beautiful and worth a walk around inside the hotel and restaurant. The restaurant breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

We arrived in Hotel Monaco for the first night of our honeymoon and were surprised to find out that they had not only upgraded us to a jr suite but the manager, Jeremy, had given us a complimentary bottle of champagne in our room. This was a perfect way to start off our honeymoon and it made us feel very happy to have chosen the hotel Monaco for our stay in San Francisco. When a hotel goes the extra mile like that, it definitely makes us want to go with Kimpton hotels wherever we can in the future because it shows they care about your experience more than other places.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I stay at the Monaco whenever I am in San Francisco and they never dissapoint.
The staff is amazing and so friendly. I also love the low calorie room service menu. You can get an amazing meal for really low calories and it tastes amazing!!!!!!
The rooms are fun and hip and the location is so convenient.
I have not tried the spa yet due to my schedule but love the discount and will make sure I try it when I can.
People make the difference and the Monaco stands out in that department!

Room Tip: I like to have ice in my room and there is not a machine on every floor. I would request a floor wi...
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  • Stayed October 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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Munster, Indiana
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Monaco as the personnel were so pleasant, the room was clean and adequate, and the lobby comfortable. There is a nice restaurant attached, but we didn't eat there. The rooms are decorated by someone with eccentric taste; but they are about to re-decorate the entire place. They do provide a newspaper, coffee, and tea in the a.m.
My daughter was starting a job in San Francisco and they kindly sent her a bottle of champagne and a good luck note. I almost gave the place a 5 rating just for that kindness...

Room Tip: We were on the top floor (7th). Good choice due to busy street noise
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Location: United States > California > San Francisco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in San Francisco
#21 Family Hotel in San Francisco
#21 Romantic Hotel in San Francisco
#30 Business Hotel in San Francisco
#34 Green Hotel in San Francisco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco San Francisco - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 201
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The award-winning Hotel Monaco San Francisco provides old-world hospitality in an eclectic, luxurious environment. The lobby's dramatic spaciousness, whimsical frescoed ceiling and delightful "Tree of Life" sculpture are instantly engaging. Situated next to the celebrated Grand Cafe Brasserie and Bar, and within easy walking distance of Union Square, San Francisco's famed Chinatown, the Financial District, Moscone Convention Center and many top-notch theaters, restaurants and shops, Hotel Monaco offers an unparalleled experience for a memorable stay. ... more   less 
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