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Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)   |  
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Ranked #2 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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New York City, New York
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“Magnificent Monaco”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This new addition to the Kimpton chain continues the lavish quality that is synonymous with their other properties. The location is ideal for both sightseeing (in the heart of historic Philadelphia) and nightlife (just a few blocks from trendy South Street.) The staff is friendly and the accommodations are pristine. The attached bar/restaurant is worth the venture.

Room Tip: Select the corner rooms - the views are amazing
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This hotel is brand new and it was a lot of fun! It's right across the street for Independence Hall. The interior colors of the hotel were vibrant and fun and their wine hour was packed! I think that is a nice touch they have because it allows you to meet other guests if you choose to do so. The staff were great very easy to talk to and they were just cool people. We went to Stratus lounge for some drinks and appetizers and that was fun too. Before checking out the following morning we had breakfast at the Red Owl. It was good! Our servers were awesome! Again, cool people and attentive... people you would want to hang out with! I would definitely go back!

Room Tip: Take advantage of the Kimpton promotions, you get great room rates!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I stayed here during a meeting we had in Philadelphia. The hotel was really cool! It was in a GREAT location- right by the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. I was very impressed with the funky vibe of the decor in the hotel. All of the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.

We also ate in the restaurant in the hotel twice. We had both breakfast and lunch- both were very good and the service was impeccable.

I would absolutely stay here again and will look forward to staying at Kimpton hotels in the future.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Recently I decided to treat myself by becoming a tourist in my own town, and what a great move staying at the Monaco was. Not only was it close to all manner of tourist sites and great night life, but the staff was awesome and made me feel right at home from the moment I pulled up to the curb and was assisted out of my car by T, until I checked out 2 days later and was assisted by Rashid. Everyone was exceptional, friendly and quite professional without being overbearing or stuffy. And the decor!!! I just wanted to bottle everything up and take it home with me, from the reception area where I enjoyed sitting by the fireplace having apple punch and tea, to my room with its great view of Independence Mall and the park, I loved all the color and delightful styles. I recommend the Monaco to anyone who is looking for a great experience in a home away from home.

As well, I strongly recommend dining at the Red Owl, as the food was delicious and anyone who knows anything knows what an asset a great bartender is and that is what we had in Jess. Just be sure to have a designated driver if you are just stopping in for food & drinks, and not staying at the Monaco because Jess does not do watered down drinks, but full-bodied drinks that you will be sure to enjoy. Cheers!

Room Tip: Loved my parkview room on the 4th floor. Everything looked just like it did on the website.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I very much enjoyed my recent stay at the new Hotel Monaco in Philly.The location near Independence Hall is terrific and the staff is very friendly and professional.The lobby decor is similar to the Kimpton Monaco in San Francisco,so it might not be to everyone's taste, but I liked it..I will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The hotel is new so everything looks perfect. We loved the whimsical decor! The staff was very accommodating and went out of their way; T and James, thank you! Location is great and even better was the park across the street for the needs of our dog. We booked this hotel because they are pet friendly and didn't charge an addition pet fee. We arrived very late, but the Red Owl restaurant was still open and we were able to get a meal. The food was fantastic! We checked out the Stratus Lounge and just loved the rooftop deck. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My fiance and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Hotel Monaco for our engagement.

- The hotel itself is beautiful and chic with a very cool eclectic design.
- The Monaco's location right in the heart of Old City Philadelphia can't be beat. Our room had the most amazing view of Independence Hall.
- I honestly cannot say enough about the service we received. From the hotel manager to the concierge team to the front desk to the doormen, they went above and beyond and I cannot thank them enough. They really made our engagement the special occasion that I hoped it would be.

Overall, it exceeded my expectations in every way and I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > City Center East
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Ranked #2 of 82 hotels in Philadelphia
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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