It is so refreshing to stay at a property that is so well-rounded and capable as Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia. From the moment of our arrival by car, we were made to feel welcome by a staff that is obviously well-trained and enjoys their job of taking care of guests. All of the amenities have been mentioned by other reviewers but I will say the fresh fruit flavored waters in the lobby as well as the wine and coffee bar. Our meals at the Red Owl Tavern were excellent including the Valentine dinner. The only problem we encountered was with another thoughtless, rude guest who had brought a dog that barked incessently day and night but we were assured that there were pet-free floors available of which we will avail ourselves next trip. The biggest plus for Hotel Monaco is location as it is literally across the street from Independence Park, the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall, etc. so most of the major Philly freedom attractions are within easy walking distance. But if you are up to a carriage ride or want the touristy double decker bus thing, that is also just across the street. All in all a 5 star stay.