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Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
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“I LOVE this hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We visit Seattle from time to time and have tried a few hotels. Without a doubt, I have to say that we LOVE the Monaco best of all. Staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and welcoming. Rooms are clean, modern, and spacious. Beds and linen are great too. The hotel is also very central so we walk everywhere. Needless to say, I'm a fan.

My wife and I traveled with our three kids. We stayed in 2 adjoining rooms. A rollaway bed was added to the kids room (also very comfortable).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Well Adam, we love you too. Not sure if your kids are the ones who sent me the note saying 'i want to live here forever' but if so, tell them that a 4 year degree in hotel mgmt will start them off nicely. 2 adjoining rooms for a family is a great perk, or those Monte Carlo suites with a rollaway are also a great family suite. Enjoy.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed here and loved it!! Everything was as described or as shown in pictures. The staff was very nice and helpful. The room was very clean and well renovated. Very tasteful!! We took advantage of having a rm pet, Barry the goldfish. The location was awesome. A few blocks away from shopping, Pike Market and great restaurants. Would definetly stay here again!

  • 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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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Barry send his best regards. Our fish program is alot of fun and no they dont live in those little bowls all their lives, they have a huge tank downstairs where they swim freely, are fed continously and cared for lavishly with their own 'fish guy' if you would like a fish during your stay, just give the desk a call. Thanks for the nice review, come back soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

For the price this hotel is fabulous! They offer complimentary coffee/tea, pastries and whole fruit in the lobby until 11am and then have a complimentary wine cocktail hour from 5-6, but actually while we were there they served the wine until almost 7pm.

Rooms are not overly spacious, but perfect for 2 people on a weekend getaway. I will say that the decor was trying to be hip and a throw back to art deco but they didn't quite make it. The decor is a bit fragmented but that didn't distract from the overall stay.

Staff is pleasant but didn't go out of their way to be helpful. They more went through the functions. This is what you expect from a 3-4 star hotel.

Overall it was a great stay and I would go back on my next trip to Seattle.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thanks for the nice review! appreciate your perspective. This building is a renovated office building from the 60s - very common for Kimpton to do, and as such all the rooms are different sizes and shapes, so your not overly spacious room was next door to one that was huge, but that is part of us not being like all those cookie cutter hotels next door!
come back soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012 via mobile

Hotel Monaco exceeded my expectations in every way! They accommodated my every request with a smile on their face. I LOVED having goldfish in my room. It was such a nice and unique touch. The amenities and decor are supreme. LOVED their conservation incentives of $5 credit at restaurant Sazerac for conserving on linens. Peter, the concierge was friendly and helpful. Jesse at Sazerac restaurant was professional, friendly, and accommodating. Sazerac has great food. I ate dinner twice there and breakfast once. Oh! And there is complimentary wine hr every night. So much fun! I will stay here exclusively every time I return to Seattle! This hotel is truly home away from home.

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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Wow, you hit on all the high points and some of the best staff members! actually all the staff members here are great, they are interviewed about 39 times before we offer them a job, and questions we hit on are 'what is a favorite movie' and ' how you feel about morning coffee runs' its a great amosphere and that connects nicely with the feeling for the guest. Sazerac is one of the cities great eateries, Southern cuisine, mixed wth a Northwest flare - typical Kimpton!
come back soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

When travelling we always look for a Kimpton hotel in the town and have stayed at a few over the last 5 years. This was another great Kimpton experience; you always feel welcome in their hotels and the staff here at the Monaco were extremely friendly and courteous, always looking to help. We received a room upgrade to a Monaco King Suite (without asking), which was was large, clean and functional. The King bed was semi-firm and one of the better hotel beds I have slept on. We always travel with our dog and Kimpton's are the best hotels for dogs. From the moment we arrived the staff were extremely friendly to both us and our dog, who we even took to the evening wine hour. The hotel is well situated in the Financial District with a good range of bars and restaurants nearby, and within walking distance of downtown Seattle. We will be back to this Kimpton sometime, we just haven't figured out when. Great service in a great boutique hotel. Very dog friendly.

  • Stayed November 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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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
With 55 Kimptons now across the nation (Canada soon too we hope) there is a Kimpton close to you where ever you travel. All Kimptons have a dog program, our founder Bill Kimpton stuggled forever to find a place to go with his dog and thus our policy. We are well located to get to everything in town and love to see everyone at wine hour!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed at the Monaco for the first night of a week's touring holiday in the Pacific Northwest. Generally happy overall. Valet parking and reception staff all friendly and efficient; dinner and breakfast at adjoining Sazerac restaurant was good. Our room (twin bed premier on 11th floor) was smallish but very pleasant, with simple but interesting decor - sliding shutter blinds, window cushions, cool wallpaper and snazzy leopard print dressing gowns which look like a Kimpton standard! Not much of a view other than office buildings, but it didn't matter too much because we were out most of the day. The location is great, a short walk to Westlake Center monorail to Space Needle, and just a minute or two from the I-5 expressway, ideal if you're driving. Only negative about our room at the Monaco was the bathroom, which was pretty basic, with a sliding door, an old-fashioned bathtub/shower mixer combination and curtain. Didn't match the quality of the main bedroom (or indeed of other rooms at this hotel judging by user pictures submitted on TripAdvisor). Note to management: the bathroom in 1115 needs an upgrade. We also stayed a night at another Kimpton hotel, the Alexis just a couple of blocks away towards the waterfront, which was superior in several ways for the same cost.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Kimpton at one point had the tagline 'every hotel tells a story' and this hotels story is that it was a building from the 60s which was converted 15 years ago into a hotel. not much can be done with those bathrooms, which are fully equipped but perhaps not the wow factor you were seeking. The wow factor here is the service, the staff and the attitude which I believe you mentioned. Glad you are loyal Kimpton fans and stayed at the Alexis, we also have the Vintage Park up the street with the best Italian restaurant in the city Tulio!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

My better half and I are working in Washington State and wanted to visit the Pacific Science Museum before winter set in on the pass. We are members of other hotel loyalty programs but two didn't allow pets and one was not available for the type room we wanted so we tried out the Monaco. The staff was surprisingly friendly and helpful and THEY PROVIDED FULL SERVICE at a reasonable price... the importance is that they get it "the need for service". We will definitely stay here on future trips to the city and bring our parents in the spring. The hotel is within walking distance of the needle and market.

Excellent customer service and attitudes!

Suggestion: the concierge and front desk should retain a list of local independent pet sitters/walkers for infrequent visitors to the city. Of course there is always craig's list...

Stayed November 2012
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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Great suggestion and we are on it! while we are always welcoming of your pets our strong points are great places to hold meetings, and weekend escapes. The location of the hotel is within walking distance of all the stores (ask my wife, she counts the steps) and pretty much all that a weekend or corporate traveler might need. appreciate it.
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Address: 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > 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:
#3 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#3 Green Hotel in Seattle
#4 Business Hotel in Seattle
#4 Family Hotel in Seattle
#6 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#7 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be among the first to experience the fully renovated Hotel Monaco Seattle. A 4-diamond luxury property, Hotel Monaco embraces the spirit of international travel in sophisticated style. Walk through the doors and escape into a world of sensory indulgence. The Hotel Monaco, with its warm welcome and exceptional service, is within walking distance of Westlake Center, Pacific Place, Pike Place Market, Benaroya Hall and many other iconic attractions. The wildly popular Sazerac restaurant is also conveniently adjacent to the hotel. ... more   less 
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