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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

225 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-2404
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#21 of 213 hotels in Chicago
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In the center of downtown Chicago on the River, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago combines a desirable Loop location with a fun design, warm hospitality, and Kimpton touches like complimentary nightly wine hour. From your Newly Renovated Guestroom or Suite, take in the city lights and river views from your window seat (tip: the perfect backdrop for photos), then head downstairs to our new Belgian bistro-inspired mussel & beer bar, Fisk & Co, featuring a mouthwatering menu of mussels, oysters, steak frites, and burgers.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking garage
Paid internet
Breakfast available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Laptop safe
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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SashiK86 wrote a review Dec 2020
Ohio12 contributions1 helpful vote
My family and I had a quick stay, celebrating a special occasion at Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Dec 2020. The day before check in, I called the hotel and spoke to Abdul, who came across as very affable and I thought, was fantastic in the way he explained the limitations that are being experienced in terms of services/amenities that can be provided because of COVID-19. He promised to do his best to mark a special occasion we were celebrating and would also make a note about it on the reservation to make sure front desk staff are aware of the same when we check in the next day. He/staff delivered on it to a certain extent, I assume, as we were upgraded to my preferred choice of a suite with river views, the evening before check in. The suite’s bedroom is spacious and has fabulous views of the river. I liked the hotel’s redesigned decor, the colors and the artwork. The window seats in the suite live up to the hype and are a fantastic and unique additions to the room. They are great to curl up with a nice drink and enjoy the views the room has to offer and/or people watch. This probably is the biggest draw and is absolutely worth it. Valet service was good and both valets we came across during our stay were prompt and patient. We booked a Valet package because we wanted the in/out privileges but if you plan on not using the car after parking, I would recommend using SpotHero to find cheap parking close by. The hotel is also pet-friendly, just like all the Kimpton boutique hotels are. So if you are traveling with a pet, you are in safe hands with Hotel Monaco. Up on checking in and in further encounters with the front desk staff, I found the staff to be professional and willing to accommodate requests like late checkout (A perk almost always offered to Spire Elites) or extra towels, etc. However, I found the warmth that a lot of other guests talked about from the front desk staff, missing. There was no recognition of elite status at check in or any words welcoming to the hotel nor was there any mention of the occasion we were celebrating l. Also, maybe it’s the Midwest in me but I tend to place a little bit more value to simple gestures like a hello and welcome back or have a nice day when passing through, which unfortunately was not the case during this stay. I would like to chalk it down to being short staffed during these unprecedented times and it taking its toll. Or maybe it’s an off day (or two) or maybe it’s me! It was just a somber atmosphere. Professional, yes, upbeat and friendly, nope! My tendency to stick with either IHG/Hilton hotels and multiple visits a year to Chicago may bring me back to Hotel Monaco but with so many excellent hotels in the area, I wouldn’t mind checking out other options.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Adam Gurgiolo, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Responded 6 days ago
Dear SashiK86 I thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review with us regarding your stay last month. I certainly appreciate your positive remarks about your visit, as well as your honest critiques. Please know that I am very sorry that you did not have the experience with us that you expected. I can assure you that this most certainly was a one-off experience, as you mentioned, as we absolutely intend to make all of our guests' stays memorable and enjoyable. My apologies, as well, that we did not acknowledge your special occasion, and you can be certain that your comments in your review have not fallen on deaf ears. I do hope you will choose to stay with us for one of your future visits here in Chicago - and I thank you for your loyalty to IHG as a Spire Elite member. Happy New Year to you and your family Adam Gurgiolo
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BlueBummer wrote a review Dec 2020
Chicago, Illinois13 contributions
From the moment we walked in until our late evening checkout our 2 day stay at Hotel Monoco was spectacular. The front desk clerk Abdul made sure we had everything we needed and was very friendly and welcoming. Our room was immaculately clean and fresh. The hot chocolate Friday night and the wine happy hour with a socially distanced plan. The view from our room was world class and for a staycation was a very welcome view. I couldn't more highly recommend staying at Hotel Monaco for a Staycation or Vacation when visiting Chicago. So grateful for such a great weekend!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Adam Gurgiolo, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Responded Dec 11, 2020
Dear Bluebummer1 It's just wonderful to read your review and hear that you had a terrific stay with us from start to finish! Great to hear how well Abdul took care of you and that you enjoyed all of our properly-distanced and safe Kimpton offerings. We really appreciate your business and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you Adam Gurgiolo
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Ettevi_wanderlust wrote a review Nov 2020
Miami, Florida400 contributions523 helpful votes
I love every Kimpton hotel I’ve ever stayed at, but the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Chicago had a very unique charm to it. All the best parts of Chicago at your feet. Surpassed all our expectations and made for two incredibly enjoyable stays. Tip: Book a room overlooking the Chicago River for an extra special river views.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes1 Repost
Response from Adam Gurgiolo, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Responded Dec 11, 2020
Dear ettevi_wanderlust I want to thank you so much for staying with us last month, and for all of your very kind comments during and since your visit! We greatly appreciate your feedback and recommendations, and I am happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay and got to enjoy our beautiful views. Until next time, be safe and happy holidays! Adam Gurgiolo
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LGC & JCFC wrote a review Nov 2020
Columbus, Ohio97 contributions48 helpful votes
Hotel- Kimpton Monaco Chicago Date- November 2020 (3 nights) Overall: 5/5. Excellent. This has become one of my absolute favorite hotel properties in the downtown Chicago area. Rewards Club Recognition- Excellent. Upon arrival, we were thanked for our loyalty, and our room was upgraded. We were given welcome amenity points and a $10 Raid-the-Bar credit, for use at the ‘bodega’ or at the restaurant. Staff- 5/5. Excellent. We were checked into the hotel by Sel, who thoroughly explained the changes in the usual hotel offerings due to the pandemic. Abdul, who offered us wine during the usual social/wine hour, was engaging and conversational, as was Alexandra at the night reception. She and Abdul were so friendly and fun to chat with, we could easily have spent hour after hour chatting with them. When in the lobby, it was as if I was a personal guest in each of their home living rooms. Each of these staff members went above and beyond to ensure that we were happy during our stay. I simply cannot say enough good things about them. Property Appearance & Maintenance- 5/5. Excellent. Exterior- 5/5. The entrance is humble but clean and crisp. The hotel was well branded. Although it was a bit cumbersome in front of the entrance during the first couple of days, due to the filming of a show, Sel was very helpful ensuring we could unload our belongings when we arrived. Interior- 5/5. The lobby is cozy and inviting. The flooring was clean, and the furnishings were in excellent shape. Decorative items, such as a tree-shaped coat/hat rack, kept us intrigued. Accommodations- 5/5. Excellent. We were assigned a “River View One Bedroom Suite.” The living room had plenty of space for relaxing, with a sofa, desk, mini fridge, and flatscreen television; the bedroom in the corner of the building had a second flatscreen television, a chair, and a comfortable bed with a bench at the foot. The view from this room could not be beat; we looked down on the Chicago River and were surrounded by city sights that could be enjoyed from the four window seats. Even our kitten couldn’t help but spend hours gandering at the buildings, cars, river, and people! The only improvement that could be offered is the addition of a bathtub. Housekeeping- 5/5. Excellent. Our room was quite clean. The floors had been vacuumed, and the bathroom was spotless. Toiletry items and towels were all provided in a supply adequate for the length of our stay. Pool/Gym- Not evaluated. Breakfast/Meal Options- 4/5. The restaurant, Fisk & Co., was open for carryout service during the morning hours, and the food was very tasty. I tried a bagel with salmon and cream cheese, along with some bacon, and my spouse devoured the bacon, egg, & cheese breakfast sandwich being offered. A pop-up bodega was present at the front desk since the minibars are emptied during the pandemic. In addition, the staff offered several suggestions for carryout day or evening dining in the neighborhood. Laundry- Not evaluated. Computer/Printer/WiFi- 5/5. WiFi was strong throughout the hotel, and steaming was smooth. Other- Valet parking is available for $64 per night, but if you are uncomfortable with valet parking during the pandemic, several self-parking garages are available in the area. To save some money, I’d recommend prepaying for the parking through an application. During the pandemic, safety was a clear priority: sanitizing stations were present all throughout the hotel, including at the reception, in the elevator bays, and at the entrance. All staff members kept appropriate physical distance from guests and wore masks, as did most of the guests. We felt we made the right choice for us and our pet; so pleased were we with everything that we chose to extend our stay by another day. *Note: if you’re considering extending your stay for any reason, be sure to discuss it with the front desk; sometimes they offer special rates!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: The River View Suites offer amazing views! Treat yourself to the upgrade!
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Response from Adam Gurgiolo, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Responded Nov 20, 2020
Dear jcfox1978, I cannot begin to thank you enough for taking the time to share such a detailed and so very kind review of your recent visit with us. Especially during the current times, such a positive recap and description of our team and services (including those modified due to the pandemic) are so welcomed and appreciated. Thanks so much for mentioning how well Sel, Abdul, and Alexandra helped make your stay even more enjoyable. It is also wonderful to hear that you felt safe and secure with our hand sanitizer stations throughout the hotel and our efforts to ensure distancing and adherence to face coverings by our guests and employees to help everyone stay safe. I love to hear that we have become your go-to hotel here in Chicago, and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit! Sincerely, Adam Gurgiolo
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Dan H wrote a review Sep 2020
17 contributions8 helpful votes
My wife and I, along with our two kids came to stay at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Chicago recently. The hotel is perfectly situation along the Chicago River, an easy walk to the Navy Pier, and so many other downtown attractions. The room was spectacular with the little sitting windows. Our kids would wake up each morning and hang out in those nooks! The customer service, from the people at the front desk, to the General Manager Adam Gurgiolo were superior. We could not have asked for nicer people to interact with at this hotel. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Chicago if they are looking for outstanding customer service, a luxury property and views to die for!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Adam Gurgiolo, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Responded Sep 25, 2020
Dear Dan, Please know how much we appreciate your review and your detailed feedback of your visit. I know this was a special visit for you and your family, and I thank you for sharing - It is great to hear how nice of a time you all had while staying with us. Please visit us again soon and I wish you good health and safety, always. Adam Gurgiolo Kimpton Monaco Chicago
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$149 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago?
Nearby attractions include Drunk Shakespeare (0.08 miles), Chicago River (0.3 miles), and American Writers Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe, The Purple Pig, and Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Chicago.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.