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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

#16 of 184 Hotels in Chicago
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225 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 (Formerly Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel)
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here 2 nights in July with my boyfriend. The bed was super comfy, loved the window seat. Very clean and nice decor. The staff was all very friendly and called us by name. They had iced and hot coffee in the lobby in the morning, which made up for the lack of coffee maker in the room. The... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very unique hotel, fantastic staff, great concierge, our room faced trump tower, very low noise, housekeeping staff excellent, restaurant has a great menu and delicious choices, risotto excellent, families would love this hotel...rooms have 2 double beds plus a window bed overlooking river, which my children would love...so sleeps 5-6, dogs welcome....great experience

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El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a nice hotel. With no major fuss and that is what we were looking for. We were doing a trip just us and it turned out fine. Any issue was easily fixed. It was great location for us. As that we wanted to be able to get to millennium park doing yoga or riding bikes along the lake... More 

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Thank chris s
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Terrific staff, great location and lovely room. Really enjoyed staying there and the price was extremely reasonable. It was extremely cold, but the outdoor staff person was very accomodating getting us a taxi and helping with directions.

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Thank Peter W
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Peter W, I am really glad our staff, location and room made for a great experience during your stay. I too just experienced the Chicago cold after moving from Cali, so I totally understand where you are coming from. It is a little fun to bundle up though. Come back when we have some warmer weather, the festivals in... More 

Macomb, United States
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is my youngest daughter's favorite in all of Chicago. Mostly for the fantastic window seats but also for the hotel staff. Last year they upgraded us for her birthday but this year they didn't. She was disappointed but soon got over it. I love Kimpton properties for their quirkiness and cozy rooms. And of course their cool robes!

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Thank Heather M
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Heather M, That is so cool that we are your daughter's favorite hotel and thanks for coming to celebrate her bday with us. I am so sorry we couldn't get you that upgrade this time around, sometimes it's just a bit too busy to upgrade the people we would love to. Next time you are headed this way please... More 

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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the leather/mirrored headboard, to the leopard print bathrobes, red velvet walls in the elevator and yoga mats on the room I can only say the place is interesting. Shower was okay, bathroom space was great, beds were very soft and sunk in (made for very sore backs and the only reason it didn't get 5/5 rating) location was everything... More 

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Thank Tina T
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Tina T! We are definitely unique aren't we? Well that is what we strive for! We want to be different and we want you to enjoy the difference while getting an amazing service experience. Thanks for the shout out in that regard, in the meantime I will start working on those mattresses so we get a... More 

Holland, M
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Monaco is a true gem in the heart of the city! Great location, great restaurant, and close to everything!!! The rooms are very well decorated and comfortable, as well. To top it off, the staff is fantastic!!!

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Thank Melissa S
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks so much Melissa S for the compliments, but we also think you are a gem for writing such a nice review. Come back and see us soon! More 

Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel a year ago and I almost wrote a scathing review as the room was SO LOUD but location location location location as they say. The 4th location reference is that this hotel is in an excellent spot. Close to the Magnificent Mile, the river, Millennium Park, the theaters and the train. Too close to the... More 

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Thank Barbara C
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Hi Barbara C, As you note, location is awesome for us here at the Monaco. Sometimes those urban sounds do tend to show the hustle and bustle when in the rooms, but definitely do subside with the Riverview rooms, plus you get an amazing view. Not bad if you ask me. Thanks for all of the other great points on... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a small 3 day trip to explore some of the things that Chicago had to offer. Kimpton was a great choice as it was centrally located within the Loop and walking distance to Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. Rooms were exceptionally large and comfortable. Entire facility was extremely clean and neat. Hotel gym... More 

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Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Hi BThomas C, You can never go wrong choosing a Kimpton property to stay at, but we are glad you chose us for your quick trip to Chi-town. Thanks for all of the nice comments about us, we tend to share the same sentiment. Take a quick trip back any time you like! More 

Sandy Springs, Georgia
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31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Kimpton is in a perfect location right on the river close to the action, staff was excellent! The only reason I am giving it 4 stars rather than 5 is the rooms seem to be getting slightly worn but overall another great Kimpton stay!

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Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks so much cml21! I would have loved if you had a five star stay but keep an eye out for those updates to the property, some may be big and some may be small but we are always looking for ways to improve our product and they will be happening both in the short and long term. More 

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Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy pure sensory indulgence at the Hotel Monaco Chicago. Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, this luxury hotel was named one of The Travel Channel's top 40 hotels in the country. Located on the Magnificent Mile, the hotel overlooks the Chicago River and is within steps of the city's favorite destinations. This dynamic location is matched by exceptional service, exquisite amenities, stylish décor and the adjacent South Water Kitchen, creating a luxuriously rewarding experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Address: 225 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601 (Formerly Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel)
Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $200 - $531 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago 4.5*
Number of rooms: 192
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Also Known As:
Hotel Monaco Chicago Kimpton
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#7 Family Hotel in Chicago
#12 Green Hotel in Chicago
#12 Business Hotel in Chicago
#16 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
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