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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

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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.

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#16 of 215 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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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 )
Taxi service
Parking garage
Wifi
Paid internet
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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blackacex2 wrote a review Jun 18
Clare, Michigan48 contributions50 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking for the perfect hotel to relax and unplug for a few days. Ideally we wanted to stay somewhere clean and comfortable, but also luxurious and unique. Chicago is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to high quality hotels at reasonable prices, so staying here was a very difficult choice to make. However, the Kimpton Monaco simply hits it out of the park. The room is decorated beautifully with gorgeous quality furniture and high ceilings. TV is 55" and offers Chromecast functionality for streaming Netflix, Hulu etc. Picture quality of cable channels was excellent also, which can often be a letdown at hotels. The room is impeccably clean and quiet. Our view of the Chicago River and the city is as good as any other hotel in the vicinity. The restaurant offers delicious food and wonderful service adjacent to the lobby which is chic and comfortable. The Monaco's location is superb for being in the center of everything. We paid 1/4 of the price that a room at the Langham, Four Seasons, Trump Tower, Ritz Carlton, or Park Hyatt would cost and yet we want for nothing. Customer service has been excellent- quickly honoring our request for a Keurig Machine to be brought to the room. We also were given a free bottle of wine for knowing a "secret password" that was posted on Kimpton's Twitter account. I really agonized over choosing this hotel because I thought the price was too good to be true. Zero regrets!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Pay a little extra for an upgraded view.
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Ben wrote a review Jun 16
Omaha, Nebraska2 contributions
This hotel has everything you would want. The customer service is second to none. The location is perfect. You are within a stones throw to the river. The rooms are clean and very well maintained. An added bonus is the wine happy hour, which was convenient and relaxing . We will return for sure.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Stacey D wrote a review May 2021
Venice, Florida5 contributions
Our recent weekend stay was wonderful. Lobby was beautiful and had sanitizer available all around. Room was beautifully decorated, comfortable and spacious. Hotel location was perfect access to restaurants, attractions and public transportation. Hotel staff was amazing and gave a late checkout, incredibly friendly and helpful
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Adam Gurgiolo, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sarasotasun2014 Thank you for staying with us here at the Monaco and thanks for all of your kind words about our hotel, location, and especially our staff. Such praise and feedback means the world to us and I hope you'll stay with us again for a future trip to Chicago. Until next time, take care! Adam Gurgiolo
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ProfPayne wrote a review May 2021
South Bend, Indiana95 contributions31 helpful votes
It has been well over a year since I last stayed at the Monaco, and what a great job the team did during these difficult COVID times. Ron at the front desk upgraded me to a suite (I'm Kimpton IC), and I spent much of my time perched in the window seats looking out over the river. The most impressive thing is that the hotel celebrated my recent promotion with flowers and bourbon in my room. These are the little things that keep me so loyal. Thanks to Ron, Adam G, and the whole team for another memorable stay. Can't wait to come back.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Adam Gurgiolo, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear ProfPayne Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us - and for your continued loyalty to Kimpton Hotels, and specifically to us here at the Monaco Chicago! It was absolutely our pleasure to help you celebrate your promotion, and I am just so happy to hear that you had a wonderful stay and were able to truly relax in the window seats in your suite! We look forward to your next visit and I hope you have a wonderful and bright year ahead! Adam Gurgiolo
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khill603 wrote a review May 2021
East Alton, Illinois67 contributions137 helpful votes
Just spent a night at this hotel. Overall, great location, nice spacious room, staff good, restaurant good. First, booked the room with IHG points, and was given the option to upgrade on a stand by basis for a riverview suite for $103 more. I took that option and got it upon check in. The room was large, had 3 windows with padded seating areas to watch the city. The bathroom had just a shower, but had two showerheads which worked great. Bed was very comfortable, room was clean. The only problem was the room was on the 3rd floor and instead of a riverview I had a view of the street lights. Nice street lights if you're into that, but we could only see a sliver of water. Definitely not the picture of the riverview room on their site. Other than that, location was across the road from the riverwalk. Walk out the front door to the left, a block away was alot of fast food and a Macy's. A short walk to the magnificent mile, 15 minute walk to Buckingham Fountain (which was dry). Overall a good stay. Will stay again.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: High floor
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Response from Adam Gurgiolo, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Responded May 10, 2021
Dear khill603, Thank you for choosing to stay with us for your evening in Chicago earlier this month. Great to hear you enjoyed our hotel, overall. I thank you for your comments regarding the view in your suite. The view is certainly going to be more expansive on our higher floors, and I can certainly appreciate if this did not meet your expectations and I am very sorry. I do hope that you will consider staying with us again for a future visit, and I would be more than happy to ensure that you have your desired view at that time. Simply reach out to us directly when you book your room, and we will take it from there! Safe travels and thanks again for your business Adam Gurgiolo
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PRICE RANGE
$149 - $423 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel monaco chicago kimpton
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisChicagoCentral / Downtown / The Loop / Theater District
NUMBER OF ROOMS
191
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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 Cloud Gate (0.3 miles), Drunk Shakespeare (0.06 miles), and Chicago River (0.3 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, Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken, and Shaw's Crab House.
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.