I spent THREE YEARS looking at this hotel, reading all the Trip Advisor reviews, and longing to go here for my honeymoon. For one reason or another, our honeymoon kept getting delayed--it literally took three years of marriage before we made it happen!
One might think that when something gets built up for that long, it could never live up to one's expectations. Not so for the Hotel Monaco! When my husband and I *finally* made it here for our much belated honeymoon and were shown to our upgraded Mediterranean Riverview Suite, I thought I was dreaming. The room was soooo beautiful--even better than in the pictures! I truly couldn't believe that it outdid all my hopes and expectations!
Our stay was completely perfect--how many times in your life can you say that about something?
Everyone was kind, friendly, and helpful. Our room had 4 of the magnificent window seats that everyone raves about--they are amazing! My husband does not usually feel at home in hotels, but he immediately climbed into a window seat with his laptop when we arrived and was as happy as could be. We actually spent a lot of time in those window seats, snuggling and watching the city.
We got room service every morning, and it was always prompt and delicious! We received complimentary cupcakes upon our arrival to celebrate our honeymoon. There was a huge, super relaxing jacuzzi tub in the room. Between the living room and the bedroom of the suite, we had tons of room to sprawl out.
The location of the hotel was ideal--we walked everywhere, and could easily go out, return to the room to relax, and go out again. Originally I had planned to use the metro, but walking was just so easy for everywhere we wanted to go--we were *that* close.
Management was very accommodating--I contacted them prior to our arrival, because I get nervous about elevators, and I was afraid of being up on a super high floor with no access to the stairs. I've been in some hotels where I was not even allowed to use the stairs! Hotel Monaco was kind and accommodating, and gave us a room on the lowest floor, right next to the stairwell :)
After 3 years of looking at reviews and having to delay our trip, Hotel Monaco literally blew away all my expectations. My honeymoon was beyond perfect, thanks to them! We hope to return in the future someday!!
Thanks, Hotel Monaco!!!
- 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
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