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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Ranked #19 of 189 Hotels in Chicago
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“Amazing hotel in every respect!!”
Reviewed November 18, 2004

In June of 2004, we held our client conference at this amazing property. Being the one that coordinates everything for these conferences, I was invested in this property before I even laid eyes on it and hoped for the best. I was hardly disappointed! From the moment we arrived (chocolate chip cookies and all) everything was perfect! The staff is energetic and extremely helpful. The rooms are amazing, the decor is top notch and the meeting facilities are superb! From my pre-conference planning up through the post-conference follow-up, this could not have been a better experience.

The rooms are extremely comfortable and all the ammenities are top shelf. Aveda products in the bathrooms, window seats with spectacular view (I had one of the Suites) of the river, amazing beds and linens and a very functional workspace (with highspeed wireless internet to boot)...I couldn't have asked for more!

I'll be back next time for a vacation and I'll bring my family.

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Reviewed October 31, 2004

Outstanding! We were in Chicago for a performance at the Chicago Theater and were delighted to find this charming hotel was just a couple blocks away. Hotel staff was very pleasant, the decor was quirky and wonderful.

We stayed in a Mediterranean Suite (Room 811 - highly recommended). It had high ceilings, three cozy window seats that face out on to Wacker street, very comfortable bed, lovely bathroom with a big whirpool tub, Aveda products, etc. Just perfect. And we also made a request for one of their pet goldfish that are cared for by the Shedd Aquarium. The fish was a fun addition to a wonderful stay - even the mini-bar items were terrific!

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Reviewed October 23, 2004

I really like the Kimpton hotels, and this is like any of them - a decent value, boutique feel, with some fun, sleek and even tongue-in-cheek furnishings. Rooms are nice, about what you'd expect, with some really nice views of the Chicago river and downtown. It's not my favorite of the Kimptons out there, but it's still a nicer (and more interesting) experience than most of the business (or leisure) hotels you'll stay at. Note: a full menu room service ends at 9:30 PM -- which is a bummer if you're just flying in late.

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Reviewed October 21, 2004

We were nine ladies that were grade school friends celebrating our 50th birthdays in 2004 so took a trip to celebrate and reconnect. Found Hotel Monaco on SW Airlines web site, and got a great price. It has a fabulous location, friendly staff, very large rooms, great (fun and a little funky) decor, not cheap but nice restaurant and bar attached with seating out front that was great. Happy hour with wine in lobby was great as well... we couldn't have have a better trip!

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Property: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
Address: 225 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-2404 (Formerly Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel)
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Location: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#7 Family Hotel in Chicago
#11 Green Hotel in Chicago
#12 Business Hotel in Chicago
#16 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago 4.5*
Number of rooms: 192
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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