Monaco is definitely my favorite hotel in Portland, when we're leaving the dogs behind. It's totally dog friendly, and dog stays are even free, but my two require frequent walks, and the walking spots are pretty far away from this downtown hotel. Timmy, the hotel dog, is charming.
The service at Monaco is unbeatable. The only minus at the Kimpton hotels is that the windows don't open, so the rooms are hermetically sealed. The beds have these big, fluffy down comforters on them. The thermostat is set for a minimum of 64, and the temperature outside that night was 39. Now every good energy-conserver knows that 64 is too hot for sleeping, and I'm so unaccustomed to overheated rooms, I had difficulty getting comfortable the first night. But one call was all it took to get the thermostat turned down to 60 for a lovely few hours of extra sleep . Thanks, Monaco, and here's hoping you can figure out a way to cool these sealed rooms without breaking the bank.
The front desk person was super helpful, and even stored my farmer's market greens in the concierge refrigerator overnight. The attendant came up to the room to help me figure out the TV--turns out I had the wrong remote....
Our suite was attractive, spacious, and quiet, and room service was great, Wine hour was hopping, with a good pianist playing one night, and a fabulous guitarist the next.
Monaco's location is the best--an easy walk to everywhere west of the river.
I had picked up on a travelzoo offer to Spa Sasse, just around the corner from the hotel, and had a very good massage and facial there--highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-diamond Kimpton Hotel Monaco Portland, offers an ideal sanctuary in downtown Portland, Oregon. Centered in the city’s cultural hub, this luxury hotel was named as one of the world’s Top 500 Hotels by Travel + Leisure magazine and is honored by TripAdvisor travelers as a Top 25 Hotel in the U.S. in 2012 (#9). Enter this unique boutique hotel and enter a world where everyone is warmly welcomed and pampered. Adjacent to the hotel is what some say is downtown Portland’s best restaurant, Red Star Tavern & Roast House. ... more less
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