We stayed at the Monaco for an extended weekend at the end of September, marking our 7th different Kimpton Hotel. As always the service was excellent, check-in was quick and friendly and the various hotel staff members were very helpful.
We booked a King corner room and were a bit disappointed to find out we were only on the Third floor. The room was spacious and comfortable, though I must admit the decor is eclectic in the extreme. There was a fair amount of traffic and street noise well into the night. Normally I would use my Kimpton In-Touch membership to request a room on a higher floor, but I booked through a third party and so wasn't able to take advantage of that benefit.
By far the best part of the Monaco - aside from the lovely wine/cocktails reception in the early evening - is its location. The hotel is literally minutes from many major downtown attractions. We walked to the Saturday Market, enjoyed some Voodoo Doughnuts, and were delighted with the abundance of restaurant choices very nearby.
The spouse is loathe to pay for expensive valet parking, but there is a parking garage at Pine and 4th where we were able to park for the whole weekend (Friday to Sunday) for $18. Once you arrive in Portland, transit is so good that you really don't need the in/out privileges of the valet. The Monaco is very close to the tram line.
All in all, a fantastic weekend at the Monaco.
- 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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