My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Portland for 5 nights (average nightly rate of $203 - a AAA rate) for purposes of attending a conference. The Hotel is located fairly centrally and is only a short walk to/from the light rail system and many of the downtown stores and restaurants. The foyer and public lounge area of the hotel are attractive but perhaps a little on the small side - there didn't appear to be a lot of places where one could just hang out.
Our room (819) was attractively furnished and clean, however there was little room to move around due to the amount of hotel "stuff" in the room (furniture, pillows, minibar food, Minky the stuffed bear, etc, etc). On the plus side the bathroom was larger than expected and came with numerous toiletries (Aveda products). The view was ok, although it looked directly into an office building. We took a quick look at the fitness center on the 9th floor and it appeared to be perfectly well stocked with the usual equipment (although there are no windows in that room).
We found the service from all the hotel employees to be very high and the hotel generally has a nice feel to it. Things to note include: 1. This is a pet (read dog) hotel - we liked that, however if you are not a dog person you might want to look elsewhere; 2. The hotel offers a complimentary wine happy hour every evening - a nice touch although unfortunately due to our conference schedule we were unable to avail ourselves of this; 3. We ordered room service one morning and had brunch in the hotel restaurant (The Red Star) the following morning - both meals were fine but nothing special.; 4. Sign up for the Kimpton In Touch plan (which is free) ahead of time as this will allow you to receive free wifi in the hotel (a $6 per day savings).
Overall this is a good hotel that obviously prides itself on service. I would have given it 5 stars but the room size coupled with there being too much useless stuff in the room left us feeling that it wasn't quite a top notch hotel.
- 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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