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“Amazing hotel at an amazing location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Ranked #3 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Herndon, Virginia
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Amazing hotel at an amazing location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

As always, the Kimpton hotel properties are simply amazing. I stayed here this past weekend with friends and family as we were registered to run the Philadelphia Marathon. The staff were helpful as always and always provided us with 5 star treatment. The hotel went out of their way to host a breakfast for all runners starting at 4:00 am the day of the race and provided fruits, oatmeal, sports drinks, water, and a full continental breakfast. What a nice touch. I also loved the fact that they allowed for free in and out service with our cars. I would definitely stay here again the next time we come to Philly.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank asnpcwiz
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Dear Asnpcwiz,

Amazing hotel for an amazing guest is more like it! Congrats on the marathon, happy to see you enjoyed the nice touches to help assist our runners.

Don’t be a stranger and come see us again soon!

Best,

Sean Flanigan
Hotel Manager
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

I only stayed one night but it's the hotel I will now recommend for out of towners who visit Philly. The bed was the best hotel one I have ever slept in. The decor was lovely and the room was well appointed. I never did get a list of the minibar prices (despite asking twice) so there was a bit of sticker shock when I found out how much my bottle of wine was..... The Red Owl was really busy that night butthe waiter tried hard to keep up; the food was OK but nothing extraordinary.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mari312937
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Hi Mari312937,

Happy to see you enjoyed your sleep on our comfy beds! Sorry about the lack of a minibar price list. I will follow up with the team on that.

Thanks for recommending us to your friends and out of towners. It is greatly appreciated.

Come back to see us soon!

Cheers,
Sean Flanigan
VP of Comfy Beds
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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

The location can not be beat for thsi Philadelphia Hotel. Dorectly across from the Liberty Bell, Independence Park and Independence Hall. Close to public transportation and walking distance to many good restaurants and bars.
We got a great rate because it had just opened, but I believe the rates are steep now. Online rates are better. Ask for a park view room if you can...its much brighter.
The hotel is new and funky but with all the ammenities you could ask for. Hotel staff are welcoming and helpful. They had a wagon of goodies for the children to pick from when we checked in and Wine tasting for the adults each evening was a nice touch too! We had several families with children and some couples in our group and all were very satisfied.

Room Tip: Ask for a bright room with lots of windows. The inside rooms are dark. no kids activites or pool
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank OK805
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Dear Neannie,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us on your recent trip to the City of Brotherly Love! It’s great to read you and your family had an enjoyable visit.

We love to cater to kids and adults, a little something for everyone. All the kids love the wagons, and the adults love the wine.

Come see us again soon!

Cheers,

Sean Flanigan
Regional Director of We Got Something for Everyone
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

Spent a weekend here the first week they opened. I can't say enough about the level of service at the hotel as well as the tremendous value. I am a big fan of Kimpton properties and this is a great addition to their collection of creative and comfortable hotels.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bzist
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Dear Bzist,

Thank you, Kimpton & Monaco is even a bigger fan of you! Love your loyalty and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Cheers,
Sean Flanigan
BZist #1 Fan
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Boulder, Colorado
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52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and enjoyed it very much. The decor and ambiance is fun and a refreshing change from the big chains. The location is right across the street from independence hall and the liberty bell. Service was excellent and professional. Thanks for the great stay!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DaveB4940
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Hi DaveB4940,

Happy to hear you had a great visit! We are sad to see you go, hopefully next time we can have you stay with us longer!

Come back again soon.

Best,

Sean Flanigan
Hotel Manager
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Washington,dc
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

This fabulous new Kimpton property is not to be missed. It is chockfull of creative and beautiful style.Enthusiastic staff and a fabulous good-sized fitness room. Rooms are lovely and hotels has all those nice "extra" Kimpton perks! Did not eat in the restaurant-- but looks totally cool!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank L0ve0nean0ther
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Hello LOveOneanOther,

What a great review! Thank you for all the kind comments.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Cheers,

Sean Flanigan
Director of Hip and Stylish Hotels
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Royersford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Overall, this is a very nice hotel. Staff was nice, Valet was decent (brought the wrong car out the first time we called for it), and the food was good at Red Owl and room service.

Two complaints though....

1: King size beds...not very comfortable. I thought for the price of the rooms, the beds would be very nice. But was very dissapointed in them. Tossed and turned the first night and the second night woke up with a sore back. That might just be me though...

2: I booked a 'Parkview King' room expecting a "overlook Independence Historic National Park" as advertised. Instead I got a view of the building next door. If you looked out the window and turned your head completely 90 degrees to the left you could see this "overlook Independence Historic National Park," as promised. Very Very dissapointed. Felt a little ripped off, should of booked the King Deluxe room and saved money, the view would of been the same. (We were in Room 1019, by the way)

Everything else was pretty good, great location. Everything is within walking distance. Overall, I'd say its a good hotel, but just came up well short of what I was expecting when I booked it/what I paid for it.

Room Tip: Be careful of the Parkview King room, ours didn't have a view as promised.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Mark M
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Dear Mark M,

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience. I am sorry to hear the bed and the view was not to your liking.

On your next trip please feel free to contact me directly at sean.flanigan@hotelmonaco.com so that we can ensure you get the right view!

Best Regards,
Sean Flanigan
Hotel Manager
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Address: 433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2426 (Formerly Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel)
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Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Ranked #3 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia 4.5*
Number of rooms: 268
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