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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Ranked #3 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Bethany Beach, DE
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118 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We loved, loved, loved this hotel. The staff is off the hook nice! Brian at the front desk is so helpful. Everybody was pleasant and professional. The room was clean but we didn't have a great view. (The view was a very close building.) Not a big deal because we were out and about. We took our dog and there was a grassy area just across the street for her. This hotel is in a fantastic location. Lots to do within walking distance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Monaco hotel for one night, and really loved the place.
The location is great, just next to Independance Hall and other museums (Liberty Bell, Museum of the Constitution, etc) - if you're in town for tourism, it's hard to do any better.

We didn't use the valet parking - price was very expensive, and there's a public parking just around the corner, costing less than half of what the hotel charges (plus, you won't have to wait 10 or 15 minutes in the morning to get your car, when everyone is checking out, too)

The atmosphere in the hotel is great, great deco everywhere, from common areas to the rooms.
There's a great rooftop lounge, too, with several rooms, pretty cool to have a drink when you reach the end of the day.

We had booked a King room with view over the park, which was splendid. The room itself, bathroom were very spacious.
Everything seemed very new, and the whole experience was very pleasant.

For sure, this was one of the best hotels we've stayed at, and we would definitely get back here next time we make the trip to Philadelphia.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nick_GM_Monaco_PHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Thanks mrmnem for sharing your recent stay with us! Sounds like you and your wife had a great trip to Philly. We too enjoy nothing more than ending a long day up on the roof at Stratus. Our comfy rooms will be waiting for your return.

Best Wishes,
Nick G
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

This Kimpton property is my favorite. I've stayed at a few others and hands down this one takes the cake. The details in the decor, the location, the overall atmosphere were just awesome. I loved the room, and really everything about this hotel. There is a rooftop bar at this property which I checked out. Wasn't what I had expected but by no means do I mean that in a negative way. The vibe was like a nightclub / lounge without the loud music as opposed to a relaxing type lounge which is what I had expected. The front desk was very pleasant and friendly, the staff attending to the door were on point and it's just a great and enjoyable place to stay. Defintely recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nick_GM_Monaco_PHL, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Hi Mbl5687!

I loved reading your review! Nothing makes me smile more than seeing that we have not just exceeded someone's expectations but blown them away. No many like to admitt they have a favorite Kimpton, but we are honored to be yours! So glad you had an awesome time, can't wait to have you back.

Best Wishes,
Nick G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

We recently stayed at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel in Philadelphia when we were visiting University of Pennsylvania. All the hotels near campus seemed way (WAY) overpriced for what you got. So, we decided to stay near the Liberty Bell/Independence Hall instead. What a great choice! This hotel is truly superb - from the eclectic decor to the pillow-topped beds and extra cushy bedding to the berry-infused water and 5pm wine pouring, this hotel excelled! The decor was a little surprising, maybe even shocking. But in a totally fun way. Great juxtaposition to the historic district. We appreciated how close the hotel was to the SEPTRA stop - that helped us to get back and forth to the university and still be able to sightsee a little bit. We made the mistake of taking the 42 bus from campus back to the hotel once - not good. Take the SEPTRA train - that was much easier.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thanks Jill_and_Steve_Corv!

Happy to see you guys had a fun trip and stay with us while visiting UPENN!

Great tip on the bus route, we will be sure to make the recommendation in the future.

Come back and see us again soon.

Cheers,

Sean Flanigan
Hotel Manager
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Doncaster, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights and were very impressed. The staff were friendly and went out of their way to help when ever they could. We arrived from the UK but unfortunately our luggage was several hours behind, the lovely lady who checked us in provided us with all sorts of toiletries to keep us going. The hotel is in the heart of the historic district and it was very easy to see all of the sites on foot. There are lots of great restaurants near by - unfortunately we only had time to visit a few. The rooms are a good size, we didn't have a view but it was very quiet and we weren't disturbed at all. I found the bed very comfortable but it was a little on the soft side for my husband who suffers a bit with his back. The wine reception, each evening, gave us the opportunity to chat to other guests which was great.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear KBP-in-SY,

That’s excellent to hear you had such a great time. Sorry to hear about the luggage, but that's great our team was proactive and anticipated your needs.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Best,

Sean Flanigan
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

The Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia is a gorgeous hotel with excellent customer service. The rooms are beautiful and very comfortable. The decor is unique, aesthetically appealing, and uplifting. The hotel staff were friendly and genuinely interested in doing anything they could to make our stay a good one. The Kimpton Kids program delighted my daughter with cookies and milk. The wine hour was a treat. Breakfast at the Red Owl Tavern was also lovely. I highly recommend this hotel and look forward to another visit.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Hey Memjem!!

That’s so cool that you and the FAM had fun. Happy to see the kids like the cookies and milk, and the adults enjoyed the wine hour, that’s my favorite time of day!

Hope to welcome you back for round 2 of a fabulous experience.

Cheers,

Sean Flanigan
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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

My family and in-laws stayed at the Kimpton Monaco Hotel for 3 days. We were able to get an adjoining room with an excellent view of Independence Hall. The rooms were very clean and quite comfortable. The service in the hotel was excellent as each employee thought of himself/herself as the owner of a family business. If there was an issue, the employees became good problem solvers. This is a hotel that will get reup business and it certainly appealed to families who wanted to bring their dogs along. The 5pm free wine in the lobby was also a treat.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Sean F, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Thanks Steven41003!

Happy to see that both your family and the in-laws enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for staying with us and for the 5 stars.

Come back and see us again soon.

Cheers,

Sean Flanigan
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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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