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“Amazing boutique, luxury experience. Felt like home”

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Ranked #3 of 85 Hotels in Philadelphia
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“Amazing boutique, luxury experience. Felt like home”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stay at many 5 star hotels all over the world and I have to admit this property is now one of my favorites. The location, decorations, amenities, and staff make it so pleasant that I truly felt at home here. I loved the rooms too. I stayed in the king spa suite. It was nicely decorated, serene and most importantly- Soundproof! The staff were so caring, bright, witty and always had a smile to share. I also loved the 5pm cocktail hours. It was nice to talk to the staff and other guests about their time at the property. Anyone who is looking for a home away from home needs to try this hotel. It is truly a bright light in the boring world of hotel room. Plus, don't forget to join the Kimpton loyalty program for free wifi and $10 in free minibar treats. Love that too!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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PHM_HotelManager, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Athena P -

We are certainly flattered to be on the top of what I am sure is an impressive list. More impressive to us thought is that we helped you feel at home, which is always our number one goal.

You can also use the $10 credit in either of our bars (you will just have to bill back to your room). That way if Snickers and Vodka aren't your thing, you can get a little adventurous with our great bar staff.

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel has an outstanding location if you love waking up at the historical sites. We had a room with a view of the park on the 3rd floor. We heard minimal noise from the street (We were also gone most of the day) and no noise from the rooftop bar. The room was nicely decorated and the bathroom was amazing. We loved the deep soaking tub. Another feature I really appreciated was the curtains. They really kept the light out and I got to sleep in (which rarely happens). There was one day we did not have our room made-up, but that is minor. I wasn't in love with the bath products either (SUPER minor and something I love when I go away...)

We were celebrating an anniversary and they were nice enough to leave us a note, chocolate-covered strawberries, and champagne. Totally above and beyond.

The hotel has a complimentary wine hour in the lobby at 5 PM which was nice at the end of a long day. They also offer bikes with helmets and locks to ride around the city (although we did not use them, we are walkers). We parked the car with the valet for $40 a night. I wish we had parked ourselves, but we were tired from traveling.

We ate at the Red Owl for breakfast (I will review that too) and it was good. The rooftop bar has no view of the city, but it was nice to get some fresh air and to see the sunset. It was nice for an early drink, but not for much more because it seems to become needlessly trendy.

We enjoyed our stay here and would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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PHM_HotelManager, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Cr0wlondaPr0wl -

The good thing about hjstoric sites is that they make for quiet neighbors. Not to mention they offer days full of activities. Which means that those blackout curtains are especially helpful when staying with us. There's nothing more important to us than your good night's sleep.

Thank you for choosing the Monaco.

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Cheyenne, WY
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I had the privilege of staying here in mid-June for a night. This place was absolutely incredible. One of the best parts of the stay is the staff. "T" at the valet was so incredibly nice, helpful and hilarious! Omarr at reception/reservations was great too. He even upgraded us to their best suite and it was beautiful. Our suite was in wonderful condition, had very nice furniture and amenities, and was very clean and spacious. The Kimpton member "raid the mini bar" pass came in handy too. Make sure to join the Kimpton rewards program-it is worth it. Also of note, this hotel is right across the street from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. A word of advice, use the valet service even though it is not cheap. You are not going to want to find parking down the tiny Philadelphia streets. I have to mention that I lived in Philadelphia many years ago and I have not visited the city for 15 years or so. I thought the people were abrasive. I have to say that our visit in June gave me a total shift in perspective, and a lot of that is because everyone at the hotel (and other places) was so incredibly polite and helpful. We will be back to stay at the Hotel Monaco.

Room Tip: The wifi is only free to Kimpton members, join!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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PHM_HotelManager, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Jacklyn H -

Welcome home! Philly has definitely undergone a rejuvenation of sorts, particularly in the last 5 years or so. Great restaurants. Great hotels. I'm sure even the narrow, one-way, cobblestone streets have more charm than they used to.

Our loyalty program is newly relaunched - lots of cool new perks. Great advice on checking that out.

Hope to see you again soon.

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Sammamish, Washington
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

this hotel has it all! Fantastic location overlooking Independence Hall, beautiful larger rooms and the best service I have experienced in quite some time. -everyone from front desk to valet personel went above and beyond. The lobby is super fun and the free wine happy hour doesn't hurt either. Not a bad gym

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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PHM_HotelManager, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
haysuz1 -

Free wine never hurts. Especially if you know when (5-6p every night) and where (living room) to get it.

Thank you for choosing the Monaco.

Cheers -

Mark
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was by far the best hotel experience overall that we have ever had. The staff were incredibly friendly, funny and laid back as well as helpful. The attention to detail was fantastic. We will definitely be coming back.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Parkview King, view didn't seem to matter so much though, so I don't know i...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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PHM_HotelManager, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Roxy T -

We'll take the "Best Ever" tag! Thank you for choosing the Monaco and we hope to see you again soon.

Best -

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

We were welcomed right away and were very well taken care of by the staff. We were given great suggestions of what to visit while in Philadelphia. The staff took their time and we never felt rushed or like just another customer. This was the best service we have ever had at a hotel. Our children were also welcomed immediately and treated very well, especially by Rashid. He was a superstar!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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PHM_HotelManager, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Julie C -

B'gosh! Sounds like a great stay...but of course any stay where you get to meet Roshid is going to be awesome. He (along with our whole bell/door team) are tremendous.

Thank you for choosing the Monaco.

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Almhult, Sweden
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a great place to stay! First of all the location is fantastic. Very close to everything that Old City has to offer. The staff is so friendly, they make coming back to the hotel a real pleasure. The rooms good size, with very comfortable beds. We had requested a crib for our baby, and it was already in the room when we arrived. We also got door to door help with our luggage, which was very much appreciated with all the baby gear in tow. We did not have the breakfast here, so I cannot vouch for the food, but compared to the rest of the experience, I am sure it is delicious. We were happy to have a room facing a side street, since we have early bedtime with baby, so there were no problems with noise. Be sure to check out the gym, the equipment is very well maintained. We really loved this place and would stay here again anytime!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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PHM_HotelManager, Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
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"Never wake a sleeping baby" is one of our top 5 mottos here. Happy we were able to live up to it and help make your stay as comfortable as possible (not to mention help you sneak in a little workout). Hopefully Sweden to Philly is a trip you'll be making often.

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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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