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“It all there.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor
Ranked #11 of 66 Hotels in Baltimore
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Woodbridge
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60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“It all there.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

First time at a Kimpton and it won't be my last. This property is centrally located in Downtown Baltimore and close to many of the prime sites and on the free bus line through the hart of Baltimore. Leave your car and take the bus to explore the city as parking is difficult and expensive downtown. The turn of the century style is very grand. The lobby is one floor up with no signs to steer you upstairs, but you'll figure it out. The elevators require your room key to get to your floor, a nice security feature that they should mention when you check in - but you'll figure it out. Surprisingly the Hotel does not have a pool but does offer a small workout facility. Would definately go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Joe P, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Thomas J:

Thank you for your review and for staying with us.
Great to hear you enjoyed the hotel and our great city.
Don't be a stranger.

All the best,
Joe Pagone
General Manager
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Forked River, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed one night at the Hotel Monaco and were very satisfied. The hotel is in a beautiful historic building. We were visiting both the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards, and the hotel is just a short walk to both. Nice area, and we had no concerns about safety walking in the area of the hotel even at night. We travelled with our teenage daughter and her friend, and stayed in one of the rooms with the 2 double beds and 2 bunk beds. This was perfect, as the girls liked having their own space with a TV and xbox. This hotel is the cleanest that I have ever experienced. There is free wifi if you sign up for the kimpton rewards type program ( it's free to join). The free wine hour in the evening is nice.
There were a few things that could be improved- an inroom coffee maker is not provided unless you ask for it- I think this should be a standard amenity. Also, there is an in room fridge, with mini bar, but the items are ridiculously expensive. 6 dollars for a bottle of water, 5 dollars for a very small bag of chips, 40 dollars for facial cream, etc. Excessive pricing even compared to the usual high prices of these items in other hotels.No soda or snack machines are available in the hotel. I found it somewhat annoying that upon entering the hotel lobby, there is no sign or anything directing customers to go up to the next floor to check in. There is a reception desk in the entrance area that was not staffed, and although hotel employees were standing around chatting with each other, no one could be bothered to direct us to check in one floor up until we interrupted their social hour to ask.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Donna B
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Joe P, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear Donna B:

Thank you for your staying with us.
Great to hear that the room was spotless and you enjoyed our location.
Our location is really great for touring Baltimore is just a couple blocks from the harbor not to mention Federal Hill and Mt. Vernon. I will be sure to share all of your feedback with our team.

All the best,
Joe Pagone
General Manager
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Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Super friendly staff, wonderfully decorated and efficiently stocked rooms. In close proximity to the 1st Mariner Arena and semi close proximity to other major venues. The building itself is old and beautiful with modern, updated amenities and fixtures. There is no signage, but when you come in off the street, check-in is on another floor. Go to the elevator and go to "L."

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Erica G
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Joe P, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Erica G:

We really work hard to ensure our hotel is stunning, glad you noticed.
I will be sure to share your feedback with our team as they love hearing from our guests.
Come see us again soon!

All the best,
Joe Pagone
General Manager
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Ewing, New Jersey
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53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Stayed at Hotel Monaco while my husband and I were in town to see Chris Tomlin at the arena one block from the hotel... Well worth it! walking distance to the water and all attractions! Will absolutely go back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 DotD
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Joe P, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear DotD:

Thank you for your five star review.
Great to hear you had a lovely stay and made it over to first mariner.
The hotel is situated perfectly to enjoy all the Baltimore has to offer.
Keep an eye on the first mariner calendar and stay with us on your next visit.

All the best,
Joe Pagone
General Manager
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St. Helena, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I am a big fan of Kimpton properties, particularly because I can bring my Boxer Lily and everyone gives her love :) I've stayed at two Kimpton properties with her and one without and loved them all. I got a Travelzoo deal for Hotel Monaco and decided to use it for a one night getaway for my 31st birthday. The Hotel Monaco is unique in that it's in a historic building - the entry level is quite grandiose with an amazing chandelier, stained glass and marble stairways. You have to go up one floor for check-in and when we got up there it was just in time for wine hour - the hostess brought us two glasses of Prosecco to the check-in desk. Everyone - guests included - were enamored with Lily and we got treats for her and a welcome note from the "petcierge." The room was well-appointed, the valet staff were efficient, beds were comfortable - what more could you need? The only tiny glitch was the maid seemed to have taken the trash can from the bathroom and forgot to put it back. Other than that, perfect stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anna B
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Joe P, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Anna B:

Happy Birthday!
Thanks for celebrating with us and for bringing along Lily.
Glad to hear you had a great stay and had the chance to enjoy our wine reception.
The reception is really a great time to mix and mingle with other guests and enjoy some great wine.
Don't wait till next year to come back and see us.

All the best,
Joe Pagone
General Manager
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DMV
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I booked because it allows pets. The hotel is very clean, you would never know there were pets there. The restaurant is delicious and atmospheric, and the free wine happy hour is a bonus. Rooms are very spacious as well. The only negatives I can think of is: 1. The business center is very expensive; 2. There doggy area is not as close to the hotel as one thinks (would be nice if they created a tiny area with turf for the dogs to go).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AyoDmv
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Joe P, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear AyoDmv:

Thanks for staying with us.
Great to hear you and your pet enjoyed your stay and that you had a chance to enjoy B&O American Brasserie.

We hope you check us out again very soon!

All the best,
Joe Pagone
General Manager
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Detroit, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

We found ourselves returning to Baltimore for another business trip, so of course wanted to stay at the Monaco again-so many reasons: location, but most importantly, a Kimpton!
This hotel truly represents the best of the Kimpton brand: beautiful surroundings and excellent service. We arrived early to beat the second N'oreaster in a week and they provided a smooth early check-in (our last visit they accomodated our late check-out, as well). There was a slight glitch when we discovered our room didn't have a tub, but with a brief phone call Laurelle changed our room (upgrading us to a room with a jacuzzi!) sending the keys up with the bellman to move us, along with a most gracious handwritten note apologizing, as well as including continental breakfast vouchers for morning! Kimptom service is supreme and I could go on, but hubby done with work now (my bath was glorious;-) and we are heading down to the complimentary wine hour by the beautiful fireplace---what a great way to wait out the weather!

  • 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 dtanoury
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Joe P, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear dtanoury:

Sorry about the weather but glad to see you know how to make the best of it!
I will be sure to share your great feedack with our team especially Laurelle. All of Kimpton hotels pride themselves in that personal touch and care (not to mention the wine hour). Thanks again for staying and we hope to see you soon.

All the best,
Joe Pagone
General Manager
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Property: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor
Address: 2 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
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Location: United States > Maryland > Baltimore > Downtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Baltimore
#4 Spa Hotel in Baltimore
#5 Romantic Hotel in Baltimore
#5 Luxury Hotel in Baltimore
#8 Business Hotel in Baltimore
#15 Family Hotel in Baltimore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor 4*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In one of our nation's most distinctive cities, you'll find one of its most remarkable hotels. Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor, uniquely reflects the spirit of this vibrant, historical city. Situated in the landmark Baltimore & Ohio Railroad headquarters, built in 1906, our downtown Baltimore hotel provides an experience like no other. From our elegant three-story lobby, with its original marble floor and Tiffany stained-glass windows to each of our 202 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor surrounds you with spacious, timeless style. ... more   less 
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