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“Fantastic service and hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101   |  
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Portland, Oregon
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“Fantastic service and hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Came to Seattle for Valentines Day. Location of hotel is great in downtown, close to attractions and valet is convenient. Front desk agent was very efficient and friendly, and since we came for Valentines Day, gave us a complimentary upgrade to an amazing suite. Traveled with our puppy and everyone was very friendly to him as well. After we checked in, a guest services agent arrived with complimentary amenities for us in honor of Valentines Day. Went to Sazerac for dinner, and were able to be seated without a reservation in the bar ASAP. Food was delicious, and the waitress was amazing. She was working hard through the busy evening and still gave great service and was very friendly. Overall, an excellent experience. Second stay at this property, and will definitely come back.

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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Great that you didnt leave your puppy home on Valentines day, they need love too. Hey thanks for the great shout out about Sazerac, it really is one of those great success stories. the menu is full of small plates for a snack or the full meal deal, try the catfish, it will change your views on Southern cuisine and leave you wondering what all the fuss is about salmon!
Tom.
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We loved the renovated Hotel Monaco. The designers who decorate these hotels have incredible style but the staff and the hotels themselves are also really special. We spent 2 nights here and loved every minute from our welcome from Claire at the reception to the gorgeous king premier room, great wine hours and fabulous food at the bar at Sazerac Happy Hour. Kimpton hotels are amazingl. We have never been disappointed and this time was no exception. Bravo to your staff and your style. See you again soon

Room Tip: We were on the tenth floor in a corner room and it was very quiet. although not large, the style ma...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thanks so much for the great shout out to Claire who really is one in a million, actually we have a million of them here, all very focused on customer care and making a Kimpton stay special. Our recent renovation just made a great hotel even better. Come back soon.
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is the second time I have stayed at Hotel Monaco and each experience has been wonderful! I love the room decor and the beds are so very comfortable.

We enjoyed the wine reception in the lobby and from there we just walked right next door to Sazerac. You got to love a happy hour that goes until 8pm and has a great selection of food and drinks.

This hotel is my first pick for staying in the downtown area. The staff, the location and the rooms just can't be beat.

Room Tip: Make sure and become a Kimpton rewards member. You get complimentary wifi and a free item from the...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
You are taking away all my talking points, but what the heck better you the guest than me! The key mention here is Sazerac. We are a hotel and restuarant company and pretty much know what we are doing! The combo of Northwest and Southern cuisine makes just the best off beat experience and no one leaves un happy. Another great Kimpton a block away - the Vintage Park, and Tulio will make even the worst business trip a positive experience. Thanks for the great note, come back soon!
Tom .
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Monaco in February, 2013 with our Yorkie. The hotel was very nice, we stayed in one of the Mediterranean rooms with the deep tub. The room was large and very comfortable. This hotel was amazing for staying with a dog. They don't charge a fee, the staff is nice to the pets, etc. They have a wine tasting in the lobby from 5-6 every night which is nice. The hotel restaurant is great.
My wife and I had a nice three day weekend getaway, and will probably stay here on our next Seattle visit.

Room Tip: We stayed in 901, which is a Mediterranean room I think. Very little noise. Bathtub was awesome...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
The hotel has about 17 different room types and some have the deep soaker tubs. O1 rooms dont have much of a view but are huge, very quiet and then there is that tub thing. Yorkie or Pony we love them all and nope, there isnt a charge, just a couple of rules. So glad you shared your great experience with us, come back soon.,
Tom.
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

This hotel is not only beautiful, but it is close to everything, and reasonably priced. There is a wine hour nightly and Starbucks coffee served in the lobby in the morning.
The rooms are wonderfully decorated, and the bathrooms spacious.
The staff was great, and if you forget something (toothbrush, shaving cream, etc. they are quick to deliver it to you free of charge.
Kimpton Hotels are my favourite!

Room Tip: choose a suite if you can
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Kimpton hotels are my favorite too! we now have 60 hotels across the country and opening several more this year. You can always find the latest and greatest hotels opening by going to our website kimptonhotels.com and checking out the great deals, information and what is happening at the restaurant each month. This hotel was recently renovated and really is beautiful! Thanks for staying with us, we appreciate our neighbors to the North putting up with the border to come down and visit us anytime!
Tom.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Just back from enjoying BC’s first family day long weekend at the Monaco. Another great visit. Renovations are amazing, the new common area looks great and the rooms are fabulous. Bed and linens comfortable and clean. Traveled with our wiener dog who LOVES this hotel, and getting to attend the wine social with us. Staff were friendly and accommodating as usual. After I was at the gym the first morning, I asked the front desk to have the exercise balls filled up with air as they were flat, and was happy to see that was taken care of by the next morning when I returned to the guy. Valets were very accommodating as I had to ask them twice (whoops) to go to our car to retrieve something I had forgotten. Always enjoy Sezerac and they have happy hour until 8pm. I am not sure if it is new program, but our friends had a card they could put on their door, which if they didn’t need housekeeping to come in, the hotel gave a 5 dollar coupon to use for in room dining or in Sezerac. We didn’t have one to put on our door but they had an extra. Works awesome for us as with the dog often kenneled in the room in the morning when the housekeeping would come, we normally ask them to not come in anyways. So we had an extra $10 credit for breakfast in bed, on top of the fabulous room rate we got and the $10 raid the mini bar for being an in touch member. You just can’t beat it! Will be back as soon as we can manage!

Room Tip: We were in room 207 and it was great. Our friends were in 217 and it was an disabled access room, wh...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Wow, you hit on all the right notes for the hotel! I was speaking to some staff about the new holiday in British Columbia and we were all jealous! glad you could spend time with your weiner dog in the hotel, we love weiner dogs or teacup poodles, everyone is welcome. The card you mentioned should have been in your guest room, however glad you could take advantage of a breakfast in bed with the discount. The excercise room is the last update to our renovation and well will have all new shiny equipment soon.
Come back and see!
Tom.
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Boulder, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Stayed at Hotel Monaco for 3 nights recently on a combined biz/fun weekend. It's a really great hotel. Our room was on the tenth floor and I don't think we heard a single sound from the hall or other rooms the whole time we were there, although there were others staying on our floor. The room was comfortable and very, very clean, exceptionally so, and it smelled like... nothing... just super clean! Loved that! The bed was extremely comfortable. We travel frequently and it was just about the best bed we've stayed in. Everyone we dealt with on the staff was polite, warm and helpful. They genuinely seemed glad to be doing their jobs. We did happy hour in the restaurant downstairs and the foods/drinks/service were competent. Location feels safe at night and is an easy walk to Pike's Market, Belltown & Capitol Hill. We even walked to the hotel, shlepping our baggage, from Union Station... if you're not in good shape, though, take a cab: steep hill! If you're a coffee addict as we are, the neighborhood has many coffee shops within easy reach. Only negative is that the decor is a bit over-the-top: 19th century circus wagon meets Italian designer on LSD meets mid-century retro, but the service, comfort and cleanliness totally outweigh the visual cacophony. Overall, this place gets high marks and we plan to stay there again.

Room Tip: Tenth floor was very quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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GMatthehotel, General Manager at Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
LOL! I cant wait to share your thoughts on the design with the designer! The Design of all Monaco hotels tends to be a little on the creative side, the concept here is of a world traveler who has picked up items from their travels and decorated a home. It is fun and whimsical and always wants to generate a reaction. I cant believe you walked from Union Station! you could have stayed on the train and stopped at University Street and then it is only a 1 block walk. We really do care about the guests and it shows, in the hotel and in our amazing Sazerac restuarant. Come back soon.
Tom.
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Property: Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel
Address: 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
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Location: United States > Washington > Seattle
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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Seattle
#4 Green Hotel in Seattle
#6 Business Hotel in Seattle
#7 Romantic Hotel in Seattle
#7 Luxury Hotel in Seattle
#17 Family Hotel in Seattle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Monaco Seattle - a Kimpton Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be among the first to experience the fully renovated Hotel Monaco Seattle. A 4-diamond luxury property, Hotel Monaco embraces the spirit of international travel in sophisticated style. Walk through the doors and escape into a world of sensory indulgence. The Hotel Monaco, with its warm welcome and exceptional service, is within walking distance of Westlake Center, Pacific Place, Pike Place Market, Benaroya Hall and many other iconic attractions. The wildly popular Sazerac restaurant is also conveniently adjacent to the hotel. ... more   less 
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