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4.7 out of 5

"Family vacation was a delight. In the heart of Chicago right across the street from Chicago River Walk and so many exciting places to dine! " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 05 Aug 2018

Hotel Description

4.5-star luxury hotel near Chicago Riverwalk

Central Chicago getaway

At this The Loop hotel, you'll be well placed to visit Chicago Theatre and Chicago Riverwalk, both steps away. Wrigley Building and Chicago Cultural Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the express check-in, laundry service, and valet parking. A coffee shop, a lobby fireplace, and WiFi in public areas are also on offer.

IPod docks, WiFi

Boasting comforts like Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, the 191 guestrooms also offer iPod docks and LCD TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, WiFi, and wired Internet.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$120 per night

Room, 2 Queen Beds, River View (Roll-In Shower)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago ratings based on 44 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Everyone (9)
5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel and Fantastic view of river walk!

Family vacation was a delight. In the heart of Chicago right across the street from Chicago River Walk and so many exciting places to dine!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 9, 2018 by Erica

Thank you so much for the great review! We're so happy that the location worked out well for your family vacation, and we LOVE the photo you captured!

4 out of 5

location convenient Michigan Ave, Millennium Park

Pros: well located for what I need /want to do when in Chicago for meetings that are in offices right around the corner
Cons: adequate but could upgrade room desk electric outlets for charging
Convenient to where I need to be for business with the signature Kimpton "yoga mat in the closet, adequate work out area, 5-6pm glass of wine, and morning coffee/tea included." Proximity to good business lunch meeting options. Good value

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 17, 2018 by Erica

Thanks for the helpful review. We appreciate your feedback on the need for more outlets and will definitely look into some options for that in the future!

4 out of 5

Water leaking from shower

We were put in a handicap room- no need for that. The shower was a walking in but water would flood the floor resulting in a huge mess. Had to use our towels to sop up the water to prevent from falling in the “pond”. Rude bartender one evening, but everyone else was very friendly and helpful.

Posted by , from Chicago on Dec 11, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 3, 2018 by Erica

Hi Judt - Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We apologize that you had issues with the shower in your guestroom & a bartender. We are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay though!

5 out of 5

What a great experience!

It was my first trip ever to Chicago and this was such a nice hotel, and very friendly staff. Very conveniently placed too. Room even came stocked full with goodies. Even though we brought our own. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

Posted by , from K on Jul 24, 2017

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Sep 11, 2017 by Erica

Thanks for the great review & photo Amanda! We're so happy you enjoyed your stay!

4 out of 5

Our new place to stay in Chicago!

Had a wonderful time on our trip to Chicago. First time staying at Kipton Hotel Monaco. Will definitely be our new go to for future Chicago trips. Great customer service from the second we got there until our departure. And the room was breathtaking. Every square inch was absolutely Gorgeous!! Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Posted by , from St. Paul, MN on Aug 4, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great boutique hotel very conveniently located

Pros: It is located south of the river.
Location: It is very convenient to the theater district, State Street shopping, Millenium Park, and the Art Institute.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Monoco Chicago.

Posted by , from Chicago suburb on Jan 22, 2016

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5 out of 5

I would stay here again.

Location: We biked the lake front, took an architecture cruise, went to dinner and saw the bean.
The room was luxurious with high ceilings. The room was clean, the bed was very comfortable and street noise was not an issue at all. The staff were friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. Only thing that happened was an elevator was out of service at the end of our stay which did not cause too much disruption to our stay.

Posted by , from Local on Aug 3, 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Very comfortable, convenient location.
Cons: Did not like the $56 per day parking charge, seemed excessive.
Location: beach, cruises, restaurants, site seeing, all near by
Location of hotel was convenient/walking distance of what we wanted to see and do. Room was very nice, comfortable, clean.

Posted by , from Maryland on Jul 19, 2015

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5 out of 5

One of the best hotels we have ever visited!

Clean rooms, great staff, super comfy beds, spacious rooms, great location

Posted by on May 13, 2015

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2 out of 5

Average hotel

I am usually pleasantly surprised with our hotels. Unfortunately, my family was disappointed with Monaco Chicago. Room wasn't completely clean when we checked in; beds/pillows were uncomfortable; the few towels that were provided were threadbare; the bath was in need of a renovation - the handle was broken and the fixtures were old and cheap; the stock of refreshments(hot water for tea, ice water) offered in the lobby was never maintained; they advertised cocktail hour with wines from around the world, but they offered Sutter Home wine. One of these issues would have been tolerable, but not all together. The staff wasn't really interested in satisfying its customers. We wish we had listened to friends who advised staying at the Fairmont, rather than reading Trip Advisor reviews. 

Posted by , from Columbia, SC on Oct 4, 2013

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About the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Location 225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601

Property Features

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago offers its guests a fitness center and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered daily. Public spaces have WiFi and wired Internet for a fee. The luxury Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago also features multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a fireplace in the lobby. Parking is available for a fee. This 4.5-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 191 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • 4100 sq ft of conference space
  • Built in 1912
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired Internet access - surcharge

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (29.8 km / 18.5 mi)
  • Train station: Millennium Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: State Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago offers 191 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and down comforters. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Chicago hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and coffee/tea makers. Microwaves, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Microwave available
  • Coffee maker
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Fisk & Co. - This bistro specializes in Belgian cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Group bookings of 10 or more rooms cannot be accommodated via this website.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Pets allowed (no fees)

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: USD 12.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 58 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.