4.7 out of 5

"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 ful ... " More

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Chicago awaits you at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago. Within steps you'll find Chicago Theatre and Millennium Park within a 10-minute stroll. Highlights at this boutique hotel include a restaurant and in-room LCD TVs.

All 191 rooms feature iPod docks, WiFi, and cable TV. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Frette Italian sheets and down comforters invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like bathrobes and designer toiletries. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and in-room massages are also available.

A day of pampering can include facials and mani/pedis. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Conference space, a meeting room, and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Plus you'll find a fitness center, a free manager's reception, and WiFi in public areas. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4.5-star The Loop hotel include Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre and Wrigley Building.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

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

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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5 out of 5

Coolest modern hotel i've ever stayed in.

Pros: Close restaurants
I've stayed in hotels all around the country and this is by far the coolest! The rooms had modern window/couch seats with an awesome view of the river, staff super helpful and friendly (letting my girlfriends and I know of a delicious late night food to go/restaurant/bar directly across the street in addition to the 24hr rm service available). Phenomenal stay! Can't wait to celebrate and stay again!

Posted by , from St Louis, MO on Apr 10, 2013

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5 out of 5

Unique, cozy, friendly

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
As In touch member I enjoyed the paper in the am, a goldfish in my room, a yoga mat and mini-bar credit

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013

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5 out of 5

A great place to stay!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, extremely helpful staff
We would absolutely stay at the Hotel Monaco on future visits. The staff was helpful and the concierge did a great job of recommending restaurants. We especially enjoyed the wine hour before dinner each evening. The hotel was very quiet, which was impressive, given that was located at a busy intersection. The location was very convenient and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming.

Posted by , from Maryland, USA on Jul 5, 2012

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About the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Location 225 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60601

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities will be closed from 04 December 2017 to 31 March 2018 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue
  • One of the dining venues

Property Features

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago offers its guests a fitness center and complimentary bicycles. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. The luxury Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago also features multilingual staff, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a fee, parking is available. This 4.5-star Chicago hotel is smoke free.

  • 191 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • Built in 1912
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • 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)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare Intl.) (29.8 km / 18.5 mi)
  • Train station: Chicago Western Avenue Station (5.8 km / 3.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Randolph-Wabash 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 wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include safes and coffee/tea makers. 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
  • 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 on select days.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Hotel Monaco's 24-hour exercise room has free weights, two treadmills, a stationary bike, and an elliptical machine. Guests also receive discount access to a health club four blocks away. The hotel's “Om Away from Home” program includes the in-room Yoga Channel and a variety of yoga accessories for complimentary guestroom use. Lake Michigan is four blocks away, with a 20-mile lakefront path for walking, running, biking, or skating. Bicycles and in-line skates are available for rental on site and at several beachfront locations. One mile away, Oak Street Beach is popular for sunbathing and swimming during summer months, when lifeguards are on duty. Five miles from the hotel, the Sydney R. Marovitz golf course offers a challenging and scenic nine-hole course along Lake Michigan. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; 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 need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • 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 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 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 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 14.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.99 per stay (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 58 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 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.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • 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.