$269 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 5, 2014 Check-out: Oct 6, 2014

Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
501 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
61 reviews
Love this hotel!

Clean and comfy room. Extremely helpful/knowledgable and gracious staff. In town for one night for... See full review

  • AggieMom
  • Jun 15, 2014
Great location and staff

Brought my girlfreind here to celebrate her birthday for the weekend. Staff was extremely helpful... See full review

  • texasandy
  • Feb 11, 2014
Award-winning Californian hospitality meets classic French chic

Step into another world upon entering the upmarket elegance of the Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel. This Beaux Arts building was built in 1910 and infused with charm Business and fitness centers keep the hotel thoroughly modern, as do its credentials as a Green/Sustainable Property. This winning combination of style and service has earned the Monaco San Francisco a place on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List of the best places in the world to stay.

3 Reasons To Stay:
  • A short walk to the Theater and Financial districts
  • On the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List of places to stay
  • Business and fitness centers 
Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Exquisite frescoes and a huge fireplace grace the main lobby of the Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel, which greets guests with an imposing painting of the Celestial Lady. Offering some of the finest luxury accommodation in San Francisco, the Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel, has a choice of 201 guest rooms, of which 35 are suites. Beautifully decorated with patterned or striped wallpaper, Chinoiserie furnishings and antique-style armoires, the sense of belonging to another, more elegant era is prevalent throughout the entire hotel. Bedrooms are equipped to an indulgent, comfortable standard, providing king beds, sofas and Jacuzzis, as well as marble bathrooms stocked with Aveda toiletries. Wireless Internet access is available in the rooms (fees apply) but also can be accessed free in the lobby. Eco-friendly products, recycling facilities and energy-efficient light bulbs are a feature of all Kimpton hotels, so expect to find these as standard. Guests attend daily wine receptions that take place in the sophisticated atmosphere of the Living Room, where the hotel hosts daily coffee mornings.

Things To Do:
  • Transamerica Redwood Park (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Financial District (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
Business
  • 24-hour business center
    • Policies and Fees
      The Grande Cafe restaurant will be closed starting 30 July due to renovation that is expected to be included on 31 Oct 2014. During this period, the hotel will offer free continental breakfast (pastries and fruits) to all guests.

      This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

      Hotel Map

      37.7866 -122.4118
      Nearby airports
      San Francisco International Airport, (SFO), 14.00, MI, N; Oakland International Airport, (OAK), 21.00, MI, N; San Jose International Airport, (SJC), 45.70, MI, NW;
      Area description
      City Center

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      Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

      Acc Dbl/Dbl Rm Roll in Shwr
      2 Dbl Bd Accsbl Tub Comm Features Avail
      Junior Suite
      Junior Suite 380 square feet with one king bed sofa bed, iHome
      Double Double Deluxe Room
      Double Double Deluxe Room 250 square feet iHome New Bigelow Luxury Bath amenities
      Deluxe Suite
      380 square feet one king bed and sofa bed.
      Accessible Junior Suite
      380 square feet with one king bed iHome and New Bigelow Luxury bath amenities
      Queen Room
      1 Queen bed, 225 square feet
      King Deluxe Room
      250 square feet with a king bed iHome, New Bigelow Luxury bath amenities.
      Monte Carlo Suite
      525 square feet with one king bed jacuzzi and New Bigelow Luxury bath amenities.
      Mediterranean Spa Suite
      Mediterranean Spa Suite 625 square feet with one king bed sofa bed and jacuzzi
      Queen Deluxe Room
      250 square feet one queen bed iHome New Bigelow Luxury bath amenities.

      Amenities

      • WiFi
      • Airport shuttle
      General
      Air conditioned
      Pet friendly
      Elevators
      24 hour security
      Dining
      Continental breakfast
      Restaurant
      Meal plan - continental
      Services
      24 hour front desk
      Business center
      Maid service
      Concierge desk
      ATM/Cash machine
      Security
      Wake-up service
      In-Room Safe
      Meeting/Banquet facilities
      Porters
      Conference facilities
      Audio visual equipment
      Conference suite
      Internet
      WiFi
      Transportation
      Airport shuttle
      Parking
      Valet parking
      Accessibility
      Handicapped rooms/facilities
      Accessible facilities
      Accessible rooms
      Room
      DVD player
      Television with cable
      Radio
      Cordless phone
      Safe
      Phone with speaker
      Telephone
      AM/FM alarm clock
      Desk with lamp
      Mini bar
      Hairdryer in room
      Turndown service
      In room movies
      Temperature control
      Electronic door locks
      Iron
      Ironing board
      Sprinklers in rooms

      Nearby points of interest

      • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 mi
      • Union Square: 0.3 mi
      • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
      • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
      • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 mi
      • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
      • Nob Hill: 0.5 mi
      • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.5 mi
      • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
      • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
      • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.6 mi
      • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
      • SoMa: 0.6 mi
      • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
      • Kertesz Gallery: 0.2 mi
      • Union Square: 0.3 mi
      • Grace Cathedral: 0.4 mi
      • Toomey Tourell Gallery: 0.4 mi
      • St Patrick's Church: 0.5 mi
      • Civic Centre: 0.5 mi
      • Nob Hill: 0.5 mi
      • Old St Mary's Cathedral: 0.5 mi
      • Cable Car Museum: 0.6 mi
      • Don Soker Gallery: 0.6 mi
      • Cartoon Art Museum: 0.6 mi
      • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 0.6 mi
      • Moscone Center: 0.6 mi
      • SoMa: 0.6 mi
      • San Francisco City Hall: 0.7 mi
      • 871 Fine Arts: 0.7 mi
      • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption: 0.7 mi
      • Chinatown: 0.8 mi
      • Transamerica Pyramid: 0.8 mi
      • San Francisco Symphony: 0.8 mi
      • Octagon House: 0.8 mi
      • Haas Lilienthal House: 0.9 mi
      • Pioneer's Monument: 0.9 mi
      • Lafayette Park: 0.9 mi
      • Konko Church of San Francisco: 0.9 mi
      • Japantown: 1 mi
      • Japan Center: 1 mi
      • Coit Tower: 1.1 mi
      • Ferry Building: 1.2 mi
      • ATT Park: 1.2 mi
      • Lombard Street: 1.3 mi
      • Ghirardelli Square: 1.4 mi
      • Port of San Francisco: 1.4 mi
      • Wax Museum Entertainment Complex: 1.5 mi
      • Aquarium of the Bay: 1.5 mi
      • Underwater World: 1.5 mi
      • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum: 1.5 mi
      • San Francisco Experience: 1.5 mi
      • Pier 39: 1.5 mi
      • Hyde Street Pier: 1.5 mi
      • Wyland Gallery: 1.6 mi
      • Musee Mecanique: 1.6 mi
      • Mission Dolores: 1.7 mi
      • Mission Delores: 1.8 mi
      • Mission Cliffs Rock Climbing Center: 1.8 mi

      Hotel Policies

      Check-in:
      03:00 PM
      Check-out:
      12:00 PM

      Terms and conditions

      Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

      The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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      Guest Reviews (61)

      Ratings and reviews for Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel

      Overall score

      4.2 / 5
      5.01.0
      61 out of 61
      Amenities:
      4.2
      Room cleanliness:
      4.7
      Hotel staff:
      4.6
      Room comfort:
      4.4
      Location:
      4.5
      Value:
      4.1

      98% would recommend to a friend.

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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      Brooklyn, NY
      Jun 8, 2009

      Lovely hotel!

      Beautiful hotel. Very creative decorating in common spaces. Small but very functional, clean, well decorated room. Will definitely stay here next time I travel to San Francisco. Wish the stay was longer.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      5
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      5
      Value:
      5
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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      cincinnati
      Jun 1, 2009

      great sf treat

      great staff

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      5
      Value:
      4
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      Reviewer score

      3
      5.01.0
      cfit54
      Tinley Park, Il
      May 12, 2009

      Not anything outstanding

      The best feature was the friendly staff which was always ready to help you. For the area the hotel was just average. The parking fee was outrageous, but then all the hotels in the area are running up to $50.00 a day if you want to valet. There are several over nite parking garages at a lower price. I would never recommend renting a car, no parking anywhere you want to go and meters are good for an hour or two.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      4
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      3
      Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

      Look around for over nite parking garages. They are much more reasonable. I would suggest just using public transportation, or walking.

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      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      Columbia, MO
      May 8, 2009

      Very nice stay

      We had a very enjoyable stay. All of the staff were very helpful and friendly. The service was more personal than in many larger hotels where I have stayed. When we checked in, the lady at the front desk asked what brought us to San Francisco. We are a gay couple, and told her that we were celebrating our anniversary. She congratulated us, and made us feel completely welcome. We really appreciated that. The room was a little smaller than I expected, but nicely decorated, very clean, and comfortable. We had an interior room, with the window facing an air shaft. No view, but there was no street noise, so it was quiet, which is important to us. The location just two blocks from Union Square is very convenient if you want to stay in the shopping, theater, and convention districts.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      4
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      4
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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      Atlanta, GA
      May 2, 2009

      Reminds me of Paris.

      The hotel's decor immediately transported me to a period in Europe/Paris with perfect precision. I rarely sleep well in hotels, but the Monaco had me waking to an alarm clock - amazingly restful bed and great showers.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      5
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      4
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      5
      Value:
      5
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      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      CA
      Apr 22, 2009

      Cool

      Most helpful staff

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      4
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      4
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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      USA
      Jul 10, 2008

      Great location, best kept secret!

      Overall, I'd gladly stay at this hotel again. Right from the start, the door attendants and check in staff were polite, professional and efficient. The room was somewhat small but provided all the amenities: very comfortable bed, adequate dresser (lots of room for hanging clothes)working desk with computer access and I-Pod hook up (also an I-Pod accessible clock radio), good size TV, stocked refridgerator, and even a mini stereo (with CD player). Bathroom was reasonably sized and provided all amenities. Forgotten items (i.e. mouthwash,deodorant, etc..) were readily available and delivered promptly. Room was quiet, peaceful (recommend getting a corner room)and clean, clean, clean. Location was ideal for walking (approx. 1.5 blocks) to Union Square (shopping), boarding the trolley (approx. 3 blocks) for Fisherman's wharf, or catching the subway or bus. Also, hotel is just around the corner from one of the best (expect a wait), small breakfast restaurants, Dottie's. Hotel also is linked to a private car rental agency, which offered better rates than the Big name car rental companies, plus you could pick up and return the car at the main entrance of the hotel! Parking is too expensive, recommend this option if travel is required or just walk. Hotel offered a wine (pop for kids), cheese, and crackers social daily around 5pm which was terrific for socializing. Exercise room was clean and complete, hot tub room appeared to look like a living room (nicely decorated and very peaceful),with available towels.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      5
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      5
      Value:
      5
      Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

      Lots of restaurants within walking distance (1-3 blocks) for all types of food. Dinner, I'd recommend Scoma's by the Wharf, somewhat pricey, but excellent seafood (caught daily)!

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      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      New Haven, CT
      May 7, 2008

      Somewhat eclectic with personality

      This hotel would be well located and that the rooms would be small. This proved to be true - but the hotel is well placed - staff are very helpful and this was a welcome change to the impersonal chains. Monarch Maverick Director of Pet Relations is a lovely chocolate lab who wears a brown robe and greets pets (and other guests) in the lobby with a worldly yawn - since the theme of the hotel is to be international and cosmopolitan. The Grand Cafe is a wonderful restaurant which we enjoyed so much that we ate three meals there during a 2 day stay.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      4
      Location:
      5
      Value:
      4
      Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

      Very well located for shopping and theater

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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      Business
      Atlanta, GA
      Sep 22, 2007

      Old time charm Perfect location

      The Monaco prides itself on customer service and it shows. The entire staff was very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. From finding phone numbers to booking tours and arranging transfers, just ask and it will happen. The room was uniqely decorated; plush and comfortable. The poster bed was dressed up like a tent in royal colors and was very inviting. We enjoyed returning to the room in the evening. The hotel is located just two blocks from the trolley and was right in the middle of everything. The spa in the basement is also a very pleasant surprise. Be sure to get a massage while you are there.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      5
      Value:
      4
      Trip purpose:

      Business

      Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

      Walk two blocks downhill to Powell St and catch the Hyde Park trolley down to Fisherman's Warf. Very touristy but definitely fun and worth the trip. Go to the end of Pier 39 and have a great seafood lunh while watching the sea lions or looking out over the bay and Alcatraz. Pick up some souvenirs on the way back. Don't forget your camera.

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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      Business
      Washington, DC
      Jul 13, 2007

      Charming Hotel

      This hotel was very charming with excellent service. They have a happy hour every day at 5:00 with wine and cheese, neck massage and tarot card reading - great fun! I do recommend avoiding the canopy bed size room - it's too small but otherwise, it was a great hotel.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      5
      Trip purpose:

      Business

      Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

      lovely place for lunch - italian cafe on Maiden Lane - outdoor dining with music - really good food.

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