$228 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 30, 2014 Check-out: Nov 2, 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

      4
      5.01.0
      Gigi112
      Chicago, Illinois
      May 8, 2012

      Cute boutique hotel

      The decor and ambiance was romantic and cute. However, the room was a tad small (we were 2 w/a queen bed).

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      4
      Hotel staff:
      4
      Room comfort:
      4
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      4
      Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

      Chinatown, little Italy and Lombard street are all within the same vicinity.

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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      Peach007
      PA
      Jan 7, 2014

      It's just to my heart's desires

      It's beautiful, comfortable and safety. It's near Chinatown, cable car station, union square.

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

      5
      5.01.0
      FooFighter38
      Denver, CO
      Jul 31, 2011

      Great Hotel in Union Square

      We visited all the major landmarks in San Francisco. Hotel Monaco is a great location in Union Square. Easy to walk to Market street and to where the Cable Car line starts.

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

      Short walk to Market street and to Powell street. Quick access to the Cable Cars, F-line transit, BART, and the other Muni City buses.

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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

      5
      5.01.0
      Barry & Lola
      Business
      Sydney Australia
      Sep 28, 2009

      "Unbeatable location for the price"

      I love Hotel Monaco, have stayed here many times on business and with family. This is the first time I booked with Orbitz which offered the best value, and had the round trip shuttle option on it, which was great. I asked for a late checkout because my flight to Sydney Australia is at 10pm and I was given a 2pm checkout, The rooms are wonderful, the staff is very helpful, the restaurant is one of the best. One of the best hotels to stay in San Francisco.

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

      Business

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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      Business
      Virginia
      Dec 19, 2009

      Great staff great location

      room was small but perfect with canopy bed, great toiletries. Afternoon wine reception featured interesting wines in the living room, with Wii and fireplace. Staff were attentive,not intrusive, and very helpful, will definitely return to this hotel!

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

      Business

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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

      5
      5.01.0
      AggieMom
      Oklahoma, USA
      Jun 15, 2014

      Love this hotel!

      Clean and comfy room. Extremely helpful/knowledgable and gracious staff. In town for one night for college visit with my son. Great location. Easy walk to Powell St. BART making for easy access to/from SFO airport and surrounding area.

      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

      Fino Ristorante & Bar. Great Italian food. 2 blocks away. Call ahead and make a reservation.

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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      wannabeworld traveler
      williamsburg, va
      Jan 28, 2010

      lovely hotel, great city

      we stay at the monaco whenever we can when we're in SF, it's always a pleasure: gracious staff, delightful decor and pleasant bar

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

      Scala's Bistro for the frito misto,the Rotunda for the poke and the view

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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      texasandy
      Houston
      Feb 11, 2014

      Great location and staff

      Brought my girlfreind here to celebrate her birthday for the weekend. Staff was extremely helpful and courteous, concierge made extra effort providing champagne, chocolate and a greeting card on our arrival. Hotel is right in the middle of it all and convenient walking distance to most of downtown. Would definitely reccommend or stay again here.

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

      honey honey up taylor has a great quick breakfast.

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      Reviewer score

      5
      5.01.0
      Susan B-K
      Chicago
      Dec 9, 2009

      Hooked on the Monaco!

      We got off to a great start at the Monaco, arriving after 10pm and starved. The bellhop, [...], pointed us in the direction of his favorite Thai restaurant and boy did that hit the spot! The service never waned after that. While our room was small and was supposedly an upgrade, we loved the location, the staff, and the fun decor of the Monaco. On our last day we enjoyed the afternoon hot chocolate served in the lounge off the lobby. My only complaint was that the room was advertised as including L'Occitane shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. I was really looking forward to that and saw it as as small luxury--one that would make this vacation away from our three kids even more relaxing. So I was a little disappointed to find Aveda products. So much for my DIY French spa. But that was the only issue I had with the hotel. I would stay here again and seek out other Kimpton hotels for future trips.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      3
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      5
      Value:
      5
      Dining tip: In Hotel

      The hotel's restaurant was divine and the type of place that people would seek out even if they're not staying at the hotel. The Grand Cafe is fine dining at its best. You can't beat the decor or the service. We had brunch here on our last day but wish we had passed up the greasy Greek diner on our first morning and had chosen the Grand Cafe instead.

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