$143 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 7, 2015 Check-out: Jan 9, 2015

Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
501 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
64 reviews
Fun, Unique Hotel in Great Location

The room was so fun and uniquely decorated - also very comfortable. We also loved the complimentary... See full review

  • Jess13
  • Nov 19, 2014
Good stuff

Great Staff! The hotel was clean and nice, The location was great but the staff was best of all. See full review

  • Traceh
  • Nov 10, 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.

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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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • Walter Adams Gallery: 1.9 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 (64)

      Ratings and reviews for Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel

      Overall score

      4.4 / 5
      5.01.0
      7 out of 64
      Amenities:
      4.1
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      4.7
      Room comfort:
      4.9
      Location:
      4.6
      Value:
      4.3

      100% would recommend to a friend.

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      Review of Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel

      Reviewer score

      3
      5.01.0
      Anonymous
      Business
      Portland OR
      Oct 5, 2010

      I love the Monaco but...

      I love the Monaco, I really do. It's small and quiet and comfortable. As a Kimpton InTouch member I get little perks, which are great. My only complaint this stay was that after getting in after a late flight I ordered a turkey burger and a tomato salad. When the food arrived the server had forgotten ketchup. No big deal, he ran down and got some. When I finally sat down to eat the bun was stale and there was no dressing on the salad, just dry lettuce that I ended up eating with ketchup, yikes. Just the burger, dry lettuce and some tomatoes cost me over $50. Pretty sad. I'll come back but no room service for me.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      4
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      5
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      3
      Trip purpose:

      Business

      Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

      Go get your own food.

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      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      travellller
      Business
      San Francisco, California
      Jun 6, 2012

      Good Hotel to spend nights in

      In general the hotel is clean, well-maintained, pleasantly decorated. I found rooms to be a bit too small. Overall I would recommend this place to fellow travelers.

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

      Business

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      Reviewer score

      4
      5.01.0
      Working windsurfer
      Business
      San Francisco
      Dec 15, 2010

      morning coffee by the fireplace

      The hotel was traditional and charming - right downtown near lots of small shops and, my favorite, a neighborhood diner. The New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Wall Street Journal were on the table by the complimentary morning coffee in a very comfortable lounge -- very pleasant start to the morning. I took a cup of fresh coffee down the street to the classic breakfast diner (cash only with a friendly waitress) for a great start to a hard-working day.

      Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
      Amenities:
      3
      Room cleanliness:
      5
      Hotel staff:
      4
      Room comfort:
      5
      Location:
      4
      Value:
      3
      Trip purpose:

      Business

      Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

      very charming local diner right down the street

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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
      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
      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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      Review of Monaco San Francisco, a Kimpton Hotel

      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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