$119 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 27, 2014 Check-out: Nov 28, 2014

Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
225 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
118 reviews
One night stay

We checked in to this hotel after sailing across Lake Michigan. We were upgraded from a king bed... See full review

  • Emily85
  • Aug 5, 2014
Very convenient and pleasant

Very nice staff, location couldn't be better. Room a little small but charming and good value. See full review

  • Judyline
  • Jun 16, 2014
Sleep with the goldfishes at Chicago hotel with comfort food restaurant

Overlook the river from many of the inspired rooms at the Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel. Layers of colorful eye candy in retro-modern style and funky patterns fill this hotel with an urban kick and attentive service. Just steps from luxurious shopping of Michigan Avenue, catch the scent of American regional dishes wafting from on-site South Water Kitchen. Pour a cup of coffee or tea each morning before walking to top Chicago sites. Meet fellow guests over a bold red or crisp white at the evening wine hour at the Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel.

Highlights
  • On-site dining
  • Complementary morning coffee in the lobby, plus an evening hosted wine reception
  • Up-to-date 24/7 fitness center and in-room spa treatments
  • Pet-friendly rooms or request an in-room goldfish
  • Free shoeshine and morning newspaper
Rooms

Slightly exotic yet sophisticated, the 191 spacious rooms and suites at the Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel add unexpected touches to appeal to guests' creative sides. All rooms feel upgraded with animal-print bathrobes, plush window seats, Frette linens, Aveda bath amenities, flat-screen TVs, gourmet stocked honor bars and a 24-hour room service menu. Some boast river views to boot. Those traveling with pets find food and water bowls plus an in-room dog bed at the Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel. Pet-less guests request a staff-attended-to goldfish for extra in-room company. High-speed wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel (fees apply).

Features

For downtown convenience, use the valet parking with in-and-out privileges (fees apply) at the Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel. Business folks appreciate a complimentary shoeshine and daily newspaper upon request, while fitness nuts hit the fitness center or jog along the nearby Chicago Riverwalk. Pick up a pass to LA Fitness club one block away to work with personal trainers or take a swim (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Midway International Airport (12.9 mi/20.7 km)
  • O'Hare International Airport (18.3 mi/29.5 km)
  • Several subway stations (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
Attractions
  • Millennium Park (0.5 mi/0.7 km)
  • Magnificent Mile (0.5 mi/0.7 km)
  • Art Institute of Chicago (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Willis Tower (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Navy Pier (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Field Museum of Natural History (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo (2.5 mi/4 km)
  • McCormick Place (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
Business
  • High-speed wireless Internet access (fees apply)
  • 24-hour business center with Mac and PC computers and printer
  • Flexible meeting rooms accommodate up to 300 people

Hotel Map

41.8865 -87.6258
Nearby airports
Chicago Midway Airport, (MDW), 12.00, MI, NE; O Hare International Airport, (ORD), 17.00, MI, SE;
Area description
City Center

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Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe Room 1K newly renovated 332 sqft bathrobes C.O. Bigelow Bath amenities
Tranquility Suite
Tranquility Ste 1K massage roller sound maching 2P whirlpool spa tub 578 sqft
Accessible King Deluxe Room
Accessible King Deluxe Room 1K newly renovated 332 sqft
Queen Queen Room
Queen Queen Rm 2Q newly renovated 332 sqft bathrobes and C.O. Bigelow Bath
River View King Deluxe Room
River View King Deluxe Rm 1K Newly renovated view of Chicago River
River View Queen Queen Room
River view QN QN rm 2Q newly renovated window seats with Chicago river view
ACCBLE River View 2 QN Roll-in S
Accessible river view QN QN rm 2Q with roll in shower newly renovated
Mediterranean Spa Suite
Mediterranean Spa Suite new renovated living rm pull out sofa 2P whirlpool spa tub
Accessible Mediterranean Spa Sui
Accessible Mediterranean Spa Suite living rm pull out sofa 2P spa tub with grab bars
River View Mediterranean Spa Sui
River View Medi Spa 1K window seat with view Chicago River 2P whirlpool newly renovated

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Non Smoking
General
Air conditioned
Non Smoking
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Childcare 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
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
In room movies
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • Harold Washington College: 0.1 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.1 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.2 mi
  • Marina City: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.2 mi
  • Macys: 0.2 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.2 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.3 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • Harold Washington College: 0.1 mi
  • Chicago Theater: 0.1 mi
  • Prudential Plaza: 0.2 mi
  • Marina City: 0.2 mi
  • Chicago Cultural Center: 0.2 mi
  • Macys: 0.2 mi
  • Oriental Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Goodman Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Wrigley Building: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Broadcast Communications: 0.2 mi
  • Harris Theater: 0.3 mi
  • Shubert Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Tribune Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Cloud Gate: 0.3 mi
  • Pritzker Pavilion: 0.3 mi
  • State Street: 0.3 mi
  • North Michigan Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • City Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Crown Fountain: 0.4 mi
  • Cadillac Palace Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Bank of America Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Chicago - Mag Mile - Wacker Dr: 0.5 mi
  • Merchandise Mart: 0.5 mi
  • Art Institute of Chicago: 0.5 mi
  • Symphony Center: 0.5 mi
  • Chicago Architecture Foundation: 0.5 mi
  • Terra Museum of American Art: 0.5 mi
  • Yacht Club: 0.6 mi
  • Opera House: 0.7 mi
  • Holy Name Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Board of Trade: 0.7 mi
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange: 0.7 mi
  • Harold Washington Library: 0.7 mi
  • Auditorium Building: 0.7 mi
  • Seneca Park: 0.8 mi
  • Willis Tower (Sears Tower): 0.8 mi
  • Lake Point Tower: 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 0.8 mi
  • Buckingham Fountain: 0.8 mi
  • Lake Shore Park: 0.8 mi
  • Drury Lane Theatre: 0.8 mi
  • John Hancock Center: 0.9 mi
  • Water Tower: 0.9 mi
  • Children Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Washington Square Park: 0.9 mi

Dining

South Water Kitchen
Looking for signature Chicago flavor. You need look no further. From a casual cocktail to an unforgettable meal South Water Kitchen satisfies. This local favorite features regional American cuisine a welcoming atmosphere outstanding wine beer and cocktail

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 (118)

Ratings and reviews for Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
23 out of 118
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Judyline
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Jun 16, 2014

Very convenient and pleasant

Very nice staff, location couldn't be better. Room a little small but charming and good value.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travelling Retired
Business
Nottingham, NH
Feb 24, 2014

Chicago On The Seen

Centrally located to shopping and entertainment in the Chicago Near North district. Parking is expensive $56/night but City parking is available a few blocks away @ $35. They charge daily @ $50 for incidentals whether you purchased them or not. But I was told they will refund any open balance within a few days after your stay. Service is good and Its very atrractive. Definitely 4 Stars.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Whole Foods has a fantastic cafe; the food is good, healthy, and reasonably priced on North Ave. North and west of the hotel. A short drive. They even have a free parking garage.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wicked from Wisconsin
Business
Wisconsin
Dec 16, 2013

Great Hotel, Great Location

This is the second stay that this hotel so that I could go see Wicked, which is within walking distance. Everyone at this hotel was very nice. The beds are very comfortable! My only critique is that housekeeping came in around 9:00am when check out isn't until Noon.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The bar across the street from the hotel is very nice. Great food at reasonable prices!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RJSlog
Business
Philadelphia
Nov 18, 2013

Palomar Chicago

Excellent experience. Perfect central location with easy access to all Chicago amenities. Staff was friendly.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Benny's Chop House

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chicago visit3847
Business
South Dakota
Apr 1, 2013

Terrific staff

We were very pleased with this hotel and all of us said we would stay at the hotel again. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was fantastic - they took a very personal approach to making guests feel welcome and comfortable.

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

Business

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Marissa09
Business
Chicago
Nov 4, 2012

Fabulous night out.

The room and bathroom were quite spacious and comfortable. The staff was kind and helpful. Would easily stay there again.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Just stay in Wabash and follow the El tracks for shopping at Macy's and other such stores.

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jason in Chicago
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Apr 3, 2012

Comfortable and Easy

Our family of three (1-yr old infant) enjoyed our single night stay at Hotel Monaco. The staff was pleasant and attentive. The room was decent sized and felt warm and comfortable. The bed, oh my gosh, was amazing. First, it was an order of magnitude softer and cozier than our bed at home. It was also almost twice the size! That made it easy to romp around on the bed and sleep soundly despite having baby with us. There were a number of small touches that just made us happy to be there. One was the leopard and tiger-print robes (his and hers), hung in the closet with the invitation, "Try these on and let your instincts take over." The playful suggestion put a smile on our face and made the stay more enjoyable overall...

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

The South Water Cafe is one of our favorite restaurants in the city. We love it for brunch, but it's great for any meal. Attentive staff and cozy atmosphere - also family friendly.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lisa - Getaway Queen
Business
NY
Jul 25, 2011

Great Service, ambiance, food!

The Hotel Monaco was the perfect choice for our quick "sisters" getaway to Chicago. Staff was very friendly and helpful, the food in the restaurant was really, really great and the accomodations were funky/homey. Beds were heaven. I'd definitely stay there again.

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

Business

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago
Jul 4, 2011

Lovely Boutique Hotel

Especially loved the small, boutique look and feel of the hotel. I traveled with my 13 year-old daughter who adored the hotel and loved the meditation windows. The decor of our room was also stylishly modern which we both enjoyed. South Water Kitchen Restaurant was also very classy with delicious food at moderate prices. We will definitely stay at Hotel Monaco Chicago in the future and consider trying other Kimpton Hotels as well.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Very close to the Oriental Ford Theater. We walked there and back in less than 10 minutes.

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
*
Business
*
Mar 27, 2011

Excl room service, mediocre amenities

Stayed two nights. Parking was $42 per night. Room services was excellent, quick, and tasty. Towels were scratchy and smelled of bleach. Had to join some sort of club to get free wifi. Pillows were terrible. View was nice. Noisy location.

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

Business

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