$125 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 23, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 2014

Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
225 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
120 reviews
Great Place for Chicago Stay

Wonderful location/stay. Staff was friendly, restaurant was nice, room was spacious and well... See full review

  • Jdickson29
  • Dec 1, 2014
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
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

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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 (120)

Ratings and reviews for Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
9 out of 120
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nyctraveler85
Business
New York
Oct 14, 2014

Weekend at kimpton

I was looking forward to a marathon weekend stay at the kimpton. I was disappointed with front desk staff when I had booked two separate reservations ( was unable to add another night to first reservation) and was told I will have to switch rooms the following night ( after the marathon!) because they didn't have the river view available (this river view is more of a construction view- on side of hotel a bit noisey on weekdays if you are seeking a quiet room or are a late sleeper). I changed my second reservation to a Riverview room which was available online- so not sure why I was told it was unavailable. Bathroom wallpaper was in need of repair and bathroom light above shower was out. Good place to stay if you need to be in this area but will seek a more boutique property next time in Chicago.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Architecture river boat cruise (40 a person) an hour and a half boat ride- great way to see and learn about Chicago buildings.

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bucher
Business
Frisco, Texas
Oct 3, 2014

Great Chicago Adventure

The hotel was very clean and decorated nicely. The concierge was the best part of this hotel. Everyone was very friendly and helpful but she helped us the most. We would pick the event we wanted to see and she would give us several choices for dining. Once we picked our destination she made all the arrangements and reservations. This made our trip very easy and all of her recommendations were outstanding. Would definitely recommend this to others.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Go to Buddy Guy's Blues club. Great music and good food.

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gilaman
Business
Tinley Park, Illinois
Aug 5, 2013

Hotel Monaco.......great location and swank place!

This is a great option if you want to be right in the middle of everything and also have the bonus of a bar on the first floor that not only has great bartenders and specialty house drinks but a GREAT micro brew selection on tap of local Chicago brews! Cant beat this place.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Hit Ditkas place a few blocks North.......Da Coach is there often and is happy to take a pic or give you an autograph! Steaks are as good as any in the City.

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
alb89detroit
Business
Livonia, MI
Apr 11, 2012

customer service is #1!

I was so impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff! Much better than at it's partner Kimpton hotel on the other side of the river. The bed was so comfortable I almost didn't want to get out of it. The room was very quiet; and we were near an elevator. The bar had wonderful fun drinks! My mother had breakfast at the restaurant and said it was just "okay" but that's easily overlooked. They lent me an iPhone charger since I'd forgotten my own. When they say "we'll be right up", they MEAN IT! Top notch would definitely stay again.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

We chose this hotel based on it's proximity to the train station so we could easily walk. Just a short walk across the river to the shopping in MI Ave.

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Margaux
Business
Boston
May 31, 2011

Fantastic location, rooms, everything

Great location - couldn't be any better for a first time tourist who wants to see Chicago's highlights. Rooms are pretty funky and modern; very cool window seats with pillows to sit and watch the river or people. Very good staff, pet friendly, great stay - would be back in a second.

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

Business

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Belleville, IL
Dec 21, 2010

good location, excellent staff

Christkindlmarket and Michigan Avenue have become a seasonal girls' weekend tradition and the Monaco is located in just the right location for both. Hotel staff is friendly and very helpful. Wine reception in the evening was a great way to relax after a day of touring and shopping downtown.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Christkindlmarket is a taste of Germany Chicago style. Enjoy the food, the traditional German Christmas decorations, the mulled wine or cider, the music and gift items all located in a village of booths decorated for the season. It will put you in the proper spirits!

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Teacher with the famous student
Business
Seattle
Nov 23, 2009

Hotel Monaco, In the heart of Chicago

Every effort was made to make our stay comfortable and each and every staff person went out of the way to answer questions, give directions,and make arrangement for tours and tickets!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Be sure to check with the concierge when you arrive to make reservations. Some of the restaurants will be booked.

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Review of Monaco Chicago, a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Suburban Chicago
Jul 4, 2009

Elegently decorated

Location, location, location. Very nicely decorated. Spotless and met our needs. We had a horrible view of the parking lot next door and the pillows were about the worst I've seen at any hotel. However, the room was nicely decorated and the location doesn't get any better. If you want a room for a comfortable sleep, this hotel works great. Just bring your own pillow.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
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
USA
May 3, 2008

Elegant and Friendly

Everything about the Hotel Monaco Chicago was great- check in was a breeze, the room was big with comforable beds, a big bathroom and great bathroom goodies! Loved the window seats. Staff was helpful and the restaurant very laid back with good food and wine. Close to the theater district and the elevated train. They had an umbrella in the room for use, which we needed. I was travelling with my sister and we both thought a woman must have designed the hotel - the details were flawless. Will stay again and have recommended the hotel to friends.

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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