$149 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 29, 2014 Check-out: Dec 30, 2014

Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Best In Stay
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
42 reviews
Close to perfect

Very pricey by my standards, but not in comparison to other hotels of comparable downtown location... See full review

  • Ronkley
  • Oct 23, 2014
Love Kimptons, this is one of the best

Great location next to Constitution Hall, Liberty bell. Quirky decor, wonderful staff, spacious... See full review

  • Steve Pittsburgh
  • Oct 6, 2014
Across the street from Philadelphias iconic Liberty Bell is the Hotel Monaco. Built in 1906 the historic Lafayette building has been renovated and refurbished in the prestigious Old City section of Center City. The new Hotel Monaco Philadelphia features Red Owl Tavern a 125-seat chef-driven restaurant and bar and Stratus Rooftop Bar and Lounge which is a spacious rooftop bar overlooking Independence Park.

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Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Double Double Deluxe Room
Double Double Deluxe Room with 2 beds 316 Sq. Ft. iHome C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
Majestic Suite
Majestic Suite with 1 King bed is 1366 Sq. Ft. iHome Etro bath amenities.
Parkview King Accessible Room
Parkview King Accessible Room with 1 King 330 Sq. Ft. iHome Etro bath amenities.
Parkview Queen Queen Accessible
Parkview Queen Queen Accessible room with 2 beds is 350 Sq. Ft. iHome
King Spa Accessible Room
King Spa Accessible room with 1 King bed is 410 Sq. Ft. iHome Etro bath amenities.
One Bedroom Accessible Suite
One Bedroom Accessible Suite with 1 King bed 640 Sq. Ft. iHome Etro bath amenities.
Majestic Parlor
Majestic Parlor with pullout sofa bed is 1366 Sq. Ft. iHome Etro bath amenities.
King Deluxe Room
King Deluxe room with 1 King bed is 294 Sq. Ft. iHome C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
Parkview King Room
Parkview King room with 1 King bed 330 Sq. Ft. iHome C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
Queen Queen Deluxe Room
Queen Queen Deluxe room with 2 beds 358 Sq. Ft. iHome C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
Parkview Queen Queen Room
Parkview Queen Queen Room with 2 beds 348 Sq. Ft. iHome C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
King Spa Room
King Spa room with 1 King bed is 414 Sq. Ft. iHome C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
Corner King Spa Room
Corner King Spa Room with 1 King bed 464 Sq. Ft. iHome C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite with 1 King bed 640 Sq. Ft. iHome C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
Corner One Bedroom Suite
Corner One Bedroom Suite with 1 King bed 655 Sq. Ft. iHome C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Room
Television with cable
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
International direct dial
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • Independence Hall: 0.1 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.1 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.1 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.2 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.2 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.3 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.3 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.9 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.9 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.2 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.4 mi
  • Independence Hall: 0.1 mi
  • National Museum of American Jewish History: 0.1 mi
  • Liberty Bell Center: 0.1 mi
  • Independence National Historical Park: 0.2 mi
  • Christ Church: 0.2 mi
  • Arden Theatre Company: 0.3 mi
  • National Constitution Center: 0.3 mi
  • Fireman's Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Masonic Temple: 0.9 mi
  • Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts: 0.9 mi
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: 0.9 mi
  • Walnut Street Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Rittenhouse Square: 1.2 mi
  • Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul: 1.2 mi
  • Rosenbach Museum and Library: 1.4 mi
  • The Franklin Institute: 1.5 mi
  • The Barnes Foundation: 1.5 mi
  • Mutter Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Rodin Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Eastern State Penitentiary: 1.8 mi
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: 2.1 mi
  • The Palestra: 2.2 mi
  • Liacouras Center: 2.2 mi
  • Penn Museum: 2.3 mi
  • University of Pennsylvania: 2.3 mi
  • Philadelphia Zoo: 3.1 mi
  • Citizens Bank Park: 3.1 mi
  • Veterans Stadium: 3.5 mi
  • Lincoln Financial Field: 3.5 mi
  • Wells Fargo Center: 3.6 mi
  • Philadelphia Cruise Terminal: 3.8 mi
  • Please Touch Museum: 3.8 mi
  • Morris Arboretum: 10.7 mi
  • Franklin Field: 2,457.9 mi
  • Hagan Arena: 3,715 mi

Dining

Red Owl Tavern
Red Owl Tavern a main floor 125-seat chef driven restaurant and bar with expansive outdoor seating. Red Owl Tavern is Philadelphias 1st indie-modern steakhouse. It incorporates a gourmet deli and butcher shop concept highlighted by hand crafted sandwich
Stratus
Our rooftop lounge Stratus offers seasonal cuisine and handcrafted cocktails as the most picturesque part of the city unfolds before you. Open daily from 1130am to 2am with Happy Hour daily from 3pm to 6pm.

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SJ KJ
PA
Dec 27, 2012

Great Philly Overnight Trip!

The Hotel staff was awesome! The décor was eclectic and fun! It was so convenient to have a restaurant and bar and a quick meal kiosk right off the lobby. The roof top wine bar was a great place to chill after touring the sights of Philly. The location could not be more convenient and the city views were fantastic! The only suggestion I could make was the addition of a reading light by the bed. There was only one bedside light and it illuminated the entire room. I would highly recommend the Monaco!

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

4
5.01.0
Eddie 91
Business
Upstate NY
Nov 20, 2014

Olde City Philly

Great spot, lovely hotel and perfect location for Olde City.

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

Business

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Review of Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ronkley
Business
East Winthrop, Maine
Oct 23, 2014

Close to perfect

Very pricey by my standards, but not in comparison to other hotels of comparable downtown location in a major city. Perfect location for any historically-oriented visitor! An exhaust fan in the bathroom and a second chair in the room would have been appreciated. Seven pillows per bed was overkill -- more of a logistical problem than a luxury touch. Afternoon complimentary wine was a wonderful after-work or after-touristing touch. Every aspect of service was gracious, efficient, friendly and unobtrusive. The in-house "Red Owl Tavern" provides excellent menu offerings. For the budget-minded, there are multiple low-cost dining options within a five-minute walk. I would definitely choose this location again if visiting Philly.

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

Business

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Review of Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Steve Pittsburgh
Business
Pittsburgh
Oct 6, 2014

Love Kimptons, this is one of the best

Great location next to Constitution Hall, Liberty bell. Quirky decor, wonderful staff, spacious very clean room, valet parking. Free wine at happy hour. Fair price for location, but no bargin.

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

Business

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Review of Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cadet Football Mom
Business
DMV
Sep 14, 2014

Football Mom's Life

I am a loyal Kimpton Hotel brand fan. I love the hotel's for their cutting edge design and comfortable rooms. If you are a member wi-fi is free and you get a $10 bar credit. Love that! I am disapointed with their customer service. The last few visits I have not been impressed. I am quite tolerable but I felt for the price point of the Monaco in Philly (really) should have come with superior customer service and sadly it did not.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
VegasAce
Business
Las Vegas, NV
Aug 31, 2014

Favorite Hotel in Philly So Far

My work takes me to Philly 2x per month and for the last 3+ months I've tried a different hotel each time...until I stayed at Monaco. Since then, I've never stayed anywhere else. Amazing staff, room , location, and amenities. By far one of my fav hotels on the planet...and I do a lot of traveling.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Rooftop lounge/nightclub is one of the hot spots in Philly and you don't even have to leave your hotel !!

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Review of Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Christy M.
Business
Bear, DE
Aug 5, 2014

Perfect location, awesome view and room

I loved our view of the park, we could people watch the tourists, our room looked like it came right out of the Alice in Wonderland, fantastic colors and decor. I love it. The food was good, albeit expensive but that's typical. The only thing weird was they did not have a folder of hotel information in the room so you truly were very disconnected if you didn't memorize the staff speal during check-in. My husband and I enjoyed the hotel as a weekend getaway. Definitely would stay again.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

You can hit nearly all of Philly's historical attractions by foot. Definitely walk it if you are able, it's so much better that way.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Daniel Jr
Business
Guttenberg NJ
Aug 3, 2014

Very good stay

The location is perfect. The hotel is clean, stylish and overall a very good stay. It is a Kimpton hotel, I always had good experience with them.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Profstevan
Business
Chicago
Jul 10, 2014

Excellent Hip Lodging

The Monaco is just a cool place to hang out. The staff are informal, but always very professional and on top of whatever you need. Our room was smallish, but quite nice and well-appointed. The restaurant downstairs is reasonable and the rooftop bar is "THE" place to hang out. Get a room overlooking Independence Hall. The hotel is dog friendly and you can even arrange a dog walker.

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 Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
chazzz
Business
NYC
Jun 9, 2014

great experience

excellent, comfortable, no complaints, free wine/beer for happy hr

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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Review of Monaco Philadelphia a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SFLM
Business
SF, CA
Jun 7, 2014

wish I did not have to leave

This is just a happy nice place to be. The staff were welcoming and accommodating, the room was lovely and comfortable... the gym is great, loved being able to grab coffee and NYT.. love the Owl Tavern....

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

go see the BELL! Don't miss Talula's for great organic, vegey dining & good wine list and very nice people

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