Hotel Monaco Chicago, A Kimpton Hotel

225 North Wabash Avenue | Chicago, IL 60601 [See Map]
#18 in Best Chicago Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating

U.S. News Review

Unlike at its sister hotel, the Hotel Palomar Chicago, the Hotel Monaco lives up to many people's expectations of a Kimpton hotel, boasting bright, funky decor and an excellent location. Looking out over the Chicago River from its seat in the northeast corner of the Loop, this hotel stuns travelers with the Victorian-esque furnishings and bold patterns found throughout the hotel, including in the guest rooms. Accommodations also come with LCD televisions, honor bars and Frette linens, while kid- and pet-friendly amenities are available upon request. According to previous guests, fans of the Hotel Monaco brand will enjoy a stay in the Chicago version, particularly because of the hotel's excellent customer service. Plus, you'll find all the Kimpton extras here, including the beloved nightly wine and cheese reception and the "Guppy Love" program. (For those unfamiliar with Kimpton ways, "Guppy Love" is when they send a goldfish to your room to keep you company.) Plus, Kimpton Karma members will be able to get additional perks, like free Wi-Fi access, and can earn and redeem night credits here. But this property has a few unique characteristics worth noting. First, there are the in-room spa treatments. And let's not forget the flavorful Midwestern cuisine served at South Water Kitchen, which travelers enjoy.

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 1655 guests have reviewed the Hotel Monaco Chicago, A Kimpton Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.5 (based on 1655 reviews)

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Hotel Monaco Chicago, A Kimpton Hotel

225 North Wabash Avenue | Chicago, IL 60601 [See Full Map]