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Hotel Monaco Denver, A Kimpton Hotel

1717 Champa Street | Denver, CO 80202 [See Map]
#7 in Best Denver Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 892 reviews
Property Type Boutique hotel with 189 rooms, 7 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Couples, Solo travelers

U.S. News Review

When it comes to glitz and glamour, you can't go wrong with the Hotel Monaco. This funky hotel lives up to the Monaco's reputation, catering to the trendy set with its brightly colored furniture and chic objets d'art. The hotel lobby's fun decor makes it a great spot for an evening drink; like all Kimpton properties, the Hotel Monaco, Denver offers its guests complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres every evening. Meanwhile, the guest rooms are just as stylish as the common areas, with patterned drapes and matching throw pillows evoking a Victorian-era mansion, while animal print blankets and clashing hues almost overwhelm the senses — but not quite. Previous guests are also fond of the in-house VEDA Salon & Spa and the delicious Northern Italian dishes served at Panzano Restaurant. But what guests love most about the Hotel Monaco is its location — between LoDo and Uptown near Larimer Square — and the reasonable price they paid to stay there. 

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

“Celebrities and business travelers check into this hip property, which occupies the historic 1917 Railway Exchange Building and the 1937 Art Moderne Title Building, for the modern perks and Art Deco–meets–classic French style.”

Oyster.com

“This upscale boutique delivers all the fundamentals of the Kimpton chain: bright, quirky decor, a free nightly wine hour, and an open-arms pet policy. The day spa is recognized as one of the best in Denver, and rooms are stylish, with 37-inch flat-screen TVs.”

Frommer's

“Part of a hotel-wide renovation that was completed in 2012, the rooms manage to blend labyrinthine patterns, faux cowskin blankets and oversized headboards into an aesthetically satisfying whole.”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended

Travel + Leisure

“It's in the heart of Denver, just a block from the 16th Street pedestrian mall and a few steps from Union Station. Panzano Restaurant serves Northern Italian cuisine, and the on-site Veda-Renaissance spa can help you adjust to the altitude — or simply help soothe away a wearying day.”

Lonely Planet

“This ultra-stylish boutique is a favorite with the celebrity set. Modern rooms blend French and art-deco styles — think bold colors and fabulous European-style feather beds. Don't miss the evening 'Altitude Adjustment Hour,' when guests enjoy free wine and five-minute massages.”
Award: Lonely Planet Recommended

Other Awards:
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 892 guests have reviewed the Hotel Monaco Denver, A Kimpton Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 892 reviews)

Guest Reviews: Read most recent guest reviews

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

The Hotel Monaco is located in the heart of the trendy LoDo (Lower Downtown) district, within walking distance of the 16th Street Mall and several restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. Shopping and dining options at Larimer Square and the recently renovated Union Station, a major transportation hub, are also a short walk from the hotel. For a taste of outdoor space in the middle of downtown, Skyline Park is only two blocks away.

  • Denver International Airport is 25 miles east

  • 24-hour valet parking ($38)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

The timeless architecture of the two historic buildings that the Hotel Monaco occupies is combined with contemporary and colorful guest room decor and quirky animal print accents and accessories. Luxurious amenities include Italian Frette linens, C.O. Bigelow bath amenities and feather down comforters. Each guest room features a 37-inch flat-screen television, an iHome docking station and an in-room yoga kit. Complimentary coffee and tea are offered daily in the lobby. If you need company, the Guppy Love program provides a loaner goldfish for your room.

  • Complimentary daily wine hour
  • Daily fee for Internet $12.99; free for Kimpton Karma members
  • Signature animal print bathrobes

Standard room size:

300 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

Located next to the Hotel Monaco, Panzano is one of the most popular dining destinations in Denver. Named one of America’s top restaurants by Zagat and a recipient of AAA’s Four Diamond Award for several consecutive years, the restaurant specializes in classic Northern Italian cuisine made from regional organic and sustainable ingredients. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and also provides room service for the hotel. The hotel also participates in one of Kimpton’s signature traditions, hosting a daily complimentary wine hour in the lobby from 5 to 6 p.m.

  • Gluten-free options available
  • 24-hour room service (limited menu after 10 p.m.)
  • Children’s menu

Number of restaurants:

1

Cuisine types:

Italian

Awards:

AAA/CAA
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Spa

The VEDA Salon & Spa at Hotel Monaco features a full menu of natural, plant-based Aveda therapies including massages, facials, and body scrubs and wraps, and the signature treatment, the Total Body Elixir. The spa offers four treatment rooms, a Vichy shower wet room, a sauna, and a salon offering hair care, manicures and pedicures, waxing and makeup services.

  • In-room spa services available
  • Complimentary makeup lesson with $50 purchase
  • Variety of spa packages available
  • The spa is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

Kids 17 and younger stay free with a paying adult or guardian. The hotel also offers complimentary cribs and play yards, as well as the loaner goldfish Guppy Love amenity.

  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Hotel Monaco’s 24-hour fitness center is located on the fifth floor. The 800-square-foot facility features five treadmills, three elliptical machines and a recumbent bicycle, all equipped with iPod docks and individual television screens. A variety of free weights and a weight bench, yoga mats, jump ropes, resistance bands and hula hoops are also available.

  • Towels and water provided
  • Guests may purchase day passes to the Colorado Athletic Club for $10

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Hotel Monaco Denver offers five event spaces that can accommodate everything from small boardroom-style meetings to receptions for up to 250 guests. The hotel’s convenient downtown location, professional event planners and on-site audiovisual support make it popular for mid-sized meetings. The Paris Ballroom can seat up to 200 attendees theater-style, while the Tokyo and Athens boardrooms are designed for small conference-style meetings of up to 15. The Hotel Monaco’s 24-hour business center is equipped with both PC and Mac computers, as well as a printer and fax machine. The Kimpton Global Business program also offers discounted rates and perks to small businesses.

  • Late checkout available
  • Complimentary overnight shoeshine service
  • Private wine cellar for intimate events of up to 50 guests

Number of meeting rooms:

5
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Kimpton chain is known for its outstanding pet-friendly policy and pet amenities so it’s no surprise that the Hotel Monaco rolls out the red carpet for four-legged visitors with no limit on the number or type of pets, no size or weight restrictions and no additional fees. Loaner food and water bowls and a dog bed are placed in guest rooms, and for dog owners, waste pick-up bags and a map for local Denver walks are available through the concierge. The hotel offers a Pampered Paws Pet Package that includes deluxe accommodations, valet parking, a canine spa package at Dog Savvy Doggie Boutique and Spa that includes a pawdicure, bath and FURminator treatment, and room service delivery of gourmet doggie treats. Feline amenities are also available and even birds are welcome.

  • Skyline Park located two blocks west from hotel for dog walks
  • Guests must sign pet damage waiver
  • Concierge can arrange pet-sitting, walking and grooming services (additional fee)

  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

There is a course nearby.

  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

All of the wedding venues at the Hotel Monaco are located on the same floor and share an ornate foyer, ideal for cocktail receptions or wedding gift tables and guest books. The Paris Ballroom features European pillars and accents for a romantic reception for up to 250 guests or a wedding ceremony for up to 180 guests. The wine room is an intimate space for rehearsal dinners. All wedding couples receive the personal attention of a professional wedding planner and the Hotel Monaco only hosts one wedding per day.

  • Bridal hair and makeup services including practice session prior to event
  • Customized wedding packages including LGBT-certified
  • Catering provided by Panzano

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

250
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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