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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

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Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond hotel near the Mag Mile and Millennium Park
  • One of Chicago's best hotels according to Condé Nast Traveler
  • Kimpton property includes many fun (and free) perks
  • Some rooms have Chicago River views; suites feature huge bathrooms

"One of the Top Hotels in Chicago" -- Condé Nast Traveler
94%
Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
"Great location, friendly staff & clean rooms !"
Lee
Jul 31, 2017
Shorewood, IL, USA

Map & Directions

The Hotel Monaco Chicago is approximately a half-hour drive or a 45-minute trip on the CTA's Blue Line to Clark and Lake, with a short walk from the L to the property. From Midway Airport, it's a half-hour drive or ride on the Orange Line, which drops you at State and Lake just over one block from the hotel. Valet parking is available for $58 per night with in and out privileges. 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Located where the Mag Mile meets the Chicago River, the AAA 4-Diamond Hotel Monaco offers “a mix of Art Deco elegance and bright, quirky boutique flair” that makes it “one of the city’s best boutiques” (Oyster.com).

Rooms at the Monaco all feature bay windows and luxury bath amenities, along with fun touches like animal-print bathrobes. King Deluxe Rooms clock in at a generous 332 square feet, and Queen Rooms are 380 square feet, while high ceilings add to the spacious feeling. Suites offer extra living space and spacious spa-like bathrooms. 

While there’s no pool on site, kids will love the welcome gift they receive on arrival and hula hoops in the fitness rooms, as well as a goldfish that can be delivered to the room to keep the family company. (Parents will love that babysitting can be arranged as well.)

Guests are privy to all the fun perks that come along with a Kimpton stay: nightly wine hour, complimentary coffee and tea each morning in the lobby, a yoga mat in every room and pet-friendly rooms with no extra fees for man’s best friend (the concierge can even arrange a professional dog walker during your stay for an extra fee). Kimpton Karma Rewards members also get free Wi-Fi and a $10 credit to the minibar.

The Monaco is perfectly located to launch a shopping trip on the Mag Mile or a cultural exploration of Chicago. The Art Institute and Millennium Park are a short stroll away, while the Museum Campus, home to the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium, are a quick cab ride south. The shops of Michigan Avenue are just across the river, and the entire city beckons from multiple bus and L train options nearby.

From the press:
  • "It’s tough to find a better view than the one you’ll get here" -- Condé Nast Traveler
  • "Guests don't have [to] sacrifice personal touches for convenience at this downtown Loop boutique hotel" -- Travel + Leisure
  • "High ceilings make standard rooms feel even more spacious, and each of the units has a cushion-lined window seat, peering down on the city" -- Frommers
  • "All in all, it's one of the city's best boutiques" -- Oyster.com

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free

Services Babysitting available for a fee. Services must be arranged in advance. 

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Internet access (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children under 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Cot/crib available on request, free of charge. Extra bed available on request and in Suites only: $25 per night for one older child or adult.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: High-speed Wi-Fi is complimentary for Karma members.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

94%
Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Monaco Chicago (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great location, friendly staff & clean rooms !
Other Comments
Would stay there again
Lee Jul 31, 2017 Shorewood, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great.
Other Comments
The 8th floor was being remodeled, and of course they put us on the 8th floor. We were woken up early by wallpaper being installed in the hallway.
Scott Jun 19, 2017 St. Charles, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is perfect being close to Michigan Ave, River North, Millennium Park and the Loop. The hotel has an exceptional staff that is both friendly and helpful. The room size is nice and the bed and bedding was comfortable. I would recommend the Monaco Chicago to anyone looking for a great experience in Chicago.
Other Comments
Being pet friendly on a couple floors makes the Monaco Chicago the perfect place for responsible pet owners. It was a real treat to be able to travel with my dogs. The lobby is beautifully appointed and the happy hour is a great perk.
William Jan 02, 2017 Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff, decor, services.
Other Comments
Too bad that the rooms face the large TRUMP sign on his hotel.
marsha Dec 19, 2016 Chicago, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The rooms were clean and comfortable. Great customer service. Late night bites and cocktails available in their adjacent restaurant.
Maria Peterson Dec 19, 2016 Barrington, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Eclectic style, friendly and welcoming staff, location, and room design.
Other Comments
It was a wonderful surprise to see the Hot Cocoa Bar when we arrived. Snow was falling, temps were crisp and it was a great treat to take to the room while we unpacked. Thanks!
Diana Dec 13, 2016 Tremont, IL, USA
Enjoyed Most
the staff was terrific!!!
Sherry Dec 12, 2016 middletown, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was awesome as it had large window seats looking over the river. Beds were comfortable and location is very centrally located to theater, shops and restaurants. We enjoyed happy hour provided by hotel.
amy Dec 08, 2016 Walkerton, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Loved it all! Especially Antonio the doorman who was so lovely, welcomed us when we arrived, gave us great tips, and all around fabulous guy! All staff extremely frienly and helpful. The best hospitality!
James Nov 29, 2016 Egg Harbor, WI, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything! Particularly the personal and most helpful service of doorman Antonio. He is a gem! Rooms beautiful, friendly staff, perfect location. We'll be back.
James Nov 28, 2016 Egg Harbor, WI, USA

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