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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

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Why We Love It

  • This 4-star hotel is in The Loop, Chicago's city centre
  • The Magnificent Mile & Millennium Park are nearby
  • There's free morning tea & coffee, a nightly wine hour & bike hire

97% (37 Member Ratings)

"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."
Jan 02, 2017
Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Map & Directions

The Monaco Chicago is around 20 minutes by taxi from O'Hare International Airport. Alternatively, take the subway to Clark/Lake, which is five minutes' walk from the hotel. The journey will take around 45 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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The Monaco Chicago is a 4-star hotel in The Loop in the heart of Chicago. The hotel is very central -- a couple of blocks from the Chicago River and the Magnificent Mile, Chicago's main shopping avenue.

It is a short stroll to Millennium Park and the Art Institute of Chicago, "one of the greatest art museums in the world" (Rough Guides). Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the US, is 20 minutes' walk from the hotel. Visitors can take the elevator to the Skydeck on the 103rd floor for excellent city views. Museum Campus, home to the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium, is 20 minutes away by public transport.

The hotel's South Water Kitchen restaurant serves classic Midwestern fare and cocktails. As part of the Kimpton group, the hotel provides a host of free extras, including morning tea and coffee in the lobby, a nightly wine hour (5-6pm) and PUBLIC bikes to borrow.

Rooms at the Monaco all have bay windows, yoga mats and animal-print bathrobes. King Deluxe Rooms are a generous 332 square feet, and Queen Rooms are even larger 380 square feet. River View rooms overlook the Chicago River.

Travelzoo tip: Visit the Christkindlmarket (18 November-24 December, 2016), which follows the tradition of the Nuremberg's Christmas market and has stalls selling wooden handicrafts, glühwein and German cookies.

From the press:

  • "Talk about prime location. With rooms overlooking the Chicago River, Hotel Monaco is convenient to the Loop, the Museum Campus, and nightlife and restaurants of River North and the Magnificent Mile" -- Frommer's

  • "Guest rooms reflect the hotel's global-chic aesthetic, with steamer-trunk nightstands and Moroccan lamps" -- Fodor's



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


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


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • 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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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97% Positive
(37 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Monaco Chicago (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.7 Ambiance
4.9 Location
4.7 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.7 Value for the Money
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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, United States
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, United States
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, United States
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, United States
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, United States
Enjoyed Most
the staff was terrific!!!
Sherry Dec 12, 2016 middletown, OH, United States
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, United States
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, United States
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, United States
Enjoyed Most
Cool vibe. Day bed in the window was neat to hang out with the river and watch the world go by
Other Comments
Solid service, comfy bed, quality toiletries. Room service was unnecessarily grandiose - it was trying too hard to be farm to table but came across a bit pompous on the menu and ended up being a bit limited for me.
Patrick Sep 09, 2016 Orlando, FL, United States

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