We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Show Prices
#20 of 187 Hotels in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,303 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,210: English reviews
Start your review of Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago
 Click to rate
Tampa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Perfect location with rooms & staff to match. Kimpton's awesome beds & great blackout curtains ensure a great nights rest. Can't beat the view from this one and anything you could want is close by. Take the Lake/Clark exit from the BLine & you have less than a 5 minute walk.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jim C
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words Jim! Great tip on the ease of use getting to/from the airport on the Blue Line. Our fantastic location helps make that dreaded trip a whole lot easier. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

What and amazing experience❤️. I say experience because it was less of a hotel stay and more of an overall experience! The look and decor of the hotel and our room was absolutely stunning! The hotel staff was so helpful with directions, helping set up the river boat 🚣 architectural tour (must do!), and suggesting places to see or restaurants...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lionel C
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

WOW your review was AMAZING Lionel! Thanks for the love. Our staff goes out of their way to ensure our guests have a great time and it really showed with your experience. Thanks so much and we look forward to seeing you again.

Seattle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel overall. I did not get my Raid the Bar reward upon check in and called the front desk to ask about it. The staff flat out refused to give it to us saying that one is not eligible for Kimpton Karma rewards when a reservation is made through a third party site such as Expedia. According to her...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TravelQueenSeattle
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Hi TravelQueenSeattle, I apologize for the confusion regarding the question about your Karma rewards account and your stay with us. Mixed messaging is always a bad look and we will work on continuing to educate our staff on the finer details surrounding the rewards program itself. Your first experience was correct regarding not getting credit for reservations booked through a...

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stat at this hotel (we visit Chicago 4-5 times a year). What an amazing hotel! Great and helpful staff, large rooms, a great view (we had room 1110, which overlooks the Chicago River)! We must have gotten a great rate ($125/night). It's a great place that we will certainly stay at again! Thanks to everyone there...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Van W
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Thank you Van for the kind words! We really hope this won't be your last time staying with us at the Monaco since you come to Chicago so often. We love seeing repeat guests and look forward to hopefully seeing you enjoy another stay in the not too distant future.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a 3 night stay at the Monaco in early Novermber, in a king room deluxe with views of the Chicago river. The rooms are on the small side, but are clean and the bed very comfortable. There is a nice window seat where you can sit and watch the world go by with a cup of coffee. Reception...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Glen T
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Thank you very much Glen! We always appreciate seeing our guests who come such a long way from home and have a great stay. There are a ton of things to do in this wonderful city of ours and we are just lucky enough to be really close to it all. Thanks again for the great review and come see...

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really great friendly staff, a very neat old building as the Hotel Monaco. The rooms are decorated swanky and stylish. The hotel is moderately priced. It is located in very convenient location with access to Michigan ave and every else Downtown. We will definitely return to this hotel.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dave K
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Dave! Being so close to Milwaukee we would love to see you again. We think it is pretty cool the way Kimpton takes some older buildings and transforms them into great hotels, and we just happen to be one of those buildings. Did you know that our hotel used to be the DB Fisk hat...

California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We're three grown ladies who travel together each spring break (we're two principals and a teacher). We stayed for four days and loved the Monoco. It's perfectly located to walk along the river or to Millennium Park. The front desk staff is wonderful. We took advantage of the morning coffee and afternoon wine reception. The room was comfortable and we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank carolebv
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Wow, lots of love being shown in this review Carolebv! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us after traveling all the way from Cali. Your review is like the perfect billboard of how we hope a guest's stay would go, so thank you times a million for the great review!

St. Paul, MN, US
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 3 nights in mid-April and had a wonderful time at Hotel Monaco. We got the first two nights through Hotwire but added another night directly with the hotel for almost the same price (my mistake not booking them all through the hotel). Even though we booked through Hotwire, we still got to use our Karma Rewards perks of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Susan B
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Susan B, booking direct always pays off in the end so thank you for choosing to do so next time. We do our best to cover all of the essentials within a guest's stay but it looks like you got to enjoy all of the added perks of Karma as well. That is so great to hear and we will...

Big Pine Key, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great room with river view and cozy reading nook overlooking view. Comfortable beds, well appointed room, signature leopard print robes. Prompt room service, grab and go. Wine happy hour. Super location in the Loop

 Report
Helpful?
Thank barbarakinder
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Thank you barbarakinder! Sometimes it is the simple things at the hotel during your stay which makes it just perfect. It looks like on top of watching the world go by in the comfort of your own personal window seat that we were able to do that for you. Very nice to hear, thanks for sharing with the TripAdvisor community.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fun stay, we had our 3 kids and were in a suite. The window seats were enchanting to my 5 year old, who set up a little bed for herself and slept there. Service was terrific, as expected at a Kimpton. The only flaw is that the room service is from the restaurant next door, so instead...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank merrie02
Jeremy W, General Manager at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, responded to this review

Hi merrie02! Love that your kids had a great time utilizing the awesome window seats. It sounds like everyone else had a good time both in the city and here at the property which is all we ever want to hear from our guests. So it sounds like you checked the box when it comes to a successful trip. So...

1,176 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (788)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (120)
Viewed
Room/Suite (247)
Viewed
View from Room (107)
Viewed
Bathroom (37)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (8)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (264)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (365)
Viewed
Amenities (47)
Viewed
River Mediterranean Spa Suite (100)
Viewed
River View Double Queen Room (71)
Viewed
Standard King Room (70)
Viewed
The Hotel (77)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (23)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Chicago hotels
Near North Side
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
Downtown / The Loop
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
#19 of 187 in Chicago
4,387 reviews
Downtown / The Loop
Virgin Hotels Chicago
Virgin Hotels Chicago
#13 of 187 in Chicago
937 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown / The Loop
The Silversmith Hotel
The Silversmith Hotel
#17 of 187 in Chicago
2,002 reviews
Near North Side
Kinzie Hotel
Kinzie Hotel
#22 of 187 in Chicago
2,443 reviews
Downtown / The Loop
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Downtown / The Loop

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy pure sensory indulgence at the Hotel Monaco Chicago. Nestled in the heart of downtown Chicago, this luxury hotel was named one of The Travel Channel's top 40 hotels in the country. Located on the Magnificent Mile, the hotel overlooks the Chicago River and is within steps of the city's favorite destinations. This dynamic location is matched by exceptional service, exquisite amenities, stylish décor and the adjacent South Water Kitchen, creating a luxuriously rewarding experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Address: 225 N Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-2404 (Formerly Hotel Monaco Chicago - a Kimpton Hotel)
Region: United States > Illinois > Chicago > Downtown / The Loop
Price Range: $273 - $639 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago 4.5*
Number of rooms: 192
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Orbitz, Hotwire, TripOnline SA, Agoda, Cancelon, Travelocity, Priceline, getaroom.com, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Monaco Chicago Kimpton
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Chicago
#7 Family Hotel in Chicago
#11 Green Hotel in Chicago
#12 Business Hotel in Chicago
#17 Luxury Hotel in Chicago
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago staff and other travellers.
24 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (24)

Questions? Get answers from Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We enjoyed the river view!”
carolebv, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for river view, high up so you don't have to look at Trump tower sign”
barbarakinder, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Looks over the river. good spot.”
75andsunny, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“great convientient location if downtown for a show or event”
xavierzin, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for river view”
nitaj74, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
5 of 5