Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

Philadelphia, USA

The hotel

Nestled in the iconic Lafayette Building, an architectural landmark built in 1907, the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia offers luxurious accommodation close to all attractions. It’s also one of the few hotels in Philly to feature a rooftop lounge – located on the 11th floor, it’s a great place to relax with a few drinks, admiring the views as the sun sets on another day. The Red Owl Tavern is also a popular spot for guests and locals alike, serving hearty meals in a warm and friendly atmosphere. If you’re keen to keep trim, there’s a fitness centre on-site. Alternatively, bikes are available for complimentary rental on a first come first served basis – an excellent way to get around, make sure you bag yourself a two-wheeler at some point during your stay. Every evening, the hotel hosts a complimentary wine hour in the lobby lounge – not just a great way to meet and mingle with fellow guests, it’s also handy for picking up tips on sights to see off the beaten track and places to eat!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In a prime location, close to Independence National Historic Park and the historic district. Transfer time from Philadelphia Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

268 rooms. All of which are air-conditioned with satellite TV, mini-bar*, safe, in-room yoga mat, hairdryer and iron and board. King Deluxe Room with king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Double Deluxe Room with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Red Owl Tavern, Stratus Rooftop Lounge. Hosted wine hour every evening. Fitness centre. In-room spa treatments*. Complimentary bikes. Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour room service*.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Abigail was AMAZING!!

Jan 17, 2021 M6787ZClaurenh

Staying here to celebrate a birthday and had some miscommunication with the reservation department that made certain things unclear. Abigail at the front desk was super understanding and accommodating. She assisted us in finding the perfect room to suite our needs. She went over and above. Thank you!!!-LH
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Jan 7, 2021 alejandrocV1203WH

The Monaco Hotel is excellent, great location and rooms, friendly staff. Best view in the city, just across the historical places and near very good restaurants. Definitely going back again in the future.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great minimoon getaway

Jan 6, 2021 tdawg152017 Mccall

Roshid was wonderful and set us up in a beautiful upgraded room with a view of the Liberty Bell. He was kind enough to give us a few snacks and a bottle of wine to celebrate. His 2 recommendations for dinner were our 2 nights out and both were delicious with great service. Overall a wonderful experience and very thankful for Roshid and The… Read more
Roshid was wonderful and set us up in a beautiful upgraded room with a view of the Liberty Bell. He was kind enough to give us a few snacks and a bottle of wine to celebrate. His 2 recommendations for dinner were our 2 nights out and both were delicious with great service. Overall a wonderful experience and very thankful for Roshid and The Kimpton’s hospitality. Read less
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Jan 2, 2021 Class76

The Hotel Monaco staff was the best we had a New Years Eve wedding that was very challenging; but they made it very pleasant and easy Desiree , Amber ; Tiffany , Aurel ; and the bell captain (sorry forgot his name ) all helped make our stay perfect. Look forward to our reception on 6/12/21
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Most disappointing IHG experience!

Jan 2, 2021 610haarisc Chantilly, Virginia

The only plus is it's location the rest is all downhill from there. The hotel is in dire need of an update to keep up with competition. After a long time I have tried an IHG property and was extremely disappointing. The offload area is literally the street no drive in or covered area to park and check in, the hotel was not clean at all it wreacked… Read more
The only plus is it's location the rest is all downhill from there. The hotel is in dire need of an update to keep up with competition. After a long time I have tried an IHG property and was extremely disappointing. The offload area is literally the street no drive in or covered area to park and check in, the hotel was not clean at all it wreacked of the smell of marijuana and alcohol, the rooms were small and dated had an older philips tv with $10 water bottles around the area, almost every interior piece that was in the room was badly rusted. Check in was smooth but the area at the time of check in was crowded and no one guiding people to maintain distance. As a 'platinum elite' member you will not get much either I requested a late check out and even that became a huge issue, staff at the time of check out was super rude, during a pandemic they are still sending bell boys to the rooms to collect bags while there is no valet or housekeeping being offered, it makes zero sense. A hotel these days should strictly comply with all cdc regulations and enforce masks and maintaining of distance which this property clearly didn't, the bell boy was a true over kill as it seems he was offended by us simply saying no to any help. I understand the industry is going through a bad time but at least be a little more appreciative of the ones who are brave enough to take on the risk of traveling and staying in hotels on the basis of trust. I personally will not be bringing back my family to this hotel ever again. Read less