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.

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Jun 24, 2019 wdanjr Montgomery, Alabama

I attended a weeding with my girlfriend. This place was very nice. It seemed so nostalgic. We were on the rooftop. The staff was extraordinary. We love the amenities and the overall feel. It was first class.
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Jun 24, 2019 PoodleRank San Francisco, California

We stayed in the Kimpton Monaco in one of the Deluxe One Bedroom suites as a family of four including two school aged children. We chose the Monaco primarily because of the availability of a one bedroom suite and because of the location. I’m generally a fan of the Kimpton brand because it renovates older buildings to bring a different vibe from… Read more
We stayed in the Kimpton Monaco in one of the Deluxe One Bedroom suites as a family of four including two school aged children. We chose the Monaco primarily because of the availability of a one bedroom suite and because of the location. I’m generally a fan of the Kimpton brand because it renovates older buildings to bring a different vibe from the large chains. We enjoyed our stay here because of the location and the room, but upkeep issues kept it from being a five star experience. The location in the Historic District of Philadelphia is simply awesome. The Monaco is across the street from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and is totally walkable to many of the key attractions in Philadelphia. The Bourse next door houses a good food hall, and there are a number of great restaurants nearby. You don’t even have to go to South Philly for great cheesteaks. We’ve been frequent visitors to Philadelphia, and we’ve usually stayed in Center City or the Museum parkway, but this area is far more interesting as a tourist destination. Our one bedroom suite was a nice room, with a King bed in the sleeping quarters, and a separate sitting area. The bedroom was big enough to put in an extra roll-away bed. There was a lot of storage space for our family of four. The bathroom was also cool, with a nice deep soaking tub and an adjoining shower. The bath had a window next to it (with a privacy screen) so you do have a nice view sitting in the tub, but it can feel a little weird. The room felt light and spacious. Unfortunately, there were two upkeep issues in the room. The first was what can only be a cigarette burn on the arm of the nice white couch. (The room was non-smoking.) The second item was a big tear in the middle of the carpet of the sitting area. I don’t know how long it has been like this, but it really did mar the room, and made an otherwise nice room feel really run down and dirty. Regardless of the room upkeep, I did enjoy my stay at the Kimpton Monaco, and would definitely come back the next time I’m in Philly. I just hope that they are able to keep up with the repair and maintenance. Read less
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Jun 21, 2019 David D Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States

Stay there with my girlfriend for my daughter’s wedding. I was told over the phone I could check in early at noon in order to be ready for the ceremony at 3pm. When we got there, we were told that this was not possible and that no one should have told us that. Now I’m thinking where will we change in order to be ready for the wedding? They… Read more
Stay there with my girlfriend for my daughter’s wedding. I was told over the phone I could check in early at noon in order to be ready for the ceremony at 3pm. When we got there, we were told that this was not possible and that no one should have told us that. Now I’m thinking where will we change in order to be ready for the wedding? They eventually got us into a room at 1:30. The room was very nice, with a very comfortable bed. Unfortunately the AC is set to some kind of economy mode and therefore could not be lowered below 73° resulting in us being hot all night as we slept under the heavy comforter ( oddly, with no top sheet!). Is the hotel beautiful? Yes. What’s the room very nice? Yes. However, for what I paid for the room and the difficulties we encountered with check-in, I would say it fell below our expectations. Read less
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Jun 20, 2019 Sharon M

Such a beautiful hotel. Check In was quick and easy. Everyone was so nice! We had a very clean and lovely room. The hotel is the perfect location too! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and look forward to staying there again.
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Jun 18, 2019 sonjateague Georgia Coast, Georgia

I rave about these guys because they truly get it. Everytime i stay here the experience is the same -they treat customers with the utmost respect and courtesy. Simple things that have gotten lost like greeting you with a smile, holding doors open, and offering assistance with all of your comfort needs. Even their resturant "Red Owl" is… Read more
I rave about these guys because they truly get it. Everytime i stay here the experience is the same -they treat customers with the utmost respect and courtesy. Simple things that have gotten lost like greeting you with a smile, holding doors open, and offering assistance with all of your comfort needs. Even their resturant "Red Owl" is absolutely fabulous. In most cities, i find out where the closest resturant is where i can get a good meal. But don't pass on the Red Owl in Philly as it is awesome Read less