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!


  • 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating My Kimpton Monaco Philly Family

Mar 19, 2020 anji77curry Washington DC, District of Columbia

I drafted an email that I planned to send to Mr Mike Defrino, Kimpton CEO, and Mr. Nick Gregory, SVP, before COVID19 hit us. It was all about how my relationship with Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia (KMP) started with Roshid Milledge back in February 2016 when I was in town for my mother’s cataract surgery and stayed at KMP for the first time. I also… Read more
I drafted an email that I planned to send to Mr Mike Defrino, Kimpton CEO, and Mr. Nick Gregory, SVP, before COVID19 hit us. It was all about how my relationship with Kimpton Monaco Philadelphia (KMP) started with Roshid Milledge back in February 2016 when I was in town for my mother’s cataract surgery and stayed at KMP for the first time. I also happened to looking for small venue for her 90th birthday party in March and mentioned it to Roshid. (And everyone knows if you talk to Roshid, the deal is done.) It also covered my absolutely fabulous 60th birthday bash this past October. This party is the reason my email was still in draft because to date I have not yet found the words to most accurately express what my family at KMP did for me, or the emotions I felt with what they did. Jackie DeLawrence did a fabulous job with the food and venue, Roshid and the front desk staff made goodie bags for all my guests, a guy named Bernardo who I’d never met before sang happy birthday to me and there was this amazing cake that Roshid was responsible for and I cried and my 93 year old mommy had to console me! (I don’t cry in public. Ever.) On top of all that, when I asked about packing up the leftovers to give to people experiencing homelessness and was told (understandably) that was not possible, James Adamson, GM, made a donation from the hotel in my name, to a local shelter. Clearly you can start to see why I wanted to make sure I did them justice, so I kept working on the email. I do hope KMP survives this crisis and that I see my KMP family soon. I look forward to seeing Aurel Hajdinah and Lawrence Polite greeting me at the door. We will catch up on Lawrence’s daughter and Aurel’s precious little boy. Shasta Dogan, Tiffany Alain, Abigail Laveson, and Ireka Carlyle will all flash their beautiful smiles when they see me as they grab my already prepared keys. They will laugh about the "instructions" they were given by Roshid, and make sure that the flowers he got for me to take to my mom were in the room with my amenity. We’ll chat about what’s been happening if they’re not too busy and they’ll give me some tips on what I should do if I have time on that visit. I’ll order room service the first night so that I can catch up with Nigel Greene or the always smiling Tatiana Smith who makes sure I know who to call if I need anything at all. I’ll go down for breakfast and if I’m lucky Rich Ruth, Red Owl Manager, won’t be too busy to have breakfast with me. We’ve only had breakfast together once or twice but he is so wonderful I do enjoy our talks. And if I’m REALLY lucky, Chef Jules Odum will come out, ask me what I’m having, prepare it, and personally bring it out to me. Everyone in the restaurant stares when he does this and I think they think I’m a celebrity of some sort! It cracks me up! lol! I’ll take care of my business and come back for a nice dinner at the bar and Kyle or Spence or Jeremiah or one of the other just pleasant, nice, amazing bartenders will take great care of me. Maybe I’ll sit at one of Eric’s tables so I can see how he’s doing and if he’s taken that next step I asked him about the last time I was there;) When I go down to check out the next morning Logan Duranto, Kashif Washington, or Troy White will see if I want them to hold on to my bag, or if my car is already outside (because Aurel and Lawrence:) they will take it and put it inside for me. Maybe Troy Palmer will pop out of the back and give me a hug. I’m sure I will see people whose names I don’t remember, but whose faces I’ll never forget. They are the faces of the people who have made me feel good. They made me feel safe. They made me feel like I was where I belonged. They made me feel like I was family. Right now I am so very concerned about my KMP family but they are good people with good hearts. Goodness goes a long way in this life. They will be good. And I will see them again soon. Love to you all! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay!

Mar 16, 2020 dg0hnnn Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A wonderful spot and very friendly staff. When we checked in, our room was upgraded and we were given two drink tickets, only because they appreciated guests who stuck with their reservations despite COVID-19. Rooms were very clean and the view was peaceful and relaxing. Would totally go again!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great service and exceptional Hotel

Mar 15, 2020 R9136XSchristophers

My stay at the Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia was amazing. The room was ready and the staff was very helpful. Me and my wife can't wait to book our next trip at Hotel Monaco. Thanks again foe the top notch service. I would reccomend this hotel to all my family and friends. -Christopher
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Mar 14, 2020 Dana N

The hotel is kitty corner from Independence Hall. Most historic sites and museums are within walking distance. Interesting decor. Clean and comfortable rooms. Friendly and helpful staff. Recommend a room overlooking the park.
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Mar 11, 2020 rita r Lansdale, Pennsylvania

we had a family emergency and my dad was hospitalized in center city. we were so glad to get a room here. Tyree, the bellman and Aurel at the valet stand made our stressful stay so much better. They went above and beyond to make sure my Mom was as comfortable as possible. I love when we stay here.