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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tired facility, great location

Apr 13, 2021 nicholebowers Stamford, Connecticut

Booked this hotel specifically for the location, which didn’t disappoint, but it does not merit a 4.5 star ranking. The positives: staff were friendly, helpful and pleasant, the room was generously sized and well appointed (very trendy) and the location was fantastic for touring. COVID precautions were excellent. The negatives are facility… Read more
Booked this hotel specifically for the location, which didn’t disappoint, but it does not merit a 4.5 star ranking. The positives: staff were friendly, helpful and pleasant, the room was generously sized and well appointed (very trendy) and the location was fantastic for touring. COVID precautions were excellent. The negatives are facility dependent as the hotel is not well maintained - there were glasses in the hall that didn’t move throughout our stay, carpets are extremely dirty, bathroom fixtures were rusted, broken or plain old (the shower head was unacceptable, water literally drizzled out and no setting fixed this), the beds were hard as a rock and we were only given 4 flat pillows for 2 beds. It was also extremely upsetting to be given a room next to the elevator with no view; our window looked into another window about 20 feet across the way and it was perpetually dark in the room at morning, midday and early evening. The hotel was clearly empty, we rarely encountered other guests, so it was surprising to end up with such a terrible room. Would give 2/5, but the staff deserves recognition, though overall the facility is poor and the hotel is more like a 2.5 star vs. 4.5. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Location, Excellent Service and Super Cool Decor!

Apr 13, 2021 Adventure_Mama_of_3 Long Island, New York

This was our first stay at this hotel and definitely will NOT be our last! We loved everything...the location, decor, price, food and ESPECIALLY the customer service. Greg Jakes is hard to miss when you pull up, and not just because of his height! He greeted us with the hugest and most sincere smile and every time we passed through the front doors… Read more
This was our first stay at this hotel and definitely will NOT be our last! We loved everything...the location, decor, price, food and ESPECIALLY the customer service. Greg Jakes is hard to miss when you pull up, and not just because of his height! He greeted us with the hugest and most sincere smile and every time we passed through the front doors of the hotel his energy and enthusiasm were absolutely infectious. All the staff were super accommodating and always had a smile. We can't wait to come back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Boutique hotel with excellent service

Apr 13, 2021 Countyarrow1 New Fairfield, Connecticut

We have stayed several times in recent months and expect to do so again in coming months. Every time the service is excellent from Rashid at the front desk to Chris in the Red Owl Tavern. I have never found a single member of staff who is anyhing but friendly and personable. The hotel is also very central for tourist activities being adjacent… Read more
We have stayed several times in recent months and expect to do so again in coming months. Every time the service is excellent from Rashid at the front desk to Chris in the Red Owl Tavern. I have never found a single member of staff who is anyhing but friendly and personable. The hotel is also very central for tourist activities being adjacent to the Liberty bell itself. The dining menu is very good but does need some additional items or occasional specials to avoid having to make the same choices frequently, if you want to eat in. Read less
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Apr 12, 2021 Acechia19

Nice hotel to stay especially for dog lovers. Clean room and friendly staff. The staff will text you and make sure everything is well taken care of. We loved our stay there and we will definitely be booking to Kimpton hotels during our future trips.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE

Apr 12, 2021 chazn2021

I stayed at this hotel this past weekend. The customer service was exceptional, especially with the front desk service of Chasta Dogan. Chasta was pleasant, answered all my questions and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone! The room was ascetically beautiful and most importantly clean. Thank you all so much for making… Read more
I stayed at this hotel this past weekend. The customer service was exceptional, especially with the front desk service of Chasta Dogan. Chasta was pleasant, answered all my questions and extremely knowledgeable. I would recommend this hotel to anyone! The room was ascetically beautiful and most importantly clean. Thank you all so much for making this trip to Philadelphia a joyful experience and most importantly thank you to the Chasta and all the staff I encountered during my stay. Read less