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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 5 Star Location and Staff. Across the street from Independence Hall.

Sep 24, 2020 Manny11552 West Hempstead, New York

We had a great 3 day stay in the heart of Historical Philadelphia. Given the 5 Star Location, you could easily walk across the street to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Not much further was the Betsy Ross House and Ben Franklin's grave. The staff at the hotel treated us like long friends and could not be any better. Rashid,… Read more
We had a great 3 day stay in the heart of Historical Philadelphia. Given the 5 Star Location, you could easily walk across the street to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Not much further was the Betsy Ross House and Ben Franklin's grave. The staff at the hotel treated us like long friends and could not be any better. Rashid, Lawrence, Shasta, David, Chris and Roger provided insight, suggestions and directions that only the locals know. I highly recommend you stay here. We will come back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Helpful, warm staff, lovely room, great lunch!

Sep 21, 2020 G9043YTchrish

My first night I was having trouble with my electronics and found Amer to be so helpful and knowledgable....he even solved some problems I had been having before I arrived! The staff in the Red Owl Tavern were also terrific and the salmon salad is phenomenal! Try it! A special thank you to Roshid who went out of his way to make my stay… Read more
My first night I was having trouble with my electronics and found Amer to be so helpful and knowledgable....he even solved some problems I had been having before I arrived! The staff in the Red Owl Tavern were also terrific and the salmon salad is phenomenal! Try it! A special thank you to Roshid who went out of his way to make my stay terrific. Even though this was an intense work trip, staying at the Kimpton made me want to go back for vacation with my husband! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our 6th Year Anniversary Celebration

Sep 19, 2020 Amelia A Union, New Jersey

We checked in earlier today and were greeted by Roshid; Lead Concierge; he is such a gentleman. We then went to the front desk where we were given a beautiful gift bag to celebrate our Anniversary that Roshid had put together. Tyree then took our bags and helped us settle into our room. Another gentleman. The room is beautiful (Corner Spa… Read more
We checked in earlier today and were greeted by Roshid; Lead Concierge; he is such a gentleman. We then went to the front desk where we were given a beautiful gift bag to celebrate our Anniversary that Roshid had put together. Tyree then took our bags and helped us settle into our room. Another gentleman. The room is beautiful (Corner Spa Room). The best thing is the hotel is dog friendly, and yes we brought our doggie. She had a blast walking around and smelling all different senses. The people in Philly are very dog and people friendly. We highly recommend this hotel and we will definitely be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome concierge services and front desk

Sep 19, 2020 psE7499PF

Called the front desk to help with some celebration and they were proactive and helpful. The concierge was knowledgable and took the time to walk through the options and added extra details. Great experience.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My Home Away from Home

Sep 9, 2020 itsmeBernardG

I've recently stayed at Hotel Monaco twice for mini-staycation nights and have been incredibly pleased with my experience. When I booked the first time, my only request was to have a room with a free-standing soaking tub - I got that and luckily, the room was big and unbelievably quiet & dark (it was away from the elevators and had no view, but I… Read more
I've recently stayed at Hotel Monaco twice for mini-staycation nights and have been incredibly pleased with my experience. When I booked the first time, my only request was to have a room with a free-standing soaking tub - I got that and luckily, the room was big and unbelievably quiet & dark (it was away from the elevators and had no view, but I didn't care about that). The tub was the highlight of the room. There were a few minor issues with the room which proved to be a blessing - when I checked out the next day, I asked the gentleman at the desk if he wouldn't mind some feedback about the room. He was so very professional and gracious - he turned to the desk and took out a notebook and wrote down notes about the issues that I had. I was so impressed that I introduced myself so that I could learn that gentlman's name. Roshid is the ultimate hospitality professional - he thanked me for my feedback, gave me his business card, and told me to contact him directly if I was going to come back. A few weeks later, I did just that and I requested the same room. The best part was that each of the issues that I had told Roshid about had been addressed and fixed. Perfection. Besides Roshid, everyone else I came in contact with was friendly and engaging - housekeeping staff who provided plastic baggies for the ice bucket, the bartender, and other front desk staff. Long story short, the Hotel Monaco is my home away from home in Philadelphia. I love the friendly, professional service, the hotel design, the tub, and the perfect location. Can't wait to get back for my next stay! See you soon, Roshid! Read less