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 OK, but not worth the price

Oct 15, 2019 ChasD999 Boston, Massachusetts

For $450 a night we had a small room, big enough for a queen bed plus 2' on either side. The bathroom was small with a single sink. The shower had a solid glass panel that allowed water spray to escape, a shower head that dumped water on you, and to turn on, the faucet was on the other side of the shower head, so you got doused with cold water… Read more
For $450 a night we had a small room, big enough for a queen bed plus 2' on either side. The bathroom was small with a single sink. The shower had a solid glass panel that allowed water spray to escape, a shower head that dumped water on you, and to turn on, the faucet was on the other side of the shower head, so you got doused with cold water when you turned it on. There was a single chair in the room with worn fabric, and holes dug deeply into both arms to the center metal frame. They have a neat rooftop bar, but if they have a DJ there is a cover, regardless if you are a hotel guest, plus we were informed by the hostess that they won't divide a bill beyond 3, so if you are drinking with friends and want to split the bill evenly, you can't. They provide red and white wine from 5-6 pm each night in the lobby. A nice gesture, but the wine is almost undrinkable (people were drinking it, but I couldn't). WIFI did not always work, and we lost power one night. Despite my being negative, it is a nice hotel, with particularly pleasant employees. However, we had friends who stayed next door at the Renaissance for a fraction of the cost, with breakfast included, who had superior value for what they paid. If you are driving, and are ok with self parking, for half the price of the hotel offered parking you can park in the Bourse garage less than a block away. Read less
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Oct 14, 2019 filipes1978 Toronto, Canada

Great hotel, great food beautiful rooms. They need Coffee of some sort in the rooms. Also the front desk girls have a bit of attitude considering it’s higher end hotel. Shower is a little slow to get hot water and the pressure could be better. These are all small things but things you would expect to not be an issue in a property of this caliber.
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Oct 14, 2019 MarcBRS Bristol, United Kingdom

A very stylish well run hotel. Stylish and well located to see the historic parts of Philadelphia Comfortable rooms and friendly service We arrived during wine hour so that was welcome after a long flight
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Lication, Eclectic Decor

Oct 10, 2019 NorthFlorida Lake City, Florida

We stayed at the Hotel Monaco three years ago and enjoyed our recent return. The hotel has an eclectic decor which mixes the traditional federal style with contemporary furniture and bold wallpapers and fabrics. The hotel is across the street from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It is two blocks from Market Street which is loaded with… Read more
We stayed at the Hotel Monaco three years ago and enjoyed our recent return. The hotel has an eclectic decor which mixes the traditional federal style with contemporary furniture and bold wallpapers and fabrics. The hotel is across the street from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It is two blocks from Market Street which is loaded with good restaurants. One of the tour bus companies is located in front of the Bourse food court just around the corner from the hotel. It is walking distance to Franklin Museum, Post Office, and Printer and other historic sites. The room has a comfortable bed and pillows. The bed was positioned so one side was within a few inches of the bathroom door which we did not care for. If the bed were on the wall where the red armoire and desk are located and this furniture was moved to the current location of the bed this issue would be resolved. The furnishings are showing wear. The arms of the desk chair were worn away. The white leather furniture in the lobby is in need of cleaning. The grimy gray color is off-putting. The water temperature in the shower was lukewarm at best. Our friends staying in the next room has the same issue. The hotel restaurant, The Owl, has improved since our last visit. The menu for breakfast had a good variety and the food was excellent. At night, the restaurant bar was hopping. All in all we enjoyed our stay at The Hotel Monaco and would stay there again. Read less
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Oct 10, 2019 Go827975

The Hotel Monaco truely exemplifies the meaning of " brotherly love".The location of the hotel,the high style decor of the rooms and of course the staff working there. Mr.R.M.the concierge is so accommodating, always with a lovely smile and a genuine "hello",can i help you? Actually there are so many more reasons i make The Hotel Monaco my home… Read more
The Hotel Monaco truely exemplifies the meaning of " brotherly love".The location of the hotel,the high style decor of the rooms and of course the staff working there. Mr.R.M.the concierge is so accommodating, always with a lovely smile and a genuine "hello",can i help you? Actually there are so many more reasons i make The Hotel Monaco my home away from home... Read less