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Hotel Monaco Seattle, a Kimpton Hotel in Seattle, WA

Hotel Monaco Seattle, a Kimpton Hotel in Seattle, WA

Specialties

Completely renovated March 2012!  Be among the first to experience our new look & feel today.  The Hotel Monaco Seattle is a part of the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants collection of over 40-boutique hotels across the United States and Canada.  Kimpton was recently honored by our guests with the highest customer satisfaction score in the hotel industry, and is a recipient of Fortune Magazine's "Top 100 Best Companies to Work For."

Our 189 guest rooms and suites offer the "perfect escape" from the everyday hotel experience.  Join us on Friday nights for our 'Guitar Hero' tournament in the lobby, or nightly for our evening hosted wine reception (for hotel guests).  The award-winning Sazerac Restaurant boasts "damn good food", and 24 hour room service.  Our hotel is also well appointed for the business and leisure traveler alike offering a 24 hour fitness center, business center, valet parking, concierge and over 6,000 square feet of meeting space.

History

Established in 1996.

The Hotel Monaco in Seattle - located at the intersection of Spring/Seneca Streets - was renovated and opened in 1996.  Occupying the former Pacific Bell telephone switch building for the greater Seattle area, this historic building is uniquely positioned at the heart of Seattle's commercial, financial, and entertaining hub.  

Featuring 189 oversized and exceptionally appointed guestrooms and suites, the hotel also developed a fitness center, 6,000 square feet of flexible function & meeting space, a 2-story lobby entry, valet parking, and developed the cajun-inspired restaurant Sazerac as part of the renovation project.  

In-room spa services are made possible through the hotel's partnership with Relax & Rejuvenate - and appointments for these services can be made through our talented guest services staff.

 

Company Info:

Rating: 4.22

Address: 1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
  • Mon: Open 24 hours
  • Tue: Open 24 hours
  • Wed: Open 24 hours
  • Thu: Open 24 hours
  • Fri: Open 24 hours
  • Sat: Open 24 hours
  • Sun: Open 24 hours

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Comments (261):

1. Danielle R.
Goldfish? Free Wine? Free Coffee? And I can bring my dog? And they will watch him while I go out? This place is one of a kind, I recommend it to anyone who likes all of these things, plus my laptop works with a password and no charge for internet!

25/01/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. megan d.
a nice modern hotel much more homey than the w....who new modernism and homey could work...but it can with fish tanks and free booze. god bless this place they do good work. the customer service is out standing.

03/04/06 | Link | Rating: 4.0
3. Lindsay G.
I took a little mini-vacation here with my dog, and BOTH of us were treated like royalty! They had a special room-service menu JUST FOR my puppy and the rooms were immaculate. I love this hotel and reccommend it to everyone!

14/11/05 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Rick L.
Tiffany T. is so right - plush, luxurious, and best of all Aveda products.. I had a little fun here recently and let me say .. the beds are very comfortable. Within walking distance to eateries, bookshops, and what not also makes it a great place for touristy stayovers.

28/02/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. Chloe H.
My mom stayed here when she visited me in the city, and I'd recommend it to anyone coming to town for a spell, that has a few bucks to plunk down.  The Monaco is totally comfy and cute...they have yoga mats and goldfish in every room.  The staff is amazing...when mom checked in late and told them her sob story about how her flight was delayed (13 hours!) they upgraded her to a suite!

15/02/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
6. jenny w.
I love dogs are allowed. you can also get a doggies upgrade with a bed and leash and doggie bag. There are gold fish for petless in Seattle peeps. They have even had doggie fashion shows and dinners with owners outside dining. They are friendly and helpful for anyone not familiar with the area. 5 stars in my book.

11/04/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
7. katharine s.
Really nice but not so nice that I felt like I shouldn't be leaving my towels on the floor. I spent a lot of time in this hotel room making a dent in the mini bar (whoops!), and I kind of never wanted to leave.

01/06/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
8. Sarah S.
We have stayed here a few times, and it has generally ben a good experience.  This place is dog friendly, which is very cool.  Be sure to get a room away from the alley.  The last time we stayed there on a Friday night, a dump truck drove through the alley every two hours during the night and loaded or unloaded its glass.  It made for a very restless nights sleep.

12/12/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
9. Nancy B.
We stayed here the night before our cruise and I really wanted to give it a 5 star except my husband and I didnt sleep all night.  The walls were so thin that we could hear the neighbors all night long.  And they were up well in the morning hours.  In the morning we even heard them take a shower and use the restroom.  The windows arent very thick either so we heard lots of weird noises and sirens outside.  However the service was very friendly and attentive.  We recieve a bottle of wine and a bag of chocolates for our aniverary which was very kind.  The conceriage was always willing to help, however the resturnat that was recomended to us gave my husband food poisioning (Wild Ginger) but that wasn't the hotels fault of course.  It is in a good location close to everything and it is well maintained.   The goldfish was cute touch, however i really hope they house them in a very large tank behind the scenes as these fantails need at least 20 gallons per fish to be comfortable.   I think next time I will stay at the Fairmont instead just because we really need our sleep!!

20/09/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
10. sarah C.
My stay here was absolutely perfect. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The location, right downtown and across from the stunning Rem Koolhaas designed library, cannot be beat. My room actually had a huge window looking down onto it.  The rooms are spacious and very comfy, and i just loved the cheetah print bathrobes. I would stay here again in an instant.

13/07/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
11. Brittany S.
Great location, great service, and great amenties!

12/07/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
12. Fern D.
Very nice Kimpton property in a good location. We had a large room with 2 queen beds on the 11th floor. Loved it!  The doormen, front desk staff and room service staff were all very friendly, helpful and very accommodating. The happy hour during the day is also a nice touch. I'd definitely stay here on my next visit.

07/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
13. Ross R.
It's a Kimpton, so you know you can't go wrong. Good folks, good place. Dog friendly (although they could improve a bit, when I asked where I could take my dog for a potty break, they just sort of shrugged. Turns out  its all concrete, everywhere, so the poor pup wasn't too happy with the poop-ability. Everything else was paws-tastic.)

16/08/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
14. Steve G.
Kind of trendy, well located hotel.  Very friendly staff... drama in the room decor - check it out and see if you will dig it.  I think it's funky and unique and a nice change from the big chains.  Two reasons for 4 stars - first, this is a pet friendly hotel and it had taken a bit of a toll on the furniture in my suite.  Everything was clean but starting to get a little frayed.  Second - very thin walls.  I could hear everything that was going on above and next door, and there was a lot going on.  Yep, woke up and fell asleep to thumping and moaning.  Not really that bad of a thing I suppose, but be aware that you will be heard by the neighbors... if that turns you on go for it...

25/09/07 | Link | Rating: 4.0
15. Andrew K.
Great hotel. Bed is so comfortable. Great location across from public libe. Awesome.

05/03/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
16. larry h.
Top notch hotel.  A little pricey for me, so I do not usually use it, but have done so on a few visits to Seattle.  This place is what you would expect from a superior boutique hotel.  You just can't go wrong.  Beautiful decor, great staff, nice amenities, including a fish in your room as a pet-away-from-home if you are into that sort of thing.  Probably one of the best hotels downtown.

08/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Robert C.
Except for the folks down the hall apparently there for the ganja convention, at least doing their best to smoke Seattle free. Seriously, I would have failed a drug screen by walking down that hall. Other than that, this hotel was pretty much what you'd expect from an expensive, trendy, downtown Seattle hotel. Nice room, including an unexpected turn down service complete with smooth jazz love music, great appointments and view. The staff were friendly and helpful. Anyway if you want to stay downtown and have some cash to burn, I suggest you check them out!

02/01/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
18. Cyrielle W.
A nice hotel, but we had a little bit of a struggle getting our champagne that accompanied our honeymoon package.  After drinking enough at our wedding we decided to wait till morning to order our bottle.  We called the front desk and asked for some orange juice and our champagne.  A long story short,  we had to call three times and go down to the front desk before the orange juice and our bottle arrived.  It was a frustrating morning after a wonderful night.

04/01/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
19. Jason D.
This is where we stay every time we are in Seattle. I have only had one negative experience here, and the hotel sent me free weekend get-away package to make up for it.
The nightly free happy hour is great, and the fortune teller lady is spot on! Every time she talks to us, within about 4 months, everything she said is true..
Plus, I love the fact that dogs are allowed, and we always have a little goldfish in the room to come home to!

06/01/06 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Grace N.
This was a very good hotel which is conveniently located in town so it was easy walking distance to Pike Place Market, shopping and other tourist attractions.  The room was clean and spacious however, the tub drain was a little slow and they only had digital television . . . no HD.  In the morning, free Starbucks coffee, tea and the newspaper are provided in the lobby.  In the evening they have free wine between the hours of 5 and 6.  It's expensive to park your car there so I would recommend you take a shuttle from the airport to the hotel and walk to where ever you're going or catch the bus or monorails.  The staff was very friendly and the hotel felt very cozy in comparison to the W across the street.

15/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
21. Z M.
This review is only for the lunch! We were here for a meeting and had catered lunch every day in their restaurant and the food was fantastic!

09/03/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Jill W.
I stay at the Palomar in Philadelpia when I travel for work.  I liked that Kimpton hotel so much I looked for a Kimpton in Seattle forour family vacation and  booked the King Delux suite at the Monaco for mu husband, son and me.  The property was up to Kimpton standards, in a great location.  Customer service was wonderful, the staff is friendly, fun and helpful.  They even comped our room the night we drove down to Oregon so we didn't risk losing the room but changing the reservation.   The wine hour was a great way to relax after days walking around the sights.  And did I mention the restaurant?  We had to force ourrselves to eat somewhere else.  Bryan was great at the desk, and really got our vacation off to a great start.

04/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
23. Seanna S.
I love hotel Monaco! The staff were all super helpful and nice. We got a sweet deal on their website. The rooms were very clean, very quiet. Great location. Close to Pike Market and all the shopping. Aveda products and a sweet mini bar. I will defiantly stay again. You can even request a goldfish to stay in your room with you.

01/12/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Robert P.
We were very pleased during our recent visit at the Hotel Monaco.  We booked our stay though the "Not your average cup of Joe" package with Travelocity.  This hotel is centrally located on 4th. Street.  It is within walking distance to many Downtown attractions including Pikes market, the Art Museum, Monorail and just across the street from the main library.  I would recommend against renting a car if you plan on staying in the Downtown area.  Parking can be a pain.  The cab ride to and from the airport is about $30 each way and Seattle has a very nice public transit system.  The rooms were very nice with warm colors, large flat screen TV and even a pet goldfish if you desire.  The bed was very comfortable with down pillows and a down comforter.  The room was well insulated from noise from neighboring rooms.  The staff was very friendly and accommodating.  Be sure to ask the Bellmen for dining recommendations.  They won't steer you wrong.  I would not recommend the in hotel restaurant Seraze.  There are much better places to eat within a block or two of the hotel.  All in all, I would give the Hotel Monaco three plus stars.  We do plan on staying there again.

20/01/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Diana L.
1997. Afghan Whigs after party. Bourbon. Lots of stripes. That's all I got.

09/11/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
26. D L.
My son really enjoyed having Paul (the goldfish) there.  Our room was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. No major complains. Location close to everything.

13/08/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
27. Chris W.
Stayed at this Kimpton for the first time last week.  Great service, well-appointed room, comfortable bed.  Very convenient downtown location, 1-1/2 blocks from the light rail station, and close to Pike Place Market.  Would stay here again.

31/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
28. Dana S.
Apparently they do not realize I am not all that important...and yet I have to say that they made me feel as if I was.  This is the absolute best escape I have had since the Wynn Encore in Las Vegas.  From the moment you walk in until the second they shut your door on the way out they want you happy and wanting to come back.  In this economy, how can you go wrong with this business strategy?  Might I add, I filled out the silly little on-line review they send you, and SURPRISE the manager sent me a personal email response!  They have spoiled me for any other hotel.  Bless them, I needed that!

08/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
29. Josh R.
Very nice and welcome front desk staff, cool building, good rooms, beds were a little sparse but I slept well. Burger from room service was good, prices not too bad. Very close to a Starbucks, which is always a plus:) The free coffee in the lobby in the am is nice, as is the fact that, unlike mroe and more hotels these days, they have a coffee pot AND decent coffee in the room.

23/01/09 | Link | Rating: 3.0
30. Carrie H.
AWESOME!

Hubby and I stayed here our wedding night - absolutely the best nights sleep I've ever gotten.  Doesn't help that room service is from Sazerac down stairs!!  Who ever thinks of fine dining while in your bathrobe??

Late check-out was available, and if I was a tourist, I would definitely stay there again!

23/02/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
31. Jaime S.
OK...LOVE THIS HOTEL! The Aveda products...the robes....the TV.

...THE FREAKIN GOLDFISH TO KEEP ME COMPANY....loved it! Oh...and the happy hour complimentry beer & wine. FABULOUS...

You can drink and then walk your drunk butt down to the peir and have yourself a good meal...or that sushi bar down the street (dammit if I could only remember the name...)

Good times...my hotel of choice in Seattle.

07/01/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
32. Renno D.
VERY helpful staff, even though AMEX did not confirm or set up our paid for reservation, the staff was all most helpful, we had to wait for AMEX to call back (25+ minutes) the staff called them back several times to facilitated our stay, they even upgraded us, even though is was not the Monaco Hotels fault. Great Location, close by is Belle Epicurean the BEST french bakery in Seattle is 1/2 block away as is Tulio the Best Italian Food in Seattle. The Resident Restaurant Sazerac has a good pu-pu happy hour, the Bartenders will mix or try anything for you. A Gold Fish will keep you company in your room, just ask. Warm fuzzy robes and socks await your arrival. No Complimentary H20 when you arrive but there is a Large umbrella in each room. Rumor was that they were about to start a large remodel project so ask. Gourmet Grocery around the corner on University going W (closed Sunday). Starbucks and a Loud overpriced Wine Bar just 1/2 block away. Good Starbuck Complimentary Coffee at 6:00 AM in the Lobby. Wine & Wood Fired Pizza in the evening. Very Comfortable and large Lobby Area with couches and great lighting. Very Personal Hotel that aims to make you feel at home.

18/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
33. David K.
This is one silly place - circus-striped rooms, leopard-patterned bathrobes, goldfish waiting for you as you exit the elevator. But the staff is super-friendly (thanks for upgrading us to a suite!) and when we had to check out at midnight to do deal with barfing kids the babysitter couldn't cope with, they comped the valet parking. Room service was absurdly fast and good. A short walk to a lot of good restaurants, as well as the Seattle Art Museum and other egghead locales....

04/04/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
34. Nate L.
Hotel Monaco is a decent enough hotel, the bed was comfy and the in room hot tub was a treat, but it was hard to get over the feeling that I was staying in a Victoria's Secret. Not in a good way.  Really. Loud. Stripes.  Everywhere.  Our Monte Carlo suite had a nice view of.... a brick wall.  The service was good and the restaurant staff attentive, but for your money there are better places in Seattle.

10/08/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
35. Mary m.
Booked a suite.   Tub plugged.  Called maintenance, they pulled out a Rapunzel long tail with different hairs in it.   Threw up in my mouth a little.   TV fuzzy.   Pull out bed, fell into hole and had to climb out because it was so worn.  Told management.   No response.

30/12/11 | Link | Rating: 1.0
36. Perci N.
I do a lot of traveling for work, and the Monaco Seattle's probably the best hotel I've ever stayed at, within the $200-$400 a night price range.

The boutique hotel is centrally located in Downtown Seattle, and is only a short taxi ride from the waterfront and a million wonderful restaurants -- some nearby fav's include Wasabi Bistro and McCormick's.

The rooms are huge and lush, and the decor throughout the hotel, as well as in your room, is opulent. I love the sexy boudoir feel of the red and cream colored walls, and the curtains which separates the living room from the fun room...

My only caveat: the walls are thinnish, tempting your imagination to run when you hear the thumps and bumps in the night...

13/02/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
37. Rod S.
Cute Boutique Hotel with Large Rooms

I loved this hotel from the second I walked in. The staff was very pleasant and always greeted you with a smile when youwalked in anad out of the hotel. This is a Kimpton Hotel, and stands up to the name which are boutique hotels with personal charm. There is a manager's reception in the eve with wine pouring for everyone in a a nice setting. This one also had someone doing chair massages - what more can you ask! I was in RM 1107 (king) and the images online matched the room and I was pleased to finally find a website that has accurtae pictures of the propert. The room was huge for a boutique hotel and any other for that matter. The mini-bar wasn't outrageously priced and I feel I got a better deal for my money than other places I have stayed in Seattle (see my other Seattle reviews). Next time I am in Seattle - I will stay at this hotel. Perfect

07/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
38. jay s.
I'm a little mystified by the 5 star ratings here. I found the service uneven--super helpful women in the daytime, too-cool-for-school guy in the evening, not helpful or welcoming in the least. I'm down with the funky--although let's remember it is a chain hotel that is doing funky--but funky should not trump good service or that feeling of indulgence one seeks when paying a lot for a hotel room. I came back to the hotel while the room was being cleaned, the person left saying she'd be back later, but that didn't happen, so the relatively small room felt smaller with filled trash cans and towels on the ground. Stayed on a trial basis--was curious about these Hotel Monacos sprouting up, but I won't be back. They are setting the bar low.

13/01/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
39. Chris G.
Very nice hotel and very friendly staff. Fitness room could be better though. I was able to park on the street for free each night just one street over. Don't pay for the expensive valet parking.

23/07/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
40. mahi m.
Well, this is my first "thanks, Yelp!" moment. I was visiting lovely Seattle, planning to stay with a friend who called last minute to say he had one of those nasty colds that meant we probably shouldn't be sharing a small apartment. I ducked out  of my work meeting to try and find a hotel room for under $200 that very night.

My usual go-to spots were also all taken up with the Spring Break/Easter/Sakura-Con crowds. Yelp gives the Monaco good props, so I call and sure enough they have a King for $180. It ends up being a cushy room with a library view and fabulously nice people. Weekend saved!

09/04/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
41. S L.
I went to Seattle for the first time and stayed at this hotel as I had a business conference to attend. The room was well appointed and very comfortable. Located in the heart of Downtown Seattle made walking to Pike's Market really enjoyable.

Staff was pleasant and accommodated me when I came home "hammered" and went to the wrong floor trying to get my "door" to open. After stammering back down to the lobby, one of the staff remembered my room number and helped me to where I was staying. Kudos for treating the inebriated with respect instead of digust in their face.

01/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
42. Meg D.
Boutique hotel in Dowtown Seattle on the corner of Spring and 4th.

My friend and I stayed here for the weekend and after about three hours our plumbing had clogged.  We called in maintenance and within minutes the concierge contacted us and upgraded us to the Monaco Suite which is typically about 100 more.  Thanks.

The next day we called the concierge to recommend some dancing hot spots and to our dismay they did not get back to us.

That next afternoon (whilst turning Hotel Monaco onto Yelp), we mentioned to the manager that we indeed left a msg the day before and did not receive a call back and what did he do?  We received a complementary bottle of wine for preparation for our evening out on the town.  Thanks.

Upon leaving, I very very sadly left my ring in the bathroom.  I was gutted over this.  It was a very inexpensive black plastic ring with white stripes going horizontal but it is one of my favorite rings which I purchased at an off the beaten melrose path in LA.  I called and left a message, no reply.  I called again and lo and behold they found it and are shipping it to me pronto.

Maybe they are too busy to call you back but I am still giving this cute dog friendly hotel five stars because, well they rock.  Free happy hour daily from 4-6pm as well as half price bar food.

18/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
43. Holly B.
The main reason I'd stay at the Monaco again would be easy access to the public library (which is amazing! why can't every city have a library like this?)  Also if you're wanting to sport a leopard printed robe while prancing about your room, this is the place to go.  It's a little kitschy for my tastes, but I do remember making friends with the valet parking boys at this place.

Also, all Kimpton hotels feature free wine/beer reception in early evening - definitely a plus in my book.

17/02/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
44. Rada I.
Nice hotel centrally located in the heart of downtown. Contrary to the other yelp reviews, our room, even though it was on the top floor, was pretty small. I definitely enjoyed the Parisian decor and the delicious tea-chocolates. The doormen were not very good at grabbing the doors for the guests- I wasn't impressed with the service.
If/when I come back to Seattle, with the abundance of high-end hotel choices, I don't think I would stay here again. It just wasn't very special.

13/01/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
45. Ryan B.
Great hotel with a great restaurant next door.  Also is a wonderful location.  Only knock is that the room we stayed in seemed small and had a good bit of outside road noise.  I won't dock it too much for these points as the upsides out weigh the negatives

15/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
46. Suzanne H.
I recently stayed at the Hotel Monaco and it was a fabulous experience as always.  The front desk and concierge staff were helpful, professional and courteous.  I always try and stay at a Kimpton property whenever I travel and I'm never disappointed.  The location is fantastic.  On my last day, I walked to the Seattle Art Museum and toured the Picasso exhibit.  It was only two blocks from the hotel.  Pike's market is only a few blocks away.  

The Hotel Monaco restaurant is awesome.  They have a tremendous happy hour with half priced food and reasonably priced drinks.  My sister and I also ate at another Kimpton restaurant during our stay, Tulio's. (which was within walking distance from Monaco)....OMG....this place rocks.  I'm from SF so I've had my share of fab food, but this place is the bomb!  Nice decor too.  Food is to die for.

All in all, I give my Hotel Monaco stay five stars for service, cleanliness, food and drinks, and a most professional and friendly staff.

10/11/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
47. M L.
I'm a hotel princess and love Kimpton hotels. I always stay at Hotel Monaco when traveling to Seattle on business. Very comfortable rooms, good location for public transit, accommodating staff, bonus points for dog friendly, and I appreciate the wine reception.

22/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
48. Meg B.
I booked this hotel through Priceline and got a killer deal. I had never been in the hotel, so I wasn't sure what to expect. From the moment I arrived everything was perfect. The valet was prompt with helping me inside at which point I was greeted by the friendliest receptionist. She upgraded my room to a top floor and told me all about their complementary nightly wine tasting. She also made sure to sign me up for their rewards program (no charge) so that I could get a $10 credit for the mini-bar.  The room was beautiful and had a great view. I'm not going to lie; I was pretty excited to find the leopard print bathrobes (hilarious).  The hotel is in a great location, just a couple blocks from Pike Place Market. I was able to walk to Triple Door for a concert in under five minutes. It is also dog friendly, so if you can bring your four-legged best friend with you. If you don't bring your pup and miss that animal companionship, they will bring you a gold fish to keep you company. So fun!

I can't wait to go back!

04/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
49. Troy H.
I am generally a Kimpton hotel fan, but you can do much better by staying at the W across the street.

Sorry Kimpton!

02/11/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
50. Jennilee B.
For 2 of my mini in-Seattle vacays I've stayed here, and both times I've fallen in love with this hotel. The Kimpton Hotel chain has impeccable taste with decor, and they definitely did not skimp on this hotel! Their valet  attendants are very accommodating, their staff knowledgeable with anything and everything "Seattle" (play tourist, it's actually fun!)

Now for the nitty gritty- their food is great! I ordered breakfast of french toast, bacon and eggs, and polished it off with fresh squeezed OJ- it did not taste like "room service" it was actually quite palatable I must say. AND it came in less time than I expected, best for when you have a hangover from the night before.

The threadcount for their bedsheets? Silky smooth and ultra lush! Just amazing!

Their rates are pretty competitive for a boutique hotel $325 a night avg) and if you mention that you've frequented their before they actually may give you an upgrade or free parking.

If you've stayed at the Hotel Monaco Portland (previously 5th Ave. Suites) it's exactly the same layout for rooms/decor.

22/02/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
51. Elizabeth S.
It is a rarity when service is given at a hotel.  Hotel Monaco has been amazing.  Truly.  Brian and Claire at the front desk are warm and welcoming, the restaurant is excellent (best Happy Hour in Seattle I swear!), and the room was large with enough room to walk around in (didn't feel like I was in a "box").  This hotel is one of my favorites now.  Can't say enough good things about them.  The staff make it seem like they genuinely care about you having a great stay.

21/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
52. Leila W.
Like so many other reviewers, I booked this room through Hotwire -- but the next time I go to Seattle, I'll pay full price to stay here again. When we checked in, we were a little concerned because the lobby was full of people -- was it a convention? A party? Did we need earplugs? Turns out that everyone was hanging out enjoying a glass of complimentary wine, so of course we joined in! The wine was delicious, and the lobby a beautiful place to enjoy it (and the morning coffee). After our wine, as we were getting settled in the room, the front desk called up just to make sure everything was OK. We experienced this level of attentive service throughout our stay.

Another plus: PETS! The lobby always had a dog or two hanging out looking cute. I wish my cats travelled so well.

Only thing I think could be improved: the WiFi should be free in all guest rooms, not just the lobby.

20/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
53. Robyn d L.
Staying here was one of the best parts of my trip to Seattle.  I found a discount rate on their site (Pigs on Parade Celebration - 10% off), and opted for the Mediterranean Suite.  The room was beautiful and spacious, and came with little perks like bottled Evian, Belgian chocolates, and free internet access.  If you're a AAA member, I think they also offer a 10% discount for that as well.

The staff was super friendly, and even when there were a few minor hiccups with some of my requests, they went out of their way to make sure I was more than satisfied.

The complementary wine and beer hour (5-6pm) is nice, but the kicker of my stay was FREE VALET PARKING FOR HYBRID CARS!  The normal cost of valet is $29 per night with in and out privileges.  So if you're renting a car, do yourself a favor and upgrade to the hybrid.

10/09/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
54. Maksim M.
Room dirty,unprofessional. I order the cab, they offer me car service, the driver do not speak any language, doesn't know how and where to drive, the car almost falling a part.  People don't stay there. Only recommend chicken wing  from restarant.

16/06/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
55. Eric M.
As a Kimpton groupie, I love pretty much all their hotels (though the service at the Prescott in SF recently was mediocre...plus, that hotel is nigh nearing serious need of a renovation).  My wife and I have been semi-frequent guests of this hotel over the past couple of years:  when we were searching for a place to live in Seattle, when bad plumbing forced us to spend 4 nights here (paid by the landlord), and for a couple of local "vacation" weekends.

Great service, robes that make one look like Fred or Wilma, wine reception, and whimsical decor (I just don't get people who describe it as "kitschy"....they clearly have no idea what that word means).

The restaurant is a 7.5 of 10...good...nowhere near truly noteworthy.

And since several previous reviews have grossly misspelled this, probably because they've never been to New Orleans or are teetotalers, the name is SAZERAC.

29/02/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
56. Jeff S.
Hotel Monaco was okay.   It was nothing extraordinary.  I like how the rooms had umbrellas for you to use.  

They were also offering free drinks downstairs for their guests when we were there.  Not really a place where one would go out of their way to hang out but the service was good and the rooms were comfortable.

25/12/08 | Link | Rating: 3.0
57. Emily M.
Wonderful hotel experience!  The room was very spacious, brightly decorated and clean. Had a office area with free internet. Very friendly service. One of my best hotel experiences so far! Recommend.

13/06/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
58. Becca U.
Lovely, very friendly hotel! My Bridesmaids and I stayed here the night before my wedding and everyone was accommodating and made our stay very comfortable. Room service is a bit pricey, though.

01/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
59. Brian C.
A nice boutique hotel in Seattle. Rooms were clean. Staff was friendly and efficient. Two complaints though. The hotel WiFi blocked out my access to Netflix (??) The showers come with dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and body gel soap. I found this annoying and really just wanted a nice BAR of soap.

11/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
60. Andrea G.
We stayed here for 8 nights. We had a quiet room on the third floor, facing the library. Wonderful location, within walking distance of Pioneer Square shopping, the Pike market and the Washington State convention center.

The room was decorated in a semi-French style with prints and funky mismatched furniture. They have 32" HD TVs, but since they don't have HD cable it's kind of a waste.

The Sazerac downstairs is a decent restaurant, but there are better within walking distance. We ordered one room service breakfast and it wasn't worth the price.

Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay someplace "funky" to do touristy things in the city. We would probably stay here again if we come back. FYI if you find a cheaper price on a travel site they will match.

07/09/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
61. Stacey L.
When I'm in town for business, I stay at the Monaco.  It's conveniently located 1.5 blocks from the Light Rail - University Stop and just a few short blocks from downtown Seattle.  The front desk service is 5 stars.  The rooms are a bit small, but I'm usually only in for a night.  There is free wifi in the room if you're a Kimpton member.  Complimentary tea & coffee available every morning in the hotel lobby.

21/01/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
62. josh x.
fantastic surprise...

chocolate sees eggs in lobby...all the top newspapers for free... a Live goldfish (with his name) in the hotel room... luxurious beds and sheets... super clean... crisp and perfect staff...  leopard and zebra bathrobes in the rooms...  parking is expensive valet but one night the valet showed us where to park for free...  harry potter playing quietly in the lobby at all times... this place gets that mood and fun combined with immaculate quality is a perfect combo.

28/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
63. Shawna S.
Friendly staff, great location, clean building. Ive heard you get the option of having a goldfish in your room to keep you company, but they didnt ask me if i would like one upon check-in. Stepping off the elevator onto my floor is a decorative table, and what is sitting on this table in the hallway? A goldfish :) So i took the bowl into my room and borrowed him(or her) for the night.

Would stay here again.

15/07/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
64. Tracy B.
I travel for work weekly, and LOVE the Kimpton chains. This was my first time at the Monaco Seattle, and I loved everything about it! My great room was spacious, comfy, great view and came with my own goldfish, Mary, as a companion. The staff was excellent, they brought me chocolates and a small bottle of wine to welcome me. The hotel is at a great location, close to Pike street, lots of shopping, great restaurants and tons of coffee spots for the morning. The hotel is great, and I would stay here every time I came to Seattle. A+

28/04/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
65. Amy C.
I love Kimpton properties, so I was excited to hear that I would be staying here for a quick weekend trip. It is right in the middle of everything that you want to walk to in Seatlle and in a very convenient area. The beds are super comfy- and you can't beat the hosted happy hours

08/12/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
66. Jim R.
Im a flight attendant and this hotel stood out as one of the best Ive been to because of its quality design details without serious stuffiness, its very whimsical and playful and gave me a happy carefree feeling. it brought out the childlike curiosity and excitement. for a 46 year old that is quite the feat! Its a perfect location and the staff is very fun, professional, helpful and not snooty.

11/02/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
67. Lexi B.
I've been duped. Completely had. And never, ever will I let anyone suffer the fate of staying at the Hotel Monaco.

One day, 2.5 weeks ago, I was coordinating a hotel stay for my colleagues in Seattle. Mind you, these are twenty-something software engineers and business guys. Their favorite, Hotel 1000 was bursting at the seams and couldn't accommodate us and therefore recommended the Hotel Alexis, right across the street. And of course, the Alexis was totally packed too. The sales manager at the Alexis kindly suggested we try their "sister" hotel, the Hotel Monaco for our corporate stay. I reconfirmed:

Me: "You are positive this hotel is the same star level as Hotel 1000?"
Ignorant attendant: "Yes, it is 2 blocks away and is a part of our same family of hotels, the Kimpton hotels"

I blindly book $7000 worth of hotel stay at the Hotel Monaco.

Last Thursday, myself and my colleague arrive a day before our party arrives, just to make sure everything runs smoothly. We check in to a semi-hoaky (I assumed it was simply boutique hotel-charm) lobby, and proceed to our rooms.

The elevator door opens up to find a goldfish in the elevator lobby of my floor. Hmm. That's kitchy. I think. I walk down the halls and notice the overly dramatic fake-melting candle lighting on the walls. I chuckle a bit and enter my room.

With the lights off I could still see the hideous stripes. Everywhere. Red and white carnival striped walls. I flip on the lights. Even more terror: a faux-wicker framed mirror, plastic blue vases, leopard print chaise lounge, and misplaced Office Max desk chair. I open the closet, cringing for fear what I might find: silk leopard print pajamas and a zebra print robe. I was surprised I didn't find a hooker in there for my convenience. The shower curtain was one giant terry cloth mess; like a juicy couture nightmare. And they had the audacity to have Aveda bath products stocked in the rooms. I felt sorry for the Aveda distributors for having their products so misrepresented in such a place.

My co-worke texted me immediately from his own room, "Can we leave? Please?". We meet downstairs for a cigarette, recovery, and just a breather.

"I don't know if I can sleep because the walls are so loud"
"I actually had a goldfish in my room. Now I feel personally responsible for this fish living in such a state. I'm not ready for that kind of responsibility"
"Do we have to spend the night?"
"I'm positive I'm going to get bed bugs from this place"
"I'm thinking it's like The Shining-meets-Circus Circus-meets-Mediterranean Cruise"

We frantically run around downtown Seattle and find rooms scattered at various other hotels for our colleagues, hoping to save them from the terror. Knowing my job could potentially be on the line for booking a corporate stay at such a place.

And when I asked the Alexis' general manager how she could have possibly sent me to the Monaco thinking it was an equivalent, she replies: "some people really do like it". I point blank look at her and ask: "would you let your boss stay there?". Then I realize, he was the mastermind behind this atrocity. "Nevermind"...he would have been satisfied staying in the outdoor patio furniture section of WalMart.

Never. Ever. Stay there.

11/08/08 | Link | Rating: 2.0
68. Lee N.
This is the best hotel!  Stunningly decorated rooms and fabulous staff make this the best hotel I've ever visited.  The room service staff is beyond super.  They are quick and efficient with the food.  Major kudos to the chef and the kitchen staff for some of the best food.   The crispy truffles are a "must have" but everything is fantastic.  Thank you for making my stay so awesome.

20/10/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
69. Callie K.
as others state, for what it lacks in modern amenities it makes up for in service.

last month, two girlfriends and I stayed in the monte carlo suite for three nights and had an awesome time. being a bit of a hotel snob, I initially scoffed at the somewhat dated country-kitsch decor and the lack of a modern TV, iPod dock, etc. in the bedroom, but I didn't let it ruin our experience.
and really, it was the perfect choice for a girls retreat. enough room for the 3 of us to spread out comfortably (one king bed and a pullout queen), there's even a curtain we used to close off the bedroom from the sitting area so I could stay up late watching bravo while my girlfriends snoozed in peace on the other side.

other things to note:
+ it's just 1 block from the seattle train system, that's right, no rental car needed! $2.25 will get you a swift, clean, and super convenient trip from the airport to downtown seattle.
+ walking distance from most everything we wanted to do which included pike's place, a fancy wine shop around the corner ;), AND capitol hill.
+ FREE wifi
+ the hotel is attached to a pretty decent restaurant- sazerac- where we consumed fancy cocktails nightly thanks to complimentary drink coupons we were provided by the hotel (I highly recommend the spicy mamba:  gin, muddled cucumber, fresh lime juice, cointreau, and tabasco- YUM!)
+ they'll bring you a fish companion if interested. ours was named fernando and it was a little hard to leave him behind.
+ the staff is amazing. they'll go out of their way to make sure you are having the best experience possible. seriously.

20/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
70. David S.
We stayed here for an anniversary and it was fantastic! Jesse the Concierge sent a bottle of champagne and wine hour was great. The only downside was the wireless signal - better in the hallway than in the room. But we would overlook that and stay here again - we are going to book here for our next anniversary. Kimpton properties just do a great job personalizing your stay.

09/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
71. Lindsay L.
I agree with all ot the previous, positive comments on here.  So here are some additional tips.  Sign up to be a Kimpton In-Touch Member and you'll get $10 to "raid the mini bar" upon your arrival, plus free internet.  Also, The Monaco has a very small gym in the hotel and your room card will get you access to Gold's Gym (2.5 blocks away).  It's a smaller sized gym and the equipment is great!

25/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
72. Pauline R.
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011.
Rooms spacious quiet and clean with extra amenities . Service very helpful. Selected for proximity, a 15 min.,fast  walk to Harborview Medical Center.
Central location. The hotel restaurant and bar had long happy hour and very convenient.
Not too much not to recommend Except for late night room service food pretty bad.
Decor was elegant but also relaxed.
The previous week I stayed at the Kimpton Vintage around the corner. That also comes highly recommended.
Had never heard of Kimptob before .  Now I'm a member. !

22/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
73. Mike O.
One of the best hotel experience I've had in long time. The hotel lobby is beautiful, the rooms decorated nice. We stay in a king suite room. Staff go out of there way to be friendly. They have free coffee and tea every morning, free wine happy one hour every night from 5pm to 6pm. The hotel is pet friendly, but I didn't take my 2 cats on this trip, so then hotel provide me with a goldfish to keep me company! You can walk Pike Place market easily from hotel. Next time I go back Seattle I plan stay here again. Kimpton is such a great Hotel chain.

07/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
74. Larry T.
Beautiful large rooms tastefully decorated with floor to ceiling stripes. Perfect for lounging in your leopard print robes. This hotel made me loyal to the Hotel Monaco brand. Definitely a boutique among boutiques. When I stayed there they had wine tastings in the lobby which was great. Pike Place and the mall are a short walk away. There is a library across the street. Breakfast at the restaurant downstairs was fantastic. Get the pet goldfish if you can!

15/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
75. Elaine T.
The boy and I enjoyed a wonderful getaway to Seattle this past weekend. Just a short two hour flight from San Francisco and there we were- two states north. I gotta say that we could not have picked a better weekend to visit Seattle. The city treated us well with a full day of sunshine on Saturday, sandwiched between sparsely clouded blue skies on Friday and Sunday- without a drop of rain!!

The Hotel Monaco is a cozy boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Seattle. The concierge at Monaco was outstandingly hospitable. I bugged them with all kinds of touristy questions, and I got some fantastic tips and restaurant recommendations in return. (Thanks guys!)

The front desk was equally great. As soon as we checked in, they sent up our pet for the weekend- an adorable goldfish with a label next to the bowl that read: Hello, My Name Is HENRY. While you were gone, I ordered room service. Hee :o)

Although this hotel is on the pricier side, we got an awesome rate through hotwire. Originally, we were assigned a double queen room. I called the front desk over a week in advance and they upgraded us to a king suite on the 11th floor (top floor). Fantastic service!

Our room was very clean and quiet. Helpful magazines on all the Must See's of Seattle were arranged on the nightstand. Aveda products in the bathroom were also a nice touch. I loved our cozy, suuuper comfy bed- but the thing I valued most about the Hotel Monaco was its location. We were about five blocks away from Pike Place Market. Ten minutes walk to everywhere from Pacific Place (shopping) to Pier 50 (ferry). The boy and I so enjoyed walking through Seattle in such fortunate weather that we walked all the way from Pier 50 to the Space Needle.

I would be delighted to stay at Hotel Monaco again when I get the chance to revisit this wonderful city. Seattle is filled with friendly people and fantastic food.  (And how 'bout that view of Mt. Rainier from the airport?!)

17/11/08 | Link | Rating: 5.0
76. Tom O.
Great location and helpful staffers. Free: WIFI/WSJ/Starbucks in the AM/ evening reception.

21/07/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
77. Anne W.
Very sexy hotel!  Love love love it!  

Very clean, friendly and I love the evening wine social!

27/10/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
78. Los H.
Great staff.  Really lovely & accommodating staff.

The rooms are are always quite nice...plush.  Just like the bathrobes.  The typical guest rooms seemed designed for the business traveler to lounge in, maybe truly rest.

25/04/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
79. Renee W.
To be frank, I am a Kimpton girl through and through. Some properties, however, are better than others. This one is a keeper, primarily due to the exceptional service provided by a wonderful group of people including Jordan, Eric, Rob, Mario and Alec. I was accompanied by a few friends on this trip to Seattle, and they had never stayed at a Kimpton hotel before. We were guests for five days, and each day at least one person from my party would comment about the friendly staff and the comfort of the hotel. Though the hotel is currently being renovated, one wouldn't know it as there was no noise, mess, or any other typical clue. In short, we spent five days as if we were right at home. The hotel is comfortable, perfectly located, and charming. However the real jewel of the property is the staff, and for all of their kindness and generosity of spirit I am grateful.

16/01/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
80. Anna L.
Clean and well decorated. However, I got a bit annoyed when my room service person responded with "ugh, the elevators aren't really working tonight" when I asked her to bring me some ice water to have with my glass of wine and salad tray that she brought to me.  I had incorrectly assumed she'd bring water but I was wrong and was a bit taken back by her "sign" and complaint.

The room was fine and my overall stay was good enough that I would return but I can't forget how annoyed the staff was when I merely asked for water.

24/11/09 | Link | Rating: 2.0
81. Mystery Euro X.
The staff are super, the food is great, the interior design lovely but the Monaco is let down by two important things. One, the HARDEST beds this side of  Italy (known for its rock hard sleeping).  I woke up black and blue, and hey, I am not that old. I don't know if they were always hard or have become so, but all the lovely touches in this hotel, e.g. the great high end shampoo and soap dispensers, the super Sazarac restaurant etc are let down by the terrible sleep experience. Management: its time to change out those mattresses. Two: the toilet paper is sandpaper. Again, its so out of keeping with all the other attention to detail. Don't let some twit in corporate procurement let the side down by buying ground glass for the rear parts, insist on some decent soft toilet paper, I was sore "down there" within a few hours. So only three stars this time but we will be back, albeit with a foam top mattress. Cheers.

06/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
82. Anita R.
This was the perfect Seattle hotel. Within walking distance of the downtown area, Pike Place, Capitol Hill, museums, galleries, and shops.

Cozy and luxurious rooms. Very clean and contemporary, with friendly staff, and I was able to bring my dog. Lots of special amenities and during the time I was there they served complimentary coffe and tea in the lobby one morning and had a wine tasting at night.

I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Seattle. It couldn't have been a nicer stay.

08/12/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
83. Jason L.
Last minute trip to Seattle -- emergency trip with less than 24 hours advance notice.  Where to stay?

The Hotel Monaco saved us, and were very accommodating.  We needed three rooms (us, my wife's elderly parents, and one for our two teenaged girls), and they not only had the rooms available (so, probably would a Motel 6), but they managed to juggle things so all of use were within a few rooms of each other on the same floor.  And when the thermostat was broken in one of the rooms, they came up with yet a fourth room on the same floor to keep us together and happy . . .

Special kudos for Tim -- one of the bellmen, who came through with helping us with dinner reservations (when the concierge was a dismal failure -- thus the four stars), and for Megan at the front desk who accommodated all our needs with a helpful smile when one was sorely needed.

Our rooms were spacious and comfortable, the staff was warm, friendly, and ready to assist with anything -- from the parking valet to the room service staff ; everyone was great!  (Well, except for the concierge.)

10/03/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
84. Rob G.
I took my girlfriend to seattle for a little bday getaway and we stayed here since it was close to everything and the price was right. I was so shocked at the amenities this hotel had to offer. First off, they have a goldfish in every room. AWESOME! the room is very spacious, and the bathroom was very clean and kept up.  They had robes for you to use in the room, they were leopard print so i didnt care too much for them but the best part  of this hotel was the concierge service.

This hotels downtown location is so ideal for not having to spend money on cabs if you dont mind a little walk. We lucked out the weekend we went since we got 3 days of beautiful sunshine. It was still cold as all hell, but they weather was beautiful. It reminded me of San Francisco.

03/11/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
85. Milo R.
Awesome hotel especially if you have a dog or if you are a dog lover.  This place does not smell of dogs by the way.  They mix it up every morning with either hot chocolate, coffee, or tea. They even have treats for your dog. They put a goldfish in your room, pretty cool. Gym & business office available.
Down fall;  Parking is kind of difficult unless you valet ($40.00 all day).  Street parking takes credit cards ($5.00 2hrs 8am-6pm. Free 6pm-8am,  Sundays & Holidays). No microwave, then again I didn't ask. Ask for a coffee maker if you want one.

25/12/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
86. Candace M.
My boyfriend got us a room through the "name your price" program on Priceline. He's not much of a planner or great researcher but he did a great job on this!
Close enough to everything yet towards the quieter end, if you can even say that? The location was A+
Service was great and free valet although the cost of parking is high. But it's high everywhere in Seattle.
The rooms were clean and well stocked. I can see why some would not like the decor, but I personally don't mind it and find it charming and personable.

Can't wait to come back.

01/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
87. Gene D.
Yeah Yeah, it's a Kimpton Hotel. It's lavish, whimsical, fun, and Sauzerac is The Spot.

What makes it the best to me are its door people!

These are the coolest guys in town. Treat them well and your car sits majestically in front for however long you need it to. No worries or fuss.

Think about the last time you navigated 4th Ave.  Did you want a lobotomy by the time you crossed Marion Street? Suddenly, five stars for my parking buddies doesn't seem too high!

13/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
88. Maureen W.
When I was a frequent business traveler, I would have to go to Seattle a couple times a year.  Time after time, I chose the Monaco.  I have to say that the Monaco chain has done things right.  

*Great rooms--huge, well decorated, comfy beds
*Excellent service--Friendly staff, great room service
*Decent rates--Not cheap but certainly not expensive

This is also in an excellent location and the Dahlia Lounge and Restaurant next door is extremely good.

I would recommend a Hotel Monaco in any city...

02/08/07 | Link | Rating: 5.0
89. Mai P.
Great location for those visiting Seattle.

Close to Belltown, Pike's Market, and the shopping district.
30-40 minute walk to the Space Needle.
10 minute walk to Pike's Place
10 minute walk to the metro terminal

Pros:
Lots of hotel perks like wine tasting
Hotel is pet friendly
Clean
Free Wi-Fi if you join their Hotel Kimpton club

Cons:
ONLY valet parking and it is expensive (~$30/night)

About the parking:
There not many alternatives as most garages and open lots are day use only and fine you for overnight parking.
If you are super cheap and do not mine walking (like real walking, not some stroll through the park!), you can park for free on the residential streets by lower Queen Anne (generally around 1st and Ward).
*Parking in Seattle is limited and rarely free.

10/03/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
90. Josh M.
As with all Kimpton properties I've stayed in, the Hotel Monaco takes the cake. Seriously. If you're in Seattle (or any city Kimpton has a hotel), stay there. Not only are they all top flight, but they offer a complimentary wine tasting every evening from 5 - 6 pm and complimentary tea and coffee in the AM.

The Monaco is centrally located in downtown Seattle on 4th St between Seneca and Spring. The hotel offers valet parking and the service was always prompt and  responsive. The Monaco is located just blocks from the historic Pike Place Market and downtown shopping district, as well as a quick walk to the Monorail that will take you over to Seattle Center and the Space Needle.

Hotel staff at Kimpton hotels - and Monaco is no different - are always top notch. Polite, efficient, and friendly. Checking in is always a breeze. We originally reserved a premier queen room, but were upgraded to a premier king. I'll never complain about having a larger bed and more room to stretch out.

Our room was clean and large and the decor was modern and tasteful. My only complaint was the apparent lack of a printed hotel directory/information -- I had to call the front desk twice to a) inquire about laundry service (they offered, and would normally pick up in the room, except it was Memorial Day) and b) the location of the gym. As someone who travels with a smart phone, an iPad, and usually a laptop (and with my wife, we often have two of everything) I appreciated the tasteful, round, multi-outlet device that gave us 5-6 electrical outlets to charge up all our assorted electronics overnight. It definitely saved us from having to fight over the plugs.

The gym at the Monaco is very, very basic. A stair climber, treadmill, elliptical, and stationary bike, along with one set of dumbbells, but they only go up to 40 lbs. No strength machines at all. Overall, decent for just hopping in the treadmill to work off the last nights dinner and cocktails, or doing a body weight calisthenics routine, but you won't be doing any serious training here.

Overall, I was very pleased with the Hotel Monaco and will definitely stay here again the next time I am in Seattle.

30/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
91. Michael A.
Great location clean bright make that Louy decorated rooms and friendly staff. Heart of town a few blocks from
Museum and shorefront attractions. Nice morning coffee and tea with evening wine time. Reminds me of non pretentious European modest well run place. I would return.

30/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
92. David M.
I am not saying it is not a nice place but it is about corporate greed yes you will see about 6 to10 dog staying with you not a bad thing but they charge you high rates for anything we rented out at least 16 room they gave us nothing wow and I asked for wifi nothing so if corporate greed is your thing and you want to pay  for  every little thing this is your place cold staff the is thier to enforce the rules not even nice about it and parking a car will cost more then daily rate for the greed out for the buck Hotel Monaco Seattle us the way

08/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
93. check p.
Really nice, friendly, moderate sized hotel; wine and beer at happy hour, with Sazerac right next store.  Wonderful coffee service downstairs in the morning until 9am (wish it was an hour longer).  Room was spacious for downtown, two really comfortable beds, great pillows, exotic robes.  Comfy lobby.

13/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
94. Heather S.
Got a great deal through "Name your own price" on Priceline and stayed for 2 nights. It's 2 blocks up from the Sound Transit, so getting there from Sea-Tac was not a problem. Beware, though, that it is 2 blocks UP. For a smoker like me, pulling my luggage up that hill was not my finest moment. Got to the hotel in the morning, way before check in time, and they set me up with a room right away. And yes, I did ask for that infamous goldfish. I became very attached to "Linda".

It's less than a 10 minute walk to Pike Place market. Less than 10 minute walk to Westlake Center (where you can catch the monorail to the Space Needle for $4 round trip). It's about a 10 minute walk to Tiffany & Co. (I only mention this because Tiffany & Co. is in a mall, and I don't know the name of that mall, but if you wanted to walk there, it's only a 10 minute walk.)

The actual hotel room itself is really cute. I stayed in a corner room with one king bed. At first I was thrown by the pictures of striped wallpaper and such. But when I actually got to the room, it was very cozy, especially since I was traveling by myself. I had a flat screen TV, so that was good to see. Full length mirror in the bathroom, always a plus for a lady. The bath towels are on a rack IN the shower/tub, though, so that was a little odd. Ironically, they did not get wet during my showers, so that was good.

I ordered room service for dinner both nights. The food comes from the adjacent restaurant. I can honestly say it was one of the best cheeseburgers I've ever had, as well as one of the worse chicken breasts I've ever had. And it was pricey. I was charged $28 each for both meals, which did not match the price list in the room. I didn't ask about it, although I should have mentioned to them that my burger was priced at $13, but oh well.

They have coffee and tea in the lobby until 10am and a free wine hour from 5-6pm. I didn't partake in either, but it was nice to know they were available.

The only thing preventing the 5th star was that I noticed the ceilings and vents were not being cleaned on a regular basis. The vent was full of dust bunnies, and I'm a stickler for having clean hotel rooms. Especially with how many different people stay in those rooms. It may just be dust bunnies, but cutting corners is cutting corners. How can I be sure those glasses in the bathroom are clean new ones, not just ones that the previous guest didn't use and so housekeeping just left them there? Hmmm...

23/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
95. Jaemi A.
First of all... I love Kimpton properties. I tried staying at another non-Kimpton property and I regretted it to the point where I canceled my second night and booked at the Hotel Monaco.

So, I was coming in to town from out of the country and I arrived late... probably around 10:15 or so. I was tired, frustrated, and just wanted food and a bed. The front desk clerk was so nice and kind to me; it made the difference. I had a room on the 11th floor, which I assume is because I'm a Kimpton In Touch member. I loved it! I love being on high floors.

When I got in to the room, it was warm, cozy, and everything that I love. The bed was incredible and the bathroom was large and clean. I have a thing for bathrooms.

Instead of dining downstairs, I decided to hop in the shower and order room service. I ordered a turkey bacon pannini at 10:45 and was told it would be about 25 minutes. I waited and waited, and finally I called at 11:45. Apparently my order got missed. They were quick to correct it and I had my sandwich by midnight. They did not charge me and they even gave me an adorable bag of chocolates. I appreciated their apology and effort to rectify the situation; I was more than happy, even if it was delayed. The only thing is, they still didn't get the sandwich correct; there was no bacon on the one that was delivered to me, which is what I was sorta craving. No matter... the sandwich was still delish and really enjoyed it.

Just like I have a thing for bathrooms, I also have a thing for robes. The one thing I do not like about Kimpton are the robes. They are a funky animal pattern and the robes always seem kinda worn and faded. I can appreciate Kimpton's effort to be funky, original, and very chic through a simple feature, but there has to be a better option. It's not a big deal, but just sayin'...

I love the shampoo, conditioner, and soap at the Hotel Monaco. I don't know who makes it or what the fragrance is, but it smells elegant and earth, organic and exotic, all at the same time. The products were in the shower in a pump, so I couldn't bring any home to research the products. When I like a hotel product, I try to bring the travel size home so I can research where I can get some for myself. Anyone know what products Hotel Monaco uses?

Also, as a KIT member, I received a voucher for two free honor bar items. I didn't use the voucher, but it was a nice and appreciated touch.

The valets were wonderful when I arrived and when I checked out. And when I got in my car, there was a little package with crackers and juice, tied with a little bow, and a card inside that said, "We miss you already." It made me smile, and I missed them, too! ;-)

I cannot wait to stay at my next Kimpton hotel... and I cannot wait to go back to the Hotel Monaco!

09/06/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
96. Lauren K.
Any hotel that offers you a pet goldfish companion to keep you company during your stay is a winner in my book. The Hotel Monaco is a great boutique hotel situated in a great downtown Seattle location.

The service was great, my room was bright and colorful, and I had a great stay. I could walk to many of the city's great locations, and was just a few blocks from the water. I would recommend the Monaco to anyone visiting Seattle. For a great price you get a fun, bright hotel with great service in the heart of downtown.

10/10/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
97. Mac M.
I'm a huge Kimpton fan and the Hotel Monaco in Seattle is no exception.  From the friendly, helpful staff to the plush rooms and focus on eco-friendly everything - our stay was fantastic and I can't wait to go back.

21/07/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
98. Randi S.
I stayed here for my bachelorette party last year. My friend booked our room via Priceline, so we did not know what hotel we were going to get. I had never stayed at a Kimpton hotel before, it was a great experience.

I am a total girly-girl, and the decor an furnishings in this room were so cute! We all got prepped in here for a night out. They supply the usual amenities and super awesome oversized animal print bathrobes! Another thing I that really enjoyed was the complimentary goldfish!! They had bowls in the hall that you could bring back to your room, or you could call the front desk and have some sent up to your room.  

They also have a really cool mini-bar in each room, but keep your hands out because it is expensive!! I got to keep a stuffed animal goldfish as a souvenier though!!

I don't remember much else!!

30/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
99. Adelina W.
Wow, what a hotel! Free wine during happy hour everyday AND they had rock band. Apparently this hotel is pet friendly so you never have to leave your pet home. Instead of boring white robs, they had zebra print ones with matching fuzzy socks. The sheets even had zebra prints on it! Hotel Monaco is the only place that I know of that provides a pet fish during your stay.

The location was great. Most places were within walking distance. It's one block up from the monorail station and all the buses.

05/05/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
100. Sean G.
Rooms: 4.5 stars
Staff/Service 5.0 stars
Food/Drinks: 5.0 stars
Location: 4.5 stars
Ambiance: 4.5 stars

Hotel Monaco is a wonderful hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle.  I would highly recommend staying here when you are in Seattle.  

We got a unbelievable rate utilizing Priceline's "You Bid, You Save" feature-- The service doesn't let you pick a specific hotel but checks availability based on your price request, location, and hotel 'star' request.  We got very lucky to land this KIMPTON Hotel.  I would highly recommend any Kimpton establishment; they have never let us down.

Hotel Monaco has a wonderful, kind and attentive staff.  The decor is unique and well done with attention to detail.  Every night they have a complimentary Wine Hour which serves a variety of wines and sparking wine to hotel guests.  The rooms are comfortable and provide all amenities.  The hotel is also dog friendly.

Overall: 5 stars
Hotel Monaco, like all other Kimpton establishments, provides a comfortable and memorable experience for visitors.  Definitely one of their best hotels (of the ones I've had a pleasure of staying at).

01/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
101. Matt G.
Returning from the San Juan's we needed a night downtown before flying out. We were greeted outside, and were checked in without any hassle at all, in less than 1 minute. Offered great instructions to our room, amenities and the like.
Rooms are spacious, clean and done well. Bed nice and comfortable, and my requrest on the reservation for an mushy pillow as even taken care of.
All in all, I would return to this place, that in-itself is a great recommendation.
Pricing was good also.
Check out was excellent, very attentive and friendly staff!

23/06/11 | Link | Rating: 3.0
102. L L.
My partner and I stayed at Hotel Monaco in Seattle for our anniversary.  We are a gay couple and were happily surprised at how well we were treated.  Our room was upgraded free of charge and  they even sent up a bottle of champagne with chocolates for us. It's sad that gay people usually don't get treated the same as heterosexuals, but in the case we did, and I say bravo Hotel Monaco for showing us the same respect. Peter the concierge  was very accommodating and kind, as well as the lady at the front desk and the valet guys. The hotel was clean, classy,  art was modestly art deco,  the bed was comfy, the hotel was fairly quiet. However, breakfast was expensive $4.00 for coffee, and oddly enough you had to pay extra to get cheese on an omelet??

19/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
103. Brian A.
What a cool hotel, and I know hotels.

extremely friendly staff

cool vibe, high end and laid back at the same time and that is really hard to pull off. Great location.

04/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
104. Mj M.
Over rated, house keeping knocks on the doors before 8, asking when can they turn room. Out of cream for coffee by 830 am, street noise tough to take on 3rd floor.  Also, if you like loud pipes, everytime someone flushed, or washed you could hear it. If you are over 40 this is not a good place for you.

24/07/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
105. Matias B.
Nice rooms, very clean, friendly personal but you can hear the rooms above you.

12/10/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
106. Justin K.
In the financial district, this place was super close to everything. I took a limo to the hotel from SEATAC, only to find out that the transit is about a block away. Taking the transit from the hotel to SEATAC on departure day was 20mins. long and super cheap ($2.75). Monorail is roughly 4 blocks away with easy access to the Seattle Center. Centrally located, I couldn't have picked out a better hotel. The room was smaller than what I'm use to, but then again, I'm there to just sleep, not exercise. Great place to say. Location is everything to me and this place is in the heart of it all. I picked this hotel based on other yelpers reviews.

18/07/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
107. Joshua M.
Ultimately I really liked this Kimpton Hotel.  The stylings aren't quite as modern as I like, but we caught a pretty hot deal off of hotwire, signed up for Kimpton's rewards program, and overall had a really good experience.  The internet is free when you are on the rewards program (sign up for it, it's easy), room was clean, bed was reasonably comfortable, staff was friendly, TV was flat panel, floor was pretty quiet, etc.

Here's my minor complaint: On one of our trips down the elevator this couple gets in with a massive slobbering dog.  Now something always weirds me out a bit when I see pets at hotels, because I wonder if they have certain rooms they keep them in, or am I potentially sleeping in the same bed as said big slobbering dog was previous to us. Eh, I dunno... kinda grosses me out.

05/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
108. Shaina N.
"Rather poor service"

Mar 17, 2012 Shainanelson
My husband just returned from a long deployment with the USS Stennis and had our first chance at a night out together without the kiddies in nearly a year. I bought tickets for the Teatro Zinzanni and in doing so browsed their hotel 'sponsor' list. The idea of a jacuzzi tub in our room appealed to me greatly and after looking around the internets I didn't come across another hotel that offered this amenity. I booked the deluxe Mediterranean suite reading over the descriptor four times to be sure I selected the correct room with this awesome tub and then another four times when the confirmation came in my email. I asked for an 'early check in'. I called the day before to confirm everything and told them the time we were planning to get in which was noon. The guy confirmed they shouldn't have an issue with this and if a room wasn't ready they could certainly hold onto our luggage.

We finally arrived, although a bit later than planned by an hour. A room was not ready but they held onto our things while we walked around downtown and got lunch. We returned about 3pm and was informed our room was finally ready. (Yay! Jucuzzi tub to rest our achy feet!). The next bit I found a bit odd having traveled around the world and stayed in various hotels of various stars. Instead of the bellhop taking our key, luggage, and us up to our room we were handed our key by guest services and the bellhop attempting to drop our luggage at our feet. We were puzzled and the kid finally gets it and asks if we want it taken up. Well, yes. He takes off with our things and says for us to head on up that he'll be right there.

Our room: Major Major Major Horrible Massive Dissapointment.

As soon as I walked in I said to my husband 'This is not our room.' Checked through the entire room and it most certainly was not what we paid for. There is NO jacuzzi tub and to add insult to injury our view is of a parking garage.

I call the front desk and am informed that there was a burst pipe as of that morning and therefore half the rooms of that kind were flooded. So there WAS 4 rooms but we JUST missed them although we were there earlier as per original request. It was 'Unforseen' so it wasn't something they could work out with us. The guy did tell me that if he had checked us in he would have told us and apologized. Offered us a 'discount' of $50 (so obviously doing us a favor). Being that I was so utterly dissapointed and, well, peeved, I chose to bite my tongue and accepted it graciously. Essentially, my room was handed off to someone in the time we were out for lunch and there was no intention of some form of reimbursement.

After finishing up with that large debacle, we noticed that our luggage hadn't arrived. 20 minutes had passed, where was that lazy bellhop? My husband left to find out and caught the kid getting off the elevator with our luggage: 'I'm sorry. We got busy.' and then lingered at our door waiting for a tip. Yeah, not going to happen. So that was a rather small issue but like I said, having traveled a lot my idea of what's supposed to happen at a hotel is obviously very different than this particular locale.

On a side note: the food, phenomenal. The restaurant and bar room service: Excellent. The valet service: Excellent. we will not be staying here again. I will not be recommending it. And if I had known we wouldn't be getting a jacuzzi tub I would have booked a room at W Seattle for the same price that actually INCLUDED valet parking in the cost not just as a hospitality as I later learned upon arrival at the Monaco.

19/03/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
109. Jen L.
Thanks for the memories, Albert.*

For a few days and nights, my niece and I descended on the Emerald City and here's where we called home-someplace eclectic and elegant, whimsical and funky but overall sweet.  Centrally located in downtown Seattle, the hotel allowed us to traipse around town, from Safeco to the Needle and everywhere in between fairly easily (however, those hills are pre-Stair Master's).  The hotel's staff was helpful and friendly.  They helped get our airline boarding pass in order, arranged for a town car back to the airport and fed Albert daily.

Thanks for a lovely and quiet stay, HM.  Take good care of Albert.

*Our complimentary goldfish who stayed in our room!

29/06/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
110. Nate S.
I've always been a fan of Kimpton Hotels and this is certainly no exception! Peter at the front desk was wonderful and the rest of the staff was great too! The rooms were awesome and the entire hotel had recently been renovated. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown and affords easy access to great Seattle highlights including Pike Place Market.

17/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
111. Mark D.
We used the Hotel Monaco as home base for our recent wedding in Seattle. We chose the Monaco because it is very personal: they go our of their way to make you feel welcome, from the guys who greet you at the front door, to the complimentary coffee in the morning and wine in the evening, to the goldfish they will give you for your room if you ask. We wanted our guests to have the same welcoming feeling, since many of them were traveling in from out of town and hadn't visited Seattle previously.

During our visit the staff was very friendly and accommodating, understanding some of our weird requests (for example, we asked that our guests' goldfish be named "Cupid") and helping us out when we were in a pinch (a tux was left in a taxi trunk and the hotel recovered it for us.)

The cost we worked out for the group rate was a little higher than nearby chain hotels, but we feel it was very much worth it. The Monaco will be our go-to hotel for all our visits to Seattle in the future, and we suspect it will be for our guests as well.

03/11/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
112. Kristie B.
Super location, helpful staff, clean, comfortable, and stylishly decorated I couldn't gave asked for more from the Monaco. Also, for being an-almost sold out weekend in Seattle, I thought the price point was great. Highly recommend.

28/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
113. Jen B.
I didn't stay here, but made reservations through Kimpton & spoke with a Heather. She was the most helpful, thoughtful and thorough person. It was a pleasure to get great customer service. She wanted to make sure the reservations for each of the 8 people were tailored to their preferences. This is seriously lacking in todays customer service.

Oh, they do have a kick ass HH though!!

24/04/09 | Link | Rating: 4.0
114. Jeff H.
Stayed here for a night a little while back and was very happy.  Rooms were clean, the bed was comfy, and the mini bar was well stocked.  

Staff was very helpful with all my requests and concierge was outstanding for setting up a dinner reservation at a local high end restaurant.

Will be back for sure!!

15/03/10 | Link | Rating: 4.0
115. Ana O.
I don't usually review hotels because I don't find much difference between one or another in the 4 or 5 star range in any big city but I had to make an exception here.

I'm reviewing the Hotel Monaco because everything was so great on this trip. Please understand that I pricelined the hotel and yet the front desk staff still treated us as any customer would want to be treated (I have had an experience in the past where I felt I was not treated very well because of purchasing through Priceline).

Taryn in particular was so very helpful. And it didn't hurt that she upgraded us and gave us pointers from Happy Hour (free wine 5 - 6 pm) to restaurants, etc. In fact, she was one of the staff assisting with Happy Hour and embodied the spirit of the staff you want to deal with when you're spending quite a bit of money for an indulgent weekend in the city. I think even if she was having a bad day she would know how to cover it up with a smile and make the customer feel extra special.

In terms of the room, since we were upgraded we had a king bed with luxurious bedding and premium square footage on 9th floor, plasma, wifi was complimentary due to loyalty program (quite easy to sign up for), and $10 to spend in mini bar.

The location was perfect for theater, museum, waterfront, and restaurants (parking is expensive but there are public parking facilities in immediate vicinity for half the price--$24 per day). We could not have had a more perfect weekend. Great customer service is no longer the norm so I certainly hope the General Manager reads this review to see how happy his staff made their customers. This included the top notch maid service.

Thank you Hotel Monaco. We plan on becoming regular guests about four times a year (all we can afford or we would come more often!)

06/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
116. Samantha C.
Awesome hotel.  Attention to detail makes all the difference. Can't wait to get back!

28/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
117. J. P.
Kudos to the hotel for having my room ready on arrival.  My day started horribly and steadily got worse so it was wonderful to be able to take the express elevator to the top floor, walk into a deluxe room and see a window seat that spanned an entire wall.  View was of another building but what did I expect, its downtown.   And the requested goldfish was waiting in the room to greet me.  That brought out a smile.  I named him Guppy.

Comfortable bed.  Firm pillows.  Nice décor.  Lots of other comfortable seating.  Especially good for reading or computering. Can't decide if the window seat or the chair with ottoman next to Guppy is my favorite.  Not just the usual tourist magazines in the room.  Really good water pressure in the shower. Excellent staff at the front desk.

I always enjoy the Managers' Receptions at the Kimpton Hotels.  Because of the season, the Monaco had hot apple cider with either a rum or bourbon.  Not really sure which but perfect after walking in the nippy Seattle weather.  And one night there was noshies from Sazerac.  Didn't have any of the pizzas but did have the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese and some crispy "truffles".  Yum!  And hot chocolate in the mornings along with coffee and tea.  Too bad the coffee served is Starbucks (pleh) but having an additional option made up for it.

Glad I'm a Kimpton In Touch member for the free wi-fi and the chance to "raid the minibar".  

Why only 4 stars?  The walls in the room are thin.  You can hear the guests in the next room.

20/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
118. Liam D.
Stay here pretty much every time I come to Seattle and have really grown to love this hotel. Kimpton properties are by nature kind of funky and chic, which isn't for everyone, but I think it's pretty refreshing!

Like other Kimptons, this one has the infamous goldfish that can be delivered to your room to make it feel like home, wine & snacks at happy hour in the lobby so that guests can mingle as if they were at a block party, high quality furniture & decorative pieces (many of which are from local artists), and funky bathrobes designed in zebra and cheetah print. Far from traditional, but so cool. It's as if they are genuinely interested in building a little community full of strangers and creating an at-home feel. Love that!

The Hotel Monacos are probably my favorite of the Kimpton chain because they are designed sort of like a summer house inside. Lots of light colors and stripes make you feel like you're at a beach somewhere. It's a relaxing environment that really helps people unwind.

Forget the big boys like Marriott, Sheraton, and the like. You're just another visitor from out of town there. At Kimpton, you're really treated like a guest.

20/08/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
119. Byron E.
I love the Portland Monaco, and I love this one just as much. Great job with everything.

11/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
120. Lea T.
My first night, I was marveling at the fact that I would actually return to this hotel if ever again in the Seattle area, which is a very rare thought for me.  Not because I'm soooo picky, but because I really like to try new hotels and there are so many nice hotels out there to try.  Unfortunately, the next day's experience kind of ruined it for me, and unfortunately, I don't see myself returning.  Here are the pros and cons as I see them:

Pros:
*  Holy schmoly, I loved the restaurant.  They have a seating area right by the kitchen where you can watch the cooks make your food and everyone else's.  This was cool for me because I was alone and otherwise it's boring as hell waiting for your food to come, for desert, the check, etc.  I had a pizza and it was one of the best I ever had.  And the gooey chocolate desert was exactly that and more.
*  Location, location, location.  Close to Pike's Market, EMP and the Space Needle.  Also, easy walk to Belltown and plenty of shopping nearby.
*  Valet parking was seamless.  I called down for my car, and it was there waiting.
*  Room was one of the most beautiful I have ever stayed in.  Very modern and cool, not like a hotel room, but like something you'd see in a model home.  Nice, flat screen tv and a charging station for like six electronics all at once.  Also, everything looked brand new, nothing worn at all.
*  Free wine - I didn't get to take advantage of this, but like that it was there if I needed it.

Cons:
*  Cheap toilet paper and tissues.
*  When I checked in, there were dirty bar glasses outside my door.  When I came back at 10:00 pm THE NEXT NIGHT, they were still there.  Having experienced college living, I know what happens to liquid that's left too long (mold) and to be honest, it just annoyed me.  I wouldn't put up with that crap in my own home and I'm certainly not putting up with it when I'm paying over $200 a night for a hotel.  Anyway, I called and asked if someone could come and take the glasses and was told "Yes, we'll take care of it."  I expected a sorry.
* After calling about the glasses, I went into my bathroom and saw that the maid hadn't put the blow dryer back in the little blow dryer pouch and hadn't tidied up at all - although I will say that everything looked cleaned.  Let me say, I didn't have a big mess I was expecting cleaned up, I just wanted that frickin dryer back in the crazy bag it came in so I didn't have to see that mess when I got back at the end of the day.  I'm a pretty neat person and usually don't leave much of a mess, but the one time I don't have time to put everything back the way I found it, I get a lazy maid.
*  Check out was slow.  There was just one guy and so I had to wait and while I was waiting, I was't acknowledged at all. The guy looked kind of annoyed that I was standing there waiting.  Also, charged for an item from the minbar that I didn't use - this was credited back without any hassle, however.

I know people get all excited about the hipness of this place, but the service is lacking.  I've experienced this in other trendy hotels, which I don't understand.  I mean, the hotel is already decorated and the gold-fish policy already in place, so no extra effort is required on that front.  There should be plenty of time and bandwidth to focus on providing good service to your customers.  Go here if you want to brag to your friends about animal print bath robes and a free goldfish, go somewhere else if you want a stress-free stay.

05/07/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
121. Annie P.
Ambassador Suite was PERFECT for getting ready for my wedding with the bridesmaids. Also really beautiful and fabulous for the wedding night.

If any brides are looking for a large space with great natural light, this is it! We had hair and makeup artists come to the room that morning and they were so happy with the set up. I had 6 ladies in my bridal party and also had moms and friends stopping by and it was really spacious.

The Hotel staff were great with bringing in a few extra chairs for us for getting ready and surprised us with champagne and balloons in the room for me and my new husband. Also were very helpful with adding other names to the room, so I didn't have to worry about answering the phone when the florists were dropping off bouquets, coordinator stopped by, etc. Highly recommend!

18/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
122. Erik S.
It's not just how much we enjoyed our stay at the Monaco, it's how much it trounced our friends' stay at the W across the street.

Here's the goods:
* Free happy hour where the staff pours wine and challenges guests in Guitar Hero.  Even the hotel manager mingled with us and was genuinely interested in our stay.
* Decent sized clean rooms with complimentary goldfish.  When one went belly-up, the staff promptly replaced him.  Received condolences from hotel manager at next happy hour.
* Attached bar/restaurant is tasty.
* Free water, Gatorade, and Cliff Bars on the morning of the Seattle Marathon.
* Free happy hour

Most of our friends stayed across the street at the W, and depressed us with tales of their cramped rooms, $7 pre-marathon gatorades, and pissy service (bartender chode, don't tell your marathon-running guests "what, having a mid-life crisis?").  As we're a charitable bunch, we snuck a couple of those W-dwellers into our free happy hour.  Did I mention that there's a free happy hour?

I was impressed enough with Monaco that I'll look up Kimpton Hotels in whatever city I'm traveling to next.

30/07/09 | Link | Rating: 5.0
123. Brad J.
Great hotel! And the staff are extremely friendly. They really went out of their way to make our stay extraordinary. Couldn't recommend a better place!

05/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
124. Janet R.
AMAZING experience! I recently went here as a surprise birthday trip from my husband along with our 6 year old and it was a great time. I had never heard of Kimpton hotels before but I will definitely be looking for them more often. Upon entering the hotel we were immediately greeted by the friendly desk people and told about the happy hour every day and the toy box located in the chest near the front. Walking into our room I was expecting something small but it certainly was far from small. We had two queen beds which were very comfortable and we loved the pillows and comfy chairs to sit while getting ready along with a decent sized closet. Also their complimentary umbrella in the closet was used for one day and it was a life saver! Our fish Simon was a favorite with our son and thankfully he lived for our stay of 6 days. Every day the cleaning people came and everything was spotless. The concierge was very helpful and gave us great suggestions what to do around Seattle. I loved this hotel, the people who work here, and the stay here in general and wish I could better describe how much I enjoyed it. Hotel Monaco definitely helped make this birthday great! Sorry for being cheesy...

18/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
125. Haley N.
The Hotel Monaco was definitely a highlight of my Seattle experience. The staff was fantastic -- Shane in particular made sure I was treated exceptionally well. The rooms were recently remodeled, and are colorful and gorgeous. The restaurant onsite -- Sazerac -- hosts a great happy hour, but the hotel also hosts a wine hour each evening.

Definitely check out the loyalty program. My room was upgraded, I received a discount on room service and a $10 raid the mini bar card, and I was given the opportunity to buy drinks at the bar for $1 each -- all because I signed up for the free loyalty program.

Great location downtown and close to Pike Place Market, amazing rooms, and a fantastic staff. I will definitely return!

10/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
126. Trevor P.
Was there for 5 days on vacation with a 2 year old and the staff was just Fantastic. Room was great, valet was super helpful and always made sure we knew where we were going. Bar and restaurant let us take drinks and utensils back to our room when we had to accommodate baby's schedule. The front desk gave our daughter a stuffed animal on check-in and put a goldfish in our room, which just made the stay for our 2 year old. Concierge managed to find someone to dry-clean my jacket for a wedding on a friday afternoon when I needed it by sat. afternoon and then handled everything for me. And the absolute highlight for us was seeing our toddler after her bath in her kid sized animal print robe! too cute.

Traveling with toddlers can be a challenge and you often spend more time in the hotel than maybe your thought you would. We were always very comfortable at the Monaco and would absolutely stay there again. They are the new bar for us.

27/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
127. Lisa M.
I had the fortune of plucking this little gem from Hotwire.  Honestly, not my decor taste, but for how the interior was designed, it was very nicely pulled together.  It felt lush and not corporate cookie cutter like some of the very well known high end chains...and it is SO PET FRIENDLY!!  I didn't  have my little stinker with me this time, but I did see a beautiful brindle great dane come thru the lobby smiling at everyone. All things considered I liked this hotel.  

The gentleman who helped me at the front desk was very nice.  Although earlier, when I had booked the room, I was assured double queen beds.  However, when I arrived to check in, I was informed that the person I had spoken with had misinformed me and looked at the wrong day and they were completely booked except for a king.   But to make it up to me, they booked me on the top floor.  :)  

The room was warm, inviting, neat and clean.  The shower pressure was great and I enjoyed a nice long warm one.  Two robes were tucked away in the hallway closet..which i took advantage of.  I appreciated the magnified make-up mirror.

The hospitality table had some eye popping prices for some things that other high end hotels would include as complimentary such as razors and toothbrushes.  So for that I had to drop a star...

So based on the "nickle and dime" thing with the honor bar...would I stay with them again...it's a definite....maybe.  

I worked for Hilton and definitely have my thoughts on value and guest experience.

* * * Note * * * Alex, the manager was nice enough to inform me that I missed the fact that they do offer things such as toothbrushes, razors etc, at the front desk as complimentary - something I was clearly not aware of - so I redact my "falling star" and give it a solid 4 stars! * * *

...and YES... I will be back.

05/03/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
128. Ron B.
My wife surprised me for Christmas with tickets to the Seahawks, the flight out from DC and reservations at the Monaco Seattle for four nights.  I'm generally a Marriott/Hilton kind of guy so was a little skeptical about the hotel.  Turns out I had nothing to worry about.  This is a great hotel in a fantastic downtown location and a wonderful staff. It is within walking distance to Pike street market and everything downtown.

The first room they put us in was near the elevator bank.  My wife couldn't hear it but I could so  I asked to be moved after the first night and they couldn't have been nicer. They  moved us to another beautifully appointed room on the eighth floor at the opposite end of the hall from the elevators.  

 It is one of the older buildings down town, but this place must have just been re-done.  Everything was beautifully and tastefully done and the beds were great.  A nice touch is that there are two Monaco monogrammed animal print  robes in each room for your use.   The hotel is one block from the nLink train which runs from the airport and by the stadium so we did not to deal with Seattle traffic.  If all the Kimpton hotels are as nice and well run as this one, I'm a new fan.

03/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
129. bobbi B.
Stayed here 12/24 very friendly staff at check in.   Nice location and room was very clean.    restaurant and bar closed at 8pm due to holiday which would have been nice to know at check in.   So had to go elsewhere for dinner.    Only thing I did not like was the bed it was hard as a rock, making it very hard to sleep.

27/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
130. Michael J.
I was very disappointed to see the fish in our room at the the Hotel Monaco and I am deeply disturbed that Kimpton hotels essentially facilitate the rental of a living animal. That said, the rent-a-fish proposition is nothing more than a novelty, a needlessly cruel and offensive novelty-- even if you don't believe the evidence that stress hurts fish, why not err on the safe side? Having looked into it, I'm all the more appalled now that I know PETA has attempted to enlighten Kimpton to their misstep already-- yet Kimpton Hotels have failed to change their ways.

20/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
131. Tony B.
All in all a nice stay. Staff was friendly and helpful. Only stayed overnight so did not get to utilize all of the offerings. I agree that the web site can be misleading. There was an offer for free valet parking for Wa residents but when we clicked on book it was not comped on the bill. After speaking to the manager about it they corrected our bill. You may want to call to book so your sure your reserving the correct offer :) Rooms were clean and comfortable.

20/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
132. Rex S.
I like this place.  Centrally located in a decent part of town.  Make sure you Yelp check in while the gettins good and you might receive a bottle of wine.  The goldfish are silly though.  

The hotel is always clean, the staff is always friendly.  There's one bearded doorman who (I think) is a dead-ringer for a very young George Lucas.  that's it.

02/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
133. Roman M.
As good as it gets. The rooms are clean and spacious, the staff are very friendly, it's pet friendly and you can't even tell. No pet hair anywhere! Oh yeah! How could I forget, free wine! Yes they had a tasting every night at 5, and we also got a free bottle for checking in on Yelp. It was a great Christmas getaway!

04/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
134. Monica F.
Great stay at Hotel Monaco in Seattle.  Everyone was very accommodating, and Andy went out of his way several times to help us during our stay.  Great location right downtown, plenty of shopping and good food near by.  Don't miss the wine hour in the lobby each night!

02/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
135. Jorgen M.
If there is a hotel Monaco where we travel, its where we stay....Kimpton hotels do it right

24/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
136. Dana B.
It is always daunting to choose a hotel in a new city because you never know what you are going to get or if you'll be in an area that is easily accessible.   I found this hotel to be in a great location... blocks from a lot of the touristy attractions.  We walked to most places (to work off all of the food we were eating) so I'm not sure how close the hotel is to buses or the tram.  

We really enjoyed the morning coffee and coco bar, it was nice to walk downstairs and start our day with a nice hot drink.  We also took advantage of the wine happy hour one night, which was also fantastic to relax in the lobby (which had comfy chairs and plenty of room that you didn't feel like you had to sit next to other people staying in the hotel).   Most of the staff was really upbeat and helpful, we had one meh experience but I think she was just having a bad day.

The rooms were spacious and the beds were soooo comfy, we have zero complaints about the rooms or the bathrooms.  The one big issue that we had was the paperthin walls.  I could forgive hearing every time our neighbor took a shower but when I could hear their conversations (most were muted, but if we listened carefully we could totally hear the conversation) was a bit much.  The most frustrating part was getting woken up at 2:30am by the neighbors who came in from a night of drinking with their friends. I was about to call down to the front desk when I hear the knock on their door (took 3 tries for them to hear the knocks but thanks to the thin walls I heard each time they tried).  I appreciate the hotel taking care of the situation but damn it sucked getting woken up feeling like I was sitting in the middle of a party.

I'm not sure I'll be back, but our stay (aside from the thin walls) was a great experience.

06/12/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
137. Helen H.
I felt I was very lucky to have gotten this hotel through priceline.com . The hotel was conveniently located to what I had planned for the weekend. I love boutique hotels- unique. The people at the front desk were helpful. When I arrived early they were able to give us a room right away- very efficient. The hotel also offers Starbucks coffee and tea in the morning, which my friend took full advantage of. I also like the fact that you can request for a pet goldfish during your stay but I regret not asking for one. Maybe I'm still traumatized by the death of my pet goldfish when I was a child. The only thing I didn't like was the elevator lighting and music.

09/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
138. Bunny G.
Spent a weekend here and where else can you find cheetah and zebra robes but in the closet of your room!  Fabulous right!  Decor is like walking into a Dr. Seuss book.. the French version.  Lots of bold colors, classic stripes, whimsy wonderful fabrics, all warm cozy and chic at the same time. Great downtown location, rooms were perfect, service was great.  Can't wait to go back!

29/02/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
139. Brad B.
We stayed here last weekend very nive Monaco in Seattle is nicer than Portland, My only complaint was a party in the room next to us and the front desk lady was borderline rude, but security did go give them a nock and at the end of the day it was deff not Monacos fault. Nice well kept hotel fast check in. like and old Hotel some nice through walls but it is the City

05/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
140. Janene A.
My husband and I visited Seattle for a quick, two day trip to celebrate our anniversary. The Monaco is in a great location if you want to experience a lot and don't want to worry about driving/parking. We walked to fantastic restaurants (Purple Cafe, Sweet Iron Waffles), fun bars (Zig Zag Cafe, BOKA), tons of shopping (Pike Place, waterfront Piers), and we were just a short cab ride away from "tailgating" at Pyramid and watching a last minute Mariners game.

Needless to say, we spent a lot of time out on the town, but the Monaco was a solid "home" to come back to. Wine hour at the Kimpton's are always a plus, Sazerac had a great happy hour menu, the rooms were spacious and clean. There seemed to be minimal staff on hand, we were there on a Sunday-Tuesday so there is probably more downtime on the off days. It just seemed odd and different from my usual very friendly Kimpton experiences. Most of my preferences were met upon arrival (foam pillows - yes! 3rd floor though - boo!).

No champagne and truffles waiting for us this time though (The Palomar in D.C. set the bar pretty high) but it was a great anniversary nonetheless! We'll definitely be back!

21/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
141. D J.
I have always been a fan of the Kimpton Hotels and Hotel Monaco in Seattle did not disappoint! Pete, the concierge, was amazing and left us a handwritten note in the room to welcome us as In-Touch members. It's these little touches that go a long way, and they know how to make you feel special every time!

The location could not have been better, we were smacked in the midst of things and  it was easy to walk to restaurants, shops and the famous Pike Place Market. We loved that they had morning coffee/tea (and they had soy for us lactose intolerant folks) and afternoon lemonade during the summer months (homemade and always delicious). We had dinner at the restaurant, Sazerac, and it was amazing!

10/09/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
142. Lxs S.
I stay here a couple times a year when I'm in town working at one of the office towers a block away.  Service is attentive & friendly - and when something isn't perfect, they are quick to respond and resolve.

They have been renovating and the new look is nice!  Furniture in the lobby is more modern with light bright paint colors.  The rooms are lovely - new furniture, new fixtures & a modern design that feels more like a spa than a hotel room.  The beds are comfy.  And I appreciate that they are not over-the-top down-filled like some hotels where you sink in & get a work out trying to climb back out.

One star taken away because the quality of the products in the bathroom have gone way downhill from prior visits.  You can see through the toilet paper, one small bar of soap for the counter sink but none for the shower because they want you to use the dispensers in the shower but I hate that liquid stuff, so I am constantly moving my one lousy bar of soap back & forth, no mouthwash, no shower cap - oh woe is me.  

So my bathroom rant aside, a nice hotel where you can get a restful night's sleep, grab complimentary coffee starting at 5 am and relax with complimentary wine in the evening.  I can hardly wait to go back!!!

01/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
143. Paige M.
What makes a hotel a five star one is details. They first had us at the beautiful decor and then at the zebra toy chest for the kids :) when we came into our rooms we saw these cute little goldfish. Then in 5 mins, another goldfish came :) now we have two! The decor is gorgeaus and the full sized toiletries are amazing! The restraint is good but the ribs were spicy. The wine and beer tasting was a nice touch. The only bad thing was that our space heater wasn't working and we had to go to another room. We kinda sorta got downgraded...our clothes chest was 50% smaller. But I lived this place !!!

23/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
144. Trevor M.
This is the second Kimpton property I've stayed at and the quality seems pretty consistent. Staff was very friendly and check-in was simple and quick. The room was clean and orderly and being a member of their guest program you tend to get little niceties when you arrive (this time it was a little minibar credit). They also have free wine during certain hours (early evening) which is always nice.
Wifi was solid, so doing a little work from the hotel room was easy.  Checkout was quick and painless and literally was less than a minute.

08/05/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
145. Liz Y.
Great location
-Walking distance from offices, great restaurants, pike's market place, shopping area (Nordstrom flagship store), bus routes, etc

Great staff
-I was able to get a tube of toothpaste from the front desk, and even returned because I accidentally locked my key card in the room.
-My departure day was on the same day as the pride parade, and most of the streets were closed off. A lot of people were requesting taxis to airports, but because of the traffic, they were able to get town cars right up by the sidewalk.

Great perks
-Free coffee (great for people who have a busy schedule) and lemonade (which was too sweet, but free nonetheless)
-There is a list of complimentary items they have at the front desk in case you forget something. Highly convenient for travelers, business people, or those who don't want to go out late at night to pick something up.

Now that I read other Yelp reviews, I wish I knew about the goldfish ordeal! I would have loved one to keep me company in my room.

30/06/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
146. Jen H.
Exactly what you'd expect from a Kimpton hotel. The service was all very friendly and helpful, from the front desk to the valet guys to the restaurant staff. The room is typical boutique hotel nice, though I think the bathrooms & carpeting could prob use a redo in the next year or two.

The 2 biggest downsides were (1) the fitness center was pretty sparse, so if you choose hotels based upon that feature, go stay at the Hyatt Regency or Hyatt at Olive 8 instead - they have killer workout facilities; and (2) the taxi avail was inconsistent, but they all seemed to have no prob lining up at the W across the street. Hmmm.

22/03/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
147. Nick W.
You want a goldfish in your room? You get a goldfish for your room!

You want to bring your dog? You bring your dog!

You want animal print bathrobes? You wear that animal print robe!

You want an "intimacy pack"? You pay your $8 and use that intimacy pack!

Live it up at Hotel Monaco, almost certainly one of the best hotels in downtown.

04/02/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
148. Robin R.
The hotel itself was very nice.  The beds were amazingly comfortable.  We also got a Goldfish (Jackie).  However, the customer service was not great.  The bellman at our checkin was really nice (don't remember his name) and Peter at the front desk was great!  However - the rest were not.  We could never get in touch with the concierge.  Whenever we'd call down for anything they said they'd need to call us back and never did.  We also had to stop by the front desk to ask for our room to be cleaned on one day and the next day they stopped by rather early and were not very friendly.  The valet was not very friendly either.

Yeah to Peter and the bellman though!

13/08/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
149. Thomas B.
These guys treat me so well when I stay here that I feel like I'm at a small bed-and-breakfast with five-star service.  This or the Alexis are my go-to hotels in Seattle. I wouldn't stay anyplace else!  Tip:  Be sure to join Kimpton InTouch!!

27/08/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
150. Kim W.
Super cute boutique hotel.  I loved that not everything was matchy matchy in the room!  We stayed here by coincidence for the Torchlight Parade and they even reserved seats out front for us in the morning so we didn't have to sit around all day to claim a  seat.  Within walking distance (less than 1 mile, most less than .5 miles) to most restaurants, Pikes Place, Monorail, etc.  We parked our car and walked all weekend.

Pets are allowed with no extra fee, goldfish on loan if you are lonely :)  Morning breakfast juice hour, afternoon lemonade hour, and wine hour during the day.  Great restaurant in the hotel and if you opt to not have maid service they slip a $5 credit for the restaurant under you door for every night you don't use them.  They also offer military discount which is always a bonus!  Runs

03/08/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
151. Patrick S.
I cannot ever point to a bad experience I have had at any Kimpton Hotel.

Hotel Monaco stands out both for a clean and attractive hotel but really some of the best people I have run into. Everyone at every touch point has been so helpful I won't ruin it by trying to describe - use your imagination and yes, they have been that good.

I joined the Kimpton frequency club online before this stay and when I told the front desk person on check in he took the news like I had told him I was his long lost brother. Gave me a room on the premium floor as well as some additional, unexpected treats. I don't know how the other Kimpton properties feel about their members but I will make sure and mention it every time I check in now - based on the reaction here they seem really excited about the prospect of people "joining the family".

Not a thing to ding, all great, stay if you have the opportunity.

01/11/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
152. Niño M.
Pros -

- free Wine from 5-6pm in the lobby EVERYDAY
- free Starbucks coffee in the morning before 10am
- AWESOME staff: Friendly, attentive, and welcoming
- Walking distance to Pike Marketplace
- Plenty of cabs around
- Dog friendly
- Inexpensive spacious rooms: paid about 170 a night for a dual queen room
- Free Goldfish in a fish bowl as a hotel companion- it's the little things that people remember and I appreciated that awesome goldfish. We named him "Klaus" like on "American Dad"

Cons-

- Parking was 40 bucks a night! dohhh!!! (but i think it's like that everywhere in DT Seattle)

PS - Make sure you sign up as a Kimton member (which is free to sign up) prior to check in and you get a free $10 voucher to raid the minibar.

13/10/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
153. Sara C.
I was having a very tough day from the start of my trip and everyone was nice, they were curious about the convention I was in (walking around in a costume is always shocking) and were polite and always complimented the clothing that I had made. I think what made me give them five stars, was the room was perfect and they handled every bump perfectly. From the start of me almost breaking my nose because of my own fault, to my friend who was staying with me leaving me in tears as I left to go home. They were kind and always tried to make sure that I was treated well. My friend did cause some problems and they covered for me. The male at the front desk on my last night, Jonathan I believe his name was, was amazing and really saved me. I'd love to stay in the hotel again, but with a different guest and most certainly less drama.

Thank you Monaco staff for helping me out so much. This is by far my favorite hotel.

02/04/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
154. Christina T.
We really enjoyed our stay at Hotel Monaco. We purchased it through Priceline and found that for the price and quality it was well worth our money! Very intimate, quiet and swanky boutique hotel. It's central to everything downtown and just down the street from some great restaurants and shopping.

I found our bed really comfortable, room quiet and the design choices fun and inspiring. I'd stay again for sure!

10/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
155. David M.
I'm going to buck the 5-star trend and offer an alternative review. First off, look at the room photos people have posted. See the red and white stripes on the walls? Now imagine staying in a room for 3 days staring at that pattern. Yuck. It actually gave me a headache if I looked at it too long. This place is gaudy; something my grandmother would find classy if she were still alive. The really bizarre thing was the staff, who are mostly kids in their 20s/early 30s who look like they'd be more comfortable staying at home playing Warcraft or barista-ing at an underground coffee house; people I could relate to, but not under these false pretenses. It was not my choice to stay here, as I was part of a group, and I'm glad to see my instincts were right. It's a very clean hotel, for sure, but this isn't the place for me.

With a plethora of hotels in the area, I can't imagine ever staying here again.

The only redeeming quality was the free WiFi, but it was extremely slow, especially when compared to other hotels in the area.

27/09/11 | Link | Rating: 2.0
156. Steve S.
This is the single nicest hotel I've ever stayed in and that's not just because you get a free goldfish upon request. Sweet!!

In case your wondering, I did not flush the little guy, but I could have in the very large bathroom with a fire hose spray for a shower. It was amazing! I could have spent my entire stay in that shower and I would have been completely satisfied with my $99/night Priceline deal. Yet again, another great Priceline deal!

Besides the goldfish, the front counter peeps greet you upon every entrance into the art deco styled lobby. They offer turndown service, which I honestly didn't know what that consisted of. I think having my pants off when they arrived may have scared them away. Kidding, of course. They also have a wine reception in the lobby for those of us who like to booze at 6 PM. I certainly do.

I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone who wants a unique, high quality experience in a convieniently located downtown Seattle hotel. Steps from the bus, steps from the train and a brisk walk away from my favorites (Lola, Palace Kitchen). It's a must stay hotel.

16/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
157. Gabe C.
Register for their Intouch loyalty program. Free wifi
Also if you have a hybrid, their valet is 50% off
The room is spacious and very close to all the shopping on 5th avenue and close to the tourist attractions such as Pike
Chose this hotel for their children specific amenities. Unfortunately they did not have the gold fish or child shower robes. Not a big deal but would of been really cool. They had a box in the front full of toys and gave a free movie voucher which was fine. The room service is response but the food barely adequate for the price....as expected with room service.

12/01/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
158. Cean C.
Within the first ten minutes of being in our room, my ten month old daughter found an open condom wrapper on the floor. Fortunately, I saw her pick it up before she could chew on it. The sheets and pillowcases were stained and we didn't receive any housekeeping services on our first or second day. We had to call and request the service. It was terrible. Do yourself a favor and stay away.

31/07/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
159. Margaret D.
I got to the hotel a bit before check in time, and was told my room wasn't ready. The lady took my cell phone number and checked my bag.  I was really tired, having just flown in and having gotten up at o'dark thirty, and my stuff was in my laptop bag and a carry on. There wasn't room to transfer stuff into the carryon so off I went, schlepping the laptop bag and its full stash.

I walked to Pike's Place Market, a few blocks away (down a steep hill which you must remember you have to climb back up). I got food and coffee and looked around, then walked back.

Still no phone call. Still no room. Now I was getting worried, as I had to get ready for a TV interview (this was for book tour) and I kind of desperately needed a shower.

I checked with the desk. Not ready. I sat in the lobby for another 25 minutes, then went back up to the desk.

The rooms were now ready but the lady, perhaps reading my anguish or foot soreness, gave me an upgrade.

This meant: private elevator with special key and a suite.

Top floor. Window seat. Two televisions.

Goldfish named Harry.

Bottle of wine and complimentary fruit plate.

Turn down service.

This made the extra wait all worthwhile.

And their pillows and mattresses are great. I'm going to buy one of their pillows online. I slept like a rock, and I usually don't in hotels.

Also, the room was lovely, and the whole hotel had comfy and elegant decor in warm colors.  It was all very cozy.

28/08/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
160. James G.
I was a 120% traveling consultant for a number of years and consider myself a good judge on hotels and travel accommodations.  With this in mind, consider my review a huge endorsement.  
My family and I travel to Seattle regularly to take in the sites, eat great food and visit friends.  We live in Spokane so Seattle is a perfect weekend getaway.  We have a dog and an infant and we love that the Monaco is pet friendly and so close to everything downtown.  They even provide a pet bed, though it's admittedly too small for our dog.  
The restaurant "Sazerac" is positively delicious.  We're very familiar with southern food and they absolutely hit the spot.  They also crank out epic bourbon cocktails.  
Valet is a must and we've never had to wait on our car.  The hotel is walkable to most of the downtown sites like Pike Place, the Aquarium, etc.  It's also close to public transportation and shopping.  
The ONLY thing I'd say I don't like is the size of the standard King rooms.  With a dog bed and a pack and play, these rooms get a little tight.  Fortunately, the King junior suites are usually only about $10 more per night, and are worth every extra cent.  
This is an excellent home away from home.  While you won't be completely blown away by the experience, you'll definitely be happy with what you get for your $.

28/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
161. Jerry C.
We love this place
Every room seems unique and different.
Stayed here the past 5 times we have traveled to Seattle after our first visit.
Just warm, friendly, great evening wine tasting reception with other guests every night makes for a relaxing and fun way to share the sights and sounds of Seattle with others.
You can walk to Pikes place market.
Plenty of great dining options nearby.
The restaurant on premise isn't my cup of tea, kind if a fusion affair, but respectable.
You'll like the hotel if you like a more charming character and dislike the cookie cutter corporate mega hotel scene.

19/08/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
162. Sean W.
We checked in around 10pm to a very unfriendly homely woman, never a smile or even personable. I asked about a king bed and she never even answered me back, just gave me keys. I read about all these upgrades people got, not here, and the hotel wasn't even full.  
2 dirty wine glasses greeted us, sitting next to our door and stayed there for 2 nights until I finally moved them, strange.
Our room was super small facing the street. It was a room for one person, not two.
It was recently given a facelift but I wouldn't call it renovated. Same old sink, floor and shower tiles, some broken. The white grout on the tub floor had dirt set into it.
During our four night stay we never had one employee say hello, ever!  Not front desk, maid or one of the doormen. We had such a great experience at Rouge in Washington that I wanted again to stay with Kimpton.

Overall service= sour
Hotel= inside clean, outside in major need of a paint job
Enjoyed free coffee in lobby
We were never offered that goldfish for our room
Stay again= Not for the rate I paid

13/07/12 | Link | Rating: 3.0
163. Cristina W.
I have stayed here twice and love the : 1)location, 2) wine hour, 3)friendly staff, 4) pet-friendly policies and 5)spacious and comfortable rooms. I try to stay at Hotel Monaco and Hotel Palomar (both Kimpton properties), whenever I travel. This location is in the top 10%  even among all Kimpton properties.  

Recently, however, I came to visit a friend at this location and noticed something a little alarming. This hotel is extremely pet-friendly and consequently, has a policy of offering its guests a complimentary pet. I have stayed here a few times in the past. Back then the "complimentary pet" was  a tiny guppie or goldfish in a 13" by 11" round- ish fish bowl. Since then, they have began to offer much larger fish in the same acomodations (ie. the small fish bowl with no air filter oto provide turbidity and assure oxygen- rich water.) After watching a good friend's pet gasping for air along the limited surface area of the bowl's neck, I decided to take matters into my own hands and return the fish to the front desk in hopes that he might be saved. It was obvious that our "pet" had come from a larger tank downstairs. I was sure that returning him to his bigger environs would assure him  a chance at breathing. I am normally not overly- sensitive to fish or reptile issues, however, this seemed like a pretty glaring issue. This "pet" fish was literally  1/5 the size of the bowl , clearly not in a healthy oxygen-rich location for him to be swimming around for very long.

17/06/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
164. Michelle L.
Second stay here this year and the service remains amazing.

We had a great suite with plenty of room.

The doormen could learn to use an umbrella when walking people to the car in the rain. They may be impervious to the rain but women dressed for Christmas dinner would appreciate the cover.

We ordered up a Goldfish and got a cute little guy named Roger. Such a strange amenity to offer but we thought it was fun.

We'll be back.

28/12/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
165. Heidi M.
Room was fairly large, but extremely gaudy decor.  Centrally located, though the immediate area is pretty dead later in the evening (arriving after 9PM on a week day, I couldn't find much open nearby for food).  The free coffee & wine were nice touches, and the front desk was helpful, but the service otherwise (room service, housekeeping) was a bit lax.  

When I arrived, I was surprised to find pet hair on the bed and about the room. I assumed someone had snuck in an animal, and informed the desk, asking for a different room.  At that point I was told that it is a pet friendly hotel, and if I wanted a specially cleaned room (I guess - a room without pet hairs?) I had to request one with my booking.  I am very allergic to cats, but I tried to stick it out.  Changed hotels after breaking out in hives and being unable to get hotel management to do anything about the room situation.

10/01/12 | Link | Rating: 2.0
166. Danielle B.
I was pretty happy with my recent stay at Hotel Monaco. The location is prime for downtown Seattle exploring. The room was clean. They have lots of perks like the free coffee/tea in the morning and free wine in the early evening.

They got plus points because we were able to check in early (around 1 pm) and check out late (1 pm). The lady did look at us like we were crazy when we requested a late checkout. Maybe that's a Vegas thing??

The only cons:
The only option was valet parking and it was expensive (36$$$$ for the weekend rate)!! So we chose to park our car in a garage for most of the day on Saturday, and found free Sunday street parking. I understand downtown parking is expensive, but give your guests a break!
And the tacky wallpaper. It's not so easy on the eyes. The animal print robes and socks in the closet, slightly less than classy.

Next time I want a goldfish!!

16/10/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
167. Dana G.
I can't discuss anything about this place other than my disgust at their inhumane, living, room decor.  Sure, maybe you think, "hey cute, it's a goldfish!  What a lovely little extra detail!!"  But it's a large fish in a little round bowl...the old school kind with no air circulation for the fish.  To keep that water crystal clear, they're moving the little fish constantly, which is also a huge stressor.  Basically, there's a beautiful little suffering creature swimming around in your bedroom.  I mean, only the more expensive rooms have these (my room didn't torture fish, but my in-laws pricier room came with-fish).  I wouldn't have bothered leaving them a negative review for this, but when the "contact" link on their website didn't work at all, and my kindly-written, well thought-out email to them refused to send from any browser I tried, I decided to give up and give them a bad review.  

UPDATE:

...after the not so friendly response to this from the hotel, I will add that PETA already has been in contact with this hotel chain urging them to end this practice.  If you have a minute, please sign this form and send it on   secure.peta.org/site/Adv…

Here is a link to one page (there are many) explaining why round tanks are bad for fish   desktopgoldfish.com/gold…
And a summary quote from the same page:

"Points to remember
It can be hard to remember all the information that is available regarding why housing a goldfish in a small tank or bowl can be fatal.  Here is a quick list that you can think about the next time you see a fish in crisis.

Small tanks do not allow for much movement.
Hard to keep a constant temperature with a small amount of water.
There is typically no filtration.
Water quality will almost always be poor, or even toxic.
Cleaning can be difficult, causing more stress to the goldfish.
Lack of water movement causes poor oxygenation
No lid protecting the fish from other pets, or even jumping out.
Fish may become bored with nothing to explore.
Small tank are easy to knock over.
Bowls are more apt to be neglected."

12/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
168. HK J.
My husband and I stayed the night here for our 2nd anniversary and found the people  to be nice, the room immaculate and very well put together, and the whole hotel quiet.
Much nicer than other more expensive hotels I've stayed in.

I think this was my first time at a Kimpton but if this is what I can expect, I'll definitely be booking with them again.

15/05/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
169. Matthew L.
Hotel is in a great location. Rooms are very nice and staff is friendly.   Parking is a bit high but you are right downtown. The restaurant is also very good.  Happy hour is also a bonus.  We have stayed at all three Kimptons in Seattle and they are all wonderful!

29/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
170. Caitlin B.
After a tricky time of getting in touch with this hotel regarding booking a block of rooms for our wedding, I was contacted by the general manager who handled everything with incredible tact, generosity, and the highest professionalism. At this point, I just needed to correct my previous (whiny) review and say that I'm very impressed.

23/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
171. Sonoma Cty Fan N.
The best thing about this hotel is the service. I am an huge Kimpton fan and the Monaco staff did not disappoint. The downside to this hotel is the rooms. We had such high hopes for this hotel since we have frequently stayed at the sister hotel, the Alexis, and were always very happy. We stayed in the Monte Carlo suite and the rooms are much smaller than the Alexis, the beds are less comfortable, some of the caulking in the bathroom is molding, the towels exfoliate your skin and the bathrooms don't have fans. Also, we were quite concerned to find a substance sprayed all over the couch. Not sure what the substance is, but obviously it grossed us out.

Unfortunately we will not stay here again. I do love Kimpton so it is hard to write this review.

30/12/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
172. Sara L.
AMAZING! I travel a lot and this is hands down the best hotel I've ever visited.  I booked the cheapest rate on Hotwire so I was not expecting to be told upon check in that I was upgraded to a suite. They gave me a couple of options: a giant suite on the top floor but sharing a wall with the elevator mechanics, or a smaller but still upgraded one on a lower floor (or I could always keep the cheap room too).  I don't mind noise so I went top floor.  It really did not bother me at all (I sleep like a rock and enjoy white noise) but you definitely can hear it so light sleepers might want to choose a different option if presented with the same offer.

The suite was huge! I've lived in studio apartments smaller than this room.  It had a king bed, comfy linens, deep soaker tub, steam shower, boutique toiletries, and overall cool modern/retro-y decor (not in a hipster, trying to make old furniture look cool kind of way, I mean actually nice furniture with a 50's 60's meets more modern, eclectic flare).  I also loved that the hotel offers an eco-conscious option to skip housecleaning when you feel it's not necessary (you just leave a hang tag on your door to skip that day).  For doing so, you get a $5 voucher for room service or the restaurant!

Check in was a flash and the service was EXCELLENT. Super friendly, helpful, cheerful even during a busy time.  I originally added a request when I booked for one of the famous fish. But since I moved rooms, she was brought up later by a very nice bellman who handled her bowl gently and with care.  The bellman said the hotel staff will take care of feeding her while she visits with me.  As an animal lover and an aquarium owner, I was happy to see she looked healthy, active, and we'll care for.  I chose to skip housecleaning but called down to make sure the fish was taken care of just in case.

I have the free loyalty program so I got free WiFi, which had excellent speed.  I'm always skeptical of free wifi because it's almost always frustratingly slow.  But the Monaco's was great; I was able to stream live HD hockey games seamlessly.  I also got a $10 comp for the minibar which is fantastic for late night snacks. There were plenty of healthier and also not so healthy options, so a range for everyone.  

Only downsides are 1) parking was expensive (but about on target for what other hotels were charging..... Still expensive though).  And 2) The room, while spacious and cool, had a comparatively tiny window with no view.  But for the service and other room features, I can look past that.

LOVED my stay and will absolutely be back.  Such a different (in a good way) experience from big-box hotels.

05/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
173. Corianne B.
Best hotel ever. I love everything about this place; from the architecture and decor to the complimentary wine hour.

We have the best experiences with Kimpton Hotels. We first stayed at the Hotel Monaco in Portland, and we were so excited when we were placed in the Seattle location after bidding on Priceline for the night after Thanksgiving.

If you get the chance, stay at Hotel Monaco!

12/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
174. Phong D.
What an amazing hotel. It was refreshing to be at a hotel that didn't nickel-and-dime over everything. If anything, I felt like they were lavishing the deals and savings. Upon reservation check-in I received $20 coupons (one per each night stay) redeemable at the hotel's restaurant! I also got a free bottle of wine just for checking-in on Yelp. And then they gave me a $10 coupon for the mini bar and a $5 coupon again for the hotel's restaurant for declining room service/saving water. Wifi was free because I'm a Kimpton member (signed up online the night before for free)! Besides the free stuff, the hotel was clean, friendly, and located walking distance to Pike Place Market. The mattress could have been better, but who cares, I didn't go to Seattle to sleep! (Insert "Sleepless in Seattle" pun.)

18/03/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
175. Kevin S.
I just had the opportunity to hold an association event at this hotel as was extremely happy with the results! The food was delicious and the service team was first rate and the accommodations were perfect for our needs.

Whitney Brown our event liaison at the hotel was incredibly professional and anyone would be in great hands working with her. She saw to every detail, every need with absolute efficiency and great care. You could just tell she wants the best for her clients and goes the extra mile to see that they get it.

If you're planning an event that requires a luxury boutique hotel experience you cant' do better than the Hotel Monaco in Seattle.

15/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
176. Nikol Z.
Loved this place
-they let us check in at 10am and upgraded our room!
-the room was so pretty the bed was amazing and the couch was so cute. i want to design my house like that room
-we got a goldfish! jerry was a great addition to the trip
-sazerac was outstanding, everything we had was delicious
-free wine for an hour in the evening AND free coffee/tea in the lobby in the am was used a lot and it was delicious

There is so much more to say Ill have to add it later, but I will be looking into Kimpton more often!

07/05/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
177. Greg C.
The Hotel Monaco is a truly amazing hideaway. The lobby is stunning, which is a nice compliment along side their impeccable guest service. Was provided a "friend" for the week, Jethro the Guppy to keep me company. Highly recommend the Hotel Monaco! Will absolutely be back! You have earned another loyal Kimpton raving fan!

08/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
178. Jenn T.
I am a Kimpton girl for life!! We recently stayed for a night at the Hotel Monaco during a whirlwind tour of Seattle (one brief stop on a West Coast trip that included a trip on the Coast Starlight and a week in Central Coast wine country), and it was the perfect spot.

The Hotel Monaco has a nice location - you can walk to a lot of the touristy things in Seattle, like the Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. It's also right across the street from the main branch of the public library, which is a pretty neat sight to see.

The hotel itself is wonderful: modern decor, comfy bed, large desk space for those of us who can't tear ourselves away from blogging and Yelping on the road. Everything was impeccably clean, including the fun animal print bathrobes in the closet (love those!).

The Hotel Monaco had a wine hour in the early evening with complimentary wine to enjoy in the lobby. The staff was excellent and very helpful with not only our accommodations, but with sightseeing and direction-providing.

Sazerac is the in-hotel restaurant, and we had breakfast there the morning before checkout. It was delicious, and had gigantic portions (I recommend splitting the omelettes with your travel partner). Best of all, as Kimpton InTouch members (their free membership program), we got $10 of free stuff in the room's minibar, and $20 off our breakfast at Sazerac!

However, my favorite thing about the Hotel Monaco was our in-room compainion, Nancy the goldfish! Since all Kimptons are pet-friendly, they understand how much pet parents love to be with their fur-children, even on vacation. If you can't bring your puppy across the country with you, the Hotel Monaco will have a fish delivered to your room to keep you company!!

I felt a little silly calling the front desk and asking about a goldfish, but I'll tell you what: the maintenance man who delivered her was smiling from ear to ear. I imagine that goldfish delivery is one of the most gratifying parts of being a maintenance man. And I would be lying if I pretended we didn't say things like, "Good fishy!" to Nancy as if she were our dog.

Can't say enough good things about Kimptons in general, and the Hotel Monaco in particular. I know that when we return to Seattle for another vacation, we will definitely stay here again (and we will definitely visit with a goldifsh again too!).

14/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
179. Tiffany S.
Just spoke with an Art (a manager at the resturant Sazerac). I asked if my party of twenty something would be too large to accommodate during thier Happy Hour. If so, would the menu be available in this reservered space? Art replied that resturant "people" take "preferis" not preference to the happy hour "people". It was interesting to hear such an honest business model. I urged on hoping to at least get answers to my questions.  He repeated virtually word for word the dichotomy of customer service to expect.  "We try to take a table of two something but its only for promotion.  Those people don't take preferis".
Lovely, and tell me Art what rung on your ladder does room service fall? I cant wait to avoid three meals a day for the week I'll be staying in your hotel next month.

12/10/13 | Link | Rating: 1.0
180. Yuki U.
I called them a few times and left a message to call back.  Never get call back.  Horrible service.

09/08/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
181. Heather H.
These guys were phenomenal. Went above and beyond to accommodate.  Stayed here for New Years Eve and they made sure my visit was special. I will be coming back again and again and making sure my friends do too!

07/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
182. Julie S.
I love all kimpton hotels! Excellent service always! Rooms are nice and chic. So boutique! I love it. I had an amazing 5 days in Seattle and ending the night in the comfy bed. I checked in here and got a free bottle of wine! What?! So, that was an added bonus. Every evening they have wine and apps for guests in the lobby, I tried to make it all of them, really I can't handle all that alcohol anymore. I would book here again next time! PS Sazerac is a fun place to eat and dine too if you don't want to leave the hotel.

21/02/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
183. Jessica P.
We were lucky enough to score Hotel Monaco on Hotwire and since we had stayed at a Kimpton hotel in Atlanta we knew we were in for a nice treat! First off, I love the location of this hotel, it is in the heart of downtown and 1 block from a large bus stop. We were able to catch buses to many locations without having to transfer (score)! The lobby has some beautiful chandeliers and nice comfy chairs and couches. Our room wasn't ready when we checked in, but we were given a complimentary upgrade to a higher floor which was definitely appreciated.

The rooms here are not your run of the mill hotel rooms, and thank goodness they are not! In my opinion, they are trendy, hip, modern, and beautiful. Our bed had a funky gray and white wall paper behind it, which was so cool. There were two lamps beside the bed that were cut in half lengthwise so they didn't jut out super far. There was an adorable little shelf in front of the window, in which you could totally sit down and read a book if you wanted to (I've always wanted one of these). They had cute white wooden shutters and our view was of the architectural marvel, the Seattle library. The bathroom was also very nice and had a cool sliding door.

We were very comfortable here for the 3 nights that we stayed. I was a little annoyed that they didn't offer free internet and I had to become a Kimpton member to get the free wifi, but we are staying in another Kimpton in Portland so really not a huge deal. The staff at the front desk were very kind, but some of the other staff members were cold. I know they also offer two cool amenities that we did not take advantage of, you can have a goldfish delivered to your room and they have a complimentary wine hour, very inventive and fun. Overall, this hotel has a fantastic location and the rooms are modern but comfortable and decorated in a fun way. I would stay here again without hesitation.

17/04/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
184. Andy T.
Hotel was great, staff was amazingly nice, relatively clean, BUT the only complaint I have was that the walls were quite thin and the doors for some reason have a large gap underneath so when in the hall you can hear everything in every room, and in the rooms you can hear everything in the hall. Even on the premium floors (I was on the top floor) the sound was a problem. If it weren't for that, it was a GREAT stay! Beautiful hotel

23/02/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
185. Leslie W.
I'm kind of obsessed with Kimpton hotels and once you stay here, you'll understand why.  Free wifi, raid the minibar, pet friendly, cool staff, funky boutique hotel (not a big "box"), happy hour in the lobby every night, yoga mats in each room and complimentary yoga videos on your tv, THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.

This property is also in a GREAT location.  Loved it!

10/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
186. Chrissy F.
Outstanding doesn't even begin to cover it! I've stayed at other Kimpton hotels before and have had nice experiences, but Hotel Monaco blows all others in the area, out of the water.  

My husband and I were in need of a weekend getaway after me beating stage 2A breast cancer and I'd been wanting to stay at Monaco for a few years and as soon as we pulled up, I knew we were in good hands and Monaco would take exceptional care of us. From the courteous and professional valet, to the world class customer service from every member of staff we encountered from the desk clerk to the concierge to bell hop and more.. this wasn't simply a wonderful stay, it was a fabulous experience! Monaco staff exceeded our expectations in making sure we had everything we needed to relax and regenerate, including a beautiful goldfish I named Satsuma Clementine Mandarina Orangina.

We arrived about 30 mins before actual check in and they let us know they were putting the finishing touches on our room and would happily hold our luggage if we wanted to explore or anything, so we splurged on a drink in Sazerac and the Concierge came to get us when our room was ready, and they took our luggage right up. Every detail was covered with perfection!

In the evenings, they have a complimentary wine hour in the lobby and in the morning, they have coffee and take-out cups. There is an in-hotel restaurant, Sazerac, and their burgers are AMAZING (hand cut fries, home made pickles, perfectly cooked/seasoned around $13). There isn't a whole lot else immediately around there food-wise, but there are tons of restaurants within a couple blocks (the concierge will gladly assist you) - but keep in mind, you ARE in downtown Seattle, so you're not going to find super cheapo places.

We stayed in one of the newly redone Mediterranean King Suites (Read: The decor is in the almost-over-the-top Euro style) and found it luxurious yet very comfy. The 2-person jetted tub was lovely, though to get from the stairs to inside the tub was a bit difficult due to how tall/deep it was (I'm 5'6"). The bath products from Gilchrist & Soames were marvelous, the room was quiet, and we left feeling refreshed.

If you're wondering if this place is stuffy or elitist the way it is luxurious, rest assured, there's not an ounce of pretentiousness anywhere on premesis. Everyone we encountered was genuinely, sincerely happy to be there, happy to assist, friendly, welcoming, warm, and truly loved their job. Extra kudos goes to the Cheif Concierge, Jesse!! If there is anything anything you want or need, just ask!

I would recommend this hotel for people needing a getaway, for out of towners needing an outstanding, safe, and comfortable place to stay, for newlyweds, families, singles, everyone really and look forward to our next stay with Hotel Monaco in Seattle.

Check out the photos I've added to this review to get a visual. :)

21/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
187. Angelica W.
This hotel has a boutique feel to it, which is great.  I think it's hit/miss with the room and fortunately our room was remodeled/modern contemporary.  

The only downside I can think of is the size.  The room was tiny. We had 2 carry-on rollerbags and I felt there was no space.  One luggage was on the rack and another on the arm chair.  Also there was about  2 feet of walk space between one side of the bed and window.

I can't comment on price vs. value b/c my buddy paid for it, but I do recommend staying here.

14/08/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
188. Russ U.
What a wonderful hotel, staff and location!  Definately plan to stay in this hotel if your travels take you downtown Seattle!  If you're going from the airport skip the cab and ride the train for the full experience - just don't count on gps to give you the best directions or you will hike up a very steep hill.

Make sure you check in on yelp for your complimentary bottle of house wine which is very good.

26/09/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
189. Morgan P.
I travel non-stop for work and to this day - this is one of my favorite hotels. The rooms are so large I actually thought they gave me a king suite upgrade. The staff is super friendly and you are right downtown. The room was amazing - felt like a queen. Totally would recommend to anyone thinking about staying here.

11/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
190. Emily S.
I love Kimpton!

On my trip to Seattle, we found the Hotel Monaco by searching for hotels online.  What I loved about Hotel was that it was nice and clean.  And very trendy!

An added bonus was that they gave us our own pet fish to take care of in our room.  we didn't have to feed it though, the hotel staff took care of that!

Also, what I liked was that they gave us free breakfast at their restaurant!  And the breakfast there was really good!  They even served alcoholic breakfast drinks early in the morning.  HELLO! B-52!

The rooms were nice and clean, and I enjoyed my stay here.  I will definitely be booking at the Hotel Monaco again the next time I'm in Seattle!

30/04/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
191. Paul C.
Here's my little bow to Kimpton's downtown gem.

Having stayed here two PAXes in a row, for three plus days each I can tell you that the Monaco lives up to Kimpton's quality mark for sure.

The bellmen, front desk staff--even people at the restaurant--everyone is pretty damn helpful.

Our most recent room was a good size, and even though the view wasn't spectacular it was brimming with light which was nice. The bathrooms are sizable enough and the floor layout makes it pretty clear how to get to and from your room to the elevators.

Most rooms come with fridges that you can use to store food and other liquids you buy outside of the hotel.

Sure there's that hill from third to fourth if you're coming up from the Market, and yes there's a gradual roll as you're walking up from Pike--but it's nothing too inconvenient, and I like being a touch away from the center of downtown.

The room prices were right as well, which for me is ultimately the most important thing.

04/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
192. Bri N.
I recommend Ace Hotel....cooler part of the city and only 1/2 the price...

Everyone was very nice at Hotel Monaco though; we did love the cocktail hour!

16/10/13 | Link | Rating: 2.0
193. Grace C.
I'll rate their service as 5 stars.  Pretty polite, and they won't back down in terms of check-in is at 3pm and not earlier.  Although we weren't checked in, they still took our cars (valet only), and was able to store our bags in the hotel until check-in time.

Free popcorn for the guests were available in the lobby during the afternoon, with Starbucks coffee and organic hot tea available in the early morning.  The hot tea was one of the best ones I've ever had...  During the evening, there was wine, but I only heard about it and didn't partake in it.

My friends had their complimentary goldfish, which I thought was pretty awesome.  In terms of the rooms themselves, they were fairly clean for the most part.  I was a bit unnerved that although I put up the "Do not disturb" sign, the housekeepers still came in and cleaned up the room.  Oh well.  Nothing was missing.

In terms of price, definitely one of the more expensive hotels.  But, I suppose that that is a given for downtown Seattle.  Gym wasn't too bad, with fully stocked water and towels.  Machines were probably around 8+ years old, but still worked fine.  

Overall, it wasn't a bad experience to stay in the hotel, although it definitely felt like a bit of a money-waster.  We were visiting the area because of a friend's/family member's wedding, and weren't given too many options in terms of where to go for hotels.  We were hoping to just be able to park our own car, and to store the bags in the cars for whenever we needed to, but, alas, apparently we can't do that in Seattle.  

I will say that hotel rooms are pretty solid, although I sometimes could hear the neighbors when they were in bed...A negative is that people smoke in the stairways, so there's a bit of a smoke smell if you use the stairways.

02/11/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
194. Bo L.
My stay at the Monaco have been a fantastic experience.  Im saying that as somebody who are not easily impressed with a hotel, and who rarely give top scores to any hotel.  But I can't get around it this time.  The Monaco really impress.

Curbside staff.  prompt, professional, attentive and knowledgeable about the local area. wow.

Check in counter.  FAST.  on the ball.  professional and friendly.  I did not feel like they wondered why I was standing there.  and these guys turns out to be problem solvers even.

Room.  SPOTLESS clean.  Small but effective, good layout and a great easy bathroom / shower arrangement. Bed appointments appropriate but not overdone.  OK so I have one gribe. the in-room bar, have migrated to the night-stand and take up too much space..

Discovered that I left the power adaptor for my Mac Book Pro at home.. turns out the manager have one handy.. fantastic. (probably did influence me for a extra half star push)

21/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
195. Leslie G.
I loved my stay! The room was nicely decorated, the animal print robes were eclectically different, and the goldfish in the room was fun. I loved that the hotel is pet friendly even though I left my pet at home with a sitter. The free wine/beer happy hour was refreshing and the customer service was spot on. I also appreciated the endless list of amenities - it's nice to know that they have a spare flat iron on hand. That could potentially save a girl's life!!! :) the umbrella and fuzzy socks in the closet for purchase were also very neat. They seem to know exactly what I like!! I will most definitely be back and I can't wait to visit other Kimpton properties

12/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
196. Chris D.
I hesitate to write certain reviews...I worry that word will continue to get out about a certain place is just killing it and I will no longer be able to actually go because they are so busy.

Monaco is one of those places.

I do not even know where to start.  I'll go chronologically I guess.

The booking process was effortless.  The subsequent communications from Monaco's staff were welcomed and quickly addressed.  The check-in was flawless and friendly.  The valets are on top of it.

The room was exactly as advertised and I'm glad to opt for the extra little perks.  The room was clean, well thought out, fun (yeah, fun), and gave me exactly what I needed.

The staff (room service etc) are all awesome too.

Hmm...oh yeah.  The complimentary happy hour is actually a must.  Normally, I do not go for this sort of thing but I was blown away by the attendance and the quality of beers.  Like, wow.  

I normally eschew these things because I don't want to meet other travelers...honestly I don't give a shit about where you're from and I hate small talk but I know that other people are normal and they like these things...people were mingling all over...it was sooo weird but provided me a great back drop to my well carved introversion.  The pint here really is it was a good scene that added to my experience.

As to amenities...everything you need, and more...like, they have bikes (they need more though)...and the meeting rooms are varied and plentiful.

Location.  Well, I walk a lot already so to me this place was perfect.  It is within reasonable (for me) walking distance to Olympic Sculpture Park, Pioneers Square, UofS, Capitol and First Hill, and of course Pike Place Market insanity.

Getting a cab or town car was a breeze in front...I didn't use Uber once.  that says a lot.

I will be back.

18/09/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
197. Cyn G.
My husband and I went here for our first year anniversary! We got a great price and I e-mailed their customer service to request a king bed and received a response the same day! They had a yelp check in for a free bottle of wine.

Our room was clean and comfortable. This hotel is located right in downtown and there are food and entertainment within walking distance!

24/07/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
198. Natasha F.
Very comfortable bed, friendly service, great location and very convenient. Interior Design is nice and interesting. Most importantly, the place is clean. Likely to be more adult friendly because they have an open bar Ferron 5-6pm and it seems to be bottomless. Morning from 5-9am they have coffee and tea, only complaint is that the water is not hot enough to make a good cup of tea.

13/04/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
199. Wendy P.
We came to this hotel for a conference my husband was attending. The hotel has nice large rooms and very comfy beds. Ours also had a separate living room. That had a couch and desk. Bathroom was a nice size also. Front desk was very nice and always there to help with any questions I had. Hotel location I found to be great. It was walking distance to everything. We ate breakfast in hotel restaurant and that was good too. Very pleased with our visit to Seattle.

10/10/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
200. Paula P.
As always, I am a huge fan of Kimpton hotels. This hotel is located extremely conveniently one block away from the light rail, which takes you to and from Sea-Tac airport.

Rooms are nicely done, with plenty of outlets placed most excellently right by the bed, always a huge plus! Rooms and bathrooms are also very clean and obviously tended to with care. Water pressure for the shower is good.

Staff were friendly and very engaging, also in keeping with my experiences at any of the Kimpton hotels I've been fortunate enough to stay, and I hope my company continues to put us up at this fantastic chain whenever possible.

31/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
201. Dani D.
I waited too long to make my reservations so all the mid-range rooms in the city were booked (unbeknownst to me, I was going to Seattle during the Seafair Torchlight Parade, a tech convention, and an arts festival). Since I had already registered for my class and airbnb rooms were equally expensive, I had to get a fancy room.... Damn you Hotel Monaco! You've ruined me forever with your complimentary wine happy hour with delicious sangria, super friendly staff, and modern clean rooms. And as an added bonus the hotel was right on the parade route. So I got to experience a quintessential Seattle event without too much effort on my part. Basically everything was awesome except two relatively small things:

1. On the morning of my class, traffic was crazy and it was impossible to get a cab so I had to use your car service. The driver told me no less than three times in 15 minutes that he was also available for my trip to the airport and insisted I take his card. Mentioning it once would have been fine. But three times? Also I got the distinct feeling that the doorman does not like to flag cabs or that the hotel has a policy against promoting them. I got this feeling from the way I ended up in a car service before my course and because later in the week, I had to get across town and went to the cab stand on the corner. The cab driver asked if I was a guest at the other hotel, when I said no, I was at Hotel Monaco, he said "Oh, the anti-cab place. Too bad, if you were staying at the other hotel your fare to that destination would have been complimentary." So I'm not sure what the deal is with Hotel Monaco and cabs but I really just wanted to get where I was going in the cheapest, fastest, safest way and I suspect that cabs are cheaper and that the hotel may be getting a percentage of the car service fares, but I wasn't using either enough to warrant further investigation.

2. My floor had a weird smell that seemed like a mix of smoke and the recycled air smell of an airplane. Maybe it had to do with my proximity to the ice machine, but the smell was weird.

03/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
202. Connie R.
The lady upfront was so nice!

31/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
203. Roger A.
Had a great one night stay at the Monaco. It is a few blocks from the light rail to the airport and within waking distance of all the downtown Seattle sights. Check in was smooth. We arrived on the AM and they held our bags so we could enjoy the city. The front desk calked when our suite was ready. We even had a goldfish per our request to keep us company. Loved the wine tasting happy hour (which also offered beer by the way). Rooms were quiet. We should definitely stay again at Kimpton!!!!

26/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
204. Maggie L.
Stayed here last month, for our first visit to Seattle. Loved the hotel and its friendly, helpful staff.
When we asked for suggestions on where to visit, the staff was really helpful and knowledgeable.
The restaurant was also delicious and able to accommodate our food allergies.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be coming back!

23/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
205. Jeff W.
This place has everything! Wife needs a curling iron, they got it, need a vase for fresh flowers from Pike Place, they got it, have a lazy day reading a book and miss housekeeping, they got you covered. Service and decor are great, the bed is comfy, WiFi is fast, and the location can't be beat. Traffic is a bit louder than I'd like, but not much you can do about that in downtown.

23/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
206. Ken L.
Nice boutique hotel in Downtown Seattle. Rooms are clean, hip and modern and they have a decent bar in the lobby which is always a plus. Service was great. My only complaint is their room service menu is extremely limited. Otherwise, pretty nice place.

12/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
207. Eddie C.
Conveniently located in downtown for business travelers, near shops, bars and Pike's Market all within walking distance.  Staff was friendly, courteous and clean modern room.  Parking is $39/per night, not cheap, but you get in/out privileges.  Also, great cocktail hour and bar/food was very good.

25/11/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
208. Diana H.
This hotel has charm, but the service is lacking.  We were not told of their policy of only cleaning your room if you request it when we checked in, and it was very disappointing to come back after a day of sightseeing to an untouched room.  Not sure if this is a policy all the time or only when the hotel is busy, but it would have been nice to know beforehand.  We had to ask multiple times for basic things like towels and a coffeemaker.  I was also very turned off after reading these reviews and the hotel manager's aggressive retorts to each of the bad ones.  After all of our mishaps our parking was comped, but the visit left a bad taste.

30/12/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
209. Heather W.
***background story... skim down past lines if you just want hotel review :)***

ya know what sucks? having your 3pm connecting flight cancelled and rescheduled for the following afternoon because of weather conditions. ya know what sucks even more? the airline not paying a dime for your new impromptu stay in seattle....but *kindly* giving you a phone # to get a discounted rate through their partner.

(i was offered the comfort inn 3 miles from SEA/TAC airport for $79 + tax)

well weather...and airport...and random hotel booking agent, i got news for you:

seattle is quite possibly my most favorite city and i hadnt been to in years. if the universe decided it had been far too long since my last visit and plopped me there for 20 hours, might as well make the best of it!

(TGFSP: thank god for smart phones).

irony has it, the 2 recent (only) times ive gambled on a random hotel commitment through priceline.com , I have gotten a lovely 4 star Kimpton hotel. solid 4 stars from my yelp peers too, yay. AND this fancy light rail metro from the airport right into Pikes place for a mere $2.75?? (this didnt exist on my first seattle visit and i had to take the bus).

WELL OK THEN. IMPROMPTU TRIP TO SEATTLE WAS KISMET.

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Rushing into the hotel lobby from the pouring rain, i was greeted by the super friendly staff. My reservation was placed a mere hour (maybe?) before and I was in the system and all ready to go. Oh what do I see here, a free bottle of wine with yelp check in? The bottle (choice of red or white) was brought up my my room door in a matter of minutes. If you are familiar with the Kimpton hotels, they all have a daily wine hour at 5pm and I checkin in about 10 min prior. All the stars really did align for me!

I had my first hot toddie at Hotel Monaco; it was delicious. I also got to try some potato app...im right at home with a mini yelp event!

On to the room: Beautiful, chic, HUGE, well-decorated, MASSIVE COMFORTABLE SOFT AS A CLOUD BED, big bath room... conservation-conscious (kimpton chain values - credit for skipping house cleaning, permanent refillable shower toiletries instead of the mini bottles). I truly was in awe of how nice my room was in the heart of Pikes Place, for nearly the exact same price as a ghetto comfort inn next to the airport I was offered. I felt like a princess during my very brief stay.

Easily accessible: nearly around the corner from one of the metro station stops (3rd and university). I hadnt realized this on my arrival and went to the end of the line and walked much further. About a 5 minute walk down to the market area. You really dont get better than that!

Staff: professional, friendly, personable (told everyone I saw my story about not even planning on being in seattle). They are there to help you with anything you need.

I cant gush enough about this hotel. it's really turned what was a frustrating hiccup in my holiday travels into a wonderful experience that set me on a positive foot for the rest of my plans. Sit in a dingy motel room watching tv next to the airport? or create my own adventure and embrace one of the best cities to be "stuck in" for a night?

thats right... im gonna make it after all! (no hats off though, its pouring outside, heh)

03/01/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
210. Stacey M.
I stayed here for a few days while working in Seattle and I absolutely love this place, not to mention the room! The hotel is not one of those obtrusively large hotels, and has more of a boutique feel to it. It's very modern, but has a cozy feel to it. The employees are very welcoming and I felt like they knew my name when I passed them.

What I loved most is the cozy, at-home feel of the room. While it was a small room in comparison to other hotel rooms, it felt as though I was in my bedroom at home (with better decor lol). The shower in the room had a mini non standard sized bathtub, that I just loved looking at (I don't do the public bathtub thing).

The food was decent, for room service, although a lot more fancy than I anticipated. AND they have a complimentary wine hour from 5-6p in the lobby, which is decked out with super modern comfy couches and chairs. They also have complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby in the mornings- Starbucks too. There is also a Starbucks next door.

This hotel is also close to everything you need.

Overall, I would stay here again again and again!

14/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
211. Bonnie Y.
thanks for Kimpton Monaco to make me feel like home during my 4 days stay during Xmas!

the staffs are all very helpful and welcoming, LOVE the complimentary wine hours (365 days a year, 5-6pm), room was comfy, prime location - easily access to ANYTHING... i have no complains!

for every city i visit, i'll first look up for the Kimpton chains now!

30/12/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
212. J H.
I'm in the middle of my stay right now but felt compelled to write a review after a real live goldfish was just delivered to our room! I have stayed in a lot of different places from high end chains to boutique hotels to hostels to Airbnbs and I have to say this is one of the best so far. I generally like to stay in unique places to add to the experience of whatever trip I am on and this has elements of everything I like all rolled into one.

Thanks to my mom for finding this gem!

Right now my family of all adults are discussing what we are naming our fish. And do we have to feed him? And if we ask to get a cat delivered to our room will we get a cat? Not that we don't love our fish. We just miss our cats!

The decor here is very cool (I feel super poshy) and we have all picked out furniture we want to take home. Location fantastic. Staff has been great. We've ordered room service twice so far and it is lightening fast! And very good!

We are all here in Seattle (for the first time) for thanksgiving and I just want to say thanks to Hotel Monaco for being a part of making this holiday trip great!

I highly recommend this hotel!!

28/11/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
213. Lilly J.
I'm a Kimpton fan and the Seattle Monaco is in line with my expectations. Nice staff and comfy rooms. I showed up on my birthday for the beginning of a work trip and the front desk staff were super nice!

28/08/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
214. Dave F.
3.5 stars

If you have not stayed in Kimpton's Hotel Monaco,  it's definitely worth the try. The particular location has really nice rooms. I had a 6th floor corner room which was roomy, had a great bathroom and a nice desk. The kingsize bed was super comfortable.

The lobby is small and the front desk is a little understaffed. They offer a free wine event in the early evenings. There's free coffee and tea most of the day. Hotel Monaco has free wifi is you are a Kimpton Loyalty card member (Free).

Sazarac, the restaurant, is a bit dated. The original chef and concept are gone and the place has turned over a lot. Their staff is very junior and service in really slow.

The W, across the street and the Fairmont, one block North offer much better restaurants and there's Purple and many others a block away.

22/07/13 | Link | Rating: 3.0
215. Nicole T.
Staff is overly eager to please, which is nice.  But also annoying at check in after you've confirmed you have stayed here before, they continue to ramble on with the amenities.  Thank you, but I just want to want to go to bed!
On a more positive note, they are very good at providing any request.
The free happy hour every day is also very nice.

19/07/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
216. Jennifer F.
I applaud management at this hotel for a job well done. From the greeters to the bellboys to the concierge to the maintenance staff, these folks made me feel like a queen during my stay. Rooms are super clean & stylish. Starbucks Coffee & tea is served from 5am-10am every morning and there is a wine & appetizers happy hour every night as well.

The hotel is conveniently located just a few blocks from pikes place market & several restaurants, shops & other hotels.

Zero complaints about this place; I will definitely recommend it to friends and will come back myself again.

17/06/13 | Link | Rating: 5.0
217. Lauren L.
My boyfriend and I went to stay here last Spring for a weekend vacation. Upon entering the building we really liked the first view that we were greeted with. It seemed very clean, and everyone seemed friendly, the guys at the door waiting to open to door for us.

The front desk gentleman seemed to have a little bit of an attitude but that was not a big deal. It was rather late when we arrived so we went up to our room which was decorated with bold fun colors and prints!

We went to crawl into bed and had a fluffy warm down comforter. When I woke up and opened the shades I noticed a huge stain on the comforter! UGH! The one I just slept with! After looking over it some more we found a few more stains that had been set in from a few washes.

Needless to say we called down to the front desk and let them know the situation. They said they would bring up a new comforter. A knock at the door....and a gentleman with a down comforter in a big crumpled ball that was basically taking over his entire body. He brings it in and takes the other one. I look this one over....and lo and behold....there are more stains. It is rather DISGUSTING to have stains all over your down comforter when you are paying a decent penny to stay somewhere on vacation, when you just want to be comfortable! It is not that hard to invest in some duvet covers for this down comforters as they are meant to have so that they don't end up with multiple stains as ours had....

The good thing is, they were within walking distance to many different areas so we were able to put on some comfy shoes and hit the town. We walked to Pike's Place Market, a few good restaurants, the shopping centre, a comedy show, etc....

Also, they had these cute leopard print robes and great roomservice so we were able to relax.

I would visit again if they had invested in some duvet covers on clean new down comforters. However, I will probably just not chance it and stay somewhere else...

30/01/14 | Link | Rating: 2.0
218. Tamika E.
My accommodations at Hotel Monaco Seattle were for a business trip. My experience was nothing less than exceptional. The decor in the room was contemporary, the staff was customer centric and very accommodating. During my stay I had a minor medical emergency which resulted in an emergency room visit and on my departure date, my flight was cancelled so I was forced to stay in Seattle an additional night. I spent the day out site seeing, when I returned to my room, the Hotel staff (Taryn & Jeff) had delivered a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a wine glass full of chocolate and a chilled bottle of wine, along with a note expressing that they wanted to brighten my day after all that had happened! It was a pleasant and totally unexpected surprise! I highly recommend Hotel Monaco if you ever are in the Seattle area. Kudos for their excellent attention to detail and customer/client care.

01/10/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
219. Chris C.
If you are looking for just a room for the night there are cheaper places to find but if you are looking for the feeling of returning home then stay here. Everything we experienced here was perfect. The staff was extremely helpful and pleasant to with. My family and pet were treated like family returning from a long trip. I haven't had a better experience with a hotel. The room was great the only thing that I would call a fault is the actual shower fixtures could be updated. Definitely plan on returning.

30/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
220. Nevis W.
comfortable, quiet, and in a good location. wonderful staff as well.

19/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
221. Beth H.
Beds are a pretty stiff but comfy enough.  Lobby is beautiful and comp happy hour in the lobby 5-6pm everyday.  Front desk and valet was consistently friendly and helpful.  

Huge bonus to get 50% daily parking rate for having a hybrid car.  Check out was easy and I love the $10 credit for being Kimpton inTouch member. We took a bag of cashews for the plane ride.  

I do have some prior experience with sending my travelers to various Kimptons in SFO, NYC and BOS.  I have learned that you HAVE to watch your bill after check out.  I went over the charges with the front desk at check out and was happy when we walked away.  

A couple days later, I made a point to check the account for the charge and sure enough, we were charged $50 for the missing yoga mat.  I had a good laugh at that one.  They were quick and happy to reverse the charge but that is the downfall to staying at a place with so many handy amenities.  

Great location for the price. Close enough to everything in downtown area - on a Friday and Saturday night, the cabbies will charge a flat $5 rate to get you from hotel to down my the convention center, as the ride is so short.  Library across the street is really cool.  so many great places to eat, all around, including happy hours :)

We will have to visit again and soon.

29/10/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
222. A H.
My bf and I stayed here on a trip from California. We booked the hotel on booking.com and thought it would be a great place to stay based on location and reviews.

We got in rather early (8:00am) and it was very nice that the hotel let us check in around 10:00am instead of having to wait till 3:00pm. When we checked in the front desk seemed a bit unfriendly but because we booked on booking.com they gave us an upgrade to the 10th floor which is an exclusive floor.

Upon entering the floor and room we both thought that the hotel looked nothing more then a dress up holiday inn. When we booked we had a special request for a shaving and tooth brush kit which we found out is not complimentary like moat hotels and both cost about $15. Considering the room cost almost $300 (granted it was St Patricks day weekend) for the night with parking I thought that charging for the kits was crazy and have never been to a hotel that charges for either of those.

I'm a bath person so immediately after I travel I like to hop in the bath before exploring. When I got in the bath I noticed under the shampoo, conditioner and body wash dispensers that there was a disgusting black mold growing. It would make sense that this is a possibility since you can not remove the bottles but I would think housekeeping would have cleaned this.

Secondly I didn't think that the bedding was that clean at all and was surprised that for such an "up scale" hotel that they didn't use duvet covers but instead just covered the comforter with a sheet. The bed and pillows were comfortable but the bedding was disappointing.  

Since we got in so early I was happy to see that they had a single serve coffee machine in the bathroom. When I was putting in the cream and sugar the individual creamers were extremely curdled. We asked them to bring up some more condiments the next four packages were all the same or worse.

Since we stayed at this hotel the first night we were in Seattle we decided to ask the concierge for a good steak and seafood place. We were hoping for a great recommendation since this was our first trip
to the city and we both love food. My bf and I love oysters so we were elated when he suggest a place that had a huge oyster bar. To put it nicely the restaurant was more like a bar and where the oysters were great, which you would expect in Seattle, the food was sub bar. The waiter did offer to bring me another dish but I was full enough to kindly decline. All of this would have been over looked if I didn't get extremely ill upon returning to the hotel. This put a huge damped on the whole trip because I was so sick for the next few days it was hard for me to enjoy everything else that we had planned.

We both decided that we would not be staying here again and for the price we would have much rather stayed at the Four Seasons which was down the street and right on the water.

20/03/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
223. J H.
Cool hotel - just don't leave anything behind!

I booked through Hotwire and landed this hotel.  The confirmation I received from Hotwire didn't specify what type of room was booked, so I called the hotel to confirm my reservation.  By the way, it was advertised on the site with "free wifi" - it is not free unless you join the Kimpton Rewards Program.

Hotwire booked a Queen Room, so I explained to the hotel that I would appreciate a King Room since it would be double occupancy.  They told me they can't make any adjustments until check in, and also told to book with them directly next time instead of using third party sites.  (I assumed because I had a discounted price, they didn't want to help).  Fair enough.

Upon check in, the receptionist was very helpful and friendly and let me know they had already upgraded me to a King room - awesome :).

The room itself was really cool - funky wallpaper and bathrobes, clean, great mini bar/snacks.  Tried the room service (breakfast) - very good, but beware that one cup of drip coffee is $6 each and a pot is $14.  

We were slow to get going so I asked for a late checkout at 1:00pm, but I don't think the housekeeping staff were informed of our stay.  We got different 3 housekeeping knocks at our door (around 10:00am, 11:30, and 12noon).  Kind of annoying, but oh well.

When I got home I realized I left one of my favorite shirts hung up in the closet.  I called the hotel and they said they did not see anything logged, so they sent someone up to the room to check.  Still nothing.  They transferred me to the Housekeeping Director, who didn't answer, so I left a message explaining my situation.  I waited two days for someone to get back to me, even though I left multiple numbers and an email address to contact me.  I called to follow up and still nothing.  I became really upset so they said they would "look into it" and call me back, which they did, one hour later, and somehow magically found my shirt.  I wish I didn't need to be so persistent, but I'm happy they found it.  I am now waiting for the housekeeping manager to call me tomorrow so that she can ship the item to me.  What a process!

Overall, I was happy with the hotel, but I had to deduct a point for the way my lost item was and still is being handled.

14/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
224. Jen K.
The storefront photo is a lie. [1] Not intentionally misleading, just extremely outdated.

When I was browsing through Yelp listings, I almost bypassed this lovely Kimpton boutique hotel because the pre-renovation photos were fugly. This photo ( yelp.com/biz_photos/hote… ) was almost identical to my room on the top floor, except we had plantation shutters instead of curtains.

You know what sealed the deal? The business responses to what I called 'Goldfish-gate'. Tom W in particular handled the "outrage" beautifully. And as someone who was hounded (see what I did there?) by animal advocates over a review of a business that had NOTHING to do with animals, I felt his pain.

From start to finish (after one minor hiccup re-booking our reservation to get a lower rate) service was outstanding. It started on-site with a hearty greeting offered by the valet staff upon every arrival and departure and continued with the front desk and concierge. We felt very well cared for and appreciated. This also included on-line correspondence before and after our visit when the staff was ultra responsive.

If you are going to stay here, definitely sign-up for the Kimpton In Touch program for a few great perks (free internet, free mini-bar item and room upgrades, if available) and check-in on Yelp for a free bottle of wine. It was delivered to our room within minutes.

We enjoyed the free wine hour from 5:00 - 6:00p daily and the coffee bar (with marshmallows and chocolate shavings) added to the usual offerings in the morning. There were a number of eco-friendly touches and everything just seemed really well thought out (like having four different newspapers - local and national - in the lobby) rather than delivering a paper that may or may not be read to your door.

I really hate paying for parking so that was a bummer. They do charge by the night, not the day, and it includes valet service. If you are a AAA member and not taking advantage of another promotion, you can typically get 1/2 off parking as well as a reduced room rate.

Would absolutely consider staying here again, since we loved the room, location and service. We've had tremendously good luck at Kimpton properties and the lucky streak continued here.

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[1] This was the storefront photo at the time I was researching hotels ( yelp.com/biz_photos/hote… ). Happy to say it has since been replaced by a much more accurate photo of the exterior of the hotel.

25/01/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
225. Jeannine B.
The "secret" phrase got us a $25 credit at Sazerac, the hotel's restaurant -- very nice!  I am used to Kimpton hotels exceeding expectations, and this one measures up to my high hopes in every way.  Beautiful lobby, gorgeous guest rooms, friendly staff, and careful attention to my Inner Circle profile when delivering my amenity makes this a place I look forward to revisiting the next time I'm in Seattle.

18/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
226. Tawni L.
Our family stayed at Hotel Monaco for 4 nights this past week while vacationing in Seattle. I have to say the staff there are amazing! Hotel is very personable and everyone was so friendly! We vacation a lot staying at many hotels and Hotel Monaco is definitely on my top 5

10/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
227. James S.
I'm in the middle of my stay right now, just checked in after my kids getting really sick ruined our Mother's Day plans, we ended up getting here around 9 pm and found out that since we booked through a third party we don't get any special perks for being enrolled in the Kimpton Karma program. The upside is the lady upfront was gracious enough to get us into a premier room, that was unexpected and nice. Well, we get up to our room and hurry to try and order my 9 months pregnant wife a burger for dinner since she hasn't eaten anything since breakfast. It's 9 pm and their in room menu says on Sunday's dinner is served until 10 pm, well apparently that is an outdated menu that they still haven't gotten around to changing out. My wife's special day has turned into a not so great one and now she gets to eat an overpriced, plain, cold sandwich for dinner. I will update my review if anything else changes, but as of now it was a little bit of a letdown besides the upgrade. We were thinking about potentially extending our stay for tomorrow night as well and just book directly to get the $10 mini bar credit, fresh fruit and other amenities, but now we might just go elsewhere.

10/05/15 | Link | Rating: 2.0
228. Crystal S.
Beautiful room, courteous and attentive staff. Great location! We will be staying here whenever we visit Seattle

31/01/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
229. Matthew L.
I found this hotel off Priceline and got a great deal staying here. There are Kimpton proporties here in the Bayarea so I was familar with the brand so I knew I was going to have a good experience staying at this property.  The front desk staff was very friendly and acommadating, the facility was very clean and modern, rooms were nice and clean. Overall I really enjoyed my stay at this location and will certainly stay here again when I return back to Seattle.

03/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
230. Ann L.
Never left a review for a hotel but thank you for making our visits so pleasant despite my disappointment of rainy day in Seattle. The receptionist lady in the front was so friendly and patient shows us all the services hotel has to offer and gives us very good tips of things to do without walking distances.

We have our five years old daughter with us and little touches like hidden treasure ottoman and stuffed otter and little gold fish made her day!  

Hotel is in most central location - walking distances to many places, including pike market, water front, space needle, safeco field, aquarium etc.

Parking is 39 a day - valet with in and out privilege which is not too bad.

We selected to book a room at he premium floor - floor 9-11 with exclusive access so very quiet.  

Thank you again. We really appreciate it.

26/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
231. Michelle H.
I got a great deal on Priceline Express Deals, which lead to a two night stay at Hotel Monaco. The hotel is beautiful. The decor is very stylish. Super quick check in. Took 20 min for the valet to get our car, we had some trouble with the housekeeping staff and parking is $40/day, which is why it wasn't a five star experience. I would definitely stay here again.

08/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
232. Amy C.
I was having my house painted, and the Monaco was able to quickly and on short notice get me re-situated. I had to bring my two dogs, and they are kind of a handful (read: nightmares) when in new situations. Everyone was so kind to them, as terrified as they were. It felt like being at home, but just away from home. The team did an amazing job of helping us stay sane and secure during a tumultuous time. Highly recommended!

16/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
233. Mark A.
Another excellent stay at a Kimpton hotel.  The Monaco was a great experience and the standard morning coffee and evening manager's social were well executed.  The room itself was also well laid out and really nothing more to say.  If you do stay here go online and get the Kimpton rewards for some freebies like wi-fi and such.

07/06/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
234. Lisa Marie M.
I have to say Kimpton Hotels are the way to go if your into the whole boutique type thing.

Join the loyalty program - its so worth it ! You get free WiFi and $10 to use at the mini bar or the bar. Plus there was a secret code word "Sugarplum" which earned me a Free bottle of wine- delivered to my room.

Getting to the Hotel was easy from the airport. I took the light rail train to University station, and walked up a block and half and I was there.
It's a great location - right on 4th ave which, if you walk down will bring you right to where all the action is.

I had booked a suite during Cyber Monday, it was a great value. Checking in was easy and the room was great.  Bathroom had a Jetted tub, large vanity, and bright lighting.

They have a safe in the closet that was easy to work. The main sitting area was nicely furnished and decorated. The bedroom featured a huge king sized bed. It was super comfy. So comfy the the day I was checking out I completely slept in. It wasn't until housekeeping opened the door I realized I better get my butt up. I called the front desk and they were totally cool.

Some of the other things I liked
-They have a little store attached to the hotel
-Starbucks right next door
-Wine reception nightly 5-6
-They recycle ! They have recycling containers in the rooms which I Love !!
-At the elevator there is a bunch of sticky notes in bright colors with a sharpie to write messages while you wait
-Free newspaper
-Friendly easy check in and check out
-24 hour business center has a lending library
-In room mini bar and mini snack bar -I used my 10$ credit on low fat / low cal options like "pop chips" and caramel sea salt popcorn both yummy !
-Cool funky boutique decor and feel

I really enjoyed my stay here. I highly recommend it for solo travel , a romantic get away, or a girls weekend. I will return. Thanks Hotel Monaco!

17/12/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
235. Crystal B.
Loved it and will be back! Very nice staff, the free wine and music every night was also a perk. The room had such a cool vibe and it was very comfortable. The hotel was in a perfect location for walking around town and I highly recommend it.

12/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
236. Thad W.
We stayed here on a trip to Seattle for a weekend getaway.  We love Kimpton Hotels and look for them first whenever we visit a city.  The Seattle Monaco was as great as all the others we have visited.  The room was fabulous and the staff friendly.  The evening wine hour was very popular, as usual.  

While in the area I'd avoid using any of the #WSDOT tool roads. We visited the wine country in Woodinville and used the 520 toll bridge. #WSDOT has established a "billing speedtrap".  They have (in my opinion) an unethical business practice where they send the initial bill appearing as junk mail.  They then add a $40 penalty when you don't respond to the initial bill and send the larger bill to you in an envelop identifying themselves as the toll authority. See bit.ly/1DggPfa

08/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
237. Allison C.
Came back for another visit and we were really wowed. The valet as usual are great, the front desk staff were friendly, helpful, and willing to give extra time to our family knowing that we had things to do early in the morning. We were given multiple recommendations for early, Sunday morning breakfast (rare to find in Seattle) and maps with clear directions marked.

We stayed on the 10th floor - truly, if you're going to stay here do yourself a favor and request the higher floors - so lux, lovely, and spacious. The room was large, clean, and bright. The beds as comfortable as we expect from Kimpton. Really - once you go Kimpton why stay anywhere else, you get spoiled.

Shortly after arriving, we dined at Sazerac, the hotel restaurant, and had the bavet steak, the burger, the catfish, the beet salad, and the children's chicken breast.
Charles, the waiter, was the kind of person you would want at your dinner party to keep the conversation going with everyone talking and laughing.

The food was really perfectly cooked and so good - the steak was a lovely medium rare with a chimichurri - so complementary. The burger was fantastic, the fries addictive. The catfish - perfect with just enough jalapeño heat - I would have eaten more out of sheer gluttony. The beet salad was the perfect suggestion as a light vegetable dish to accompany the rest of the meal. Our daughter enjoyed the free range chicken breast- it was a larger portion and while she's a small eater she really chowed down so big thanks for a kids menu with food kids actually like.

All in all - exceptional.

17/08/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
238. D D.
Nice hotel!  Staff was friendly.  We even got a complimentary upgrade to a King bed.  The room was super comfy and it came with cheesy but fun leopard skin bath robes!

The room layout was odd, the bathroom door lay right ahead of the bed - and the flat screen to the side.  You would thing the TV would be in front and the door to the side.  No big deal though - friendly staff, super clean, large & comfy room in a nice area of town, can't complain!

A bit of feedback for the hotel,  include internet for free instead of the extra step of signing up for a loyalty program to get it.  Since I was there for a day, I used my iphone 6 instead, was easier :)

21/10/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
239. Donna L.
My husband and I stayed here while for our trip from California.

This is hands-down the best hotel we've ever stayed at. The staff is very accommodating and courteous, we really appreciated that.

Since it was our first time in Seattle, we rented a car and we regret it because the hotel charges $37 per night for parking and no self-parking. Regardless, the hotel made up for any ill feelings we first had regarding parking.

Hotel Monaco is an eco-friendly hotel so they give you $5 credit to your room each day you use housekeeping. We got a nice late-night meal from ordering room-service   by using our credits.

Everything about the hotel was really thought out for the guest's comfort.

Also, the location is so ideal. An easy walk to anywhere in downtown. Only a 10 minute walk to Pike Place or West Elm Shopping center, 20 minute walk to the Space Needle, and countless restaurants nearby.

We will definitely will stay here again once we come back with friends and family.

11/03/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
240. Cory M.
I booked this hotel last minute due to a cancelation by our first hotel via Booking.com for $329/night. I booked the Premier King Suite for my 10yr wedding anniversary, upon check-in I was told that they downgraded my room to a standard king suite, no explanation given. As an unsolicited consolation they reduced my room rate by $20/night, nice of them but definitely did not make up for the downgrade. Staff was not overly friendly, they were courteous and quick. Room is nothing special, uncomfortable king size bed, room on the street was quite loud, view is what you would expect in the city. No coffee or tea in the room, outdated bathroom so I'm not sure why everyone is raving about this hotel. They do have a nice lobby, they offer free Starbucks coffee in the morning. They have bike rentals, we didn't need to rent bikes but I think that's pretty awesome.

TL:DR Father of two, married 10yrs looking for a nice romantic evening, booked the super nice suite to surprise wife, downgraded to a pretty boring and loud room with an uncomfortable king size bed and a small outdated bathroom. But hey, they have bike rentals!

EDIT 10/01/14

I would like to state on check-out the support was wonderful and the desk agent was willing to cover parking ($39/day) as well as some M&M's that I happily consumed while staying there. After reading the feedback from the hotel manager, which I greatly appreciate, I am increasing my rating for this hotel, to see that conservation over amenities is in fact a priority is important to me and nice to see in this age of gross over consumption.

20/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
241. Jeremy A.
I love kimpton hotels because they are low key , for the most part nice, and for the most part affordable.

Kimpton is like "the girl next door" of hotels and the W is the strobe light chick at the club, looks good while there but you notice hella flaws after a bit. Can't go wrong with Kimpton at least from my experience.

Anyway on with the review. It was our wedding anniversary and I mentioned this to the front desk. To proclaim my undying love to my beautiful wife I called a florist nearby and scheduled roses to be delivered to the hotel.

The day before we were to arrive  I notified the front desk of the scheduled delivery. When my wife and I walked in the roses were there waiting for her. My wife loved them and admired them for the three days we were in Seattle.

Location of the hotel is great. Very close to the light rail stop since we took it from the airport. $2 ride. Score! Also, the hotel is close to Pike's place , but it is situated on a hill which can be a painful walk.

The decor is modern and the rooms are very nice. Highly recommend it.

15/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
242. Victoria D.
Even though I was disappointed with my stay here on my birthday, I wasn't originally going to bother leaving a review.  Now that I'm home and just checked my credit card statement, I am livid with this hotel.

I booked their deluxe king room for my birthday weekend.  I prepaid in August at the time of booking.  We arrived at the hotel at 2:30pm and were told our room wasn't yet ready.  Since check in is at 3pm, I was fine with that.  I knew we were a bit early.  3pm comes and goes, and our room still isn't ready.  The lady at the front desk keeps telling us a few more minutes.  So we decide to wait in the lobby thinking it would be ready any minute.  We wasted over an hour waiting as our room wasn't ready until almost 4pm.  My husband complained and they offered to cover our valet charges.

My husband and I both thought the mattress was very uncomfortable.  I did enjoy the soaking tub, but the hot water only got lukewarm.  My husband couldn't get the iron to turn on.

The next morning we went to the attached restaurant for brunch.  I ordered a pretty simple breakfast: eggs, sausage, potatoes and toast.  The sausage was dry, hard and tasted like wood.  My toast came out late and only after I reminded the server about it.  When someone in my party asked for a spoon to eat his very soupy red beans, the server looked really annoyed with the request.  I was not thrilled with my food at all.  The only thing I really enjoyed was my iced tea.

When I checked out that afternoon, the guy at the desk saw that I had prepaid for the room and said I was all set.  There was no mention of any extra fees charged to my account.  Although I wasn't very happy with my stay I decided to let it go and make the most of the rest of my birthday weekend.

I checked my credit card statement when I got home and I see they have charged my credit card $89.  I tried calling their direct line three times and each time got a recording stating the number was out of service.  I called their 1-800 reservation line, and explained the situation to the person who answered.  She said she couldn't help me but would transfer me to accounting.  She transfers my call, it rings a few times and I get the same "out of service" recording.  

By now I'm pissed.  I call the reservation line again and asked why their numbers keep saying out of service.  The lady said she'd transfer my call again and said the person in accounting wasn't there (how convenient) but I could leave a message for her.  So I did.  All in all, I've called about ten times.  More than half the time I get the "out of service" message.  The two times I was able to talk to an actual person they claimed they couldn't help me.  I haven't received any calls from the accounting person and no explanation for the extra charges made to my card.

The hotel itself is okay.  The customer service here is an atrocity.  I would never recommend this place nor will I ever return.

14/10/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
243. Tina W.
Great boutique ambience. Love the personal touches in the room. Excellent service. They brought water when I needed it. Arranged earlier room service to accommodate my flight schedule. The team members always had a smile. I'll be back!

20/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
244. Amy S.
This hotel was awesome. Right off the bat it was super easy to park with the Valet guy.  We checked in early and they didn't give us any problems about it. They were accommodating and told us to come back down if we had any questions.

The room was nice! Big comfy bed. Nice TV's and a nice washrooms. There was a mini-bar but we didn't use it. Coming from San Diego, we cranked the heat as soon as we got in. It worked! We had a pretty cool street view from our window. It was nice to look out when it was raining with all the christmas lights weaved through the trees.

The hotel hosts a happy hour in the evening. They had wine, beer and a signature drink. The restaurant next door would bring out appetizers for everyone to snack on. We probably tried everything on their appetizer menu after being there for 4 nights. They had live music and a magician one night.  People were friendly and wiling to chat with you. It was a cool atmosphere.

The only con on my list: When we walked up to our room we were kind of excited because it had it's own little hallway. Well we soon figured out at 6am that the maintenance stock rooms were just across the way and the slamming doors will wake you up all morning long. It started at 6 am and would last until you left your room. Is it really necessary to slam them so early in the morning? Why don't you have a stopper on the door?  It really got to us by our last night!

We'd be back but we would refuse a room by the maintenance closets.

27/06/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
245. Margo J.
I really hate to give this hotel 3 stars. Our room was nice and was a good size but the bed was terrible. It is the worst bed i have ever slept in...well lack of sleep because its so bad. If the bed was good then i would easily give this place 4 or 5 stars but as i write this my back hurts from this bed!  Prior to here i had stayed at the hotel vintage in portland...the bed there was great!  The wine hour was great as were the employees. Location was great and we walked everywhere.  I like kimpton hotels and next time i come to seattle i will try one of the other ones.

04/04/15 | Link | Rating: 3.0
246. Markus P.
This was my second stay at this hotel but the first with my two dogs.
The hotel was amazing and left us dogs beds, bowls, treats, and little bags for us in the room.
We always receive a bottle of wine upon check in with our Kimpton loyalty program, but the staff really went the extra mile and made our entire family feel welcome!
You should only be so lucky to enjoy a stay with this wonderful company. It's really a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. The amenities are nice including lovely linens, lotions and soaps, TV selections, and beautifully appointed rooms. Great experience!

24/12/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
247. Thomas M.
Great for a romantic getaway. The suites are elegant and warm. Very comfortable. The staff are fantastic. Complimentary wine in the evening for guest to take while meeting fellow travelers is a great touch. You may even catch live music.

26/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
248. Bela B.
Booked through priceline. Excellent service 5++++ with a smile. Free Starbucks coffee and tea available from 6-9a. valet is really the only option ($39) but worth it since its a decent central location. A few blocks from pike place. We checked out and I had left overs and thought I'd ask if there was a fridge I could leave my food in and without hesitation said "yes of course." When we came back to pick up the car the valet remembered us, brought all our bags and food out. Car was retrieved within a couple of minutes. Would stay here again!

13/04/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
249. Aimee Z.
I love staying here. I know, it's weird, because I only live 15 miles away, but it's so quintessential downtown, and I love the location. You can walk to a tons of restaurants, music venues, Westlake, Veggie Grill, and Pacific Place. Not that Seattle ever has this problem, but it's also "safe" - almost all of Seattle is, but even the most paranoid tourists will feel safe in this part of town.

Couple things - valet takes forever and some of the front desk staff seems a little aloof.

07/02/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
250. Martin S.
Great staff, clean  rooms priced fairly for the market and extremely helpful staff.
Within walking distance to the waterfront and downtown. I would definitely stay again on my next trip to Seattle.

06/09/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
251. Daniel F.
We just went here for our anniversary and had a great time, they upgraded us to a nicer room at no cost for our anniversary, which was nice, had dinner in the hotel and that was good also, overall a very nice room, and all staff was very nice also, close to most things you want to do in Seattle which is nice, thanks for the great time

07/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
252. S C.
A second stay at Hotel Monaco and another excellent and impressive Kimpton experience. Got in late Saturday night and received top notch service at check in, through bellmen, with room service, valet and the hotel was so warm and comfy. A delight after a 2 days car ride.
Raid the bar came in handy and the morning coffee and tea was perfect for my sore throat and awful cough.
When I checked in in room I found a plate of dog biscuits, 2 bottles of water, some chocolates, mixed nuts and a small bottle of my favorite Prosecco on ice with a note welcoming me from the concierge.  What a lovely touch!  
Highly recommend Hotel Monoco. My dogs are now true fans too.

11/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
253. Kelly E.
If you are visiting Seattle, stay at the Hotel Monaco. You will be treated like royalty and sleep like a baby!

My hubby and I took our first visit back to Seattle (where we got married!) last weekend to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. We looked at the pictures and reviews of a ton of Seattle hotels, and landed on the Hotel Monaco for it's location and cool looking wallpaper (I'm being honest here, people!). Let me tell you - this was one of the best decisions we have made in a very long time!

When we arrived, Ethan was super kind and extremely helpful, such a fantastic way to start our stay. He made sure our room was perfect - even calling us once we got up to the room to make sure it fit our needs.

We stayed on the 6th floor and it was SO QUIET- something that meant a great deal to us as my husband is an extremely light sleeper. The suite was amazing - the couch was super comfy and we had an awesome view of the Library. The bed was extremely comfortable .

They have complimentary coffee, tea, and hot chocolate every morning in the lobby, as well as a great wine hour every evening. The walk to the Pike Market literally took us 10 minutes of strolling (hand in hand, of course!) and even less time to get to some great restaurants.

Hotel Monaco made our anniversary trip a memorable and awesome experience. We had a lovely time and will be back every time we go to Seattle.

Thank you, Ethan and Hotel Monaco!

18/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
254. Easy C.
This is where all the cool hip trendy people stay.  How they let us in is still a mystery.  Really nice boutique hotel in the downtown area of Seattle.  Just a short walk (up hill) from the train station and a 10 - 15 minute causal walk to the the fish market.  

The lobby is a go to place for the local hipsters during happy hour before moving on.  Think of a picture from Cosmo or GQ in terms of attire and drinks these patrons may be holding.  Fun and sexy to be sure.  Moving past the lobby and you will find yourself in the main restaurant, which in many regards is wonderful.  See separate reviews.  

The rooms are plush and comforting.  We like to head out and shop all day so when we get back it is with loads of bags and sacks of goodies.  The rooms are big enough to accommodate all these extra items until we can pack them away.  As you may have seen, you can request a fish.  We always request Simon.  Each and every stay he is there waiting for us, like old friends reunited.  

There is good coffee and tea in the lobby and an umbrella in every room.  Important in a place like Seattle.  Our little fishy friend Simon enjoys fresh flowers from the market which we always pickup for him during our stays.  

Oh, when it comes to breakfast, I don't think you can beat the attached restaurant.

Would we come back? It is the only place we stay.

22/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
255. Matthew L.
Stayed here a few weeks ago and had a blast! Came in pretty late from a somewhat delayed flight from SF and arrived soaking wet from the typical Seattle rain outside. While I was wet, I didn't mind it as I was "warmed up" by the staff's warmth and hospitality.  At check-in, I was upgraded to a Monte Carlo Suite, which was very nice as well. In my room I had my welcome amenity waiting for me, which was exactly on point to my exact personal preferences.  Most of the Kimpton hotels I've stayed at have provided a welcome amenity that was pretty close to my personal preferences, but Hotel Monaco in Seattle was the first to get my favorite sweet, snack, AND drink 100% correct.  Props to them to the staff at Hotel Monaco Seattle for paying attention to these little details.

Hotel Monaco Seattle is similar to all other Hotel Monacos I've stayed at -- clean, well appointed, and swanky.  The Monte Carlo Suite has two "rooms", a bedroom and a living room area,which are separated by a bulky silver curtain that is hard to pull.  I kind of wished that there was a door instead of a curtain since it would help with blocking out any sound that might come in from the main room door.  As a solo traveler, I definitely had plenty of space to lounge, sleep, and roll around to my heart's content.  As for the bathroom, it's housed with Gilchrist & Soames bath products (in dispenser format) which I believe are part of the "Spa Collection" line -- by the way these bath products smell super good.

I just wanted to mention that the front desk staff, like at all Kimpton chains, is superb. The staff knew how to make me feel welcome and made my stay an enjoyable one.  If I'm in the Seattle area again, I would definitely consider staying here again and continue my good experiences that I've already had at the Hotel Monaco!

13/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
256. Jill S.
This Hotel was really nice and upgraded our room to a suite. It is in a very good location and close to everything downtown. Rooms are fun with colorful decor. Was also given a coupon for 20 percent off at the restaurant. Employees were helpful and friendly

22/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
257. Julie Z.
So impressed!! I must say that this hotel exceeded all my expectations! The staff were super nice to our family. Traveling with kids can be stressful, but when you stay at a hotel that cares about families it make you feel relaxed and comfortable. We were able to check in at 12pm, which was such a blessing to our family! I'm sure they were completely unaware about how this little detail made all the difference in our day with two tired kids. There is a toy chest of toys that kids can pick out for free, which made our kids so happy! The raid the mini bar and free wi fi is awesome when you join Kimpton rewards. We were able to enjoy wine during the free wine hour before dinner. Lastly I was completely surprised to find champagne in my room for my birthday! It felt like you were coming home to a loving friend! We will be back!!

22/05/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
258. Trish S.
My last visit to this hotel was years ago, before the 2010 remodel, and I loved it then, and have fallen back into love... Maybe feverish admiration even! The valet was busy and thus slow upon arrival but our check in was swift and friendly.  It's right downtown, just a few street away from Pike's Market, shopping and plenty of dining options. (Note, the hotel has a great food onsite too and 24 hour room service)

The lobby was charming for the holiday, decorated with a tree and "presents" and a cozy fire burning away. The chandeliers were quite impressive and there was comfy couches plus an inviting coffee station.

We headed up to the 3rd floor where our one room suite was beautiful. The space was separated from the bedroom and sitting area with a heavy curtain partition and the offerings made us quite comfortable. The bed was amazing and plenty of pillows: A must for a princess like me! If you've got a bit of rawr, they have animal print bathrobes that are a fun contrast to the classic decor.

Throughout our stay everyone was pleasant, our room clean and comfortable, and the amenities well appointed. My only even so slight complaint is that upon our departure, the valet was again quite slow.

I'd stay there again in a heartbeat: Kimpton! How I love thee!

05/01/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
259. Grace C.
Stayed here on my trip to Seattle. Was disappointed my hotel room did not come with a goldfish in a bowl. But maybe it's for the best, probably would have wasted precious vacation time staring at it!

Seemed like a relatively small hotel. Luckily the room was nice. The hotel check-in folks upgraded us to 11th floor for free! But our view was a view of the building next door.

Loved that they have bikes which you can check out and explore the area.
Heard they also have free wine happy hour but didn't participate.

Never knew Kimpton hotels don't charge extra for dogs - - will have to support them in the future!

Tip: Sign up for the Kimptom member rewards program to get free wifi access

06/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
260. Rick W.
It is terrific.

We booked through Expedia and were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is first rate and clean.  The bed was extremely comfortable.  The location of the hotel is close to everything and we walked everywhere, including to a Mariners game.  

The attached restaurant is quite good and it has a wood burning pizza oven.  There is a sports bar right across the street.  I would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay there again.

11/05/15 | Link | Rating: 4.0
261. Graham K.
Hotel Monaco in Seattle is (so far) the only hotel in the Kimpton chain to get my Inner Circle amenity right!!! A couple of nice cupcakes, and yes, they went to the bar and got us a couple glasses of Macallan. I was wondering if it could actually be done, and they did it.

The room itself was fine. It was a king suite on the 9th floor. Not huge, but not little either.

Great staff and service, like most Kimpton hotels.

09/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0