Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco In Portland, Oregon
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I have visited and spent a good chunk of time in Portland as of late and have stayed at a handful of hotels downtown. I’ve stayed at Kimpton hotels in the past in California and Chicago and was again impressed with my recent stay at Kimpton Hotel Monaco.
When I arrived at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, the doorman lets me know I could drive down into the underground parkade where they could help me with my bags and valet my car. Immediately I noticed bicycles with a sign that said free use for hotel guests. It wasn’t warm enough for me to go for a ride, but this would be perfect for guests who come during warmer months since Portland is so bicycle friendly.
I took the elevator upstairs to check in, which was a very simple process. I arrived shortly before the complimentary happy hour for guests. I scoped out my room and then immediately went downstairs for a drink. They had red and white wine or craft beer to choose from.
After happy hour, I walked down the road to have some happy hour at a restaurant I’ve been meaning to try. Kimpton Hotel Monaco is right in the heart of downtown Portland and walking distance to amazing restaurants and shops. After dinner, I went back to my room to do a bit of work and relax in my comfortable room.
Check out for the hotel room was not till noon, so I had all morning to enjoy the comfort of my room. I had a corner suite so I had a huge window and amazing light. Complimentary tea and coffee are available near the lobby but you know I’m a crazy coffee fiend, so I walked a couple blocks over to a popular coffee shop. I grabbed a coffee and something small to nibble on for breakfast so I could spend more time in the room.
Here are some photos of the hotel and my suite:
Sitting or living room where guests have happy hour or can do some work on their laptop, etc.
This is where I was happy during happy hour
They have Christmas spirit at Kimpton!
My comfy bed!
Wait did you guys know that I love bathrobes?!! I loved the Kimpton’s. This was robe #1!
Doing a bit of work in bed in robe #2. I could have done this forever!
What I loved about Kimpton Hotel Monaco:
- Walking distance to Pioneer Square, the waterfront, Powells Books, coffee shops, other great restaurants, and shopping
- Free wifi (if you join their Karma rewards program you have free wifi on all devices)
- spacious suites
- free bicycles to use
- a restaurant downstairs / room service
- complimentary happy hour (who doesn’t love free drinks!)
- dog-friendly (while I don’t have a pet, I know lots of people do and travel with them)
- good bathroom amenities – so handy when only traveling with carry-on due to liquid limits
- fluffy bathrobes
- I’m a sucker for linens and theirs are by Frette (I’m a little bougie…I know!)
- separate living room area – great if you’re traveling with friends or partners to have some separate space
- closet and safe
- fun decor
- big windows for natural light
I don’t have any complaints about my stay. I only stayed one night, but everything was great. I’ve stayed with the Kimpton before in other locations and everything was up to par. I’m definitely a fan and would stay at Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Portland again on future visits.
**Disclaimer: Many thanks to Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Portland for hosting my stay. As always opinions are my own.
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