Kimpton Hotel Monaco In Portland, Oregon | A Detailed Review
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In the last few years, I have visited and spent a good chunk of time in Portland. I have also stayed at a handful of hotels in the downtown area. In the past, I’ve stayed at Kimpton hotels in California and Chicago and impressed with my recent stay at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Portland.
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.
To check in you take an elevator from the parking garage, which was a very simple process. I arrived shortly before the complimentary happy hour for guests so while I was waiting I checked into my room quickly. Then, of course, I went downstairs for a drink. At the happy hour, they were serving red and white wine or craft beer.
After happy hour, I walked down the road to have more 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 the next day, so I had all morning to enjoy my room. I had a corner suite so I had a huge window and amazing light. Complimentary tea and coffee are available in the lobby. But I’m a crazy coffee fiend, so I walked a couple of 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 my room.
Here are some photos of the hotel and my suite:
The sitting room where guests have happy hour or work on their laptop, etc.
This is where I was happy during happy hour
They have Christmas spirit at Kimpton!
My comfy bed!
Did you guys know that I love bathrobes?!! 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 travelling 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 travelling 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.
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**Disclaimer: Many thanks to Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Portland for hosting my stay. As always opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you, if you click through an affiliate link and make a purchase, I may make a commission.**