Hotel Monaco Seattle Review
Bold Seattle Style
Hotel Monaco is a unique hotel with style imported from San Francisco. Operated by one of the West Coast’s highest quality boutique hotel groups, the Monaco is known for unique style and service in the heart of the downtown Seattle area. The hotel is very convenient to all major Seattle attractions. Colorful, vibrant, fashionable, trendy, joyful, and bold: these are all feelings that you absorb when you enter the Hotel Monaco. From the stylish, well attired doorman and valet who greet you with a warm smile– to the high vaulted ceilings and loud decor in the hotel’s lobby. This is the hotel for those who love a stylish scene and a happening atmosphere. The theme at Hotel Monaco is, “Playful Escape.” You’ll see the results of this theme from the moment you check into your room.
The Hotel Monaco is one of three Kimpton Properties in downtown Seattle. Hotel Monaco is one of the most family-friendly hotels in the Kimpton Hotels family. The appeal and design at the Monaco will have both children and adults amazed and youthful. The high tech rooms feature two line data ports, CD players, voice mail, fax, 24 hour room service, and a PET FRIENDLY policy. The hotel loves pets so much, they will even deliver a goldfish to your room.
The Hotel Monaco is a four star hotel in a prime location in the heart of Seattle. Within walking distance you will find the Seattle Public LIbrary, Westlake Center, Pacific Place Shopping Center, various world-class restaurants, Pike Place Market, and the Seattle waterfront. A short taxi ride will take you to the Key Arena, Quest Field, and Safe Co Field. Popular nightlife districts such as Belltown, Capitol Hill, and Pioneer Square are also destinations within a 5 minute taxi ride. So besides staying at a premier hotel in an ideal location, the Hotel Monaco offers it’s guests many options for pleasure, comfort, and entertainment.
Every evening at the Hotel Monaco there is a compliementary wine and beer reception for guests. The reception takes place in the hotel lobby where the social scene is energetic — it’s a great place to meet and mingle with other Monaco guests and staff. The staff at the Monaco provide excellent, personal service. Each staff member at the Hotel Monaco not only knows the answer to almost any Seattle need, but deliver above and beyond your expectations. From the attentive concierge all the way up to the general manager of the hotel, these people truly love their job and the people they serve. Every morning there is an option to take a jog around the vicinity with the assistant general manager herself. For the female business traveler who does not feel comfortable going outside to jog by yourself, the option to jog with the assistant general manager is quite a treat.
You will enjoy the Hotel Monaco’s unique blend of high tech style and service more than any bland corporate chain. The entire hotel is pet friendly. A limited number of the guest rooms at the Monaco do offer smoking rooms. The majority of the hotel is smoke free. If you came without your beloved pet or significant other, and feel lonely the Hotel staff at the Monaco will delight you with a room mate, a little goldfish can accompany you in your guest room during your stay whether it is long or short term.
If entertainment is your highlight the Hotel Monaco has many options to allow you to fully enjoy your stay. During one of the nightly themes evenings you as a guest are pampered. Every Friday evening in the lobby the Hotel proudly offers the interactive game, Guitar Hero. On Tuesday and Thursdays induldge yourself and relax with a complimentary chair massage, what a treat! If you are curious about what lies ahead in your future, let a fotune teller at the monaco on either Wednesday or Saturday read your sign and tell your fortune. This hotel gets better we have not even explored the mouth watering cuisine at Sazerac which is the restaurant adjacent to the hotel, or the deluxe guest room accomodations.
With 189 rooms and savvy suites at the Hotel Monaco; families, business travelers, leisure travelers, and single guests are all likely to enjoy the luxury and ecclectic comforts in the guest rooms. Each room at the Monaco is specialized to meet each guest’s need. The rooms are colorful, fun, and high quality. The bed boasts true comfort, while awaiting in the closet hang the most soft and vibrant robes in a leoppard print. If the robe is just too lovely to put back after your stay you have the option to purchase both the robes in each room and even the socks that have been left in each closet. Each guest room is IPod ready and wifi accessible. The guest rooms all come with the Aveda skin care line to satisfy your high taste needs for cleanliness. All rooms offer the chance to better the environment with recycling options and water saving options. If you have parked your hybrid at the Monaco you will receive 25% off of your overnight valet parking charge. The normal parking price is $40 for overnight valet.
If you wish to stay in your guest room to dine, room service is available around the clock. If dining out is more your taste please visit Sazerac restaurant where the atmosphere alone will allow you to feel free and fun. Sazerac is a southern influenced restaurant which exudes taste, flavor, and attractive presentation. Sazerac is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This is a nice place to dine and it is close in proximity to your guest room.
If your stay at the Hotel Monaco will include an event of some sort, the Monaco has plenty of spacious meeting space and private event space. Even in Sazerac restaurant you will find a small meeting room with a board room table and chairs perfect for a private luncheon or business dinner. Along the walls in this private room you will find various wines in racks. The room has a vintage classic appeal, perfect for a variety of occasions.
A stay at the Hotel Monaco is an experience. If you like privacy you will definitely get your quite time in your room, but if you want to be a part of the social scene a quick elevator ride downstairs will take you to a place where you can live, laugh, and be merry because truly the ambience at the Monaco is a playful, whimsical, experience.
Typical prices are around $300 per night.
1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle
Want to try out other Kimpton hotels in Seattle? Check out our photo review of Hotel Alexis Seattle or Vintage Park Hotel Seattle.
By: Nicole Logan, Copyright SFTravel LLC