The Monaco Hotel - a Kimpton Boutique Hotel

501 Geary St, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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Another young looker...

by written on December 13, 2005

We did not stay in the Monaco beacuse of availability, but it had been our first choice, so we decided to check it out in person. It was also a contemporary hotel, but with a completely different vibe--a little dressier and flashier than the Adagio. We checked out their standard room and their Jr. Suite, and I have to say, for MY money, the Jr. Suite was not enough of an upgrade. It was smaller than our room at the Adagio. However, bathrooms in both rooms were larger than the ours. Same Aveda toiletries (which I love). This hotel would be another excellent place to stay.

Directions: Two blocks from Union Square

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Hotel with rich décor

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 9, 2005

Hotel Monaco belongs to chain of boutique hotels operated by Kimpton hotel group. The hotels are distinctive in their look and feel. The theme for Hotel Monaco is good old days, when people travelled on ships and horses.

The room was compact, but not too small. The bed itself was quite a sight, looking like a bed of dreams of all small princesses, with curtains and everything. The washroom was stocked with all relevant amenities, and the hotel promises to provide more, if required.

The location on Geary street is quite central, a few blocks from Union Square. There are a selection of good and inexpensive restaurants nearby. However, the street deteriorates fast when you walk away from the square towards Tenderloin area.

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Find "guppy love" at this boutique hotel!

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 12, 2004

My newly FAVORITE hotel!!!! I LOVE it here!
1) Great location - within a short 5 minute walk to Union Square.
2) Great service - the staff here is very friendly and will do anything to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
3) Aveda hair products in the shower!!!
4) Small, but VERY cute rooms with so much character! It's SF, you can't ask for that much space here!
5) Happy hour every night where they serve free wine and hors' doeuvres and you can mingle with the other hotel guests.
6) Pet-friendly.
7) A free "loaner" goldfish to keep you company - what more could you ask for???

All this for such an amazing price!!! I almost don't want to post this one b/c I don't want everyone and their mom going here. :)

Unique Quality: The foyer is beautiful! Take some time to sit in front of the large fireplace with a cocktail and some good friends or a loved one. This place is great for a couple or just some friends. There is also a great restaurant connected to this hotel that serves great food and apparently, great oysters!

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A great Union Square hotel.

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on January 26, 2004

Why would we stay in a hotel when we live here? Well, it's kind of a new tradition for us. On Christmas Eve, eve (the 23rd), we like to stay in a hotel in the Union Square area and treat ourselves to a night on the town. The city has that holiday buzz going on and all of the streets and sidewalks are packed with shoppers and tourists. Our most recent hotel choice was the Monaco. Located a block from Union Square, this old, but thoroughly modern, building is filled with vibrant colors, bold stripes, and an attitude that while upscale, is quite aware that it's guests are mostly regular people. In other words, it's a fun place!

Unique Quality: The restaurant, Grand Cafe, is set in a large room (a restored turn of the century ballroom) with large floor to ceiling columns, and art nouveau and art deco touches.
You can request a goldfish for your room in case you didn't bring your own pet. We saw a few dogs (with thier owners) on our latest visit.

Directions: It's in the Theatre District, a block away from Union Square.

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Address: 501 Geary St, San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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Amenities at The Monaco Hotel - a Kimpton Boutique Hotel

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
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