Hotel Monaco Seattle - A Kimpton Hotel
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... it. I get to do all the touristy things I haven’t done yet like take a duck tour, eat chowdah from sourdough down on the wharf, see the house from Sleepless in Seattle and visit Chihuly garden and glass (I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves on that last one).
We finally leave Seattle tomorrow for a journey of long slow travel through six countries in Latin America. We have read a lot of books, blogs, and online websites to prepare and in considering the five C's; climate, cost of living, community, culture and convenience, we have decided to check out Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Ecuador. We have ...
... is a big state with a big sky. US2 is gorgeous and it goes on and on and on. Eventually, like 8 hours later, the scenery changed to mountainous landscape. The Rockies were jaw dropping and inspiring. we passed through the Blackfeet reservation which was the scariest pale I have ever been in my life. Soon we were in Whitefish whee Dennis and Barbara lived. They took me to dinner and insisted I stay the night with them to rest. I got to sleep in a tempurapedic bed which was ...
... booth and director interviews talking about their styles. I think I went around the scifi section the wrong way but here they also talked about the philosophical questions posed by different stories. They even had a small stand dedicated to my favourite book, The Forever War, though they did give away the end a bit. By the time I left the museum the cloud had been burnt off leaving a glorious day. Sweaty. I headed into downtown and to ...
... hike Si a second time to burn off the calories but worth every bite. (And we took an extra slice home.)
On the drive back to Redmond, we stopped at Snoqualmie Falls. By this time, my cough was getting worse and I wasn't up for the walk down to the bottom but we enjoyed the view form the top. Again not too crowded so we were able to relax and spend the time we wanted gazing at all of that natural power.
Back to Storybook for a clean-up and ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Monaco Seattle - A Kimpton Hotel
A true find
We got this hotel from Hotwire and paid about 1/3 of the standard room rate. The rooms are small but very clean. And the loaner goldfish was a lot of fun. The location is great with a Starbucks within walking distance- no matter which way you walk! You won't be disappointed.
A little disappointed
My family stayed at the Monaco last Thanksgiving and I must say that I was a bit disappointed based on the hotel having a 4 or 5 star rating.
I was told that my daughters would be able to care for a gold fish during our stay and after having asked several times about when the gold fish would arrive, it never did. Not a big deal, but it did disappoint my kids and I felt that if the hotel couldn't take care of a small problem like that, what about a big problem? I wasn't impressed with the rooms at all. There was just too much bold colors. It looked like something out of a Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The location was great because it was next to a UW Huskies Bookstore and a Starbucks - my only positive comment to say about the Alexis.
Not 5 star
We had reservations for a non-smoking room but didn't get it when we arrived. The room smelled bad, carpet was spotted with stains and torn, and tub was dirty. Valet parking is necessary due to no other places to park and it was $27 for one night.
We stayed in Bed and breakfasts or Inns in Washington that were cleaner and better food.
checked in late Saturday night and was given a room on the 8th floor.
Hotel Monaco the best
We visited Seattle the second week in Sept.2003 What an experience at the Hotel Monaco! The staff was just incredible. They were always there no matter what your questions or wants. It was our first, but not last, visit to "The Emerald City". There are many things to do. Boat trips, dining, tours,shopping and of course Pikes Market. It was an experience we will never forget.
Just spent four nights at Monaco. Great location for a visitor to Seattle. Refreshingly different, over the top but successfully carried off. Large comfortable rooms, well equiped with CD players and thoughtful amenities (but at a price). Very well stocked minibar too!
Wacky decor but it worked - leopard print towelling robes humourous touch. Luxury bathroom marred by a cheap sliding door - let the side down there.
Efficient friendly check-in staff and savy concierge. Only thing to spoil picture was the over priced and limited menu in the Sazerac Restaurant on the hotel premises and the miserable surly staff that worked there.
A great hotel! Excellent staff and service. Will always stay at the Monaco when in Seattle.
Tired of cookie cutter hotels. Monaco is a treat!
I recently stayed at the Monaco while on business. For a weary business traveller tired of the cookie cutter rooms, the Monaco was a treat.
Very unique rooms. Fish bowl with fish in your room. Free wine tasting each evening. Great food. Wonderful staff. Can't wait to get back to Seattle so I can stay here again.
Hotel Monaco ~ Yeah Baby!!
My husband and I recently stayed at the Hotel Monaco in Feb. I loved everything about the hotel. The staff is excellent. The lobby and corridors (yes, corridors) are beautifully decorated. Everything looked polished and clean. The room was a tad small, but well-appointed and extremely confortable. The bathroom is a good size and also tastefully decorated. My husband was really impressed with the FREE high speed internet access. We booked our reservation online and got a very decent rate so I am especially pleased. We have stayed in hotels that were more than twice the rate and they were not nearly as nice. I highly recommend the Hotel Monaco and can't wait to go back!
Luxurious Hotel in heart of Downtown
This is one of the most luxurious hotels I have stayed in. It is designed to give the ambience of a boutique hotel and from the mintute you step inside you don't want to leave.
Everything from pet goldfishes to Aveda toiletries make this a worthwhile visit. The staff were friendly and helpful and the complimentary evening wine tasting makes you forget about those tired feet. The rooms don't have a great view but youl'l be too taken in with the decor to notice.