Hotel Monaco Portland - A Kimpton Hotel Review

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506 S.W. Washington at 5th Avenue, Portland OR 97204
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Editor’s Review of Hotel Monaco Portland - A Kimpton Hotel

As parents, we've all been there before. Talking with an uptight person at the front desk who treats your child like an alien creature, worried that Junior is going to be doing Cirque du Soleil moves from the chandelier. You cringe, knowing that you made the wrong hotel choice for your family. Perhaps you have to be subjected to such an awful experience to truly appreciate the joy of walking into Portland's Hotel Monaco.

Immediately upon entrance, the kids are handed small backpacks filled with a deck of cards, a yo-yo, finger puppets and bubbles. The front desk walks the kids over to the large lobby to show them how to play the Nintendo Wii and where the paints are in the corner. They will also tell you about the nightly - and
... more complimentary -- happy hour, where children can opt for the apple cider, soft drinks and the occasional doughnut from Portland's legendary Voodoo Doughnuts, while mom and dad sample the Oregon pinot noir and pinot grigio.

Then your family is escorted to the room, with the option of an additional roommate, if you'd prefer -- a goldfish in a bowl! If you want to bring your own pet from home, no problem. Stuffed animals are waiting on the kids' beds, including one that looks surprisingly like Timmy. Kids' bathrobes can be found in the closet. Hotel Monaco Portland knows how to treat children with respect. It also helps that the location of the property couldn't be better for exploring Portland. Many of the top family-friendly restaurants and stores are within easy walking distance from the hotel's downtown locale. You'll realize this once the concierge hands you four pages of information detailing the top kid-friendly restaurants, shops and sites in the city. It's all part of the Kimpton Kids program and few Kimpton properties do it better than Portland's Hotel Monaco.

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Our Editor Loves
  • Backpacks and robes for kids
  • Family-friendly happy hour
  • Concierge's recommendations of family-friendly sites and restaurants
Family Interests
  • Bicycling
  • Museum/Cultural
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
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We recently traveled to Portland, Oregon, and stayed at the Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton hotel. This was the perfect place for our nearly 2 year old as they are a pet friendly hotel and have a dog in the lobby that she loved as well ...
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We stayed on the 10th floor of the 221-room property, in a Monaco Queen-Queen Suite. In this suite, you'll find a spacious sitting area with a stylish blue couch, desk and two chairs, and the first of two 32-inch flat screen televisions. Across from the entrance is the tiled bathroom with a shower, tub and coffeemaker, featuring Starbucks coffee. Next door is a large closet with a safe, iron, ironing board, and bathrobes. The bedroom is through the sitting area. Two very comfortable queen beds, one topped with stuffed animals, are located next to large floor-to-ceiling windows. A second flat-screen television and iPod docking station are also found in the room. DVD players, cribs and Pack n' Plays are available upon request.

The only other option for families is the Monaco King Suite, ideal for a family of three. The same size as a Monaco Queen Queen at 550 square feet, the sofa in the sitting area is a sleeper. An oversized king bed is found in the bedroom instead of the two queen beds. Everything else is the same.

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