I recently stayed at Hotel Monaco (Kimpton Hotels) in the Chicago Loop for the weekend. There are many hotels in Chicago to choose from but this weekend stay was filled with many many surprises. Of course the location is wonderful and that goes without saying.
However, there were many unique surprises that were in store for the weekend. As we registered with the front desk, I requested a room with a view. All of the rooms facing toward the street have window box views of the water and the loop. We were informed that each night a happy hour with music was offered from 5pm to 7pm. The harpist was wonderful and it was a great backdrop to the two weddings being held that weekend. Our concierge was very informative and suggest we take the River Tour-A Must!.
I notice several newsworthy items in the lobby by the elevators….Running with the Chef on the Lake every Saturday morning at 7am and Bikes for free!. Wow, these two offerings were most unique and were most enjoyable, allowing for a full Chicago Lake experience. The rooms were well decorated with many additional comfort accessories and the the work out room was small but extremely well-equipped with towels and refrigerated water. The restaurant offered many healthy choices….vegetarian, vegan and low fat entrees. Since the hotel is in walking distance to the Sears Tower, Michigan Avenue, John Hancock Building and many other sites of interest, is was an experience with many levels of value. Would promote this experience and hotel without hesitation!