Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle Near Pike Place Market

If you are visiting the Emerald City on holiday, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle, near Pike Place Market, has an excellent location. The boutique hotel, located in downtown Seattle, is within walking distance of many well known attractions. 

Kimpton Hotel Monaco king bed with bold abstract painting behind cream colored headboard

Hotel Monaco Seattle is part of the Kimpton Hotel brand. As such, you can expect a laid-back vibe, bold and playful design and helpful customer service.

After a morning of freeway driving, it was a pleasure to pull up to valet parking, receive a friendly greeting and be ushered into the stunning lobby. The Kimpton Hotel Monaco is no cookie-cutter hotel. This was evident at check-in when we noticed the doggie guests on property with their names hand-written on a welcome chalkboard. Of course people receive the VIP treatment, too. 

Hotel guests were relaxing by the fireplace in the grand lobby. Elegant crystal chandeliers hung from the high ceiling, but not in a pretentious way. There’s nothing over-the-top about Hotel Monaco Seattle – and that’s a compliment. I appreciate that dogs are not charged a pet fee and that coffee, water and tea are available in the lobby. 

Kimpton Hotel Monaco lobby with fireplace and chandeliers

Dining and Drinking at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle

The Outlier restaurant is attached to the boutique hotel and is open for evening service Wednesday through Saturday. The property is currently not open for breakfast but there are plenty of dining opportunities nearby. 

Local red and white wine are served nightly during the 5 p.m. social hour at Hotel Monaco.

Each evening there is a social hour available to hotel guests, offering local craft beer and wine. Live music is available on Friday evenings. If you are interested in craft cocktails, local spirits, fresh-pressed juices, and housemade tinctures, you’ll like this bar. Try the Moscow Mule. 

Outlier bar with wooden bar stools, suspended lighting and bottles of alcohol lighted for display.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle Rooms and Suites

The 11-story hotel offers 189 rooms, including 35 suites. We booked a king premium Seattle view room but were upgraded because we are IHG Hotel members. Sometimes being reward members of a particular hotel brand comes with benefits. Even if you don’t belong to a frequent traveler program, I always recommend looking on the website for special offers. We selected the “Staycation Package” which included a bottle of wine, chocolate-covered nuts, and complimentary valet parking. 

Housemade chocolate chip cookies on the hotel bed

All rooms and suites feature vibrant colors of red, white, and gray with Frette sheets and colorful accent pillows. There was a workstation and refrigerator in-room. The mini-fridge actually had room to hold our own food and drink! Premier hotel rooms include Keurig single-serving coffee makers and are located on the top three floors of the boutique hotel. 

Atelier Bloem bath amenities were featured in the shower/bathtub. Cotton white robes were in the closet for use during our stay. 

There is no swimming pool at Hotel Monaco, but there is a fitness center on property and complimentary access to Riot Athletics Gym and their fitness classes. Personally, I prefer walking the hills of Seattle for my daily workout. 

Entrance to Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle near Pike Place Market

Exploring Downtown Seattle

As mentioned above, Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle is near Pike Place Market. The hotel is within walking distance of Pioneer Square, the Paramount Theatre, shopping, and dining. I often hesitate to include local restaurant recommendations in my hotel reviews, but I think Wild Ginger on Third Avenue will be around for a while. The Thai restaurant is a three-minute walk from the Gum Wall, located on Post Alley, near Pike Place Market if quirky landmarks are your thing. 

Rates at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Seattle start at $200, increasing in season. They do charge a nightly amenities fee, but it includes things like bottled water at check-in, a credit toward parking, the snack area, or Outlier restaurant. It also includes complimentary postcards with stamps, printing access if needed, and access to the digital PressReader (for magazines and newspapers.) Book direct at the hotel website, or check rates online at Expedia or your favorite hotel booking site. 

Review and photos by hotel reviewer Nancy D. Brown, who was hosted at this Kimpton in Seattle for two nights. As always, all opinions are her own. 



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