Hotel Monaco Portland -- a Kimpton Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Downtown Portland, Portland, Oregon

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Pros

  • Historic, 1912 building with great downtown location
  • Large rooms with bright, whimsical style, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players (renovated in 2012)
  • Awesome freebies: an evening cocktail hour, morning coffee and tea, and free bike rentals
  • Showcase of local art
  • Tavern with popular happy hour and solid American fare
  • 24-hour: room service, fitness center, and business center
  • Pet-, kid-, and eco-friendly

Cons

  • Some complained of street noise
  • Fee for Wi-Fi, unless you join Kimpton InTouch program (free)
  • Fee for valet parking (with in-and-out privileges)

Bottom Line

The Hotel Monaco is a top-notch hotel in Downtown Portland. Sure, some will find certain freebies a bit off-beat -- namely, the evening cocktail hour set up with brushes, canvases, and easels for guests to paint with; or the offer of a free companion goldfish for your room -- but this artsy hotel is decidedly upscale. Rooms are large, with bright, whimsical decor; local art is showcased on each floor; and Red Star Tavern hosts a popular happy hour.

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 Location

Located in Downtown Portland

The hotel is less than a five-minute walk from Pioneer Square's businesses and shops, and is only a three-minute walk to O'Bryant Square, a large green area. It is also within walking distance of numerous Portland attractions.

Downtown Portland is the heart of the city, and is centered around the lively Pioneer Square. It’s also home to multiple museums, urban parks, and residential condominiums. Portland State University borders Downtown to the south.

  • 17-minute drive to Portland International Airport
  • 3-minute walk to O'Bryant Square
  • 4-minute walk to the Oregon Symphony
  • 4-minute walk to Pioneer Square
  • 7-minute walk to Governor Tom McCall Waterfront Park
  • 9-minute walk to the Portland Art Museum
  • 11-minute walk to the Pearl District's shops and art galleries
  • 4-minute drive to the Oregon Convention Center, or 12 minutes via public transportation
  • 7-minute drive to the Museum of Science and Industry, or 12 minutes via public transportation
  • 10-minute drive to Washington Park's zoo and beautiful gardens, like the Japanese Garden and Rose Garden, or 25 minutes via public transportation

 Bottom Line

The Hotel Monaco is a top-notch hotel in Downtown Portland. Sure, some will find certain freebies a bit off-beat -- namely, the evening cocktail hour set up with brushes, canvases, and easels for guests to paint with; or the offer of a free companion goldfish for your room -- but this artsy hotel is decidedly upscale. Rooms are large, with bright, whimsical decor; local art is showcased on each floor; and Red Star Tavern hosts a popular happy hour.

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Address

  • 506 S.W. Washington Street, Portland, OR 97204

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Grand Suite
  • King Corner Guestroom
  • Monaco Double/Double Suite
  • Monaco King Premier Suite
  • Monaco King Suite
  • Monaco Queen Queen Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 221
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Downtown Portland, Portland
Address: 506 S.W. Washington Street, Portland, OR 97204
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