Hotel Monaco- A Kimpton Hotel - San Francisco

501 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102  show map
 4 stars
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Hotel Monaco- A Kimpton Hotel - San Francisco

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Valet parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Editorial review:

The rooms here are comfortable, but small. They have interesting designs, though. The staff is great, and there's character all throughout the hotel. The location in the Theater District is great, the rates are okay, and there's an enjoyable and free wine/cheese hour.

Verified Reviews:

  • Free coffee in the morning - Bathroom was surprisingly large - I will definitely stay at the monaco again
  • In-room coffee maker was nearly impossible to use - Beautiful canopy bed - Wine and cheese evenings were special touches
  • Couple of blocks away from union squre - Non working coffee maker - L'occitane freebies were nice
  • Room included a dvd player, stereo - Staff was incredibly friendly - Bed was absolutely fantastic
  • Rooms were very cute - Staff was great - Everything is within walking distance - Free wifi internet

Overview

The four-star boutique Hotel Monaco is perfectly set in the heart of San Francisco directly on Union Square, close to the famous theater district and shopping area.

The historic property offers old-world glamour and modern luxury in the on-site restaurant, bar, fitness and spa center, meeting rooms and business center.

Each of 201 guest rooms and suites is completed with wireless internet access, iHome stereo system, LCD cable TV, pillow menu, mini-bar, work desk and ergonomic chair.

The hotel has cozy bar and restaurant that serve regional French cuisine and wide selection of cocktails.

Powell Underground Station and Market Street Train Stop is 500m away and San Francisco Caltrain station is 2km away.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, Spanish, Korean, Tagalog / Filipino.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of rooms   201.

Rooms

All spacious rooms are equipped with LCD flat-screen TV, premium on-demand movies and Nintendo, bathroom with bathtub, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, bathrobe and make-up mirror, king or queen size bed.

Luxury suites are fitted with Frette linens, separate living room with queen-size sleeper sofa and large bathroom with six-foot Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

Dining options

The Grand Cafe Brasserie and Bar with art nouveau décor serves exclusive French cuisine with California flavor, as well as casual meals and cocktails.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

All 13 meeting rooms can accommodate up to 550 delegates equipped with modern multi-media and audio-visual equipment, wireless internet access, fax machine, laptops and printer.

Leisure

Wellness and spa center include elegant fitness center, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, private massage and facial rooms, highly skilled estheticians and massage therapists, organic and eco-friendly Kerstin Florian products, luxurious bathrobes, locker room and shower.

Additional features

Hotel features include welcome amenities, Wireless Internet access throughout the venue, complimentary morning coffee service, daily newspaper, 24-hour room service, pet-friendly services and amenities, overnight shoeshine, limousine transportation, valet and laundry services.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Parking on request
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Eco friendly
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 66.12 per day.

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Paid valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

501 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

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City Center
  • San Francisco
    1.5km
Airports
Train Stations
  • F Market Street Car
    1.9km
  • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
    1.9km
Underground stations
  • BART - Powell St. Station
    500 m
  • BART - Civic Center Station
    800 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Grand Cafe (cuisine: French, Contemporary, Café)
    10 m
  • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American, Café)
    120 m
Beaches
  • North Beach
    1.3km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of rooms:
    201

Rooms and availability

All spacious rooms are equipped with LCD flat-screen TV, premium on-demand movies and Nintendo, bathroom with bathtub, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, bathrobe and make-up mirror, king or queen size bed.

Luxury suites are fitted with Frette linens, separate living room with queen-size sleeper sofa and large bathroom with six-foot Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

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Deluxe Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed or Double beds
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  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
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The Deluxe room offers Hotel Monaco style. It features globally inspired décor and all the luxury amenities of our boutique Kimpton Hotel.

Room facilities
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    Canopy Room
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double Bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 20m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Luxuriate in unique Hotel Monaco style when you book an intimate Queen Canopy room. This romantic 200-square-foot guestroom features a four-poster canopy queen-size bed and all the amenities of our boutique Kimpton Hotel.

    Room facilities
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      Mediterranean Suite
      Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
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      This luxurious suite offers 625 square feet of stylish comfort. Separated by a sliding door, the bedroom features a king-size pillow-top bed draped in Frette linens, while custom furnishings and a queen-size sleeper sofa grace the living room. The large bathroom invites indulgence with a 6-foot Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

      Room facilities
        Hotel Monaco- A Kimpton Hotel Monte Carlo Suite
        Monte Carlo Suite
        Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
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        This elegant suite offers 525 square feet of luxurious comfort. Separated by a sliding door, the bedroom features a king-size pillow-top bed draped in Frette linens, while custom furnishings and a queen-size sleeper sofa grace the living room. The bathroom invites you to fully relax with a 5-foot Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

        Room facilities
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          Our Deluxe Suite presents 380 square feet of boutique luxury. It features a bedroom with king-size bed and a queen-size sleeper sofa.

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          Junior Suite
          Bed type: King Size bed
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          The 380-square-foot Junior Suite surrounds you in quintessential Hotel Monaco style. It features a bedroom with king-size bed and a queen-size sleeper sofa. For more space, a Queen Deluxe room can be connected with a Junior Suite.

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            Parlor Suite
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            The Parlor Suite offers 380 square feet of vibrant elegance. It features a king-size bed and queen-size sleeper sofa. A King Deluxe room can also connect to a Parlor Suite for even more spacious luxury.

            How to reach hotel

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            Hotel Address:

            501 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

            Get directions
            City Center
            • San Francisco
              1.5km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • F Market Street Car
              1.9km
            • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
              1.9km
            Underground stations
            • BART - Powell St. Station
              500 m
            • BART - Civic Center Station
              800 m
            • Bus stop
              100 m
            Restaurants
            • Grand Cafe (cuisine: French, Contemporary, Café)
              10 m
            • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American, Café)
              120 m
            Beaches
            • North Beach
              1.3km
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of rooms:
              201

            Hotel Monaco- A Kimpton Hotel Location

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            What's nearby

            What's nearby.

            Curran Theatre and Geary Theatre are only 100m away.

            Renaissance Ballroom, Post Street Pavilion and Career Resources Development are just 200m away.

            Jewish Museum San Francisco, California Poets in the School and Fashion Institute of Design are 400m away.

            Popular areas

            • Nob Hill - 400 m

            Sport related

            Shopping areas

            Amusement

            Museums

            • California Assembly of Local - 200 m
            • San Francisco Performances Inc - 300 m
            • California Poets in the School - 400 m
            • Tenderloin Reflection Ctr - 500 m
            • Jewish Museum San Francisco - 500 m
            • Silent Film Festival - 500 m
            • Luggage Store - 500 m

            Halls

            • Renaissance Ballroom - 200 m
            • Post Street Pavilion - 200 m
            • P S 449 Performance Studios - 300 m
            • Show Folks of America - 400 m

            Universities, Institutes

            • Career Resources Development - 200 m
            • Great Western University - 300 m
            • Jean Shelton Acting School - 300 m
            • Accent Study Abroad - 400 m
            • Fashion Institute of Design - 400 m
            • Brandon College - 400 m
            • Trinity College - 400 m
            • Cal Dream Svc - 500 m

            Theaters

            Underground stations

            Local Attractions

            • Japan Center - 1.5km
              Bordered by Geary Boulevard and Fillmore, San Francisco
            • SS. Peter and Paul Church - 1.6km
              666 Filbert Street, San Francisco
            • Japantown - 1.6km
              Post and Buchanan Streets, San Francisco
            • Washington Square - 1.6km
              Union Street and Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
            • Lafayette Park - 1.6km
              Washington, Sacramento, Gough and Laguna Streets, San Francisco

            Near the hotel

            • Glide Memorial United Methodist Church - 200 m
              330 Ellis Street, San Francisco
            • International Art Museum of America - 570 m
              1025 Market Street, San Francisco
            • Metreon Sony Entertainment Center - 720 m
              101 Fourth Street, San Francisco
            • California Historical Society - 780 m
              678 Mission Street, San Francisco
            • Grace Cathedral - 540 m
              1100 California Street, San Francisco
            • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - 670 m
              51 Yerba Buena Lane, San Francisco
            • Contemporary Jewish Museum - 740 m
              736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets), San Francisco

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Grand Cafe - 10 m

              Address: 501 Geary St
              Phone: (415) 292-0101

              73% likes this, based on 238 reviews
              Cuisine: French, Contemporary, Café, Californian
              Price Range: CAD 54 - CAD 105

            • Fino Bar & Ristorante - 120 m

              Address: 624 Post Street
              Phone: (415) 928-2080

              71% likes this, based on 507 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: CAD 32 - CAD 130

            • La Scene Cafe and Bar - 40 m

              Address: 490 Geary St
              Phone: 415-292-6430

              55% likes this, based on 48 reviews
              Cuisine: Mediterranean, Café, Californian
              Price Range: CAD 3 - CAD 46

            • Dottie's True Blue Cafe - 120 m

              Address: 28 6th Street
              Phone: 4158852767

              71% likes this, based on 688 reviews
              Cuisine: American, Café
              Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 27

            • Colibri Mexican Bistro - 110 m

              Address: 438 Geary St
              Phone: 415-440-2737

              75% likes this, based on 372 reviews
              Cuisine: Mexican, Bistro
              Price Range: CAD 28 - CAD 40

            Getting there.

            San Francisco International Airport is 18km away.

            By car: take Highway 101 North, stay in the Bay Bridge - Interstate 80 lane, take the fourth Street exit, go straight through Bryant Street, turn left on Third Street, cross Market Street and turn left onto Geary Street. The Hotel Monaco is on the corner of Geary and Taylor Streets.

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of rooms:
              201

            Hotel Monaco- A Kimpton Hotel Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Monaco- A Kimpton Hotel

            Average guest rating

            8.0out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 54 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            9.6
            Service
            8.6
            Value
            8.2
            Rooms
            7.3

            Individual guest reviews

            • Couple
              5.4

              Location Decor

              Hotel Monaco has a great location (as many other hotels nearby does), very nice decor, but the total absence of courtesy of the staff, for an expensive hotel, its almost unbelivable. My wife and I stayed at Hotel Monaco as part of our honeymoon, and, not once has the clerks at the front desk have said "good morning", "welcome"' nor "have a nice day"; not even when we checked in. When arrived we had to carry our own bags because no one was there to help us; the same to open the doors while we where handling the bags. Its a $300 per night hotel, with a staff service of a Motel 6 at its best. Avoid this hotel if you value service

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              The location is smack in the Theatre District, close to Union Square, and therefore near shopping and entertainment. The hotel is clean and efficient, although no bargain.

              Our "junior suite" was not really spacious and because the decor for our room was inspired by the Jefferson Airplane/Starship experience, it came across as tawdry. I suppose European travelers might want to wallow in the S.F. psychedelic legend, but I would have preferred a classic, clean suite. The bathroom was average in luxury. $50 to park my car seemed steep.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              Very friendly and helpful staff. We had to bring our car and appreciated the valet service. Beautiful rooms and common spaces. We had room service twice. The meals and service were excellent.

              They weren't clear about the wifi service when we checked in, which could have resulted in us paying and unnecessary fee. Also, I have stayed there before and knew to expect a small room, but this was even smaller than I expected. There was no room for a chair other than the desk chair, so one of us had to sit on the bed when we had room service.

            • Couple
              9.0

              Very funky hotel decor in the rooms. Absolutely charming staff. You can ask for a couple of Goldfish for the room - nice to come home to at the end of the day! Beds are phenomenally comfortable. Very handy for Union Square - 5 min walk. The hotel is attached to the Grand Cafe french restaurant and this has a beautiful dining room too. We stayed in a deluxe suite and this was spacious enough, if not enormous.

              No tea/coffee facilities in the room...how bizarre, but apparently quite American. The restaurant is quite pricey. The street the hotel on feels safe but only a couple of blocks the wrong way and you find yourself in deepest Tenderloin....not the nicest part of town, albeit okish through the day, I wouldn't like to be there at night. It can be easily avoided though.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Location and silence for down town hotel

              Over priced and expensive valet parking (50$/day, really?)

            • Group of friends
              9.2

              Love Hotel Monacco! Perfect downtown sf location and fun place to stay. Decor is festive and staff very friendly and efficient. Have stayed here twice now and hope to again!

              A little pricey for a small room, but decor makes it comfy and nice. Appreciated the 24 hour room service option, but the turkey/club and pizza were not good. However, the fact that food was available late night (2 A.M.) was appreciated!!

            • Group of friends
              9.6

              Friendly, warm hotel. You always feel very welcome and almost as you are at someones home.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              Wine receptions, interesting decor, good facilities and good location for Union Square and moscone conference centre

              Could be improved with brighter lighting in the rooms, also tea/coffee making facilities in the room would be a great plus

            • Older travelers
              10.0

              It's part of the Kimpton Hotel and walking distance to many of the city's attractions.

            • Family with children
              9.6

              Friendly staff; wine hour in living room with masseur and Wii for kids; Goldfish deliverd to room since we came without pets!!! Excellent location 2 blks from union Square adn 1 block to theatres.

            • Group of friends
              8.2

              Location was great, walgreens is right across the street as well. The maids do a pretty darn good job of cleaning your rooms, and they come by daily at around the same time, which is nice. Staff are helpful and polite. Gym is located on the lower level. Although it is very small and basic, there's enough variety; such as treadmills, elipticals, bicycles, jumpropes, one of those huge balls to work out on, a mini trampoline, a bench with a multitude of weights, some mats for pilate/yoga or crunches, and I think I saw one lat machine, but it's got several forms to try from. Ahh, and the cardio machines have mini TVs attached to them! Headphones are provided if sound is desired. Free water is also provided! Gee, I sound very much in love with their gym, don't I? Haha. Oh, and the beds are very comfy with feather pillows and blankets.

              Although location is great, it is too noisy...and we were on the very top floor facing away from the streets! Can only imagine the lower levels! And it is a little closer to Tenderloin than I thought (only 3 blocks away, yikes!) Staff are very polite, like they've been scripted. This may not bother some folks but its a little unnerving to me...then again, perhaps they were expecting to be handsomely tipped, so go figure. Toilets are very weak! We booked 2 rooms and both toilets were weak, so go easy on the toilet paper! We had to call for a service man to unclog one of our toilets. Havent tried their cafe/restaurant, so can't comment on it. And no kitchen, booo. But there is a tiny fridge with expensive goodies to tempt you into spending more money! Decor gave me a headache though...green and yellow stripes? Oh dear... Pricing is a little on the expensive side, considering that you can stay at another nearby 4star hotel that is cheaper, with a kitchen included! But despite all this, I would stay here again (and request the top floor facing away from the streets. Totally lucked out on my first stay here, lol).

            • Group of friends
              8.2

              Location was great, walgreens is right across the street as well. The maids do a pretty darn good job of cleaning your rooms, and they come by daily at around the same time, which is nice. Staff are helpful and polite. Gym is located on the lower level. Although it is very small and basic, there's enough variety; such as treadmills, elipticals, bicycles, jumpropes, one of those huge balls to work out on, a mini trampoline, a bench with a multitude of weights, some mats for pilate/yoga or crunches, and I think I saw one lat machine, but it's got several forms to try from. Ahh, and the cardio machines have mini TVs attached to them! Headphones are provided if sound is desired. Free water is also provided! Gee, I sound very much in love with their gym, don't I? Haha. Oh, and the beds are very comfy with feather pillows and blankets.

              Although location is great, it is too noisy...and we were on the very top floor facing away from the streets! Can only imagine the lower levels! And it is a little closer to Tenderloin than I thought (only 3 blocks away, yikes!) Staff are very polite, like they've been scripted. This may not bother some folks but its a little unnerving to me...then again, perhaps they were expecting to be handsomely tipped, so go figure. Toilets are very weak! We booked 2 rooms and both toilets were weak, so go easy on the toilet paper! We had to call for a service man to unclog one of our toilets. Havent tried their cafe/restaurant, so can't comment on it. And no kitchen, booo. But there is a tiny fridge with expensive goodies to tempt you into spending more money! Decor gave me a headache though...green and yellow stripes? Oh dear... Pricing is a little on the expensive side, considering that you can stay at another nearby 4star hotel that is cheaper, with a kitchen included! But despite all this, I would stay here again (and request the top floor facing away from the streets. Totally lucked out on my first stay here, lol).

            • Single
              6.2

              Location. Rooms were clean.

              Rooms small, older building, odd furnishings, no views. San Francisco has many great hotels but this is not one of them.

            • Older travelers
              9.2

              Friendly staff, comfortable room, good location near shopping and theaters.

            • Couple
              9.2

              Great hotel - feels very luxurious, good staff, and complementary wine hour! Highly recommended. Our second visit and we'll definitely stay there again when in SF.

              Rooms could be larger. Area - although only a couple of blocks from Union Square - gets more edgy late at night, but that's how San Francisco works.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Hotel Monaco- A Kimpton Hotel - San Francisco San Francisco location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            501 Geary Street, San Francisco, United States, 94102

            Get directions
            City Center
            • San Francisco
              1.5km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • F Market Street Car
              1.9km
            • Caltrain - 4th & King Street Station
              1.9km
            Underground stations
            • BART - Powell St. Station
              500 m
            • BART - Civic Center Station
              800 m
            • Bus stop
              100 m
            Restaurants
            • Grand Cafe (cuisine: French, Contemporary, Café)
              10 m
            • Dottie's True Blue Cafe (cuisine: American, Café)
              120 m
            Beaches
            • North Beach
              1.3km
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-Out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2008
            • Number of rooms:
              201
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