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Hotel Monaco Chicago in Chicago
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago

Our Downtown Chicago Destination


Embark on Adventure in Chicago

It’s hard to miss Chicago’s epic skyline when you’re staying at our newly-renovated Kimpton Hotel Monaco. And you certainly don’t have to travel far for the sights, our rooms feature bay windows with stellar views of the Windy City. Outside, we’re mere steps from the Chicago River and its picturesque Riverwalk – an ideal spot for a quiet walk or boat trip. Nearby, Millennium Park is a perfect location for lush greenery alongside art exhibits and seasonal festivals. Explore Chicago’s Children Museum, a hands-on, interactive playground for both kids and adults. Later, make a trip to the iconic John Hancock Building, an architectural feat, where a 360 Chicago observation deck sits perched 94-floors above the famed Magnificent Mile. When you’re back on the ground, stroll Mag Mile’s expanse of upscale boutiques and department stores. Hungry? Don’t miss noshing on a deep dish pizza or head back to our lively hotel bistro for craft beers and hearty comfort fare.

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave,, Chicago, IL

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States

Hancock Observatory

875 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Located on the 94th floor of the historic John Hancock Center in the heart of downtown Chicago, 360 CHICAGO offers breathtaking views of the city and Lake Michigan from over 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile. Enjoy a cocktail or coffee at our brand new cafe and bar while watching the sunset, explore interactive panoramic touchscreens in seven languages, and don't forget to try TILT – an exhilarating one-of-a-kind attraction that literally TILT's visitors to a 30° angle over Michigan Avenue.

House of Blues

329 N Dearborn St,, Chicago, IL

Rock- & blues-themed chain with Southern dishes such as po' boys & jambalaya, plus live music.

Michigan Avenue

Michigan Avenue is a major north-south street in Chicago which runs at 100 east on the Chicago grid. The northern end of the street is at Lake Shore Drive on the shore of Lake Michigan in the Gold Coast Historic District.

Navy Pier

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL

Navy Pier is a favorite destination for Chicago residents and visitors alike. Located on Lake Michigan just about a mile from Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, Navy Pier is a nice walk or an easy 10-minute bus ride away from our Loop hotel. Outdoor performances, shops, restaurants, fireworks, a spectacular interactive fountain, and more await you at Navy Pier. Stroll the pedestrian promenades, enjoy an impromptu picnic, or board a boat and cruise the lake.

Chicago Riverwalk

1200 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607

The Chicago Riverwalk is a waterfront corridor in the heart of downtown, yours to explore just outside our front door. The 1.5-mile path from Lake Michigan to Lake Street emerged from an ambitious, years-long project by the city to transform the Chicago River’s north branch into a magnetic outdoor destination. Today, the Riverwalk bustles from end to end, even in winter. It’s the best excuse for taking a long lunch. Here’s some of what you’ll find along and around Chicago’s most scenic route.

Willis Tower

233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

Willis Tower captures the vibrancy of the city under one roof. From street to sky, it provides inviting hospitality and memorable experiences. It is an urban destination in the heart of downtown, delivering the best experiences of life and work to residents and visitors of Chicago.

Millennium Park

Huge park with endless activities. Playgrounds in the Summer, and ice skating in the winter.

Grant Park

337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

In Grant Park, which has been around since the city’s inception, you’ll find some of Chicago’s most iconic landmarks, including the Buckingham Fountain and the Art Institute of Chicago. This is also the place to be for amazing shots of the skyline in all its splendor.