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Hotel Monaco, San Francisco

  • 501 Geary St. Map It
  • Union Sq.
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  • Amazing service
  • Stylish
  • Full of character
  • Near theater district


  • Close to the Tenderloin
  • Some discount-rate rooms are small

Updated 02/02/2015

Fodor's Review

Behind a cheery 1910 Beaux-Arts facade and snappily dressed doormen, a major renovation has raised the Monaco's notable style a notch, and individually cut, multicolored, striped wallpaper on bedroom walls accent bold pillows and furnishings straight out of a globetrekker's collection. Outer rooms feature bay-window seats overlooking the bustling theater district, and the lobby is dominated by a French inglenook fireplace, vaulted ceilings painted with whimsical murals

of hot-air balloons, a marble staircase, and a large metal baobab tree dedicated to hotelier Bill Kimpton. If you didn't bring a pet, request a "companion goldfish." Guests have cheered the hotel's staff for its "amazing service" and "attention to detail" and praised the Grand Café and Bar, which serves French/Californian cuisine. Take advantage of complimentary access to the recently redone Spa, where you can soak, steam, or bake to your heart's content from 6 am to 10 pm. The hotel offers free coffee, tea, and wine at various times throughout the day.

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501 Geary St., San Francisco, California, 94102, United States

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415-292–0100; 866-622–5284

Hotel Details:

  • 181 rooms, 20 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 02/02/2015

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Sep 24, 2012

Hotel Monaco

Superb staff. Rooms and public areas were nicely decorated. Wine reception was lacking as far as hors d'oeuvres are concerned(pretzels, REALLY?) Parking more expensive than New York. Old TVs. No bedding choice other than duvees which I hate. You will freeze or burn up - no other option.

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