6 Things You’ll Love About Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Portland, Oregon

If you’re looking for quirky boutique hotels in Portland, Oregon, look no further than the Kimpton Hotel Monaco. From the moment you walk through the doors, this place is absolutely overflowing with personality. With unique colors and patterns adorning every surface, eclectic furnishings, commitment to healthy and eco-friendly living, and free (yes, that’s right – free) daily wine hour, its easy to see how this hotel earned its spot as #1 Portland Hotel by TripAdvisor in 2019.

Kimpton Hotel Monaco, Portland Oregon

There’s a whole lot to love about this quirky boutique hotel. But here are the top 6 things I know you’ll adore, that will have you booking your stay at Hotel Monaco faster than you can say “Keep Portland Weird!”:

The decor

Someone once compared the decor of Hotel Monaco to your crazy aunt. Completely eclectic, but somehow, it all works. And even though she’s a little weird, you love her anyway. And, to be honest, they couldn’t be more spot on.

From the patterned carpets to the ornithology-chic wallpaper, the decor in Hotel Monaco seems to clash, yet – somehow – completely work together. In the hotel, you’ll find a mix of vibrant colors, patterned carpets, wallpaper covered in birds, and a splash of animal print. Weird, right? Well I’ll tell you that it might not work for your outfit tomorrow, but it definitely works for the hotel. But don’t take my word for it – check it out for yourself.


The rooms

You’ll find 221 guest rooms in the historic building of Hotel Monaco – decorated in their signature eclectic fashion, of course. But the decor isn’t all that gives this hotel its charm.

In each room you’ll find that quaint and quirky meets Portland luxury with spacious rooms, amazing city views, luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities, complimentary animal print bathrobes, and beds draped in fine Italian linens. Oh, and don’t forget the mini bar, fully stocked with wine, snacks, and kombucha!

The social hour

Perhaps one of my favorite parts of our stay was the daily social hour hosted in the hotel lobby.

Social hour at Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Portland Oregon

You can stop in every evening to enjoy a variety of hors d’ouvers, local brews, and house wine; accompanied by live music from local artists playing everything from piano and guitar to folk rock and swing jazz. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other hotel guests and share travel itineraries.

Tip: Hotel Monaco’s social hour really is the talk of the town, so try to get here early or you’ll be left with standing room only!

Their commitment to healthy living

Hotel Monaco has everything you need to de-stress and live your best (and healthy) life.
From complimentary bicycle rentals to a state of the art fitness center, you can get your endorphins flowing however you like.

You’ll also find a yoga mat (covered in bold prints, of course) in each room if low impact activity is more your style. Personally, having a chance to unwind with my yoga practice in our guestroom was one of the highlights of our stay. And if you’re a new yogi, no worries – just flick on the TV to find a guided yoga practice.

Still stressed? Hotel Monaco also offers in-room massage packages that are well worth checking out!

The food

You’ll find Red Star Tavern tucked inside Hotel Monaco, with its cozy atmosphere and casually-sophisticated dining. Their menu features a variety of dishes crafted from locally sourced PNW ingredients. They’re open for every meal – from breakfast brunch to late night bar munchies.

Most noteably, though, is their happy hour. Red Star Tavern’s happy hour runs every day from 2-6pm and 10pm to close. Stop in for some discounted prices on small plates, microbrews, and creative cocktails.

The location

Its no doubt that Hotel Monaco’s location is something to love. If you’re touring Portland, Hotel Monaco will put you in walking distance to some of the city’s hottest locations such as shopping, breweries, the river, and the best food carts.

You can also explore the city in true Portland style on a complimentary UBLIC bicycle rental at the hotel!


It’s easy to see why Kimpton Hotel Monaco comes so highly rated. There are plenty of reasons to adore this very cool and quirky Portland Hotel, which makes it the perfect home-base during your stay in downtown Portland.

Rooms start at $253 USD per night. Visit Kimpton Hotel Monaco to book your stay!

Quirky and Unique Hotels in Portland Oregon, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco

*This post was created in sponsorship with Kimpton Hotel Monaco. But of course, all opinions are my own and I would never promote anything I don’t absolutely adore.*


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