Classy, fresh fun with a golden-age-of-travel theme.
Guests feel as if they've stepped aboard the Orient Express at this circa-1910 Kimpton hotel. Designer Cheryl Rowley has an audacious way of mixing shades of gold and yellow with vertical stripes and Chinese red to create a rich, warm environment. It's a 21st-century version of 1930s décor, but with high energy and fresh style. The lobby sports lots of marble, fresh-cut flowers, two fireplaces and a reception desk that looks like a giant, leather steamer trunk, complete with brass studs and trim. Upstairs, 201 rooms and suites are bravely decorated with green-and-yellow or charcoal-and-ivory color palettes. In-room amenities include flat screen televisions, L'Occitane bath products and signature Kimpton leopard-print robes. The Monaco is extremely pet-friendly, offering packages that include goodies for your furry loved one. The property offers a handful of modest meeting rooms.