We’re having a Northwest love affair with Kimpton Hotels right now. I had a terrific experience at the RiverPlace Hotel in Portland earlier this year and just added my kid-friendly review to the CB! Hotel Collection.
Meanwhile, Hotel Monaco Seattle has been a staple in our portfolio for years. They have a fabulous updated look — check out our kid-friendly Hotel Monaco Seattle review for a full preview of the rooms and public areas.
Given that it’s been awhile since our review was written, I invited Tara Cannon of Pint Size Pilot to share a bit about her recent stay. The photo of her daughter with the signature Kimpton goldfish says it all. We heart the Kimpton experience!
We’ve stayed at a number of family-friendly hotels in the Seattle area, but the Kimpton Monaco is our favorite for its great style and excellent customer service. As a parent, I enjoy the evening wine tastings and the complimentary morning coffee in the lobby. The child-sized leopard print robes and goldfish for loan are both huge hits with my kids.
The hotel is conveniently located just a few blocks from the Pike Place Market, the Seattle Aquarium, the Great Wheel (large ferris wheel) and the Monorail to Seattle Cente. Also close by are quite a number of kid-friendly restaurants including the hotel’s own Sazerac (although we didn’t eat there, it gets good reviews). I have made some further recommendations on family-friendly dining and activities in this post on Seattle with Kids.
TIP: It’s well worth your while to sign up for the Kimpton Karma Loyalty Program which entitles you to additional online offers, a “raid the minibar” credit, free wifi and more.
NOTE: Like many boutique hotels in the city, the Monaco does not have a pool. If this is critical for you and your family, you may want to look at a larger scale family-friendly hotel such as the Fairmont Olympic.
Tara Cannon is a globetrotting mother of two who has made it her goal to help other parents survive (and even enjoy) travel with babies, toddler and kids of all ages. You can read her travel tips and make use of her many family travel resources (including packing lists and even a baby gear rental directory) on her blog and website Pint Size Pilot.
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