The Hotel Monaco is my favorite close-to-home escape in Salt Lake City. My husband and I frequently stay there when we want to enjoy downtown dining and bar hopping. The decor at the Monaco is both elegant and quirky. The lobby features lovely large sofas and chairs with big cushions perfect for snuggling up and enjoying the complimentary wine reception held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. nightly. Overall, the staff at the Monaco is friendly. I have to admit I have experienced some ""attitude"" in the past, but on my more recent visits, that seems to have been resolved. The rooms at the hotel and absolutely lovely. The average king rooms are far from average, featuring all sorts of comforting details and amenities. The bathrooms are all large, beautiful, and best of all, stocked with Aveda products. The beds are so comfortable that I never want to leave them, and always end up sleeping late. The mid-sized suites are lovely, featuring a spacious sitting room. The largest suites in the hotel are nothing short of incredible. They are corner rooms on the upper floors and therefore, feature amazing views of downtown. The suites include a large sitting area, a full ""guest"" bath, a full dining area, and a huge ""master"" bath with a fabulously deep jetted tub. When I stay in one of these suites, I never want to go home. The room service I have had at Hotel Monaco has been consistently average, but the restaurant, Bambara, is wonderful. I recommend the Hotel Monaco to anyone visiting Salt Lake City, and to any locals looking to escape the world for a while.
Pros: Romantic. Aveda bath products. Wine social nightly.
Cons: Occassional snob encountered.