The historical building that houses the Hotel Monaco was built in 1912. However, the inside of the building will not remind anyone of the early twentieth century. It has been redecorated in an Anglo- Chinois style. The hotel has become a colorful masterpiece. The location of the Hotel Monaco in downtown Portland offers the opportunity to visit many of the cities varied attractions.
The hotel exhibits many of the local artists' works throughout the hotel. Guests staying at the Hotel Monaco can even request a private tour of the Portland Art Museum or other art galleries through the services of the hotel's Curator on Call.
This four star hotel has two hundred and twenty one rooms for their guests comfort. There are deluxe bedrooms, one bedroom suites and four grand suites to choose from. Each spacious room includes luxurious beds, evening turn down service, thirty two inch plasma flat screen TV, dining or writing tables in all rooms or suites and a fully stocked honor bar.
Guests who are combining business with leisure will enjoy the use of the high speed internet access, two line speaker phones with voicemail, computer and data ports. Other luxuries are fancy animal print robes, lighted make up mirror, in room safe, DVD player, and a coffeemaker with Starbucks coffee. Check in time is 3:00 pm and check out time is 12:00 pm. Pets are welcome in most of the rooms.
There is a twenty four hour fitness center and an in-room spa program with a twenty four hour yoga channel. Guests wishing for spa treatments are invited to make an appointment at the Aveda Dosha Spa. If a guest needs business center facilities there is the twenty four Business Center. An evening wine reception is held in the living room of the Hotel Monaco. Besides enjoying the wines of the state guests can create their own paintings with the paint, brushes and canvas that are provided.
Red Star Tavern and Roast House is the name of the restaurant next to the hotel. Guests and local frequent this restaurant that serves many different cuisines. They use smokers, rotisseries and grills to bring the flavor to life in the entrees. The business hours include all three meals.
Breakfast is served from 6:30 am to 10:30 am Monday through Friday, with a weekend Brunch that runs from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch is Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Dinner is daily from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. The tavern menu is available from 2:30 pm to closing every day.
Bikes are available at the hotel for guests wishing to take a tour of the city. For guests wishing to take a guided bike tour they are also available with Pedal Bike Tours. A ten minute walk to enjoy will take you by the Pioneer Courthouse and other historical buildings. Thirty to sixty minute walks would include cultural areas, Portland State University campus, the Willamette River, and Skidmore Fountain. Portland is considered to be very eco-friendly.