August 21, 2017

Camping Out at the Hotel Monaco in Baltimore

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Camping at the Hotel Monaco

It’s been very hot here in Washington, DC, as in 90-plus degrees every day for the last couple of weeks. On Saturday it even hit 100 degrees. Not exactly camping weather, huh? Despite the fact that I’m not exactly an avid camper, I took my girls, Clare and Kate (ages 8 & 7), camping. Yup, I went all by myself too. They even slept in a tent, in sleeping bags, and we ate s’mores. Yum.

Okay, we didn’t actually camp outside and I didn’t pitch the tent myself, but it still counts as camping, right? We had the opportunity to check out a new family hotel package at the Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco in Baltimore called “Camp at Fort Monaco” and it was fabulous. Watch this video to see what the hotel room looked like on the inside.

The Kimpton loves kids, and when we first checked in, both of my girls received a Kimpton Kids welcome bag, which included glow bracelets, necklaces, sunglasses, and some fun toys to keep them entertained. In the hotel room, there was even a listing of fun activities in the area that kids would love, like the Maryland Science Center and Port Discovery.

Kimpton Kids Welcome Bags

When we walked into our hotel room we noticed that a bright red tent was already pitched in a cute alcove with painted trees on the walls. I’m not sure who was more excited by the tent: me or my kids. There were sleeping bags ready for my girls to set up and keepsake canteens and flashlights hanging from the tent for them to take home. Given how hot it was in Baltimore that day the canteens were most welcome.

I loved the special alcove area, which had double doors so the kids could have their privacy if they wanted to play on their own. It made the hotel room seem that much more spacious to have the extra room. There were even lamps shaped like big bugs on the wall, which really added to the whole camping theme.

Time for S'mores!

After the girls showered up, we ate, yes, s’mores, and they were so good. They were pre-made for us and they were perfect. The “Camp at Fort Monaco” package also featured a special room service menu, which included other camping-related treats, like hot dogs, sliders and trail mix. Room rates range from $229-$289 per night, and this family hotel package is available through September 4.

Would we go back? Definitely. The Hotel Monaco is an absolutely beautiful, historic hotel, and it’s very centrally located. It’s less than three blocks from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which is home to so many family-friendly attractions, like the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and Fort McHenry.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary overnight stay at the Hotel Monaco. However, all opinions expressed in this blog post are entirely my own. 

Comments

  1. JuiceBox2Go says:

    Now that is my kind of camping!! Love the video. It looks so fun!

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