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24 Hours In Baltimore With Kids Featuring Hotel Monaco

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I got one of my crazy ideas towards the end of our trip to Lancaster and Williamsburg, “why not add in a day in Baltimore too”? I thought in my head, or at least I thought it was in my head. Turns out I said it out loud, and Pete heard me. He thought it was a great idea since he has so many great memories of visiting as a child. 

I knew we had about 24 hours that we could do it in, right before we flew out of BWI, so I got planning. I remembered that there was a beautiful Kimpton, Hotel Monaco by the inner harbor and I remembered that they had family suites.  So, we partnered with them for the stay, which worked out perfectly!

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The drive in from Williamsburg was beautiful. The scenery was great, and we even had the chance to stop at my aunt and uncles' house for a super quick visit!

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Once you are inside the hotel the elegance of it really shines through. The vaulted ceilings and dramatic artwork make this a stay you won't forget. 

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Our suite had two queen beds, a huge bathroom, and then a separate kids room. 

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The bathroom was over sized, especially considering that we were in a city with a premium for space.

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I love how Kimpton thinks of everything, even if you don't! Surprisingly, I didn't forget anything on this trip, but I often forget basics for myself. Never for the kids… which is a total mom thing right?

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The girls were so happy to see some surprise snacks in our room. We practically live in hotels and it is always fun to see the local flair come through with the food they serve… this was such a treat!

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This robe! I love that Kipton provides such a fun robe…. and a yoga mat to use too if you like! There are yoga classes on the TV around the clock too!20160425_153735

How awesome is this kids room with bunk beds?!
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After were were all settled in, we headed to the harbor. It was a short 5 minute walk.
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The area has changed a lot since Pete visited each summer growing up. It is going through a revitalization and we can see that people are really working hard to bring it back to it's glory days. There is a lot of hope and resilience happening here. And a lot of very friendly people very happy to see tourists! 20160425_170211

There are tons of little shops all throughout the harbor. Emmy was dreaming of buying all the candy!
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Multiple dining choices too….from American cuisine to Thai and everything in between!

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Water taxis to take to the other side and ships to explore too!

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Tons of ducks and paddle boats shaped like sea creatures too!

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The Fudgery was one of Pete' favorite memories from childhood visits, and he was thrilled that it is still here. They just moved locations and the manager that was working has such a big heart and is putting everything into keeping this place going! They do live cooking demos of their fudge and other treats… and they sing cute songs while they are doing it! So much fun!

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There is also a shaved ice stand… which I am sure is uber popular during the summer!

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Here is our video of the day and of Hotel Monaco Baltimore:

We had such a good 24 hours in Baltimore!

Have you been to Baltimore?

Heather
Heather Delaney Reese is a Lifestyle and Family Travel Writer currently on the road with her family 150 days a year sharing exceptional family memory making moments and life's everyday fun times. She is a big proponent of encouraging others to join her journey and become a professional blogger to make money at home so that they too can spend more time with their families.

28 Comments

  1. I’ve never been to Baltimore but it looks like a great place to explore. I’d for sure be hitting up that fudgery!

  2. Looks like you found a perfect family getaway gem in Baltimore I would love to be able to afford to take a family vacation and take the kids some place if I ever get to this wonderful charming hotel has made it to one of the top of my things I want to do on my bucket list.

  3. Oh my gosh is that a beautiful place to stay! Haven’t been to Baltimore in years but this is an incentive to make me want to visit and stay in Hotel Monaco. I love all the special touches.

  4. That is an amazing staircase! This would be a fantastic place to stay. I have always wanted to explore Baltimore.

  5. Baltimore is a nice area to visit. I love that you took at rip w/just 24 hours to do it. I would do something like that too. Noting the hotel for the next time we’re in the area.

  6. I have never been to Baltimore before. Hotel Monaco looks like a wonderful place to stay & the artwork looks amazing too. The bedrooms & that big bathroom are quiet good enough when you have kids around. It is great that we have some wonderful dining choices as well.

  7. I have only done day trips to Baltimore from when I have stayed in DC. I loved the Inner Harbor there.

  8. Am I the only one who likes to raid the hotel provided skin and bath care items, especially when they chose great brands. I love the bunk beds and the giant dog wall. So fun and cute.

  9. Baltimore is such a nice place! They have a rich history and a lot to offer too. The hotel you stayed in is awesome, I love that they have family suites, that’s really great. The rooms are very lovely and the kids’ room are definitely something that kids will love. It’s such a nice escape.

  10. The hotel looks nice, I want to take my son to places like this. I think it is really awesome to find kid-friendly hotel

  11. I like that dog wall poster, I am sure to visit this lovely hotel. Sounds like an amazing place to stay.

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