Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor is a classic but fun hotel with a soaring lobby entrance just steps to Baltimore’s most popular attractions. Great family suites available with special perks for kids.
The standard rooms are lovely, with a choice of king, double double, or double queen rooms. The best choice for a family is the Pullman Suite, which has a double double main room and a kids’ annex with two bunk beds (and an Xbox). There’s a large flat screen tv in each room.
The sheets and blankets are high quality, with washable comforter covers so that everything is clean for each guest. The minibar has kid-friendly options, but per usual, they are quite expensive. There are plenty of convenience stores nearby to stock up on snacks if needed.
The bathrooms are large and nicely laid out, and offer Atelier Bloem products. Some rooms have deep spa tubs available.
Standard rooms suitable for up to 4; Pullman suite suitable for up to 6.
Wifi – Members of the Kimpton Karma program, which is free, get free wifi access, which is fast and reliable throughout most of the building.
Plugs – iPod charging docks on the nightstands are a little outdated, but there are plenty of plugs and USB charging in convenient spots.
There are so many family-friendly amenities with Kimpton it is hard to know where to start. In the lobby, there are hula hoops available to distract your children as you check in, and staff members who will not only help distract children, but if you are there during the nightly “wine hour” from 5 to 6 pm, they may bring you a glass of wine while you wait. There are bicycles available to borrow to explore the area.
The hotel offers animal-print robes in each room for lounging, and you can request matching kid-sized robes for your littles.
The on-site B & O Brasserie offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, (and room service) with kid-friendly flatbreads and sandwiches availble at lunch and dinner (and reasonable requests for other options accommodated). The hotel is just a block or two from the Inner Harbor with a wide range of restaurants available. A Shake Shack and a Chik-fil-a were favorites of our kids on a recent visit.
Deals and activities nearby
We were there for a concert at the outdoor Pier 6 Pavilion, and added a visit to the National Aquarium the next morning. There are ships and shops to explore in the Inner Harbor. Or take in a baseball game at Camden Yards. Check the Kimpton website for seasonal deals and offers.
On-site valet parking is available for $40 per night, or you can find garages nearby for a little less.
All Over the Map’s opinion
We already love the Kimpton brand, and the Hotel Monaco Baltimore lived up to our high expectations and then some. The great location by the Inner Harbor means you can walk to just about anything you want to see with kids in the city (though you might want to get a cab or a water taxi to our favorite attraction, the American Visionary Art Museum if your kids are younger or are not big on walking).