Small & Chic in Old Town Alexandria

We took a mini vacation this weekend to see a concert up at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. We decided to tack on a night at one of our favorite new hotels, the Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town Alexandria. I found the Lorien a few months ago, when I was in northern Virginia for work. It's run by Kimpton Hotels, a small, boutique chain I love due to their dog friendliness.

When we arrived, we found out that we had been upgraded to a suite and it wasn't ready yet. We decided to take Baxter for a walk down to the waterfront, but stepped into another Kimpton Hotel in Old Town, the Hotel Monaco, along the way to take a break from the heat.

All of the Kimptons are beautiful, but in very different ways. This is pretty apparent when comparing two on the very same street. I snapped some pictures with my iPhone. They aren't fantastic, but I think they provide some fun eye candy.

I'm not affiliated with Kimpton...I'm just a big fan.


  1. Hi, Jeannine, nice to meet you! I've just gone back & looked at your bathroom remodel...gorgeous!! Love all your choices & what a pretty blog you have. Thanks for adding me to your blogroll & I will have to come back & visit you again too. I've got almost 200 on my Google Reader now & can't keep up with those either. So much to look at, so little time!

    Oh, and I have tried a fabric shower curtain liner before, but water went right through it, so maybe they have improved them since I tried it.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Jeannine - Hi. Re: your post on the faucet, yours does look better. In your other post on your bathroom you mentioned a Canadian tile vendor you were happy with. Would you be willing to email me their name? I realize there's no guarantee but I'd like to check them out. Thanks. Michele mynottinghill (at)

  3. Thanks for your recent stay and Blog post, Jeannine! We hope to see you again soon!
    Lorien Hotel & Spa


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